News Briefs: Summer Glau Joins TNT's Dog-Cop Drama

BIG NEWS

... Summer Glau! Summer Glau! Summer Glau! The sci-fi It Girl from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly, Dollhouse, The Unit, and The 4400 has found a new regular gig, this time on TNT. Glau has signed on for Scent of the Missing, a drama about a K-9 Search and Rescue squad, as a new team member who's sexy and rich. She joins previously announced lead Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) in the cast, making it TV's hottest team of sci-fi starlets on a show about police pooches. Elsewhere, Niecy Nash has landed the female lead in Cedric the Entertainer's Hot in Cleveland spin-off, but let's face it, you came here to read about Ms. Glau. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Fox has canceled In the Flow With Affion Crockett. It was a sketch comedy show produced by Jamie Foxx that people insist actually existed, but I still don't believe them. [Deadline Hollywood]

... TLC has renewed Long Island Medium for a second season, so it is apparently a real show. My Quija board says it follows Theresa Caputo as she nags the undead into speaking with their relatives and loved ones. [EW]

... I get to control this news up in this piece, so if there's a semi-interesting bit of info to share about a show I happen to like, then you better believe you'll know about it. And because I really, really like Showtime's new series Homeland, I thought you should know that it hit a series-high in ratings during its fifth episode with 1.8 million viewers. That means it's good. [EW]

... ABC will launch its new game show You Deserve It on November 21 after Dancing With the Stars. The program, hosted by The Bachelor's Chris Harrison, has contestants play to win money for someone else while cameras keep tabs on the unknowing beneficiary. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Good-show premiere-date alert! HBO will debut Luck right after the season finale of Boardwalk Empire on December 11. Luck centers on the world of horse-racing and was created by David Milch and Michael Mann. It stars Rain Man, Nick Nolte, and Dennis Farina. In other words, there is NO way it won't be good! [Variety]

... NBC has scheduled a holiday-time game show called Who's Still Standing to air daily from December 19-22. Hosted by Cash Cab's Ben Bailey, the "family friendly" competition revolves around trivia. It will settle into its regular Monday slot December 26. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams stunk up the ratings last night, just like everyone thought it would. 4.1 million people watched, good enough for a 1.0 rating. Also, everyone is unfairly pointing out that the show's numbers were lower than those of The Playboy Club. Of course it was going to do worse than The Playboy Club! [Deadline Hollywood]



CASTING NEWS

... Michelle Trachtenberg is returning to Gossip Girl for the teen soap's 100th episode. Trachtenberg's Georgina will return for a major arc that will see her being a major bitch. [TV Line]

... Jerry Seinfeld will be the first guest co-host of Live! With Kelly following the departure of Regis Philbin. The Reeg departs on November 18, so Jerry will sit next to Kelly Ripa starting November 21 and continuing through the 23rd. [LA Times]



HOT GIRLS WHO ARE NOW SINGLE NEWS

... New Girl star Zooey Deschanel has split with her husband Ben Gibbard (who's happens to be the frontman for that band you used to like until you caught your mom humming one of their songs). [US Magazine]

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