No need to write “Attn: Tom Bergeron” the next time you submit a “wiffle-ball-bat-meets-crotch” or “alpha-cat-slaps-eager-dog” video to the good folks at ABC.
Next season of America’s Funniest Home Videos — the show’s 25th — will be the host’s last.
“I’m embracing change this month,” said Bergeron, in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “DWTS will sure have plenty of it. And I’ve decided that, after 15 wonderful seasons as host of AFV, next year, the show’s 25th anniversary(!!), will be my last. As Doctor Who fans know, every so often a regeneration is a good thing.”
Bergeron tweeted the news, writing that he will wrap his penultimate season on the show later this month.
Read for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
• Linda Hamilton (Chuck, The Terminator) will star in Syfy’s original movie Bermuda Tentacles, airing April 12 at 9/8c. She will play an Admiral of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battling an ancient monster.
• Laura Benanti is The Good Wife‘s latest…victim? The Go On actress will guest-star on the CBS series as the new fiancée of wife-killer Colin Sweeney (played by Dylan Baker), reports TVGuide.com.
• CBS’ summer series Extant has tapped Louis Gossett Jr. (Roots) to play dad to Halle Berry’s character, reports TVGuide.com. The show, about an astronaut (Berry) trying to reconnect with her family after a year in outer space, premieres Wednesday, July 9 at 9 pm.
• About a Boy has snagged Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) to portray Fiona’s ex and Marcus’ father, EW.com reports.
• All My Children and One Life to Live continue to be plagued by drama. Prospect Park Networks, the production company behind the briefly revived ABC soaps, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, per TheWrap.
• Ben Daniels (House of Cards, Law & Order: UK) has been cast in Starz’ original ballet drama Flesh and Bone as the volatile and brilliant artistic director Paul Grayson.Follow @VladaGelman