Here’s your Daily for 8/4/2011.
Showtime is teaming with Steve Carell and fellow funny man David Steinberg for Laughing Stock, a new interview series that willprofile the cracking-wise likes of Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld, Judd Apatow and Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner. 10 half hour episodes are scheduled to air beginning in early 2012.
CBS is in negotiation with Martin Lawrence to produce and star in a new comedy for the network.
Patty Duke will guest star in an episode of Hawaii Five-0. She will play an Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother of a murder victim.
howtime has ordered a second season of Gigolos.
Maria Menounos has signed a development deal with Telepictures and will co-host Extra with Mario Lopez beginning Sept. 12.
The second season of the BBC’s Sherlock has been delayed. Fans of the show were expecting the crime drama to return this fall but a recent announcement during a rerun of a season 1 episode explained that the show would return “next year.”
The CW is supersizing orders of 90210, Gossip Girl, Nikita and Supernatural. The network has picked up two additional episodes each of Gossip Girl and 90210, bringing their totals to 24 episodes, and one additional episode each of Supernatural and Nikita, extending their runs to 23 episodes apiece.
Speaking of 90210, singer Brandy will appear on multiple episodes of The CW hit as Marissa Jackson-Lewis, a liberal politician running for congress against Teddy’s Republican uncle.
Jerry Lewis is no longer the MDA’s National Chairman. He will no longer host the annual telethon.
Hulu is jumping into the original content arena on a series with director Morgan Spurlock. A Day in the Life will be a long-form series that chronicles one day in the life of creative figures. Six half-hour shows have been ordered so far, with an odd roster of subjects including will.i.am, Russell Peters and mashup artist/DJ Gregg Michael Gillis, aka Girl Talk.
Marg Helgenberger is leaving CSI in January.
SyFy’s Eureka is ending its run. But wait, now they are hopeful it will continue. Well, now there’s no end date in sight. If you’re as confused as I am, just sit back and watch the show and hope it continues past season 6 (SyFy is currently airing season 4.5).
Conan O’Brien and Rosie O’Donnell are among the guest stars for the fourth season of the Lisa Kudrow-produced web series, Web Therapy.
Science Channel is teaming with Fringe star John Noble to host a show about real-life weird experiments. In Dark Matters, Noble explores the most unusual scientific research ever conducted, including head transplantation studies, actual zombie investigations and attempts to cross-breed humans and apes. Watch the trailer below.