TVLine Items: Lindsay Lohan Bails on 20/20, Buffy Vet Checks Into Emily Owens M.D. and More!

Lindsay Lohan Pulls out of 20/20Lindsay Lohan has pulled out of her buzzy 20/20 appearance, Deadline reports.

The star of Lifetime’s upcoming Liz & Dick was slated to sit down with Barbara Walters on Nov. 16 to discuss her TV-movie portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor, but sources tells our sister site that Lohan’s team was unhappy with the direction ABC had chosen to take the interview.

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Promotion or not, Liz & Dick will still grace our televisions on Thanksgiving weekend, premiering Nov. 25.

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

Buffy‘s D.B. Woodside has landed a multi-ep arc on The CW’s Emily Owens M.D. Per The Hollywood Reporter, he’ll play Dr. Gina Bandari’s (Necar Zadegan) husband, a fellow doctor.

• NBC has ordered five additional scripts of Whitney, which returns with its second season next Wednesday at 8/7c.

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• Liza Lapira (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23) has joined Super Fun Night, ABC’s Conan O’Brien-produced comedy pilot. Per Deadline, she’ll star opposite Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids) as one of three girlfriends on a “funcomfortable” quest to make every Friday night amazing.

• Former SNL funnylady Molly Shannon will appear in an upcoming episode of Happily Divorced, EW.com reports, playing the sister of John Michael Higgins’ Peter.

• Comedy Central has renewed Brickleberry for a second season, to bow in fall 2013.

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19 Comments
  1. Ed says:

    Molly Shannon on HD will be great!! Love that show

  2. Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

    I really don’t get why people love to talk about Lindsay Lohan. She is a screw up that will end up in jail for an extended time at some point. It’s not like she is some superstar. The only movie I have ever seen with her even in it was some idiotic Herbie movie playing for the young patients at work lol. I doubt anyone is ever going to hire her again after recent events.

    • Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

      Even better, her first credit on IMDB is for appearing on Letterman as: Trick-or-Treater Dressed as Garbage. ROFL, they nailed that one.

    • K says:

      You just listed all the reasons why people love talking about Lindsay, though. Hahaha.

    • Steven says:

      Robert Downey, Jr. made a successful comeback after being a screw up himself. I think Lindsey could do the same thing if she’s careful.

      • Abby says:

        I wish people woudn’t always mention Robert Downey, Jr. everytime an article about Lindsay Lohan or some other troubled star comes up. He overcame his problems a long time ago. Just leave him out of it. If he is the only example you can come up with then I don’t think there is much hope for her.

      • niks says:

        RDJ was an Oscar nominated actor before his screw up. Being a screw up doesn’t make you talented or relevant.

        • dude says:

          Lindsay Lohan was a talented actress before she became a screw-up. Critics expected great things from Lohan circa-2004.

    • Abi says:

      You’ve never seen Mean Girls? Wth.

    • Temperence says:

      Lohan was considered one of the most promising young actors at an earlier point in her career. Hopefully, she’ll rise above her egentics and succeed.

  3. Mike says:

    Can they order five more scripts of Community too please…

  4. Antonio says:

    The voiceovers in the commercials for Emily Owens are so annoying that I can’t even fathom watching a full hour. What a stupid show that the CW audience is clearly rejecting.

  5. AV says:

    Good God, Lindsay Lohan looks like she’s about 45 in that picture.

  6. Mark says:

    Barbara Walters has been pimping that for a while. She must be livid.

  7. dude says:

    Liza Lapira is hilarious! Sounds great. It’s also worth noting that Rebel Wilson is the show’s creator and NBC passed on the pilot last season.

  8. Lynne says:

    I am all for Lohan making a great comeback. I still watch Parent Trap every now and then because she was really great in it, especially at that young of age. But lets face it, her run ins with the law and court appearances are now outnumbering her filmography. She has had too many chances to get her life back together for her to make a successful comeback.

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