This Just In: Is FlashForward Doomed?

Does casting news spell the end for ABC freshman series? Plus, news on Jessica Alba, Glee and more

By Kristin Dos Santos, Jenna Mullins Mar 29, 2010 5:45 PMTags
FlashForward, Joseph Fiennes, John ChoRon Tom/ABC

FlashForward: This can't be good. Christina Woods (Janice) has been cast as the female lead in the NBC comedy pilot Perfect Couples. This makes the third (!) FlashForward castmember to land a role on a new pilot for the coming TV season. Ryan Wynott (Dylan) has joined The Cape, a drama pilot for NBC, and last week Zachary Knighton signed on as the male lead in ABC's Happy Endings.

So does this mean FlashForward is doomed? And what's the latest news on Jessica Alba, Glee and True Blood?

A FlashForward source tells us the actors' new roles are "in second position until there's official word of a pickup." ABC has not yet renewed the series for a second season, and no announcement is expected to be made until May 18. Well, don't just sit there! You can vote for FF in Save One Show right here, and check out the next episode this Thursday. And if you black out and see what happens May 18, write it on the board, will ya?

Project Runway: Jessica Alba will serve as a guest judge on Thursday's episode. Clearly, it's because Heidi Klum was running out of flawlessness, and the competition needed someone to pick up the slack. Yeah, right. The designer hopefuls will have to create an outfit for an "opinionated celebrity," and Jessica will assist in the judging. Who is the opinionated celebrity? Susan Sarandon! Kidding, it will actually be Heidi herself.

Glee: Sources confirm that Glee is looking for a "fiftysomething Filipina or Hispanic actress" who will have a recurring role as, get this, Sue Sylvester's (Jane Lynch) maid, Amelda. We can only assume that Sue will be extremely PC and appropriate with her. Or the exact opposite of that.

The Mentalist: It's Bring Your Spouse to Work Day! Owain Yeoman, who plays investigator Wayne Rigsby, will appear with his real-life wife, Lucy Davis, on the May 6 episode. Lucy will play Daphne, the widow of a murder victim.

True Blood: Waiting does suck, but this new promo for season three makes it less sucky.

24: We know, the pain from the cancellation is still fresh, but 24 on the big screen is still a big possibility. A film has been in the works since February, and star Kiefer Sutherland says he and executive producer Howard Gordon are "excited about the opportunity to create the feature film version of 24." Howard is quick to remind viewers that right now "it's about ending the show right and doing it with the same level of intensity and commitment that we started with." Amen to that.

Bones: Holy clues, batman! has posted a photo of a skeleton on display in the Bones writers room...and it's covered in items that represent every season five episode, even the ones that haven't aired yet! Feel free to blow up the photo to poster size to decipher each clue. We won't judge.


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