TVLine Items: Idol's Randy Jackson Wants to Talk, Bachelor Pad Lands New Man, and More!

Is America ready for the Dawg to dominate daytime TV? Randy Jackson thinks so.

The American Idol judge is reportedly pitching a self-hosted talk show all over town, says The Hollywood Reporter. “He wants to talk about things that will be hip next,” a source tells THR. “He thinks he has his finger on the pulse.”

The question is: Would he be in it to win it? (That one’s for you, Haley Reinhart fans.)

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Remember those three mystery men from the current season of The Bachelorette who are set to appear on Bachelor Pad this summer? has revealed that one of them will be William, the just-ousted comedian cell phone salesman who made Ashley cry.

Locke & Key — yes, the graphic novel-based pilot Fox declined to order to series — will do the unprecedented and hold a screening/panel at this year’s Comic-Con festivities. For everything else Con related, be sure to check out TVLine’s full-schedule at this link.

True Blood premieres its fourth season this Sunday, June 26, and showrunner Alan Ball tells The Hollywood Reporter that while the HBO series might have a lot of life left in it, he’s not sure he’s long for the world of Bon Temps. “Right now I’m in the middle of negotiating for a fifth season,” Ball says. “I don’t know if I have any left in me after that. We’ll see.”

• HBO is developing Da Brick, a drama series loosely based on the childhood of the infamous Mike Tyson, Deadline reports. Entourage creator Doug Ellin, filmmaker Spike Lee, and writer John Ridley have teamed with the boxer/pigeon racer on the project, which is described as an “exploration of what it means to be a young, black man in supposedly post-racial America.”

• Griffin Dunne has joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming dark comedy House of Lies, says The Hollywood Reporter. Starring opposite Kristen Bell and Don Cheadle, Dunne will play a world-famous management consultant who joins the firm.

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  1. Michaela says:

    God, it’s one bad move after another with this guy! Randy Jackson showed what he is this season on Idol: cruel. And really hypocritical. Haley deserved those standing ovations, and it made him look really stupid when he criticized her, and ONLY her. And Haley totally owned him after his rude comment on Top 4 week. “I (Who Have Nothing)” was one of the best performances of the season!

    So, yeah, Randy Jackson does not deserve to get even more TV time.

  2. Maddie Rose says:

    No, just no! He was so unfair to Haley and honestly just seems pretty freakin dumb. NO! Haliens UNITE!!! <3

  3. James says:

    What? A daytime show? Read this Randy Jack*ss: CAPITAL N.O.! I might watch your show if I see you tied on a pole and being roasted on an open flame. That might boost your ratings ignoramus!

  4. Andrew says:

    Not the best choice for a talk show host! His illogical criticism of Haley Reinhart on American Idol seemed be be borne more out of a kind of small minded jealousy than anything else. Haley personifies a rare and awesome free spiritedness that can’t be simply purchased by the rich. The sane response is to admire that and maybe be inspired to be at least a little bit likewise – the illogical, sad and pathetic response is to try to reduce that free spirit to one’s own sad pathetic condition. We dont need a small minded talk show host!

  5. Roz says:

    There is not enough money to pay me to watch Randy. No whoever, do not give him a show. I would really like to start a drive to vote Randy Jackson off of American Idol. Anyone want to join me. Thought the talent was wonderful this year on Idol, best year ever. But worst year of Nigel manipulation, and craziness. So unfair to a very talented young woman, Haley Reinhart. Randy was the worst. Poor excuse for a no talent man with a big mouth and ego to boot. Let’s vote Randy off TV.