• Doctor Who has made the final nominees lists in a bunch of categories at this year’s TV Choice Awards. The show is up for Best Family Drama against Glee, Merlin and Waterloo Road. Matt Smith is up against Martin Clunes, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Morgan for Best Actor. Karen Gillan is pitted against Miranda Hart, Jaye Jacobs and Freya Mavor for Best Actress. Torchwood: Miracle Day had been nominated for Best Drama Series in the opening round but failed to get any further (blimey, even Whovian block voting couldn’t save it), although Sherlock is still in contention. Voting in the shortlisted categories is open until midnight on Friday 13 July. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at The Dorchester in London on Monday 10 September. [via Doctor Who News]
• Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mission Impossible III) has been cast as hjead gamemaker Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. [via Lionsgate's Twitter feed]
• Once Upon A Time showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz tell TV Guide Magazine that they are hoping to find a spot for Lost’s Hurley, Jorge Garcia, in season two (where he would join other former Lostites Alan Dale and Emilie de Ravin). Who could he play? (We reckon he could double up as Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee.) The Once showrunners also reveal that the show will introduce The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel, Aladdin and Jafar into season two.
• The Associated Press is getting mileage out of a story about Christopher Nolan saying no to any idea of being involved in a Justice League movie, but then we could point out that we told you so weeks ago.
• The Vampire Diaries showrunner Julie Plec has taken to Twitter to promise: “Surprises, tragedies, new villains, break-ups, make-ups, romance and scandal,” plus, “small pockets of happiness for all. And maybe some fun.”
• CultBox has an interview with new Misfit for season four, Karla Crome, who plays Jess: “I suppose Jess says what she thinks and can see through people’s bullshit. Because she’s so straightforward she gets frustrated when people aren’t honest with her. She’s a tough cookie but she’s quite vulnerable too. Obviously I have big shoes to fill following on from such popular characters … It’s been great to do some comedy – I’ve never done it before, I always assumed it wasn’t my strong point. My character is very dry at times and it’s fun to play with.”
• Filming for season three of Game Of Thrones commenced yesterday in Belfast. [via WinterIsComing.net]