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Out of all the sitcoms to resurrect from the 1990s, this one comes out of left field. Even more surprising is the fact, the original series ran on ABC initially. NBC, though, somehow got their peacock claws on Coach and convinced Craig T. Nelson to reprise his role. The network announced it’s ordered 13 episodes.

Coach aired on ABC from 1989-1997 and was a Top 20 hit show for the first six seasons. The revival will “pick up 18 years later and find his character Hayden Fox interrupting his retirement to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.”

It’s not known if any of the other original cast members are returning. Hopefully, a couple of them make special cameos.

This revival comes off the heels of another 90s classic being resurrected. FOX renewed The X Files for a six-episode event earlier this week. What show from the 90s will be resuscitated next? Weigh in below.

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Lena Dunham makes her glorious debut on next week’s Scandal. ABC shared the first bit of footage of the Girls actress‘ guest appearance in a promo aired last night.

Officially the episode is titled, “It’s Good To Be Kink,” but the promo dubs it as 50 Shades of Scandal. Clearly, someone is riding Christian Grey’s coattails :)

Just like Dunham in real life, her character, Kinky Sue, is a hardcore Olivia Pope stan. The two go toe-to-toe over a tell-all book Kinky Sue wrote, revealing the sex secrets of some of Washington’s most elite and powerful.

Based on the footage, things go the lighthearted route next week. I mean, it has to. Not only is some comic relief needed after some pretty intense episodes, but mostly because I just can’t take Lena Dunham seriously. The second she uttered her first line, I immediately thought it was a sequel to her SNL skit. Check out the promo below and see if you think so too.

watch promo after the jump

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When I first stumbled upon this, I thought Lena Dunham booked another hosting gig over at Saturday Night Live. Remember the hilarious SNL parody spoofing the ABC drama?

Believe it or not, the Girls actress legitimately scored a guest starring spot on Scandal. I’m sure the 28-year-old self-professed superfan shouted out with glee upon securing the job. Any Gladiator would kill to hang with Olivia Pope for a day.

On March 19, Dunham makes her scandalous debut on the episode titled “It’s Good To Be Kink.” Her character plans to expose the sex secrets of some of D.C.’s most elite. Enter Olivia to handle things.

Hollywood Reporter obtained exclusive pics of Lena’s guest spot. Personally, I can’t take them seriously. Just looking at the photos make me chuckle. I keep visualizing the SNL spoof. Check out a couple of pics below, along with the memorable sketch.

more photos after the jump

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With the success of black-ish and other ethnic-centric programming this season, this latest project from the alphabet network is a no-brainer.

When ABC announced its Uncle Buck reboot featuring an all African-American cast, I half expected the network to tap Kenan Thompson to fill John Candy’s shoes. Admit it, you thought so too. Alas, someone else will play the titular character. Find out who below.

find out after the jump

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The upcoming Season 20 of Dancing With The Stars marks the tenth anniversary of the popular dance competition. To mark the milestone, producers have fashioned a brand spanking new gold mirrorball trophy to give to the winner. Personally, I prefer the original one. The gold one looks a little tacky.

So who’s in the running? It’s not the most star-studded cast, but it’s an interesting one. The NFL’s first openly-gay player Michael Sam along with double amputee motivational speaker Noah Galloway provide the eye candy for the Spring 2015 edition. Fingers crossed that their respective female pros put them in very revealing outfits often.

Suzanne Somers and Patti LaBelle are representing for the veterans while Hunger Games actress Willow Shields checks in for the tween demo. Shields, at 14-years-old, is the youngest ever to compete on the show. For me, the addition of Rumer Willis is the most fascinating. I never thought I’d see Bruce Willis or Demi Moore in the audience, but they may just pop up to support their daughter.

The odds-on favorite to take Season 20 is Olympian Nastia Liukin. Athletes have a great track record on the show. To boot, she’s partnered up with the winningest pro, Derek Hough. He wasn’t supposed to take part this season, but the powers-that-be made it happen last minute. Speaking of Hough, his cousin, Riker Lynch, is also one of the stars strapping on their ballroom shoes. Check out the entire cast below, along with watching the reveal on Good Morning America.

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Christina Aguilera Heads To Nashville

In: Donovan, TV Shows
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Hoping that Christina Aguilera records a country album? Sadly, you’re out of luck. Instead, the 34-year-old singer will show off her acting chops on Nashville. She just booked a multi-episode arc on the ABC drama.

People reports that X-tina will play Jade St. John. She’s described as ” a pop superstar who’s been going pretty much nonstop since she broke out a decade ago. She arrives to Nashville for a two-night stand at the Bridgestone, but her real dream is to record a country album – if only her label, who wants her to stay on brand as a pop star, would let her break out of her golden cage.”

Here’s hoping Aguilera does a duet with Hayden Panettiere. Better yet, a physical catfight between the two blondes. That would be ideal for May sweeps, right?

In addition to this new gig, Christina heads back to The Voice for Season 8, producing a TV series set in Las Vegas for ABC Family and prepping a new album. Excited for the “Dirrty” singer to pop on Nashville? Weigh in below.

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After ABC chose to move production from Los Angeles to Vancouver for Season 3 to cut costs, Alyssa Milano decided to leave Mistresses. Having recently given birth to a new baby, the 42-year-old actress revealed she didn’t want to spend too much time from her family.

Instead of canceling the moderately-rated series, producers decided to forge ahead and find a new leading lady. Find out below who’s been tapped to play the new ‘mistress’ in town.

find out who after the jump

Britney Spears’ Scandalous Connections To ABC Drama

In: Donovan, Music
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Before you jump to any conclusions. No, Britney Spears didn’t just book a guest spot on Scandal. However, with her recent “somewhat girls” word vomit and career worst opening bow for Britney Jean, she might consider hiring Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) to fix things. I’d give anything to see Olivia tell Brit, “It’s handled!!!” Knowing Brit, she’d be wondering handled what?!?!?

With the winter finale of Scandal airing tonight, I thought it was a perfect time to highlight Spears’ surprising connections with a couple of the cast members. First up is Guillermo Diaz who plays Huck. Before torturing people, he was somewhat of a savior. He rescues Brit in her “I Wanna Go” video while referencing his 90s stoner comedy, Half Baked.

The other connection is a tad more scandalous. For real. Apparently, Columbus Short aka Harrison was a professional dancer back in the day. He even choreographed her 2004 Onyx Hotel Tour before it was canceled due to a knee injury Brit sustained. Short also claims he had a brief fling with Brit while dancing for her. Speaking of dance, did you know he starred in the direct-to-video Save The Last Dance 2. If you recall, Kerry Washington appeared in the first one. Small world.

With all these connections, Brit is practically a Gladiator. I’m sure the “Perfume” singer has some skills Pope can utilize. After all, Brit’s music scares away Somali pirates. Check out videos below featuring Britney Jean with the Scandal guys.

watch the clips after the jump

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