Lost reunion on Californication

Lost actors Jorge Garcia and Maggie Grace will reunite in Californication’s sixth season. The pair, who played Hurley and Shannon on Lost, will appear together in one episode of the David Duchovny series.

30 Rock actress goes to police over Twitter abuse

30 Rock actress Sherri Shepherd has taken police action against Twitter users who continue to post abusive and offensive messages about her. One such tweet read: “Somebody should drag [Shepherd] in a back alley and rape [her].” Continue reading »

Skins actor returning to series

Former Skins actor Jack O’Connell will re-join the series for a special collection of episodes next year. The actor, who featured in the third and fourth seasons, played James Cook.

Lost actor joins Sons of Anarchy

Lost actor Harold Perrinaeu has joined the cast of Sons of Anarchy for its fifth season. The actor, who played Michael Dawson in Lost, will take on the role of an ex-drug kingpin. Continue reading »

Phillippe joins new cop drama

Ryan Phillippe will lead the cast in a new cop drama pilot for the CBS network. The actor will play a cop who experiences a rapid career progression from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.

Lost actor joins Fringe

Former Lost actor Henry Ian Cusick has landed a guest role on Fringe plying an FBI agent. Cusick is best known for his role as Desmond Hume on Lost between 2005 and 2010.

New pilot from How I Met Your Mother creators

The Fox network has picked up a new comedy pilot from the creators of How I Met Your Mother. The Goodwin Games will follow three estranged siblings who reconnect to inherit their late father’s fortune.

Homer most downloaded GPS voice

Homer Simpson has been named as the most downloaded GPS navigation voice by the Guinness Book of World Records. The voice was launched in 2009 and has out-sold all other download competitors by three-to-one.

Oprah begs for viewers

Oprah Winfrey has been accused of begging viewers to watch her struggling channel OWN. Winfrey tweeted yesterday asking viewers with Nielsen boxes to switch over to her channel rather than watch the Grammys.

Friends props up for auction

A collection of memorabilia from the set of Friends is to be auctioned off in Los Angeles including the Central Perk’s orange couch that featured since season four, numerous prints from character’s bedrooms and the broken yellow frame that decorated the peephole on one of the apartment doors.

J.J. Abrams working on new series

J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn are developing a new drama called Maine that will be set in an inn in the state of Maine.

Lost actor joins Castle

Lost actor Mark Pellegrino has signed on for a role on Castle. Pellegrino, who played Jacob on Lost between 2009 and 2010, will take on the role of a club owner on Castle.

Barkin to guest on Modern Family

Actress Ellen Barkin will make a guest appearance on Modern Family, possibly appearing alongside Greg Kinnear who was announced to be featuring on the show as Phil’s (Ty Burrell) business partner.

Rihanna to feature on X Factor USA

Simon Cowell has confirmed that Rihanna will have a guest judging role on the upcoming X Factor USA series.

Lost actress joins Hawaii Five-0

Another former Lost actress is joining the cast of Hawaii Five-0 for its second season. Tania Raymonde will film a guest appearance on the show alongside former cast-mates Daniel Dae Kim and Terry O’Quinn.

Lopez developing show

Jennifer Lopez is working with the creators of Ugly Betty on a new TV project. It is believed the show will centre on the lives of three Latino sisters and their relatives.

New animated comedy picked up

American network FX has picked up the rights to an animated series which features the voices of Justin Long and Kristen Bell. The series in currently titled Unsupervised and comes from the writers and producers of Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Lost “deleted” scene released at Comic Con

Lost creators Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse unveiled a so-called “deleted” scene from the series at their Comic Con 2011 panel ‘Totally Lost: One Year Later’ this week. The clip was said to prove that the series was planned all along but in reality it was shot just a few weeks ago as a special treat for Comic Con attendees.

Goodman signs on for Community

John Goodman has signed on to appear in the third season of Community. The Big Lebowski actor will play the vice dean of the school of air conditioning repair on the comedy series.

Kerr lands TV role

Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr has signed on for a role in the Project Runway All-Stars reality series. The role is said to be a springboard or her to break into film acting.

Series regular cast on House

Actress Odette Annable has landed a series regular role on House as a doctor at a prison. Annable has previously appeared in the likes of Brothers & Sisters and the J.J. Abrams film Cloverfield.

Lost actor joins new Sinbad series

Lost actor Naveen Andrews has been cast in a new British series, entitled Sinbad, that is based on the iconic mythological character but given a modern twist.

Neighbours to have first gay couple

Neighbours will have its first ever gay couple on the series later this year when a former Home and Away actor join the cast as a love interest for an existing character. While there have been gay characters on the soap in the past, as far as a couple is concerned it is a first for Neighbours.

NBC wins My Name is Earl lawsuit

NBC bosses have won a lawsuit against a writer who claims he created the concept for My Name Is Earl. The man sued the network back in 2008 after he alleged the sitcom was ripped off a script called Karma he wrote and shopped around to TV networks in 1995.

NSYNC member plans boyband reality series

Former NSYNC member Lance Bass has announced plans for a new boyband reality series. Bass has gathered together a judging panel made up of former members of boybands such as Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and NSYNC.

Jersey Shore cast hold out for more pay

The cast of MTV reality series Jersey Shore will reportedly earn their highest salaries yet in the show’s fifth season after holding out for more pay. The network was attempting to sign them on the same contracts as the fourth season but lawyers for the cast members refused negotiations unless they were redrawn under new terms.

Characters revealed for new Chris Lilley series

Summer Heights High creator Chris Lilley has announced the characters for his new comedy series Angry Boys. The Australian will play a juvenile detention worker, an overprotective Japanese mother, a former pro surfer and a black rapper as well as reprising his role as the Sims brothers from his first series We Can Be Heroes.

MTV announces two Jersey Shore spin-offs

MTV has announced two Jersey Shore spin-off series that will feature Snooki, JWoww and Pauly D. The first will feature the girls as they deal with life and love while the second will follow Pauly D as he travels the world as a DJ.

Italian Jersey Shore delayed

The season of Jersey Shore set to be shot in Italy has been delayed thanks to the banding together of Italian nightclubs and hotels who are against the series. Venues are reportedly resistant to allowing the series to shoot on their premises due to the extreme behaviour of the cast members.

Lost actress to guest on CSI finale

Lost actress L. Scott Caldwell will make a guest appearance in the season finale of CSI. The actress will play the former mother-in-law of Laurence Fishburne’s Langston.

UK MasterChef takes on Aussie image

The original UK version of MasterChef has taken inspiration from the mega-popular Australian version and revamped its set and format. The UK series has dropped its low-key kitchen and style and will now resemble the Australian version, complete with a brand new kitchen.

Sheen offers to pay crew’s wages

Charlie Sheen has reportedly offered to pay the crew of sitcom Two and a Half Men for the two weeks hiatus they were forced to take while he was dealing with personal issues. Sheen has agreed to pay one-third of their salaries if CBS and Warner Bros come to the party and pay the rest.

Top Gear’s Mexican comments cut from US broadcast

Top Gear’s controversial Mexican comments will be cut from the broadcast when the show airs in the US next week. Whether or not the reason behind this move was because of the estimated 30 million people of Mexican descent living in the US is not known.

Lost actor joins pilot

Lost actor Henry Ian Cusick will take the lead role in a new pilot by Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. The Emmy-winning actor will feature in the PR pilot alongside actress Kerry Washington.

Death on NCIS set

A security guard was killed yesterday on the set of crime drama NCIS after he was hit by a wayward van. The man was struck by the vehicle as it left the road and veered into the area in which he was working. Production has been suspended indefinitely.

A new pilot from Lost creator J.J. Abrams has been greenlit by CBS.

The project, Person of Interest,  is the brainchild of both Abrams and screenwriter Jonah Nolan, brother of Dark Knight and Inception director Christopher Nolan.

Details about the pilot are fairly limited but Entertainment Weekly understands that it centres on a CIA officer who is presumed dead working on a secret project for a reclusive billionaire.