TVLine Items: Celeb Apprentice Premiere Delay, Letterman's Late Show Future and More!
NBC is pushing back The Celebrity Apprentice‘s Season 12 premiere, making
countless fans of select D-list participants wait a little longer to watch the trainwreck unfold.
Idol alum Clay Aiken, Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and 16 other “stars” will now begin their Donald Trump-led battle on Sunday, Feb 19 at 9/8c, a week behind schedule. A new two-hour episode of Fear Factor will now be broadcast on Feb. 12.
Additionally, the return of Harry’s Law has been bumped from Sunday, March 4 to March 11 at 8 pm.
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• David Letterman is thisclose to finalizing a deal that will extend his time as Late Show host through 2014, per the New York Times. Once the deal is done, Letterman will have surpassed the late-night run of his idol, Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show for 30 years.
• TV Land has renewed Hot in Cleveland for a fourth season, and ordered to series its buzzy spinoff starring Cedric the Entertainer, Deadline reports.
• Kim Kardashian will guest co-host Live! With Kelly on Monday, Jan. 23, kicking off a week of yet-to-be-announced female Reeg replacements.
• Uh-ohs may be in order for Up All Night‘s freshest face, Jason Lee. TV Guide Magazine reports that Rescue Me alum Steven Pasquale has booked a multi-ep arc as Reagan’s new boss — and a new love interest for Maya Rudolph’s Ava.
• ABC has ordered two additional episodes of Last Man Standing, bringing the freshman comedy’s installment count to 24.
• Phyllis Diller will reprise her role as kooky makeup artist Gladys Pope this March on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, per TV Guide Magazine.
• OWN has picked up three original series to premiere later this year: Lovetown, USA, which finds two real-life matchmakers helping singles in a small town; Lives on Fire, which follows four women in the emergency response field; and Are You Normal, America?, a game show that will test how ordinary people really are.
• The CW has ordered 10 episodes of an extreme musical chairs-esque reality series, titled — wait for it — Oh Sit!, to debut later this season.
• Starz has given the green light to Marco Polo, a 10-episode epic series based on the life of the famed 13th century explorer.
• Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, drops by Saturday Night Live this weekend, and SNL vet Jason Sudeikis is on hand in the promos below to give the first-time host some friendly (and hilarious) advice.
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