V Is Going for a Cliffhanger, Cancellation Fears Be Damned

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... Confidence is an admirable quality. But someone at V may be a little too confident. The science-fiction drama's second-season finale will end on a big cliffhanger, which normally wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that the show might not be back for Season 3. Ratings have placed the show squarely on the bubble list of programs awaiting renewal, but producers are carrying on with the story as if their return is guaranteed. Danger zone! [EW]

... TNT's The Closer is entering its final season, but the network has signed a deal to extend it by six episodes and possibly launch a spin-off series called Major Crimes. The now-21-episode final season will air in three chunks, consisting of 10 episodes this summer, five episodes over the winter, and six in the summer of 2012. The only apparent reason for this is to purposely confuse people. [EW]

... CSI is bringing back the boss! The Gil Grissom character, played by William Petersen, will cameo in an upcoming episode. It's unclear when the appearance will air, but Petersen has reportedly already shot his bit—so expect to see it sometime in the next month. [EW]

... Richard Dreyfuss is joining the cast of Parenthood for the series' final four episodes of this season. Dreyfuss, of Jaws and Mr. Holland's Opus, will play a friend of Zeek's (Craig T. Nelson) who was once a great theater producer. [TV Line]

... Drug and sex addict Charlie Sheen is in rehab. And in this case, rehab happens to be located at his home. This should work out great. [TMZ]

... The Screen Actors Guild handed out a few trinkets this weekend, and Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire took home the awards for best overall casts. Individual honors went to Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), and Betty White (Hot In Cleveland). Really? Betty White? Really? [SAG]

... Jordana Brewster is heading to Dallas. The TNT show is updating the classic primetime soap and already has original Dallas members Cynthia Cidre, Warner Horizon, and Larry Hagman on board. Brewster will play Elena, the ranch cook's daughter. [TV Line]

... The actor who will play the new cinema Superman has been cast, and it's a good one. Former The Tudors stud Henry Cavill will wear the cape of the Man of Steel in Zach Snyder's take on the superhero. The British actor played Henry VIII's easy-on-the-eyes buddy Charles Brandon. This makes the current Superman, Batman (Christian Bale), and Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) all British. [The Hollywood Reporter]


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