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

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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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