TVLine Items: Cee Lo Reclaims His Voice, Top Hooker Hunt Starts, New CNN AM Fare and More!

Cee Lo Green Returns to The VoiceCee Lo Green is putting his voice to good use… again.

The eccentric recording artist is slated to return to his former Voice stomping grounds next Wednesday, May 8 — but strictly in a guest-performer capacity.

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Green served as a coach on the NBC series’ first three cycles before stepping away during the current season to work on outside projects. The network has yet to officially announce whether he or fellow coach Christina Aguilera will be back for Cycle 5.

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

• Animal Planet is looking for America’s Top Hooker — but there’s a twist. The new series (premiering June 2) is actually a high-energy fishing competition.

• Kristen Bell took to Twitter to announce that she’ll been be hosting the CMT Music Awards for a second time:

• Comedy Central has ordered a new late-night talk show, hosted by Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick, to launch in the fall, Deadline reports. Produced by Funny Or Die’s Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the show will air four nights a week at midnight following The Colbert Report.

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• CNN’s New Day, the cabler’s new Chris Cuomo-and-Kate Bolduan-hosted morning program, will bow June 10. It will air live 6-9 am from New York.

• Netflix’s new original series Orange Is the New Black will hit the streaming service Thursday, July 11. The prison-set drama — from Weeds creator Jenji Kohan — stars Taylor Schilling (Mercy) and Laura Prepon (That ’70s Show).

• Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Shriver is returning to NBC News — the place she called home from 1986 to 2004 — as a special anchor. Her duties will include reporting on the evolving needs and roles of women in modern life.

• ABC has given the green light to Sing Your Face Off, a six-episode competition series in which five celebs are tasked with performing as a legendary musical icon — hair, makeup and wardrobe included.

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  1. michael says:

    ANYONE think of Cher when you read “celebs are tasked with performing as a legendary musical icon — hair, makeup and wardrobe included”?

  2. Ed says:

    I’m perfectly happy with Usher and Shakira

  3. Nick says:

    who cares

  4. Nick says:

    About Cee lo

  5. ILDC says:

    I thought he was fired.

  6. Jamey says:

    He can be a guest – but keep Usher & Shakira!

  7. Maggie says:

    Will Chris Hardwick still be hosting The Nerdist on BBC America if his new show gets picked up?

  8. oliver says:

    oh please. the voice is at its best with usher and shakira. though i love xtina, i prefer having the current coaches over the next season.

  9. B J Robinson says:

    I agree keep the current coaches, they are doing fine. They make specific and sound critics and encourage the performers. They are honest in their observations even when it hurts and the performers benefits from the guidance.

  10. DavidSask says:

    The old judges on the Voice should not come back, and Adam with his hipster fail, annoying digs at Blake and huge ego in general should be removed next!!!