TV Bites: NBC Executives Banking on Rob Lowe to Lift Parks and Recreation
· As it turns out, Rob Lowe's casting in NBC's Parks and Recreation was not an idea from producers, but the vision of NBC entertainment chief Angela Bromstad, who thinks that the West Wing star could be the show's "Alec Baldwin." NBC brass are hoping that Lowe will help lure female viewers to the show, which currently rates much better among young men than women. Said Parks executive producer Mike Schur, "This is like us buying a Super Bowl ad. [...] We just need to do things to be noisy and move the dial a little bit." [The Wrap]
Conan's production company finds a new home, a Numb3rs alum moves to CSI, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· At the end of this development season, Conan O'Brien's production company Conaco Prods. is slated to leave NBC and finalize a deal with Warner Bros. [Deadline]
· Numb3rs executive producer Don McGill, who just signed a new two-year deal with CBS TV Studios, is joining CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. [Deadline]
· America's Got Talent is teaming up with YouTube for the show's audition process. For the show's next season, producers will upload 40 videos that users will get to vote on -- the dozen with the highest number of votes will perform on the NBC show. [THR]
· Good news for Dexter fans: Michael C. Hall is "fully recovered" from cancer, according to his wife and co-star Jennifer Carpenter. [USA Today]