Daily for 6-7-2011

Disney/ABC Television Group announced on Monday that former CBS Evening News anchor, “award-winning journalist, best-selling author and popular TV personality” Katie Couric has inked a multi-year, multi-platform agreement to host and produce her own nationally syndicated talk show and to join the ABC News team.

Laurence Fishburne is leaving CBS’ procedural drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation after two and a half seasons. Ratings have been down since William Petersen left.

Brittany Snow and Aml Ameen are both out of the second season of Harry’s Law.

TBS is planning a Conan/Lopez crossover. The two late night hosts will appear on each other’s programs Thursday, June 9th.

Doctor Who has been confirmed for renewal for a series 7 which will consist of 13 new episodes and a Christmas special. Matt Smith will be returning as the Doctor. Still unknown is whether Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill will be returning to their roles of Amy Pond and Rory Williams for series 7. It seems unlikely, as both have signed onto other projects. I really like the pair of Amy and Rory with the Doctor and will be sad to see them leave.

NBC will keep the Olympics until 2020 in a deal that cost a reportedly $4 billion.

Modern Family visits Inside the Actor’s Studio. EW has video.

Jaimie Alexander will recur in the upcoming season of the USA’s Covert Affairs.

The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons will guest star on an episode of Disney’s iCarly as a psych patient who thinks he might actually be from the future

Marv Albert is joining CBS Sports as a play-by-play announcer for The NFL on CBS.

Rapper Snoop Dogg is attempting to launch rap music’s answer to American Idol. E! and MTV have both shown interest in picking up the project.

NBC has tapped former Cash Cab emcee Ben Bailey to host their upcoming trivia-based game show Who’s Still Standing?

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