TVLine Items: NBC Schedules Love Bites, The Voice Adds Star Power, and Other News to Know
An network insider confirms to TVLine that the anthology-style sitcom — which was sneak-peeked for reporters almost a year ago at NBC’s annual upfront presentation — will have its time to shine during a nine-week run this summer, starting Thursday, June 2 at 10/9c. Unfortunately, the beloved Newton (Ugly Betty) has since been cast in an untitled CBS pilot, so the likelihood of Bites garnering an extension beyond that is slim.
Love Bites‘ debut was first reported by New York Magazine‘s Vulture blog.
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• In the wake of its stellar season premiere, NBC’s The Voice is adding more star power to its lineup. Country superstar Reba, R&B songrstress Monica, singer-songwriter Sia and music producer Adam Blackstone will be joining the series as advisers, assisting Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Adam Levine with their respective teams.
• USA is developing a half-hour sitcom from executive producer Kelsey Grammer, says Deadline. Titled The Dicocco Brothers, the series centers on “an aspiring dot-com entrepreneur who moves to Silicon Valley with his Jersey family in tow.”
• All My Children legend Susan Lucci will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday, April 29, for her first sit-down interview since the ABC sudser got lopped by the axe earlier this month.
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