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TV Bulletin Board (Aug. 20)

Ryan Seacrest and Kristen Bell expand their reaches.

***Add the Emmys to Ryan Seacrest's already bulging resume.

The American Idol fixture will host the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 16th on Fox after signing earlier this month to emcee the entertainment portions of Fox's Super Bowl telecast. He'll also do some red carpet action for both attractions, marking the first time the S Bowl has succumbed to the see-and-be-seen flashbulb pop-alooza.

Television Academy chairman and CEO Dick Askin describes Seacrest as "charismatic and talented, and he will be very comfortable in the production environment that has been created for this year's telecast."

***Kristen Bell, who played the title role on CW's recently canceled Veronica Mars, has scored a "multiple episode arc" on NBC's Heroes. The Peacock says she'll play "Elle," described as a "sexy, intriguing, mysterious young lady who has ties to Peter's apparent death." Her episodes begin in October.

***CBS has expanded its Power of 10 game show to two nights a week for the rest of the summer after solid early ratings.

The Drew Carey-hosted quiz, which has a $10 million grand prize, will air on Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (central) both nights. The show's season finale is set for Sunday, Sept. 23rd so that it won't conflict with the scheduled premiere of CBS' controversial reality series, Kid Nation. Don't be surprised, though, if CBS finds a way to insert Power of 10 into its fall lineup. Hmm, how about ejecting Kid Nation? Guess not.

NCIS fans will have to stay up later in upcoming weeks for that show's summer repeats. It's moving to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. (central) to accommodate Power of 10.