Alyssa Milano, who is already set to star in ABC’s midseason show, Romantically Challenged, will also pull a guest spot on the Alphabet’s Castle. Milano will play a former love of Nathan Fillion’s title character.
The Who have been announced as the halftime performers for Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010, according to SI.com. The NFL has yet to officially confirm the report, saying, “When we
have something to announce, we’ll announce it.”
Jeffrey Tambor has joined star David Tennant on the NBC pilot, Rex Is Not Your Lawyer. Rex, from Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun, centers on Rex
Alexander (Tennant), a top Chicago litigator who begins suffering
panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves
in court. Tambor will portray Rex’s therapist who specializes in anxiety disorders, while also suffering from one himself; he will also be dating Rex’s mother.
Hayden Panetierre will co-exec produce HMS, a new medical school drama for the The CW from Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza). Show will deal with bright med students at Harvard Medical School and described as a younger Grey’s Anatomy. Jones will serve as exec producer and writer.
Spike TV will debut a new auto-themed show, Unique Autosports: Miami. Show is described as a cross between Pimp My Ride and Cribs and will feature sports celebrities and their cars. It will center around an auto customization shop that serves upscale celebrities and premieres Feb 28th. “The auto ingenuity of Unique Autosports coupled with the star
power of his friends and clients on the show make this series the
perfect complement to Spike TV’s PowerBlock lineup,” said John
Griffin, vp programming at Spike TV. Among stars to be featured on the eight half-hour episodes include Lebron James, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tony Stewart, Fat Joe and others.
Syfy is picking up the comedy, Outer Space Astronauts. The show, from creator/exec producer Russell Barrett and exec
producers David O. Russell and Scott Puckett, is a futuristic
comedy about eight military misfits who journey to the far reaches
of the galaxy on board the O.S.S. Oklahoma. The comedy will premiere Dec. 8th and feature live action, 2D and 3D animation technology.
Fox has ordered a pilot for the comedy, Keep Hope Alive. Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton and Olesya Rulin will star. Project is from My Name is Earl creator Greg Garcia and centers on Jimmy (Neff), a 25-year-old man
raising an infant with the help of his quirky family after the
mother of the baby, with whom he had a one-night stand, ends up on
death row. Plimpton will play Jimmy’s no-nonsense mother who got pregnant with
him when she was 16 and has no interest in raising another
Rulin will play a smart waitress whom Jimmy considers the perfect
woman to help him raise his daughter.