TVLine Items: Grey's Baby Talk, Vampire Diaries Vet Visits ABC Fairy Tale, OLTL News and More
Since Grey’s Anatomy starlet Sarah Drew is pregnant in real life, can we look forward to seeing Seattle Grace’s Dr. April Kepner — a virgin! — baby bumpin’ in Season 8? Well, at this early stage, Shonda Rhimes & Co. tell E! Online that they have “not determined” if they’ll write Drew’s good news into the coming cycle (premiering Thursday, Sept. 22). But here’s the fun part: If they do, who do you hope to see as the babydaddy?
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• David Anders has found a new supernatural show to call home: ABC’s Once Upon a Time. AOL TV reports that the former Vampire Diaries antihero will play a doctor on the new series, which bows Sunday, Oct. 23. Additionally, Paula Marshall (Californication) has been cast as Malificent, Sleeping Beauty’s evil nemesis.
• Paul Johansson is heading back to the One Tree Hill Director’s Club. Already set to bring evil Dan Scott back full-time for the CW sudser’s ninth and final run (premiering at midseason), Johansson will also step behind the camera once more for an episode, per TVGuide.com.
• With One Life to Live‘s Robin Strasser (aka Dorian Lord) vacating the sudser before it’s final ABC broadcast in January 2012, Soap Opera Digest reports that Guiding Light alum Wendy Moniz is set to fill the void, playing a new Llanview mayor.
• Speaking of ABC Daytime: There’s a new behind-the-scenes promo for All My Children‘s replacement, The Chew, floating around its official Facebook page. Enjoy…?
• Cable’s AMC has set a Sunday, Nov. 6 premiere for Hell On Wheels, its new post-Civil War drama starring Anson Mount, Common, Colm Meaney, and others. Get a sneak peek here:
• BET has officially put The Mo’Nique Show on hiatus, beginning this fall. New episodes of the Oscar winner’s late-night series “will continue to air throughout the summer,” says the cabler, which looks forward to continuing its relationship with the actress.
• A Tales From the Crypt reboot is in the works — though the hourlong series will no longer have an anthology format (which is probably a good thing) and has nothing to do with the previous HBO version. “It will be an ongoing series that uses characters from the comic books in a more modern context,” producer Andrew Cosby (Eureka) tells Deadline.
• BBC America is teaming with Oz creator Tom Fontana on the cabler’s first original drama series, Cooper, which tells the story of “a young Irish cop operating in the immigrant communities of 19th-century New York.”
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