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TVLine Items: Vera Farmiga's New Gig, SNL Star to Host BET Awards and More

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Vera Farmiga has found her first post-Bates Motel TV role in Amazon’s upcoming sci-fi anthology series Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.

Farmiga appears in the standalone episode “Kill All Others,” in which “a man hangs dead from a lamppost, apparently murdered and inexplicably ignored by passersby, after a politician (Farmiga) makes a shocking statement encouraging violence,” our sister site Deadline reports.

The installment also features Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth) as an extraordinarily average man and Sarah Baker (Big Little Lies, Louie) as his spouse.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones will host the 2017 BET Awards, airing live on Sunday, June 25 at 8/7c on BET.

* Ellen DeGeneres is teaming with Netflix for her first standup special in 15 years, the comedienne playfully announced on Twitter:

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* Queen Sugar has cast Sharon Lawrence (Shameless), Alimi Ballard (The Catch) and Margot Bingham (The Family) in recurring roles for Season 2. Lawrence will play the mother of Dawn-Lyen Gardner’s Charley. Ballard joins the cast as an epidemiologist who makes an impression on Nova (Rutina Wesley), while Bingham is a pop singer who crosses paths with Davis (Timon Kyle Durrett).

* Laura Bell Bundy (Anger Management, Hart of Dixie) will recur during Season 2 of TNT’s Good Behavior as an upscale suburban mother who gets drawn into the web spun by Letty (Michelle Dockery) and Javier (Juan Diego Botto), per Deadline.

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