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WBTV’s Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Midnight, Mass’ Comic Book Series Picked Up by NBC

Warner Bros. Television’s live-action drama adaptation of the comic book series “Midnight, Mass” has been picked up by NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Reporter said that almost a dozen WB producers had tried adapting the DC Comics series for TV…

Shania Twain Latest Celebrity Guest Judge Said Headed to ‘American Idol’

Shania Twain may be the latest music star to guest judge on “American Idol,” People reports. The country musician is rumored to be taking a seat at the “American Idol” judge’s table in Chicago Aug. 30 and 31. –Alex Jacobius

Lisa Leingang Named East Coast VP of Development for Comedy Central

Comedy Central has named Lisa Leingang senior VP of original programming and development, East Coast, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Leingang, who was previously VP primetime programming and development at CBS Entertainment, will be in charge of development and production of all…

Patton Oswalt Gets Recurring Role on Syfy’s ‘Caprica’

Comedian Patton Oswalt has been enlisted as a recurring character on Syfy’s forthcoming “Battlestar Galactica” prequel series “Caprica,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Oswalt also has a recurring role on the “United States of Tara” on Showtime. –Alex Jacobius

ABC Devises Unusual Ad Campaign for ‘Cougar Town’

ABC is trying out an unusual advertising campaign for its upcoming show “Cougar Town,” starring Courteney Cox as real estate agent Jules Cobb, Daily Variety reports. The ABC marketing team has created advertisements for the fictional Jules Cobb Real Estate that  will…

Dave Franco Latest Addition to the Cast of ABC’s ‘Scrubs’

“Superbad’s” Dave Franco has joined the cast of “Scrubs” on ABC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Franco’s has also appeared on other TV series including "Do Not Disturb," "Greek" and "Privileged." –Alex Jacobius

Seinfeld to Be First Guest on NBC’s ‘Jay Leno Show’

NBC’s “The Jay Leno Show” has booked Jerry Seinfeld as its first guest, reports Daily Variety. The comedian, who is also expected to perform a standup comedy routine, joins Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna as scheduled guests for the premiere episode…

Mary J. Blige to Guest Judge ‘American Idol’s’ Atlanta Auditions

Mary J. Blige is scheduled to guest judge Fox’s “America Idol” Atlanta auditions, People reports. Victoria Beckham is finishing up the Boston auditions with the rest of the “American Idol” judging team and will pass the torch to Blige for…

Mr. Eko Might Return to the Final Season of ‘Lost’

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, well known for his character Mr. Eko on "Lost," says he might make a comeback for the final season of the show, Entertainment Weekly reports. “We have had talks about some things they might do for the final…

Speculation Has Howard Stern’s Wife Headed for ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Howard Stern has said on the radio that his wife, Beth O, will be in Los Angeles next month to participate in a reality show, Examiner.com reports. The Web site says that many listeners have taken Stern’s statements about his…