TV Bites: Jennifer Love Hewitt Doubles Down on The List and Love Bites
· It's a big morning for Jennifer Love Hewitt casting news. The Ghost Whisperer star will get in touch with her inner ex-beauty queen for a Lifetime movie called The List, about a former glamourpuss who has to save her family from foreclosure on their home in Texas. Meanwhile, Sex and the City scribe Cindy Chupack has tapped Hewitt to make a cameo in her upcoming NBC pilot Love Bites. The project features three loosely connected stories of love and dating, with Becki Newton (Ugly Betty) and Jordana Spiro (My Boys) as leads. Also joining the pilot are Greg Gunberg, Lindsay Price, Jason Lewis and Craig Robinson. [EW]
Saturday Night Live honors tax day, CBS gets into the competitive dance business, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· NBC will air an SNL special on April 15 at 9 PM as a lackluster reward for finishing your taxes. The program, Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again (what?), will feature clips from the last decade and candid interviews from past hosts (Justin Timberlake, Christopher Walken and Alec Baldwin) and cast members. [zap2it]
· Dear CBS, you've Got to Rethink your decision to pollute your line-up with the imported dance competition series Got to Dance. [THR]
· Goodbye and good luck to Private Practice exec producers/showrunners Robert Rovner and Jon Cowan, who have stepped down from the ABC drama series. [THR]
· The Disney Channel will premiere Hannah Montana's fourth and final season, called Hannah Montana Forever, in July 2010. The last iteration of the children's show will feature celebrity guest stars including Sheryl Crow and Ray Liotta. [Reuters]
· If ABC's Wife Swap causes you to experience panic attacks and suicidal tendencies, you are not alone. Alicia Guastafarro, a New York teenager who appeared on the show three years ago, is suing the network and Disney for $100 million, claiming that the show's "unfair" portrayal of her caused "ridicule, mockery and derision" from her peers. Take a look at her episode below. [Radar]