October 22, 2010

TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ – October 22

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Tonight's Premieres:
HISTORY: Modern Marvels at 9pm
Investigation Discovery: Main Street Mysteries at 10pm
Planet Green: Dean of Invention at 10pm
Sunday's Premiere:
VH1: Football Wives at 1030pm
Sunday's Finale:
FUEL TV: Firsthand at 8pm
E!: Keeping Up with the Kardashians at 10pm

When Conan O'Brien bows his new late-night talk show Conan on TBS November 8, his first week's guests will include actor Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White on night one. Following on night two Tom Hanks joins O'Brien along with 30 Rock's Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden; night three has Mad Men's Jon Hamm on the list with comedian Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy; and Thursday night's show will consist of Michael Cera, Modern Family's Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore.

TBS approved two one-hour comedy pilots:

  • Hound Dogs from Sony Pictures Television and Ron Shelton (Bull Durham) about the world of minor league baseball. The comedy centers on the manager of a minor league team who juggles challenges in and out of the locker room. Shelton is writing the pilot and also executive producing with Michele Weisler, Andrea Buchanan and Todd DeLorenzo.
  • Wedding Band from FremantleMedia is about a group of longtime male friends who work on the weekends by playing in a band hired for weddings, bar mitzvahs and birthday parties.

The CW made a script deal with Gossip Girl's Michelle Trachtenberg for an untitled series. The project will be executive produced by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein for Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Trachtenberg will star in the project as a young criminology student who has a dark past and possesses a talent for profiling. Trachtenberg will further serve as producer and Stuart Zicherman will writer and also be an executive producer.


Casting Call: CBS is hosting an open casting call on the West Coast for its new reality/competition series Live To Dance with Paula Abdulon October 28 at CenterStaging in Burbank. The check-in process begins at 8a. People who love to dance and would like to show off their talent are invited to attend. Dancers who receive a callback to audition for Abdul and the panel of experts will need to be available on both October 30-31. For more information and to pre-register online, please visit http://www.cbs.com/primetime/paula_abdul_dance_show/ .

Casting Call: FOX is holding several open casting calls across the country starting November 6 in Los Angeles for its second season ofMasterchef, featuring chef Gordon Ramsay. Home cooks from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to present their signature dishes. Other open casting calls will be held on November 13 in Boston; November 13 and 14 in New York; November 20 in New Orleans and Orlando; December 4 and 5 in Chicago and Dallas; and December 11 in Denver and Portland, OR. Venues for all locations are TBD. More casting information, including forms and eligibility requirements can be found at: www.masterchefcasting.com.