urx unit loader Kirstie Alley considers new sitcom; 'Parks and Recreation' meets Homer Simpson
kirstie alley gi 320 Kirstie Alley considers new sitcom; 'Parks and Recreation' meets Homer SimpsonThe latest helping of TV snacks includes news on “Parks and Recreation,” “Game of Thrones” and ABC’s new drama “Revenge,” among other items. Eat up:

Kirstie Alley may parlay her “Dancing With the Stars” exposure into a new sitcom deal. ABC is reportedly close to ordering a pilot for a show called “The Manzanis.” Alley would play the matriarch of a family that ruffles the feathers of its uptight new neighbors in a “country-club” town. [Deadline]

The voice of Homer Simpson, Dan Castellaneta, will make a live-action appearance on “Parks and Recreation” this season. He’ll play a character described as an “NPR-ish” talk show host — so, pretty much the opposite of Crazy Ira and the Douche. [Vulture]

Two more actors have joined the seemingly ever-expanding “Game of Thrones” cast for Season 2. Gemma Whelan (“The Wolfman”) will play Yara Greyjoy (the character is named Asha in the books), Theon’s (Alfie Allen) warrior sister, and German actor Tom Wlaschiha will play the assassin named Jaqen H’ghar. [EW/Winter Is Coming]

“House” has added another new face to its eighth season. Charlyne Yi (“Knocked Up”) will play a young doctor who joins the Princeton Plainsboro team. It’s her first series-regular role. [EW]

ABC’s new drama “Revenge” has added Robbie Amell (“How I Met Your Mother,” “True Jackson, VP”) in a recurring role. He’ll play the third leg in a love triangle involving the characters played by Connor Paolo and Christa B. Allen. [TVLine]