TVLine Items: Zombies Invade The CW, and Other TV News to Know

Television’s zombie invasion continues, and they’re gettin’ all sexylike over on the CW…

Deadline reports that the young adult network just purchased a spec script titled Awakening, which “centers on two sisters who come of age and face off against one another amidst the beginning of a zombie uprising.” Thus far, the CW has yet to order a pilot for the potential series, but here’s hoping — sounds like The Walking Dead meets The Vampire Diaries…all good things!

Here are a few other TV tidbits that might tickle your fancy:

The Social Network‘s Jesse Eisenberg will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and per the New York Post, real-life Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being wooed to drop by for a quick cameo.

• Callum Blue is set to reprise his role as Smallville‘s evil Zod, TV Guide reports. Blue will appear in one of the series’ final five episodes.

• Charlie Sheen’s latest round of “health” woes won’t impact production on CBS’ Two and a Half Men, says Deadline. The series happened to be on hiatus this week, and Sheen is scheduled to return to work when production resumes on Tuesday.

Glee gal Lea Michele will sing “America the Beautiful” during the Super Bowl’s pregame festivities, E! Online confirms. Following the sporting event, Fox will air Glee’s much-anticipated Super Bowl Thriller.

• NBC will air the All Star Celebrity Treasure Hunt this Sunday, January 30 at 8 pm. The Hunt, which stars Brandy Norwood, Lisa Rinna and NHL’s Jeremy Roenick, is a “show-within-a-show,” and will be spread throughout their primetime presentation of Nicolas Cage’s National Treasure.

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  1. amy says:

    The quotes around Charlie Sheen’s “health” say it all, don’t they?

  2. Jesse says:

    So happy Callum is returning to Smallville. I’m guessing Callum Blue was the answer to Ausiello’s Smallville question from a few weeks ago.

  3. If that zombie up there is hungry for *brains*, perhaps he should take a pass on Nay.

  4. jay says:

    “much anticipated Super Bowl thriller”….that’s a bit of a stretch isn’t it?

    If one of those coming of age sisters falls for a zombie (who is just misunderstood), I’m giving up on TV alltogether.

  5. Jen says:

    Zombies! More TV zombies sounds good. I’d rather have zombies then Smallville’s idea of Clark Kent/Superman. At least zombies have a reason for being brain dead.

    • Casey says:

      If Smallville was doing such a terrible job, why would it last ten years? Yeah.

      • Amy says:

        Two and a Half Men is still going. Longevity doesn’t always indicate quality.

      • Jen says:

        Why would a show like Smallville last ten years, while far, far better shows get cancelled after only one or two years? Good question! There are lots of shows out there, and have been throughout the history of TV, that manage to hang on, year after year, for some reason that escapes me. Smallville isn’t the first, and won’t be the last.

        But why Smallville? One reason is that it’s on the CW, which has a very small viewership to start with. Also, it’s supposed to be about Superman, who is the world’s favourite superhero. The show lost a lot of viewers when they realized the truth — that it was about an utterly unethical, lying, stealing, mindwiping, friend-betraying dumb alien who just happens to be called Clark Kent. But some people never got that memo, or they kept on hoping he’d grow up and change. I used to be one of those latter people, by the way, but I figured out the truth a couple of years ago.

        But then, there just are some people who don’t care about these things. Smallville has some good looking ‘actors’, and some viewers don’t care if they can act. The show tells its viewers constantly that Clark is noble and that Lois is ‘pure of heart’. Some people don’t notice that they’re nothing of the sort. Any crimes Clark commits are passed off as youthful mistakes. Lois’s stupidity is brushed off because she’s pretty and called Lois Lane, and…maybe because she has big boobs and most guys don’t care how tiny her brain is.

        All this is only my opinion, of course.

  6. Rachel says:

    Yay! I love Lea Michele, she has a beautiful voice!

  7. Kate says:

    More Zombie shows, can the CW never be original, or can they only do remakes, book adaptations and carry on shows from WB days past their prime?!

  8. V says:

    Wow way to copy The Walking Dead, idiots. I hope it bombs big time!!

  9. Federico says:

    The cw is always copying other networks trends… this will be probably their Vampire diaries of HBO True blood…
    No, thanks.

  10. Furious D says:

    No one has made the “Gossip Ghoul” joke yet?

    I’m disappointed.

  11. francisca says:

    i see my comment has been removed. i’d like to know WHY??? ain’t I free to express my opinions?
    Charlie Sheen is a piece of cr*p. CBS defends him and ever make a hiatus on “his” show so that he can enter rehab for the 1000000000000000000000000000000 time. I honestly don’t understand. CBS fired I don’t know how many women last year (AJ Cook, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Liz Vassey, Paget Brewster, Melina Kanakaredes and others), so they can keep this fine exemplar of man and pay him 1,25milion dolars for each episode. HYPOCRITES!!!