Midnight TV Snacks
'Community': Two episodes bigger; Ex-MTV News' Gideon Yago sells scripted shows
Sure it's late, but we're up and you're up, so we might as well have a TV news nightcap together!
NBC ordered two more scripts from their comedy that could, "Community." That brings their season order up to 24 episodes. [Hitfix]
Emmy nominee for Lifetime's "Georgia O'Keefe," Joan Allen, makes her first foray into a TV series in HBO's "Luck." The series takes place in the seedy world of horse racing and stars Dustin Hoffman. [Deadline]
Remember Gideon Yago who delivered Generation Y's news on MTV? He's gotten into the TV development game, landing two scripted shows. "Fourth Estate," about the newspaper industry, goes to AMC. And Yago is doing a drama set at military school, West Point, called "Long Gray Line" for ABC. [Variety]
Comedienne, Bravolebrity, and actress Kathy Griffin has been tapped to host "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" airing on Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. ET. [VH1]
USA has picked up three more pilot orders bringing their total to six new pilots in development. "Eden" follows the adventures of a young hotel concierge. "Wild Card" looks at two Las Vegas attorneys. And "Over/Under" is about an ex-day trader with a gambling addiction, who's trying for a fresh start. [Deadline]
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