William Shatner to guest on Rookie Blue, CBC renewals and a look at tonight’s Community, The Vampire Diaries and more

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William Shatner will guest star on Rookie Blue‘s season premiere, airing Thursday, May 24th on Global.

Jonathan Frid, the Canadian actor who played Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows has passed away at the age of 87. Frid portrayed the famous vampire on the ABC soap from 1967-71. Johnny Depp will play Barnabas in the film, which hits theatres on May 11th.

— Although Jason Segel won’t be returning for the new Muppets film, the muppet Walter will still be included.

— Our latest Real Housewives of Vancouver cast blog is up. Reiko MacKenzie dishes on the feud between follow housewives Mary and Ronnie and the attention she’s received for being on the show. Check it out here.

— Despite some cuts, CBC has renewed some our faves including George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and Republic of Doyle.

Avatar will make its Canadian broadcast premiere on Sunday, May 6th at 8 p.m. on Hamilton’s CHCH TV and Montreal’s Metro14.

Mitch Hurwitz says that there could be plenty of more Arrested Development. Meanwhile, all of the episodes from the fourth season will be made available on the same day in 2013.

— All five Star Trek captains will appear on stage in London.

— It’s a Charmed reunion! Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs appeared together last night at Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood 2012 style issue event.

In soap news, Sean Kanan is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful as Deacon. Check out our previous soap news and memes from yesterday, here.

— Some of my picks tonight:

On The Vampire Diaries: Elena and Damon head off to make sure that Jeremy is safe in Denver, while Stefan and Klaus both go to brutal extremes in their search for the missing weapon. Also, Caroline is thrilled when Tyler returns to town. Will he find out something’s been going on between Caroline and Klaus?

On Community: When the biology final exam is postponed, Jeff encourages everyone to join him for a three hour lunch, but Annie convinces Abed to let her spend some time with him in the dreamatorium.

On 30 Rock: Jack sets Liz up on a blind date to show her what she’s missing in her relationship with Criss (James Marsden).

On The Office:  Andy returns from his romantic quest to find his manhood in jeopardy as he and Nellie (Catherine Tate) duke it out over the manager’s chair. Kelly is torn between the perfect man (Sendhil Ramamurthty) and the not-so-perfect Ryan.

On Parks & Recreation: Chris takes Ron to his favourite mediation centre. Leslie finds out that the Parks Dept. budget is about to get cut, so she convinces Councilman Pillner (Bradley Whitford) to make the cuts elsewhere. Kathryn Hahn also guest stars.

Over in late night:  Jason Segel is on Strombo and Taylor Swift is on Kimmel.
— Here’s a taste of some of the spoiler pics you’ll find in our new TV Peep Show gallery:

 

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