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Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 27, 2012

by Hillary Goldsmith February 27, 2012 4:19 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, February 27, 2012

April is seriously coming!

Have you seen the trailer for Game of Thrones Season 2 yet? In a word, it's HODOR!

Maria Menounos has allegedly signed on to be a contestant for the next season of Dancing With The Stars, along with Sherri Sherpherd, Melissa Gilbert and Jack Wagner. Let's see if Extra continues its good track record of hosts-turned-dancers -- Mario Lopez won second place in his season.

Sons of Anarchy could become a video game very soon, says creator Kurt Sutter. He confirmed via Twitter that negotiations with a big gaming company were in the works. Sweet.

Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts has landed a role in ABC's comedy pilot, Counter Culture. The show revolves around three aging sisters running a family diner together. Roberts will play Aunt Lee, a southern belle who runs the cash register. Old people working together almost always guarantees hilarity... as long as it's not on TV Land.

In more news about cute old people, Martin Landau has joined an untitled ABC drama pilot, which centers on an astrophysicist grad student chosen to fight the forces of evil. Landau will play a blind World War II vet who is one of the student's only friends. Wow, sounds like Batman with a soft side.

Bethenny Frankel will be hosting her own talk show this summer, produced by the one and only Ellen DeGeneres. We'll see how this odd couple duo pans out.

The CW has signed Ethan Peck, grandson of Gregory Peck, to star in its Hunger Games wanna-be drama pilot, The Selection.

The NBC pilot 1600 Penn just added two more big names to its repertoire. Brittany Snow and Bill Pullman have signed on for the new presidential comedy. Snow will play Becca, the perfectionist First Daughter and Pullman will be staring as the President for the second time, after Independence Day.

And in really peachy keen news, Debbie Downer is back! Funny lady Rachel Dratch will return full-time to NBC in a new pilot called Lady Friends. The show is about a group of friends who are completely different in every way, but can't live without each other.

Bryan Greenberg signed on to play the lead role in the CBS comedy Oh F**k It's You (that's obviously a working title). After a death scare, Nick (Greenberg) decides it's time to take off his womanizer hat and trade it in for a family man jacket, settling down with Wendy, his best friend of 15 years. But it turns out Wendy is already engaged blah, blah, blah -- you get it.

And lastly, Scottish singer Darius Campbell scored the lead in ABC's pilot for Beauty and the Beast. Any chance for a Ron Perlman cameo? Please? We bet he could still rock his old Vincent voice.

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