Check out the Smash pilot, New Gossip Girl photos and more


— CTV is giving Canadians a chance to check out Smash online before it debuts on Monday. Check it out here.

— Teletoon (which is run by Astral and Corus) will launch Cartoon Network in Canada later this season, which is great news because we can finally catch the Adult Swim programming.

The Big C has upped Gabourey Sidibe to a series regular.

Battlestar Galactica‘s Jamie Bamber has joined David E. Kelley‘s Chelsea General as the lead. The TNT pilot is based on Dr. Sanjay Gupta‘s upcoming book, Monday Mornings.

Patton Oswalt will make a cameo on the Feb. 27th episode of Two and A Half Men.

Shailene Woodley‘s The Secret Life of the American Teenager has been picked up for another season by ABC Family. The series airs on MuchMusic in Canada.

Michael Sheen and Lizzie Caplan will star in the new Showtime, Masters of Sex.

— NBC is moving The Firm to Saturdays. New series Awake will take it’s place Thursday nights at 10 p.m. beginning March 1.

— Some picks for this weekend: the Canadian premiere of MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back happens tonight on Comedy Network, Channing Tatum will host tomorrow night’s Saturday Night Live with music guest Bon Iver. On Sunday’s Less Than Kind (8:30 p.m. on HBO Canada), Josh and Eric struggle to finance their acting school while Miriam discovers a woman sneaking out of her father’s bedroom.

— I couldn’t wait until next week to post photos from the next two Gossip Girl episodes, so here you go. We also discuss Monday’s big 100th episode on the As Scene on TV podcast here. Happy Friday! Enjoy.


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Jeevan Brar is a digital content producer and freelance entertainment writer based in Toronto. Jeevan has managed The TV Watercooler since 2008, the Canadian blog has focused on daytime soaps, primetime hits and reality TV guilty pleasures. The blog has also connected Canadian soap fans with exclusive interviews with the cast of enduring daytime dramas The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. 'Like' The TV Watercooler on Facebook. You can also follow Jeevan on Twitter and Google+.

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