EXCLUSIVE: Five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette has signed on for a heavily recurring role (seven out of 13 episodes) on the NBC midseason drama Infamous. It is an opulent soap in which a female detective (Meagan Good) returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Bowers family she grew up in — as the maid’s daughter — to solve the murder of notorious heiress Vivian, who was once her closest friend. Larroquette will play Sen. Dwight Haverstock, a powerful politician who has a dark history with the family. The estranged best friend of Robert Bowers (Victor Garber), Haverstock is unpredictable with extreme appetites and big secrets. Larroquette, a Tony winner for How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, recently wrapped Gore Vidal’s The Best Man on Broadway.
Writers Guild East Sets Awards Roster; ‘Bourne’ Scribe Tony Gilroy To Present Dad Frank Gilroy Lifetime Achievement
NEW YORK CITY – Television, film, stage, and news headliners are set to take the stage for the 2011 Writers Guild of America Awards ceremony in New York City. Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Flight of the Conchords) will host the 63rd annual Writers Guild Awards in New York City on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the AXA Equitable Center.
Award presenters include: Kathleen Turner, John Larroquette, Donnie Wahlberg, Judah Friedlander, Merritt Wever, Vincent Piazza, Gretchen Mol, Erica Slezak, Matthew Settle, John Hodgman, John Waters, Peter Riegert, Marshall Brickman, Jenny Lumet, and Chris Wragge. Additional presenters are expected to be added to the line-up.
* Tony Gilroy will present his father Frank Gilroy with the Hunter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Writing.
* The Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television will receive the Burkey Award for contributions that have brought honor and dignity to writers.
* Marianne Pryor will receive the Jablow Award for devoted service to the Guild.
The 63rd annual Writers Guild Awards will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2011 in New York City at the AXA Equitable Center and simultaneously in Los Angeles at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom.