Hamm and Giamatti for 30 Rock
Tina Fey has announced that Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and actor Paul Giamatti will make guest appearances on 30 Rock in the upcoming season. Hamm will reprise his role as Drew on the comedy series while Giamatti will play a “grouchy television editor”.
Gervais not heading back to The Office
Ricky Gervais has confirmed that he will definitely not be taking over from Steve Carell in the American remake of The Office. The comedian confirmed at the recent Emmy Awards that he will not take any acting part in the show and would prefer to simply keep his post as producer.
BBC takes legal action against Stig book
The BBC has taken legal action aimed at blocking the publication of an autobiography by HarperCollins which would fully reveal the identity of Top Gear’s The Stig. It is understood the driver is bound by a confidentiality agreement and revealing his identity would spoil the viewers’ enjoyment of the motoring show.
Monk for Brothers & Sisters
Brothers & Sisters has continued casting for its next season by signing Debra Monk for a recurring role. The actress, who will play a character called Alexandra, has appeared on the likes of Grey’s Anatomy in the past.