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'Chuck' Taps Comic Book Legend for Guest Role, 'Big C' Star Stops by CBS Drama & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 30th 2011 4:00PM
Stan Lee Guest Stars on Chuck'Chuck' is getting a visit from iconic come book creator Stan Lee.

According to HitFix, Lee will pop up in the seventh episode of the spy comedy's fifth and final season.

"To say we're excited to have Stan Lee join us on the show is an understatement," Chris Fedak, 'Chuck' co-creator,' told HitFix.

Other guest stars this season include 'Community' star Danny Pudi, Carrie-Anne Moss and Mark Hamill.

Lee has made a number of guest appearances on geek-targeted shows, most recently The CW's 'Nikita.'

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Goldie Hawn Eyes Return to TV With 'Viagra Diaries,' 'The Big C' Partners With American Cancer Society and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 16th 2011 11:27AM
Goldie HawnGoldie Hawn is readying her return to TV in an unusually named project: HBO's 'Viagra Diaries.'

According to Deadline, Hawn has been tapped to star in the half-hour comedy from 'Sex and the City' creator Darren Star. Hawn and Star will executive produce the project based on the book by Barbara Rose Brooker.

The pilot follows a woman, played by Hawn, whose husband leaves her, making her single for the first time in 35 years.

This will be Hawn's first role since the 2002 film 'The Banger Sisters.' The Oscar winner got her start on TV with 'Good Morning, World' and 'Laugh-In.'

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News Roundup: Stan Lee to Guest on 'Nikita,' NBC Renews 'America's Got Talent' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 31st 2010 6:30PM
Stan LeeStan Lee, creator of some of the most recognizable comic book superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, will pop up on The CW's 'Nikita.'

According to IGN, Lee will pop up in the show's fifth episode on Thurs., Oct. 7. So how did 'Nikita' score the comic book legend? Well, apparently series star Maggie Q and Lee met at this year's San Diego Comic Con and the two discussed a cameo. Timing worked out with Lee in Toronto -- where the show films -- for another comic convention, Fan Expo. The rest will be TV history.

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NBC has renewed 'America's Got Talent.' The competition series will return next summer for a sixth season. [Live Feed]

Sal's alive? 'Mad Men' star Bryan Batt has been informed by series creator Matthew Weiner that Sal is not dead. No word on whether the character will pop up at all during the remainder of season 4. [TV Guide]

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Fan Expo 2010 Day 2: Batcondoms, David Cronenberg Honored, and Mighty Stan Lee

by Aaron Broverman, posted Aug 29th 2010 2:01PM
Before I get to the Fan Expo Day 2 festivities, let me just say the crowd on Friday was only a sign of things to come. Today, police had to shut down half the street for the line-up because 3,000 people showed up before the doors were scheduled to open. Later, the convention center doors were barred because the place reached capacity, and would violate the fire code if any more people were let in.

The only thing that slightly softened the blow was an extension of the convention by an hour, but an informal poll I conducted found that most people had never seen the convention this packed in all the years they've ever attended. As I made my way through the horde, the chaos seemed to be attributed to the popularity of one person, and some variation on the following could be overheard in the line: "I want to punch Stan Lee in the face for this!"

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Fan Expo 2010 Day 1: The Original Chewbacca, Vampires and Marvel's Unsung Heroes

by Aaron Broverman, posted Aug 28th 2010 3:30PM
Of all the years I've been to the Fan Expo convention in Toronto, 2010 was the first time I laid down $95 for the VIP treatment. The privilege included a variant Thor totebag, a special edition of Spider-Man #638 with guest of honor Stan Lee on the cover, a collection of Green Lantern and Flash power rings and two lithographs - -one, Batman by artist Gary Frank and the other, a reprint of the cover for Spider-Man #1 by Steve Ditko, but the most important thing the VIP pass gave me was time. Today, I was able to enter the premises at 2PM instead of the usual 4PM. So long, suckers!

It was a good thing too, because for the first time even showing up early wasn't enough. The Fan Expo will certainly set an attendance record this year, because the line began outside and almost snaked its way to the CN Tower, which is three full city blocks away.

Just last year, Fan Expo was relegated to the rear of the convention complex, but this year us geeks have taken over all three floors of the main building, and then some. What would be my first order of business in this virtual frenzy of fandom? There wasn't anything explicitly film or TV buff-worthy going on when the panel discussions began at 5PM, so on a day when Stan Lee was making the autograph hounds drool upstairs, I wanted to pay tribute to his lesser-known partners downstairs.

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Fan Expo 2010: The Good, the Bad, and the Nerdy

by Aaron Broverman, posted Aug 23rd 2010 5:30PM

For many years, comic book/sci-fi/horror convention Fan Expo has been playing the part of small potato to the massive beast that is Comic-Con. While the fest is still smaller than its American cousin, Fan Expo has grown leaps and bounds over the last few years. No longer do Canadian nerds have to make do with no-name D-listers.

This year's Fan Expo promises to be the biggest one yet. Not only does the convention boast the largest masquerade costume contest in Canada, where men and women bring their best fashionable interpretations of characters from each of the represented genres to the stage for prizes and bragging rights, but this year, they're bringing some serious celebrity heavyweights, including the father of the Marvel Universe, Stan Lee, and 'A History of Violence' director David Cronenberg. Oh, and did we mention Summer Glau, James Marsters, Ernest Borgnine and a cast reunion from the '60s-era 'Batman' TV series?

With so many stars in the same room, the floor may start to look like a living wax museum. But hob-nobbing with celebrities isn't the only thing Fan Expo has to offer. Read on for our picks for the best things to see and do.

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Comic Book Legend Stan Lee to Guest on 'Eureka'

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 19th 2010 4:40PM
Comic book legend Stan Lee to guest star on Syfy's 'Eureka'It's not as if Syfy's 'Eureka' is lacking in geek cred, but they'll peg the meter next season when, according to TVGuide.com, Stan Lee will make a cameo appearance. The show, about a town built to house and nurture America's most promising scientific geniuses, was just renewed for a fifth season.

The comic book legend joins an already crowded list of guest stars, including Ming-Na ('Stargate Universe'), Wil Wheaton ('Star Trek: The Next Generation'), Jamie Kennedy ('Ghost Whisperer'), Chris Parnell ('Saturday Night Live'), Felicia Day ('The Guild'), and former show regulars Ed Quinn and Matt Frewer, who also recently guest starred on 'True Blood' and 'Supernatural,' respectively.

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Sheldon Crashes Stan Lee's House on 'The Big Bang Theory' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 2nd 2010 3:20AM
The Big Bang Theory, Stan LeeIt's gotta be a major thrill for Sheldon to hang with Stan Lee on 'The Big Bang Theory' (Mon., 9:30PM ET on CBS). Especially since the last time they were supposed to meet, Sheldon ended up in jail.

Still, dude. Crashing your hero's pad when he's in his pajamas? Thirty lashes with a wet Spider-Man comic book.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'The Big Bang Theory' - 'The Excelsior Acquisition' Recap

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 2nd 2010 12:30AM
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(S03E16) I've got to say, I would have enjoyed a little bit more of Stan Lee in this episode. He didn't really get to interact with anyone except for Penny. Even though Sheldon was in the scene, he just kind of hung back before dashing into Stan Lee's house. Instead of seeing another, "what crazy situation can we put Sheldon in" scene, I would have much preferred seeing the events that transpired that ended up leading to Wolowitz and Leonard having gelato with the comic book legend.

In fact, the episode left me with more questions about Stan Lee than it answered. Namely, would he really answer his own door, and do he and Hugh Hefner go pajama shopping together? Because that is a reality show I would be interested in watching.

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Stan Lee's New Comic Already Being Developed for TV

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 10th 2010 7:01PM
It must be awesome to be Stan Lee. Women adore him. Men want to be him. And superheroes bow to his every beck and call. It's a good thing he's using his powers for good instead of evil because if it were the other way around, we would all be screwed.

The comic book legend is working on yet another comic book property. This time, however, A Squared Entertainment and Archie Comics have already started optioning the title for television before the ink and paint on the pages have even had a chance to dry.

His new creation, 'Super Seven,' is about a group of aliens who crash land on Earth and are befriended by Lee who takes them under their wing and helps them regain their work as superheroes.

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Spoilers Anonymous: 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, and much more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jan 29th 2010 6:00PM

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: 30 Rock, 90210, Bones, Castle, Desperate Housewives, Fringe, Glee, Gossip Girl, How I Met Your Mother, Smallville, Supernatural, The Big Bang Theory, and Ugly Betty.

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Mad Men? Meet the X-Men

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 11th 2009 9:30PM
Are you a fan of Mad Men? Are you a fan of X-Men? Have you been hoping that Matt Weiner and Stan Lee would somehow meet up at an exclusive Hollywood party and eventually create a series that combines your two favorite television franchises?

If so, please get out of your house more.

And that hasn't exactly happened but the funny folks at Madatoms have done that for you with their new line of Mad Men/X-Men mash-ups. The shows are actually eerily similar when you think about it. Both of them feature ruthless characters who will stop at nothing for ultimate power. Both deal with the changing intolerance of their respective ages. The only thing missing are the tight fitting spandex outfits, but hey, a man can dream, right?

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Marvel's Super Hero Squad teaser site now live

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 30th 2009 8:04AM
marvel super hero squadBeing a big fan of Cartoon Network's goofy Batman: The Brave and the Bold, I'm really looking forward to the debut of Marvel's Super Hero Squad. The show premieres Sept. 19 on Cartoon Network, and Marvel has already launched a teaser site featuring a fun video preview that could turn out to be the show's opening montage.

Super Hero Squad is based on the toy line and video game of the same name. It features cute and cuddly versions of Marvel heroes, like Wolverine, Iron Man, and the Hulk, protecting Super Hero City from a pint-sized Dr. Doom and other baby baddies. Judging by the preview video, the show will even make room for kid-sized versions of more obscure characters like Fing Fang Foom and MODOK.

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Jimmy Fallon is ... The Recharger!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2009 12:30PM
Jimmy Fallon is a geek. I don't mean this as an insult at all, even he would admit it. So I knew he'd be going to Comic-Con. In this funny clip, he tries to convince a bunch of famous people at the convention (including Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, and the cast of Lost) that his new comic book idea is a winner. (Video also here.)

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Marvel brings out the funny side of superheroes in the animated Hero Up!

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 26th 2009 8:25AM
Super Hero SquadIf you've been reading Marvel Comics, you've probably seen the little gag strips they've put in the back of a lot of them. Super Hero Squad takes all the Marvel heroes and villains and makes them basically parodies of themselves.

Now they're taking that same style to the masses. Hero Up! The Super Hero Squad Show is the new cartoon headed to Saturday mornings. The premise is simple. The heroes hang out in Hero City. The mayor is voiced by Stan "The Man" Lee, who created most of the Marvel Universe ("Excelsior!"). That's right up there with Mayor West on Family Guy in sheer coolness.

Meanwhile, over in Villainville, Dr. Doom and the Lethal Legion are plotting to take over the world. To give you an idea of what kinds of villainy we're dealing with, they did a special cast reading at the convention. It's plot: Dr. Doom's quest to acquire an exclusive My Little Pony collectible. The series kicks off with a four-episode marathon on Cartoon Network September 19, and I'm strangely very excited about it.

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