TV News: Who, Human, Office, Goon, Boss

Doctor Who
With the new season set to launch tomorrow night, news reports are flying thick and fast about the man from Gallifrey. Amongst some of the new stuff gleaned are several new promo photos from the premiere at Geeks of Doom.

The David Tennant-era of the show got quite dark at points with episodes like “Midnight” and “Waters of Mars”, however when Matt Smith came onboard the show lightened up and became more kid-friendly again. This season though, showrunner Steven Moffat says that it’s going darker again and that tone begins right from the premiere rather than later in the season like it has done in recent years.

Alex Kingston says in a TV Squad interview that she doesn’t know a lot about River Song’s future aside from the one concession that she can’t die as we already saw her death in her first appearance.

“Being Human” creator Toby Whithouse talks about the episode he penned this season entitled “The God Complex”. “It ‘s set in a spooky hotel. The rooms are full of people’s nightmares. David Walliams (“Little Britain”) is in it, wearing prosthetics, and playing an alien called Gibbis. There’s lots of running down corridors! It’s hopefully a very creepy episode.” Said episode airs later this year.

“Today” show anchor Meredith Vieira will make a cameo on the show sometime this year. She’s set to film her appearance on May 6th (via UPI).

Being Human
BBC America will co-produce the new fourth season of the original British hit “Being Human” reports The Live Feed.

The Office
Jim Carrey will star in the season finale of “The Office” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Carrey will guest star as someone who interviews for the management post that is being vacated by Michael Scott (Steve Carell) – and seemingly handed over to Deangelo Vickers (Will Ferrell).

Ricky Gervais, Will Arnett, James Spader, Ray Romano, and Catherine Tate also play potential replacements in the hour-long episode which airs May 19th.

A Visit From the Goon Squad
HBO intends to turn Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer-prize winning book “A Visit From the Goon Squad” into a television series says Deadline. As the book is a collection of interlocking short stories, it’s not sure how it will work.

Kelsey Grammer will star and Gus Van Sant will direc the pilot of “Boss”, a new dramatic series from Starz and Lionsgate Television reports USA Today.

The story centers on the “Machiavellian machinations of a fictional Chicago mayor with a dark secret.”

Production of eight episodes kicks off April 27th in Chicago for a debut in October.