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Elijah Wood and Donald Sutherland to Star in 'Treasure Island,' 'The Event' Gets Midseason Premiere Date and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 2nd 2011 6:00PM
Elijah WoodDonald Sutherland, Eddie Izzard and Elijah Wood have signed on to star in Syfy's 'Treasure Island.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Izzard will play Long John Silver, Wood has been tapped as Ben Gunn and Sutherland is playing Flint in Syfy's new adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale.

'Treasure Island' is currently filming in Puerto Rico and Ireland with an early 2012 premiere date.

In other TV news ...

The first draft of David E. Kelley's 'Wonder Woman' pilot has leaked and the details have confirmed some fears. Wonder Woman will have two secret identities, have a sleepover and eat ice cream with her best friend, lust after Steve Trevor, and the phrase "You go, girl!" will be uttered. D'oh. [Bleeding Cool]

'Beavis & Butthead' will return to MTV. When? The network would not say. However, 'Teen Wolf,' MTV's new series, debuts on June 5. [Entertainment Weekly]

What do you get when you mix 'Toddlers and Tiaras' with 'My Super Sweet 16'? Horror. And TLC's new series 'Outrageous Kid Parties.' The series about parents and the lavish parties they throw their children debuts Feb. 21 at 9:30PM. [TV Guide]

Sally Kellerman will guest star on '90210.' The 'MASH' and 'Back to School' actress will play Marla, an aging film actress who hires Annie to de-clutter her house. [TVLine]

'The Event' will return to NBC on March 7. Following a two-hour midseason premiere, the show will air nine episodes. [Entertainment Weekly]

'Frasier' actress Peri Gilpin will guest star on 'Hot in Cleveland.' Gilpin joins Jon Lovitz as a guest star popping up later this season. [TV Guide]

ABC will air the second episode of 'Body of Proof' on a special date, after 'Desperate Housewives.' The Dana Delany medical drama will air its second episode on Sun., April 3, following its Tues., March 29 premiere. [ABC]

TV stars Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Chace Crawford are among those who have signed to play in DirecTV's Celebrity Beach Bowl. 'Glee's' Matthew Morrison will serve as an assistant coach for the tournament, which is set to air on Saturday. [EW]

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Wow, odd bit that Elijah wood is doing TV, especially considering the record SyFy's made-for movies have. Now their weekly series, Being Human, I really enjoy...it's nice to sit back as a DISH customer and employee at the end of the day and watch it it in full HD. This movies sounds interesting though, and I like Elijah Wood in just about everything he's done, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for this one.

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