Daily for 5-24-2011

Ashton Kutcher’s deal to replace former star Charlie Sheen (a contract worth nearly $20 million for the season) reportedly only secures the star for a single season.

Chris Meloni will not be back when Law & Order: Special Victims Unit launches its 13th season this fall. This is a big blow to the aging franchise, especially with Mariska Hargitay leaving mid season next year.

Complex created a complete guide to Seinfeld’s sneakers. He wore a different pair each episode.

Edward James Olmos has signed on to Dexter to play “a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.”

Tennis star Anna Kournikova will join NBC’s popular weight-loss competition, The Biggest Loser, next season.

Kevin Costner is going to star and co-produce a scripted miniseries on History channel about the Hatfields and McCoys.

Jane Lynch is nearing a deal to host this year’s Emmys.

History channel is bringing back the biblical epic, hiring Survivor producer Mark Burnett for a 10-hour series, titled simply The Bible. The scripted docu-drama will use live action and CGI to tell the greatest story ever told from Genesis to Revelation, from Noah’s Ark and the Exodus to Daniel in the Lion’s Den to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. When did The History Channel become the fantasy channel?

Danny Glover will guest star on an episode of Psych. He will play a manager of a minor league team who seeks investigative assistance from Shawn (James Roday) when the team’s hitting coach mysteriously drops dead. Baseball Hall of Famer and 1996 World Series Champ Wade Boggs will also appear in the episode, as will USA’s own Michael Trucco (Fairly Legal). He will portray a baseball player and childhood hero of Shawn’s who is a suspect in the killing.

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