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Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

by Ashley Chervinski October 11, 2011 1:02 pm
Today's TWoP News: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's more Cowell, less Deschanel at Fox this month.

Thanks to baseball, the network moved X Factor to Wednesdays and upped the length from 90 minutes to 2 hours, because apparently it wasn't long enough already. The move forces new episodes of Glee and New Girl to return in November. Fox should have Zooey sing "It's Jess!" on X Factor each week -- it would make each episode go by a little faster, at least.

The luck is in the hair: Downtown Abbey's Rose Leslie, known redhead, was cast in Game of Thrones as Ygritte, Wilding woman known for her red "kissed by fire" hair who travels with Mance Rayder and crosses paths with Jon Snow.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4 celebrity judges were revealed, and boy are they an eclectic group. The guest judges include Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rose McGowan, Loretta Devine, Kelly Osbourne, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Amber Riley. Hopefully it inspires Ryan Murphy to create a new cross-dressing character -- I'd definitely tune in to see how that goes down at McKinley. And Glee Project's Alex obviously fits the role.

The bitch is back in Apartment 23. ABC renamed the comedy, which focuses on a girl and her terrible roommate (Krysten Ritter) who have James Van Der Beek as a neighbor, back to its original title -- Don't Trust the B----- in Apartment 23, hyphen censors included. Did anyone learn anything from $#*! My Dad Says?! On the bright side, not even a terrible can ruin one of our favorite midseason shows.

In other Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 news, both Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain will be guest starring as themselves on the show. Sorbo will be tricked into being a wedding date, while Cain will show up as James Van Der Beek's rival. Who's ready to watch Superman and Dawson duke it out?

Buffy's Emma Caulfield was cast in ABC's fairy tale Once Upon a Time as the Blind Witch from Hansel and Gretel. I can't really think of anyone else better suited for the role than the woman who played an 1,120-year-old scorned demon.

Lee Daniels (Precious) will direct a Showtime drama series about teenage drag queens in New York City. The show will focus on the (mostly) working-class, (mostly) minority gay, bisexual and transsexual youth who participate in contests in the underground drag ball scene. Bring on the sparkles and the makeup! (But leave out the inevitable Gaga appearance, please.)

Elizabeth Banks and her husband Max Handelman sold a comedy to Fox. The show, titled Dave's Dead, was described as Shaun of the Dead meets My Name is Earl. While I'm not sure how a zombie is going to make up for its past mistakes (you can't really un-eat humans), you can color me intrigued.

Fox bought a vague comedy project from Jonah Hill and comedian/writer Hannibal Buress (30 Rock, SNL). While few details are known, except that Hill and Buress will co-write and Buress will produce, it is supposed to be a comedy -- the first time whatever this show is doesn't make me laugh, it's on you two, Hill and Buress.

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