Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Palin's New Gig, Entourage Eyes Sheen, Fox Renewals, and More News to Know

Uh-oh. The Palins are invading our television sets again. But which Alaskan lady scored the honors this time around? Drum roll, please…

Bristol Palin has landed her own reality show, courtesy of BIO Channel. The docu-series will follow the single mom’s big move from the 49th state to Los Angeles, with two-year-old son Tripp, in order to work for a small West Coast charity. The Dancing Star That Could(n’t) will be crashing with Disney actor Kyle Massey, who became friends with Palin during their shared time on DWTS.

No word yet on a launch date for the riveting new series.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Fox has renewed Family Guy and The Cleveland Show for a 10th and fourth season, respectively. The network will reveal its full 2011-12 schedule on Monday, May 16.

• HBO’s Entourage thinks the key to “winning” over fans in its final season involves a guest spot from Charlie Sheen. “I called his manager and was told maybe I’d get him,” showrunner Doug Ellin tells TV Guide Magazine. “But I’m still waiting for Charlie to call me back. I’d come up with something good.” Can’t see why this deal wouldn’t pan out — it’s not like Sheen has a show to call his own these days.

• Showtime just released a teasery trailer for the sixth season of Dexter (now starring Colin Hanks!), and all we can say is…wow. September can’t get here fast enough. (Side note: Is it weird to you that Lumen/Jordan Chase/Season 5 aren’t mentioned at all?)

Glee guy Matthew Morrison will perform “Still Got Tonight,” the new single from his debut solo album, as part of the Fox musical’s Season 2 finale airing May 24, says The Hollywood Reporter.

• Scott Baio has landed the lead in Nick at Nite’s new sitcom, Charles Still In Charge Daddy’s Home, says Deadline. There, he’ll play — you guessed it — a stay-at-home father. Baio will also executive-produce the project alongside friends Eric Bischoff (WWE) and Jason Hervey (The Wonder Years).

William & Kate star Camilla Luddington has nabbed an eight-episode arc on Californication‘s fifth season, playing a nanny who comes to work for Evan Handler‘s Charlie, says Deadline.

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

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  1. Sourabh says:

    Pretty weird Season 5 wasn’t mentioned in that trailer. I mean, it wasn’t that bad.

  2. Cash says:

    “Fox has renewed Family Guy and The Cleveland Show for a 10th and fourth season, respectively.”

    Wow, 10th and 4th already? Time really flies when no one is watching.

  3. Tania says:

    Okay, what’s going on with FOX’s House renewal?

  4. Jon says:

    Wasn’t that Lumen’s screams at the end of the Dexter trailer though?

  5. MrMank says:

    Wow, that would be hysterical if it were true. New eps of Family Guy are frequently in the weekly top 10.

  6. Brian says:

    Looks like Camilla Luddington will be getting naked soon!

  7. MankMr says:

    FYI, Eric Bischoff has nothing to do with the WWE. He is involved with TNA wrestling. Not all wrestling is WWE.

    • Winnie says:

      I think the Bischoff/WWE mention was acceptable here because after the WCW/WWE merge/Invasion, he did become a part of WWE programming, and certainly they mentioned the biggest claim to fame (outside of the behind-the-scenes producing, etc… he does now) for Jason Hervey, even though The Wonder Years hasn’t been on the air for years.

  8. Juliet says:

    If Entourage get Charlie Sheen, i will watch it..it could be epic, imagine scenes between Ari/Jeremy Piven and the Masheen..golden just GOLDEN. Doug Ellin, give us a great final for Entourage, it seems you can do it !!

  9. pat says:

    Come on Fox renew Lie To Me

  10. Jack J. says:

    @MrMank – no, they aren’t. Maybe in the ever-sought-after demo, but not overall. Not by a longshot.

  11. Leithen says:

    Who are we kidding about Camilla Luddington’s part on Californication? Instead of nannny who comes to work for Charlie, it’s more accurate to say that she’s nanny who’s there to be ****** by Charlie.

    That show is nothing if not predictable.

    • Bob says:

      My thoughts exactly. Only thing to do now is to start a pool to bet on which episode she stops being the “nanny”. My guess is second episode.

  12. Brian says:

    Eric Bischoff isn’t with WWE anymore he is with TNA.

  13. Nicole says:

    If Sheen guests on Entourage, won’t the mind-blowing levels of d-baggery contained in such a small space cause some kind of wormhole open up in the universe that could kill us all? That’s my only concern.

    • lulu says:

      Well like other hollyweird actors are not somewhat with some d-baggery..hahaha naive naive Nicole..
      Entourage with Sheen : perfect, looking forward to see it, if Carlos accepts.