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.
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.
• 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.
• 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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