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'Glee' Adds 'American Dreams' Actress, 'Battlestar Galactica' Vet Books 'CSI: Miami' Role & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 11th 2011 11:35AM
Vanessa LengiesThe student body of McKinley High School keeps on growing. 'American Dreams' actress Vanessa Lengies has booked a recurring role on 'Glee.'

According to TVLine, Lengies will play Sugar, a new student who can't carry a tune. Lengies joins 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Cougar Town' actor LaMarcus Tinker as new recurring players on the hit Fox show. Tinker will play the new love interest for Amber Riley's Mercedes character.

Lengies currently plays Kelly Epson on TNT's 'HawthoRNe.'

In other casting news ...

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Gone Too Soon: My So-Called Life

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 31st 2009 2:40PM
My So-Called Life
With the news coming down this week that MTV is adapting the UK's teen sensation Skins for American audiences, it became obvious which show I was going to do next for this column. The thing about Skins that works so well is that it rings of authenticity, which is rare in teen programming. It also features teenagers who are truly acting their age; no old dudes with male pattern baldness pretending to be high school sophomores.

We've seen all this before. A long time ago, before The WB and UPN built programming models for teen audiences, there was a little show on ABC that nobody really knew what to do with. My So-Called Life tackled teen issues, not in "a very special episode" way, but in a raw, unfiltered way. It was wonderful.

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My So-Called Life, Complete Series - DVD review

by Jen Creer, posted Nov 16th 2007 3:01PM
MSCL cast"This life has been a test. If this had been an actual life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do."-- Angela Chase

Say what you will about My So-Called Life: It was a pivotal show in American TV History. Although it was canceled after only two years and 19 episodes, when MTV picked it up and began showing it round the clock, it acquired a cult following that keeps it resonant even today.

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Ask TV Squad: Whatever happened to Eyes?

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 19th 2006 12:44PM
EyesTV Squad reader Teri asks:

"Whatever happened to the ABC show Eyes?"

Thanks, Teri, for opening up an old, painful wound. I thought I had forgotten all about Eyes, the fantastic, quirky private eye series starring Tim Daly that ABC ran for a few episodes last year. And now you've gone and reminded all of us that it's gone. It's like an acid flashback.

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