TV News — Thursday, 14th July, 2011

  • Jesse Spencer, HouseJesse Spencer has finally inked a deal for the eighth (and likely final) season of House. From Digital Spy.
  • It’s been confirmed by EW what fans suspected regarding the end of the upcoming third season of Glee: at least three of New Directions biggest stars will be graduating and leaving the show.  Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, and Chris Colfer are all moving on.  Spin-off, anyone?
  • Idris Elba has been nominated for an Emmy for his role on BBC America’s Luther, according to a BBC press release.  If you’re curious who else received Emmy nods, it’d be a great time to check out (and “like”!) our Facebook page, where you can find the scoop!
  • Kal Penn is leaving the White House to join How I Met Your Mother in a major recurring role, reports TV Line.
  • Also from TV Line, fans of LOST will be happy to note that Rebecca Mader — who played Charlotte — will be dipping her toes back into a proper sci-fi show: Alphas, which airs on the SyFy network.
  • Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is insisting that this season will not be the last, even if they’re losing their McDreamy. From Today.
  • Emma Caulfield, who Whedon fans will remember as Anya on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, will be filming next week for TNT’s Leverage, according to Digital Spy.
  • Also from Digital Spy comes the news that Bones‘ seventh season will be shortened. There’s a spoiler cut on this one, folks!