Katie Couric-ABC deal imminent; 'Cash Cab's' Ben Bailey hosting NBC game show

katie-couric-getty.jpgA weekend serving of TV snacks, with items on Katie Couric, NBC's summer game show "Who's Still Standing," an upcoming HBO miniseries and more.

ABC and Katie Couric are just about done with a deal that would have Couric hosting a daytime show and other duties at ABC News. The new show, which would launch in 2012, could be announced as early as Monday. [ Wall Street Journal]

"Cash Cab" host Ben Bailey will get off the streets of New York to host "Who's Still Standing," a game show debuting later this summer on NBC. Contestants will be able to win as much as $1 million in a series of trivia battles, but wrong answers could have them literally dropping out of the game via trap door. [ NBC]

HBO and the BBC will co-produce a World War I-era miniseries called "Parade's End," based on a series of novels by Ford Madox Ford. Benedict Cumberbatch ("Sherlock") and Rebecca Hall ("The Town") are set to star in the miniseries, which tells the story of a British aristocrat serving in the army during WWI and a love triangle involving him, his wife and another woman. [ Deadline]

Those of you still mourning the end of "Party Down," take heart: There will be a reunion of sorts on "Children's Hospital" later this season. The episode is called "Party Down" and will guest-star Lizzy Caplan, Ryan Hansen and Martin Starr; Ken Marino and Megan Mullally are already regulars on the show. [ Splitsider]

The Ryan Murphy-Brad Falchuk FX pilot "American Horror Story" has added to its cast. Shelby Young ("Days of Our Lives") will have a recurring part as a "mean girl" who bullies the daughter of Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton's characters. [ Hollywood Reporter]
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