Fargo Director Adam Arkin will also Play a Mob Boss

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Fargo director Adam Arkin will also play a mob boss
Arkin, who’s acted and directed on Justified and Masters of Sex, will also direct and act on the FX series, playing Hamish Broker, a “mid-level manager in the Kansas City crime syndicate.

Why The Americans will never be a hit show: It’s too bleak and brutal
That it’s so cold is also part of the beauty of the FX series, says Sonia Saraiya, adding: “It’s a hard show to love, but in some ways, that’s the point. None of this, the show seems to say, gesturing at the world in 1983, is particularly easy.” PLUS: How writer and playwright Tracey Scott Wilson crafts The Americans‘ complex females, ranking Season 3’s horror stories, and Holly Taylor reacts to watching her “mom” on Felicity.

Derek Hough fell down the stairs, breaking a toe and spraining an ankle
“I’ve never felt more healthy,strong and fit,” the Dancing star wrote on Instagram. “But then a fluke accident happened that involved a light and some stairs. Can’t believe it, wish I had a cooler story to tell.”

Griffin Dunne joins Manhattan
He’ll play a “tenacious and self-destructive newspaper reporter” on Season 2 of the WGN America series.

Gilmore Girls reunion adds Empire co-creator and The Good Wife‘s Matt Czuchry
Empire‘s Danny Strong, who played Yale Daily News editor Doyle McMaster, will also be joined by Jackson Douglas and Todd Lowe at ATX TV Festival’s 15th-anniversary Gilmore Girls reunion in June.

Jodie Sweetin: We’ve been talking about bringing Full House back since 2007 or 2008
Actual negotiations with Netflix began six months ago, says Sweetin, who adds: “Now that it’s actually happening, it’s almost too good to be true.”

Lost‘s Maggie Grace will guest on Masters of Sex
She’ll play a “confident gynecologist” in one episode next season.

Lip Sync Battle renewed for Season 2
The Spike TV hit will return with 20 new episodes in its 2nd season.

Inside Amy Schumer had its lowest-rated season premiere yet
About 1.006 million tuned in last night, compared to 1.33 million for the Season 2 launch and 1.6 million for the Season 1 debut.

Larry Wilmore’s key demo ratings are down 39% from The Colbert Report
In the three months since The Nightly Show launched, Wilmore has averaged 417,000 viewers in the all-important 18-49 demo.

HBO’s Real Sports lets Chris Rock explain why blacks are turned off by baseball
New York Mets fan Rock says that for black people, baseball has become uncool, boring and stuck in the past.

Read a fake oral history of Mad Men
The Onion’s Clickhole tells the story of how an “off-kilter and meandering period drama … changed the landscape of broadcast television forever.”

WGN America’s Underground replaces Devon Gummersall with Marc Blucas
Buffy alum Blucas will play abolitionist John Hawkes in the pre-Civil War Underground Railroad drama, a role that originally went earlier this month to My So-Called Life alum Gummersall.

John Oliver: “Thank f*ck” there weren’t camera phones” when I started in standup
Addressing the Trevor Noah controversy, Oliver recalls he was a “relentless, embarrassing, incompetent failure” during his early years in comedy. “Listen, I’m a standup,” he says. “If you go through the first years of my career, thank f-ck there weren’t camera phones.”

David Spade parodies ESPN reporter Britt McHenry’s towing rant
Watch the video he made for Funny or Die.

Travel Channel orders 7 new shows, including Rev Runs Around The World
Run DMC’s Rev Run will star in one of Travel Channel’s new batch of shows, taking his family on a trip around the world.

Kim Kardashian to produce HLN mental-heath documentary #RedFlag featuring Dr. Drew
#RedFlag will examine the “collision between millennial mental-health challenges and social media.”

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to host Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards
The 2nd-year awards show airs July 16.

Doctor Who teases a new monster
Is it a humanoid or an entirely new alien?