The How I Met Your Mother star has been named guest co-host of the daytime talkfest for the week of Nov. 28. As previously announced, Jerry Seinfeld will be the first to occupy Philbin’s vacant seat beginning Nov. 21.
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• Anna Kournikova is leaving The Biggest Loser after just one season as a trainer, per The Hollywood Reporter. The tennis star joined the NBC weight loss series for its 12th cycle (which is currently airing on Tuesdays at 8/7c) as a replacement for Jillian Michaels.
• Megan Mullally has landed a guest spot on NBC’s Up All Night, E! Online reports. The ubiquitous funny lady will play a rival of Maya Rudolph’s Ava.
• Fresh off her stint on the short-lived Playboy Club, Laura Benanti will appear on NBC’s Law & Order: SVU as the estranged wife of the department’s new detective, Nick Amaro (Danny Pino), per TVGuide.com.
• 30 Rock‘s Best Friends Gang is back in action! Kelsey Grammer, playing Kelsey Grammer, will reunite with his cake-scamming buddies Kenneth and Jenna in a Season 6 episode of the NBC comedy, TV Guide Magazine reports. The Boss star first appeared in an Oct. 2010 installment.
• Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka will play herself in an episode of ABC’s midseason comedy, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, per EW.com.
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