Zac Efron as Spider-Man? Gross!

... High School Musical dandyfop Zac Efron may have landed the coveted role of the new Peter Parker in the rebooted Spider-Man movie franchise, which will reportedly go back to Parker's high school days. Director Sam Raimi will also not be involved. Translation: The new Spider-Man will suck. Just like the third movie did. [OK! (British tabloid, so beware)]

... Matthew Broderick is going to give TV a shot, joining the comedy pilot Beach Lane. It's about an author who gets hired by a wacky millionaire to run a small-town newspaper in the Hamptons. Sounds like a great fit for Broderick. Oh wait, it's an NBC project. Ick. Good luck with that, dude. [THR]

... Ricky Gervais, creator of the original The Office, has confirmed that the UK's version of Michael Scott, David Brent (who Gervais plays), will be dropping by the US version sometime. Upon seeing Michael and David in the same office, Dwight will insist that they don't touch or occupy the same space as that could result in a rip in the time-space contuum and the end of the universe. Because they're the same person, you see? [The Sun]

... The very funny (or in my opinion, terribly unfunny) Andy Samberg, who became famous by putting his penis inside a gift box and singing about it, is joining the very funny (or in my opinion, terribly unfunny) Parks and Recreation for a guest role. He'll play the head of park security and probably wear a fake mustache and make funny faces, because that's his idea of comedy. [NY Post]

... TLC's Cake Boss has been renewed for a third season. Sweet! (Get it? Zing! Okay, I'll shut up now.) [Orlando Sentinel]

... Remember how everyone was saying Caprica's low premiere numbers were the result of the pilot having been released online for free a few months ago? Well the second episode came around and drew even less viewers: 1.4 million to the premiere's 1.6 million. Oops. BSG this ain't. [TV By The Numbers]

... Lost fan? Drop what you're doing and check out this AWESOME interactive timeline to refresh your island knowledge. Be sure to listen to the audio clips from Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse. [NY Times]

... You know what we don't have enough of? Shows about New York City cops! Thankfully, CBS has picked up a pilot for Reagan's Law, about a family of NYPD officers. Phew. The network also picked up something we need more of: a medical drama! Now if only someone would make a show about lawyers... [THR]

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Agree Re: "Parks and Recreation"... :op
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zac has ruined spider-man, believe it
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Zac Efron+Spidey=Ick.
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I will wait and hope that the Scranton branch will offer an episode of comedy gold for Ricky Gervais. NBC needs somebody to throw them a bone. I still do not think this makes up for Coupling.
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Andy Sandburg is funny! I would have loved to see him win his Grammy.
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If they wanted to go back to high school they should look even younger. This is so sad. I hear that Luke Perry is available. Those sideburns might be retro-cool by now.
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They don't want an awesome movie, they want something that can sell tickets, and this dude, i don't know why, makes scary teenagers go wild. So, who cares about acting when you got some dude that will make avery freaking teenager from 12 to 18 go see the movie?
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I just hope that Zac Efron didnt sing att all. Otherwise, it WILL be weird.
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I'm through with Spider-Man.
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id rather Zac Efron as Peter Parker coz hes easy on the eyes ;) i wish he would play Marty McFly if they remake Back to the Future
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no no no whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :'( i hate zac efron
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I don't mind Zac being Peter Parker as long as he mans up to the role and leaves that Disney/Kiddie acting garbage behind like Shia LeBouf did for his career.
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ENOUGH of "BSG" this ain't when talking about Caprica. OF COURSE IT'S NOT - that's the whole frackin' point. This is simply the case of "well, if it's not BSG I'm just not going to like it". Ignoramuses. The series stands beautifully on its own, get it through your thick heads!
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I heard it was meant to be Rob. Pattinson.



And WHOOOO HOO! Sounds like a tops office ep!
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Yay! Time for a sexy spiderman! =P
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I agree with dragon22a... However, he should be a great actor, not just some overly-hyped and popular actor. I will give the movie a chance, for the sake of spidey fans everywhere. Efron surely is athletic I will give you that, but it doesn't really matter if you can't bring out the humor. That's why Ryan Reynolds will be a great DEADPOOL!!
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"... You know what we don't have enough of? Shows about New York City cops! Thankfully, CBS has picked up a pilot for Reagan's Law, about a family of NYPD officers. Phew. The network also picked up something we need more of: a medical drama! Now if only someone would make a show about lawyers..." LOL :>
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Please, for the love of god, do not make Efron Spider-man. What you need for the reboot is an unknown with no big roles under his belt. Maybe a few supporting roles but nothing big. He has to be able to pull off the athletics and wise cracking of Spider-man but also the drama of Peter Parker.
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Imma big Spidey fan. And I was very glad to know that there'd be a Spider-man 4. But after what they did to the franchise, it left me heartbroken. What was wrong with Toby, Kristen, or Sam?
Zac Efron can't be Spider-man. He doesn't look lke it and he's very MUSICAL!!
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If Zac Efron is smart, he would not take the Spiderman deal, it's potentially a career killer! And really, cops/doctors/lawyers are super overdone, pls for God's sake get some new ideas people!
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As if the reboot wasn't enough.. They've officially killed the spiderman franchise
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i agree , what is wrong with this guy? doesnt like anything , by the way , samberg is awesome ....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DA GROUND !
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I thought joseph gordon levitt was going to play spiderman he would actually do good in the part!
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Zac Efron is an awful actor. Find a young guy who can actually act!
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Does this writer like anything....what a douche.
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Zac Efron? Ugg.
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"dandyfop?" My new favorite word of the day.
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I really, really like the idea of actually having Spiderman in high school this time around. But Zac Efron? They cant be serious.
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rick moranis would be a better spiderman than that dude LOL
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i like Pars and Recreation! but not Andy Samburg
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Oops. Yep! Fixed the decimal places problem. Thanks all
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I never liked tobey as Spiderman, specially in the third that "bad to the bone spidey" impersonation was ridiculous. I woulda prefer Jake Gylenhall since the beggining.
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ew Zac Efron? no thank you
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I think that is supposed to be 1.6 million and 1.4 million, Since 16 and 14 million would be the two of the highest rated cable shows of all time.
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Did anyone think Tobey Maguire could be Spider-Man? Look how it turned out. Pretty good.
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why does Sony think that they need to reboot Spider-Man? The movies aren't that old and they were still good. When they redid Batman in Batman Begins the movies were about dead because the latest ones sucked so bad and they wanted to go in a different direction. Spider-Man 3 wasn't good because they had to many bad guys for him to fight and I didn't think they spent enough time on back stories.
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No way he'll be spiderman.
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Zac Effron as the new Peter Parker/Spider-Man?! No way! That guy doesn't even have what it takes to be an actor! If they want to make a new Spider-Man movie, then start by casting someone new that public doesn't know yet...
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Since when did 14 million viewers become bad for a Friday night cable show?
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Agreed. If Zac Efron is the new Spiderman, I will probably not go see it. And that's coming from a very big superhero movie fan.
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High School Spiderman?? Wow, this is really a step in the wrong direction for the franchise.
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Spider Man 3 was a great movie.

This new thing however has no possible way of being good.
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It's called acting for a reason. The Peter in the animated series didn't look nerdy either but that was an excellent series.
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