Don't piss off a Sith. Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars launches a spectacular three-episode arc on Friday that finds Darth Sidious issuing a fatwa on superstar assassin Asajj Ventress. The problem: She's becoming way too powerful and, therefore, no longer trustworthy. Naturally, Sid makes his apprentice Count Dooku do the dirty work, to prove his loyalty, but Ventress survives Dooku's murder attempt and bitterly vows to destroy her master. She'll need help with that, of course, and it comes in the form of a new badass character named Savage Opress. Here's the cool part: He's the brother of Darth Maul!
Richard Dreyfuss is joining Sci Fi Channel's Tin Man, playing a wizard known as Mystic Man, Reuters reports. This leaves the roles of Raw, a wolverine creature, and Cain, a former policeman with a scarred heart, to be cast in the Oz-some miniseries. Exclusive: Clancy Brown (Lost) will play Rudy Blue, "a fallen baseball idol whose all-star career is overshadowed by sketchy investments and sexual indescretions," on the April 9 episode of FX's The Riches (premiering Mar. 12). Big You-know-who has been replaced by... Cliff Clavin. Cheers' John Ratzenberger has claimed Vincent Pastore's spot on Dancing with the Stars, ABC announced on Friday.