TVLine Items: Leslie Bibb Gets Amazon Pilot, Scary Simpsons Scoop and More

Leslie Bibb Amazon Pilot

Leslie Bibb is going from one of the GCBs to, well, just a plain ol’ B.

Bibb, who recently appeared on NBC’s About a Boy, will play the titular character in Amazon’s new comedy pilot Salem Rogers: Model of the Year 1998, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Her character, Salem Rogers, is a self-centered former supermodel who reunites with her former assistant — now a self-help writer — after completing a 10-year stint in rehab.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

Saturday Night Live has added two more writers to its staff for Season 40, Nick Rutherford and Alison Rich, per Deadline.

The Simpsons is plotting another crossover (of sorts). According to Entertainment Weekly, the first family of Fox will encounter themselves — or, rather, the crudely drawn version of themselves from their Tracey Ullman Show days — during a segment in this season’s “Treehouse of Horror,” airing Oct. 19. “We’ve implied that [the original family members] were murdered and buried under the house, so this is expanding that thought,” says executive producer Al Jean.

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  1. Tran says:

    Wonder if Mike O’Brien is going to be removed from the cast and heading back to the writing staff before Season 40 of SNL begins on September 27th. Colin Jost and the writing staff better turn things around after another lackluster season with a crowded cast last year (17 to be exact).

  2. William says:

    I’m crossing my fingers for Salem Rogers to work out. Leslie never seems to have luck on television, which is a damn shame because I’ve grown to love her ever since she was on Popular.

  3. Et al says:

    All I ever hear about are amazon pilots. Do any of them ever become actual series?

  4. torimelching says:

    This is a little off topic. But Netflix just bought the streaming rights to GOTHAM for 1.75 million an episode. I think it’s safe to say FOX won’t be canceling for season 1. I was on the fence about whether I was going to watch it.