TV Bites: Jerry Bruckheimer Translates Amazing Race Formula For ABC
· The minds behind Amazing Race, Jerry Bruckheimer and Bert van Munster, are working on a new competition reality series for ABC. And it sounds a lot like their CBS hit: The new series, tentatively called Catch Me, will feature teams of two racing in a "heart-stopping" reality competition that demands its contestants have "an adventurous streak and a poker face." [The Wrap]
Royal Pains recruits an Oscar winner, Jimmy Kimmel plans a few NBA finals parties, and more TV Bites after the jump.
· Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden has scored a multi-episode arc on Royal Pains. Her first episode will on June 3. [EW]
· Beginning June 3, ABC will air its third season of Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night specials. Each half-hour episode will air each night of the NBA finals and feature basketball stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. [Deadline]
· You can breathe a sigh of relief -- the Gosselin children have all obtained proper child-labor permits for Kate Gosselin's TLC specials Kate Plus 8. [NYP]
· Donald Trump has called the Emmys a joke because they don't hand out awards to television shows like The Apprentice. Game on. [THR]