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TV Tidbits: Carson Daly Gets Renewed, HBO Snags Ryan Murphy's Racy New Pilot

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Apr 10, 2013 | 7:38pm EDT
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Carson Daly Renewed For 13th Season: We know. You probably need a second to process the news that Last Call With Carson Daly has been been on for 12 years and you managed to ignore it for all 12. But it's true. We're old, TRL has been off the air for forever, and Daly's 1:35AM talk show will be on for another year. [Deadline]

HBO Snags Ryan Murphy’s latest Show: Last week, Hollywood.com told you that Ryan Murphy was shopping around for a network to nab his newest racy drama, Open — and it looks like HBO was the highest bidder. Described as a modern, provocative exploration of human sexuality and relationships, Open has been given a pilot order at the premium cable network and Casting is expected to begin shortly for filming in the fall. HBO president Michael Lombardo says he is thrilled the network will take part in Murphy’s newest TV endeavor. “I think it is a perfect marriage of an idea and execution. This is an area we’ve been talking about doing something in for some time, and Ryan did it in a way that is enormously engaging,” Lombardo said. [Deadline]

Captain Jack, Meet Olivia Pope: Fans of the British cult hit Doctor Who — and, of course, Shonda Rimes' addicting procedural Scandal — were thrilled when Rimes sent out a tweet last night confirming that one of the former's most beloved stars, John Barrowman, would be appearing on her show. And by "fans of both Doctor Who and Scandal" we mean us, and we're maybe peeing our pants a little about Captain Jack and Olivia Pope being onscreen together. [Twitter]

Bruno Mars' 27 Sisters Got a Show: Four, 27... same deal. Either way, the pop star has four sisters and WE tv is making a show about them called The Lylas. The show will focus on the girls as they pursue musical careers and look pretty. [Hollywood Reporter]

The Vampire Diaries Casts a Big Bad: The Vampire Diaries' fourth season has been centered around the hunt for a dead guy named Silas, and now that said dead guy is no longer dead, he's just been body-hopping within the show's cast. But now, the CW hit has cast a face for the name in actor Scott Parks, who recently appeared on Homeland. [EW]

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