There is life after Lost (on other dead-end series) for Henry Ian Cusick, a comeback for deranged duo Beavis and Butthead (do we really want them back, Mike Judge??), and an Oscar winner takes a hit at Showtime's Weeds. Not a bong hit as far as we know yet...
Lost star Henry Ian Cusick will be guest starring on Law and Order: SVU as a graphic artist and potential love interest to Detective Benson (Mariska Hargitay). Judging by her dating history, Cusick has better odds of hooking up with Stabler than scoring with Benson. In other Law and Order news, AMC is looking to continue the recently-cancelled original series on their network. So in case people were worried about what channel they won't be watching Law and Order on, you may still be able to flip past it on AMC.
If SYTYCD, America's Best Dance Crew, Dance Your Ass Off, and Dancing With the Stars weren't enough for you, E! and Ryan Seacrest Productions are teaming up with Lady Gaga's choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson to develop a new dance show. They'll have a high bar to surpass if they want to bring as much painful entertainment as Kate Gosselin's dance rendition of "Paparazzi".
Reveille, the production company behind The Office, is venturing into the animated side of television with former execs from Hanna-Barbera. Their first project is The Gloomers, a comedy about an extremely unlucky family and their neighbors, another extremely lucky family. Here's hoping it's more funny than awkward, unlike The Jetsons Meet The Flintstones.
Speaking of animated TV series, creator Mike Judge has plans for 30 new episodes of Beavis and Butthead. If aired on its home network, MTV, the boys of Jersey Shore will have competition when it comes to idiotic banter, grunting, and shirtless flexing. Personally, I'd rather see Daria and Jane Lane bring back some intellectual humor to the channel.
The role of Tonya, the woman in charge of a customer service center in India, for NBC's fall comedy Outsourced has been switched from Aussie actress Jessica Gower to Aussie actress Pippa Black. But either way, that show remains one of the most racist things we have ever seen. You're not going to believe it.
Showtime announced today that Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss will appear in a recurring role on Weeds. I'd love to see him revive his portrayal as Dick Cheney from W and reminisce about his time in The White House, as he passes a joint to Silas. All while What About Bob? plays in the background. Hey, Weeds has had crazier storylines.
Stealing the Bachelor(ette) failure limelight, The Bachelorette Season 5 couple Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski have announced their breakup. Rest assured, they followed in Vienna and Jake's footsteps by making some money off their story and telling/selling it to Us Magazine. Leaving now two couples left (one if you don't count Jason and Molly) in all of the 19 seasons of the show, your odds of a successful relationship granted by Chris Harrison are now lower than your odds of that Craigslist ad not being placed by an alum from Dateline's How to Catch a Predator. It's your gamble.
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