Morning Briefing

Clarkson investigated over comments

British media regulator Ofcom is investigating Jeremy Clarkson over his comments on a UK TV show regarding the striking public service workers. Ofcom has received nearly 800 complaints while the BBC received 32,000.

Terra Nova producers optimistic about second season

The executive producers of new season series Terra Nova say they are “guardedly optimistic” about the prospects of the series getting renewed for a second season. “We’re guardedly optimistic; we’re hoping for good news any day,” said Rene Echevarria. “There are a lot of factors in play and a lot of things for the network to consider. We know we have a lot of people there who like the show and we have a core audience that seems to like what we’re doing. We’re hoping for good news soon.”

Farrelly to write new comedy

There’s Something About Mary writer Peter Farrelly is set to write a new comedy series for the CBS network. Farrelly is working on a pilot based around a group of six parents and step-parents who are bringing up two children.

Radcliffe to host SNL

Daniel Radcliffe will host the second episode of Saturday Night Live’s 2012 schedule. The Harry Potter actor has been confirmed to make his debut on the series on the January 14 episode.

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