TV News: Kind, Torchwood, Guests, Showtime

Christopher and His Kind

The first photos have been released from this BBC2 telemovie adaptation of the acclaimed novel by “A Single Man” author and “Cabaret” creator Christopher Isherwood.

Current “Doctor Who” star Matt Smith stars as the young writer who escapes the repressive English society of the 1930’s and moves to hedonistic cabaret scene of Berlin where he sets out on a process of self-discovery.

Acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot penned the script while Lindsay Duncan, Imogen Poots, Toby Jones and Douglas Booth also star.

Torchwood

AskAusiello has a break down of the three new characters that will join the returning Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) and Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles).

A “wickedly funny CIA agent born to make waves” named Rex Matheson will join as a series regular. A recurring role is Esther Katusi, a CIA grunt in her early 20s forced to find what she’s made of.

The other recurring role though is a surprise – “Oswald Jones, a convicted murderer and pedophile who will be as shocked as anyone to learn how easily infamy and fame can be exchanged for one another.”

Filming is now confirmed to kick off in January with airing to take place around this time next year.

Guest Stars

Dolph Lundgren and Harry Dean Stanton will guest star in the fourth season premiere of NBC’s “Chuck” reports Ausiello Files. Their roles weren’t specified

Meanwhile, Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia”) will guest-star in a multi-episode arc on the upcoming seventh season of Fox’s “House” reports Reuters

Tamblyn will play a highly intelligent medical student who comes aboard Dr. House’s team. However, “she’s not yet certified to practice medicine, and is confronted with the ethically questionable ways that the good doctor operates.”

Showtime

Showtime will premiere the U.S. remake of British black comedy/drama “Shameless” starting Sunday, January 9th at 10pm.

The following night it will premiere the fourth season of “Californication” at 10pm, followed by new series “Episodes” starring Matt LeBlanc at 10:30pm.