TV News: Angels, Smallville, Rex, Chuck

Charlie’s Angels
ABC is on the verge of giving a pilot order for a new incarnation of the classic 70’s TV series “Charlie’s Angels” from Sony Pictures TV reports Variety.

“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” showrunner Josh Friedman is set to write and executive produce the project alongside Nancy Juvonen, Leonard Goldberg (who helped launch the 70’s show) and Drew Barrymore (who starred in and produced the more recent movies).

The new ‘Angels’ will keep the same basic premise but is expected to be geared toward a new generation.

An upcoming two-part episode of “Smallville” that heavily focuses on the Justice Society is being recut and promoted as a two hour movie which will air January 29th 2010 says EW.

The storyline apparently involves Clark crossing paths with the Justice Society characters, who have come out of retirement to meet up with an old foe.

These characters include Hawkman (Michael Shanks), Doctor Fate (Brent Stait), Stargirl (Britt Irvin), and Martian Manhunter (Phil Morris).

Rex Is Not Your Lawyer
Jeffrey Tambor (“Hellboy,” “Arrested Development”) is set to co-star opposite David Tennant (“Doctor Who”) in NBC’s hourlong pilot says The Hollywood Reporter.

Tennant plays a top Chicago litigator who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court.

Tambor will play Rex’s psychiatrist, a specialist in anxiety disorders who himself suffers from them and who also becomes romantically involved with Rex’s mother.

Robert Patrick is set to guest star on the third season of “Chuck” reports EW.

The “Terminator 2” and “The X-Files” star will play a mysterious figure from Casey’s past in “Chuck Versus the Tic Tac” which will air midway through the upcoming season.