'American Idol' Premiere Audience Shrinks... Again (VIDEO)
In other TV news, 'X Factor's' Fifth Harmony lands record deal, a 'Twilight' actor joins 'Beauty and the Beast,' and HBO premieres a new 'Veep' trailer.
the road to 'idol' season 12"]If you feared that Fifth Harmony would just go back to being soloists after losing on The X Factor (like I did), then we are wrong. Simon Cowell’s Syco Music and now former judge L.A. Reid’s Epic Records have signed the girl group to a recording deal. Are you looking forward to their new album? [
Beauty and the Beast has landed itself a Twilight actor. Edi Gathegi, who played Laurent on New Moon will join The CW drama in a recurring role. He’ll play Kyle, a “composed agent for a top-secret organization with killer looks and instincts to match. He doesn’t like his time to be wasted, and can easily assess anyone’s weaknesses and happily exploit them.” Gathegi has also appeared in X Men: First Class and on FOX’s House. [EW]
Head of the Class star Robin Givens has been booked in a guest starring role on The CW's 90210. She'll play Cheryl, mom to two characters, Elizabeth (played by Keke Palmer) and Jordan (Robbie Jones, who has yet to appear on the series). [E!Online]
There are some changes coming to FX. According to reports, News Corp. is looking at splitting it into two networks. The new network would be called FXX and will be geared to the 20-something market and comedies. It may replace FOX Soccer. [TheWrap]
HBO has released the new trailer for the second season of Julia-Louis Dreyfus’ Veep, which returns in April. Watch it below.