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News Briefs: MTV Forced Daft Punk to Cancel on Colbert, So Colbert Threw a Celeb-filled Dance Party


… French house music duo Daft Punk was all set to make a rare appearance on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report last night when all of a sudden MTV nosed its way in and said “adieu” to that. Daft Punk is also scheduled to perform on MTV’s Music Video Awards, and network, upon realizing that DP was booked on The Colbert Report, threatened to boot them from the much higher-profile VMAs if they stopped by Colbert’s show. Why? Greed and exclusivity, if I’m getting this story straight. The last-minute cancellation forced Colbert to think on his feet, so instead of going with five minutes of dead air he held a celeb-filled dance party to one of Daft Punk’s songs. Look out, Ellen! [New York Times]



… VH1 is sticking with its business plan of putting celebrity couples in front of cameras and editing in some drama with LeAnn & Eddie, starring pop-country star LeAnn Rimes and her actor-husband Eddie Cibrian of CSI: Miami and The Playboy Club. The reality show will follow the controversial couple—Rimes was married to another man when she started seeing Cibrian. You have to wonder about an actor whose acting career isn’t completely over taking part in a VH1 reality show, because the offers are going to dry up once his private life is plastered all over VH1, right? As for Rimes, this makes total sense for her because, well, she’s not the little starlet she once was. [VH1 via press release]

… Fox has ordered a pilot for Stuck, a comedy from Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation). The series, which Jones would executive-produce, is about a middle-aged woman stuck in a rut who gets her daughter hired at the bank where she works, and instantly sees her daughter become her boss. Jones, who will be leaving Parks and Recreation in its upcoming sixth season, will not star in Stuck. [TV Guide]

… Shonda Rhimes has another TV show cooking at ABC. Rhimes is working with Made in Jersey creator Dana Calvo on a new detective series set in Miami. Annnnnnd it sounds pretty rote: An unorthodox male detective is partnered up with a by-the-book female detective and they do some detecting. [Deadline Hollywood]

… Fox is eying another miniseries, this one called World War III. And it’s about World War III. There’s not much to detail here; a bunch of countries get pissed at each other and go to war against each other. [Deadline Hollywood]

… That TV adaptation of Heathers is dead. Bravo fed it bleach and isn’t moving forward with it. [Buzzfeed]

… Fox is developing a single-camera comedy from Ken Marino (Childrens Hospital, Burning Love) and his wife Erica Oyama (Burning Love) that’s based on the life of Dogfish Head Brewery owners Sam and Mariah Calagione. It will follow a couple that builds a company together from the ground up. [Deadline Hollywood]

… You were busy today, Fox! The network also bought a new comedy called… F.O.M.O., which the kids today tell me stands for Fear of Missing Out, a mantra for going out every night just in case something really amazing happens when you decide to stay in like a responsible adult. How to Make it in America creator Ian Edelman is behind the project, which follows a group of youngish people looking for more in life than their insurance sales jobs. [Deadline Hollywood]

… Pee-Wee Herman will be back on TV, sort of! Paul Reubens told The LA Times that he’s working on a new show that’s kind of like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and due in 2014. He said an official announcement was imminent. [LA Times]



… Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) has landed the big role of Charlie’s long-lost lesbian daughter in Two and a Half Men. Right now the character is only slated to recur, but if things go well, Tamblyn will be promoted to series regular and make the big bucks. [TV Line]

… Jordana Spiro, who we’ll try to remember from My Boys and not The Mob Doctor, has been cast in FX’s pilot Tyrant. The much-anticipated Tyrant comes from Homeland‘s Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff and follows an American family that lives in the Middle East. She’ll play the wife of Justin Kirk’s character; Kirk’s casting was announced yesterday. [THR]

Last Man Standing will welcome a pair of guest stars from everyone’s favorite fowl-murdering family, the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty. Si and Willie Robertson will drop by the Tim Allen comedy’s season premiere on September 20. This will be their acting debut if you don’t count all the faked stuff from their “reality” show. [ABC via press release]

… Mindy of The Mindy Project is gonna see firsthand how the D.E.N.N.I.S. system works. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Glenn Howerton will guest-star on the Fox comedy as a mellow attorney who romances Mindy over multiple episodes. He’ll first appear in the fourth episode of Season 2. [E! Online]

… Sundance Channel’s The Red Road has added the fiery Tom Sizemore to its cast. The drama is about a cop who’s caught between a small town and a Native American tribe. Sizemore will play a scary drug dealer. Don’t get high on your own supply, Sizemore. [Deadline Hollywood]

Veronica Mars‘ Jason Dohring (Logan!) will make at least a guest appearance on The CW’s upcoming sci-fi series The Tomorrow People. In the series about teens with superpowers, Dohring will play an operative who used to work for the bad guys. [EW]

… Rachael Harris (The Hangover) has taken over the female lead in Fox’s upcoming comedy Surviving Jack. She replaces Alex Kapp Horner as the wife of Christopher Meloni’s character, a dad who gets hands-on with raising his son after his wife goes back to school. [Deadline Hollywood]

Chuck‘s Captain Awesome (Ryan McPartlin) will drop by Hart of Dixie next season. He’ll play a handsome guy who gives the women of Bluebell the vapors, I do declare. [TV Guide]

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