TV News: Top of the Lake, Mad Men, Glee

By Garth Franklin Wednesday March 28th 2012 07:36PM

Top of the Lake
Lucy Lawless ("Spartacus," "Xena"), Robyn Malcolm ("Rake," "Outrageous Fortune") and Jay Ryan ("Sea Patrol," "Neighbours") have all joined the cast of Jane Campion's six-part mini-series "Top Of The Lake".

Elisabeth Moss plays a detective who loses herself investigating the disappearance of the 12-year-old pregnant daughter of a local drug lord in remote, mountainous New Zealand. David Wenham, Peter Mullan and Holly Hunter also star. [Source: The Playlist]

Mad Men
The fifth season premiere of AMC period drama "Mad Men" averaged 3.5 million viewers (1.6 million adults 18-49), up 21% from Season 4′s debut and the series' largest audience ever. An additional 900,000 watched the 11 PM encore.

That number however is a far cry from the record-breaking season finale of "The Walking Dead" the other week which pulled in 9 million viewers. [Source: Deadline]

Both Whoopi Goldberg and Lindsay Lohan are set to guest star on "Glee" later this season. Lohan will play herself as a celebrity judge at Nationals, following on from the likes of Josh Groban and Olivia Newton-John in previous seasons.

Goldberg appears in multiple episodes as a theatrical grande dame and professor at New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts who travels to Ohio to preside over Kurt and Rachel's auditions. [Source: AV Club]