News Briefs: Which CBS Show Got the Coveted Post-Super Bowl Slot?

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GUARANTEED RATINGS BOOST NEWS

... The greatest football match in all the land, the Super Duper Bowl, will be broadcast by CBS this year. That means CBS will not only have to brush up on its young person lingo so as to deal with a mass influx of young people, it will have to pick one of its shows to air a new episode after the Super Bowl and reap the rewards of a drunken audience too comatose to change the channel. This year, the lucky show is Elementary, the updated Sherlock Holmes procedural starring the very cool Jonny Lee Miller. In case you were wondering, CBS aired an episode of Undercover Boss the last time it broadcast the Super Bowl, in 2010. [CBS via press release]


BUSINESS TIME

... Disney XD has renewed Kickin' It for a third season. The comedy is about a group of kids who punch and kick their way into your hearts... by breaking your sternum and cracking your rib cage! Don't trust their lovable hijinks! [Disney XD via press release]

... CBS is finally going to embrace Hulu and will put thousands of episodes on the streaming-video site early next year. The majority of shows, which will largely consist of programs from the network's vast library of older series, will be available only for Hulu Plus subscribers. Hulu is a group effort between Comcast (NBC), Viacom (Fox), and Disney (ABC), and CBS had long been the lone holdout/non-participant. Though CBS has finally decided to join the fun, it's still far off from being one of the Hulu gang. You can watch current CBS shows on CBS.com. Thank you, this has been a message from your pals at CBS. [CBS via press release]

... Those kids from Jersey Shore are getting back together for a fundraiser to help rebuild their stomping grounds after Superstorm Sandy damaged the area. Restore the Shore will air on November 15 from MTV's Times Square studio and encourage kids to donate to relief efforts. If this goes well, the cast of Jersey Shore will hold another benefit to unclog that toilet they destroyed a few seasons ago. [EW]


CASTING NEWS

... Aisha Tyler, who your mom knows from The Talk and you should know from Archer, will soon be known to your kid sister as Jake's mom from Glee. The actress will guest-star on the Fox musical-comedy-drama later this year. [TV Line]

... One Direction is performing on The X Factor on November 8! Woooooo! One Direction for president! Wooooooo! [Fox via press release]

... Criminal Minds is inviting Michelle Trachtenberg (Gossip Girl's Georgina) to come on for a guest role in its eighth season. She'll play a stalker who goes a little crazy in Episode 12. [EW]

... The ageless Jane Seymour is stopping by Fox's comedy Ben and Kate. Seymour will stop shilling heart-shaped pendants to play BJ's mother in an episode next year. David Hornsby (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will also guest-star in the episode, as an entrepreneur who got rich off of one of Ben's ideas. [TV Line]

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