Here’s your Weekender for 7/22 – 7/24/2011.
Let’s start out the day with some great Doctor Who news. There were some rumors circulating that Amy Pond would not be back for season 7, but it was revealed that she will, in fact, be back for a third season with the show. Before we get to season 7, take a look at season 6.5 trailer that premiered at the San Diego Comic Con.
Entourage‘s Rhys Coiro has booked a recurring role on CBS’ medical drama A Gifted Man.
It has been revealed that Ricky Gervais will play God in his new atheist who goes to Heaven series Afterlife.
Donny Osmond has been tapped to host Secret Fortune, a game show pilot for CBS.
Michael Kenneth Williams, best known as Omar from The Wire, will recur as an ex-con who will be teaching Biology to the Community gang. Best casting ever.
There was a lost Lost scene that was aired at Comic Con. It’s obviously a joke, but still hilarious. Watch it below.
Mark Hamill has been cast as the first villain of Season 5 of Chuck. He’ll appear in the season premiere on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
Lily Tomlin has landed a role on NCIS. She will play McGee’s grandmother.
Fox ordered 9 additional episodes of its animated show Bob’s Burgers.
A&E Network announced that it will begin production next month on Stephen King’s Bag of Bones, a four-hour mini-series based on the New York Times No. 1 bestseller.
The Walking Dead will air an hour earlier for its second season. The show, which will return on October 16th, will air at 9/8c.
John Terry, whom you might remember as Jack’s dead dad on Lost, will appear in a potentially recurring role on Charlie’s Angels.
Armie Hammer will play the Winklevoss twins (again) in an episode of The Simpsons where Lisa builds a social networking site.