TV Tidbits: Seth MacFarlane’s New Series; ‘Arrow’ Nabs Another ‘Doctor Who’ Alum

Bored to DeathGet Ready to Be Bored (Again): It’s a miracle! After HBO put the kibosh on the Jason Schwartzman comedy Bored to Death in 2011, HBO Films has resurrected it in a new body: they’ve put in development a Bored To Death movie, written by the series creator/executive producer/author Jonathan Ames. If successful, BtD would join Sex and the City and Entourage as the third HBO series to get a big-screen feature. [Deadline]

Spoilers, Sweetie — Doctor Who Actress Joins Arrow: Now this is a song we’d like to sing. Alex Kingston, who plays River Song on Doctor Who, will recur on The CW’s breakout hit Arrow as Laurel Lance’s (Katie Cassidy) mother. Her character, Dinah, will return to Starling City to make amends with her family, after abandoning them years ago when she lost her daughter in the show’s infamous yachting accident. [EW]

Breaking News From The Newsroom: Atlantis Cable News, meet your new litigator: Marcia Gay Harden will officially replace Rosemarie DeWitt in a recurring role on the HBO series, after DeWitt excited the show due to scheduling issues after filming a couple of episodes. Her character, Rebecca Halliday, will defend the show within a show in a wrongful termination suit. [EW]

Sorry, David Silver: Do you want the good news or the bad news first, Brian Austin Green? The bad news, you say? Okay, here goes. Look, we hate to break this to you, but your TBS show Wedding Band got cancelled after just one season. The comedy about — well you know, a wedding band — averaged 850,000 total viewers in the 18-49 demo. Okay, you want the good news now? You’re still married to Megan Fox! Hooray! [Hollywood Reporter]

Seth MacFarlane’s Next Order of Business: MacFarlane and his Ted co-creators (Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild) have gotten a 2013 – 2014 season series order for their multi-camera, live-action comedy. The untitled project is said to be about two successful thirtysomething guys who’s dads move in with them and turn their world upsidedown! Sounds like a real calamity! But will the dads or the sons be the ones making all the non-sequitur jokes? [Deadline]

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