TV Quick Hits: Seth Meyers goes live, ‘Nashville’ season 5 scoop, and new ‘Star’ showrunner

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Seth Meyers goes live for debate coverage – Stephen Colbert is clearly not the only late-night comedian ready to venture into live territory in order to cover the Presidential debates. We officially know now that Seth Meyers will be bringing “Late Night” coverage in a live format on September 26, following the first of the live debates coming on the air.

This episode is going to feature guests Will Forte and Mandy Moore, and while they may not have that much to do with politics on paper, we have a feeling that there will be plenty for everyone to talk about over the course of the night.

As for some other news on the day…

Nashville” season 5 casting scoop – Jen Richards (“I Am Cait”) has been cast for the fifth season of the now-CMT drama, playing a physical therapist named Allyson Del Lago. She will be responsible for helping at least one major character on the show overcome challenges, and she is also the first transgender character to appear on a CMT program.

New showrunner for Fox’s “Star” – The upcoming midseason entry executive-produced by Lee Daniels (“Empire”) recently lost Charles Murray as an executive producer, and it feels as though they’ve got a solid replacement now to help run the ship: Chuck Pratt Jr., a former headwriter for “The Young & the Restless.” While we do think that creative changes at the top are bad news for shows, it’s a little harder to feel that way about a show that hasn’t even aired yet. Sometimes, this doesn’t really mean much of anything.

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