TVLine Items: Once Eyes Jorge Garcia, Demi Lovato to Host Teen Choice Awards and More!

Dude, is Hurley headed to Once Upon a Time?

It’s not official just yet, but if all goes as planned, Jorge Garcia will be the next Lost alum to visit ABC’s fantastical drama.

RELATED | Exclusive: Once Upon a Time Has Cast Sarah Bolger as Sleeping Beauty

Once showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz tell TV Guide Magazine that they are hoping to find a spot for Garcia — who would join fellow island folk Emilie de Ravin and Alan Dale — now that his most recent venture, Fox’s Alcatraz, is a thing of the past. Which fairy-tale fave would you like to see Garcia portray? Hit the comments with your suggestions!

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

• Fox has tapped X Factor judge Demi Lovato to host the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, which will air live Sunday, July 22 at 8/7c on Fox.

• TCM will honor the late Ernest Borgnine with a 24-hour movie marathon starting Thursday, July 26 at 6 am EST. Among the included films are Ice Station Zebra, The Dirty Dozen, Marty (for which he won an Oscar), From Here to Eternity and The Wild Bunch.

RELATED | TVLine’s Ernest Borgnine Obituary

• Jennifer Lopez is going into business with ABC Family. Per Deadline, the American Idol judge is developing an hour-long drama for the cabler about a wayward teenager who’s taken in by a lesbian couple with kids. What’s more, Lopez is planning to guest-star on the potential series.

• ABC has given the green light to The Taste, Deadline reports. The eight-episode cooking competition series will be hosted by star chef Anthony Bourdain (Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, A Cook’s Tour) and British foodie Nigella Lawson (Nigella Feasts, Nigella Express).

• Syfy has renewed its reality competition series Total Blackout for a 16-episode second season, the first eight of which are slated to bow Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9 pm.

• New Zealand actress Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones) has nabbed the lead role in MTV’s drama pilot Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys, per The Hollywood Reporter. The project — from Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) and Eric Garcia (Matchstick Men) — revolves around a lovelorn overachiever who locks a guy in her basement to train him to become a gentleman.

• Remember when Fox decided to move Take Me Out to the graveyard a new timeslot on Saturdays? Well, after a ratings boost last week, the network has changed its mind, TV Guide Magazine reports. The George Lopez-hosted dating show will — for now — continue airing Thursdays at 8 pm.

RELATED | The Full 2012 Comic-Con Schedule

• Comic-Con is just a few days away, and The WB will once again supply the event’s official bags. Take a peek at the geeky, vampy, superhero-y swag here.

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Comments (60)

  • Garcia will probably play Humpty-Dumpty.

    Comment by blaqhrt – July 9, 2012 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I could see Jorge as Tweedle Dum & Tweedle Dee. (I’m really hoping for more time in Wonderland)

    Comment by WayneInNYC – July 9, 2012 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think we already saw them in one of the episodes….

      Comment by Lucy – July 9, 2012 02:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Quasimoto! Or why not pull a left fielder like Prince Eric or Phillip? He’s proven to be a very likeable character actor.

    Comment by Joey – July 9, 2012 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I really, really hope Once Upon a Time doesn’t do The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I was horrified enough when Disney tried to “Disnify” it into a cartoon. It’s not a fairy tale. It’s not a happy story. It’s an incredibly tragic, wonderful piece of classic literature where all the innocents die in the end, and some are given what they have most wished for in the world only to have it yanked away minutes later and are then forced to suffer a horrible death. It’s pretty much one of my favorite books ever. You couldn’t do the plots from the book on a show like Once Upon a Time since all the likeable characters die so tragically. And to change the true endings for those characters would be blasphemous to poor Victor Hugo.

      Comment by Britta Unfiltered – July 9, 2012 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh, that creepy, CREEPY song the bad guy sang about Esmeralda? I was with some 12 year old girls and I felt like covering their eyes! What an awful movie!

        Comment by Sheila – July 9, 2012 05:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought of Quasimoto too. But I’d be up for a left feilder with Prince Philip or even like the voice of some character in fairy tale land and then himself in Story Brook; but I don’t think I’ll ever be happy with a prince Eric unless it’s Ian Summerholder.

      Comment by Drewer – July 9, 2012 05:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Quasimodo, fielder, Storybrooke, Somerhalder. There, fixed.

        Comment by Tansy – July 10, 2012 11:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think he’d make a great Phillip. Also, I’d love to see the show work in Sword in the Stone or Robin Hood (English folklore rules!).

      Comment by GDV – July 10, 2012 07:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • He was my least favorite actor on Lost and was horrid on Alcatraz. Let’s not turn OAT into an endless Lost Reunion. Please.

    Comment by Thilia – July 9, 2012 11:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • ITA. Same thing is happening on Bunheads. So far, at least four former Gilmore Girls cast members have shown up and we’re only a few episodes into the season.

      Comment by Templar – July 10, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can Jorge Garcia be the Genie, from Aladdin?

    Comment by martina – July 9, 2012 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think they already have the Genie as Sidney Glass (the newspaper reporter for ‘The Mirror’). Unless they didn’t mean for him to be the same genie as the one in ‘Aladdin’.

      Comment by TV Movie Love – July 9, 2012 12:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oops, didn’t see your reply…great minds ;)

        Comment by Anissa – July 9, 2012 12:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The actor who plays Sidney is in a new series so I guess there’s room for another genie.

        Comment by Snsetblaze – July 9, 2012 12:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Mirror (Sidney) was already revealed as the Genie unless they introduce another…

      Comment by Anissa – July 9, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • More Losties in the OUAT show no, please.

    Comment by veronic – July 9, 2012 12:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well if they even get the rights to Robin Hood he’d be a great Little John!

    Comment by Anissa – July 9, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This would be marvelous! He could be the priest that provides the sacraments to the faeries’ convent!

      Comment by BTM – July 9, 2012 01:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’d buy him as Little John. Though if they want to go full Lost reunion they can do Desmond and Penny as Robin Hood and Maid Merian, Sawyer as Sherriff of Nottingham, Ben Linus as Sir Hiss The Snake, and Charlie as that singing Rooster belting out old Driveshaft songs. I would actually pay money to see that lol.

      Comment by Chris – July 9, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I really like this!! It made me laugh!! They would never do it but still it would be fun. :-)

        Comment by English – July 9, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Your idea made my day! ahah

        Comment by Lucy – July 9, 2012 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • this.. this is amazing. i would pay money as well to see that.

        Comment by Kristen – July 9, 2012 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This is a fantastic idea.. so fantastic it makes me want to do a dorky little LOST dance.

        Comment by Lauren Kirsch – July 10, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Robin Hood is public domain. No rights required.

      Comment by Tara – July 10, 2012 05:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Or how about Baloo the bear?

    Comment by wordsmith – July 9, 2012 12:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Or maybe Mr Smee in Peter Pan?

    Comment by Anissa – July 9, 2012 12:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Any Peter Pan connection is unlikely because the Barrie estate is mired in litigation. Disney doesn’t have rights to Peter Pan.

      Comment by Suzie – July 10, 2012 11:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about papa bear from Goldilocks?

    Comment by RUCookie – July 9, 2012 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This sounds terrible, but the first thing that came into my mind is the Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk. Jorge is too sweet for that, though. I can’t picture his as anyone you wouldn’t want to cuddle

    Comment by Bri – July 9, 2012 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Ditto – I thought that too.

      Comment by Scribe – July 9, 2012 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The giant in Jack & the Beanstalk. But make Jack the villain.

    Comment by Treelo1201 – July 9, 2012 12:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That’s what I thought too!

      Comment by Captain – July 9, 2012 02:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That would be great!

      Comment by Sheila – July 9, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Santa claus

    Comment by Devon – July 9, 2012 01:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It will be Dumbo… the flying elefant ahaha

    Comment by mbento28 – July 9, 2012 01:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d love for Garcia to be the miller’s son in Puss In Boots (Shrekverse Puss is not true to the original story). That way GG would get a princess and a title — Marquis of Carabas.

    Comment by Raissa – July 9, 2012 01:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m sure I’m gonna sound harsh when I say it, no matter how I say it, so I’ll just say it right out blunt, and hope people don’t take it the wrong way…

    People, please remember, this is about fairy tales, not about Disney movies. In fact, I’d hope OUAT goes back to the original fairy tales and how the characters/stories/etc were portrayed there, instead of going for the typical Disney representation of it…

    Comment by Delirious – July 9, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Then you’re going to need to convince Disney to sell ABC. Until that happens, you’re going to get Disney versions. You want to get into a similar story that’s darker and sways closer to the original stories, read the comic book Fables.

      Comment by Groov – July 9, 2012 02:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, Like Pinocchio is a fairytale.. :|

      Comment by blaqhrt – July 10, 2012 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Of course Pinocchio is a fairy tale. It’s a children’s story with a fairy in it. What is your definition of a fairy tale. Grimm? They only wrote one [Snow White], the rest were collected folk tales. Other fairy tales were written by Anderson, Barrie, Collodi etc.

        Comment by Suzie – July 10, 2012 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Which fairy-tale fave would you like to see Jorge Garcia portray on Once Upon a Time?
    None.

    Comment by M – July 9, 2012 02:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Georgy. Porgey. Nuff said.

    Comment by SarahtheBaker – July 9, 2012 02:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like the tweedledum/tweedledee idea. Plus adding alice in wonderland characters would probably mean a Sebastian Stan return, which I am all for.

    Comment by Gilda – July 9, 2012 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hm… maybe Stromboli from Pinocchio?

    Comment by P – July 9, 2012 03:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Old King Cole, or Humpty-Dumpty

    Comment by Walrus – July 9, 2012 03:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Give me more Snow, Charming, Emma, Regina, Rumpel………….and less new characters.

    Comment by veronic – July 9, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I dunno if The Jungle Book counts, but he could be Baloo. And if flashbacks weren’t necessary, I’d totally cast him as Peter Pan who started gaining weight once they landed in Storybrook. Aside from the weight, he’d be a perfect Peter Pan or Lost Boy.

    Comment by Lo – July 9, 2012 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • They could cast a little boy to play him in Fairytale land and then have him be himself in Storybrooke. He’d make an awesome Peter Pan.

      Comment by Lauren Kirsch – July 10, 2012 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d like to see Jorge as the Good King Midas. A costume similar to Henry the Eighth’s.

    Comment by lostie – July 9, 2012 04:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • King Midas has already been shown. He’s Kathryn/Abigail’s father.

      Comment by Meg – July 10, 2012 07:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show seems to want to become the Lost 2.0
    with brining Lost actors/actresses to the show.
    I loved Lost but it’s Once Upon a Time!
    They pay homage to LOST with chocolate bars and other small details was great. But take the whole Lost cast for the TV-show, begins to be creepy and not funny.
    Rather than ONCE UPON A TIME’s producers think. I was not happy with this news.

    Comment by rita – July 9, 2012 05:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fezzik! Princess Bride.

    Comment by Ashley – July 9, 2012 05:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Awesome news about Jorge.

    Comment by Jesse – July 9, 2012 05:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Cogsworth from “Beauty and the Beast”. U know that little clock dude LOL. I think maybe they could still use him as the blue Genie from Aladdin even though they already had a Genie on OUAT. The blue Genie from Aladdin was more carefree & fun and more friendly and didn’t really act like a slave to his own magic, at least that’s what I think. I think someone mentioned that they could use him as the giant from “Jack And The Beanstalk”.

    Comment by Tanya – July 10, 2012 01:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope Jorge Garcia doesn’t read the suggestions on here; Humpty Dumpty, Quasimodo, Tweedledum & Tweedledee – way to make the guy feel good about himself!

    Comment by Allison – July 10, 2012 02:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I hope they stick to actual and orignal fairytales and not disney created stuff.

    Comment by kelly – July 10, 2012 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about Jorge as Old King Cole, The Pied Piper, The Cheshire Cat, or The Cowardly Lion [when they open the door to Oz]?

    Comment by Templar – July 10, 2012 12:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ariel’s dad from Little Mermaid

    Comment by Jess Kenn – July 10, 2012 09:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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