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'The Jay Leno Show' Books Jerry Seinfeld & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 17th 2009 1:00PM
Jerry SeinfeldJerry Seinfeld will be the first guest on 'The Jay Leno Show,' premiering Sept. 14 on NBC.

Also in the news today: 'Dancing With the Stars' announces its next cast, while 'Good Morning America' books a popular comedian.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.Jerry Seinfeld'The Jay Leno Show' has booked Jerry Seinfeld for its inaugural episode, premiering Sept. 14 on NBC. Seinfeld -- who will make an appearance on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' later this fall -- is expected to perform one of his standup routines for the ep, which will also feature musical guests Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye West. [Variety]

Steve HarveySteve Harvey is joining 'Good Morning America.' The popular comedian, who recently penned the best-selling book 'Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man,' will contribute reports on "family and relationship topics," beginning this Wednesday. Last week, Screen Gems purchased the rights to 'Act Like a Lady' to turn the book into a movie. [USA Today]

Donny OsmondABC has unveiled the next cast of 'Dancing With the Stars.' Among the celebs competing for the season 9 title (premiering Sept. 21) are Donny Osmond, Mya and Melissa Joan Hart. See the full list on our 'Dancing With the Stars' blog. [AOL TV]


Mary J. BligeSinger Mary J. Blige will guest judge an upcoming episode of 'American Idol.' The Grammy-winning singer will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for season 9's audition round in Atlanta, picking up where Victoria Beckham left off in Boston. [PEOPLE]

Family Guy'Family Guy' is about to get political -- again. Republican figures Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove will reportedly lend their voices to an episode of the Emmy-nominated comedy series, in which Brian becomes a Republican after he can no longer find anything to complain about with Barack Obama as President. [Live Feed]

Patton OswaltPatton Oswalt has signed up for a recurring role on Syfy's new drama series 'Caprica,' a prequel to 'Battlestar Galactica.' The funnyman will play a comedian talk-show host who books guests Daniel and Amanda Graystone, played by Eric Stoltz and Paula Malcolmson. [Hollywood Reporter]

ALSO IN TV NEWS ...

Dave Franco -- aka James' little brother -- is joining the cast of 'Scrubs.' He'll play Cole, a medical student whose stupid and arrogant behavior becomes a problem for Dr. Cox, played by John C. McGinley. Look for Franco to get schooled fast. [Hollywood Reporter]

NBC is bringing 'Midnight, Mass.' to the small screen. The network has greenlit a live-action version of the popular comic book series, about a husband-and-wife team who "solve mysteries and crimes of the supernatural." [Hollywood Reporter]

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