News Briefs: NBC Schedules Its Summer of Love and Ninjas

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Way close up of Erica Durance.

AND YOU THOUGHT NBC'S FALL SCHEDULE WAS BAD

... NBC has announced the premiere dates for some of its summer fare, and there's no other way to say this: It smells like poo. Reality love competition Love in the Wild will premiere its second season on June 7. That show will be followed on the same night by the Canadian import Saving Hope, a medical drama starring Erica Durance. American Ninja Warrior, a reality competition that sees jocks tackle an obstacle course, will debut May 21. Now that's a summer schedule! [Deadline Hollywood]


MAYBE THAT WASN'T SUCH A GOOD IDEA NEWS

... Fox has decided not to move I Hate My Teenage Daughter to Wednesday nights, mostly because the show is horrible. Instead, Fox will extend American Idol to two hours a night and finish off the Jaime Pressly comedy during the summer. The last Tuesday night I Hate My Teenage Daughter will air on April 3. [EW]


YOU'RE MAKING WHAT INTO A SHOW? NEWS

... TBS is tapping into geek culture with a new reality competition series called King of the Nerds, which tests competitors' skills and knowledge in all things nerd. It will be hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, two stars from the awesome film Revenge of the Nerds, until Ogre comes along and beats the crap out of them. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ABC Family is reviving the Home Alone franchise and making Home Alone 5: Alone in the Dark. And yes, it will star Malcolm McDowell and Debi Mazar, card-carrying members of the "We will act in anything for money" club. [ABC Family via press release]


KATIE COURIC FAN CLUB NEWS

... Katie Couric's syndicated talk show Katie will premiere September 10. This is important news, people! [Facebook]


CASTING NEWS

... Felicia Day (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other Joss Whedon projects) will be guest-starring on Supernatural in a move that's way overdue. Day will play a computer tech who works for one of the companies owned by season bad guy Dick Roman. Sweet! [TV Guide]

... Melrose Place's Thomas Calabro has been cast on Glee. He'll play Puck's dad in the 1,000,000th casting of a dad on the show. [TV Line]

... Gossip Girl actor Sebastian Stan has joined USA's Political Animals, a drama about the family of a former president. Stan will play the black sheep son of the family, a twin of James Wolk's character who struggles with addiction. In other words, he's the Jenna Bush of the family. [TV Line]

... Scott Wolf is headed to The CW via the drama pilot Joey Dakota. Yikes. What happened to his career? In the show about a female filmmaker who travels back in time to save the life of a 1990s rock star, Wolf will play a man who may know a thing or two about time travel from experience. [Deadline Hollywood]


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