'Haven' gets a second season, Elisabeth Hasselbeck joins 'GMA'

haven-cast-320.jpgAvoid that 2:30 feeling with some zero-calorie snacks made of TV news.

"Haven" has been picked up for a second season on Syfy, ending a long string of one-and-done shows starring Eric Balfour. The show, based loosely on the Stephen King story "The Colorado Kid" and also starring Emily Rose and Lucas Bryant, will likely return next summer. [ Syfy]

"The View" co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is joining "Good Morning America" as a contributor, covering "hot-button family, lifestyle and child-rearing issues" for ABC's morning news show. Her first piece, about kids with tattoos, is set to air Monday (Oct. 11). [ ABC News]

The real reasons bandleader Max Weinberg isn't joining Conan O'Brien on Conan's TBS show? Weinberg had open-heart surgery in February, which he's just speaking about now, and didn't want to relocate his family from the East Coast. [ Fancast]

"Saturday Night Live's" next prime-time special will be all about the ladies. "The Women of SNL" will include classic sketches and interviews with current and former female cast members. It's scheduled for Monday, Nov. 1. [ NBC]

Ben Silverman is doing business with NBC again. Silverman, whose reign at the Peacock was short and not especially sweet, is exec producing a comedy pilot about children's entertainers called "Party People." "King of Queens" veteran David Bickel is writing it. [ Hollywood Reporter]

In other development news, ABC has snagged a comedy pilot "with a musical component" that will star "That '70s Show's" Wilmer Valderrama, and MTV has greenlit a high-school pilot based on the Argentine hit "Patito Feo" ("Ugly Duckling"). [ Deadline]

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