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Morning Links: 2/27/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Who doesn’t want some links on a Monday morning?

*New Game Of Thrones season two trailer. I really don’t need to say any more than that, do I? (Via EW)

*Late Night With Jimmy Fallon will be doing a weeklong tribute to Bruce Springsteen starting tonight with two performances by The Boss himself a week ahead of the release of Springsteen’s new record, Wrecking Ball. Thursday night will see Elvis Costello playing “Beautiful Disguise” while backed by The Roots and you can be sure my DVR will be set for that one. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Hitfix’s Alan Sepinwall has an interview with the co-creators (Kyle Killen and Howard Gordon) of NBC’s ambitious new drama Awake, debuting this Thursday night. Awake’s been called the best network pilot of the 2011 fall season which is clearly why it’s debuting in MARCH. Jesus, NBC. Regardless, the pilot has been available via various platforms for the past week so I’m hoping to check it out within the next few days so that I can have something posted by its debut on Thursday night. Keep your eyes peeled.

*The UK’s David Morrissey has been cast in the pivotal role of The Governor in the third season of The Walking Dead. Seeing as I’ve never read the comic series that the show was based on and I’m pretty spoiler-averse, I have no idea who The Governor is but people seem excited about his upcoming appearance. So… there’s that. (Via TVLine)

*Martin Lawrence has booked a role in a sitcom about a fortysomething man who decides to go to the police academy on a whim. That this stars Lawrence and comes from two men with heavy involvement in Shit My Dad Says and Just Shoot Me means that I’ll avoid this like an STD. (Via EW)

*Gregory Peck’s grandson Ethan Peck, best known for his role in the ABC Family adaptation of 10 Things I Hate About You, has been cast as the male lead opposite Friday Night Lights’ Aimee Teegarden in The CW’s Hunger Games-ish pilot The Selection. Wasn’t impressed by Peck in 10 Things for the most part but I do like me some Julie Taylor. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Someone’s got their panties in a bunch. (Via TVLine)

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Morning Links: 2/24/12

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Welcome to the Morning Links. Each weekday, I’ll provide you with some interesting television-related news items culled from the various TV websites I frequent on a regular basis with a slight bit of commentary attached. Pretty straightforward – no fuss, no muss. Let’s move forward towards the weekend the right way:

*FX intelligently renewed its genius animated comedy Archer for a 13-episode fourth season which really wasn’t a surprise when you consider that: A. It’s the best thing on television right now; and B. That it’s a solid performer for the network. Coupled with the news that the network has also signed a deal with Archer creator Adam Reed’s production company, The AV Club speculates that this means that the show will ultimately run at least through a seventh or eighth season so that the show can be sold into syndication, which is extra great news. EW also has the first look at the character Bryan Cranston will be voicing in the show’s upcoming two-part season finale (I has a sad since that’s less than a month away).

*Friday Night Lights-related news? You’re damn right I’m linking it. Julie Taylor herself, Aimee Teegarden, has been cast as the lead in The CW’s Hunger Games­­-recalling pilot The Selection. You have just sealed my participation in this show, CW. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Remember that cult drama for NBC that I pooped all over the other day? Yeah… might be changing my tune now that Terriers’ Michael Raymond-James has been added to the cast. Just like Friday Night Lights, I will follow a Terriers cast member almost anywhere. (Via TVLine)

*People apparently can’t get enough of a British soap. The second-season finale of PBS’s Downton Abbey notched 5.4 million viewers, becoming the highest-rated show on PBS since 2009. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Stevie Nicks… Up All Night<tries not to hyperventilate> (Via EW)

*Ben got a show so OF COURSE Noel got one too. Decide already, universe! #Felicityjokes (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in a 1960s set Western for CBS? Color me intrigued. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)

*Sweet Jerry from Parks And Recreation mash-up, NBC.com. The guy might currently hold the position as TV’s best punching bag. (Via Hitfix)