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TGL Round-Up: Ryan Seacrest Returns to American Idol, Lena Dunham Joins American Horror Story, New Julia Roberts TV Show


Ryan Seacrest is joining Katy Perry on the ABC reboot of American Idol.

On Live! With Kelly & Ryan, the Rockin’ Eve host, 42, initially announced the news before releasing a press statement after the show aired, saying:

“To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal. I believe ABC is the perfect home for Idol,” Seacrest said via the press release.

Seacrest hosted the original incarnation of American Idol since its inception in 2002.

Lena Dunham has signed up for series 7 of American Horror Story.

Creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted out the news the Girls star would be joining the FX anthology series: “Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r!”

During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen in February, Ryan said the new season would take on the last presidential election.


Amazon has nabbed the rights to Homecoming, a drama featuring Julia Roberts.

Deadline reports the half-hour drama from Universal Cable Productions and Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, who is directing and executive producing, has received a two-season straight-to-series order.



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