Saturday, October 31, 2009


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I am really upset with the rumblings that are going around about "Fringe" possibly being in trouble of getting canceled.  I really enjoy watching this show and I hope FOX gives it the respect that it so deserves because this a great show.

That amazing entrance Olivia made on the second season premiere was enough to get a full season  pickup in my opinion. I understand that "Fringe does not offer up anything new in the way of sci-fi programming, but what makes it different is Olivia, Peter, and Walter.  These three characters and their known and unknown secrets are enough to keep anyone interested and tied to their tv sets waiting for what's going to happen next.

So, right now I will block out all of rumblings of a possible cancellation and sit back and wait for "fringe " to return on November 12


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I just finished watching  this week's episode of "The Vampire Diaries" and this was by far the best episode of the season. There were a lot secrets revealed and a very surprising and unexpected death.

Spoilers: Spoiler Line: Do Not Cross

I continue to love this show and look forward to it every week.  I was really surprised and relieved to have Stefan reveal to Elena that he and Damon are vampires. I was a little disappointed in the flashbacks, I had hoped that more of Stefan and Damon story would have been revealed. I truly hope more flashbacks are to come to help explain how the two became such enemies.  It has to be more to the story than just the two of them being in love with same woman.

The other surprise was the death of Vicki, I know alot of people found her annoying and did not like the way she treated Jeremy, but I was really looking forward to seeing her transformation into a full blown vampire.

My heart completely broke when  Jeremy witnessed Vicki's death and how all his abandonment issues sprung forward when he asked Elena"why does everybody have to leave me", so sad. My heart also ached for her brother Matt, who is in the complete dark about what is happening to his sister.  Watching him search for Vicki, and knowing that she had just been stabbed through heart by Stefan was completely heartbreaking.

I just read an interview with Kevin Williamson(see sidebar for interview) where he revealed the plan was always to kill Vicki, and I completely understand his reasoning , but she will be missed .

I am so excited to learn more about the witch storyline and the secret council.  I have a feeling Damon is going to have a lot of fun with the two.

Do you have any thoughts on this episode?


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FOX has ordered a sixth season of AMERICAN DAD, the animated series featuring security-obsessed CIA agent and devoted family man STAN SMITH (Seth MacFarlane). Recently honored with an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Animated Program, AMERICAN DAD airs Sundays (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Take a look behind-the-scenes of Community with Yvette Nicole Brown. Have a look at the cast's Halloween costumes and see them goofing around on set in this clip. They certainly seem to be enjoying themselves!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


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Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives") has been cast to star in "Fairfield Road," a Hallmark Channel Original Movie about a Boston-based political strategist on a fast-track career whose life takes a dramatic turn when in 24 hours he loses his current job, his future job and discovers his girlfriend, who he thought was soon to be his fianc, had been cheating on him. He arrives understandably depressed at the small, picture postcard town in Cape Cod where he had planned to propose and finds a place that he loves and a girl that he'll soon love even more.
"Fairfield Road" has begun production in Toronto, Canada, and will premiere on Hallmark Channel in 2010.
Noah McManus (Metcalfe) has it all: He's about to start his dream job as a legislative director for a U.S. Senator, and he's about to propose to his devoted girlfriend. But in one day, Noah's entire world changes when his new boss resigns surrounded by controversy and he realizes that he and his girlfriend are not meant to be together.
Devastated and now alone, except for the company of his dog, Arlo, Noah drives to the Cape Cod town where he had intended to propose. There he finds comfort among the town's peaceful setting and appealing local residents. He also finds himself falling for the bookstore owner and becoming involved in the town's heated local election. It's all alluring to Noah. He's finally found a meaningful purpose for his life and someone to share it with. But what will happen when he gets another high-level job offer and his remorseful ex-girlfriend returns, luring him back to his familiar lifestyle?

"Fairfield Road" is being produced by Cypress Point Productions and QVF Productions. Emmy Award-nominee Gerald W. Abrams ("Nuremberg," "Family of Spies") and Susan Murdoch ("The National Tree") are the executive producers; David Till ("Runaway") is the producer. David Weaver ("Charlie and Me") is directing from a script written by Tracy Rosen ("Daniel's Daughter").


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Bravo's highest-rated first season competition series, "Top Chef Masters" is back for season two. Once again the judges' table will be turned, and viewers will see what happens when world-renowned chefs compete against each other in a series of weekly challenges and revert back to basics. Only one chef will make it to the finals to compete for the title of "Top Chef Master" and a prize for the charity of their choice. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo Media.
Food journalist Kelly Choi returns as series' host, alongside renowned restaurant critic Gael Greene, culinary expert James Oseland and food critic Jay Rayner who are all back on the Critic's Table. "Top Chef" series judge Gail Simmons will also serve as a judge this season on "Top Chef Masters."
"In its freshman season, Top Chef Masters resonated with viewers and critics alike, as the best of the best faced each other in fiery competition," said Berwick. "This season we're adding to the pot throwing in more acclaimed chefs - let's see if they can stand the heat."
Each episode of "Top Chef Masters" holds two challenges for the chefs. The first is a quickfire challenge which tests their basic abilities. Each quickfire challenge will be judged by a blind taste test and a five-star system, similar to fine dining reviews.
The second challenge is a more involved elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and invention of the chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic foods or catering for demanding clients. The food will be tasted and evaluated by the judges and a wide range of tasters for whom the challenge is aimed, whether it is patrons at a five-star restaurant or a room full of hungry kids - the food has to appeal to the diner as well as the critics if the chef is to survive.

"Top Chef Masters" wrapped season one as the highest-rated first season competition series ever for Bravo, averaging 2.22 million total viewers and 1.53 million adults 18-49.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


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Your All-Access Hall Pass to Everything "Glee" Arrives Exclusively On DVD December 29

"Glee" Season 1: Road To Sectionals debuts on DVD December 29 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Filled with beloved characters and sensational musical numbers.

Featuring the first 13 episodes, "Glee" Season 1: Road To Sectionals DVD will also include the Director's cut of the pilot episode; exclusive behind-the-scenes featurettes; audition videos from the talented cast and the hit music topping the charts at iTunes.

"Glee" Season 1: Road To Sectionals will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.98 U.S/$49.98 Canada. Prebook date is December 2.

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The CW has picked up The Vampire Diaries for a full season.

The back-nine order for Diaries was not a surprise to anyone considering the great ratings.

The Kevin Williamson-produced thriller scored The CW’s best premiere ratings ever and has been a consistent demo dynamo on Thursday night.


Here is the promo for the new talk show from wanda Sykes that premeires Saturday, November 7.  If this show is anything like her stand-up special currently airing on HBOexpect to laugh your really hard.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


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I have great news "Arrested Development" is coming to IFC -- yes, all three seasons of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning comedy series.

The comedy series will launch on the on Sunday, October 25 at 10pm, and from there will be airing two episodes back-to-back, Sundays at 10pm, and Tuesdays at 9pm.

This was a great comedy that I feel was taken off the air way to soon, but I am glad to hear that it will be back on the air for people who missed it the first time around. 

The timing is also great considering the current buzz about a possibe "Arrested Development" movie.  The whole cast has signed on to appear and for us fans we know how important it is to have every Bluth at the table for when the insanity starts.

I highly recommend this comedy series to anyone that has not had the fortune to watch an episode.  It is truly one of the great comedies, the cast does not miss a beat.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Here are two clips from upcoming episodes of "Glee". I am loving this show

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Friday, October 16, 2009


I really enjoyed the original "V"and I am looking forward to seeing this new version. I can see from the clip some of my favorite tv actors are in the cast, Elizabeth Mitchell(Lost), Scott Wolf(The Nine), and Joel Gretsch(The 4400).

To be very honest the preview clip does'nt look very interesting, but I will be tuning in on Tuesday, November 3 for what I hope to be a very exciting and entertaining premiere.

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In the midst of a giant recession, at least one person's still hiring--Sean "Diddy" Combs. VH1's "I Want to Work for Diddy" is back for its second season, and Diddy is again on the hunt for the one assistant able to meet his super-high standards. A batch of 11 new hopefuls will be granted the opportunity to battle it out for one of entertainment's toughest jobs. "I Want to Work For Diddy 2" premieres Monday, November 2 at 10 PM ET/PT.
After an exhaustive nationwide search, VH1 found 11 determined young men and women with the raw potential to flourish under the wing of one of the world's most demanding CEOs. Each one-hour episode showcases a range of challenges, many based on the real life experiences of Diddy's previous assistants.
"Last season I was hands off and left it to the judges," says Diddy. "This season I'm taking a foot in ass, all over your brain approach to finding this assistant."
The applicants must do their best to impress not only Diddy but an intimidating panel of judges. Back from Season 1 are: Bad Boy executive Phil Robinson, Diddy's ultimate henchman, and former Diddy assistant Capricorn Clark, now global brand director for Sean "Diddy" Combs.

This season they will be joined by Diddy's mentor, the renowned business entrepreneur Andre Harrell, founder and president of Uptown Records. Throughout the season, Diddy will share his business acumen with viewers by setting up a series of challenges that test the skills of business efficiency and perseverance.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I love this show!!!!

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In her seventh original stand-up special for Bravo, two-time Emmy winning comedienne Kathy Griffin isn't holding back as she fearlessly bashes A-listers and trash talks Hollywood types in "Balls of Steel," premiering Tuesday, November 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo, followed by the second season premiere of "Tabatha's Salon Takeover."
Griffin dishes about her experience at the Teen Choice Awards with her date, Levi Johnston, and her take on recent headlines including Jon and Kate Gosselin, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Griffin also expresses her joyfulness about an interview that couldn't have been more perfect than if she planned it herself: Oprah Winfrey's exclusive two-parter with Whitney Houston.
But what would a Kathy Griffin stand-up act be without a notorious Barbara Walters story? "Barbara Walters does not like me, but like Brokeback Mountain, I cannot quit her," Griffin explains. She then recounts her latest appearance on The View, in which Ms. Walters was absent. "They can run, but they can't hide," says Griffin.

Yes, this time Griffin may have gone too far with her A-List banter and she will need balls of steel in case there are any A-List repercussions.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


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Fox has committed to its “Family Guy” spinoff, “The Cleveland Show,” through at least mid-2011.

The network gave a back nine order to “Cleveland’s” second season, which is currently in production.

Good news for my favorite guy Seth MacFarlane

Monday, October 12, 2009


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I just finished watching the first 3 episodes of “Modern Family” and it was great.  Thank You, ABC and the writers for getting this one so right.

“Modern Family, from creators/executive producers Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan. Told in a mockumentary style this funny series follows the lives of three diverse families living in suburban America

 There is Jay (played wonderfully by Ed O’Neil), an older man who has taken a younger bride Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and become a not so enthusiastic stepfather to her young and intelligent son Manny (Rico Rodriguez)

The traditional nuclear family in this trio is led by Phil(Ty Burrell) who is not the cool father he so believes himself to be, and Claire(Julie Bowen)  his wife  who is just trying to keeping her family, which in includes three kids with vastly different personalities and who challenge her constantly. I think Ty Burrell had the best scenes from all three episodes(the airplane in face, the high school musical dance,BB pellet gun incident), I  could really go on and on.

Finally, there’s gay couple Mitchell (superbly played Jesse Tyler Ferguson) Cameron (Eric Stonesreet) who have just returned from Vietnam with an adopted baby girl Lily. I am so looking forward to seeing these two vastly different men who love each other raise this little girl. Eric Stonestreet is quite the scene stealer (cue the soundtrack to ‘the Lion King”), that was hilarious.

The show has really done everything right; the cast is the real treat, with every actor perfectly cast in their roles.  I really hope that the audience for “Modern Family” continues to grow because I would truly hate to see this one go away.   


Here are the new TV on DVDS in stores this week.
Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes - Spotlight Collection Vol. 7
Curious George - A Very Monkey Christmas
Flashpoint - Season 1
Futurama - The Complete Collection
Girlfriends - Season 7
Holiday TV Comedy Collection
The Hunger - Season 2
Jackass - The Lost Tapes
Land of the Lost - Seasons 1, 2, and 3
Legend of the Seeker - Season 1
Lovejoy - Complete Collection and Season 6
Married ... with Children - Season 11
The Mighty Boosh - Complete Series (Special Edition: Seasons 1-3)
Pat Paulsen's Half A Comedy Hour - Complete Series
Tom & Jerry - Greatest Chases, Vol. 3
Wuthering Heights - Miniseries

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ABC has picked up FlashForward for a full season, the network announced Monday.

The order comes on the heels of pickups for ABC's Cougar Town, Modern Family and The Middle.

The sci-fi series has been a solid performer in the 8 p.m. Thursday slot and is the season's top new drama.
FlashForward is the 4th new series to earn a full-season order  from ABC.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Here is a scene from Mondays episode of Heroes for you! This clip is taken straight from the episode.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Please watch the clip below

Monday, October 5, 2009


Here is a look at this week upcoming episode of "Glee".  I really love this show, it is so much fun.

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Here are the new TV on DVDS in stores this week.

Ally McBeal - Season 1 and Complete Series

Astroboy - Vols 1 and 2
Blood Ties - Season 2
The F Word - Series 3
Get Smart - Season 4
Ghost Hunters - Best Of
The Hills - Season 5, Part 1
The Lola Falana Show - The Lola Falana Show
Man vs. Food - Season 1
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - Season 5
Medium - Season 5
Mister Ed - Season 1
My Pet Monster - Complete Series
The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Complete Series
Nip/Tuck - Season 5, Part 2
Red Dwarf - Back to Earth
Rodney - Season 1
Scare Tactics - Season 3, Part 1
Stargate Atlantis - Complete Series
The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson - The Definitive Collection

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Bravo announced that the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning "Top Chef," the No. 1 rated food show on cable, will be returning for a seventh season.

Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on October 18. Earlier today, Bravo announced the newest addition to the network's successful series in the food genre, "Chef Academy," premiering Monday, November 16 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. .

For additional casting information and to download an application, visit "Top Chef" season seven casting calls are as follows:

Sunday, October 18, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Parlor

Sunday, October 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Club 50 at Viceroy Miami

Monday, October 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wells on Wells

Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Occidental Grill & Seafood at Willard InterContinental Hotel

Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, November 15, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Craft Restaurant


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Showtime has announced that they’re bringing back Californication for a fourth season of 12 episodes.

In the Californication series, David Duchovny stars as Hank Moody, a writer who tries to balance his career, ex-girlfriend, daughter, and a few personal demons. Others in the show include Natascha McElhone, Madeleine Martin, Madeline Zima, Pamela Adlon, and Evan Handler.

Season three kicked off on September 29th and finds Hank forced to start teaching at a Los Angeles university after the failure of his book. The premiere numbers made Showtime very happy with record-breaking viewership for the series, up 57% from the season two debut.

Season three is expected to finish before the end of the year and the next round will begin airing sometime in 2010.


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DJ AM's intervention-reality show, Gone Too Far, will air, MTV announced.

The eight-hour series, in which Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein" tries to help young addicts on the path to sobriety, will premiere Oct. 12 at 10/9c with the support of the late celebrity DJ's family, the network said.

"Recovery can be extremely difficult and requires constant attention," said Sean Clarkin, executive vice president of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. "But it's important to know that it is in fact possible to present examples of people who are recognizing the need for treatment and beginning that journey."

DJ AM, who was sober for more than 10 years before his death, died Aug. 28 at the age of 36 of an accidental overdose of cocaine and prescription drugs.


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Lie to Me's surprise midseason success last year has been attributed to its compelling leading man (Tim Roth) and its unconventional approach to the cop procedural.

So when Shawn Ryan (The Shield, The Unit) was brought in to co-executive-produce the show (with Samuel Baum, the show's creator) this season, he wanted to maintain those two elements.

"There were a lot of things that worked well about the show last year, primarily Tim Roth," Ryan says. "He's one of the premier actors in the world. The show had a lot of strengths. I have just been trying to refine it, add a little adrenaline, add some deeper character work and dig really deep into who these characters really are."

Ryan's higher-octane imprint has already been felt. In the second-season premiere, master lie detector Cal Lightman (Roth) strangled a client (guest star Erika Christensen) to extract information from one of her alternate personalities. Ryan said he loved the way that scene turned out, but promised he wouldn't take away the show's lighter elements.

"I'd say visceral is a good word for it," Ryan says of the choking scene. "But the show is still going to have humor. It's not a dark universe we're trying to portray, but a visceral, real world. That's something that Tim Roth really embraces. There's a real blue-collar, rough-around-the-edges nature to Tim, in real life and in the way he plays Cal Lightman. And we want to expand upon that this year."

Ryan doesn't think getting inside the head of Lightman & Co. will distract fans who want to tune in for their mystery of the week. "I think there's a way to still remain a procedural while still delving into who your characters are," he says. "Certain kinds of stories allow you to open avenues of who those characters are as it relates to the story. We're choosing stories that allow us to reflect and illustrate who these characters really are. It's a very calculated effort that takes a lot of work to pick the right stories.

One of the characters Ryan is most looking forward to exploring is Mekhi Phifer's Agent Ben Reynolds. "What's fun about him is he's not one of the scientist nerds — he's someone who has a different approach and can be a little bit of yin to Lightman's yang," Ryan says. "He's definitely an important character on the show; he's someone we're easing in. His role is going to get bigger and we're going to learn more about him and where he came from."

At the heart of Ryan's character-rich formula is what he calls Lightman's "great family drama," which will be shaken up this season. "It's a very interesting family dynamic between his ex-wife, for whom he still has a lot of affection and that fight-or-f--- relationship. And they've got this very precocious, really adorable teenage daughter who's on the precipice of adulthood. Lightman learns about the kind of activities that she's been participating in, and they're more adult than he thought. It really brings to a head his relationship with her, his relationship with his ex-wife, and how they're parenting her."

Lightman's desire to keep his daughter in his life will have ramifications at the office. Now that he bought out his wife's share of the company in order to keep her from moving away, The Lightman Group finds itself strapped for cash. "It's definitely going to have an effect on the business," Ryan says. "They're going to have to take a couple cases they normally wouldn't, just for the money. Episode 3 starts with a case that Lightman is miserable to be on, one he actually considers is below his status. I think it mirrors a lot of what people are going through. It's a tougher time financially, and we'll see Lightman under that pressure."

Sunday, October 4, 2009


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If you put the return of Ugly Betty in your datebook -- or PDA -- for Friday, October 9, it's time for an update. ABC has moved the season premiere of Ugly Betty to October 16. It'll be a double shot of Betty, two-hours instead of just one. After the premiere, Ugly Betty will fall into its regular slot of Friday at 9 p.m.

Unfortunately, a double dose of Ugly Betty won't be enough to pump up the ratings. ABC isn't doing Betty any favor by plunking it on Friday nights when not only are there less people watching TV. Sure, there are lower expectations, but what does it say about the network's faith in the show? Why not just put it on Saturday when even less viewers tune in? (What happened to programming for Saturday night anyway? Once upon a time, great shows actually thrived on Saturdays!)

The new season of Betty might be the last, and if that's the case, the producers should plan for it. The original Colombian telenovela only ran from 1999-2001, so the American version -- albeit a very different incarnation of Betty -- actually had a conclusion. That Betty had a makeover and married her boss.

There have already been makeover signs for ABC's Ugly Betty, including the removal of her braces, but if she and Daniel were to wind up together, this season will have to deal with that because up till now, they have been good friends and nothing more. Maybe that is the intent, especially since Molly died and Daniel turned to Betty for support in the lst episode.

While that might make a sweet Hollywood ending, I envision the American Betty winding up strong and independent, fully realized and without the need of a man to validate her success.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Here is a funny clip of Seth MacFarlane on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

Why? Just because I love Seth MacFarlane.

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Friday, October 2, 2009


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Lauren Conrad says goodbye to Kitson and hello to Kohl's.

When she first debuted an overpriced fashion line, it fizzled quickly . Now she returns with L.C. by Lauren Conrad, which retails at Kohl's.


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Some good news for us Michael Ealy fans!!

Former "Sleeper Cell" star Michael Ealy will have a recurring part on "FlashForward," according to The Hollywood Reporter. He'll be playing the "nemesis" of FBI Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes), who's investigating why everyone on the planet blacked out for 2 minutes, 17 seconds and the vision of the future he had while he was out.


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How I Met Your Mother may really, truly, finally be revealing Ted's baby mama—and right now, the likely candidate is one of our absolute faves, Miss Rachel Bilson.

A show rep confirms to us that Rachel has been picked for the potentially pivotal part, which ties in perfectly with reports from our best frenemy earlier this week stating the HIMYM 100th-episode celebration is set to be mom-centric. Show runners had been "spending a lot of time trying to cast the female role in Ted's story" for the landmark ep, said Ausiello.

So is Rachel's character the real deal? While it seems likely that the adorable starlet is the mama-related lady in question, Bilson's rep tells us that she's only signed on to appear in the one episode.

So is this just the next Stella (Sarah Chalke) to our Ted or will Bilson pop up again somewhere down the road as—wait for it!—the actual mother? Fingers crossed!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


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The Seinfeld gang returns to television for a show-within-a-show reunion on Curb Your Enthusiasm (Oct. 4 at 9/8c, HBO). I am so excited for this reunion of actors. "Seinfeld" is one of my top favorite sitcoms of all time and I am so ready for the craziness to start.

When Larry David's on-screen wife (Cheryl Hines) leaves him, she notes that she loved him more when he worked on Seinfeld because it kept him busy. In order to win her back, he arranges an entire reunion. Oh, Larry and your hair-brained ideas.

See how the first of the reunion episodes unfold in the clips below. Plus, get a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together.


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In the biggest casting shocker since Elizabeth Taylor appeared on General Hospital as Helena Cassadine, movie star James Franco is joining General Hospital for a couple of months as a mystery man who comes to Port Charles. Although not confirmed by the show, it's likely that Franco will be playing Vlad Cassadine, another member of that evil family that vexes the citizens of Port Chuck. His first airdate is November 20.

Why would Franco, who's busy with movies and has appeared in Spider-Man, The Pineapple Express, Milk and other hits, take a role on a daytime soap? There's no word from the actor yet, but it could be that they threw a lot of money at him. There's also the possibility that he's a soap opera fan and thought it would be a lark. Ummm, I'm thinking it's more likely the former.

ABC daytime, as all of daytime, is struggling to keep the ratings high. Surely a stunt like this will bring in viewers. That's not just on ABC; that's SoapNet, too, where GH is repurposed daily and on the weekends.

If Franco is Vlad Cassadine, he's already causing trouble. The character kidnapped Luke and imprisoned Helena (now played by Constance Towers). The good part will be Franco going toe to toe with Tony Geary.


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You know, a few weeks ago when Sarah Brown blithely tweeted that she was leaving General Hospital, acting all la-di-da about losing a job, it should have been a tip-off that she had something cooking somewhere else. Today we learned what that something else is. Sarah Brown is joining The Bold and the Beautiful on November 6. Talk about a cushy landing! Oh, and her last day on GH is November 5, so there's no time for daytime fans to miss her.

The latter situation is quite unusual for daytime. But ABC agreed to release Brown from her contract early so she could make the swift transition. B&B executive producer Bradley Bell was thrilled and surprised. "I was stunned. It was something really very human and very big of them," he said.

On B&B, Sarah's going to be a good girl, at least initially. She'll be playing Sandy Sommers, a new character on the canvas. Sandy is described as "goodhearted," which is the anti-thesis of her GH viper, Claudia Zacchara. Claudia is a mob princess who has ordered lethal hits on her enemies. It's still to be determined if Claudia will simply be written off with a move away from Port Charles or if GH head writer will have Claudia rubbed out as retribution for her evil doings?

Sandy, on the other hand, is not a murderess... at least not yet. She's going to be a player, though, getting in the middle of happily married Nick and Bridget. She's also going to get involved with Whip, played by Brown's former GH costar Rick Hearst. Sounds like fun!


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J.J. Abrams is returning to the spy world with a pilot deal at NBC.

The "Alias" creator and "Mission: Impossible III" writer-director has sold his latest TV project to the Peacock after it outbid ABC and CBS. The Wrap, which had the news first, says NBC offered a "rich deal" for the show.

The show will follow partners in espionage who are also married. Abrams co-wrote the script with Josh Reims, who previously worked with him on "Felicity" and "What About Brian."

The spy show is the second TV project Abrams and his company, Bad Robot, have sold in the past week. He's also executive producing a half-hour medical comedy at FOX that Mike Markowitz is writing.


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NBC's midseason series "Day One" has just become NBC's midseason miniseries "Day One."

The network is cutting back the order for the show, which focuses on a group of survivors of an alien invasion. What was initially planned as a 13-episode series will now air as a four-hour miniseries, Variety reports.

The show will still premiere in March, following NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics, and will still get a promotional push during the Games. There's still a chance that "Day One" could be picked up to series (a la "The 4400" or "Battlestar Galactica") if it does well in the ratings, but cutting back the order now saves money up front.

Creator Jesse Alexander seems OK with the decision. On his Twitter page, he writes that the Variety story is "not as bad as it sounds." Inside that story, he also says the network has kept him up to speed on its decisions.

"I've been in discussions with the network for some time about the best way to launch what I truly feel is an awesome television program," he says.