Alyson Hannigan is sticking with CBS, joins comedy pilot "More Time With Family"

The "How I Met Your Mother" star will play the wife of Tom Papa in the CBS comedy pilot about a father who, due to a career change, spends more time at home.


Octavia Spencer to star in Fox pilot "Red Band Society"

Spencer, who was previously attached to the nixed "Murder, She Wrote" reboot, will play a nurse in "Red Band Society," a drama about a group of kids who become friends in the children's wing of a hospital.


"American Idol" boss: We're not bringing back Simon Cowell

"No, he's not going to be on the show at all," exec producer Per Blankens says of Cowell, who's now doing "The X Factor" UK.


Olympic gold medal snowboarder Kaitlyn Farr will stop by Letterman next week
She'll appear on "The Late Show" on Thursday.


WGN America is developing an Eliot Ness drama

The legendary prohibition agent's life will be the focus of "Ness," from Dennis Lehane.


Miss J Alexander is returning to "America's Top Model"

"We are thrilled to have Miss J. reprising his role as runway coach and judge extraordinaire," says Tyra Banks.


"Human Giant" reunion: Parks and Rec" books Rob Huebel

Aziz Ansari is going to reunite with his former MTV "Human Giant" co-star when Huebel guests as an "unlikable tent store owner.