It's been all over the news and now, the moment's finally here! Britney Spears is gonna be on TV...for a good reason. The troubled pop star is guest-starring on tonight's episode of How I Met Your Mother. The Crossroads star will play Abby, a receptionist, who likes Ted. I, for one, will reserve judgement, but if you have anything you'd like to share, feel free to leave a comment.
Miss seeing Kristin Bell in action? Check out this trailer for Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which also stars Jason Segel, Jonah Hill and Mila Kunis. There's also a too-short appearance by Paul Rudd. The movie sounds hilarious (it's produced by Judd Apatow!) and hits theaters April 18th. I, for one, can't wait!
"This is not gonna be pretty. We're talkin' violence, strong language, adult content...." Just kidding. The Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion panel at The Paley Festival last night was anything but. Full of gorgeous actors and actresses (holy crackers, Charisma Carpenter!), and plenty of hugs and laughter. In other words, there was no slayage in sight. Attendees were treated to some Whedon goodness including all the actors from the show, except for Alyson Hannigan. They talked about the fantastic-ness of the Buffy-verse and listened to fans talk about how the show changed/saved their lives. "I'm ringing all over!"
The biggest news at last night's Friday Night Lights' panel at the Paley Festival wasn't Scott Porter's pelvic thrust (more on that later!), but rather that it looks like FNL is thisclose to coming back for a third season!
This is soooooo insanely fantastic. The panel included chat about the show's take on race relations, the lack of actual football this season and what a new season can mean for this year's seniors. Let's tackle the last topic first. (Tackle, get it? Yeah, I know it was lame.) Showrunner Jason Katims says the show is known for being real and the seniors who would have graduated this year won't still be in school in the next season. But, he loves the core cast and hopes he can find a place for them. He also sees a lot more football in the future. As for the race problems for Gaius Charles' character, Smash, Katims promises there will be some form of closure. OK, I teased it enough. If I had you at pelvic thrust, then you'll be happy to know that Scott Porter reenacted his dancing abilities from Music & Lyrics. Pop goes my heart!
The CW is getting ready to revisit the most famous zip code in the US. The network is fast-tracking a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 that will be helmed by Veronica Mars creator, Rob Thomas. The new show will follow the Mills, a new family that moves into the neighborhood. Harry Mills is a former 90210-er who reluctantly moves his family back into the area to be the principal at Beverly Hills High. And his kids won't be living the rich life. People is reporting one or both of them will be working at the local movie theater. And the theater? Why Silver Screens Theater is owned by none other than the Silver family- a familiar name to fans of the original series. And get ready for a guest-star or two from the show's past! Can't wait for Luke Perry's Dylan to haunt the halls of this newest teen soap!
Get ready to see some familiar faces coming to a TV near you! No, I'm not talking about Britney Spears' new guesting gig on How I Met Your Mother. I'm talking about people that can actually ACT. For example:
Mallory Keaton, err, I mean Justine Bateman, is about make herself very comfortable on Wisteria Lane. The former Family Ties actress will have a multi-episode arc on Desperate Housewives as a hippy artist living with Gabby and Carlos. New episodes will air on ABC starting April 13th.
Jason Lewis, of Sex and the City fame has just been cast on an episode of House. According to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, Lewis will play a soap opera star who displays odd symptoms on air. Dr. House, who is an avid fan of daytime soaps, notices and sets about solving the mystery.
Talk about genius casting and a hilarious House storyline!
So, as anyone who knows me can tell you, I am downright ecstatic about Season 3 of Party of Five being released this month. And, of course, since I'm never completely satisfied, I thought about what other shows I'd love to see get a DVD release. According to tvshowsondvd.com, the Top 10 DVDs that people want to see are:
1. Wonder Years, The (1988) 2. Batman (1966) 3. Daria (1997) 4. Salute Your Shorts (1991) 5. Birds of Prey (2002) 6. Six Million Dollar Man, The (1974) 7. Early Edition (1996) 8. Ed (2000) 9. Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1983) 10. Bionic Woman, The (1976)
Well, my #1 is also Wonder Years. But that's where my wish list diverges. I would love to wake up Christmas Day (yeah, I know it's a bit early) and see Everwood Season 2, Once & Again Season 3, and Eyes (canceled before it's time) under my tree! What about you? What DVD stocking stuffers are you looking for this year?
The WB is getting a second life on the web! Warner Brothers has announced it will release the now defunct TV channel's library of shows online on wb.com. Some shows that will be airing on the website include Gilmore Girls, Everwood and What I Like About You. The site will also have original content mainly geared towards the old WB audience of 12-34 year old women. You can expect to see a beta version available next month. Way to go Warner's! Even Michigan T. Frog is proud...
Beso me mucho! Although Eva Longoria Parker's hubby couldn't show for her restaurant opening, the night was still a success. Plenty of her Hollywood friends and most of her Desperate castmates made it across the red carpet to taste her Spanish-style cuisine. Look's like everyone wanted to get one last hurrah out before heading back to work on the set. Check out some of the pics from last night's event below (from left- Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, Mario Lopez, and Michael Bolton and Nicollette Sheridan):
It's another solid outing as we get more of Juliet's backstory in last night's installment of LOST. So, can we say Juliet has men issues? Would that be an understatement? OK, OK, so I guess being the other woman in a pyscho rhomboid (not a triangle!) never gets boring, at least. Poor Juliet, she's in love with a heartless shrew's husband and being crushed on by a creepy, creepy man who numbers rabbits and then eats them. Can we say shades of Fatal Attraction?
This ep filled in some blanks, but now I want to see a Harper backstory. Or a Charlotte one. Nice cat fight, sugar. Meow!
No need to yell Coach Taylor! I heard the news about your possible renewal too! Holla! Looks like the cast of Friday Night Lights could live to play another game. The folks over at Deadline Hollywood Daily just reported that one of my favorite shows will most likely get a third season! NBC appears to have struck a tentative deal with DirecTV to share the costs and distribution windows for the show. This pretty much made my morning, and reaffirmed my belief that, "Full eyes, Clear Hearts, Can't Lose!"