TV News – 10/02/09

TGIF! It’s been an exciting week in TV and in life, overall exciting in a good way. A few interesting bits of news, so I’ll get started.

Is it possible that How I Met Your Mother might have FINALLY cast the mother? I reported earlier that the 100th episode of HIMYM could possibly be the reveal of the mother, and Rachel Bilson (The O.C. ) has just been cast for a role on the show. Could it be? Ausiello seems hopefully and I’m on the band wagon, PLEASE let it be for real this time no more maybes (ie. Sarah Chalke). I know we’re all probably hoping for the holy grail of story lines but I’m still holding out 🙂 I think Rachel Bilson is a great choice if she is indeed the choice… which I hope she is 😉 Source

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Some casting news from a couple ABC shows for you today. FlashForward has cast Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell) for a recurring role as the “nemesis of FBI Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes)”. Although this show isn’t as great as I thought it would be, but I’m sure it’ll pick up.
Also, Josh Lawson has been cast to replace Eric Christian Olsen, as the male lead in Romantically Challenged, the ABC comedy starring Ayssa Milano. This show looks decent but doesn’t bode well when the male lead is already being replaced before it’s actually on air 🙁 Source

According to Ausiello, Nate’s wealthy cousin, Tripp Vanderbilt (Aaron Tveit), will be coming back to Gossip Girl for at least six episodes in November. It seems that Tripp will “announce that he’s running for office (possibly the senate) and Nate will get involved with his campaign.” I’m interested in this story line because Tveit was awesome on the show last time, but also because this will give Nate a bit more screen time and that can never be bad 🙂

Alright, that’s it for tonight. Check back later this weekend or early Monday for my weekly review, where I’ll discuss shows like Glee and the season premiere of Private Practice. Enjoy your weekend!

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