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Danica McKellar, Apolo Ohno Will Take on 'Tasmanian Devil'

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 11th 2011 11:30AM
Danica McKellar, Apolo Ohno Tasmanian Devil'Wonder Years' star Danica McKellar is teaming up with Olympic speed skating champion Apolo Ohno for 'Tasmania Devil,' a new Syfy original flick.

The Syfy movie will see base jumpers get pursued by grizzly bear-sized Tasmanian Devils who were created to protect the Tasmanian national park land from intruders.

The movie also stars 'Jericho' actor Kenneth Mitchell. It begins production in Canada later this month with a 2012 premiere in place.

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'Community' Is Hiring! Filling the Greendale Yearbook with More Awesome Human Beings

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 28th 2011 11:00AM
It's been a busy week for the casting directors of 'Community.' Greendale Community College is in hiring mode, and the faculty is freshly stocked with two new, sufficiently awesome (and yes, a little random) teachers: Michael K. Williams, coming on board to play a fresh-out-of-jail biology professor, and John Goodman, the new vice dean of the school of air conditioning repair.

While neither actor seems quite perfect, tonally, for the offbeat, referential comedy, the choices may prove brilliant for that very same reason.

With that in mind, we got to thinking about some other slightly plausible, square-peg-in-round-hole teacher choices that might just be crazy enough to work.

Even if they don't take any of our casting advice, that faculty lunchroom is about to get even weirder, in the best way possible.

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'Wonder Year's' Danica McKellar Is Having A Baby

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 17th 2010 6:00PM
danica_mcKellar_big_bang_theory_cbsWow. Winnie Cooper is going to be a mom. That's right, the kid we watched – some of us in original broadcast episodes and not reruns – is having a baby. 'The Wonder Years'' actress Danica McKellar is pregnant. It's the first child for her and husband Mike Verta.

Danica told People magazine, "I'm nearing the end of my first trimester and I'm so excited – I've been bursting to tell people." The 35-year-old veteran of 'The Wonder Years' -- and brainiac mathematician -- has been working on a new book, her third, called 'Hot X: Algebra Exposed.' It comes out in August if you're ready to pre-order it!

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Spoilers Anonymous: Chuck, NCIS, The Big Bang Theory and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 18th 2009 8:00AM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 90210, Bones, Chuck, Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, NCIS, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, The Mentalist, and Ugly Betty. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

Note that Spoilers Anonymous will go on a small hiatus for the Holidays. The next column will be published on January 8, 2010.

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Big Bang Theory meets the Wonder Years

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 2nd 2009 4:30PM
danica_mcKellar_big_bang_theoryDoes it take a brainiac to play a brainiac? No, of course not. But when Danica McKellar guests on The Big Bang Theory on January 11, that's what they'll get. Not only is Danica well-remembered as the nearly-perfect Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, Kevin's neighbor and the girl he always adored, she's also smart as a whip. She has the degrees to prove it.

A couple of years ago, TV Squad put Danica In the Limelight. Ryan learned that Danica had graduated Summa cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Mathematics. She is the McKellar in the Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem.

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How I Met Your Mother: The Third Wheel

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 9th 2007 1:46AM
How I Met Your Mother: Third Wheel
(S03E03) To all the members of the fairer sex who are reading this review, I will let you in on a little secret: every breathing straight male on this planet wants to ride the tricycle.

There's no ifs, ands, or buts about it: the dream of being with two women is one of the things that keeps us breathing and makes us feel alive. Few of us ever get to ride the trike, and those that come close often buckle under the pressure ("I'm not an orgy guy," Jerry said in the face of "the ménage" on Seinfeld). But to even get a chance? That's what Wild Ted Mosby faces in this episode. And, while it wasn't as funny as it could have been, one thing saved it: The Belt.

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Child actresses from '80s TV that became hot adults

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 28th 2007 6:01PM
Keshia Knight PulliamDid you ever think when you were watching a pre-teen Keshia Knight Pulliam play a no-longer-cute Rudy on the last years of The Cosby Show that she was going to grow up to become a slamming hottie? Neither did I. But if you've seen her act or host one of those child star clip shows recently, you know that's exactly what happened. She's one of the more surprising entries on this list of ten child actresses from 1980s TV shows that became hot adults, courtesy of our new best friends at Wikia.com.

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Winnie Cooper becomes Inspector Mom

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 7th 2006 7:11PM
danica mckellarI realize that Danica McKellar is probably sick to death of being called 'Winnie Cooper', but how else was I supposed to get your attention? The actress, famously known for her role on The Wonder Years, will star in a funky online/broadcast experiment for LMN television, a sister network of Lifetime. McKellar will play the title role in Inspector Mom, a movie about a stay-at-home mother who bakes cookies, runs a carpool, and chases down criminals. She's either a 30-something Veronica Mars, or a 30-something Jessica Fletcher.

Here's where it gets funky:

The movie version of Inspector Mom airs on November 18th at 8 pm. Then the mystery moves to the internet, LMN.tv, where 8 short video segments will be released through April.

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Winnie Cooper, hottest math geek ever

by Anna Johns, posted Jul 14th 2006 8:02PM
danica mckellarYes, I'm a girl. But I'm not blind. I know that Danica McKellar, the actress who played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, is drop-dead gorgeous. She's also wicked smart. As you may remember from Ryan's retrospective earlier this year, McKellar graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mathematics. She's putting that knowledge to work by writing a book for middle-school girls about how to master math. It's called 'Math Doesn't Suck' and it's being published next year by Hudson Street Press. McKellar said she wants to help break the stereotype about how only geeks are good at math. OK. So she probably wouldn't enjoy my headline.

If you're not into math books for middle school girls (and I would totally question you if you were), you can see McKellar soon on the Lifetime series, Inspector Mom, and on her new Yoga DVDs, Daily Dose of Dharma. You just saw the word 'yoga' and forgot everything I wrote about math, didn't you?

[Via TV Tattle]

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Winnie Cooper -- mystery solver

by Richard Keller, posted Jun 14th 2006 7:21PM

Math whiz Danica McKellarIf you were a fan of The Wonder Years back in the late 1980's and early 1990's, you probably had a bit of a crush on Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper, the on-again, off-again girlfriend of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). And, after the show ended in 1993, you probably thought that she would go on to bigger and better things. Instead, she dashed your hopes by dropping out of the entertainment business for a bit while she completed her degree in mathematics from UCLA. She came back recently in shows such as NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, and, in a recurring role, The West Wing. But, that still wasn't enough. You wanted more Danica.

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In the Limelight: Danica McKellar

by Ryan j Budke, posted Jan 6th 2006 8:39AM
Danica McKellarFor just about every guy growing up in the late eighties and early nineties, Winnie Cooper was your dream girl. She was gorgeous, intelligent, funny and always kind of had that "damsel in distress" aura about her. She was one of the best parts about tuning into The Wonder Years, and so was the actress who portrayed her, Danica McKellar.

Danica started acting early, with a couple of guest appearences on The Twilight Zone, before landing the role of Winnie on The Wonder Years. The show had a great, award winning five year run, but once it ended, Danica did what many child stars fail to do: bow out gracefully. Besides doing a few voiceovers for cartoons, Ms. McKellar spent the next couple of years at UCLA. In 1998, she graduated from there Summa cum Laude, with a degree in Mathematics. Remember the next time you use the Chayes-McKellar-Winn Theorem, because she actually discovered that! Yea, I've never used it either and I have no idea what it means.

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