NBC gets the Emmy Awards this year, and they’ve pretty much only got one guy in-house suitable for the role of host that isn’t completely loathed by a large percentage of people. That guy is Jimmy Fallon, who has come out of the late-night wars remarkably unscathed, and a little better for it. (The Wrap)
Speaking of Jimmy Fallon, don’t hold it against me, but I actually saw this when the show aired the other night — a rap duet between Fallon and Gwyneth Paltrow. Don’t look now, but Paltrow comes off as thoroughly likable. You can maybe put down the pitchforks until after Iron Man 2 has finished its run?
Good news for Olyphant fans (all of you): F/X has officially done picked up “Justified” for another season. (THR)
NBC had made the first official new pick-up for the fall television season, snagging J.J. Abrams’ “Undercover,” a Mr. and Mrs. Smith type show about two married ex-spies turned caterers who are brought back into the business. It will star Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. I wonder where that leaves “Chuck on NBC’s schedule, especially now that Chuck and Sarah are possibly headed toward matrimony? (Deadline)
There is a possibility, reported Deadline, that “The Ghost Hunter” and “The New Adventures of the Old Christine” may head to ABC if CBS doesn’t pick up either show. And speaking of “Chuck,” the same post reports that there is a good chance it’ll get picked up in the fall. With the above J.J. Abrams’ show on the plate, I’m skeptical.
The History Channel is teaming up with comic-book legend, Stan Lee, to produce a show about people who have remarkable abilities because of being genetically different. Lee will co-host with Daniel Browning Smith, dubbed the world’s most flexible man. (THR)