October 13th, 2009
11:34 AM ET

Your pop culture cheat sheet

Here's what's happening in the world of entertainment today:

  • The Hollywood Reporter says that Matthew Perry is returning to TV with a single-camera comedy, which he will star in, co-write and executive produce. Perry will play a sports arena manager who starts to look at things differently after turning 40. It will be pitched to networks on the heels of "Friends" co-star Courteney Cox's new hit, "Cougar Town."
  • Former "American Idol" Carrie Underwood will return to Fox to host her own variety show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special" will air December 7, complete with music and comedy sketches.
  • Supermarket tabloid "Weekly World News," long known for stories of aliens, sea monsters and the like, has signed with Creative Artists Agency, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That means that "Bat Boy," a star of many of their headlines over the years, could be getting his own movie or TV show in the future.
  • If you're a fan of the hit show "Glee," get set for a lot more. EW.com reports that discussions are taking place for a "Glee" stage tour. The success of the soundtrack in November might be a big indicator as to whether it would go forward.
  • Another big full season pick-up for ABC: one of its most highly-promoted new fall shows, "FastForward," will produce a full season, after ratings success on a crowded Thursday night, says The Los Angeles Times.
  • On DVD today: romantic comedy "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, "Land of the Lost" starring Will Ferrell, critically-acclaimed horror movie "Drag Me to Hell," "Jackass: The Lost Tapes," "Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season," and "Married... with Children: The Complete Eleventh Season."

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  1. Saundra

    What's up with Marge Simpson on Playboy? This is like having cartoon characters promoting cigarettes. Come on America, haven't we learned anything from our past mistakes?

    October 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |

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