Kaley Cuoco to Host ‘Teen Choice Awards’

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco has been tapped to host this year’s 13th annual Teen Choice Awards.

The award show is scheduled to air on Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. on FOX and will feature performances by OneRepublic and Selena Gomez and the Scene.

Other television stars just announced to appear include Ed Helms (The Office), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Victoria Justice (Victorious), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Rose Byrne (Damages), Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) and Shane West (Nikita).

You can vote for your favorite nominees up until Friday, August 5.


CW’s “Ringer” Recasts Role

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch, daughter of actress Lea Thompson, has replaced Caitlin Custer in the role of wild child Juliet on The CW network’s upcoming Sarah Michelle Gellar drama, Ringer, TVGuide reports.

Deutch’s character is the stepdaughter of one of Gellar’s alter-egos, Siobhan and the daughter of Andrew, who is being portrayed by Ioan Gruffudd.

Deutch previously had a role on Disney’s The Suite Life on Deck. This marks her first series regular role since being cast in ABC’s Hallelujah pilot last year.

Piper Parabo: “I Felt Like Jason Bourne.”

Piper Perabo

Piper Perabo

The Futon Critic caught up with the stars of USA’s Covert Affairs on Friday, including the drama’s crime-fighting heroine, Piper Perabo.

When asked about shooting on location for the series, Perabo went on to talk about how awesome it was to film in Paris outside of the Louvre. “It was in the morning light and all these French people were going to work in their perfect little outfits and it was perfect.”

She continued saying, “it sounds so dumb, but it [felt] like [you were] in a movie. It was wonderful.”

“I felt like Jason Bourne,” she said when she talked about shooting in Paris with producer Doug Liman, who has worked on the Bourne movies.

On the subject of keeping the emotional connection going with her co-star Christopher Gorham in scenes where they talk over the phone, Perabo says “because of the international traveling and the action sequences, we can’t always be live over the phone and in the beginning of the series, that was really hard, but now that we’re friends and we know each other better, we can call each other and rehearse.”

She says that they “try and work it out so that even on the day when we’re not really talking to each other, we work really hard at keeping the Annie and Auggie connection really strong in those scenes.”

It seems to be working, as fans and critics alike have really started to invest in their will-they-won’t-they dynamic.

One thing that Perabo wishes was that her character, Annie, wasn’t so good at speaking multiple languages. When she started the show, she says she was only supposed to know around five different dialects, but now she says the number is more like fourteen.

“They keep adding them and they’re like ‘you’re so good at it!’ and with the last episode we did, I was speaking Chinese,” she says. ” I sort of wish that I didn’t say I was that good at languages.”

Covert Affairs wraps up its second season on Tuesday, August 9 at 10 p.m. on USA.

NBC Shelving Final Episode of “Love Bites”

Love Bites

NBC's Love Bites

NBC has reportedly decided to shelve the final episode of the ratings challenged anthology series, Love Bites.

The series was originally supposed to air a total of 9 episodes this summer, concluding on Thursday, July 28. However, the peacock network has decided to shelve the final installment.

Network sources indicate that there are no plans to air the ninth and final episode of the series on air or online.

That being said, the show only has 2 remaining episodes scheduled to air, with the series concluding on July 21.

NBC has not given a reason for their decision.

Repeats of Law & Order: SVU will take the place of the dramedy in the 10:00 p.m. slot on Thursday nights.

Britt Robertson Dishes on Her “Secret Circle” Character

In a new video just released by The CW, Britt Robertson talks about her character, Cassie, on The CW’s new witchy drama, The Secret Circle.

Cassie is sent off to live with her grandmother after her mother passes away and she gets introduced to a group of people who tell her all about “this new and exciting part of her life that she had no idea about,” Robertson says. In the words of the show’s villain, Faye (portrayed by Phoebe Tonkin), she’s a “full-blooded, one hundred percent witch.”

“She slowly realizes that her mother was a witch and she has the ancestry of being a witch,” Robertson says.

Even though the show is based upon characters with a supernatural gift, Robertson explains that each character is extremely relatable and real and that audience members will be able to connect with them.

“I think that’s the most exciting part as an audience member, because you sort of get taken into this world that’s so magical and exciting, but it still feels real,” she says.

The Secret Circle premieres Thursday, September 15 at 9 p.m. on The CW.

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Dichen Lachman Joins SyFy’s “Being Human”

Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman

Dollhouse‘s Dichen Lachman has just signed on to join SyFy’s second season of Being Human, the vampire drama that broke records in January by becoming the channel’s most successful winter season launch for a scripted series, averaging 1.8 million viewers.

According to a press release from SyFy, Lachman will portray Izumi, “a reclusive, centuries-old vampire royal whose unexpected return to Boston’s vampire society throws Aidan and the city into disarray.”

The show begins production on its second season this month in Montreal and will air in 2012.

Treat Williams to Star in New Lifetime Series “Against the Wall”

Treat Williams

Treat Williams

Everwood’s number one doctor is heading back to primetime.

The women’s network will soon be launching what it calls a “compelling new scripted series” titled Against the Wall, starring Treat Williams (Everwood), Rachael Carpani (The Glades) and Emmy winner Kathy Baker (Medium).

The series follows the trials and tribulations of Abby Kowalski (Carpani), a single Chicago police officer who finally scores her dream job as a detective; but it turns out to be a nightmare for her close-knit family of cops.

As the newest hire in the department’s Internal Affairs division, Abby suddenly finds herself at odds with her fellow officers, including her father and three brothers. She must now figure out how she can pursue her dream of being a detective while keeping her family intact.

Williams and Baker star as Abby’s parents, Don and Sheila. Rounding out the cast as her brothers are Brandon Quinn (Entourage) as Richie, Steve Byers (Smallville) as Steve and James Thomas (Covert Affairs) as Donnie. Additionally, Marisa Ramirez (Spartacus: Gods of the Arena) stars as Abby’s partner Lina Flores, Daniel Kash (The Dresden Files) is her boss Lieutenant Papadol, Andrew Walker (Maybe It’s Me) plays Richie’s partner Brody, Mayko Nguyen (Lifetime’s Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy) is Abby’s neighbor Mackie Phan and Chris Johnson (The Vampire Diaries) appears as Danny Mitchell, a lawyer and old friend of Abby’s.

The series was created and is being written by Saving Grace‘s Annie Brunner with Nancy Miller (also from Saving Grace) serving as executive producer.

The network has ordered 13 hour-long episodes of the drama with a premiere scheduled for Sunday, July 30 at 10 p.m.