President Obama to Sit With Jay Leno

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THE BIGGEST NEWS

... The President of the United States will sit down on Jay Leno's lap couch on Tuesday's night edition of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. No not Rick Perry or that guy from Massachusetts who yells at everybody. I'm talking about the real president, whatshisface. It'll be his second time chatting with Jay on his show since becoming president. I don't know why he wastes his time on talk shows, he should just guest star on NCIS as a super-agent who shoves a rocket launcher up a terrorist's butt and pulls the trigger. That's a recipe for re-election, not following "Headlines." [NBC]

... And in more important NBC news, the network has renewed reality competition show Love in the Wild for a second season. The Bachelor meets Survivor meets The Amazing Race meets The Bachelorette meets Bachelor Pad meets I Love Money show will feature wilder adventures and more twists, according to someone who was forced at gunpoint to write the press release. Maybe this season the contestants won't couple up and stay that way after Episode 2 or voluntarily kick themselves off the show out of embarrassment. [NBC]

... Brian Singer has been tapped as the director of Universal's Battlestar Galactica movie. This BSG movie will be based on the original 1978 television show instead of the good one. [Deadline Hollywood]

... HBO has purchased a project based on the book Swamplandia, about a 12-year-old girl who wrestles alligators. Really, putting a joke here would just ruin what you just read. [THR]

... The World Series of Baseball Championships started last night, and 14.17 million people tuned in to see Casey swing the maple at Uncle Charlie. That was good for a 4.2 rating, which Modern Family's 5.7 rating stomped. But it was still well ahead of the Fall Classic's worst performance from 2006's low of 12.8 million viewers. Is it wise for Fox to butcher its schedule like this so early in the season? Seriously, I'm asking. [TV By the Numbers]

... The Holidays are totally stressful and could cause some to think suicidal thoughts. If you are one of those people, don't watch NBC in December. Listen to what they have planned: A Michel Buble Christmas, WWE Tribute to the Troops, William & Kate: Inside the Royal Marriage, and Saturday Night Live: A Very Gilly Christmas. [NBC]

CASTING NEWS

... TV.com favorite Titus Welliver (that's his official title now) is joining CSI for multiple episodes. Welliver (Sons of Anarchy, Lost) will play a military contractor that's up to no good, unlike those military contractors who are doing it to make the world a better place. [TV Line]

... Mitch Pileggi, known to some from The X-Files and cooler people as grandpa crankypants in Supernatural, is joining TNT's Dallas remake. He'll play the owner of a trucking company. How exciting! [EW]

... Twin Peaks hottie Madchen Amick (Madchen... you shall be mine!) is joining Ringer... as someone super shocking, I'm guessing! Look for her in Episode 11 if you are still watching the show by then. [TV Line]


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