• It was announced earlier this week that Kyle Bornheimer, the lovable fuckup of CBS's "Worst Week," was cast in one of the lead roles of ABC's untitled Ricky Blitt ("Family Guy") comedy pilot. He plays a needy bff to Eric Christian Olsen (Fired Up), who is a financier and a hopeless romantic. Alyssa Milano and Kelly Stables ("Two and a Half Men") also star. Reports are saying that this role plays second fiddle to his current role, and will only be viable if "Worst Week" were cancelled. Please don't. It's hilarious!!! Way way way funnier than "Rules of Engagement."
• Cutie Jon Foster ("Life As We Know It") returns to TV to play the younger man who knocks up Jenna Elfman's older character in CBS's "Accidentally on Purpose."
• Joss Whedon has wraught something unholy. After the success of his web mini-series, "Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," ABC must've been overcome with the notion that we were all dying for a comedic version of "Heroes," because some genius conjured up the pilot "No Heroics." It basically follows around a bunch of B-list superheroes, who hang out at a bar. While that didn't sound too bad at first, I then read Freddie Prinze Jr. ("Freddie" and Scooby Doo) was going to play the team leader's nemesis, Ultimatum, an A-list superhero, who is a "handsome, cocky and egotistical Alpha male who has all the women and fame and money a guy could want." Um, k.
• Oh, thank God someone canceled that horrible attempt at a dramedy on TNT, "Trust Me," and freed up Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace") to return to multicamera comedy where he thrives. He's been cast on Tad Quill's ("Scrubs" and "Spin City") half-hour pilot. He'll be working with Constance Zimmer, one of my favorite little firecrackers from "Entourage." McCormack will play a heart surgeon with a new baby opposite Reno Wilson ("Blind Justice" and "Heist"), who'll play his polar-opposite bff, a contractor with a new empty nest.
[4/11/09 - Ok. NOW it's official. "Trust Me" has been canceled.]
• Sara Paxton (The House on the Left), Ashley Madekwe ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl"), and newcomer Nico Tortorella will join Mischa Barton on the model series "A Beautiful Life." Paxton plays a Midwestern girl, who's getting her 15 seconds of fame in the Big Apple. I pray Barton is the bitch who bursts her fantasy bubble. Oooh, and how about a "Gossip Girl" crossover episode. Blair could corrupt her, Jenny could style her, and Vanessa could document it her Serena-like downfall. Oh yeah, and Elle Macpherson will play the owner of Focus Models, an 80s supermodel who runs her agency with an iron fist.