Rosie O'Donnell Hooks Up With Russell Brand, Oprah Hooks Up With Dwight Schrute -- Here's Your Weekly Industry Roundup

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  • Warner Bros is all set to rollout a social media series on Facebook. It’ll allow users to submit their profile info for storylines, and it’s supposedly about a teenager who’s a secret government operative — but please click through and look at the photo. We’re pretty sure he’s a vampire.
  • Oprah Winfrey’s latest OWN rescue effort: Super Soul Sundays, which will combine spiritual programming with shorts produced by Rainn Wilson’s (“The Office”) production company, Soul Pancake. So there’s a theme!
  • Speaking of OWN, Rosie O’Donnell booked Russell Brand for the inaugural episode of her talk show on Oct. 10. Overall it probably won’t be a loud episode.
  • Sometimes, a lively session on NPR becomes a full-blown TV show written by the man who did “Horrible Bosses” — but only if Ira Glass is involved.
  • “Valley of the Dolls” is coming to television, and it’s in good hands — Oscar-winner Lee Daniels (“Precious”) will bring it to NBC.
  • ESPN is producing its first scripted comedy in years for ABC. The show will revolve around a quartet of guyfriends and Boston fans. We assume these make-believe characters are in make-believe horrible moods right now.
  • A hotheaded New Jersey “Real Housewife” didn’t show up for Bravo’s end-of-season reunion — and now Jacqueline Laurita may be in trouble for breach of contract. We’d like to point out that this marks the first time a star of the franchise has ever passed on an opportunity to talk about herself.

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