The sci-fi goddess will star opposite Tricia Helfer and Eric Winter on the cabler’s upcoming pup-centric drama, playing a member of the K-9 Search and Rescue team who is described as being “tougher than she looks,” Deadline reports. Brothers‘ Daryl “Chill” Mitchell has also joined the project.
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• And Regis Philbin’s first Live With Regis & Kelly fill-in will be… Jerry Seinfeld! The comedian will join Kelly Ripa as co-host for three shows (starting Nov. 21) following Reeg’s Nov. 18 daytime departure. Guests during Seinfeld’s time in the tall chair will include Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother), Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City), celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and Miss Piggy.
• Niecy Nash (Reno 911!) will play Cedric the Entertainer’s wife on TV Land’s upcoming Hot in Cleveland spinoff, per Deadline.
• True Blood alum Chris Coy (aka Barry the Bellboy) has landed a series regular spot on the third season of HBO’s Treme, playing a young reporter who is new to New Orleans, Deadline reports.
• In ratings news: Showtime’s Homeland this Sunday enjoyed its third consecutive week of growth and delivered its largest 10 pm audience yet: 1.3 million total viewers, up 18 percent from the acclaimed drama’s debut. Factoring in its Sunday encore, Homeland‘s latest episode amassed 1.6 million viewers.
• Jimmy Kimmel will host the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner, which C-SPAN will air April 28, 2012.
• NBC’s new new trivia game show Who’s Still Standing? — which is hosted by Cash Cab‘s Ben Bailey — is set to premiere over the course of a week beginning December 19 at 8/7c.
• Bravo has ordered a second season of Million Dollar Decorators, per The Hollywood Reporter.
• TLC has renewed its docu-series Long Island Medium for a 12-episode second season, set to bow in March.
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