Morning Static: THE VIEW, HAPPY ENDINGS, HBO & More!

• Casting Coup: Sean Astin joins FX vampire drama THE STRAIN.
• Good Riddance! Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving ‘The View’ for ‘Fox & Friends’
• The Biz: Meredith Vieira Opens Up About New Daytime Talk Show.
• THE BRIDGE: Diane Kruger on Asperger’s and Female TV Roles.
• Paging Workaholics Anonymous: Ryan Seacrest Nearing Deal to Host NBC’s New Competition Series Million Second Quiz.
• HAPPY ENDINGS EPs Reveal What Would’ve Happened in Season 4 — Plus: Scoop on the Cast’s Recent Off-Screen Reunion.
• Best Idea Ever?! James Franco is Getting Roasted on Comedy Central.
• 29 HBO opening sequences, from worst to best.
• Pilot Watch: ‘League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ pilot ordered by Fox.
• Deal of the Day: Save 55% on the complete series of both FRASIER and CHEERS via Amazon.

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