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Marie Osmond Talk Show on Hold & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 3rd 2009 12:30PM
Marie OsmondMarie Osmond's talk show dreams have become just that -- dreams.

The show has reportedly been put on hold due to poor ad sales in the local TV ad market.

Also in the news today: CBS strikes a 'Deal,' while Tyra Banks books another CW show.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.Marie OsmondMarie Osmond's upcoming talk show has been put on hold. The show was scheduled to debut in September. However, the distributor said Friday that poor ad sales will prevent a national launch. In the meantime, Osmond says she still sees a future in daytime TV, stating "This project, under proper conditions, still remains a strong passion of mine." [Variety]




Wayne BradyCBS has picked up a re-do of the popular game show 'Let's Make a Deal.' The network has already shot a pilot of the show, hosted by 'Don't Forget the Lyrics'' Wayne Brady, and is considering placing it in 'Guiding Light''s time slot sometime after the soap ends its 72-year run on Sept. 18. [Variety]

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Tyra Banks'America's Next Top Model' host Tyra Banks has landed a guest spot on 'Gossip Girl.' Banks will appear on the show's fourth episode, playing a co-star in Olivia Burke's (Hilary Duff) upcoming movie. To show our excitement, we'll smile with our eyes. [Ausiello Files]


Battlestar Galactica'Battlestar Galactica'
received top honors at Saturday's Television Critics Association Awards, taking home the coveted award for Program of the Year. Other awards went to 'The Big Bang Theory' for Outstanding Comedy and Individual Achievement in Comedy (Jim Parsons), as well as a second-consecutive Best Drama Series award for 'Mad Men.' [Hollywood Reporter]

Futurama'Futurama' will return with its original voices after all. Stars John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille have reportedly signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to voice 26 episodes of the Comedy Central reboot, scheduled to air sometime in 2010. [Variety]

In Plain SightUSA Network has renewed 'In Plain Sight' for 16 additional episodes -- but with a few changes. Executive producers David Maples and Paul Stupin will now serve as consultants while a new showrunner is brought in to give the show "a little more narrative drive." Meanwhile, the network is also considering moving the show from 10PM to 9PM, where it may be paired with another series, instead of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' [Hollywood Reporter]

Grant BowlerActor Grant Bowler is returning to 'Ugly Betty.' Bowler will reportedly be back for multiple episodes on the Emmy-winning comedy series, where he will once again play Connor, Wilhelmina's (Vanessa Williams) ex. 'Ugly Betty' premieres Fri., Oct. 9 at 8PM. [Ausiello Files]


Pauley PerrettePauley Perrette
will guest on episode 2 of the upcoming 'NCIS' spin-off, 'NCIS: Los Angeles.' Perrette will play Abby Sciuto in a cameo appearance, where she teams up with the L.A. squad to help them solve a case. Perrette may also appear in future episodes, according to show runner Shane Brennan. [E!]

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Sundance has renewed 'Iconoclasts' for a fifth season. The interview series, which has featured celebrities like Renee Zellweger, Cameron Diaz and Venus Williams, will return with six additional episodes, airing in 2010. [Variety]

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