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Stone Cold Steve Austin Will Host 'Tough Enough,' HBO Picks Up Aaron Sorkin Pilot and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 28th 2011 7:00PM
Stone Cold Steve AustinStone Cold Steve Austin will host the newly revived version of the WWE reality show 'Tough Enough,' Entertainment Weekly reports.

Austin will mentor wannabe wrestlers as they try out for a spot on the WWE roster. The show was previously on MTV, but will now air on USA beginning April 4 after Monday Night Raw.

The wrestler guest starred on 'Chuck' last year.

In other TV news ...

HBO picked up Aaron Sorkin's new pilot. The series takes place behind the scenes at a cable news show. Keith Olbermann will reportedly contribute on-air rants for the show. [Entertainment Weekly]

Greg Grunberg is set to star in the pilot 'Big Mike' for A&E. The actor will play a skilled plus-sized San Diego police detective. [Deadline]

People watch more TV when they're snowed in. Duh. [THR]

'Celebrity Rehab' star Jason Davis was arrested for drug possession last night. Dr. Drew said in a statement, "Jason was honest about his struggles with his sobriety on the reunion show. Hopefully, now that there are legal conquesces, further treatment will be mandated, which he so desperately needs." [TMZ]

NBC has hired Alan Taylor to direct its 1960s-set drama 'Playboy.' The TV vet is responsible for shaping 'Mad Men's' asthetic as the director of that show's pilot episode. [TV Guide]

The CW is developing a new show about zombies. 'Awakening' is about two sisters "who face off against one another just as a zombie uprising begins." [TV Guide]

NBC picked up a cop drama set in a world where the Grimm Brothers fairy tale characters exist. 'Grimm' is from 'Angel' co-creator David Greenwalt and writer Jim Kouf. [Deadline]

More development news: CBS picked up David Hornsby's comedy pilot, which he wrote and directed. ABC picked up both 'My Frickin' Family,' about an expectant couple dealing with their polar opposite in-laws, and 'Bad Mom,' about a single mom who has to really go it alone when her own mother can't help raise the kids anymore. [Deadline, THR, Deadline]

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