News Nuggets: 2012 Olivier Awards will be streamed around the world

Could “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet become “Justified” villain? “Showrunner Graham Yost says Stonestreet’s a fit for the show ‘because he’s a Kansas boy, and he’d like to play a bad guy.’ Providing the scheduling works with ‘Modern Family,’ the ‘just great’ Stonestreet would join a line of villains including Neal McDonough‘s just-wrapped third season turn, Margo Martindale‘s Emmy-winning run, and Jeremy Davies‘s Emmy-nominated spot. Oh, and another actor on Yost’s ‘Justified’ bucket list: Jeff Goldblum.” VULTURE

2012 Olivier Awards will be streamed globally: “This year’s Laurence Olivier Awards, being held April 15 at London’s Royal Opera House, will be available to an international audience for the first time, with the entire event streamed live online via a relay on the event’s official website ( as well as the BBC’s Radio 2 website (, who are offering live coverage in a show hosted by Ken Bruce beginning at 5:30 PM BST, 12:30 PM ET.” PLAYBILL

Game of Thrones” already renewed for a third season: “HBO said on Tuesday that it was ordering another year of “Game of Thrones,” its fantasy drama about the warring clans of Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Greyjoys and Targaryen (among other unusual permutations of vowels and consonants) on the mythical continent of Westeros … Season 2, which began on April 1, is already off to a strong start, drawing nearly 4 million viewers for the debut broadcasts of each episode that have been shown so far.” NEW YORK TIMES

Evita” cast will perform on “Good Morning America” on April 12: “Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and the cast of the Andrew Lloyd WebberTim Rice musical will perform two numbers from the show. The actors will also discuss the return of the Tony-winning musical. ‘Good Morning America’ airs in the New York metropolitan area on ABC TV, Channel 7. The segment is scheduled to run during the 8:30 AM-9 AM half hour.” PLAYBILL

Gary Ross will not direct “The Hunger Games” sequel: “‘Despite recent speculation in the media, and after difficult but sincere consideration, I have decided not to direct “Catching Fire.” As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule,’ Ross said. Lionsgate said they are ‘very sorry that Gary Ross has chosen not to direct “Catching Fire.”‘” EW.COM

Warner Bros. adjusts its fall schedule: “The Ben Affleck-directed ‘Argo‘ moves back to Oct 12. (It had been slated for Sept 14.) Oct 12 had been reserved for ‘The Gangster Squad,’ which will get a release date shortly. This is the second time the Ruben Fleischer-directed cops-and-mob crime drama set in 1940s-’50s LA has been moved. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 19. The film stars Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and Nick Nolte.” DEADLINE

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