TVLine Items: Katie's First Guests, Justin Bieber's X Factor Buzz, Bunhead in The Middle and More!

Katie Couric‘s new daytime talker Katie has announced which stars will be dropping by the program in its first three weeks.

Recording artists Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow have been tapped to kick off the first month of shows, which are aimed at celebrating “women who are reinventing themselves.” READ MORE

Thursday Ratings: NBA Clincher a Slam-Dunk, Bieber Down, Take Me Out Up, Saving Hope Drops

The deciding game of this year’s NBA Finals Heated up the Nielsens, drawing at the very least 15.5 million total viewers and a 6.4 demo rating on Thursday night, based on very preliminary numbers.

While Fox’s The Choice (4.2 mil/1.5) weathered that Thunder storm, dipping just a tenth in the demo, NBC’s Saving Hope …READ MORE

SNL: Jonah Hill to Host - and Justin Bieber, Too? Plus: Which Cast Member Has Abruptly Left?

Oscar nominee Jonah Hill (Moneyball) is set to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live for the second time in his career, while teen hearthtob Justin Bieber is poised to make hus debut lording over Studio 8H.

Hill, who also has 21 Jump Street (which will probably not be Oscar-nominated) hitting theaters soon, will deliver his SNL encore on … READ MORE

SNL With Miley Cyrus: Best and Worst Skits?

From Movieline.com‘s tube-obsessed Louis Virtel….

Saturday Night Live uncovered a major problem with “just being Miley” last night: The 17-year-old took to the Studio 8H stage with signature chutzpah, but lacked the versatility to effectively skewer her contemporaries (Justin Bieber, Fergie, and Lindsay Lohan), the terrifying Disney Channel (in a so-so instructional sketch with Kenan Thompson as Raven Simone), or herself (in a grim monologue number we’ll call “The Bong Song”). The cast rallied — especially Vanessa Bayer with her killer Miley takeoff, yet again — but history will remember Ms. Cyrus’s hosting stint as a collapsed rung on “The Climb.” …READ MORE