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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 18, 2011 1:18 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A zombie invasion is hitting the small screen.

A television version of the 2009 zom-com Zombieland is in the works, with the film's original writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick onboard. Turns out Zombieland was initially supposed to be a television show, but after CBS killed it and SyFy couldn't make it work financially, it turned into the hit movie. While I'll miss Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone's presence, this could actually work, considering the movie's rule format and little bits like "Zombie Kill of the Week." (And these zombies could totally give The Walking Dead a run for their money.)

Janice Dickinson will be guest starring on 90210 doing what she thinks she does best: judging the student fashion competition. I wonder how many times she'll manage to squeeze in that she was the first supermodel into the script.

Sarah Silverman will guest star on the Thanksgiving episode of The League as Andre's sister, which makes me wonder why hasn't she been on it before. And if she can join the league.

Jamie Bamber is everywhere, it seems. In addition to his guest spot on House, Bamber will guest star on Body of Proof as a love interest for Dana Delaney. He's slated for three episodes (and possibly/hopefully more).

It's a mini-Just Shoot Me! reunion on Hot in Cleveland, with a twist. Laura San Giacomo will guest star as half of a lesbian couple (with Sandra Bernhard playing her partner) that runs into Victoria and Joy, her fake wife, at an event.

Mr. Ripa, Mark Consuelos, will be guest starring on Fox's upcoming comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter. With all the negative buzz surrounding it, though, who knows if we'll even see his guest spot.

Fox bought Prodigy Bully, a half-hour comedy written by Glee's Mike O'Malley and executive produced by John Wells. The show focuses on a young boy that uses his intellect and strength to get what he wants. Basically, he's the kid everyone wants to be in school, whether he's a jerk or not. And we want to watch this why?

Were you looking forward to Rob Corddry's Fox comedy Little In Common starring Corddry, Heather Graham, Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union and Alana Ubach? I'm sorry to say I have some bad news: Fox passed on the project after seeing the retooled pilot... and Hart's performance on the MTV VMAs, probably.

Robots are in the air at HBO. The creators of Big Love are developing China Doll, a show about a man, his Asian wife and their humanoid robot, for HBO. The show isn't a sci-fi series, though: it's about "about China, Chinese Americans, robots, the effect of technology on our lives and the China moment in American consciousness," according to co-creator Will Scheffer. Riiight.

SyFy ordered School Spirits, a docu-series from producer Mark Burnett about haunted high schools in the country. While I'm not sure we need another ghost show, at least if your high school is featured you can blame all those dateless nights on supernatural forces.

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