'The League' Season 4 premiere date set, Ryan Seacrest leaves E! News
- The NFL season begins on Sept. 5, but we'll have to wait just a little bit longer for FX's fantasy football comedy "The League." The network finally announced the premiere date for Season 4 -- it'll debut on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 10:30 p.m., following the Season 8 premiere of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" and preceding all-new episodes of the Russell Brand talk show "BrandX."
As for the rest of FX's premieres, catch "Sons of Anarchy" Season 5 when it airs Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10 p.m., "The Ultimate Fighter Fridays" on Sept. 14 at 9 p.m. and "American Horror Story: Asylum" on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 p.m. [ FX]
- Ryan Seacrest is finally scheduling some hours in his day to sleep -- the multi-hyphenate is giving up one of his many day jobs and will no longer host E! News. Instead, former "106 & Park" host Terrence Jenkins will take his anchor spot alongside Giuliana Rancic. "I've always had a passion for the wide spectrum of pop culture that E! News covers so well; I can't wait to get started," he says in a statement. [ E!]
- The "Beverly Hills Cop" TV show is actually happening! CBS has ordered a pilot of the new series, a sequel to the movie produced by Eddie Murphy and Shawn Ryan. Murphy will recur in the series, although the show will focus on the son of his Axel Foley character. [ Vulture]
- James Gandolfini is joining the "Sopranos" mini-reunion that's happening on the Nickelodeon movie "Nicky Deuce." He'll play a tough guy named Bobby Eggs who gets inadvertently -- wait for it -- "scrambled" by the title character ("iCarly's" Noah Munck), helping cement Nicky's undeserved reputation as someone not to be messed with. [ Deadline]
- TBS has picked up a second season of its comedy "Sullivan & Son," which has averaged a solid 2.5 million viewers so far this summer. Ten new episodes of the show will air in 2013. [ TBS]
- Starz has picked up the rights to "The White Queen," a 10-episode series based on the historical novels "The White Queen," "The Red Queen" and "The Kingmaker's Daughter" by Philippa Gregory. The series, which stars Max Irons, James Frain, Janet McTeer and Rebecca Ferguson, is set to premiere next year. [ Starz]