News Briefs: Summer Glau Is Returning to Alphas


... OMG did someone say Summer Glau? The sci-fi starlet will return to Syfy's Alphas in Season 2, to reprise her role as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who's a whiz with electronics. She appeared in one episode of the first season, and her character was last seen running away from authorities after helping out the team. Also appearing in Season 2 will be Sean Astin, C. Thomas Howell, and Lauren Holly. Note: Because she's a guest star, the Summer Glau Curse (which DOESN'T ACTUALLY EXIST) does not apply. [Syfy via press release]


... ABC's Once Upon a Time has grabbed two cool actresses for Season 2. Jamie Chung (Sucker Punch) is Asian and super hot, so obviously she's going to play Mulan. She'll be around on a recurring basis. Also joining the cast will be Sarah Bolger (The Tudors), who will take on the role of Sleeping Beauty. Bolger was one of the daughters in 2002's In America, a movie that always reduces me to a blubbering mess because I'm sensitive. Please don't tell anyone that! It would be embarrassing if that information got out into the public! [EW / Deadline Hollywood]

... Brit whatever-she-is (singer? Hostess? Actress? Attention seeker?) Cheryl Cole has booked an appearance on Glee, according to reports. There are no details on her role yet. Not like I would have cared enough to tell you anyway. [Marie Claire UK]

... Ringer's Kristoffer Polaha will give another new show a shot next season. He'll join CBS's streetwise legal drama Made in Jersey this fall, where he'll play an elite associate at the firm where the show takes place. Polaha's resume includes Ringer, Life Unexpected, Miss/Guided, and Valentine, so I'm sure Made in Jersey will last at least five episodes. [TV Line]


... You've been waiting for the CBS dating show 3 forever now! Well, you'll have to wait a little longer. CBS has pushed back the premiere of the show, which follows three ladies as they test out the dating scene, to July 29 so as not to compete with the finale of The Bachelorette. [Washington Post]

... Fox's new dating show Take Me Out has been kicked out of any real time slot after crummy ratings. Starting July 12, the George Lopez-hosted reality lump of garbage will no longer air on Thursdays and will die off on Saturdays beginning that same week. How could this show not have worked!? I'm shocked, I tell you. [TV Guide]

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