These include Luke Wilson's new gig on HBO's 'Enlightened,' 'Dexter's Julie Benz joining 'Desperate Housewives,' why Michelle Obama was spilling White House secrets on 'Iron Chef America' and Kermit the Frog, Gonzo and Fozzie Bear pitching in on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' Take a breather from the back-to-work blahs: We've got all the latest TV scoops over at Inside TV.
These include Luke Wilson's new gig on HBO's 'Enlightened,' 'Dexter's Julie Benz joining 'Desperate Housewives,' why Michelle Obama was spilling White House secrets on 'Iron Chef America' and Kermit the Frog, Gonzo and Fozzie Bear pitching in on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'
Enough with the AT&T Commercials already, Luke! Fortunately, he's seen the light. Specifically, he and Diane Ladd are the latest big names to sign on for HBO's new comedy pilot 'Enlightened' starring Laura Dern. It'll be Wilson's first regular series role since guesting as Casey Kelso on 'That '70s Show.'
As part of an effort to promote her healthy eating agenda, first lady Michelle Obama made a guest appearance on 'Iron Chef America' and revealed the secret ingredient in a battle pitting Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse against Bobby Flay and White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford. So what was the extra healthy secret ingredient? Find out in this video clip.
After this season's shocking 'Dexter' finale, there's really no going back for Julie Benz. Good thing she's signed up a nifty new gig on 'Desperate Housewives' as a stripper who gets involved with the lovely ladies of Wisteria Lane. Wait ... shouldn't that be as a stripper who gets involved with one of the men of Wisteria Lane? Hmmmm.
Speaking of 'Desperate Housewives,' ever wonder what Susan would look like if she weren't stick thin? If she, were, say, tipping the scale the other way? Following the terrible plane clash, Susan dreams of a life in which she gave Karl a second chance and didn't file for divorce after his infidelity. Watch the video of Mike's reaction to a considerably bigger Susan.
For the second year in a row, 'Heroes' earns the dubious distinction of being the most-pirated show of the year. The once-powerful NBC franchise has seen a steady decline in viewers and ratings, but according to the Hollywood Reporter, it leads all television shows among pirated downloads in 2009 with a total of 6.58 million via the popular file sharing program BitTorrent.
An educational, anti-videogame episode of 'Family Guy?' Well, sort of. After a blow to the head during a fight with 'Family Feud's Richard Dawson, Peter develops amnesia. Wife Lois gives him a copy of Grand Theft Auto in the hopes it will teach him how to drive again. But, instead, Peter learns how to beat people with bats, engage in petty theft, and pull off a successful carjacking. Watch the video.
Going way above and beyond their usual heartwarming total house re-dos, the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' crew are helped by none other than the Muppets (in little hardhats) as they renovate a Minnesota family's 100-year-old home, which serves as a low-cost, multicultural daycare facility. Watch the awww-dorable video here.
With the 14th season of 'The Bachelor' debuting tonight, Inside TV's Scott Harris ponders why the dating pool remains predominantly white.
Kim Raver has been promoted to series regular on 'Grey's Anatomy, which means, yep, another ER love triangle on the still-hot ABC medical drama as her character, Teddy Altman, has already professed her love for ex-service buddy Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd), who is currently involved with Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh).