TVLine Items: Has Jason Sudeikis Also Left SNL? Plus: X Factor Judges Update and More!
SNL castmember Jay Pharoah on Sunday tweeted (then quickly deleted) some sentiments that all but confirmed the third exit, stating: “Hader, Armisen & Sudekis the talent of those three and just them as people in general will be missed but we will be strong and carry on..” (Favstar captured the tweet before it was removed.)
NBC has yet to confirm or deny any Sudeikis-departure rumors, though it does seem odd that the standout — whose memorable characters include Mitt Romney and the Devil — wouldn’t be given his own celebratory goodbye after nearly 10 years with the late-night staple (two of them as a sketch writer).
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• Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland and Mexican songstress Paulina Rubio are said to be the frontrunners to join The X Factor, alongside Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato, in Season 3. The duo would replace departing judges L.A. Reid and Britney Spears.
• America Ferrera is looking to return to TV… and ABC. Per EW.com, the Ugly Betty alumna’s Romeo & Juliet-esque telenovela Pedro & Maria — which was originally developed at MTV three years ago — is nearing a limited series order on the broadcast network.
• NBC has acquired a new series, titled Siberia. The project follows 16 contestants on the Siberian territory of Tunguska. According to the official description of the “dramatic human experiment,” when a contestant is badly injured and no help arrives, “the contestants are met with the chilling realization that the strange occurrences are not part of the show. With their safety threatened, competing contestants must band together in an effort to survive.” Siberia premieres Monday, July 1 at 10/9c.
• In addition to CBS This Morning and his late-night PBS program, Charlie Rose will now host public television’s Charlie Rose Weekend, a half-hour Friday night program beginning in July, per The New York Times.
• If a Father’s Day spent watching One Tree Hill is your dream scenario, you’re in luck: SOAPnet is airing a marathon of the long-running CW drama on Sunday, June 16 from 10 am – 2 pm.
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