TV Bites: Syfy Stages Swamp Showdown... Between Debbie Gibson and Tiffany

DebbieGibson225.jpg· Syfy -- the network that brought you some of television's finest science fiction programming ever -- is staging a battle between '80s teen-pop stars Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. The showdown will be featured in the network's upcoming original movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid. Gibson will play "a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores, sending them into the Everglades, where they grow to mega sizes." Tiffany will play an "overzealous park ranger who uses dangerous methods to save endangered alligators." Wait a second --- it gets better: the pair's ultimate showdown occurs in a swamp. [THR]

AMC embraces college football, Eliot Spitzer hopes to fill Campbell Brown's shoes, and more TV Bites after the jump.

· AMC is nearing a deal to pick up a drama series from The Blind Side director John Lee Hancock. The Wreck centers on the world of Southern college football. [THR]

· Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and Washington Post's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker will co-host a new show on CNN. Spitzer and Parker will replace Campbell Brown during the 8 P.M. time slot. [THR]

· Law & Order: SVU is reportedly close to signing Precious star **Paula Patton**as the show's assistant district attorney. Sharon Stone served as ADA for four episodes -- including one utterly crazy season finale -- earlier this year. [EW]