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TV News Daily: Noah Wyle Joins TNT Alien-Invasion Series

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 26th 2009 1:30PM
Noah Wyle and Joanna Garcia

Noah Wyle to star on Steven Spielberg's alien-invasion series, Joanna Garcia books 'Gossip Girl,' Michael Jackson passes away and more TV news.Noah WyleNoah Wyle will officially play the lead role on TNT's still-untitled alien-invasion series. Wyle will lead a group of soldiers and civilians who fight off alien forces in the new series from producer Steven Spielberg. No word on when the series will officially invade your TV. [Hollywood Reporter]

Joanna GarciaJoanna Garcia is joining 'Gossip Girl' as Nate Archibald's (Chace Crawford) newest girlfriend. The ex-'Privileged' star will play Bree Buckley, a conservative Southern belle, in a four-episode gig that kicks off during the show's Sept. 14 premiere. Talk about a privilege. [Ausiello Files]

Michael JacksonMusic icon Michael Jackson has died. Jackson reportedly passed away yesterday afternoon after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Los Angeles home. He was 50. [PopEater]

Matt GiraudFox will pay tribute to the late Michael Jackson with a special replay of 'American Idol.' The Michael Jackson-themed episode, which premiered earlier this year with covers of 'Human Nature,' 'Black or White' and others, will air again this Monday at 8PM ET. [TV Squad]

Jeri RyanJeri Ryan is joining the cast of 'Leverage.' Ryan will reportedly play con woman Tara, who becomes involved with the Leverage family after Sophia (Gina Bellman) seeks out her help. Surely Ryan's Tara will have some leverage of her own. [Hollywood Reporter]

Farrah FawcettTomorrow, TV Land will air the first two episodes of 'Chasing Farrah,' a 2005 series that followed the daily life of the late Farrah Fawcett, who died of cancer on Thurs., June 25. The episodes are slated to begin at 9PM. [Entertainment Weekly]

David LettermanDavid Letterman continues to beat Conan O'Brien in the late-night ratings war. 'The Late Show' reportedly averaged 3.5 million viewers over the 'Tonight Show''s 3.1, giving Letterman his first full-week ratings victory since 2005. So maybe those Palin jokes weren't such a bad thing after all. [Live Feed]

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