Here’s your Daily for 8/22/2011.
Katie Couric’s new ABC talk show will be called… Katie. The show will premiere on ABC in fall 2012 and is part of Couric’s overall deal with the network that allows her to anchor specials, contribute interviews and participate in special events coverage across ABC’s dayparts.
MTV is continuing its push into scripted programming with Bottomfeeders, a comedy project from Arden Myrin, Bruce McCoy and Fred Savage. Myrin will star and write the project.
USA’s Covert Affairs will air the second part of its season beginning November 1st. Burn Notice will return on November 3rd.
Fox is developing an alien cop series. Stranger Planet follows a Los Angeles police officer who uncovers the truth: that there are aliens living secretly on earth. The cop ends up working with two aliens to solve intergalactic crimes.
ABC has committed to produce a pilot for The Last Resort, a futuristic thriller from The Shield creator Shawn Ryan and Dead Like Me scribe Karl Gajdusek.
TV Over Mind has some first look photos of the “Let’s Kill Hitler” episode of Doctor Who.
Meredith Monroe, who played Andie McPhee for two seasons on Dawnson’s Creek, will guest star next season on Hawaii Five-0. She’ll play an unhappy wife who leaves her wealthy husband with “the assistance” of the a local volleyball coach. She then learns the money she took from her husband actually belongs to a dangerous criminal who then kidnaps her.
Jimmy Fallon will return to SNL for the December 17th episode. “I’ve never forgotten where I came from,” Fallon said in a release. “That’s why I’m so incredibly honored to be hosting the Saturday Night Timesprogram December 17th on HGTV.”
Lady Gaga will play herself on The Simpsons in the episode “Lisa Goes Gaga,” which is set to air this fall after the show returns for its 23rd season on September 25.
Jay Mohr will appear on NBC’s Prime Suspect in the potentially recurring role of a slick DA.
ABC has purchased Hyde, a modern-day Jekyll & Hyde-inspired drama project from Sheldon Turner.
The Weather Channel has recruited Bret Michaels as a guest correspondent. The rocker was featured on the channel’s “Weather Warrior” segment last week after submitting footage of the extreme weather he encountered on tour through the middle America.