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If FOX execs weren’t such numbnuts at times, Scott Foley would be gracing our televisions right now in the new comedy, The Goodwin Games. When the network revealed the sitcom co-starring Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) would be part of their 2012-13 television season, I was beyond ecstatic. Newton and Foley in the same show.. win, win.

Sadly, the show wouldn’t debut til midseason. Then just a few weeks ago, FOX disclosed the comedy was being pushed back to late spring or even summer. In other words, there’s a chance we might not even see it. FOX has a tendency to cancel shows even before airing a single episode. Even if The Goodwin Games does air, it certainly doesn’t have the support from the network. It’s definitely doomed. Yet, FOX is still trying to push Ben & Kate on us, which BTW, I gave up after a couple of episodes.

Thankfully, another network is giving what this Felicity fan wants… more Scott Foley. The 40-year-old has been tapped for a major story arc on one of my favorite shows of the moment. His role is being kept under wraps, but reportedly he’ll appear in the back nine episodes of this drama, leading to the season finale. Find out which show below.

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Laugh At Jessica Simpson’s Expense

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Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her second child but that isn’t slowing her down. TV Guide is reporting that NBC is developing a comedy for the 32-year-old singer. Sorry Britney, it looks like J-Simp beat you to the punch. The “Toxic” singer recently revealed after leaving The X Factor that she’d love to appear in a sitcom. Perhaps NBC can coax Spears into making an appearance on the show. Better yet, bring on Christina Aguilera as well. I’d give anything to see those three blonds on the same show. EPIC!!!

This isn’t the first collaboration between Simpson and the network. She also appears as a mentor on the peacock network’s Fashion Star which returns for a second season on March 8. Ben Silverman who recruited Jessica for Fashion Star believes she has a Lucille Ball quality and was eager to build a comedy around her. Find out what his vision is below.

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Who’s Leaving HBO’s Girls?

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The cast of Girls were on hand to celebrate the second season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City on Wednesday, January 9. All the ladies looked stunning on the red carpet. Doesn’t the group photo above remind you of Sex and the City back in the day?

With just a few days before HBO airs the first episode of the sophomore season, comes word that someone is leaving the cast. Don’t panic, it’s NOT Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet or Jemima Kirke. PHEW. That said, I’m a little bummed out that this person is leaving the HBO comedy. Find out who’s jumping ship below.

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Upcoming Guest Stars On The Mindy Project

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New Girl, The New Normal and The Mindy Project are all back from their respective winter breaks with brand new episodes tonight. Halleloo. I need a good laugh today. To commemorate its return, I thought I’d share a picture of Allison Williams‘ (Girls) guest appearance on tonight’s show and breaking casting news of a major movie star heading to the FOX sitcom next month.

On the February 19 episode titled, “The One That Got Away,” we find our favorite gynecologist heroine reuniting with a former flame named Sam. The two reminisce about their time at Jewish summer camp (LOL) and begin to rekindle their summer teen romance. Rumor has it, Sam was her first kiss. Can’t you already hear one of Katy Perry’s songs playing in the background. Find out who’s playing Sam below. Here’s a hint. He’s played a super hero in a major motion picture in the past couple of years. Find out who below.

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is one of the shows I should probably break up with. Fourteen seasons is a lot of time to invest on a drama. In my defense, it’s the only crime procedural I watch religiously. I never got into any of the CSIs, both NCIS series or other crime-solving franchises. That said, I’m really looking forward to Kevin Bacon’s The Following on FOX. That looks soooooo good.

Even though very little surprises me on the show anymore, there is something that keeps drawing me in. When Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left, it would’ve been an ideal time to bid sayonara, but my curiosity got the better of me. I wanted to check out the new additions. Surprisingly, I’ve grown to like both Det. Nick Amaro (Danny Pino) and Det. Amanda Rollins (Kelli Giddish). I’m sure I’m not alone with this sentiment and figured there might be a couple of you who might find this bit of casting news interesting. Find out upcoming guest stars below.

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Should Simon Cowell Fire Britney Spears?

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By now I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors that Britney Spears is getting the boot from The X Factor. Reportedly, Simon Cowell is a little peeved he got “boring Britney” instead of “crazy Britney.” An insider also reports that the “Toxic” singer didn’t earn her $15 million salary. All they got were a sprinkling of “amazings” and a series of half-claps. DUH, what were they expecting? LOL.

I’m sure Cowell is breathing a sigh of relief that Spears didn’t sign on for two years. Supposedly, that was the point of contention during negotiations last year. Simon wanted her for two, but Britney only wanted one. Cowell certainly dodged a bullet there. The Brit judge definitely doesn’t want another lawsuit like the one filed by fired judge Cheryl Cole. She reportedly was given a pay or play contract for two seasons.

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Guess Who’s Coming Back To Glee?

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It’s none of last year’s graduates. Let’s just get that out of the way. To be fair, I think we’ve seen all of them in some sort of capacity so far in Season 4 anyway. Who’s left? Well, there’s plenty of notable guest stars from Glee‘s previous three seasons that it could be. So many options

To make things easier, I’ll give you a couple of hints. Firstly, it’s a girl. So that scratches Jesse St. James (Jonathan Groff), Carl Howell (John Stamos) and Cooper Anderson (Matt Bomer) off the list. Secondly, this actress was a student at McKinley High so that eliminates Shelby Corcoran (Idina Menzel) and Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow). Here’s your last clue. She was once part of New Directions. Kristin Chenoweth maybe? Perhaps Charice? Find out who below.

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The New Normal Books Two More Studs For Guest Spots

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You gotta hand it to Ryan Murphy. When he scores an actor for a guest spot, you know he’s going to be fiiiiine. And he certainly doesn’t disappoint with this double booking. Matt Bomer was recently announced he was popping up on the NBC sitcom as Bryan’s (Andrew Rannelis) hot ex-boyfriend. And now we have this tasty two course meal. If Ryan keeps this up, I’ll be plenty full due to all the delicious eye candy.

Entertainment Weekly broke the news that these two actors will appear when The New Normal returns from its winter finale in 2013. Titled “Gaydar“, both guys will be the under the glare of the homosexual spotlight. One will play a grip on Sing (the Glee-like show) with whom Rocky (NeNe Leakes) develops a crush on.

The other will share scenes with Jane (Ellen Barkin) as her co-worker. The conservative grandma will question his sexuality, as she often does. If you’re regular viewer of Murphy’s shows, you’ll definitely recognize these two. One appeared on Glee and the other on American Horror Story: Asylum. Find out who below.

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