'Walking Dead' scares up season high numbers; 'Glee' tackles 'Dog Days are Over'

santana-sectionals.jpgAMC's latest hit "The Walking Dead" keeps on bringing the ratings magic for the network. The Nov. 28 episode brought in the series' best ratings yet, drawing 5.5 million viewers, beating the show's premiere on Halloween and a 15% increase from the previous week's episode. We're guessing next week's season finale will improve on those numbers. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Sectionals are here, Gleeks! The McKinley High glee kids decided to take on a big challenge for their sectionals performance on "Glee" and tackled Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days are Over." While it's not their best cover, we still think it will win them the title. Also, it seems Santana ( Naya Rivera) got to sing lead on this one, so kudos, Show. [PopWrap]

Dan Aykroyd has been confirmed to guest star on CBS' dama "The Defenders." He will play a tough judge in two episodes opposite his "Blues Brothers" co-star Jim Belushi (Belushi replaced his late brother John Belushi, who was best known as Jake Blues). The network confirmed the news on Twitter: "This Just In...DAN AYKROYD reunites w Blues Brothers partner JIM BELUSHI guesting on "THE DEFENDERS" in early 2011 as a judge needing help!" [The Hollywood Reporter]

TV Land has picked up two comedy pilots from sitcom veterans. "Happily Divorced" is from "The Nanny" co-creators, Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobsen. The show about a woman re-entering the dating world after finding out her husband is gay is based on Drescher's real life and she could possibly star in the project. "Rip City" is from "Lizzy McGuire" creator Terri Minsky is centers on a young female becoming boss at the office Rip City Cole, a regional beverage manufactures and distributor. [Deadline


Dr. Drew Pinsky ("Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew") has landed his own prime-time show on HLN. It will be a talk show that focuses on news stories dealing with addiction, something Dr. Drew obviously knows very well. The show will air weeknights beginning in the spring. [TV Guide]

David Tennant and Dougray Scott have signed on to play the leads in BBC's made-for-television drama "United." The film is based on the true story of soccer team Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes," the youngest team to win the Football league and the plane crash that claimed eight of the team members in 1958. Tennant will star as coach Jimmy Murphy, while Scott will play the team's manager, Matt Busby. [The Hollywood  Reporter]

CBS has renewed daytime drama "The Young and the Restless" for three more years, which will keep the top-rated soap on the air through 2014. The news comes after NBC gave "Days of Our Lives" a two-season renewal. [Deadline]

Cartoon Network has announced it is ordering  new seasons of their Monday night hit shows, "Adventure Time," "Regular Show," and "MAD." "Each of these shows bring a distinct comedic point of view and are led by a great new group of talented animators and storytellers," says the network's chief content office Rob Sorcher . "It's wonderful to see how quickly our audience has responded to these unique cartoons, and made Cartoon Network the place to be on Monday nights." [ Cartoon Network ]

Rumor has it that "The Real Housewives of New Jersey's" Caroline Manzo's sons, Albie and Chris, have left the nest, moved into an apartment and are shooting their own Bravo spin-off. We're looking forward to the ham fights. [ New York Post]


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