Gilligan's Island Is Headed to the Movies

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... Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale about how Hollywood continues to destroy independent thought. Gilligan's Island is being made into a movie with Michael Cera as the first choice to play "the lead," which I presume means Gilligan. Of course it's going to be horrible, the writer of Old Dogs is writing it. Sigh. What happened to us? [Variety]

... Michael Imperioli is adept at playing both sides of the law, but in his new acting job he'll stick with the good guys. Imperioli has signed on to ABC's comedy pilot 187 Detroit and will play a detective who's part of a homicide division being mockumented by a camera crew. Yep, it sounds like The Unusuals: Part II. [THR]

... That silly internet petition to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live might actually work, sort of. In case you didn't know, someone started a Facebook group to get White on the sketch show, and the bored denizens of the social-networking universe shrugged and clicked "become a fan." This is true Democracy in action, and the exact reason I'm an anarchist. [Jezebel]

... ABC's The Forgotten is being shortened by a few weeks, with next week's episode labeled the season finale. Which basically means ABC is killing it. First My Own Worst Enemy, now The Forgotten? Christian Slater really needs to take projects whose names don't predict cancellation. What's next, Slater? A staring role in The End of the Road? Gone in Two Weeks? Dr. Cancelled and the Never-to-Returns? [The Live Feed]

... Speaking of actors whose shows get canceled all the time, Lindsay Price (Lipstick Jungle, Eastwick) has joined the ABC comedy pilot Who Gets the Parents?. And with a show name like that, I give it three weeks. Unless Jim Belushi finds a way to star in it; then it will inexplicably hang around forever. [THR]

... The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are leaving Hulu on March 10. It's unclear why, but we're guessing Comedy Central finally came to its senses and realized, "Hey, we host all those shows online on our OWN site, why don't we just have all the Web traffic go there?" [Hulu Blog]

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