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Kyle Chandler Could Join FX's 'Powers,' Juju Chang Exits 'GMA' and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 30th 2011 6:00PM
Kyle ChandlerCoach and Mrs. Coach could be reunited soon -- sort of.

According to Deadline, 'Friday Night Lights' star Kyle Chandler is being courted to star in a new FX drama, 'Powers.' The show is a procedural that takes place in a world where superpowers are normal (not to be confused with TV Squad's most-anticipated fall pilot, '17th Precinct,' a procedural that takes place in a world where magic is normal), and Chandler is reportedly reading the script now.

Chandler's 'FNL' costar Connie Britton has already signed on to star in Ryan Murphy's 'American Horror Story' at the network, meaning the Taylors could soon be network costars, if not on the same show. (Hey, take what you can get. It's way more real than those recurring 'FNL' dreams ...)

In other TV news ...

BET's 'The Game' went out with a bang last night. The recently revived sitcom got 4.4 million viewers for its season finale, more than twice what it averaged when it aired on The CW. In other ratings news, ABC's 'Body of Proof' premiered well, attracting an audience of 13.9 million viewers in the post-'Dancing With the Stars' time slot. [THR, NY Times]

'Good Morning America' host Juju Chang is leaving the show -- to report for 'Nightline' full time. Replacing Chang as news reader on 'GMA' is ESPN anchor Josh Elliott, who has been co-hosting the morning edition of 'SportsCenter.' [TV Guide]

Your obligatory Charlie Sheen news update: the king of winning will appear in a guest spot on Drew Carey's new GSN improv show, 'Improv-a-ganza' -- but the cameo was filmed way back in the pre-tiger blood days of January. [EW]

'White Collar' stars Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay have both gotten raises for their work on the USA show. Their new salaries are reportedly $80,000 to $100,000 nearly twice their old ones, with an extra year added to the new contracts. [Deadline]

Get ready for another version of Rebecca Black's "hit" song, 'Friday.' Stephen Colbert will cover the 13-year-old's single on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' on Friday after losing a contest to the talk show host. [Twitter]

Since we're still in the thick of pilot season, here are a few of the most recent additions: Nancy Travis will play Tim Allen's wife in his new NBC comedy, which Hector Elizondo also joined; 'Daily Show' correspondent Jason Jones has been cast as Heather Locklear's husband in 'The Assistants'; Natalie Zea of 'Justified' will appear in J.J. Abrams' 'Person of Interest.' [Deadline, EW, Huffington Post, TV Guide]

Lifetime has renewed its reality series 'One Born Every Minute.' The show, about a maternity ward in Columbus, Ohio, will get a 10-episode second season. [Deadline]

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