Dallas: Looks like a new Southern "Bell" is coming to — well, Dallas, obviously. Emma Bell — who you may know as a former member of The Walking Dead's Grimes Gang (she was Andrea's little sister, Amy) — will play Emma Brown, a new regular on the series. Emma will be an innocent, sheltered gal when she first checks in, but something tells us it won't be long before she gets sucked in to the dirty Dallas game. [Deadline]
Sons of Anarchy: Congratulations are in order for Kurt Sutter, Katey Sagal, Charlie Hunnam, and the rest of Charming's boys in black. Tuesday's explosive 90-minute SoA premiere brought in 5.37 million viewers — the highest-rated telecast in the show's history. [TVLine]
Cougar Town: This news merits a celebration with Big Joe Big Carl Big Lou: The cul-de-sac crew will be back on their new network, TBS, on Tuesday, Jan. 8. To celebrate, Josh Hopkins and the gang created a music video that just so happens to feature the show's biggest fan (and most talented extra) — Community's Abed Nadir. [Deadline]
Switched At Birth: Gilles Marini, the sexy Dancing With The Stars alum with an accent and coif to die for, has been promoted to full-time regular on ABC Family's Switched at Birth. He recurred last season as Bay's bio-dad, Angelo. [Deadline]
Glades: A&E's flagship drama series will get another go! This will be the fourth season for the Matt Passmore-led series. [Deadline]
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A guy who usually doesn't have luck with the ladies Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) has finally found the perfect girl. Egged on by his buddy Vaughn (Rainn Wilson) Matt pursues the mousy and innocent-looking Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman) after the two meet on a subway. But Jenny has a few secrets--and what Matt doesn't know in this case can hurt him. See Jenny is really G-Girl a superhero and although it's a side most superheroes don't show G-Girl is a bit possessive and essentially has a borderline personality. So when Matt wants to dump her so he can go out with his quiet and cute co-worker Hannah (Anna Faris) Jenny er G-Girl goes ballistic. She unleashes her superpowers on Matt and unsuspecting Hannah doing things like throwing a shark through his window while they're making out tossing his car around immature things like that. What Matt doesn't do is obey the cardinal rule: Never break up with a girl when she's holding a knife--or when she can throw you through a wall by blowing on you. This should be Luke Wilson's moment to shine and he seizes it. He's had little chance to break away from his goofier-looking and more popular brother Owen and has never carried a movie as much as this one. It's perhaps his meatiest role in which he gets to show a restrained comedic side as well as a dramatic angry and perplexed side. Although it's a typical romantic comedy plot the storyline allows for more reach because of the absurd nature of the jealousy by G-Girl’s arch nemesis Professor Bedlam played perfectly by Brit comic Eddie Izzard as well as the persistently bad advice from Matt’s friend Vaughn played by scene-stealer Rainn Wilson (TV's The Office). Rainn is a definitely a talent to watch out for. Unfortunately Thurman is the biggest disappointment. She's exciting only when she rekindles her Kill Bill persona but is mostly outshined by the cute and fun Anna Faris who's so naively brilliant in the Scary Movie spoofs. Expectations would have to be high if you have director Ivan Reitman on board the guy behind such classic comedies as Animal House Ghostbusters and Dave. Perhaps that's why it's so disappointing--and so very familiar. The comic moments are retreads from the past. Sure we've seen the odd moments where mortals make it with super-human characters--Superman II Bewitched I Dream of Jeannie--and every once in a while the character with super powers gets a bit peeved and goes off the deep end. The best contribution Reitman makes is to keep the over-the-top comedic aspects in check. He doesn’t have the actors play it for laughs. But if you look at past history female superhero movies don't seem to do well at the box office (Elektra and Catwoman anyone?) maybe because guys don't like to take dates to see movies about women who will kick their butts. And guys will be cringing in their seats BIG time when Jenny is trying to analyze the real meaning of the color of a rose that she just got. "Red means that you're in love with the girl. Of course I'm not trying to pressure you." Ugh! Just take the flower.