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Today's TWoP News: March 7, 2011

by F. John Rickert March 7, 2011 3:19 pm
Today's TWoP News: March 7, 2011

With Snooki and wresting, reality TV and taxidermy, & even Walmart and cheesy made-for-TV movies today's news is all about combining tired things into awesome sauce.

Snooki is going to be on WWE's Monday Night Raw next week. Why hasn't this ever happened before? Snooki's chemistry with oily tan men with no necks is perfect for a show featuring those men beating each other up in brutal and zany ways.

The next great blue collar job reality show is here and called Mounted in Alaska. About exactly what it sounds like with various taxidermy projects. Come for the hot blonde making bearskin rugs, stay for the awesome facts about Teddy Roosevelt.

NBC is letting Proctor & Gamble and Walmart produce a "family friendly" made-for-TV movie as a backdoor pilot to air this summer. It's about a football player, his friends who are bullies, and his sister who has a magic camera. If you can't ironically enjoy this movie you must be dead inside.

Despite the writers trying to be ready for the worst with this season's wedding runner, it looks like How I Met Your Mother will be back for two more seasons.

Voice actor and awesome guy Hank Azaria is stepping back in front of the camera for NBC pilot Free Agents. Am I the only one who can't watch live action Hank Azaria because I keep expecting him to throw forks?

Anjelica Huston has been cast in NBC's "let's put on a musical" drama Smash. Now I won't help but to indulge my inner Gleekiness now that it's teamed with the twee little Wes Anderson movie fanboy in my heart.

Was the cancellation of Stargate Universe that bad? Robert Carlyle is playing Rumpelstiltskin in the ABC pilot Once Upon a Time. It's like he just blindly took the next job he could get. Don't worry, Robert, it gets better.

Brandon T. Jackson has been cast opposite Minnie Driver in the pilot Hail Mary. Maybe this show will help us forget that he was in a Big Mamma movie. What am I saying? We will never let him live that down.

ABC has cast Chris Egan as Edgar Allan Poe in its pilot Poe. Let's hope this show gets picked up, otherwise Egan will be forced to make more movies like Letters to Juliet.

Country singer Blake Shelton has been cast as the last judge on The Voice. NBC and The Voice are now officially pandering to everyone in the US now.

Charlie "The Human Meme" Sheen may have tiger blood in his veins, but he looks like he is slowing down. Case in point: his Ustream video from this weekend is full of great quotes, but overall was mostly just sad. Hopefully, this won't effect Sheen's-Korner from going to HDNet.

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