marc blucas getty 320 'Buffy's' Marc Blucas headed to USA, plus: 'Sharktopus'!Some bite-sized TV news for you on a Friday afternoon — less than 36 hours before “Sharktopus” premieres.

Former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” regular Marc Blucas is joining a USA Network pilot called “Necessary Roughness,” which stars “Rescue Me’s” Callie Thorne as the shrink for a pro football team. He’ll play the team’s trainer and a love interest for Thorne. [EW]

Yes, it’s almost here: “Sharktopus” premieres on Syfy at 9 p.m. ET Saturday (Sept. 25). You can watch the trailer by clicking the link at the end of this sentence. [Syfy]

Heather Locklear is going back to Lifetime for a new original movie called “He Loves Me.” The thriller, in which she plays a doctor with a mysterious past, is scheduled for next year. [Lifetime]

CNN has shaken up it senior management. Jon Klein is stepping down, and Ken Jautz, formerly of sister channel HLN, is taking over as its executive vice president. Scot Safon will take Jautz’s place at HLN. [CNN]

“Saturday Night Live” has repeatedly made fun of New York Gov. David Paterson in recent years, but Paterson — who’s said he’s not particularly fond of Fred Armisen‘s take on him — apparently isn’t too hurt by it. He’ll be on the show this weekend. [New York Times]

Speaking of “SNL,” NBC Universal and Netflix have struck a deal whereby Netflix users can stream hundreds of old episodes of the show, along with new episodes of “SNL” and several other titles in the NBCU library the day after they air. [NBC/Netflix]

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