News and notes from all over the TV world:
– The guest-star parade on the final season of “How I Met Your Mother” continues: Ashley Williams will make a final appearance as Ted’s (Josh Radnor) ex Victoria in the season’s 19th episode, which will air in the spring. The nature of her appearance, though, is being kept quiet. [TVLine]
– VH1 has some ah-mah-zing news: It has acquired rerun rights to all three seasons of “Happy Endings.” The cable channel will air a marathon of all 57 episodes of the canceled ABC comedy starting New Year’s Eve; after that, two-hour blocks of episodes will run on Wednesdays starting Jan. 8. [EW]
– “Tosh.0” will be on the air and making fun of your embarrassing web video for years to come. Comedy Central has given Daniel Tosh‘s weekly clip show a three-season renewal that will keep it on the air until 2016.
– After announcing over the summer that a “Rosemary’s Baby” miniseries was in development, NBC has given the formal greenlight to the project. Scott Abbott (“Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”) and James Wong (“The X-Files,” “American Horror Story”) are writing it, and Agnieszka Holland (“Europa Europa,” “The Wire”) will direct.
– “The Tomorrow People” has cast a new villain. James Landry Hebert (“Gangster Squad”) will play a hitman known as The Wraith. This mysterious assassin can both teleport past security and read the minds of his victims — does this mean he’s a Tomorrow Person who can kill or is he an experiment gone wrong? [TV Guide]
– The Divine Miss M and the man who brought you “The Exorcist” are teaming to bring Mae West to life on HBO. Bette Midler will star in the HBO Films original “Mae West,” to be directed by William Friedkin and written by Harvey Fierstein
(“Kinky Boots”). The film, based on West’s autobiography “Goodness Had
Nothing To Do With It,” chronicles the icon’s rise to fame after
becoming the talk of New York by writing and starring in the risque
Broadway show “Sex.” [Deadline]
– The three-channel simulcast of “Bonnie & Clyde” drew solid ratings over its two nights. The miniseries, which aired simultaneously on A&E, History and Lifetime averaged 8.6 million viewers over its two nights.
– Vice presidential candidate-turned-TV personality Sarah Palin is set to host a new series on the Sportsman Channel. “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” which premieres in April, trails the former Alaska governor as she visits people and places that embody the outdoor lifestyle. Sportsman Channel is available in about 32 million homes.
– From one Republican also-ran to another, Mitt Romney is coming to Netflix. “Mitt,” an intimate behind-the-scenes documentary following Romney’s bid for presidency, will debut on the streaming service on Friday, Jan. 24. The film, from director Greg Whiteley (“New York Doll”), trails Romney from Christmas 2006 all the way through his presidential speech in 2012.
– CBS has ordered a four-hour miniseries called “The Dovekeepers,” based on Alice Hoffman‘s historical novel of the same name. The miniseries, which will air in 2015, centers on four women whose stories intertwine during the siege of Masada by the Romans in the year 70 C.E. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey (“The Bible”) are executive producing.