TV News — Friday, 8th July, 2011

  • The HourBBC America is kicking off its hour-long Dramaville slot with the series The Hour, starring Dominic West and Romola Garai.  The show is a “spy thriller”, set in the world of television journalism circa 1956. The BBC Worldwide site has the full press release.
  • Hugh Dancy has signed on for the second season of Showtime’s The Big C, which stars Laura Linney as a cancer patient.  Digital Spy has details on his character, if you’re not spoilerphobic!
  • Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights) has been announced as returning to Parenthood‘s third season in his recurring role of Haddie’s older, recovering alcoholic boyfriend Alex.  If you’re not watching Parenthood, you really should be, and Michael is definitely one of the reasons why! From The Hollywood Reporter.
  • Re-boots are the new black, and TNT is jumping on that particular bandwagon, as it has officially greenlit Dallas, Digital Spy reports. Despite the label its been branded with as a reboot, the stars are calling it instead a “continuation” of the series. Po-tay-to, po-tah-to?
  • Gwendoline Christie (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassas) is set to join the cast of Game of Thrones for its second season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  No spoilers here on who she’ll be playing, you can click on through for those!
  • Russell T. Davies, the man behind the scenes of Torchwood: Miracle Day, sits down with the L.A. Times to discuss the show’s upcoming season.