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Comedy Central to Roast Kid Rock, Ryan Murphy Explains 'Glee' 'Friday' Cover and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted May 9th 2011 6:30PM
Kid RockComedy Central announced the next victim -- er, subject -- of its notorious roasts: Kid Rock.

The musician joins a storied group of former roastees that includes his ex-wife Pamela Anderson, Flavor Flav, Joan Rivers, Larry the Cable Guy and most recently, Donald Trump.

The event will be taped Aug. 14 at an as-yet-announced location. Kid Rock is currently touring with Cheryl Crow.

In other TV news ...

Ryan Murphy has finally addressed the reason why 'Glee' is covering Rebecca Black's 'Friday.' (We know you were dying to know.) "The [glee club] is hired to perform songs for the prom and they were told by the principal to please do popular songs that the kids know. The show pays tribute to pop culture and, love it or hate it, that song is pop culture," he said. [THR]

Fox may have found a way to get around 'Bones' star Emily Deschanel's pregnancy in the fall. The network could use potential 'Bones' spinoff 'The Finder' as a filler show while the new mom is out on maternity leave. [Deadline]

'CBS Early Show' executive producer David Friedman is out after 16 months. 'Morning Joe' exec producer Chris Licht will possibly take his place. [NY Times]

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