TVLine Items: Jason Segel's SNL Promos Debut, Gossip Girl Alum Lands USA Pilot and More!
It’s hard to believe, but Jason Segel hosts Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend. And if the following promos are a preview of what’s to come, the How I Met Your Mother vet was born for the gig.
Press play below and watch Segel and SNL‘s resident Miley Cyrus impersonator Vanessa Bayer goof around — and fake flirt! — ahead of Saturday’s show.
Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…
• Gossip Girl alum Aaron Tveit has landed the lead in a new USA Network pilot by White Collar creator Jeff Eastin, per Deadline. The untitled hourlong project follows several agents across various federal and local government agencies, with Tveit playing a newly appointed member of the FBI.
• NBC has axed the ratings-challenged Prime Suspect. According to Deadline, production on the Maria Bello-starring crime drama will wrap this month, ultimately fulfilling the series’ 13-episode order.
• Criminal Minds has tapped Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) to guest-star in an episode slated to air in early 2012. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Cain will play a “down-on-his-luck gambler” who thinks killing people is his lucky charm.
• Bridesmaids scene-stealer Wendy McLendon-Covey will play a nurse in a January episode of TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland, EW.com reports.
• Chelsea Handler has inked a new two-year deal with E! that will keep her late-night gabfest, Chelsea Lately, on the air through 2014.
• Bravo has ordered a new series, titled Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding, which follows the lead-up to the nuptials of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak and Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann.
• TLC is taking its Extreme Couponing sensation to the max with Extreme Couponing All Stars, a new series (premiering Tuesday, Dec. 27) featuring the mothership’s top savers facing off in shopping challenges.
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