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'Alias' Alum Joins A&E's 'The Returned' Remake (Exclusive)

Carl Lumbly has been cast in the 10-episode suspense drama from Carlton Cuse.   Read More...

Bradley Cooper: I Wanted to "Kill Myself" on Alias

  While  Alias   fans look back on  Bradley Cooper 's character Will Tippin with fondness, the actor feels drastically different. In the January issue of  GQ ,  Cooper recalled how his excitement at the role soon turned to frustration as he screen time quickly began to diminish. "I would only work three days a week. And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, 'Ugh.' And then next thing you know, I was like, 'I want to f---ing kill myself.'" Cooper then decided to take a risk and asked to be written off the spy drama. "[ J.J. Abrams ] was like, 'OK.' He probably would've fired me, anyway," he said.  Read More...

'Alias' Alum Checks In To 'Bates Motel'

Michael Vartan will join "Bates Motel" in Season 2 as a love interest for Vera Farmiga's Norma Bates , according to TVLine. The "Alias" star will recur in Season 2 as George, "a recently divorced charmer" who was described in the casting sides as potentially being "The One" for Norma . Read More...

This Week in TV: A Girl's Guide to the Super Bowl - 1/31/11

This special edition of This Week in TV with Kendra and Rachel goes out to all the ladies who would like to enjoy the Super Bowl, but are just way too lost to unlock its full entertainment potential. After all, it's not all about who's playing, who will win, and which team to bet on. It's one of the biggest TV events of the year, and Kendra and Rachel are here to make sure you don't miss out! Get the full scoop on the much-anticipated post-game Glee episode, and take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of the most popular post-Super Bowl episodes in TV history! And of course, just so you don't sound like a total idiot in conversation, we'll give you a couple important football-related facts. Get the full Super Bowl scoop by watching the video below! This Week in TV: 1/31/11

Kendra's TV Hotspots of the Week: Pretty Little Liars, Alias Summer Marathoning & More

Welcome to a new week of TV! While I'm starved for more True Blood after this Sunday's holiday break, ABC Family's surprisingly addictive summer TV plus my new marathon favorite look like they're going to tide me over juuust fine. There are some new premieres this week including a few biggies on Syfy , but since they aren't up my TV alley, don't forget to check out our Premieres of the Week post plus keep track of all the upcoming summer premieres on our full Summer Premiere Schedule ! What I'm Excited for This Week on TV ABC Family Summer TV - While I enjoy USA Network 's Burn Notice and Royal Pains over the summer, my newer thrills of summer TV are all for the love of ABC Family! And, well, I shouldn't forget to mention my Bravo favs including Top Chef and Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List . But I don't look forward to any of those quite like Make It or Break It (for which I need to catch up on this week due to holiday weekend conflicts), and of course tonight's new Pretty Little Liars! I was also surprised to like the premiere of Huge last week, so I'll be catching up on last night's new episode of that one as well. I'm interested to see if it falls into the annoying and/or slightly offensive category like The Secret Life of The American Teenager , or the irresistibly cute, and maybe even dramalicious, category like Make It or Break It . While I see Huge going better than I expected, I certainly don't see it being such a quick smash hit as Pretty Little Liars has been. PLL can be a little cheesy, there's something about it that's just so addictive that it's definitely the new summer show I look forward to the most these days. I'm certainly not the only one either! Don't forget to check out my fellow SideReel PLL addict, Heather's, weekly episodes of Pretty Little Liars TV reviewing each new episode and bringing you all the PLL news and gossip! Alias : My New Summer Marathon Show! Have you guys heard about this little show called Alias ?? Turns out it's freakin' fantastic!! Okay, fine, I know a lot of you have already watched it and, thankfully for those of us waaay behind, you watched it when it was on so it got the chance to stay on the air for so many seasons. This one's been on my list of "classics" I missed right along with Buffy The Vampire Slayer which will hopefully be up next though with how quickly the summer's going, I'm not sure I'll be able to fit it in before fall TV takes over! Any way about it, I absolutely plan to finish Alias as soon as humanly possible as it's probably the worst (aka best) cliffhanger show I've seen since the good ol' days of Lost . (Luckily I can travel in time in my TV watching so for me Lost can count as first.) If you're looking for a new summer marathon show and you like mystery, drama, anything with spies (I'm talking to you, Chuck fans!), and a seriously outstanding cast who you'll know from tons of other shows and movies since they were on Alias, start watching it immediately! What's your current favorite summer marathon show? Keep up with the SideReel Editorial Team Reel Critics: Bios, Columns & More Follow Kendra @sidereelKendra Follow Rachel @sidereelRachel Follow Alex @sidereelAlex Follow Dom @animereel

Greg Grunberg on 'Alias' reboot: Not without Jennifer Garner

According to a Web report, a "reliable insider" says there had been talk at ABC about creating a reboot of J.J. Abrams' spy series "Alias," which was canceled in 2006 after five seasons. Zap2it caught up with star (and longtime friend of Abrams) Greg Grunberg to get his take on the possible "Alias" Version 2.0. While he thinks that a remake done the right way "would be very, very cool," he's not sure that it could be pulled off without one key player. "I like to think that I'm not replaceable," he jokes. "But in honestly, the one person that really made that show what it was, that's Jennifer [Garner]. She's so much the face of 'Alias' that it would be impossible to reproduce the success of the show without her." To Read More Click Here .

Michael Vartan on 'Alias' 2.0: There's only one Sydney Bristow

A "reliable insider" at ABC said preliminary talks were circulating about creating a reboot of J.J. Abrams hit spy series "Alias," according to an E! Online report. At this point, there's no word whether original stars Jennifer Garner, Michael Vartan and Victor Garber would be involved in any remake, or even whether Abrams would return (he's currently working on the new spy drama "Undercovers" for NBC). Vartan, present star of TNT's medical drama "HawthoRNe", weighs in on the "Alias" reboot buzz. "I've heard rumors here and there," Vartan tells Zap2it. "I really do not know anything. It's such a rumor, quote, unquote, that I haven't even bothered calling anyone that was even loosely associated with the show in the past to find out if there's any validity to the story. "I think it's a total rumor, but if they do redo it, and they don't bring back the original cast, that would be weird. I was talking about this with someone the other day -- it's one thing to do 'Charlie's Angels' all over again with a brand-new cast, because obviously enough time's passed. To Read More Click Here .

'Alias' Potentially Gets a Reboot

ABC is still trying to compensate the end of "Lost" by replacing it with equally gripping shows. The closest the network gets at the moment are "V" and the newbie "No Ordinary Family". However, there's a report that the Alphabet is brewing a plan to bring back "Alias". E! Online reported that a "reliable insider" informed them about a talk in ABC where the award-winning series will get a "reboot". It should be noted that nothing is official yet because it is only a "very initial talk at this point". The idea is to make a new version of the J.J. Abrams-produced show and borrow some elements from it. But the new series will be less complicated in its mythological factor such as the Milo Rambaldi prophecy. It is still unclear whether Abrams will be involved in the reboot. The producer is working on "Undercovers" which has been picked up by NBC. "Alias" experienced quite a success between 2001 and 2005 especially in the fourth season. However, ABC moved it to Thursday, 8/7c slot which is notoriously lethal for a show. The rating plunged almost drastically and the show never revived since. Source here

David Anders Joins Jack Bauer in Season Eight of 24 - Featured

From Julian Sark on Alias to Adam Monroe on Heroes , David Anders just can't keep away from our favorite TV shows. Reps for Anders confirm to us that David will be a recurring character on season eight of 24 , joining the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr. and Battlestar Galactica 's Katee Sackhoff. 24 is really beefing up its cast this year, raising alarm in fans that it will truly be the final season. So what's David doing this season while Jack Bauer is hunting terrorists in New York, and how long will he be sticking around? "He will be in a handful of episodes," says David's rep. The rep was coy to say what his part would be, but when asked if David's new 24 character would go the way of Adam Monroe on Heroes, he laughed and said, "You never know." What do you think of the newest 24 casting? Are you glad to see David Anders back on your TV? Discuss in the comments! Source: E!Online - David Anders Joins Jack Bauer in Season Eight of 24

Jennifer Garner Returns to ABC

Alias star Jennifer Garner is headed back to her old network, this time as a producer. Garner's production deal with ABC Studios, which comes three years after her five seasons on ABC's Alias, calls for the Golden Globe winner to develop projects through her Vandalia Films production company (which she runs with Juliana Janes), according to Variety. The two hope to bring film writers to television, as well as work with writers from Garner's past series Alias and Felicity . They also are looking toward developing female-driven projects along the lines of Grey's Anatomy . The television vet said she's looking forward to having "the opportunity to get back into television wearing my producer hat." Are you excited about Garner's new role at ABC?