On July 7, NBC Universal and its myriad stations (everything from NBC to Telemundo) will air Al Gore's Live Earth concerts, featuring Madonna, Kanye West, Shakira and about a bazillion other musical acts.... MTV is bringing back its acclaimed
series this summer with performances by the Police, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Mary J. Blige and John Mayer. Oh, dare I hope Jessica will join him on stage for a duet of "Your Body Is a Wonderland"?.... USA Network has bought the broadcast rights for
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
for $28 million....
exec producer David Greenwalt has been put in charge of the CBS drama
, about a private eye who... wait a second! A private eye who just happens to be a vampire? If he starts dating a slayer, Joss Whedon should so sue.... The CW has ordered up 13 episodes of
Eight Days a Week
, a new comedy from
Will & Grace
's Sean Hayes. In it, pop tart Christina Milian and
Dancing with the Stars
' Mario "I Was Robbed!" Lopez play New Yorkers who sacrifice their personal lives for their bosses. Uh, sooo... it's like
, only with pretty people?
Today's News was written by Ben Katner.