TV Buzz: CW Renews ‘America’s Next Top Model'; Olympian Missy Franklin Guest Starring on ‘Pretty Little Liars’

By: Lauren DiMascio / October 16, 2012

'PLL' renewed for Season 4
The hit ABC family show will be back for more.
Olympic swimming champion Missy Franklin is headed to Rosewood on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. The world record holder and five-time medal winner at the 2012 Olympic games will play herself and stun Emily (Shay Mitchell) when she comes to the Brew to talk to her about swimming.  [ABC Family]

Which two stars were recently cast on FOX’s Glee?

American Idol alum Jessica Sanchez is headed to McKinley High. The singer, who placed second on Season 11 of the FOX reality show, has signed a deal for a recurring role on Glee. No details have been released regarding her role. Who do you think she’ll play? [TVLine]

In more Glee casting news, it looks like Bette Midler will also be popping up on the FOX show. Executive producer Ryan Murphy tweeted Monday night that he asked the superstar singer and actress to be on the show in front of 1000 people. Three hours later he tweeted, “Bette said yes! Amazing. I am plotting…who should she play?” [Twitter]

Season 20 of The CW’s hit reality show America’s Next Top Model is a go. The 20th cycle of the show will air in the summer. The current college edition of the Tyra Banks-led show airs Fridays at 8 PM. [The CW]

Congratulations are in order for The CW! Thanks to a network strategy for a late fall premiere and the big debut of freshman drama, Arrow, the network has seen it’s most watched week in 20 months! It also had its best week among the ad-coveted 18-49 demographic in a year and its best week in adults 18-34 since February. [The CW]

MTV stars, Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino and Teen Wolf’s Tyler Posey, are taking your questions regarding the upcoming presidential election. The pair will be asking your burning questions to CNN political analyst Wolf Blitzer from The Situation Room. The first two spots premiere today on Powerof12.org and MTVnews.com. In addition, Power of 12 has teamed up with MTV news correspondent and documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks for coverage of the remaining debates. [MTV]

NBC’s Revolution is on a roll as it hit a three-week high in the ratings last night with a total of 8.8 million viewers. Though it garnered great ratings, ABC’s Castle beat the freshman drama in their 10 PM time slot with a season high of 10.9 million viewers. The CW’s 90210 also made a jump in the ratings with 1.1 million viewers. NBC’s The Voice again topped the night otherwise with 12.8 million viewers. [TVLine]

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