• Russell Brand is set to star in RentaGhost, a comedy based on the British series about a temp agency that rents out the dead to the living. Dibs on Paul Newman and Cary Grant. [Variety]
  • Larry Hagman will appear as Lynette’s mother’s love interest in an upcoming episode of Desperate Housewives. So when will Patrick Duffy show up to tell us that season 2 was just a dream? [TV Guide]
  • Ashley Williams and Gerald McRaney will star in Bird Dog, about a father-daughter cop team. Eliza Dushku was previously cast in the pilot before bowing out. [Deadline]