TVLine Items: Desperate Housewife Bedded By AMC Vet, 'Support Community' PSA and More!

One of Pine Valley’s finest is coming to Wisteria Lane.

All My Children alum Cameron Mathison has landed a guest spot on the final season of Desperate Housewives, playing Bree’s next lover.

“[Marcia Cross and I] have a couple of fun scenes,” he tells ABC Soaps In Depth. “I really loved working with her.”

Mathison’s episode is slated to air in late January.

Chrishell Stause Teases All My Children‘s Original, ‘Beautiful’ Series Finale: ‘The Fans Were Robbed’

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

• The Save Community movement just kicked things into high gear, thanks to a little help from the folks at College Humor. Take a peek at the below “PSA,” which features the entire cast (hilariously) pleading with people to give their show Greendale a chance. (You see, due to “a teensy little attendance problem,” the college is going to have to close its doors “for a few months” — but they’ll be back!) And always remember… Pop, pop!

• “It looks like a beast-fest.” So says TVLine’s own Michael Slezak of ABC’s latest promo for the new season of The Bachelor. See for yourselves by checking out said preview at (Warning: There is actual nudity in the clip!)

• The Secret Circle‘s Chris Zylka has been promoted to series regular, reports. The actor joined the CW series in October as witch-hunter Jake.

• J.J. Abrams and One Tree Hill showrunner Mark Schwahn have teamed up on a drama project for The CW, Deadline reports. The potential series will revolve around the lives of staff members and guests at a Maine inn.

• Funny lady Kathy Griffin has landed a guest spot on NBC’s Whitney, TV Guide Magazine reports. The My Life on the D List star will play a co-worker of Whit’s pal Roxanne.

• Lifetime has given the green light to Sworn to Silence, a two-hour movie/backdoor pilot starring and co-executive produced by Neve Campbell (Scream). Per Deadline, the potential series (based on the novel by the same name) centers on a former Amish woman (Campbell) who returns to her farming community as its Chief of Police.

• Robin Givens (Head of the Class) will play a longtime rival of Cheryl Hines’ Dallas on a March episode of ABC’s Suburgatory, reports.

• The first of three Ab Fab specials, The Absolutely Fabulous 20th Anniversary Special, is set to premiere Sunday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c on Logo and BBC America, per

Which TVLine Items have you talking today?

Comments (19)

  • Tell JJ Abrams and Mark Schwahn that their new idea has been done already and done better, it was called “Newhart”.

    Comment by BHM1304 – December 7, 2011 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • With all due respect but how do you know it was done better? All we know is one sentence in which is described the show. May be their show will be much better. Bit early to tell imo.

      Comment by Ingmar – December 7, 2011 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • @Ingmar – I think BHM1304 was just reminding us of how good “Newhart” was. It really, really was a great show. It would be nice if we could get a little of that back in tv today.

        Comment by Massey – December 7, 2011 02:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Newhart was a comedy, this says it will be a drama. Don’t think there will be any similarities.

      Comment by Trish – December 8, 2011 03:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The Community PSA is hilarious! How could anyone NOT like this show?? My favorite part is Jeff listing off benefits, and four bullets appear even though he only lists one benefit. Hope it comes back soon!!

    Comment by Little Scarf Girl – December 7, 2011 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • wish I could see it. geoblocked.

      Comment by Deej – December 7, 2011 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Holy crap, how many shows is JJ Abrams working on right now? About 10?

    Comment by AJ – December 7, 2011 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Let’s save community!!! #Sixseasonsandamovie

    Comment by Carlos – December 7, 2011 01:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have respect for JK Abrams based on his past record, but working with Mark Schwahn? You just went down a few points.

    Comment by Kirk – December 7, 2011 01:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha! Starburns totally said Reba McEntire! :lol:

    Comment by abc123 – December 7, 2011 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Guess Bree doesn’t kill herself…

    Comment by Jennifer – December 7, 2011 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Six seasons and a movie!!!

    Comment by Yvonne – December 7, 2011 02:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So Jake WILL be back, and as a regular natch!

    Comment by Danielle H – December 7, 2011 03:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love that Sworn to Silence will be a tv movie, maybe serious. I love that serious. However, Neve Campbell, really? That is a horrible casting choice and who will be John, her lover?

    Comment by Liz – December 7, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yikes with the typo. Series not serious. Sorry.

      Comment by Liz – December 7, 2011 05:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • “The Greendale experience. Because we’re not legally aloud to call it an education.” This show is so brilliant, how can anyone ever consider canceling it?

    Comment by Ana Muller – December 7, 2011 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • See “Arrested Development”.

      That’s my sad answer to your totally reasonable question.

      Comment by ScrubsGuy – December 7, 2011 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Take that Dartmouth!

    Comment by Cat – December 7, 2011 08:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to CM on DH. While I was a long time AMC fan, the writing the last few years made me miss that show not as much as I would have thought. But will always support AMC actors in their new adventures. Thanks for the heads up.

    Comment by Lizza – December 7, 2011 09:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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