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LaToya Jackson to Co-Host 'The View' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 25th 2009 1:30PM
LaToya JacksonLaToya Jackson to co-host 'The View,' Oprah schedules her next book club selection, MTV picks up the rights to 'Skins' and more of today' top TV headlines.LaToya Jackson The ViewLaToya Jackson will guest co-host two episodes of 'The View,' airing Sept. 16 and 18. Jackson joins the previously announced Victoria Beckham (Sept. 14), Meghan McCain and E.D. Hill, who will each fill in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck during her maternity leave. [Hollywood Reporter]

Oprah Winfrey Book Club Sept 18Oprah Winfrey will announce her next book-club selection on Friday, Sept. 18. Oprah broke the news last night via Twitter, adding she has "never made a selection like 'this.'" Fingers crossed for Kathy Griffin's 'Official Book Club Selection.' [EW.com]

SkinsMTV has won the race against the CW to adapt an American version of 'Skins,' based on the popular U.K. teen series (co-starring 'Slumdog Millionaire''s Dev Patel, pictured). Bryan Elsley will write and executive produce the pilot, about a group of teens aged 16-19. Producers are currently eyeing Baltimore as a potential setting for the series. [Hollywood Reporter]

Lil Wayne Behind the MusicRapper Lil Wayne will be the first artist profiled on VH1's 'Behind the Music' re-launch, premiering Sept. 10 at 10PM. Other artists tapped for this season include Pink (Sept. 17), Bobby Brown (Sept. 24) and 'Rock of Love''s Bret Michaels, whose episode airs Oct. 1. [VH1]

True Blood ratings'True Blood' has reached another high point. Sunday night's episode drew in a whopping 5.3 million viewers, up 20 percent from last week's record-setting audience of 4.5 million viewers. [Ausiello Files]

Don Cheadle March to MadnessFX has greenlit 'March to Madness,' a new series from executive producer Don Cheadle. 'The Longest Yard''s Pete Segal will direct the script from Joel Silverman, about a college basketball team that cheats its way to the NCAA basketball tournament. [Variety]

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