TVLine Items: MTV Awards Tap Sudeikis, Aqua Teen's New Name, and More TV News to Know
Saturday Night Live funnyman Jason Sudeikis has scored the coveted hosting spot for this year’s MTV Movie Awards.
Following in the footsteps of former SNLers Mike Myers, Jimmy Fallon and Andy Samberg, Sudeikis will take the MTV Movie Awards stage on Sunday, June 5 to hand out the Golden Popcorn to Hollywood’s movie elite… and probably, somehow the Jersey Shore cast. Ryan Seacrest revealed the hosting scoop Wednesday morning on his radio show.
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• After 11 years of animated adventures, Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force has come to an end… kind of. On Sunday, May 8, the show (and its tasty crew) will begin anew as Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, in the hopes of getting the series back to its original vision — talking, mystery-solving food. Meatwad can be seen making the announcement here.
• Following weeks of speculation, Katie Couric has confirmed her CBS Evening News exit. “In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands,” Couric told People, “but I am excited about the future.”A future that, she says, is “still being discussed.”
• And ABC’s soap woes continue…The children of General Hospital creators Frank and Doris Hursley are suing the network on behalf of their parents’ estate, TMZ reports. The lawsuit claims that ABC has failed to honor the Hursley’s longtime agreement to reap 10 percent of all profits from the show’s syndication.
• Speaking of soaps, Deadline is reporting that Sony TV president Steve Mosko is working hard to bring some of your faves from the canceled All My Children and One Life to Live to The Young and The Restless and Days of Our Lives. Thus far, Jacob Young, Debbi Morgan, Gina Tognoni and Josh Kelly‘s names are being thrown around.
• Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction) has nabbed the lead in Comedy Central’s Black Jack pilot, says Deadline. Rhames will play the title character, a badass special-ops agent who finally goes too far and is axed by the U.S. government.
• Spike TV has ordered a third season of college football comedy Blue Mountain State, with Denise Richards remaining on the cast.
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