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Today's TWoP News: Friday, April 20, 2012

by Ethan Alter April 20, 2012 4:22 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, April 20, 2012

Two hours of Glee??? Zooey, why hast thou forsaken us!

Great, just what we need... more Glee. On a single night, no less. Fox has announced that they're airing the third season's 20th and 21st episodes in one two-hour block on May 15. The first hour will find Tina getting a head injury and waking up in a parallel universe where the cast has switched personalities (that's just par for the course with Tina isn't it? She finally gets her own storyline and, once again, it's all about everyone else), while the second episode takes New Directions to Nationals. Hey, now we can add "make the show a two-hour event" to our list of ways for how to make Glee even worse.

Tyra Banks has fired J. Alexander, Jay Manuel and Nigel Barker, officially making the show unwatchable next season.

On the heels of First Lady Michelle Obama's recent Colbert Report sit-down, her husband is entering the late night game as well. President Obama will make his first-ever appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon next Tuesday, April 24th. Here's hoping he dusts off that killer Al Green impression for a slow jam with The Roots.

NBC has announced its first pilot order of the 2012-2013 TV season and it's a show that stars one of the network's former Friends, Matthew Perry. The series, which is entitled Go On, stars Perry as a sportscaster attending group therapy sessions to recover from a serious personal loss. Oh no! Did Joey finally use his "How you doin'" pick-up line on one woman too many?

William Petersen's mostly been MIA from TV since leaving CSI, but it looks like he'll be returning ASAP (more acronyms FTW!) now that his proposed series Hurt People has found a home at Cinemax. Petersen will play a hitman who is tasked by his employers with hunting down his own daughter, who intends to take revenge on them for ordering the death of her mom (and his wife). Sounds like one seriously screwed up family.

Mere weeks before Tim Burton's big-screen version of the vintage supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows arrives in theaters, the show's breakout star Jonathan Frid has died of natural causes at 82. As lovelorn vampire Barnabas Collins (a role played by Johnny Depp in the movie), Frid single-handedly rescued the show from a quick cancellation and remained a beloved cult figure even after it went off the air. Clearly, Depp has some big fangs to fill.

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