Fall TV Preview

TVLine Items: Simpsons Take a Stab at Dexter, New Housewives, Nanny Reunion, and More

Okilly-dokilly, The Simpsons‘ 2011 Treehouse of Horror installment (No. XXII, airing Sunday, Oct. 30) is gearing up to be the best ever. Why, you ask? Because Springfield’s own do-gooder, Ned Flanders, is getting a Dexter Morgan makeover — theme song and all! — and EW.com has the awesomely animated video to prove it. Give it a watch here, then tell us how bloody-good you think the spoof looks.

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• Bravo has announced that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will return Monday, Sept. 5 with what looks to be a jaw-dropping second season (per the promo below). While all of the original ladies are back for more, there are two new additions: Brandi Glanville (ex-wife of The Playboy Club‘s Eddie Cibrian), and L.A.-based event planner Dana Wilkey.

• Former Nanny costars Charles Shaughnessy and Fran Drescher will reunite for the Season 1 finale of her hit TV Land series, Happily Divorced. The Brit will play Gregory, a man that both Drescher’s character and her onscreen ex-hubby (played by John Michael Higgins) are vying to date.

Dancing With the Stars reportedly is resolved to nab some truly big stars for its 13th season, so interpret this as you will: TMZ is reporting that Los Angeles Lakers stud Ron Artest is on the reality hit’s radar — though, if there is no NBA lockout this fall, he’d have to somehow juggle both gigs (since hoops season tips off in October, just when the Dancing competition heats up).

• Hallmark Channel is so smitten with Luke Perry and his made-for-TV movie Goodnight for Justice, they’ve ordered two sequels. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justice 2 is set to go into production in August, with an eye on a 2012 premiere date. However, Perry’s Beverly Hills, 90210 bestie, Jason Priestley, will not be returning to direct the flicks due to scheduling conflicts.

• America’s obsession with Pippa Middleton continues: TLC will air Crazy About Pippa, a special about the younger sister of newlywed Kate Middleton, on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

• TLC has also renewed Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids for a second season, per EW.com.

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