TVLine Items: Dawson's Creek Alum Joins The Fosters, Fox News Hires Clueless Actress and More

Kerr Smith The Fosters

ABC Family is inviting Kerr Smith to take part in a Fosters family reunion.

The Dawson’s Creek alum will recur in Season 2 as Callie’s biological father Robert Quinn, Zap2it is reporting. But the question is: Will he prevent Stef and Lena from adopting Callie?

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The Fosters returns for its second season Monday, June 16, at 9/8c.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

Clueless star Stacey Dash has joined Fox News as a contributor. In a statement, the network said Dash will “offer cultural analysis and commentary across various daytime and primetime programs.”

* LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a web-based version of Reading Rainbow. The goal is set at $1 million.

* Melora Hardin (The Office) will co-star in Amazon’s new comedy series Transparent, the story of a father (Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development) who reveals to his children that he’s actually a transwoman, our sister site Deadline reports. Hardin will play Tammy, a lesbian pal of Tambor’s on-screen daughter Sarah (Amy Landecker). Tammy was played by Gillian Vigman in the original pilot.

* Lifetime’s Petals On the Wind drew 3.4 million total viewers on Monday night, with 1.5 million landing in the coveted 18-49 demo — down 44 and 37 percent from Flowers in the Attic‘s January premiere.

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  1. Amy says:

    Wasn’t the Amazon pilot’s name “Transparent” or did I mix that up with some other show?

  2. Dennis says:

    Omg he looks so much older! What a hunky grey fox! Hubba hubba!

  3. Eric7740 says:

    Is Kerr Smith really that old??? Very surprised by that picture.

  4. Et al. says:

    I’d love to see Reading Rainbow come back- but last I’d heard LeVar and a non-celebrity companion had been kidnapped by pirates.

  5. Tran says:

    I really never watched Dawson’s Creek except that theme song (I Don’t Want To Wait by Paula Cole) but it’s great to see Kerr Smith back on prime time TV and his new gig on The Fosters. I forgot what character he played on Dawson’s Creek.

    • Shannon says:

      Jack, Andie’s brother. Dated Joey for awhile, came out after awhile. Best friends with Jen.

    • J.B. says:

      Jack McPhee was his character. Introduced as a love interest for Katie Holme’s character Joey. Eventually they revealed he was gay. He ended up with Pacey’s brother at the end of the series. The last two(?) episodes were a flash forward.

  6. Jake says:

    I know it’s a big drop, but is the rating for Pedals considered decent for a TV movie nowadays? It aired on a holiday and didn’t have nearly as much promotion, so wasn’t sure how the ratings are viewed.

  7. Kim says:

    I think I maybe getting old when the parents of the main characters on these t.v. shows are hotter than the kids/main characters….

  8. Will says:

    umm Stacey Dash on Fox News? I knew she was republican but C’MONNNN girl wtf!

    Also what the heck happened to Jack McPhee! eeek!

    • Et al. says:

      That poor, crazy, lady has bleached herself beyond recognition. I just pretend the actress that played Dionne died along with her career.

    • Drew says:

      It is the one news network with ratings large enough to be measured. Why wouldn’t she take the job.

  9. connerc says:

    Kerr Smith may have grey hair, but otherwise, he looks the same.

  10. Martin says:

    Reading Rainbow might be coming back, Troy Barnes will be thrilled!!

  11. J says:

    I guess its only natural to compare ratings for Flowers in the attic and Petals..but either way 3.4 million viewers for a lifetime movie is pretty good.