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.

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

• 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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  1. Hermit says:

    Um, I don’t get the Harry’s Law thing. It has already returned. There’s an episode next week as well.

  2. Danielle H says:

    ROFL! “Sex wizards.”

  3. Victor Hugo says:

    Ok, so next week Last Man Standing will be in your fourteen episode, and Work It will be canceled! So more nine episodes, or LMS will pair a repeat, or double-episodes or the more likely Cowgar Town will be on the 8:30 spot for February sweeps! Or on another Thought, LMS will double episodes on February sweeps and end early and then Cowgar Town do the same!

  4. JohnDoe says:

    Paul Teutul Sr. is on this show? This is going to be ugly…

  5. Harry says:


    When you are as rich and famous as the stars on Celebrity Apprentice, and you beg borrow or steal some talent, you’ll have the authority to call them “stars”. In the meantime be nice, because these are the @sses you’ll be kissing if you ever want to become a celebrity reporter and expect to snag interviews.