News Briefs: MTV Will Pay Tribute to Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch


... In the wake of the sad news that Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch died today, MTV will air a live tribute special titled Adam Yauch: Remembering a Beastie Boy at 8pm Eastern tonight (live-stream it/watch the archived video here). The special will feature past performances, thoughts from his friends, and music videos from throughout Yauch's career. Beastie Boys music videos will also air across all MTV networks. Look for a Sucker Free Countdown dedicated to MCA on MTV2 this Sunday. [TV Line]


... CBS is threatening legal action against ABC because the latter network greenlighted the series The Glass House, which is awfully similar to CBS's Big Brother. The two shows both feature contestants living in a house while viewers play voyeur, but ABC's has a large internet component, as fans can interact with the contestants online. If CBS wins this suit, expect every single network to sue every other network for everything ever. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Dish Network might pull AMC Network channels, including AMC, IFC, and Sundance Channel, from its lineup, claiming that the price of renewal is too high for their low viewership. AMC says Dish is just being mean over a separate legal matter involving the VOOM HD suite of channels. Look, both of you multi-million-dollar corporations, can't you just figure this out so Dish subscribers can watch Breaking Bad? [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC has announced when it will air the final two episodes of Best Friends Forever, which was pulled from the network's schedule late last week. Episodes 5 and 6, the final two of the shortened season, will air June 1 at 8pm. After that, kiss it goodbye forever. [THR]


... Cee Lo Green will guest-star on Parks and Recreation next week for the season finale. His appearance will be The Voice-related, as it looks like there might be a swivel chair and a red button involved in the Pawnee election race. [Huffington Post]

... Elsewhere in the world of NBC comedies, Margaret Cho will reprise her role as former North Korean maniac Kim Jong Il on 30 Rock. She'll be in the final two episodes of the season. [Laughspin]

... Personal favorite Judy Greer (Arrested Development) will drop by Royal Pains this season. She'll play matchmaker who gets heart help from Hank, and helps him navigate his romantic life. [EW]

... David Cronenberg and Jeff Fahey will guest-star in Syfy's pilot Rewind. Ummm... crrrr.... trying to think of something interesting to say about this one. Hey, what's that over there?! *runs away* [TV Line]

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