Taylor Kitsch and Adrienne Palicki Are Returning to Friday Night Lights Next Season

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... Friday Night Lights fans, rejoice! Taylor Kitsch and Adrienne Palicki, a.k.a. Teeeeeeeeeeeyum and Tahhhhhhhhhhyra, are making multiple-episode appearances in the show's fifth (and probably final) season! What with Zach Gilford's previously-announced return, Season 5 is shaping up to be quite the Panther reunion. [Ausiello]

... NCIS fans, rejoice, too! Michael Weatherly is officially returning next season, after a presumably painfully long/annoying negotiations process. Sean Murray (who plays McGee) is the only cast member left to sign on for Season 8. But on the bright side, look forward to plenty more wisecracks and wistful glances between Tony and Ziva. Oh, and more general badassery. [Ausiello]

... Coldplay has jumped on the Glee bandwagon! After initial resistance, the band has agreed to let FOX's hit show use its musical library in upcoming episodes. Here's what I'm thinking: Artie (Kevin McHale) dream-dancing to "Viva La Vida," Puck (Mark Salling) serenading a pretty girl with "Green Eyes," Will (Matthew Morrison) winning back Emma (Jayma Mays) with "Fix You," and Rachel (Lea Michele) belting out "In My Place," diva-style. Ryan Murphy, I'm talking to you. [Yahoo]

... Michaele Salahi, a.k.a., the White House party crasher, is stretching her 15 minutes of fame into an entire season of television: She's going to be one of The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C., meaning she'll never, ever learn the meaning of the word "overexposure." [THR]

... In other worn-out-welcomes news, former Bachelor Jake Pavelka is guest-starring on Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva later this season. He'll play a contestant on a dating show within the show. Creative! [US Magazine]

... In addition to his $#@* My Dad Says gig this fall, William Shatner is directing a new documentary about his roots in Canada and his role as Star Trek's Captain Kirk. And he's not the only old dude keeping busy: David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, is producing an indie comedy, entitled The Greatest Movie Ever Made. And they say you can't teach old dogs new tricks. [THR & New Haven Independent]

... Donald Trump's newest prize for reality show contestants? Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth. That's right. On Trump's new dating show, Donald J. Trump Presents the Ultimate Merger, a bunch of bachelors vie for her affection. Wait, wasn't she going to become a minister or something? [LA Times]

... Breathe a sigh of relief, guys. TLC has renewed Little People, Big World for a sixth season. [Variety]

... Faran Tahir (Captain Robau in the J.J. Abrams version of Star Trek) is heading to Warehouse 13 to play a Regent who protects the Warehouse. [Ausiello]


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