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Casting bits: Jennifer Hudson, Marilyn Manson, and Patrick Wilson join fall TV shows

Three bits of interesting fall TV casting surfaced today, which should earn the established shows a few viewers who don’t normally watch… Jennifer Hudston will get a multi-episode arc on NBC’s musical “Smash,” which stars Katherine McPhee as a young woman working hard to make it on Broadway. Hudson will play a Tony-winner “who reached [her] Broadway dream but …

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HBO renews Girls and Veep for second seasons

After receiving stellar reviews and solid ratings (by premium cable standards), the freshman HBO comedies Girls and Veep have been renewed for 10-episode sophomore seasons, reports TV|Line. In their third and second weeks on the air, respectively, both shows are hovering at just under 4 million total weekly viewers (that is, after repeat airs and DVR viewings …

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