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The Next ‘Buffy’?

Don’t call it a remake. Don’t call it a sequel or a prequel (especially since Buffy papa Joss Whedon isn’t involved). Instead, like J.J. AbramsStar Trek, the upcoming Buffy the Vampire Slayer big-screen movie will be a reboot of the franchise, one that could lead to a series of movies and maybe even a new TV series.

But, who’ll fill Sarah Michelle Gellar (and to a lesser extent, original Buffy movie star Kristy Swanson‘s) shoes? The Hollywood Reporter throws out Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Stroup, Amanda Seyfried and Teresa Palmer as candidates, but if I were the Buffy producers, I’d take a look at seasons one and two of Chuck on DVD …

Yvonne Strahovski, as tough spy chick Sarah Walker, is the best TV action heroine since Jennifer Garner left the tube in Alias. In fact, Chuck premiered on NBC during the same season as the network’s ill-cast Bionic Woman remake, and I think if Strahovski had been the titular star of that show, it would have been a runaway hit.

As Chuck devotees, particularly the male ones, will tell you, Strahovski is one of those rare actresses who can serve up a side of vulnerability with her kick-assedness, which is an endearing quality and a key to playing the often emotionally tortured Buffy.

So Buffy fans, let’s hear it: Who should be cast as Buffy 3.0? Megan Fox? Big Love star Seyfried? Twilight‘s Stewart? Or do you agree that Chuck star Yvonne Strahovski should stake (pun totally intended) a claim to the role?

Channel Surfing – April 29

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

 

– Huge buzzkill: Cartoon Network is airing the series finale of one of the most delightful TV ‘toons ever, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, on May 3.

 

– A cool tribute to Bea Arthur, with video clips. BTW, both WE and the Hallmark Channel will air Golden Girls marathons on Memorial Day.

 

Rick Springfield on Californication? I’m in.

 

The Hills will go on, sans Lauren Conrad, next season. That means the conversations could be two to three percent less intelligent.

 

– For those needing a healthy dose of ’80s angst, thirtysomething is finally coming to DVD.

 

– I envy the fools who got to meet Mr. T when he served jury duty in Illinois. …Read more

Channel Surfing – April 28

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

– Last night’s Chuck season (NOT series!) finale rocked, but I am sooo happy I gave up on Heroes before this ridiculous season finale, though, like most of those who are still watching, prolly wouldn’t have understood what the frick was going on anyway.

– Next week’s Scrubs season finale may not be the series finale after all. Talks continue to bring back the show – likely with some new cast members – for a ninth season.

– Lisa Rinna doesn’t want to go back to Melrose Place. She’s got cougar aspirations instead.

Big Love‘s recently concluded third season was far and away the show’s best, but yes, Roman (Harry Dean Stanton) really is dead and staying that way.

– FX is already one of my favorite cable destination – Sons of Anarchy, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Damages … – and it’s only getting better: Timothy Olyphant is starring in an upcoming FX drama pilot based on Elmore Leonard‘s Fire in the Hole. Go and Deadwood star Olyphant will play a U.S. Marshal who returns to his Kentucky hometown.

– The Jonas Brothers are hosting the Teen Choice Awards in August. Ahhhh! Squeal!

– Wondering what Matthew Bomer, the almost-Superman and former Guiding Light star, will do now that his Bryce Larkin bit the dust on Chuck last night? He’s signed on to star in what promises to be another character-driven hit on USA.

J.J. Abrams says ‘Down with spoilers!’

Tribbles were TV’s first bisexuals?! Seems so.

– All of a sudden, American Idol watchers are jumping on the Kris Allen bandwagon. Why? Methinks they’re bored by the fact that Adam is so far and away the best performer – and the only one consistently worth tuning in for – on the show. As for Kris, he’s not terrible, but he’s kinda the equivalent of a mayonnaise-and-processed American cheese sandwich on two pieces of Wonder Bread. Though perhaps not as doughy.

Adam, BTW, has sparked his own dictionary.

Life-size wax figures of the Seinfeld cast … me want.

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