It’s never too late, or too early, for some TV snacks.
Nick Cannon will pull double duty on NBC this year. In addition to hosting “America’s Got Talent,” Cannon has landed a recurring part on the network’s new comedy “Up All Night.” He’ll play the well-liked sidekick on a talk show hosted by Maya Rudolph‘s character. Jennifer Hall has also taken a recurring part as Rudolph’s assistant. [TV Guide]
HBO and “Mildred Pierce” director/co-writer Todd Haynes are joining forces again for a drama series project called “Dope” — and are hoping to land Julianne Moore as its lead. The project is based on Sara Gran’s novel, which is set in 1950 and centers on a recovering heroin addict who becomes a New York private detective. Haynes and Moore previously worked together on “Safe” and “Far From Heaven.” [Deadline]
“Smallville” veteran Cassidy Freeman will have a recurring part on “The Playboy Club” in the fall. She’ll play a Chicago socialite who enters into a strictly-for-the-cameras relationship with Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian), who’s running for office. [TVLine]
Courteney Cox will step behind the camera to direct her first episode of “Cougar Town” this season. It’s her first try at helming a TV show; she directed a short film called “The Monday Before Thanksgiving” in 2008. [TV Guide]
The Creative Arts Emmys has a new TV home. ReelzChannel will air the ceremony on Sept. 17 (a week after the actual Creative Arts awards on Sept. 10); the awards had previously aired on E! for the past several years. [ReelzChannel]