'Walking Dead' scares up season high numbers; 'Glee' tackles 'Dog Days are Over'
Sectionals are here, Gleeks! The McKinley High glee kids decided to take on a big challenge for their sectionals performance on "Glee" and tackled Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days are Over." While it's not their best cover, we still think it will win them the title. Also, it seems Santana (Naya Rivera) got to sing lead on this one, so kudos, Show. [PopWrap]
Dan Aykroyd has been confirmed to guest star on CBS' dama "The Defenders." He will play a tough judge in two episodes opposite his "Blues Brothers" co-star Jim Belushi (Belushi replaced his late brother John Belushi, who was best known as Jake Blues). The network confirmed the news on Twitter: "This Just In...DAN AYKROYD reunites w Blues Brothers partner JIM BELUSHI guesting on "THE DEFENDERS" in early 2011 as a judge needing help!" [The Hollywood Reporter]
TV Land has picked up two comedy pilots from sitcom veterans. "Happily Divorced" is from "The Nanny" co-creators, Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobsen. The show about a woman re-entering the dating world after finding out her husband is gay is based on Drescher's real life and she could possibly star in the project. "Rip City" is from "Lizzy McGuire" creator Terri Minsky is centers on a young female becoming boss at the office Rip City Cole, a regional beverage manufactures and distributor. [Deadline]
Dr. Drew Pinsky ("Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew") has landed his own prime-time show on HLN. It will be a talk show that focuses on news stories dealing with addiction, something Dr. Drew obviously knows very well. The show will air weeknights beginning in the spring. [TV Guide]
CBS has renewed daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" for three more years, which will keep the top-rated soap on the air through 2014. The news comes after NBC gave "Days of Our Lives" a two-season renewal. [Deadline]
Cartoon Network has announced it is ordering new seasons of their Monday night hit shows, "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," and "MAD." "Each of these shows bring a distinct comedic point of view and are led by a great new group of talented animators and storytellers," says the network's chief content office Rob Sorcher. "It's wonderful to see how quickly our audience has responded to these unique cartoons, and made Cartoon Network the place to be on Monday nights." [Cartoon Network]
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