Bringing the bonkers back to the expiring ABC sudser this summer will be Melissa Egan (playing cuckoo-bananas Annie Chandler), Jennifer Bassey (reprising her role of off-kilter Marian Colby) and — wait for it — Kate Collins, aka Janet “From Another Planet” Green, TV Guide Magazine reports.
The trio of crazy ladies will return to Children — together! — the week of July 25, when they all escape Oak Haven and reunite with their loved ones in Pine Valley. Previously announced returner Cady McClain (aka Dixie) will make her way back to civilization (and Tad!) with the group as well.
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• Kelsey Grammer is headed back to TV this fall as the star of Starz’s new drama Boss, and since the teaser looks pretty badass, we’ll just pretend that whole Real Housewives of Beverly Hills thing never happened. Take a peek at the trailer below:
• Though funnyman (?) Rob Schneider’s CBS pilot wasn’t initially picked up at the last month’s upfront presentation, it has since received a scaled-back order — and it now costars Cheech Marin. The strong midseason contender is based on Schneider’s real-life experience as a longtime bachelor who marries into a traditional Mexican-American family, says Deadline. Marin, of course, will play the actor’s father-in-law.
• Nat Geo Wild has ordered four new series, says The Hollywood Reporter: Baby Animal Cam and Babies Gone Wild (which are both pretty self-explanatory), World’s Weirdest (which finds strange animals around the globe), and the Henry Rollins-hosted Animal Underworld (which examines people and the exotic creatures they interact with).
• Do you like Schweddy Balls? Hope so, because Ana Gasteyer told NY1.com that her infamous Saturday Night Live sketch, which costarred Molly Shannon and Alec Baldwin, is begetting it’s own Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor this Christmas! OK, she’s perhaps kidding, since the frozen dessert giant declines to confirm the claim, but it’s a funny thought, right? I mean, I’d eat it. Should I not say things like that? Oh well…
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