Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Fox has ordered a presentation and a script for an animated project from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich and Tom Root that is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Chernin Entertainment.
Separately, Peter Chernin's company has set up at Fox a darkly comedic drama from writer Diane Ruggiero.
Green, Senreich and Root's project, which uses family life and a high school as backdrops for a wide cast of characters, "will have an aesthetic familiar to viewers of Fox's popular animated comedies," said Green, an original cast member on Fox's flagship animated comedy "Family Guy."
That is a departure from the trio's previous efforts, Adult Swim's "Robot Chicken" and "Titan Maximum," both of which are done in stop-motion animation.
"But (the Fox comedy) will still have the comedic sensibilities of our other shows," Root said.
Green and Senreich created and executive produce "Robot Chicken" via their Stoopid Monkey Prods., with Root as co-head writer and producer. The trio created "Titan Maximum," which debuted Sunday.
Described as being in the tone of "Shaun of the Dead," the Ruggiero project revolves around an estranged, dysfunctional group of siblings forced to live together in the family's haunted house after their father dies.
Ruggiero, creator of CBS' "That's Life" and "The Ex List," most recently executive produced ABC's "Cupid."
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Is it even possible to imagine The Young and the Restless without Eric Braeden as hero/villain Victor Newman? You would think not, but then Days of Our Lives moved on without Deidre Hall as Dr. Marlena Evans, didn't it? Still, Braeden and his alter ego Victor is still a front and center presence on the show, an integral part of the storytelling. Therefore, the news that The Young and the Restless is contemplating killing off Victor if they cannot resolve the contract dispute with Braeden is a shocker.
Braeden is working now under a contract that lasts till 2010, and his reps have said that he would take a pay cut once the term is up. However, producers are asking him to take a pay cut now. That, my friends, is the rub. Braeden wants to help the show stay on the air, but he's not ready to take an economic hit until he has to. That's understandable.
Of course, the show has the power to simply write him out or recast. The latter would be very difficult because the Victor Newman character is larger than life, and Braeden's been the only actor to ever play the role. He's been on the soap since 1980. Currently, the character has been shot three times and is going to need a heart transplant to survive. He will get the heart and go on vacation with Nikki (Scott's character). She could return with a new actor in the role, or he could die off screen.
Hmm ... if you were thinking like a producer looking to cut your losses, this would be the perfect opportunity to kill off the character. He even has an evil son, Adam, who might be able to grow into the role of the next villain you love to hate. Also, Y&R has put out a casting notice for a character named Tucker who sounds very much like Victor. Was Tucker just a covert way to conduct a recast?
My guess is that a compromise will be reached and Braeden will remain on the show. It's a cold, cruel world out there and Eric's too smart to give up a good gig on the number one rated daytime drama. Of course, I thought Deidre would remain with Days, too, so go figure!
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Private Practice returns to ABC (Oct. 1, 10/9c) with a bloody good premiere. Yes, it's good. And yes, it's very bloody.
When we last saw Violet (Amy Brenneman), she was being chopped up by her psycho patient, who wanted to steal her baby. The beginning of the premiere kicks off seconds later and — spoiler alert — Violet lives.
How does the attack affect the members of the Oceanside Wellness Center, which was also left in pieces? Paul Adelstein reveals the aftermath of that fateful night and also talks about the baby daddy, new relationships and another possible Grey's Anatomy crossover.
TVGuide.com: Cooper has always been there for Violet, but will she let him be so close after what happens in the season premiere?
Paul Adelstein: She certainly has some emotional and psychological obstacles to get over before she can let anybody in. Those around her, including Cooper, have some as well. Cooper has some serious guilt about being so close and not being able to help her. His reaction to that is interesting. It takes some work for him to be able to comfort her, and vice versa, for her to receive comfort from anybody.
TVGuide.com: How does everyone deal with what happened to Violet?
Adelstein: A lot of the narrative is driven by Violet's attack and the aftermath, and that has to do with all of the relationships in the practice really. [There's] a lot of stress on everybody. There's the whole baby issue and taking care of the baby and who the father is. Violet had chosen Pete [Tim Daly] at the end of last season and I think he fully expects to be the principal person in her life, but she might not be capable of that kind of attention.
TVGuide.com: Will we actually find out who the baby daddy is?
Adelstein: Yes, we do find out. She's completely incapacitated, so somebody has to [take care of the baby], and that becomes a little bit of a conflict as well.
TVGuide.com: What will we see for Cooper and Charlotte's relationship?
Adelstein: What happens to Violet is a wakeup call to Cooper in terms of growing up and moving forward with his life. He wants Charlotte [KaDee Strickland] to be a part of that.
TVGuide.com: Cooper has a very full plate this season. How does he handle that?
Adelstein: He does have a lot on his plate and that really throws a wrench into the works. Things happen in the practice that force him to step up a bit. Later in the season, there's some things that happened last season that come back around that Cooper has to deal with. A couple of medical cases that he made some — they were the right decisions, but a lot of the doctors have grey areas in terms of medical ethics, they're probably doing the right thing, but legally they may have crossed some boundaries, and that will come back to haunt some of us.
TVGuide.com: Are the words "medical malpractice" thrown around?
Adelstein: Those words may be used.
TVGuide.com: We know that Chandra Wilson, who plays Bailey on Grey's Anatomy, is crossing over. Is there a chance for more crossovers with Grey's?
Adelstein: I think there are. I'm not 100 percent sure of that, but I caught wind that there may be somewhere down the line this season.
TVGuide.com: What does Bailey do when she crosses over?
Adelstein: There's a medical case that brings her, but since she has a personal relationship with Addison [Kate Walsh], obviously, there's some personal stuff that ends up happening, too. In classic Bailey fashion, she's not shy about weighing in about the various dysfunctions that she sees around her, which are both hilarious and brutal. There is also some medical stuff where she has to get our doctors involved, too.
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Wentworth Miller is trading in his television bona fides to join the cast of "Resident Evil: Afterlife," fourth in the zombie Apocalypse series based on the popular video games. The actor had the lead role in the television series "Prison Break" followed by a multi-episode arc on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
"Afterlife," the follow-up to 2007's "Resident Evil: Extinction," reunites Milla Jovovich as butt-kicking clone Alice and Ali Larter as human survivor Claire Redfield. Miller will take the role of Claire's brother Chris, a prominent character in the games.
We're interested to see how the principals will come together: Last we saw, Larter's character was leading survivors to a supposed zombie-free zone in Alaska, while Jovovich's Alice was leading a clone army against the evil Umbrella Corporation.
"Afterlife" is scheduled to reach U.S. theaters sometime in the fall of 2010.
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This is not a story about the long-rumored, not-really-happening "Friends" movie/TV reunion/whatever. It is a story about Matt LeBlanc and "Friends" co-creator David Crane teaming up for a series that will feature LeBlanc playing a version of himself.
Showtime has picked up a comedy called "Episodes" that will tell the story of a British TV show's journey across the pond and the inevitable problems of translation. Showtime and the BBC are co-producing the series, created by Crane and Jeffrey Klarik ("The Class"), which will air both here and in the U.K. next year.
The six-episode "Episodes" will mine some of the same territory as Ricky Gervais' "Extras" did for HBO. It will follow a British couple who have produced a hit show in the U.K. and come to the United States to oversee its remake.
They're excited at the prospect -- until they discover that the American network execs have a few notes, including replacing the witty lead actor with the archetypal American sitcom star, Matt LeBlanc.
"Jeffrey and David have a great idea -- I love it. I'm really excited to be working with Showtime and the BBC," LeBlanc says. "And I am so glad I got the part. Seeing someone else play Matt LeBlanc would have been devastating."
Klarik and Crane will executive produce "Episodes" with Jimmy Mulville ("Worst Week," "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"). The show is scheduled to go into production during the winter and premiere on Showtime and BBC Two in 2010.
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Come Friday, Dec. 11 the ABC soap opera "All My Children" will be closing up shop in New York City after 39 years and moving production to Los Angeles.
This means the large cast has to pick up and move across the country as well. Among the contract players who will: Brittany Allen, David Canary, Bobbie Eakes, Melissa Claire Egan, Stephanie Gatschet, Ricky Paull Goldin, Vincent Irizarry, Michael E. Knight, Susan Lucci, Jamie Luner, Adam Mayfield, JR Martinez, Cameron Mathison, Debbi Morgan, Cornelius Smith, Jr., Denise Vasi, Darnell Williams and Jacob Young.
Thorsten Kaye, who has played Zach Slater since 2004, has announced that he will not be relocating and Ray MacDonnell is taking the opportunity to retire from the role of Joe Martin that he's had since 1970.
Alicia Minshew, who's played Kendall Hart since 2002, will be going on maternity leave beginning in November although she will still appear on the show throughout December.
ABC says that "recurring" actors participation will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on what the storylines dictate and their availability.
Production will resume after the holiday hiatus on Monday, Jan. 4.
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CBS is prepping a Criminal Minds spinoff for next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new series will be created by Minds executive producers Ed Bernero and Chris Mundy.
Mundy will write the script for the spinoff, which will appear as an episode of Minds in the spring, a la NCIS-NCIS: Los Angeles last season. Details are still sparse, but the new show is expected to feature a new team of FBI agents, not existing characters.
CBS has been successful at this in the past. CSI begat two heavily watched spin-offs, and NCIS: Los Angeles was this season's highest-rated debut for a new drama.
The Criminal Minds spinoff was discussed in 2008, but CBS focused its energy on NCIS: Los Angeles. Minds returned strong this season, winning the night with 15.8 million viewers and its best rating ever in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's recent nuptials are coming to a small screen near you.
E! has announced plans to air the ceremony in November as a special hour of the family's reality show titled Keeping Up with the Kardashians: The Wedding.
The reality star and the Los Angeles Lakers forward married Sept. 27 after a whirlwind, one-month-long romance.
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Oxygen's popular series "Snapped" returns with all new episodes this Thursday, October 1 at 10PM ET/PT with more shocking stories. Each hour-long installment offers gritty details, interviews and further insight into the minds of the women who snapped.
In this brand new episode, viewers meet teenager Nikki Reynolds from Southern Florida. Growing up in the picture perfect family, Reynolds quickly becomes a stranger to her loved ones once she begins dating her high school heart-throb. Her infatuation with her new love sucks her into a destructive relationship and the obsession with her boyfriend leads her to a terrible act she doesn't deny--murdering her mother. Once the story unfolds viewers are left to wonder what caused her to snap. Was it her past? Was it intentional? All is revealed in a riveting hour-long
"Snapped" episode that will leave viewers dying for more.
"Snapped" features everyday average moms, wives and girlfriends who in a fit of rage snap' and allegedly commit murder. Did they really do it? And if so, why? Was it a cheating spouse, years of constant abuse or that dirty dish in the sink? Whatever the situation, the women share a common bond--they all SNAPPED!
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BET welcomes the debut of FIRST IN, our latest docu-series that follows the lives of Compton's firefighters and paramedics as they try to balance the high stress of a gruesome 24-hour work schedule and family life as well as the groundbreaking new game show, hosted by actress/comedienne Kim Coles, PAY IT OFF.
All of the action unfolds starting Wednesday, September 30 at 10:00 p.m.* with the premiere of FIRST IN and it continues on Friday, October 2 at 10:00 p.m.* with the unique game show PAY IT OFF.
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Warning: This article contains loads of Dexter spoilerly goodness—while we are dying for you to keep reading, we feel it is only appropriate to give you advanced notice.
That said, did you love it or did you love it?
We told you the fourth-season premiere of Dexter was amazing, and now we're treating you to exclusive scoop on what's coming up on the wickedly good series.
The supersexy (and even sweeter) David Ramsey, Deb's doting boyfriend Anton, chatted with us before the premiere, and now—after its record-breaking ratings (Showtime's highest ever)—we can finally fill you in on everything! What will Frank Lundy's (Keith Carradine) return mean for Anton and Deb? Will Anton find out Dexter's (Michael C. Hall) secret? Read on.
Anton is back, and we love it! How's everything going on Dexter?
Anton's a great character. I get to be cool and sing and play the guitar and have sex with Jennifer Carpenter (Debra). What the hell? What else can I ask for?
Well put, David. When you joined the series last season, did you ever expect it would have such a huge impact on your career?
I had no idea the fan base was so huge. I thought it had this low-key, dark following—and it does, but it's really a mainstream show. Everywhere I go, it's like,
"Anton, Anton, how's your back?" And I'm like, "It's a TV show."
Speaking of your back, please tell us it's safe and sound this season.
I don't get skinned again.
Phew! So, what exactly is Anton up to this year?
Things get hotter between me and Debra. She moves in, but there's some strain on the relationship. There are some things from the past, her past, that come back. Am I saying too much?
Not even close. We know that Frank Lundy is back now. Is that the "past" you're referring to?
It is Lundy and the self-deprecating psyche of [her entire] family that causes the huge strain. The Morgans have some serious issues. Between that and the former lover, it causes some major drama between Anton and Debra. The major strain is Debra's doing. You're not going to find some other woman with Anton. He really is a regular guy—maybe a little too regular. There are unanswered questions between Debra and Frank and a really strong attraction there. But Anton represents a certain amount of happiness and settlement and ease for Debra, and it's just something the Morgans are not accustomed to.
No! Deb finally seems happy. She's also desperate to find out who Harry cheated on her mother with. Is that also a factor pulling her away from you?
That plays into the season at large, yes, but a bigger problem is Debra's sense of her own self-worth. She doesn't feel like she's worthy of anything good...and Anton is a character that is just taking life as it comes. He is very relaxed, he's a pot-smoking guitarist who'll go around the world six months, come back and play. He can do this until he's 75 and be completely happy, and that's refreshing to Debra. But it's also a reminder that she is immensely uncomfortable with herself. And that psychology really reaches a pitch in the first few episodes. When Lundy returns, it just facilitates that.
Hmmm, not sure we like the sound of that. By the way, is Anton still just a "pot-smoking guitarist"?
We're not going to bring that out too much more, we did enough last season. This season is really about how these two are loved and what comes between them. What really are the dramatics of what happens to this love. I won't say it's completely gone, but...
[Seriously, read on at your own risk
David, you're killing us! Can this love survive? We really aren't ready to lose Anton on our Sunday-night lineup!
Yes, it can. Anton is the best thing that happened to Deb—he's her zen. He's the calm in the storm and Debra needs that, but she has a lot of issues to work out. I think it's going to take her losing Anton to ultimately find out what she has. Does Anton have a place in her heart and a place to really flush out a long-lasting relationship? Yes.
Oh. My. God. This is too much.
There's room for absolute marriage between Anton and Debra. She loves him enough to move in that direction. Does it happen in this season? No. Can it happen? Yes. They are strong enough to survive that. I think it's going to be her choice. Anton is absolutely there, but it's going to be her recognizing she's worthy of that kind of love.
Are we going to see Anton outside of his relationship this season? Any interactions with Dex or the Trinity Killer?
You're not going to see him on the road much. Obviously, whatever happens with Anton and Deb has to facilitate what's going on with Dexter. This is Dexter's show. I don't have much to do with John (Lithgow) or Dexter this season. I think that's forthcoming. Maybe down the pipeline Anton, much like Frank Lundy, kind of comes back and facilitates this story of Dexter. Last season, he really did get involved with his storyline, because he was abducted by the Skinner.
We see you have some movies coming up, too. Tell us a little about them.
Mother and Child is a great piece, amazing cast. I'm playing Kerry Washington's husband—give me a break! And Nailed is a political satire. I'm kind of playing Jake Gyllenhaal's nemesis. It's another fun, fun role.
Now to ask you a completely obvious question, are you happy being a part of such an incredible show like Dexter?
Being able to have writers respect your character and talent, to have something new to do every week, is a great privilege. Dexter is a very well-oiled machine, it's just a great show and great to be part of. They really flushed my character out, which a lot of people playing guest stars don't get. There's good, big, meaty, chunky scenes of dialogue between me and Debra, and I can't ask for anything more than that. That's a day's work for me.
Dexter airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
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The show currently known as "Jon & Kate Plus Eight" will continue to air on TLC -- just minus the "Jon &" part.
The cable channel announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) that the show will "adapt to the changing Gosselin family" by taking a new title. Husband Jon Gosselin is gone, and the show will now be called just "Kate Plus Eight." The retitled series will debut in November.
"Given the recent changes in the family dynamics, it only makes sense for us to refresh and recalibrate the program to keep pace with the family," TLC president and general manager Eileen O'Neill says. "The family has evolved, and we are attempting to evolve with it; we feel that Kate's journey really resonates with our viewers.
"O'Neill also says TLC is developing another Kate Gosselin project for a 2010 premiere. Jon Gosselin will still make occasional appearances on "Kate Plus Eight," "but on a less regular basis," the network says. It still has an exclusive deal with Jon.
Jon and Kate Gosselin announced in June that they were divorcing after several months of speculation about trouble in their marriage. The episode in which they announced their split set ratings records for TLC with more than 10 million viewers; since then, however, ratings have plummeted to below 2 million for the most recent episode.
"Kate Plus Eight" starts November 2nd
Monday, September 28, 2009
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All in the Family - Fan Favorites
Ax Men - Season 2
Barney Miller - Fan Favorites
Bewitched - Fan Favorites
CSI: NY - Season 5
Cagney & Lacey - The Menopause Years and The Return
Cobra - Complete Series
Criss Angel Mindfreak - The Most Dangerous Escapes
Day Break - Complete Series
Diff'rent Strokes - Fan Favorites
Everybody Loves Raymond - Complete Series
Good Times - Fan Favorites
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - Origins and Complete Series
How I Met Your Mother - Season 4
I Dream of Jeannie - Fan Favorites
The Jeffersons - Fan Favorites
The Jeff Foxworthy Show - Fan Favorites
The King of Queens - Fan Favorites
Kings - Complete Series
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp - Season 2
Life on Mars - Complete Series
Married with Children - Fan Favorites
MonsterQuest - Movie Monsters
NewsRadio - Fan Favorites
Paranormal State - Demon Investigations and Complete Series
The Patty Duke Show - Season 1
The Real Ghostbusters - Complete Series
Sanford and Son - Fan Favorites
Sense and Sensibility - Miniseries
Shelley Duvall's Bedtimes Stories - Patrick's Dinosaurs
Superman: The Animated Series - Public Enemies
Ultraman - Complete Series
Warriors - Season 1
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Actor Omar Miller ("Transformers") has joined the cast of CSI: MIAMI as a series regular and will first be seen Monday, Oct. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Miller portrays Walter Simmons, a Louisiana native and art theft specialist who transfers over from the night shift to join Horatio's team.
Miller's film credits include "Shall We Dance," "8 Mile," "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," "Lucky You," "Things We Lost in the Fire," "Transformers," "The Express," "Miracle at St. Anna," and the upcoming "Blood Done Sign My Name" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." On television, Miller's credits include "Undefeated," as well as guest-starring roles on "The West Wing," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Eleventh Hour."
In the above pic you can see a billboard for Oceanic Air. If you look closely (bigger version here) you can see that it says "Perfect Safety Record." So that means that the bomb worked and the crash of Oceanic 815 never happened? Or does it mean something else?
The pilot was also supposed to air at the Paleyfest a few weeks ago but CBS instead gave them an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.
Many shows have aired episodes out of order before, but it's not always a good sign. Then again, networks need a hit quickly these days.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
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The third season follows Moody as he navigates his way through the student body of a local college as an English professor, his relationship with his growing teenage daughter Becca and the rest of his other relationships -- or at least the ones that alcohol hasn't erased from his memory.
The season opens with Hank, played by David Duchovny, stuck on making a buck by selling his new novel, through his newly rehired agent Charlie, played by Evan Handler. Charlie has found new employment as a commission-only manager after being fired from his old firm for being too firm on himself on the job. If you don't know what I mean, go watch the second season. Please don't make me explain it.
Hank is offered/forced into a job at the local big U as a professor to aspiring writers with a penchant for bad vampire fiction and others who are just looking to knock out another elective. It's an English course, so naturally, Hank could fall asleep on the job and still draw a decent paycheck. Luckily, there are many young and nubile youngin's to keep him and other various parts thereof up in between classes.
Charlie is also finding himself in between a rock and a (ahem) hard place. He's divorcing his guttermouth wife Marcy, played by Pamela Adlon, whom he may or may not still have feelings for. He's also working under perpetually horny super-agent Sue Collini, played by Kathleen Turner, who doesn't take no for an answer when she's behind, under or on top of her desk.
The most interesting relationship by far is the one Hank has with his now-teenage daughter Becca, played by Madeleine Martin, who is under his care after her mother heads for New York. She's starting to get into all those crazy habits that teenagers find themselves in, like sex, drugs and booze, so Hank has to keep her on the straight and narrow without having to give up sex, drugs and booze.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
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I am very upset to report that USA has confirmed Vincent D'Onofrio's departure from "Law & Order: CI."
Series creator Dick Wolf says D'Onofrio will appear in a two-part story to kick off the show's ninth season in which D'Onofrio's Detective Robert Goren will hand the reins of the Major Case Squad to Detective Zack Nichols (Jeff Goldblum).
"After eight seasons, and with the addition of Jeff Goldblum, now is the perfect time for me to explore other acting opportunities, and I leave the show knowing it is in great hands with Jeff," D'Onofrio says in a statement. He also leaves the door open for Goren to make a return appearance.
"For all my loyal 'CI' fans, I wouldn't be surprised if Goren pops up from time to time," he says.
Mr. D'Onofrio I am one of your loyal fans and this announcement is very upsetting for me to report. Your contribution to "Criminal Intent" as Detective Goren has been nothing short of a outstanding and I will miss you tremendously.
I thought having you appear in only half of the episodes was upsetting, but to now find out you will only appear in the first 2 hrs is just heartbreaking. You are the reason I watch "Criminal Intent". Not to take anything away from the other talented actors, but you were the reason I tuned in every week.
I will continue to follow your career and look forward to your next move.
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After three seasons of supporting the successful family comedy, TBS has decided to pass on ordering a fourth round of Bill Engvall Showepisodes.
The sitcom debuted in July of 2007. The premiere attracted 3.85 million viewers, making it the third most-watched sitcom telecast in ad-supported cable history. According to TBS, the 10 episode season was regular cable’s highest-rated sitcom for adults 25-54. A second season was ordered in September 2007.
Season two kicked off in June of 2008 and the 10 episodes averaged 2.3 million viewers. TBS renewed Engvall for a third season in September 2008 and Michael Wright, a senior VP for TBS, said, “Their dedication to continually growing the show is evident in the work, and we look forward to a new season of even funnier episodes.”
Season three launched this past July 18th and concluded on September 5th. TBS moved the show to Saturdays and wasn’t crowing about the sitcom’s ratings this time around. They’ve now decided to cancel the program, siting a decline in ratings as the reason.
In an email, a TBS representative told AccessAtlanta, “TBS has cancelled The Bill Engvall Show after three seasons. We had a great experience working with Bill and the cast. Bill is a terrific comic, and we have tremendous respect for him. While the show didn’t attract the audience we need to renew it for another season, we’re proud of the work of everyone involved.”
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It's Showtime for Bon Jovi: The cable network will air the band's first-ever documentary, When We Were Beautiful, on Oct. 24.
Shot during Bon Jovi's 2008 Lost Highway World Tour, the documentary will offer a glimpse into the lives of the rock icons with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. The project was directed by filmmaker and photographer Phil Griffin, and produced by @radical.media.
A companion book also titled When We Were Beautiful will be released by Harper Collins on Oct. 27, two weeks before the band's new album, The Circle, hits shelves. When We Were Beautiful airs Oct. 24 at 9/8c.
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It's official: The Beautiful Life: TBL is dead, a rep for the show tells TVGuide.com.
After airing only two episodes, TBL becomes the first casualty of the fall TV season. The show has been immediately pulled from the schedule, and production on the seventh episode was shut down on Friday.
TBL only grabbed 1.1 million viewers for its second episode. Prior to the premiere, the Ashton Kutcher-produced drama got some unexpected publicity via show star Mischa Barton's medical issues. Around that time, production was halted for a week, purportedly to complete the construction of sets.
The CW has announced that encores of the new Melrose Place will air in Life's vacant timeslot.
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A&E Network has canceled "The Cleaner.
"The cable network has opted not to renew the drama series toplined by Benjamin Bratt for a third season.The show's 13-episode second season concluded earlier this month.
"The Cleaner," starring Bratt as a real-life extreme interventionist, marked A&E's first scripted series in more than six years when it debuted in July 2008.
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When Dexter returns on Sunday, Sept. 27 (9/8c, Showtime), Dexter (Michael C. Hall) is a married man, living in suburbia, with three children. Wait, does that sound like the serial killer we've come to know and love? That's exactly the challenge this season: Can he juggle his favorite pastime and his new responsibilities? To answer that and other burning questions for the fourth season of Dexter, the stars of Showtime's killer series discuss what's to come.
DEXTER (Michael C. Hall)
"We open the first episode in suburbia, with an exclamation point," executive producer Clyde Phillips tells TVGuide.com. "Dexter's worlds collide. I can tell you that's a challenge. Who's more secretive than a serial killer? Now here's a man who is married, three children, a home in suburbia with neighbors all over him, somebody at the station who suspects that all is not right with him. He still has to answer the impulses of the dark passenger that he carries. It is an enormous challenge for him."
Dexter finds an additional challenge with the Trinity Killer, who is definitely not new to the art of murder. "We are so lucky to have John Lithgow, who plays a serial killer, but somebody who has been at it 30 years longer than Dexter," says Phillips. Facing off with the Trinity killer "is a challenge and a learning experience. Dexter has a lot to learn -- well, Dexter thinks he has a lot to learn."
RITA (Julie Benz)
How does his new bride handle his disappearing acts? "In any relationship you start questioning if someone's disappearing," says Benz. "In the beginning of the season, Rita feels very secure in her relationship with Dexter." Note that she emphasizes in the beginning of the season.
"Dexter is starting to realize that there are a lot of people in his life that he could hurt if his secret is revealed and there's a lot of this creeping-in effect of maybe his loved ones getting closer and closer. If it's ever revealed, we're all going to be devastated," Benz adds.
DEBRA (Jennifer Carpenter)
Last season, Debra was digging into her father's past, but if she goes any further down the rabbit hole, she'll certainly discover much more about Dexter. "I think what makes Deb the happiest is when her work is going well and she is really expanding and out of the shadow of her father's legendary career, making her work and her life her own," Carpenter tells TVGuide.com. "There's a certain reward that comes with that kind of risk."
Debra's ex, Lundy (Keith Carradine), also returns this season, but Deb already has a new boyfriend. "I don't think the relationship with Lundy ever went away, but the relationship with Anton was certainly comfortable and they both shared a tragedy, so there was a commonality there," she says. "Love always wins. Where's the love? You'll see it in episodes 2, 3 and 4. It goes on and on."
DET. QUINN (Desmond Harrington)
There's also love in the air for another detective at Miami P.D. "I do have a love interest this year, but not Debra," Harrington tells us. "Her name is Christine, played by Courtney Ford. She's a reporter, so there are all the things that are difficult about that. I think we're both kind of using each other for our own ends, and pretty simply, sexually." Harrington adds that we'll learn more about Quinn this season: "Some of it's good and some of it's bad."
WHAT'S TO COME
Instead of waiting until the season finale for a cliff-hanger, the producers are shaking up the show several times this season. In particular, the fourth episode will chill fans to the bone. "We thought of something that would be great for the end of the year and we thought 'screw it, we'll do it now.' Everybody will be talking about it the next day," says Phillips.
"Pretty much every episode has some sort of cliff-hanger that's gripping and you're like, oh f---," adds Benz
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"Trauma" premieres Monday, September 28th
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Have plans on Sunday? Cancel them! Starting at 10AM ET on Sun., Sep. 27, AMC will be re-airing all six of Mad Men's Season 3 episodes to date. (We're just about at the half-way point of the season.)
That means if you haven't already seen them -- or need to refresh your memory about certain details (just what was Don doodling during the meeting in this most recent episode?) -- Sunday's the day to do it.
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Amaury Nolasco has exited Southland after filming three episodes and will be replaced by Clifton Collins, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Nolasco (Prison Break) signed on to the gritty cop drama as a regular last month to play the aggressive new partner of Regina King's Det. Lydia Adams. No reason has been given for his departure.Fall TV: Check out our premiere calendar
Collins (Star Trek) will play a new character named Ray Suarez, who is still being fleshed out.See which shows are up against Southland
The casting swap follows news of NBC's one-month postponement of Southland's second-season premiere until Oct. 23.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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The new kids of Melrose Place had better watch their backs, because the original bitch is back.
Heather Locklear will reprise her role as the conniving Amanda Woodward, making her debut performance on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
"Heather's involvement in the show is something we've been working on for some time, as we couldn't imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character's inclusion," executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer said in a statement.
Locklear, 47, joined the original Melrose Place towards the end of the first season and stayed on throughout the series' seven-year run.
Other original cast mates signed on for the CW remake include Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset and Daphne Zuniga.
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Betty White will appear as herself on an upcoming episode of the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock, TVGuide.com has confirmed. The Golden Girl is shooting her spot this week.
Fey's 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin added that it was literally the luck of the draw for White, 87. "We all put names in a hat, and we took a vote, if you could have one guest star for the whole season, who would it be?" White was the winner.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Call me crazy, but I am sure that will not stop Patrick Jane.
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Glee has received the first full season pickup for the season. Fox announced Monday.
Based off the strong ratings of the first three episodes, the network is adding nine episodes to the 13 that the cast has already finished shooting.
"It's fantastic to be the first show picked up and that this underdog series, like its characters, will get the chance to keep singing," said executive producer Ryan Murphy in a statement. "There are so many more stories to tell. We're grateful for the incredible passion shown by everyone involved — the unbelievable fans, the cast, crew, our partners at the network and studio and even music artists and labels."
If you haven't caught an episode, you should really reconsider. "Glee" is a fun show full of music, dancing, drama , and laughter.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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A piece of television history comes to an end today when Guiding Light airs its last episode. After 72 years, TV’s longest-running drama succumbed to declining ratings but it hasn’t dimmed the ardor of longtime fans who hoped that another network would air the show and who devoted pages to eulogizing the show in the countdown to the final episode. And they are not alone in their love. The show’s stars have been making their own peace with the end of GL. Here Kim Zimmer, Beth Chamberlain, and Grant Aleksander share some their favorite memories.
“It wasn’t just a scene, it was the whole arc of the Josh and Reva first wedding. It was shot on location and the whole cast spent 3 glorious days together gathered for the events leading up to and including the ceremony. It really felt as if we were all family. Not just the cast but the crew as well. It was a beautiful bonding time for all of us.”
“The second one was a very long monologue I had in a scene with Chris Bernau. [My character] Reva had just been humiliated at a Country Club party and left in a heap by the Lewis men. And Alan Spaulding (town bad guy) picked Reva up and took her back home where Reva exposed her vulnerability by telling Alan about a time in her youth when she was so hungry as a child that she ate garbage. It was a tough scene for me because of the massive amount of dialogue and it was also the first time that Reva was weak on the show.”
“The two scenes I remember the most are both scenes that mark the end of something, one personal and the other professional. The first is a nothing scene I had in the Towers restaurant set with Brittany Snow and Anthony Addabbo. The scene was basically about my character’s ongoing attempt to get Brittany’s character to accept me as stepmother. Brittany was crying that day and was having a hard time because she had gone to the hair room for a trim and the hairdresser had cut off 4 inches of her gorgeous hair. I remember feeling so bad for her. But, it wasn’t what happened on the set that made that scene significant; it was that an hour or so later Paul Rauch, the executive producer came to get me and bring me to his office. I didn’t know it but my husband and brother-in-law were there waiting to tell me my father had died suddenly of a massive heart attack. I later realized that as I was on the set in New York, my father was dying in my mother’s arms in Vermont. I didn’t know it but my life was changing forever at that moment and in that space.The other scene is a scene I had with the character of Phillip played by Grant Aleksander. The scene takes place following his father’s funeral. Beth (my character) is giving Phillip a journal and telling him to write down everything that happened, everything he is feeling. That is the final scene I shot on Guiding Light. It is not the last scene of mine that aired, but it is the last scene I shot. I remember just saying to myself, “Be present.” I knew my life was changing at this moment too. Not in the same devastating way as my father’s death, but in a significant way. I knew in a very real way life for me would never be quite the same. My Guiding Light family would exist no more.I think that is what is significant about the show, that so many people working for and watching this show for it’s 70+ years have experienced life’s passages with it. Scenes and story lines have connected with the events of our lives marking births and deaths, marriages and divorces, beginnings and endings.”
“I will never forget my first scene in 1982 where I entered the Spaulding Mansion to find it deserted. It was the beginning of a 27-year relationship with Guiding Light that has given me some of the best times of my life. And I’ll never forget the last scene I taped on Aug. 11th with Beth Chamberlin in the Spaulding dining room because it was the last.”
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Three-time Daytime Emmy winner Sarah Brown, who rejoined "General Hospital" as Claudia Zacchara, a different character in January, will be leaving the show in October
The actress relayed the news to her fans via Twitter, saying, "It's been nice being back at GH, but it's time for the character to come to an end, at least for me."
ABC has confirmed her exit from the soap.
I am personally a big fan of Sarah Brown and her stint as the original Carly. What she brought to that character and the chemistry between her and Steve Burton(Jason) was at the time and for the most part the best daytime television had to offer. I honestly still watch their scenes on YouTube.
Now, when I first heard that Sarah Brown was returning to "General Hospital" I didn't know
how to react because I have really enjoyed Laura Wright as the 4th and in my opinion the best actress to play the very popular character Carly. But then it was reported that she would not be playing the role of Carly, but that of Claudia Zacchara. To be very honest I never and I mean never really cared for that character and/or Sarah Brown in the role.
I will not miss Claudia at all, but I am sad to see Sarah Brown leave. Maybe she will return to prime time TV. I thought that she had made a great transition out of the soap world and I was a little surprise to see her return to "General Hospital".
Good Luck Sarah, and I hope to see you very soon in Primetime.
I only say Primetime because "General Hospital" is where I draw the line when it comes to watching soap operas. I can pretty much promise you once Steve Burton says Goodbye to the soap world I will follow.
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Oscar-winning actress Sissy Spacek is joining HBO's "Big Love." She'll play a powerful Washington D.C. lobbyist in a multi-episode arc starting in the third episode of next season according to the L.A. Times. .
Law & Order: SVU's season premiere airs this Wed. 9/8c
Thursday, September 17, 2009
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She's humbled superstars on television, told millions what to read and taken over a major city. Now Oprah Winfrey is headed back into the movie biz.
Winfrey, who co-starred in "The Color Purple," will produce an adaptation of "Netherland," according to Variety. Focus Features will team Winfrey's Harpo Productions to create a film version of Joseph O'Neill's 2008 novel.
"Netherland" follows Hans van den Broek, whose marriage falls apart after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Hans struggles to reconnect with his wife and child, who have returned home to London, while striking up a friendship with modern-day gangster (and budding cricket entrepreneur) Chuck Ramkissoon.
"Atonement's" Christopher Hampton will write the screenplay. There's no word yet on casting or who will direct.
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Denise in Milton, Wisc.: There has been a lot of panic among Supernatural fans over the upcoming episode four, the episode in which Dean goes into the future. The panic is over there not being very much of Sam in this episode. Have you heard how much of a role Sam will play in this episode? Will Sam have adequate screentime, or does he just do a cameo? Any info would be greatly appreciated by the panicking fandom. Thank you.
Sources tell us that Sam does have fairly limited screentime in episode four, "The End," airing Oct. 1, but he's not just being excluded because Dean's cooler or something. It's to a purpose. Specifically, sources say that Sam makes an appearance about 10 minutes before the end of the episode, and that his absence from the rest of the hour will "make sense when you see it." So don't call it a cameo, and more importantly, don't panic! Trust the writers—they have a plan.
Here's the official episode description: "Sam (Jared Padalecki) tells Dean (Jensen Ackles) he wants to rejoin Dean in the battle of the Apocalypse, but Dean tells Sam that they are better off apart. Later, Dean awakens five years in the future in an abandoned city and is attacked by humans who have been infected with a demonic virus that turns humans into zombies. Zachariah (guest star Kurt Fuller) appears to Dean and explains that this is the world that exists as a result of Dean saying no to helping the angels fight Lucifer. Dean meets up with Future Dean, who tells him that the virus is the Devil's endgame for destroying mankind. Misha Collins also stars.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
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In what would be a boon to Sookie-Eric fans, True Blood boss Alan Ball isn’t ruling out incorporating a major (and controversial) plot point from the books that, up to now, has only been hinted at in the series (spoiler alert): That Bill came to Bon Temps and seduced Sookie with the ulterior motive of getting her to work for Queen Sophie-Anne.
“It’s certainly something that I found really compelling in the books,” says Ball of Bill’s deep dark secret. “I was like, ‘Wow.’ But I can’t really tell you what I’m going to do story-wise. So much of the appeal of the show depends on the element of surprise.”
Bill-Sookie shippers are no doubt hoping Ball opts not to go there. In addition to driving a stake through the heart of their favorite couple, it could push Sookie into the arms of Eric.
“I try to stay out of how the fans are responding to the show,” says Ball. “I have to tell the story that I think is the most interesting story. Certainly, the main ingredient in drama is conflict and revelations. For every person who loves Bill and wants him and Sookie to just be in love always, there’s another person who’s like, ‘I’m sick of Bill. He’s such a wuss. I like Eric. He’s dangerous.’ Especially when you’re working on a show like this with the kind of palette and the colors you use; you want it to be continually surprising and shocking. Not for the sake of being shocking, but that’s part of the fun.”
Check out never-before-seen footage of Weekend Update bloopers from dress rehearsal.
SNL Kicks Off 35th Season With Live Shows on Four
UPCOMING SHOWS: October 3 - Ryan Reynolds/ Lady Gaga; October 10 - Drew Barrymore/ Regina Spektor; October 17 Gerard Butler/ Shakira
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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The sun-loving girls of Southern California are back and on the prowl for steamy suburban drama, all against the dramatic backdrop of changing economic times in the wealthy enclave of Orange County, on the fifth season premiere of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County," Thursday, November 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Tamra Barney, Lynne Curtin, Vicki Gunvalson and Gretchen Rossi welcome a beautiful new face to the group Alexis Bellino, a 32-year-old stay-at-home mom with a body that defies all logic that she is indeed a mother of three small children. But, changes are in store for the girls this season as they must say farewell to longtime housewife Jeana Keough.
In this fifth season of the original series behind the hit "Real Housewives" franchise, the gates have finally swung open and shocking truths are revealed. The series takes an important turn with shifting relationships and the tough economy hitting the ladies and their families hard. The ladies prove their tenacity as they continue to live life unabashedly large and on their own terms as Vicki takes her family on a trip to Italy, and the girls visit San Francisco and Ft. Lauderdale for lavish getaways. The ladies show no signs of slowing down, and shopping, dining, drinking, dancing, plastic surgery and working out continue to remain at the top of their list of priorities.
For a sneak peek at "The Real Housewives of Orange County's" fifth season, go to: http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-orange-county/videos/this-season-in-the-oc.
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This season’s Big Brother was full of lots of drama- just the way we like it! The three contestants left to duke it out for the finale were Jordan Lloyd, Kevin Campbell and Natalie Martinez. Jordan and Kevin faced off in the final head of household competition. Surprisingly, Jordan won the competition and voted Kevin out, leaving her and Natalie as the final two.
The fate of Jordan and Natalie rested with the jury members comprising of Jessie, Lydia, Russell, Jeff, Michelle, Kevin and the viewers. The jury members asked a bunch of question that enabled them to make a decision.
The jury members voted and Jordan received the most votes from the show’s seven-member jury, which included viewer votes as the possibly tie-breaking seventh pick for the first time.
Jordan was served the $500,000 grand prize on “Big Brother 11.” The goofy 22-year-old waitress from Matthews, N.C., defeated Natalie, the conniving 24-year-old recent college graduate from Gilbert, Ariz., by 5 to 2 votes. Jeff Schroeder was chosen as the viewer’s favorite houseguest winning $25,000.
NataLIE has primarily spent the season deceiving other house guest. Her biggest lie was fooling most of the house guests into believing she was an 18-year-old recent high school grad.
The two-hour finale also featured the reunion of the 13-member cast — except for Chima Simone, the 33-year-old freelance journalist who was expelled after tossing a microphone into a whirlpool spa.
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Betty White has been acting for more than 50 years and will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. White, 87 will be presented with this well deserved honor on the Saturday, Jan. 23 on TNT and TBS at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Now I may be a little bias when it comes to Betty White considering I have pretty much watched everything she has appeared in from movies to television. I beleive that along with Bea Arthur she is one of entertainments all time great television comedic actresses.
The iconic characters she has played from Sue Ann Nivens(The Mary Tyler Moore) to Rose Nylund (The Golden Girls) have brought such happiness and joy to so many lives.
As you probably can tell from this blog I watch a lot of television and I consider "The Golden Girl" to best comedy series of all time and a lot of that admiration is due in part to Betty White's performance.
On the big screen, she recently co-starred in "The Proposal"and can be heard as one of the voices in "Ponya". She's currently filming the Disney comedy "You Again" opposite Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Kristin Chenowith.
I congratulate you Betty White on this honor from SAG and Thank You for bringing so much laughter and joy to my life.
Monday, September 14, 2009
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The season finale of NBC's hit summer series "America's Got Talent" Wednesday, September 16 (8-10 p.m. ET) will feature special performances from Latin pop star Shakira, British singing sensation Leona Lewis, country music superstars Rascal Flatts, the world-renowned Cirque du Soleil and many more special guests to be announced.
Previously announced finale performer, Susan Boyle will debut her new song "Wild Horses." At the conclusion of the finale, the winning act to take home the million-dollar prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas will be announced.
Shakira will perform the world premiere of her mega-hit single, "She Wolf" from her forthcoming album of the same name, Leona Lewis will world premiere her song "Happy," Rascal Flatts will be singing their latest hit "Summer Nights" and Cirque du Soleil will present a sneak peek performance from their brand new theatrical production "Banana Shpeel."
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After taking on the economic crisis, pirates and Kanye West, the foul-mouthed fourth-graders of "South Park" are back!
Continuing its 13th season, "South Park," winner of the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award, returns with seven all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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I just finished watching the season premiere of "Supernatural" and it was awesome. The episode pretty much picked up where last season left off. I swear this show gets better every year and that is saying a lot when I already think that it is pretty awesome. At first I wasn't quite sure about how this Angels versus Satan /Dean versus Sam storyline would play out, but I must admit I have been on pins and needles waiting for new episodes and replaying old ones.
Tonight's episode "Sympathy for the Devil" really pulled at my heart. I think Jared Padalecki gave one of his best performances ever . The hurt, regret, and sorrow Sam is feeling for bringing forth Lucifer is heart wrenching. Throughout the episode all I wanted to do was hug him and say everything will be alright.
Jensen Ackles also delivered a noteworthy performance as Dean the brother who still loves and is willing to protect his brother from anything and anyone,while at same time no longer trusting him.
I can not wait to see how the two brothers will work together this season to stop Lucifer with so much hurt,distrust, anger, and love between them. "Supernatural" creator Erik Kripke has stated that "the brothers will be on the same side this year". Kripke also went on to say "I’m looking at this season as the last chapter in this particular story".
I don't have a lot to sat about Lucifer right now, but Mark Pellegrino is a great actor and I look forward to seeing him play out this role of a regular man about to be possessed by the devil
Did I mention that Bobby was possessed by a Demon to kill Dean , but broke free from the possession and stabbed himself?
If tonight's episode is any indication of the remainder of the season I am in for a great ride with the Winchester brothers
Friday, September 11, 2009
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ABC Family confirms to us exclusively that the network has picked up the back 10 episodes of 10 Things I Hate About You's first season! According to show runner Carter Covington, those episodes are likely to premiere beginning in January 2010.
10 Things, based on the 1999 movie of the same name and on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, follows the Stratford sisters (Lindsey Shaw and Meaghan Martin) as they navigate high school and young romance. Gregory Peck's grandson Ethan Peck plays Kat's love interest, sexy motorcycle-riding loner Patrick Verona.
But what's to come in those 10 eps? Here's what we're hearing...
10 Things is the most socially conscious of ABC Family's stable of critical and commercial hits—which now includes Greek, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Make It or Break It—but Covington says the second half of 10 Things' first season is going to get even more sophisticated as the rivalry between Bianca and best frenemy Chastity (Dana Davis) turns openly political.
As for you fans of Kat's "friend with the disturbingly deep voice who looks much older than 17," show runner Covington says we'll get an "unexpected history of Patrick Verona" in the episodes to come.
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My Boys will return for a fourth season, sources confirm to TVGuide.com exclusively.P.J., Bobby and the gang head back into production on the TBS series in January 2010; Season 4 is scheduled to air next summer.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
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SOAPnet's critically acclaimed series "Being Erica," which brought over half-a-million new viewers to SOAPnet its first season, returns for a second season on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. A total of 12 one-hour scripted episodes will air on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the first season, the series followed the life of funny, endearing, candid and sexy 32-year-old Erica Strange, a woman who has been given a wonderful gift. Every episode, Erica goes back to relive a regret from her past, in order to come back and make a positive change in her present.
Viewers will also have an opportunity to watch the first season of "Being Erica" on SOAPnet on Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT starting October 17 and October 18.
In Season Two, Erica is worldlier, more accountable, and more experienced in the ways of time travel and therapy. As she continues to move forward in her journey, she will come to understand that changing her life isn't a quick fix. It involves facing an ever-expanding series of challenges.
Underscoring this season's theme of "second chances" is last season's heaviest contestant and fan favorite Daniel Wright, returning for a second chance to finish the weight loss journey he started in season seven, going from 454 to 312 lbs. Also getting a second chance will be the show's new heaviest contestant ever, a female social worker (Shay Sorrells) who spent much of her childhood in foster care and now weighs 476 lbs. Other contestants include a youth pastor (Sean Algaier) hoping to help himself so he can better help others, a college student (Amanda Arlauskas) who missed the prom she had dreamed of attending because she was so unhappy with her weight, and a remarkable teacher (Abby Rike) who lost her family in a tragic accident and wants to restart her life.
The new season begins with the contestants on a bus, heading to the ranch until they make an unexpected stop at the beach. Host Alison Sweeney is waiting for them with the news that before going to the ranch, they have to complete their first challenge on the show running the last mile of the marathon that the four finalists ran at the end of the previous season. The winner will get not only immunity at this week's weigh-in, but will also get the chance to pick who their teammate will be for their weight loss journey.
One contestant has a health scare during the challenge, which proves to be a sobering wake-up call for all the players who are reminded of just how unhealthy they really are.
After the challenge is over and they finally arrive at the ranch, the contestants get to know each other and share their own very personal stories of why they wanted to come to the ranch. Then they are off to meet trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, who will join forces and start the season training all of the contestants together.
Later, the players head to the California Health and Longevity Institute, where they meet with Dr. Huizenga to better understand all the medical conditions they're facing because of their extra weight. Then an emotional weigh-in is followed by an elimination, sending home the first player of the season.
On Wednesday, September 16, shortly after the season eight premiere of "The Biggest Loser," season five winner and first female Biggest Loser Ali Vincent is scheduled to return to QVC for "'The Biggest Loser' Healthy Lifestyle" shows at midnight, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (ET), where she will unveil the latest additions to "The Biggest Loser" product line. Vincent, who lost 112 pounds during the show, has continued to inspire others by keeping the weight off a full year later with the help of "The Biggest Loser's" wide array of products.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
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FOX has a released a statement that Ellen Degeneres will be the new fourth judge on this season of "American Idol". I am very excited to hear this news with me being a fan of Ellen and American Idol. I think this will add a little more sane commentary and humor to the show and not the constant pathetic ramblings of Paula Abdul that garnered laughter.
For the people out there who do not watch "The Ellen Show" she has in pass always had on the weekly eliminated talent from "American Idol" and always expressed her opinion very honestly regarding their elimination. I am very interested to see the chemistry between Simon, Randy, and Carla. I know that her and Ryan Seacrest are personal friends so that chemistry should easily come through to the American audience.
DeGeneres stated that "I'm thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol," the Daytime Emmy-winning talk show host said in a statement.
"I've watched since the beginning, and I've always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I'll save from not having to text in my vote."
Ellen will join the other judges once the audition rounds have over.
Great news for us Ellen fans
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Susan Boyle, champion of dowdy songstresses everywhere, is headed to our shores to perform on the Sept. 16 finale of America’s Got Talent, according to our good buddies over at People.
Boyle — who didn’t win Britain’s Got Talent but did win the hearts of millions thanks to her stunning debunkment of the popular notion that only pretty people can do things well — will take a break from finishing her debut album (due Nov. 24 and already cleaning up in Amazon pre-orders) to pop over here and show us how it’s done.
No word on what she’ll be singing, but the smart money’s on, oh, I don’t know, “I Dreamed A Dream”? People also reports she’s covered Madonna’s “You’ll See” for her record — perhaps we’ll hear that instead?
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As we near the finale for "Big Brother " season 11 CBS announced today that it has ordered another edition of the hit reality series for broadcast in the summer 2010. The three-times-a-week series has once again turned into a summer sensation, growing its audience both on-air and online for the CBS Television Network and CBS Interactive platforms.
Although I have had some serious issues with the current installment this is great news for us "Big Brother" fans.
Now don't get me wrong my issues with Big Brother 11 has nothing to do with production, it has more to do with the casting of the Houseguests this season. I have never seen such annoying people in my life. I know I maybe way to invested in a reality show, but for the final three remaining houseguest to be the biggest floaters in Big Brother history really upsets me.
I know what you are thinking, Miss TV Girl really needs to get a life , and this may be true, but after a season like Big Brother 10 and the phenomenal way that more than half of the houseguests played the game this season is insulting.
No one and I mean no one played a good game. The final three are sitting there because of luck and when I say luck I mean Jeff. Jeff decided to pair with Jordan one of the weakest players in the house and if that wasn't a bad move in itself, once he had complete control of the game due to the America's Vote, he decides to leave his final four commitment and pair up with Natalie and Kevin the two people in house who have wanted him gone from day one.
Did I mention that their feelings toward Jeff were never a secret to him? Dumb!!!
I could go on and on about the questionable mental stability of this years houseguest but I wont. What I will say is that I can not wait for another summer of "Big Brother" .
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
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I just watched the seventh season premiere of "The Ellen Show" and couldn't stop smiling. The opening dance number was just a great way of saying "Hello America I am back for a season of fun and surprises".
Please watch Ellen's opening below. I promise it will bring a smile to your face and have you wanting more.
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CBS will start filming the new version of the game show on September 15, and tickets for the show are available at the network's web site. The show, will now be hosted by Wayne Brady but co-produced by former host Monty Hall.
The new "Let's Make a Deal" will take the place of Guiding Light, which ends its 72 year run on September 18.
The new daytime series will premiere Monday, October 5, (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.