TVLine Items: Summer Glau Is on TNT's Scent, Seinfeld Succeeds Regis, Hot Homeland and More

Summer Glau is ditching geek for doggy chic by joining TNT’s new pilot, Scent of the Missing.

The sci-fi goddess will star opposite Tricia Helfer and Eric Winter on the cabler’s upcoming pup-centric drama, playing a member of the K-9 Search and Rescue team who is described as being “tougher than she looks,” Deadline reports. Brothers‘ Daryl “Chill” Mitchell has also joined the project.

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And Regis Philbin’s first Live With Regis & Kelly fill-in will be… Jerry Seinfeld! The comedian will join Kelly Ripa as co-host for three shows (starting Nov. 21) following Reeg’s Nov. 18 daytime departure. Guests during Seinfeld’s time in the tall chair will include Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Miss Piggy.

Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) will play Cedric the Entertainer’s wife on TV Land’s upcoming Hot in Cleveland spinoff, per Deadline.

• True Blood alum Chris Coy (aka Barry the Bellboy) has landed a series regular spot on the third season of HBO’s Treme, playing a young reporter who is new to New Orleans, Deadline reports.

• In ratings news: Showtime’s Homeland this Sunday enjoyed its third consecutive week of growth and delivered its largest 10 pm audience yet: 1.3 million total viewers, up 18 percent from the acclaimed drama’s debut. Factoring in its Sunday encore, Homeland‘s latest episode amassed 1.6 million viewers.

• Jimmy Kimmel will host the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, which C-SPAN will air April 28, 2012.

• NBC’s new new trivia game show Who’s Still Standing? — which is hosted by Cash Cab‘s Ben Bailey — is set to premiere over the course of a week beginning December 19 at 8/7c.

• Bravo has ordered a second season of Million Dollar Decorators, per The Hollywood Reporter.

• TLC has renewed its docu-series Long Island Medium for a 12-episode second season, set to bow in March.

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