Daily for 3-22-2011

Deadline is reporting that Oscar winner Helen Mirren will be making her Saturday Night Live hosting debut on April 9th.

Rainn Wilson talks about Steve Carell’s last day on The Office.

Daniel Zacapa has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot The River, from Paranormal Activity writer-director Oren Peli. The show centers on a group of friends and family members embarking on a search of a famed adventurer/TV personality who, with his crew, goes missing in the Amazon.

Law & Order alum S. Epatha Merkerson has been cast in the CBS pilot from Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant.

Damages has added veteran actor Judd Hirsch to its cast.

TNT orders crime drama Perception. The show stars Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as an eccentric neuroscientist who helps the federal government solve complex crimes. Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan also star. The show is from Kenneth Biller (Star Trek: Voyager).

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