Daily: Justin Long and Zooey Deschanel, No Starz on Netflix, Labor Day Marathons and More!

Here’s your Daily for 9/1/2011.

Justin Long is set to appear as Zooey Deschanel’s boyfriend on her new sitcom The New Girl. He will recur for three episodes on the new Fox comedy, playing Paul, a music teacher and and a suitor for Deschanel’s character Jess.

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live will pay tribute to the late Uncle Frank Potenza with a special tribute show set for Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Showtime has renewed The Big C for a third season consisting of 10 episodes.

Stacey Dash has left the VH1 show Single Ladies. Her reason for leaving was wanting to spend more time with her family in California.

Cinemax is developing a new drama entitled Sandbox. The project revolves around a group of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who return home to the Coachella Valley to find the town overrun by criminals. The group opts to clean up the community using the skills they learned in combat.

Chuck is booking a lot of guest stars for its last season. David Koechner, Catherine Dent, and Danny Pudi have all signed on for guest appearances. Koechner will come on as “Crazy Bob,” a Buy More manager who runs into Chuck and Sarah encounter at the company’s Employee of the Year Convention. Dent will play a friend of Bob’s and a fellow manager. Pudi’s role is being kept secret.

Stephen King and Steven Spielberg are developing a drama series based on King’s 2009 novel Under the Dome. The project revolves around locals a Maine locale who battle each other when a force field surrounds their town and cuts them off from the remainder of the world.

Starz has pulled out of negotiations with Netflix. The current deal ends next February. After that, Netflix could lose a lot of newer movies and titles from Sony and Disney. All Things D has more.

Some good news and bad news for The Walking Dead fans. The good news is that the premiere on October 16th at 9/8c will be a 90 minute episode. The bad news is that the show will receive an 11 week hiatus in the middle of the season. After the first 6 episodes the show will break for 11 weeks and return on February 12th. Does AMC do anything right anymore? A little success with their programming has them stumbling at every turn.

NBC is adapting the movie Romancing the Stone for TV. The reboot would follow a woman who teams with a risk-taking adventurer as they go on weekly quests in a bid to find her missing brother.

In news that you wish wasn’t true, the ex-wife of the late John Belushi is developing The Blues Brothers into a TV series. Did they learn nothing from Blues Brothers 2000? At least Dan Aykroyd is smart enough not to have anything to do with this.

HBO has ordered a pilot on a project from Mike TysonSpike Lee and Doug Ellin. Da Brick will be loosely based on Tyson’s early days in the ring.

Jaleel White (better known as Urkel) will guest star on the season premiere of House as an inmate in the jail in which Hugh Laurie’s House is residing.

One of the best things about holiday weekends are all the movie and TV marathons that are on. TV Tango has the full list of 256 marathons on this Labor Day weekend.

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