There’s a load of brief TV news to offer up today, so let’s get right to it:

  • Real-life pols will cameo in Parks & Recreation‘s fifth season
  • Mindy Kaling will reprise her role as The Office‘s Kelly Kapoor
  • Speaking of which, here’s a poster for her new show The Mindy Project
  • Downton Abbey‘s third season trailer hints at the twists to come
  • Aaron Sorkin fires a lot of The Newsroom‘s writing staff
  • Patton Oswalt and Det. Kima Greggs (a.k.a. Sonja Sohn) head to Burn Notice
  • Clea Duvall joins American Horror Story‘s second season
  • Revenge casts Jennifer Jason Leigh as a presumed-dead character

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If Hollywood Directors Made Campaign Ads: Part 2

The Pitch: Last week in VOTD, we featured a video titled If Hollywood Directors Made Campaign Ads, which shows what political campaign attack ads would look like if they were directed by the likes of John Woo, Kevin Smith, and Wes Anderson. The Landline and Chris Mann have gone back and recorded another batch, this time featuring the faux talents of Diablo Cody/Jason Reitman, David Lynch and M. Night Shyamalan.

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VOTD: If Hollywood Directors Made Campaign Ads

If Hollywood Directors Made Campaign Ads

The Pitch: What if big hollywood directors were hired by John McCain to create campaign attack advertisements. This faux video shows three ads by three directors: John Woo, Kevin Smith, and Wes Anderson.

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VOTD: Hayden Panettiere For John McCain

Hayden Panettiere For John McCain

The Pitch: Heroes star Hayden Panettiere shows her support for John McCain.

“Hi, I’m Hayden Panettiere, and I’m hot enough that I know I have your attention for at least 30 seconds. There are three things I think all citizens should do: Smoke cigarettes, vote for John McCain, and don’t wear a seat belt. A vote for McCain is a vote against change. He’ll keep tax breaks for the rich, start another war, and we’ll all probably die. He’s just like George Bush, except older and with a worse temper. Let’s vote for McCain and stay the course. Don’t switch horses midstream. Get an older horse that will take 12 years to cross that stream, ‘cause he’s old. John McCain, he’s had affairs with lobbyists, so you’ll get f**ked, and he’ll get f**ked. Everybody wins. Nobody f**ks with McCain.”

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Rumors continue to circulate that Sarah Palin will appear on Saturday Night Live to combat Tina Fey‘s gosh darn perfect impression of her. No official confirmation as of yet. The Chicago Sun-Times parlays that in lieu of a rerun this Saturday, Palin may pop up on the first Weekend Update prime time special, airing this Thursday at 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC: “some sort of Palin tweak of Fey’s American Express commercials is [rumored to be] in the works.” We think it would be more appropriate if Palin teamed up with Mark Wahlberg to talk to a moose and then winked it to death in front of a live and horrified studio audience. Meanwhile, Vulture reports that SNL‘s Congress-skewering bailout sketch has been yanked from Hulu and NBC.com, possibly igniting a censorship controversy.

In semi-related TV news, the NY Post reports that John McCain may reschedule a much publicized and abruptly canceled appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman for mid-October.

Discuss: Do you think SNL should have Palin on? If so, what should happen?

VOTD: Baracky Movie Trailer

Baracky Movie Trailer

The Pitch: Barack Obama stars as Baracky, in this Rocky-like retelling of the 2008 US Presidential election race.

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VOTD: Paris Hilton for President

Paris Hilton for Presiden by Funny or Die

The Pitch: Paris Hilton is not from the olden days, but she is running for president.
Written by Adam McKay, Produced by Chris Henchy, Directed by Jake Szymanski

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Trivia: John McCain was in Wedding Crashers!?

Did you know that the republican presidential candidate actually had an uncredited cameo role in the R-rated comedy Wedding Crashers. I’m guessing that like myself, many of you probably never even noticed. Watch the clip after the jump.

Does this give John McCain more street cred? Probably not… Some might also remember that McCain had a cameo appearance in a 2006 episode of 24. Thanks to the good folks at Movie Moron for pointing this out!

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