TVLine Items: Katie Couric Joins Yahoo News, Walking Dead Adds Greek Alum and More!

Katie Couric's Katie Guests RevealedKatie Couric is making the move from ABC to Yahoo.

The veteran news anchor and former Today host has joined the web corporation’s Yahoo News as a global anchor, beginning in 2014.

“I’ve always respected Katie for her thoughtful, charismatic approach to journalism,” Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said in a statement. “From pivotal coverage of natural disasters and historic elections to the royal wedding and the Olympic games, groundbreaking interviews with heads of state and leading tastemakers, her experience is unmatched. Katie is dynamic, savvy and has a way of connecting with viewers that I really admire.”

In addition to her new role, Couric will continue hosting her syndicated talk show Katie.

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Andrew J. West (Greek) has boarded the second half of The Walking Dead‘s fourth season, per The Hollywood Reporter, playing a top-secret character named Gareth who did not originate in the source material. That said, West’s alter ego is described as “a remix” of an unidentified character from the comics.

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• E! renewed two of its reality series, Total Divas and Eric & Jessie: Game On, for second seasons that will bow in early 2014. The cabler’s new talk show Hello Ross also received a pick-up.

• Martin Sheen has been tapped to star in BBC and Animal Planet’s The Whale, a two-hour film based on The Essex’s ill-fated whaling voyage. The project is based on the real-life events said to have inspired Moby Dick.

• Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy return to ABC Family with new episodes on Jan. 15 at 8/7c and 8:30 pm, respectively.

• Investigation Discovery has ordered a third cycle of the Susan Lucci-hosted, true crime series Deadly Affairs.

• Smash alum Jack Davenport will guest-star in an upcoming episode of The Good Wife, reports, playing an assistant U.S. Attorney.

• El Rey Network has added Wilmer Valderrama (That ’70s Show) to the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. The supernatural drama, based on the film of the same name, stars Robert Patrick (The X-Files), Eiza González (Lola: Érase Una Vez) and Don Johnson (Nash Bridges). Valderrama will play a crime lord.

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Comments (17)

  • finally Baby Daddy returns! That’s one show I did not think I would like as much as I do!

    Comment by αrmαиdo α. – November 25, 2013 11:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me, too. Total guilty pleasure.

      Comment by Melanie – November 25, 2013 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just like it for the hot brothers. I’m so shallow :-X

      Comment by Christian – November 25, 2013 04:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Right? It’s become one of my favorite sitcoms.

      Comment by Jamie – November 30, 2013 11:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy for Total Divas getting renewed for another season. Love those Bella Twins.

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – November 25, 2013 12:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now we wait for the press release about Katie Couric being dropped from Yahoo and finding a prime gig as the star journalist of… her own Twitter account.

    Comment by Drew – November 25, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yes yes yes ! Total divas season 2. Can’t wait. I wonder if they’re changing the divas?

    Comment by uu124413 – November 25, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hmm. Something tells me that Katie’s talk show won’t be renewed for another season, even if the higher ups are currently saying otherwise.

    Comment by lmjo – November 25, 2013 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And if that happens, can we have One Life to Live back?

      Comment by Amie – November 25, 2013 01:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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  • Katie, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!!

    Comment by Tom Hunter – November 25, 2013 01:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yahoo News – this is a real thing? really? haha

    Comment by Stefan – November 25, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree Marissa. No one read a teleprompter better than Katie Couric!

    Comment by Weezy – November 25, 2013 01:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Jack Davenport. Would watch him on anything. BONUS – I am a huge TGW fan. SCORE!!!

    Comment by Melanie – November 25, 2013 04:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Happy a Greek Alum will be on The Walking Dead later this season. Happy Melissa and Joey and Baby Daddy will return with new episodes in January.

    Comment by Joey – November 25, 2013 04:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What is El Rey network? Is it on Dish or Directv?

    Comment by Heathers – November 25, 2013 04:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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