Daily: Jimmy Kimmel Sheds a Tear for Uncle Frank, Eddie Murphy as Oscar Host, SNL Ice Cream and More!

Here’s your Daily for 9/7/2011.

Jimmy Kimmel shed a tear for his late Uncle Frank in a touching tribute the other night. Watch the video below.

JoAnna Garcia will appear in multiple episodes of USA Network’s medical dramedy Royal Pains. She will play a doctor who may or may not be a former child star.

Former CHiPs sergeant Robert Pine will appear on Parks and Recreation as Herb, the current leader of the cult that ran Pawnee in the ’70s.

HBO is promoting Boardwalk Empire with a vintage subway car. Check out the video below. Laughing Squid has the photos.

Showtime has revealed that Gigolos, its unscripted look at the lives and careers of 5 male escorts in Las Vegas, will be returning for a second season on Thursday, October 20th at 11:00/10:00c.

The 4th season premiere of Sons of Anarchy had some stellar rating with an audience of nearly 5 million total viewers, representing an all-time high for the biker drama. Within that tally, 3.22 million fell into the coveted 18-49 demo. That’s the most watched episode of the show to date.

It’s being reported that Eddie Murphy has agreed to host the Academy Awards. Oscar produce Brett Ratner pushed to get Murphy to host.

HBO is reportedly close to a pilot order for a TV adaptation of The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen’s acclaimed 2001 novel about the way dysfunction is passed on through family members.

TNT has given a pilot order to Scent of the Missing. The show is about an adrenaline junkie leader of a canine search-and-rescue team assists various law enforcement agencies with her best friend and partner, a golden retriever. Yes, really.

NBC is developing My Best Friend is a Lesbo, a comedy from feature writers Randi Barnes and Sascha Rothchild.

William Shatner will guest star on the first episode of Blue Bloods next summer as a drunk driver.

I think we can all agree that last year’s Golden Globes sucked. What if Ricky Gervais, Larry David, and Louis CK were to lend their talents to live commentary for this years telecast? It would probably be the most amazing thing in the world. File that under something we wish would happen (but probably won’t).

In a strange twist Lifetime has picked up America’s Most Wanted for its 25th season. The show was originally canceled by Fox.

Ready to eat Schweddy Balls? Ben and Jerry hope so. They have developed a new vanilla ice cream “with a hint of rum” and “loaded with fudge-covered rum and malt balls.” The name comes from the famous Saturday Night Live skit starring Alec Baldwin.

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will be back on CBS again this year. The hour long special will air on November 29th at 10/9c.

Eriq La Salle has booked a multi-episode arc on A Gifted Man. He will play a colleague of Patrick Wilson’s character.

SyFy has renewed Alphas for a second season. 13 episodes have been ordered.

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