TV Tidbits: Nick Lachey Will Not Stay Out of NBC’s New Singing Show

ALTVH1 To Pull The Ultimate Ruse: Love is a dirty, dangerous game, but VH1 doesn’t seem to care — they’ve officially picked up Making Mr. Right, a “faux matchmaking show” that will pull one over on 14 guys. These poor bros think they’re on something called Match Me If You Can, but in reality, the three matchmakers on the show are all fakes — they’re ladies looking for love themselves, and they’ll try to mold these fellas into their perfect guy. The eight-episode show will premiere on Jan. 6. Bring back Bridalplasty! [Deadline]

Alec Baldwin Sells His Soul: Not really, but he did sign a two-year deal with Universal Television — the 30 Rock star will develop and produce series projects for the studio, including potential shows for him. His track record (producing 30 Rock) is pretty good, so we’re excited to see what he comes up with, Lemon. [Deadline]

Nick Lachey Just Won’t Stay Out of Singing Shows: Sorry, the joke will never get old. Former Sing-Off host Nick Lachey will take on his old role for NBC’s upcoming singing competition series, The Winner Is. The show, which comes from the producers of The Voice, has an interesting twist: Per The Hollywood Reporter, “both performances will be judged by a panel led by a not-yet-named celebrity judge. The contestants then will have the option to cut a deal. If they have doubts about how their performance compared to that of their opponent, they can opt to leave the show in exchange for cash. If they choose to remain in the game, they await the jury results to see if they’ve made it to the next round and a step closer to the ultimate $1 million cash prize.” [Hollywood Reporter]

James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Live Dangerously: We know, it’s weird — James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger have teamed up to exec produce Years Of Living Dangerously, a Showtime documentary series which will explore the human impact of climate change. After the devastation caused by Sandy, Showtime decided to pick up the six-to-eight hour-long episode series, which will include reporting from New York Times journalists, and narrations from Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin, among others. It will also feature “first-person accounts of those affected by — and seeking solutions to — global warming.” Other celebs, like Edward Norton, are expected to join the series, which will debut in 2013.[Deadline]

This is Literally the Best News, Ever: Politicians seem to be chomping at the bit for guest spots on Parks and Recreation! According to Rob Lowe’s Twitter, Newt Gingrich has joined the distinguished ranks of Parks’ political guest stars, which includes John McCain and Vice President Joe Biden.

Latest surprise drop by on set: Speaker Newt Gingrich! So we made up a scene and put him in!!#AllHappeningInIndy

— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 3, 2012

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