Daily for 4-28-2011

Blue Collar Comedy star Bill Engvall has landed a guest role on TNT’s summer drama series HawthoRNe. Engvall will play the role of Richmond Police Internal Affairs Det. James “Jimmy” Dupree, who is called in to investigate a case involving an incident at James River Hospital.

The creator of the most-watched drama on TV (NCIS) is suing CBS for making a successful spin-off of his hit series (NCIS:LA). EW has more.

The CW’s entertainment president since its inception, Dawn Ostroff, will step down next month and will be replaced by former ABC Studios chief Mark Pedowitz, who helped develop hits like Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Scrubs, Army Wives, Ghost Whisperer and Criminal Minds.

Oprah’s final show is approaching quickly. The two-part “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular” will air Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, with the series finale locked in for Wednesday, May 25. The surprise will feature some of the biggest names in music, movies, and TV.

NBC is said to be eyeing a 22-episode TV series based on John Grisham’s 1991 novel, The Firm. The pilot reportedly picks up 10 years after the 1993 big screen film left off, with Mitch McDeere having just emerged from the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Fans of constantly high cartoon dogs can rejoice. Cartoon Network’s Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated will come back May 3rd.

Saturday Night Live funnyman Jason Sudeikis has scored the coveted hosting spot for this year’s MTV Movie Awards.

EW is giving horrible flashbacks of the 2008 presidential campaign after releasing a picture of Julianne Moore in full makeup as Sarah Palin for HBO’s Game Change.

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