TV News: Cards, Futurama, Longmire, Looking

House of Cards
While David Fincher remains onboard as executive producer on the second season of Netflix’s “House of Cards,” he will NOT direct any episode of the upcoming season.

However, the show’s two stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are set to direct episodes of their own for the new season. This will mark Wright’s first time ever directing. [Source: Indiewire]

Chris Hardwick will host “Futurama Live,” a pre- and post-show online companion talk show timed to the series finale on Comedy Central on Wednesday September 4th.

Hardwick currently hosts similar programs for AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad”. Here, he will sit down with series creator Matt Groening, EP David X. Cohen and various cast members. [Source: The Live Feed]

A&E has renewed “Longmire” for a third season following a season finale that posted highs.

The series pulls in five million plus weekly fans in live+7 ratings. It is also A&E’s most watched drama. [Source: The Live Feed]

Russell Tovey (“Being Human,” “Doctor Who”) has joined the cast of HBO’s half-hour dramedy about a trio of San Francisco gay men (Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez and Murray Bartlett).

Tovey plays the recurring role of Kevin, an accomplished video game wunderkind. It also marks one of the few gay roles for the openly gay 31-year-old actor. Scott Bakula also stars in the eight episode first season which begins filming soon. [Source: The Live Feed]