TV News – 8/17/09

Just another Manic Monday πŸ˜‰ How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was busy and entertaining. How about True Blood last night, that was a great episode, sexy, sweet and emotional all wrapped up into one hour, TV at it’s best :)Okay enough about that let’s get on with some news.

The new dance cast for Dancing with the Stars upcoming season has been announced and for once I’m actually interested in a few of them.

With stars like Macy Gray, Mya and Kelly Osborne it’s going to appeal to many different people, and I’m sure the teens will tune in to see Aaron Carter, lol. Also appearing is The Chairman from Iron Chef (Mark Dacascos) and everyone’s favorite former teenage witch, Melissa Joan Hart, meaning it’s going to be one interesting season. For the complete list of the ‘stars’ on the upcoming season head on over to The Futon Critic and check it out !

More news after the jump.

A couple bits of casting news for Friday Night Lights, with Matt Lauria (Lipstick Jungle) cast to play a junior named Luke and Michael B. Jordan (The Wire) as a bad boy Vince. These two boys will not be friends though, in fact they’ll be in each other’s faces a lot this season, as their both cast as regulars. I liked Lauria in Lipstick Jungle so I’m sure I’ll like him on FNL, and as for Jordan, giving the great writing on FNL I bet the dangerous Vince will be someone we either love or hate, either a perfect thing. Source

Also in the casting news, The Beautiful Life has cast a sexy older woman for Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) to hook up with, and that lady is Jaime Murray (Dexter, Valentine). Murray will play Vivienne, a wardrobe stylist who gets her cougar claws into Isaac (Corbin Bleu). This story line seems a little creepy, but after playing Lila Tournay on Dexter, this role should be a walk in the park. Source

Finally, I reported last week that Paula Abdul would be appearing on Ugly Betty this coming season, but the network has confirmed that the discussions between the two parties are not proceeding as expected. Abdul was supposed to start taping this week, so who knows what’s going on now, but I will keep you posted as always. Do you think Simon Cowell begged for her to return to Idol? Who knows, but I’d love to hear your thoughts? Source

That’s it for tonight but be sure to catch new episodes of The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It on ABC Family tonight, as well as a new episode of Nurse Jackie on Showtime tonight at 10:30 pm.

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