Miranda Cosgrove Starts New Show as Stalker Gets Sentenced

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Miranda Cosgrove is about to turn 22. The actress celebrates her birthday on May 14, but she got an early birthday present in the form of two bits of news:

First, she's headed back to television in a new show.

Second, a man who stalked her has been sentenced.

As for the new show, Miranda Cosgrove will star in Crowded on NBC with Patrick Warburton and Carrie Preston. Warburton is well-known for his size and voice. He was on Seinfeld, voices Joe on Family Guy, and was the live-action version of The Tick. Carrie Preston was on True Blood as Arlene Fowler, as well as recurring roles on The Good Wife and Person of Interest.

Miranda Cosgrove was Megan Parker on the Nickelodeon sitcom Drake & Josh, headed her own Nickelodeon show as Carly Shay on iCarly.

The premise of the show is that Warburton and Preston are two parents whose children have all moved out, and who think they are totally in the clear to have fun in their empty nest years. But Warburton's parents move in with them, and the couple's two adult daughter's come back home too.

But then there's the legal news. TMZ reports that Joshua Stockton, who violated a restraining order when he tailed Miranda Cosgrove to Disneyland in February, has been sentenced to 3 years probation and will be required to complete a one-year treatment program that features extensive psychiatric counseling.

The original restraining order had specified that Stockton must stay away from Miranda Cosgrove by at least 100 yards. Now that order has been lengthened to 10 years.

The order didn't stop him last time. But if the stalker bothers her again, he very well could end up facing jail time.

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