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Jamie Pressly Lands 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Pilot Lead, 'Law & Order: SVU' ADA Returns and More Casting News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 1st 2011 4:00PM
Jaime PresslyJaime Pressly is set to guest star on 'Raising Hope' later this season, but the actress could return to TV full-time if her new pilot gets picked up.

According to Deadline, the former 'My Name Is Earl' star has landed the lead alongside Katie Finneran in the Fox comedy pilot 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter.' The show focuses on two women who come to realize their daughters have grown to become the same type of mean girls who tortured them in high school.

In other TV news ...

'Hung' is adding new blood in the form of two recurring characters for next season. Leven Rambin, who's currently guesting on 'One Tree Hill,' will play a love interest for Ray, while Stephen Amell will play a rival gigolo. [TV Line]

A slew of actors have signed on to broadcast pilots, including Ellen Woglom and Ravi Patel as the leads in the ABC comedy 'My Freakin' Family.' Also nabbing pilot roles are Janet McTeer in 'Weekends at Bellevue,' Zoe Lister in NBC's Whitney Cummings comedy, Wes Ramsey in 'Playboy' and Lana Parrilla in 'Once Upon a Time.' [Deadline]

A familiar face is returning to 'Law & Order: SVU.' Diane Neal will reprise her role as ADA Casey Novak for one episode in the spring. [TV Line]

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America Ferrera Joins 'The Good Wife,' 'The Game' Grabs Record Ratings and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 12th 2011 6:20PM
America Ferrera'Ugly Betty' star America Ferrera is joining 'The Good Wife.' But, it's not as a new lawyer or poor soul of a client: Ferrera is joining the cast as a romantic interest for Eli (Alan Cumming).

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ferrera will play Natalie, a graduate student who catches Eli's eye. The Emmy-winner will appear in an episode next month along with 'Seinfeld' veteran Jerry Stiller. This is Ferrera's first TV gig since the end of 'Ugly Betty.'

"It's thrilling to have two actors who combine such dramatic and comedic ability," Robert King, co-creator and executive producer of 'The Good Wife,' said in a statement. "We've been watching and loving America for years now on 'Ugly Betty,' and it'll be fantastic to see her take on a completely different role - especially one that puts her across from Alan Cumming."

Stiller will play a judge who has a problem staying awake while on the bench. His character will preside over one of Diane's (Christine Baranski) cases. So far Stiller is just contracted for one episode.

"And Jerry Stiller is our dream judge," he said. "It was great when we got to stop saying 'We need a Jerry Stiller-type in the role' and just got Jerry Stiller."

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John Goodman has joined the cast of 'Damages.' Goodman will play a CEO of a shady military contractor and a defendant in a wrongful death suit after an incident in a war zone. [USA Today]

'NCIS' pulled in its biggest audience ever: 22 million viewers. The CBS drama, now in season 8, helped the network win the night in overall viewers. [CBS]

In other surprising ratings news, the return of 'The Game' on BET was seen by 7.7 million viewers. The former CW show averaged less than 2 million viewers during its third season. [Deadline Hollywood]

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'Freaks and Geeks,' 'Undeclared' Casts to Reunite at PaleyFest 2011, Comedy Central to Roast Donald Trump and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 16th 2010 6:00PM
'Freaks and Geeks'More than 10 years after it went off the air, 'Freaks and Geeks' is getting a second life -- sort of.

The Paley Center for Media confirmed this week that the cast of the beloved yet short-lived show will reunite in its PaleyFest 2011 schedule of television panels, along with the cast of another Judd Apatow project, 'Undeclared.'

Also on the docket are panels about 'American Idol,' 'True Blood' and 'The Walking Dead.'

In other TV news ...

Comedy Central announced that its latest roast victim will be Donald Trump. "I'll show up to the Roast because Comedy Central is paying me a lot of money, but I'm confused as to how anybody could make fun of me," said Trump. [Comedy Central]

Actress Leven Rambin scored a possibly recurring role on 'CSI: Miami.' The former 'Scoundrels' and 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' will play an evidence technician named Molly Sloan who catches the eye of Ryan Wolfe. She'll debut in the 14th episode of the season. [Movieline]

Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham will appear in the upcoming episode of 'The Good Wife' loosely based on 'The Social Network.' Wilson will play a "top-of-her-field lawyer" who's an old friend of Diane's and Abraham will play the attorney representing the film studio. [EW]

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Giving Birth on 'Grey's Anatomy' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Apr 30th 2010 4:10AM
Giving Birth on 'Grey's Anatomy'On the last episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' (Thu., 9PM ET on ABC), a daughter unexpectedly showed up on her father's doorstep. To further complicate things, the daughter was pregnant. Now, to complicate things even more, that same daughter is going into labor -- on the floor of her dad's apartment.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Spoilers Anonymous: Castle, Heroes and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 14th 2009 3:02PM

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, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Gossip Girl, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Lost, Smallville and The Big Bang Theory. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Spoilers Anonymous: Housewives, NCIS, and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Nov 6th 2009 4:02PM

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: 24, 90210, Cougar Town, Desperate Housewives, Eastwick, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Grey's Anatomy, Lost, and NCIS. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Mr. Ferguson Is Ill Today

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 11th 2008 8:21AM
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
(S02E08)
There was an interesting framing technique used in this episode. "Sarah's Story" gave way to "Cameron's Story" and so on. Each one happening simultaneously and ultimately coming together to tell a very complete story. I'm a sucker for creative storytelling, so I was all on board with this experiment. In fact, they sacrificed the intro sequence for the story.

I'm not sure if that's a sign that they think there's no need to explain the premise anymore, or just that there was no room for it tonight. We know we're signed up for a full season, and if the show can maintain at least most of its current viewership, it might just be able to survive in the ratings wasteland of Friday night. Unfortunately, it looks like its going to go up against CBS's Ghost Whisperer, generating tremendous buzz with its latest twist.Still, even that isn't as tough as the ridiculously stiff competition on Monday. In fact, FOX is going to make it even worse by dropping House in Sarah Connor's timeslot, followed by 24 come January.

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ER gets new interns, and other casting notes

by Brett Love, posted Jun 17th 2008 9:41AM

Shiri ApplebyER has a new group of interns ready for their final season. Chief among them for me is Shiri Appleby. I still have fond enough memories of Roswell that I'm interested to see her cast for that reason alone. She'll be joined by Julian Morris. The two will play siblings Daria and Andrew Wade, a pair that have decidedly different work ethics. Also eager to learn at County General will be Emily Rose (Brothers & Sisters, Jericho) as the ambitious, controlling, Tracy Martin. Rounding out the quartet of interns is Viktor Rasuk (Stop-Loss) as the nervous Ryan Sanchez.

In other casting news, Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica) is set to be the new head research tech at Knight Industries on Knight Rider. A casting move that should give the show some much needed help. On The Sarah Connor Chronicles Leven Rambin (All My Children) will take on the role of Becky, a potential love interest for John. And over at Numb3rs, Sophina Brown (Shark) will try to fill the spot left when Diane Farr's Megan Reeves left the team at the end of last season. Her role as a junior agent is said to be recurring, with the possibility of becoming a regular.

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