News Briefs: Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen Will Be a Perfect Match on Anger Management

By Tim Surette

Feb 25, 2013

THIS SHOULD GO WELL NEWS

... Lindsay Lohan will be guest-starring on FX's Anger Management , joining her part-time friend Charlie Sheen . Lohan will play herself and a potential love interest for Sheen's character after he gives her some therapy lessons. And then they'll go to Bible Camp I'm guessing and help build a farm in Kansas. [ EW ]


THE REST OF THE CASTING NEWS

... Supernatural 's Misha Collins is coming back to The CW show in a big way, returning as a regular for Season 9. Collins, who plays the angel Castiel, was last a regular cast member in Season 6 (I believe), but turned into a giant pile of black goo in Season 7. Collins will direct an episode in Season 9. [ TV Line ]

... Greg Grunberg ( Heroes , Alias ) is joining ABC's drama pilot Doubt . In the legal drama about a cop-turned-lawyer named Vincent, Grunberg will play Vincent's high-functioning developmentally disabled brother. The role of Vincent has yet to be cast. [ TV Line ]

... Six Feet Under 's Rachel Griffiths is heading to NBC's Camp . The show has already been ordered to series by the network, with 10 episodes scheduled for this summer. The fun-times dramedy takes place at a summer camp and Griffiths will play the camp director who just got left by her husband. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

... That little kid from Billy Elliot who made everyone cry is grown up and will now fight for America! Jamie Bell has signed on to star in AMC's drama pilot Turn , which follows the country's first group of spies that formed during the War for Independence. [ TV Line ]

... Christine Lahti ( Chicago Hope ) will play a police captain in CBS's Beverly Hills Cop pilot. The show stars Brandon T. Jackson as the son of Axel Foley, and yes, Eddie Murphy is scheduled to make an appearance at least in the pilot episode. That is, if he's not too busy making another Klumps movie. [ TV Line ]

... CBS's drama pilot The Ordained has booked Lost 's Jorge Garcia . The show follows a man from a wealthy family who leaves his position as a priest to join an elite New York law firm in order to prevent the assassination of his politician sister WHAT!? This is kind of story that gets made into a TV show these days? Garcia will play an investigator for the law firm. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

... Community 's Ken Jeong is making sure he has a job next year in the very likely case that the NBC comedy is canceled. Jeong, who plays Senor Chang the Changnesiac on Community , will join ABC's comedy pilot Spy , a remake of the British series. Rob Corddry stars as a dad who accidentally joins the Secret Service to impress his son. Jeong will play the Examiner. [ Deadline Hollywood ]


BUSINESS TIME

... Last night's Oscars broadcast was watched by 40.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen's outdated educated guesses. That's ahead of the 39.3 million who watched last year, leading some to suspect that this year's host Seth MacFarlane may have been a draw, especially for the 18-49 demographic, which rose 11 percent to a 13.0 rating. If that's the case, next year will just be MacFarlane singing about tits and Jennifer Lawrence falling down an endless flight of stairs for three hours. [ Deadline Hollywood ]

... TBS has renewed its nerd-off King of the Nerds for a second season. The reality show features a bunch of young people that producers consider to be nerds doing things that producers consider to be nerdy things in a competition to fulfill stereotypes. [TBS via press release]

... TLC has renewed Breaking Amish for a second season, even after the first season was riddled with accusations of faked backgrounds. The same group of Amish folks will be back next season, and this time they're heading to sunny, electricity-filled Florida. [TLC via press release]

... Have you been really wanting to watch Breaking Bad but your TV is stuck on the Sundance Channel? Good news! The network will be replaying the first four seasons of the AMC hit beginning March 4 at 11pm. So go get some meth and stay up for days watching the best show on TV! [Sundance Channel via press release]


THE BOY WITH A THORN IN HIS SIDE NEWS

... Morrissey was scheduled to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live but has refused to appear after finding out that the cast of Duck Dynasty would also be on the show. Morrissey said: "As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers. If Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty then we must step away." God bless Morrissey. [ THR ]




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  • ldeardorff1 Apr 02, 2013

    Lindsey needs to be locked up for a year to save her life and taken away from her mother.
    Her mother needs to start acting like a mother. The judicial system needs to wake up

  • PIGGYDOOM Mar 14, 2013

    I hate Lindsay Lohan!

  • LeahLefler Feb 26, 2013

    re: Morrissey: Are we surprised? The Smiths had a song AND album called Meat is Murder. It's nice to see someone stay true to their ethics even after they make money off of it.

  • scyfymum2 Feb 26, 2013

    Lindsey Lohan & Charlie Sheen are both train wrecks so they belong together. Not that I'll be watching can't stand Charlie the promos are enough for me to be ill!

  • JT_Kirk Feb 26, 2013

    PS - Spy is now officially going to be canceled in 11 episodes or less. Network cannot handle all that.

  • JT_Kirk Feb 26, 2013

    Eww, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan together, that's a recipe for STDs and shame just watching it.

    Greg Grunberg, take Robert Downey Jr.'s advice from Tropic Thunder before your career is killed.

    Christine Lahti as a police captain? I'm getting tired of "white lady tough guy police captain" characters, it's like an anti-stereotype stereotype, so I hope that's not what they're giving her... but it's CBS so that's totally what they're giving her.

    Seth MacFarlane didn't even dip into his animated show repitoire, that's a whole Oscars broadcast all by itself: "Hey Lois, here's a whore who starred in a movie to tell you about who died! Remember that time I created an In Memoriam reel with Darth Vader?"

    King of the Nerds gets a pickup? I'm surprised, it's fun but feels kinda thin like nobody else is watching.

    Ok Morrissey, that's reasonable, if perhaps a bit strange.

  • maritimer00 Feb 26, 2013

    Morrissey is another PETA rabid individual who thinks the world is better off without humans. As for Duck Dynasty, there's more humor in it than a lot of "approved" sitcoms these days.

  • JT_Kirk Feb 26, 2013

    The world seems to be agreeing with that sentiment, judging by how many elements of it are trying to wipe us out lately.

  • BrokenArrow1119 Feb 26, 2013

    40 million people had NOTHING better to do than watch some lame "awards" show on sunday night? Good grief

  • MarleeCouch Feb 26, 2013

    I did. I watched The Walking Dead :)

  • kanniballl Feb 26, 2013

    I gotta say, I haven't been a huge "Senior Chang" fan ever since he got fired as a professor. Since then, his episodes have been hit or miss. My only real favorites since then were when John Oliver "chased" Chang with his protection-order through the cafeteria (but that was mostly Oliver's portrayal) and a few one-offs like how far he went with D&D.;

    But as a professor... he was my favorite character on the show.

  • ben45tpy Feb 26, 2013

    Billy Elliot in Turn is good news.

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