The latest fall-pilot casting news, from our friends at the Hollywood Reporter and Variety: Dancing with the Stars alum and Price Is Right-host wannabe Mario Lopez has joined the cast of the CW's Eight Days a Week, a comedy about four twentysomethings who toil for NYC movers and shakers. (Lopez is one of said bosses.) On board as three of the ragged-run assistants are singer-actress Christina Milian, Johnny Lewis (The O.C.) and Robert Ri'chard (One on One, as Lopez's lackey). Kyla Pratt (One on One) has landed the lead in the CW's Hell on Earth, about a spoiled rich girl who, after dying, is returned to the living but as an ordinary gal from the wrong side of the tracks. I know it's just like the Jason Biggs pilot. Tembi Locke (Windfall) is Lisa Tucker's ma, while Jon Rowland, Rod Rowland (Veronica Mars), Scarlett Chorvat and Diego Serrano are Born in the USA on Simon Fuller's Fox sudser fancied as EastEnders-in-Philadelphia. Grounded for Life creators...
Smallville Oh no, please don't shoot Clark. We can't lose him. Whatever would we do without him? However would we go on? OK, I kid, but sometimes you just have to with repeats. Clark got his powers back, but not without a doozy of a prophesy: Someone close to him is gonna die — retribution for becoming SuperClark again. The WB is getting a lot of mileage out of this plot point — have you seen the promos? While we're on the subject of network promos, Living with Fran is returning. Yes, this is a guilty pleasure of mine, I admit it. Plus, I have a sneaking suspicion that Beauty and the Geek is about to come back. Maybe it's because they tell us the show's coming back every 15.4 seconds during any given commercial break. So did you catch The O.C.'s Bizarro Se