News Briefs: Celebrity Wife Swap Pairs Announced, Gary Busey and Flavor Flav Included

MUST-SEE REALITY TV NEWS AND I'M NOT JOKING

... ABC will be gifting us with the wonder that is Celebrity Wife Swap in January, and today we found out which celebs the network has conned into participating in this marriage-killer. And you know what? It's kind of glorious. The pairs are: Gary Busey and bisexual pastor Ted Haggard (holy crap!), Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) and singer Carnie Wilson, Niecy Nash (Reno911!) and Tina Yothers (Family Ties), pro wrestler Mick Foley and Antonio Sabato Jr., and the granddaddy of them all, Flavor Flav and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. How did this all of a sudden become the must-see TV event of the year? [USA Today]


OTHER NEWS

... Comedy Central wants you to know when its shows will return in 2012, so they told us so we could tell you. The Daily Show will be back on January 3, Tosh.0 returns January 31, and South Park starts Season 16 on March 14. [Comedy Central, via press release]

... Nickelodeon wants more Fred! The kids' channel has ordered a third Fred movie and a series consisting of twenty eleven-minute episodes. I have no idea what this is, so I'm going to look it up on YouTube and GOOD LORD WHAT IS THIS!? Is this for real? [Deadline Hollywood]

... CBS has a name for the new morning show that will replace The Early Show. Ready for it? Okay, here it comes... CBS This Morning. [CBS, via press release]


CASTING NEWS

... ABC's upcoming drama GCB (which stands for Good Christian Bacon) is getting a visit from Sandra Bernhard and Cheryl Crow, which gives you a pretty good idea what this show will be like. Bernhard's role is secret, but Crow will be playing herself. GCB debuts in March. [TV Guide]

... Pie-f***er Jason Biggs is headed to The Good Wife. He'll play a lawyer who is sued over some legal stuff. [TV Line]

... MTV's surprisingly good Teen Wolf has added three cast members for Season 2. Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan, Private Practice's Stephen Lunsford, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King's Daniel Sharman have signed on. [TV Guide]


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Dec 05, 2011
I well admit teen wolf isnt soooo bad yet lets see how it molds for the 2nd season
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Dec 05, 2011
You should probably apologize for making us aware that Fred thing exists.
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Dec 02, 2011
The trailer for Fred just made me die inside a little. Luckily GCB brought me back to life because bacon is the greatest thing in the world.
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Dec 02, 2011
I don't know what scares me more; Gary Busey or that trailer for Fred. wtf was that? I think that must be what Hell is like.
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Dec 02, 2011
Tim, big THUMBS UP for the Fred! post. I laughed out loud!
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Dec 02, 2011
Wow ABC, we're going the VH1 dirt bag route now? smh
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Dec 02, 2011
I'm going to watch Wife Swap, I love that kind of crap. Looking forward to the CC returns, but the best show on the network is easily Workaholics - pretty much the funniest show on TV.
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Dec 02, 2011
Flavor Flav on Celebrity Wife Swap? Woooooooooooooow!



Oh, how far Nickelodeon has fallen... does the world really need a Fred series?
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Dec 02, 2011
for GCB, did you mean Sheryl Crow? lol



Fred is the most annoying thing in the world, why are kids so stupid enough to watch those movies?
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Dec 05, 2011
Because parents are the ones making it possible.

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Dec 02, 2011
Flavor Flav is married?
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Dec 02, 2011
"CBS This Morning"

Hahaha, that is simply awesome.
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