Joel McHale, LL Cool J join Emmy lineup; 'Bones' gets David Alan Grier

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The Primetime Emmys continues to fill out its roster of presenters. The latest: "Community" star Joel McHale, LL Cool J of "NCIS: Los Angeles," Keri Russell of "Running Wilde" and Matthew Perry of "Mr. Sunshine." [ Emmys]

"Bones" has signed David Alan Grier for a guest role. He'll play "Jude the Science Dude," the host of a kids' TV show who wants Brennan ( Emily Deschanel) to be a guest on his program. [ TV Guide]

Oscar winner Kevin Spacey may be headed to HBO. The cable channel is close to ordering a pilot called "The Crux" from Rod Lurie ("Commander in Chief") in which Spacey would play a cult leader. [ Variety]

Betty White is adding "author" to her already full plate. She has a two-book contract to write a memoir -- called "Listen Up!" -- that's due out early next year, followed by a book about her work with animals. [ The Wrap]

The premiere of "Melissa & Joey" on Tuesday (Aug. 17) scored 2.2 million viewers, a record for a comedy series debut on ABC Family. Meanwhile, "Covert Affairs" hit a new high of 5.4 million viewers. [ Deadline]

Ernest Borgnine will be the Lifetime Achievement honoree at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards. His film and TV career spans nearly 60 years. [ SAG]

"The View's" Sherri Shepherd has been named the new host of "The Newlywed Game" on GSN. She starts taping her episodes next month; they're scheduled to debut in November. [ GSN]

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