Lunch Break Links: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Showtime has picked up a new TV series from Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody.

The Simpsons is returning for a 20th season, but could this be its last?

Did you know Liz Phair did the music for CBS's new show Swingtown?

Interesting! The great Andre Braugher (Homicide) has joined the cast of that Ray Romano drama.

The Office's Jenna Fischer talked to NPR's Fresh Air.

Deerhunter is streaming new songs from their upcoming Microcastle at MySpace...

...My Morning Jacket is trying a different pre-release promotional route: streaming its new album on bars' internet jukeboxes...

...Coldplay's new album leaked... did Lil Wayne's...

...and Mastodon's new one isn't even done yet, but it's sounding "creepy."

MGMT's video for "Electric Feel" casts the band as "rave hobbits," as The Fader puts it.

Many more links after the jump...

Friday Night Lights fans: Zach Gilford (aka QB1 Matt Saracen himself) has a couple film roles lined up. And Connie Britton is doing a movie with Lindsay Lohan and Chris Parnell.

Alec Baldwin, meanwhile, will lend his voice to Madagascar 2.

Rainn Wilson: "The National are uppity douchebags."

Joy Division got its very own Zune!

I guess Virgin Megastores must really not be profitable anymore; even the one in Times Square is closing.

The Newlywed Game and The Dating Game are coming back.

A 19-year-old girl may be the next J.K. Rowling.

And lastly, T.I. may be going to prison soon, but that's not stopping him from signing a three-film movie deal.