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Ke$ha Books Nickelodeon Guest Role, 'Idol' Castoffs Head to Leno and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 1st 2011 12:00PM
Ke$haKe$ha is heading to ... Nickelodeon? The not-quite-family-friendly 'Tik Tok' singer will guest star and perform on episode of 'Victorious.'

In the episode, Victoria and her friends try to win a private Ke$ha concert by piecing together the singer's name from items found at the bottom of ice cream containers.

"It's a private concert, and yeah, I will say that the costumes are awesome and there's definitely lots of glitter," Victoria Justice told Entertainment Weekly.

"It was really fun to film," she said. "It's the first time on my show that we've had a successful radio artist perform on the show. Ke$ha's kind of edgier, and I think that it's cool to bring that element to the show."

In other TV news ...

When the 'American Idol' contestants get the boot, they won't be go to visit David Letterman anymore. 'Idol' castoffs will now appear on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' on Fridays. [NBC]

Ready to head back to 'Treme'? The HBO series' 11-episode second season premiere is scheduled for April 24. [HBO]

The 'Top Chef All-Stars' finale was seen by 2.77 million viewers. It was a season high for the cooking competition series. [Bravo]

Nigel Lythgoe is developing a 'Deal or No Deal'-esque game show for CBS. 'Secret Fortune' will feature envelopes with checks of varied amounts instead of briefcases. [Deadline]

'The Wire' star Dominic West will star in BBC America's 'The Hour.' The six-part drama is set in the 1950s and follows three coworkers as they launch an investigative news program. [BBC America]

Moran Atias will join 'White Collar' as Marsha Thomason's on-screen girlfriend, Christie. The character has been talked about on the show, but never seen. [TV Line]

'Mike and Molly' will get a shot at the prime 'Two and a Half Men' Mondays at 9PM time slot. The freshman comedy will air earlier on April 11 for one week only. A test for next fall, perhaps? [EW]

Time Warner Cable has removed Fox, Discovery and Viacom channels from its controversial iPad app. The networks sent the cable company cease and desist letters. [THR]

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