Heap of Hollywood 4/14/10: Conan’s new home, NBC’s new bandleader

14 Apr

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*Conan O’Brien has found a new home at TBS.  He is scheduled to begin a Monday-Thursday routine for his late night talk show in November.
*HBO‘s new series, Treme, has been renewed for a second season (after 1 episode!)
*The Tonight Show‘s bandleader, Kevin Eubanks, officially announced this week that he will be leaving the show after 18 years.  His last appearance will be in May. 
*Following the news of Kevin Eubanks departure, it was announced that American Idol‘s musical director, Rickey Minor, will be taking over for Eubanks beginning in June.
*Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, Joss Whedon, has signed on to direct the film, The Avengers.
*Chace Crawford has backed out of the film remake of Footloose.

 

Casting:
*Charmed star, Holly Marie Combs, has joined Chad Lowe in the ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars.
*One Tree Hill star, Sophia Bush, has been cast in ABC‘s Southern Discomfort.  The fate of One Tree Hill is still up in the air, so the ABC sitcom is in second position to The CW’s veteran series.
*Kevin Bacon has signed on to the untitled project co-starring Steve Carell and Dan Fogelman.

 

Additional Information: THR, EW

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