President Obama is having quite the press tour. Just weeks after visiting the garage of WTF podcast host Marc Maron for an extended, casual, one-on-one interview, the POTUS is going to tape an episode of the wilderness reality series Running Wild with Bear Grylls. In each edition of the NBC show, survival expert Bear Grylls takes a celebrity along with him on a dangerous expedition through some remote locale, talking about life, personal struggles and overcoming adversity along the way. The pair will tape the show while President Obama is in Alaska this week, and it will air before the end of the year. Discuss

Cut. It. Out. There are some new faces headed to the daytime talk show, The View. Along with ABC News’ Paula Faris and the return of comedian Joy Behar, Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure is joining the cast of the show, which kicks off next week. Bure—who played D.J. Tanner on the ‘90s sitcom Full House and in the upcoming Netflix reboot—is an outspoken Christian. On her website, she explains, "God has changed me in ways that words can't describe. He has transformed the way I think and live my life. Things that were once important to me are no longer. I can't help but share the Good News with everyone!" Bure has previously been a guest on The View, but will now be featured as a regular co-host. In a statement, she said, “I am thrilled to be joining The View as a regular co-host this fall. I am honored to be a new addition to such a strong group of bright and opinionated women, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with viewers new and old.” Discuss

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It’s hard to know what to make of this trailer, evidently for an upcoming TV show called So You Think You Can Preach. As the name would suggest, the reality competition would feature amateur preachers delivering sermons in front of judges, ultimately attempting to win a cash prize of $25,000, a new car and a “Lifetime Opportunity Preaching at two or more Mega Churches across America.” According to The Christian Post, no network has signed on to air the show, though, on the show's website, the organizers appear to be receiving applications from, ah, contestants(?) and will be holding auditions in October. If the YouTube comments are any indication, though, the concept isn’t exactly being received well in ministry crowds. Discuss

The Walking Dead has spawned a monster hit. The zombie TV show's spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead, drew the biggest audience ever for a cable series premiere, with more than 10 million viewers. The show tells a parallel survivor story during the same zombie outbreak featured in the original AMC hit. In a statement, the president of the network said, “We are releasing these live/same day ratings because Fear the Walking Dead delivered record-breaking numbers that are all the more special in this era of time-shifted viewing and audience fragmentation.” In other words, despite DVR and Netflix, Fear the Walking Dead still managed to be a massive, old-school-style TV hit. Discuss

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