Guess Who is Returning to Smallville!

... I suppose this is a slight spoiler for Smallville, but it's already all over the Internet so it's not like it's THAT secret. So avert your eyes if you want to go on radio silence for the show's final season. [Begin spoiler] Look! Down in the sea! Is it a dolphin? Is it a man-shaped buoy? No it's Aquaman! Arthur "AC" Curry, the man who can talk to fish, is returning for November sweeps during the series' ninth episode. Ha, Aquaman. What a tool. [EW]

... In the least surprising announcement since the last least surprising announcement, CNN talk show host Larry King will be replaced by Piers Morgan, just as every single rumor on the subject said. This would have been a big deal 15 years ago. [CNN]

... Judd Apatow has produced two of television's best shows about youth in Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, and as his reward both were canceled well before their time. So he gave the finger to the television industry and became one of film's hottest commodities with movies like The 40 Year Old Virgin. Now he's coming back to TV, putting his name on an untitled HBO comedy from a hot young female scribe following girls in their early 20s. Apatow surrounding himself with hot young women? That's a wise career move! [Deadline]

... TNT and TBS have OK'd four pilots, including TNT's update on the megahit Dallas that follows the offspring of JR and Bobby Ewing [eye roll]. The others: TNT's Perception, a procedural following a neuroscientist. TNT's untitled drama based on the book The Rabbit Factory about a cop. TBS' Brain Trust, following a detective who gets a new shot at resurrecting his career thanks to three geniuses from a think tank. If any of these shows sound good to you, that makes one of us. [Deadline]

... The 'S' in CSI now stands for sexxxxxxxxxy. Battlestar Galactica vixen Katee Sackhoff (she's really nice in real life, by the way) is joining the cast as a potential recurring character. She'll play Detective Reed during November sweeps with a chance to return for more. As much as I like Sackhoff and as much as I'm not much of a CSI fan, this does sound like a good fit for her. [EW]

... MasterChef has been renewed by Fox. It's about cooking, or something. [Broadcasting & Cable]

... Saturday Night Live's Jenny Slate, you're fired. [EW]

... Psych, that lovable show that is still good even when it's bad, is paying tribute to Twin Peaks this fall. The show will head to the fictional town of Dual Spires (ahem) and investigate the murder of a high school student. Guest starring will be Twin Peaks players Sheryl Lee and Sherilyn Fenn (hot mama!), as well as Dana Ashbrook and Ray Wise. How awesome is THAT!? [EW]


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i was hopping that Lex would return!
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if anyone should make a comeback on smallville.... it should be LEX LUTHER.... Smallville has not been the same without Lex around... It has gotten too boring.... N that is sad to see... Smallville used to ROCK...!!!! Get LEX back...!!!
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Who cares about some dumb Aquamen? I really hope Lex Luthor return at lest for few last epsidoes. Series finale without Lex would suck.
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And then I thought it was Michael Rosenbaum as Lex. Pfft.
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Unless it's Lex Luther, I don't care...you can't have Smallville with out Michael Rosenbaum.
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Btw, since Cloe is going to be on five epis, does that mean Oliver is going to switch his attention to Dinah? :D
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We need Lex! We need Kara! Not Aquaman!
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Who is Superman or any great man with out his nemesis or a Lex Luther....come on writers you can do better than that;thats like a scientist that doesn't document every change in research.
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lex needs to return. it's hard to have superman without lex luthor. but that is just me.
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Aquaman NO i want Lex Luther's return!
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I'm glad that Katee will be stopping by CSI.
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They are bringing Kara back
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Who cares about Aquaman? Bring back Laura Vandervoort (Kara) and Serinda Swan (Zatanna) they're both GORGEOUS!!!!! (L)!
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hell yeah, Sherilyn Fenn on Psych? Watch out Tim, SHE'S MINE. I don't want to bit** slap you.
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I always liked Aquaman.
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Glad I stopped watching CSI. Katee Sackhoff? With the exception of BSG, she like the kiss of death to tv shows.
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Most people don't seem to realize that Aquaman has strength and endurance almost as high as Superman -- not quite, but close. He's also supposed to be the King of Atlantis, not a lifeguard.
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About Psych... I wonder if Ray Wise is returning as his priest character from last year, of if they're having him act as someone new. If new, I wonder if they'll have a throw-away scene with Shawn asking if they've met before.
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Am I the only one who gets excited every time they see "Master Chef" on this site? I then quickly realize it doesn't say "Master Chief" and my excitement is gone.

Hopefully the Apatow show is as good as his first 2. I miss them both.
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I don't watch Psych, but I will definitely watch the episode with the Twin Peaks actors because that show was crazy fun to watch.
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A few of the potential TNT and TBS shows you mentioned did sound interesting, since I love detective/mystery shows. Hopefully, they'll be unique and, indeed, interesting.
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Meh, never cared for him
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jenny probably got fired for saying the f word
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Those pilots indeed sound horrible - and I do not mean that in a nice way. Psych 's tribute ep looks great!!
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sucks for jenny slate, i liked her. let's see who else gets fired and replaced by not good people who do stupid skits that i can't stand.
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aquaman... a tool... noo! :-p
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