News Briefs: Rashida Jones Will Star in Steve Carell's TBS Comedy Pilot

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BACK TO WORK NEWS

... Rashida Jones hasn't left Parks and Recreation yet, but she's already found her next job. Jones will star in TBS's comedy pilot Tribeca, from Steve Carell. The comedy is a satire on police procedurals, with Jones playing a 10-year vet of the Los Angeles Police Department's RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). [THR]


BUSINESS TIME

... It looks like positive buzz from critics and fans made Fox realize that the 9:30pm Friday night time slot for Enlisted was a bad move, so now the network is giving the show a promotion! All the way up to 9pm on Friday night! Okay I guess it's not that big of a promotion. Raising Hope will swap spots with Enlisted and air at 9:30pm. [Fox via press release]

... NBC has a couple crossovers planned for the rest of the season and one totally makes sense and the other... well, it's pretty cool, too! The universes of Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will intertwine, as they should, towards the end of the season when disaster hits the Windy City, but before that, Law & Order: SVU will also be involved, with Ice-T and Kelli Giddish heading to Chicago and Sophia Bush's Chicago Various Law Enforcement character (she appears in both Fire and P.D.) heading to New York for some SVU action. And that's not all the incest NBC hast planned! Parenthood and the network's upcoming comedy About a Boy will also feature a crossover. In fact, they already did one, when David Walton's About a Boy character showed up at Crosby's (Dax Shepard) poker game last week. The new news is that Crosby will repay the favor once About a Boy debuts. Both Parenthood and About a Boy are produced by Jason Katims and set in the Bay Area, so why not? [Jen Trolio live from the TCAs]

... Disney Channel has decided on a series finale date for Good Luck Charlie: February 16 at 8pm. Plan your farewell party accordingly. [Disney Channel via press release]

... HBO is moving a pair of new episodes of Looking and Girls up by one day, in order to avoid something called the Super Bowl on February 2. Both shows will air new episodes on Saturday, February 1, and it's a good thing, too, because people who are excited for huge men throwing a ball around are also the same people who want to hang out with white girls and gay guys who have a lot of sex. True Detective will skip the week entirely, returning the following Sunday (February 9) with its fourth episode. [The Wire]

... Doctor Who fans now have one more thing to get obsessed about. The popular sci-fi series is heading to the world of comic books sometime this year. The comics, published by Titan comics, will focus on standalone adventures for the Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctors. [BBC via press release]

... Ratings! Flowers in the Attic drew 6.1 million viewers for Lifetime on Saturday, the network's best numbers in over a year. Discovery Channel's Klondike mined 3.4 million viewers on Monday for the first part of its three-night run, the network's most-watched Monday in history. The Following used a monster football game to boost its Season 2 ratings on Sunday, grabbing a whopping 4.4 rating among adults 18-49. That number might be a little cooked, though, as more than 50 million people tuned in for the NFC Championship between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Rambling Cornerbacks. [Deadline Hollywood / The Wrap / EW]



LOTS OF CASTING NEWS

... Jack Bauer's next "Damn!"-a-thon, the Fox miniseries 24: Live Another Day, has beefed up its cast with the addition of the versatile Tate Donovan. You may have seen Donovan recently in Deception (in which case I'm sorry) or Hostages (in which case I'm REALLY sorry), or you might remember him from Damages (in which case *high five*)In 24, he'll play White House Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau, who just so happens to be married to Kim Raver's Audrey Raines a.k.a. Jack Bauer's former girl. Better get used to the taste of a gun barrel, Mark! 24: Live Another Day premieres May 5. [Fox via press release]

... Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) has joined the cast of The CW's The Flash pilot. Martin will play Detective West, who serves as the father figure for The Flash's alter ego, Barry Allen. [Deadline Hollywood]

... How do you get viewers to watch Jimmy Fallon's first outing as host of The Tonight Show? How about signing up the biggest names in the business? Will Smith (Fresh Prince) and U2 (Irish Gandhi fans) will join Fallon for night one on Monday, February 17. The only way this could be bigger is if Jeff Foxworthy was the featured comic! [NBC via press release]

... Modern Family and I broke up a long, long time ago, but I don't blame the show for trying to get me back. And it's doing so with a couple of outstanding guest stars. Fred Armisen and Patton Oswalt will both drop by the same episode when the Dunphy-Pritchett clan visits Las Vegas later this season. Armisen will play one half of a gay couple that parties with Cam and Mitchell, and Oswalt will pay a magician in Phil's storyline, which sounds perfect. Look for the episode sometime this spring. [TVGuide.com]

... Hannibal has added Canadian actress Katharine Isabelle as a potential romantic interest for Will Graham. She'll play Margot, a patient of Dr. Lecter's who might be a little kooky because of all the years she was abused by her serial-killer brother. Red flag, Will! [TV Line]

... NBC's upcoming Rosemary's Baby miniseries has welcomed a visit from the stork! Patrick J. Adams (Suits) and Jason Isaacs (Awake) are both coming on board the horror project. Adams will play the husband in the central couple, and Isaacs will play the warlock leader of the weirdos who want Rosemary's baby. They join Zoe Saldana to form an all-around great cast. [Deadline Hollywood]


SAD NEWS

... Shipping Wars personality Roy Garber died of a heart attack over the weekend. He was 49 years old. [Variety]


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