Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as Walter White.
The 58-year-old actor - famed for his portrayal of the crystal meth producer in the AMC drama Breaking Bad - will "definitely" return in the new spin-off Better Call Saul, despite his character being seemingly killed off in the show's finale last year.
"With the new show coming and the possibility of flashbacks or flash-forwards, there is going to be something with Walter White. They won't do it as a gimmick, it will actually mean something when they do it. Definitely expect the return of Walter White in some way, shape or form in the new show," a source said.
However the insider was unable to confirm whether Bryan Cranston's Walter White - for which he won a Best Actor Golden Globe - will be alive when he returns to the small-screen. "I wouldn't be able to answer that, but I know that they have options of bringing him back and that they will do it in an awesome way," the insider said.
Lea Michele will reportedly star in her own Glee spin-off.
The hit show's creator Ryan Murphy is planning to launch a new show which will center on the actress' character, Rachel Berry, and feature some of the other stars from the musical comedy in supporting roles.
The news comes just weeks after it was confirmed Glee will end in 2015 after its sixth series. "This will be announced soon. They're making the deals now and it also presents a viable exit plan for the main Glee series itself - in that some of its core cast would also migrate to the Lea Michele project as Glee is showing signs of aging," a source said.
Glee was rocked by the death of Lea's boyfriend Cory Monteith, who played her on-screen beau Finn Hudson, in July. The actor - who had a long history of battling drug abuse - succumbed to a deadly combination of heroin and alcohol in a hotel room in Montreal, Canada.
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has landed his own reality show. The Jersey Shore star has already begun filming scenes for his spin-off series, which will focus on the party animal's family life and his wild antics in the New Jersey suburbs.
TMZ is reporting Mike has rented a house during production which is right next door to the pad where his former co-stars' Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni Farley filmed their own spin-off, Snooki & JWoww.
Fans of Jersey Shore are already familiar with Mike's younger sister Melissa, who memorably enjoyed a flirtation with housemate Vinny Guadagnino, and it is thought his older brothers Frank and Marc could also make an appearance.
Mike - who appeared on British reality show Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 - checked into rehab for an addiction to prescription pain killers last year and has been on a mission to turn his life around and stay sober ever since.
Former Boy Meets World star Ben Savage confirmed that not only did the Disney spin-off get greenlit, but he and co-star Danielle Fishel will be returning to star in it.
"I’m going to be a father! Well, on TV at least. The Boy Meets World sequel is officially happening!" the 32 year-old wrote on his Twitter.
The spin-off, titled Girl Meets World will see Savage's and Fishel's characters Corey and Topanga as parents to Riley, who will face challenges and the experiences of growing up - much like the original show. "[They will reprise their roles] this time as a happily married couple and parents to 13-year-old Riley," a Disney representative further confirmed.
There's no word yet as to whether any of the other original cast members - Rider Strong, Will Friedle, and Bill Daniels - will also return.
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Jersey Shore has been axed. MTV confirmed the forthcoming sixth season of the reality TV show - which will premiere in October - will be its final season, but the network is to commemorate the end of the program with a one-hour special entitled "Gym, Tan, Look Back," on September 6. The episode will feature interviews with the Jersey Shore cast and a sneak peek of the sixth season, plus there will be a look back at some of the show's highlights since it began in December 2009.
The show has inspired a number of spin-offs including Geordie Shore - the English version of the program, which takes place in Newcastle, north east England - and Jersey Shore stars Snooki and Jenni "JWoww" Farley have gone on to create their own reality show, Snooki & JWoww.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are too busy to have a spin-off reality television show.
While Kim currently appears with her sisters Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian on Keeping Up With The Kardashians, the businesswoman is apparently too pressed for time to think about a spin-off like Khloe and Lamar. "I think they're kind of busy right now," her mother Kris Jenner told E! Online about the prospect of an additional series.
Meanwhile, the matriarch says she wouldn't mind if her daughter decided to marry her rapper partner. "Anything that makes Kim happy, I'm thrilled," she added. The mother-of-six added that she is unsure about whether their wedding be a big TV event like Kim's 2011 nuptials to estranged husband Kris Humphries. "You know what, I don't even have an answer for that. That's so crazy, I really don't know. I think that as long as the kids are happy, I'm happy. Whatever floats their boat," she said.
Kris added that right now the family is occupied with Kourtney new baby daughter, Penelope: "I'm so content right now. Kourtney's such a great mum and we have such an amazing family. Penelope is such an amazing addition, so I'm thrilled."
Kim Kardashian thinks her family reality shows could go on "for years." The 31-year-old socialite thinks her teenage siblings Kylie and Kendall Jenner will play more prominent roles in programmes such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and other spin-offs but believes there will always be a place for her and her other siblings.
"These shows could really go on for years. There are so many of us, but I think we'll see more of my younger siblings [Kendall and Kylie]," she told The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, Kim's mother Kris Jenner says she is "proud" of her family for their achievements this year, which included son Rob coming second on Dancing with the Stars, Kim marrying Kris Humphries - though they split up just 72 days later - and daughter Kourtney getting pregnant with her second child.
Looks like that 15 minutes is going to stretch to 30 after all. MTV is moving forward with two new spin-offs from their popular reality series Jersey Shore, and that means Snooki is going to be on TV for awhile longer.
Nicole Polizzi (Snooki) and Jenni Farley (JWoww) will co-star in their own series, while Paul Delvecchio (Pauly D) will headline a series of his own. Both new shows will debut in 2012... ironically, the same year the Mayans predicted the world would end.
Both projects have been ordered to produce 12 episodes and neither is set in the Jersey Shore. Pauly D will take his act on the road “as one of the country’s most in-demand DJs,” according to a press release from MTV. He will “chase his dream with the help of the best friends he grew up with in Rhode Island by his side.” Snooki and JWoww will “deal with life and love when the vacation is over.”
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Ashley Tisdale is set to return as High School Musical character Sharpay Evans in a new film.
The actress will return to the Disney channel for Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, a spinoff off the popular musical franchise. The project is set to be filmed this summer and will be released in 2011.
Ashley, 24, who will also be an executive producer on the movie, will be the only returning original member of the HSM cast.
The plot will see Sharpay and her dog, Boi, make their way from fictional school East High to Broadway after being spotted by talent scouts. During her attempt to become a theater star, she meets her match in a rival starlet.
Bravo has recently picked up a Top Chef spin-off, titled Top Chef: Just Desserts. Casting is underway, and the show is expected to air in 2010 after production wraps.
Though Top Chef offers great reality TV fare, desserts aren’t often on the menu. “Their Achilles heel is usually the desserts,” Frances Berwick, Bravo executive Vice President and general manager, admitted. “We’ve been thinking it would be fun to do a Top Chef with experienced pastry chefs. We’ve had a few pastry chefs…but they haven’t gone too far. It’s just a different skill.”
One that will finally have its own Top Chef spotlight, apparently. No hosts or judges for the show have been revealed, but it’s all supposed to come together in upcoming weeks.
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