Thursday, November 29, 2012

NEWS ROUNDUP: Ricky Martin To Judge THE VOICE Australia; Felisha Terrell, Carver Twins Added To TEEN WOLF; Chad Michael Murray Joins SOUTHLAND

Ricky Martin Joins THE VOICE Australia For Season 2; Replaces Keith Urban
he announcement was made on Nine's A CURRENT AFFAIR program in Australia Thursday evening after weeks of speculation.

GENERAL HOSPITAL alum Richard Dean Anderson to play himself on DON'T TRUST THE B IN APT. 23
Anderson will cameo as himself in an upcoming episode of the ABC comedy that stars DAWSON'S CREEK alum James Van Der Beek as a skewed version of himself. The actor becomes the latest star to potentially poke fun at himself on the series, which co-stars Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker.

FOX moves back the return of TOUCH to February 8
The show’s premiere episode is two hours long and features Kiefer Sutherland as a single father who begins a mission with his gifted son Jake (David Mazouz) to help a distraught mom (Maria Bello) locate her missing daughter. The new season also features an appearance by Lukas Haas.

DAYS alum Felisha Terrell, and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES alums Charlie & Max Carver Among New Cast Additions On MTV’s TEEN WOLF
Charlie and Max Carver, Adelaide Kane and Felisha Terrell have landed recurring roles on the 24-episode third season of the show, based on the 1985 movie about a high school student-turned-werewolf.

"While we won't be moving forward with another season of 'The Inbetweeners,' we enjoyed working with the show's creators and such a talented, funny cast," an MTV spokesperson told TheWrap in a statement.

Mark Consuelos Makes Himself Look Ugly in AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
"I’ve been waiting to do something like that,” Consuelos says on a recent morning, sitting at the desk of his production company in downtown New York. “I was ready to shave my head and do something crazy."

BBC America's THE HOUR is not BREAKING BAD good, or MAD MEN good, but it’s close.
The second season is better, as nuclear armament, pornography, and racism more naturally emerge in tandem with the personal conflicts. The longing between Freddie and Bel has shifted in new ways, while Hector has slid into alcoholism and adultery. Accusations of abuse against the troubled Hector form an important part of this season’s plotline.

King has been tapped to guest star on the CBS hit, playing the director of employee relations at the university where Jim Parsons' neurotic doc is employed.

ONE TREE HILL's Chad Michael Murray joins SOUTHLAND
Murray will appear in multiple episodes of the TNT cop drama’s fifth season as Dave Mendoza, a likable cop who is a bit of a loose cannon. His off-duty behavior, however, may not always be the best influence on Ben McKenizie’s Officer Sherman.

Dennis Lehane signs on as "creative consultant" for Season Four of HBO's BOARDWALK EMPIRE
The SHUTTER ISLAND scribe will reunite with fellow writer George Pelecanos, who is coming aboard to executive produce BOARDWALK. The two worked together previously on the HBO drama THE WIRE.

Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. Pilot Adds 'Deadly' New Agent
Brett Dalton will play Agent Grant, one of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s highly-skilled rising stars. He’s deadly, precise, and cool under fire — but not so great with the people skills. Dalton joins previously cast Ming-Na and Clark Gregg, the latter of whom will reprise his big-screen role of agent Phil Coulson.

Syfy looking to be taken more seriously by making a WATERWORLD TV show
Syfy's reasoning is that Waterworld continues to be a decent performer every time they air it—and as Nielsen boxes are not currently capable of measuring ironic and/or drunk viewing, it's considered a big enough hit to think about revisiting Kevin Costner's postapocalyptic panorama of pee-drinking and jet skis on a weekly basis, despite it being one of the most legendary flops of all time.

52 Characters From TEH WIFE, Illustrated

POBOL Y CWM: S4C backs soap's badger episode
S4C has rejected calls by the Welsh government to scrap a repeat of the Welsh language soap opera Pobol y Cwm after controversy about badger culling in an episode.

Ministers complained after a character on the BBC-produced TV series said the Welsh government "doesn't have the backbone" to cull badgers. S4C said it was satisfied the program included a variety of viewpoints.

Lindsay Lohan's Club Brawl: All the Details
The ANOTHER WORLD alum was arrested and charged with assaulting a fellow clubgoer while out at NYC hotspot Avenue early Thursday morning. (Lohan, who was seated at a table right underneath the venue's VIP area, reportedly exchanged words with the wife of the club owner's business associate before punching her in the face.)

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