Now that they've flipped through The Vampire Diaries and conjured all things Supernatural, the CW is looking to dig up another genre fave: zombies.
The CW is developing a script for the hour-long drama Awakening, about two sisters who face off against one another just as a zombie uprising begins. (This being the CW, we can probably assume Awakening will boast the best-looking zombies in the history of the genre.)
With original Beverly Hills, 90210 stars Jason Priestley and Luke Perry both turning down invitations to reprise their iconic characters on The CW's reboot, their collaboration on Hallmark Movie Channel's Goodnight for Justice may be the closest we'll ever get to a Brandon-Dylan reunion. Priestley's participation this time is strictly behind the scenes, directing his former costar in a role Perry created for himself: righteous Old West judge John Goodnight. Perry, now 45, and Priestley, 41, reminisce with TV Guide Magazine.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
It's every performer's goal: joining the Screen Actors Guild. Proud card-carrying members share their stories.
"I got my SAG card doing the first ever commercial for Dasani bottled water. I thought I only got the part because of my red hair but then the commercial was shot in black and white and I realized I got the part could I could sell the s--- out of overpriced bottled water." — Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, nominee for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Sure, getting a brand-new house to replace an aging double-wide trailer was "a dream." But for Jeanne Brown, seeing her 12-year-old daughter Katrina "smile like she used to," when she met Justin Bieber, was the best part of her Extreme Makeover: Home Edition experience.
CMT rolls out its first scripted series: this good-natured sitcom starring Reba alum Melissa Peterman as a single mom who moves her three kids (and her slacker younger brother) into a wealthy suburb to give the kids a better life, and takes a job in a supermarket. That won't make her wealthy herself, of course, and there are plenty of poverty jokes (this is a comedy) in the back-to-back opening episodes. Peterman enhances them with her physical-comedy talents. Ed Asner plays her curmudgeonly neighbor and coworker. — Paul Droesch
Read on for previews of SpongeBob SquarePants, Track and Field, Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star, Four Biggest Wedding Blunders and Real Time with Bill Maher.
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Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Excuse for Facial Hair: White Collar mixes style and substance for its flashback episode. Fans finally learn how Neal met his love, Kate, and future partner-in-crime(-solving) Peter. But much more importantly, we get to see Tim DeKay rock a mustache! Your move, Bradley Whitford.
10. Cheapest False Alarm: Remember all those promos for that catastrophic tsunami on Hawaii Five-0? "This is one wave you don't want to ride," CBS warned us. Yeah, it never happened. It turns out the tsunami warning signal was a fake, instigated by a hacker who wanted to create an evacuation as a diversion. We haven't felt this cheated since Rob Lowe "died" for a hot second on Brothers & Sisters (the first time).
9. Worst Display of Emotion: The dysfunction between Sammi and Ronnie reaches a new high...
It was the highly anticipated Sammi-Ron face jab episode this week on the Jersey Shore. And amidst the couple's severe dysfunction, Deena managed to become the center of a kinky rumor, Snooki bought a stripper pole, and the house got two new furry roommates. ...