Here’s your Daily for 6/29/2011.
USA’s Royal Pains will see Matt Lauer guest star in an upcoming episode. He will be playing himself.
James Tupper has joined the cast of ABC’s Revenge.
It’s official. Joe Rogan will come back as host of Fear Factor for NBC.
Jennifer Finnigan, formally of ABC’s Better with You, will star in a new pilot for USA called Wild Card. The show follows two Sin City lawyers as they solve the legal problems of its misbehaving inhabitants and visitors the morning after.
FremantleMedia Enterprises has picked up worldwide distribution rights — except North America — to Web Therapy, the one-time Internet series from former Friends star Lisa Kudrow. In North America, Showtime licensed the series and will begin airing the comedy July 19 with new footage made specifically for television.
Joe Manganiello has landed a guest-starring spot on White Collar as a just-released former conman who “brings trouble to the Burke neighborhood when he moves in across the street from Peter and Elizabeth.”
Emmy-winning director Jack Bender (Lost) has been tapped to direct J.J. Abrams next show, Alcatraz.
Comedy Central has given the greenlight to two new shows. The first is a show starring Nick Kroll aptly entitled Nick Kroll Show. The second is an untitled sketch comedy show starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler have signed on for season 11 of American Idol. It is unclear whether or not J.Lo will be coming back.
Martin Short has signed on for a multiple episode arc on How I Met Your Mother. He will be playing Marshall’s boss (who was previously played by Dave Foley).
FX has acquired the rights to another movie. The network has picked up the rights to Bad Teacher starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake and Jason Segal.