TV News — Friday, 3rd June, 2011

  • It wouldn’t be television news without Doctor Who, especially since the series mid-season finale will be airing tomorrow in the UK (BBC America has pushed its schedule back a week since Memorial Day in the US).  Digital Spy has a look into Alex Kingston’s take on her character River Song’s reception.
  • James Arness, famous for starring in over twenty seasons of Gunsmoke, has passed away at 88.  From The Hollywood Reporter.
  • The Los Angeles Times reports that HBO has greenlit a five-part miniseries called Parade’s End, set during World War I and based upon a series of novels by Ford Madox Ford.  It will feature Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock).
  • If you’ve seen the season finale of House, you know what an explosive and troubling ending the season had. EW has a look at David Shore’s take on things; most notably the fact that the finale was written without the knowledge that Lisa Edelstein would not be returning to her role come Fall.
  • Also from EW, a look at the newest trailer for True Blood‘s upcoming fourth season.
  • In Glee news, apparently the show will be adding two more female recurring characters next season, on top of whomever wins The Glee Project. From Digital Spy.