News Briefs: Celebrity Wife Swap Pairs Announced, Gary Busey and Flavor Flav Included

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... ABC will be gifting us with the wonder that is Celebrity Wife Swap in January, and today we found out which celebs the network has conned into participating in this marriage-killer. And you know what? It's kind of glorious. The pairs are: Gary Busey and bisexual pastor Ted Haggard (holy crap!), Tracey Gold (Growing Pains) and singer Carnie Wilson, Niecy Nash (Reno911!) and Tina Yothers (Family Ties), pro wrestler Mick Foley and Antonio Sabato Jr., and the granddaddy of them all, Flavor Flav and Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. How did this all of a sudden become the must-see TV event of the year? [USA Today]


... Comedy Central wants you to know when its shows will return in 2012, so they told us so we could tell you. The Daily Show will be back on January 3, Tosh.0 returns January 31, and South Park starts Season 16 on March 14. [Comedy Central, via press release]

... Nickelodeon wants more Fred! The kids' channel has ordered a third Fred movie and a series consisting of twenty eleven-minute episodes. I have no idea what this is, so I'm going to look it up on YouTube and GOOD LORD WHAT IS THIS!? Is this for real? [Deadline Hollywood]

... CBS has a name for the new morning show that will replace The Early Show. Ready for it? Okay, here it comes... CBS This Morning. [CBS, via press release]


... ABC's upcoming drama GCB (which stands for Good Christian Bacon) is getting a visit from Sandra Bernhard and Cheryl Crow, which gives you a pretty good idea what this show will be like. Bernhard's role is secret, but Crow will be playing herself. GCB debuts in March. [TV Guide]

... Pie-f***er Jason Biggs is headed to The Good Wife. He'll play a lawyer who is sued over some legal stuff. [TV Line]

... MTV's surprisingly good Teen Wolf has added three cast members for Season 2. Battlestar Galactica's Michael Hogan, Private Practice's Stephen Lunsford, and The Nine Lives of Chloe King's Daniel Sharman have signed on. [TV Guide]

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