Marilyn Manson is visiting “Salem” for a gory guest role, “Homeland’s” executive producer is tackling SEAL Team Six for History, and Kevin Hart’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood” has been renewed by BET in today’s TV news roundup…
Marilyn Manson will visit WGN America’s “Salem” for a special guest star role in Season 3. Manson will play Thomas Dinley, a barber and surgeon who is the go-to man in Salem, from a shave and a haircut to being leeched, bled, sliced open or sewn up. The musician previously collaborated with “Salem’s” composer Tyler Bates on the show’s opening title sequence.
Toronto Blue Jays player Josh Donaldson has been cast in a guest star role on History Channel’s “Vikings.” The baseball star will play Hoskuld, a Viking warrior of great skill, in an episode that will air later this year as part of Season 4, which premieres Thursday, February 18 at 10 p.m.
AT&T/DirecTV’s Audience Network has announced the cast for Season 3 of its anthology drama series “Full Circle.” Dougray Scott, Kim Raver, Mariana Klaveno, Harold Perrineau, Christopher Gorham, Max Arciniega, Bob Stephenson, Raymond Cruz, Laura San Giacomo and Graham Beckel will star in the new season, with the 10 half-hour episodes set to air in 2016. “Full Circle: Miami,” revolves around a dramatic political conspiracy that unfolds inside a posh Miami hotel, where a charismatic Senator Davis Faulkner (Scott) who is also the front-runner to become the next President of the United States, finds himself entangled in a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and destroy his life.
Hart is signed on to return for the scripted comedy, which he created with Chris Spencer and executive produces through his HartBeat Productions shingle, along with JSR Productions for BET Networks. Season 4 is currently airing Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on BET. Hart recently won a People’s Choice Award for his work on the show in the Favorite Cable TV Actor category. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the news.
“Jersey Shore” alum Snooki is returning to TV with a house-flipping series on FYI, which premieres Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. “Nicole & Jionni’s Shore Flip,” which hails from eOne, follows the reality star and her husband as they take the house-flipping biz along the Jersey Shore. Click here for a first look.
The new season of BBC America’s late night talk show “The Graham Norton Show” will air Mondays at 10 p.m. beginning January 25. The first guests for the new season include “Ride Along 2” stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, “The Night Manager’s” Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman, naturalist Sir David Attenborough and musical guest Elle King.
Nickelodeon will premiere new competition series “Paradise Run” beginning Monday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. The 20-episode series, hosted by Daniella Monet, features three teams of kids racing across the grounds of an exotic resort, competing against one another in a series of heart-pounding challenges. The first team to cross the finish line wins the grand prize.
The five co-hosts of syndicated talkshow “The Real” — Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley — recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to interview First Lady Michelle Obama about her “Better Make Room” campaign, designed to celebrate education and inspire students to “make room” for college or other post-high school educational and training programs. The interview will air Tuesday, Jan. 26.
Behind the Scenes
“Homeland” director and executive producer Lesli Linka Glatter has signed on to direct the premiere and second episode episode of History’s new military action drama “Six.” She’ll also serve as an executive producer on the series alongside writer-creators William Broyles and David Broyles, and Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Alfredo Barrios, Jr. and George W. Perkins. Inspired by real missions from the last 15 years, the drama follows Navy SEAL Team Six, whose 2014 mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists.