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'Mad Men' Premiere Draws 2.8 Million Viewers & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 18th 2009 1:00PM
Mad Men Season 3 premiere'Mad Men' has its biggest premiere to date, 'Khloe and Kourtney' post record-setting numbers for E!, Shania Twain joins 'American Idol' and more of today's top TV headlines.Mad Men Season 3 premiereViewers were mad for 'Mad Men' on Sunday. The show's third season premiere took in a whopping 2.8 million viewers, up 34 percent from last season's 2.1 million tune-in. It also marks 'Mad Men''s highest audience to date. [Variety]


Kourtney and Khloe Take MiamiE! fans are still keeping up with the Kardashians. Sunday night's premiere of 'Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami' earned 2.7 million viewers -- the network's biggest audience since 'The Anna Nicole Show' in 2002. 'Kourtney and Khloe' also posted network-best in the women 18-34 demo with 1.05 million. Take that, Kim. [Variety]

Shania Twain American Idol'American Idol' is about to go a little bit country. The show has confirmed Grammy winner Shania Twain will guest judge the next round of auditions, to be held Aug. 30 and 31 in Chicago. Twain is the third guest judge this season, following Victoria Beckham and Mary J. Blige. [EW.com]

Michael B. Jordan Matt Lauria Friday Night Lights'Friday Night Lights' has added two new actors to its team. 'The Wire''s Michael B. Jordan will play Vince, a "dangerous" and "menacing" junior running back who gets into a feud with Luke -- aka 'Lipstick Jungle''s Matt Lauria. 'Friday Night Lights' premieres Oct. 28 on DirecTV. [Ausiello Files]

Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge will star in the new Hallmark Channel original movie 'Family Gathering.' She'll play Harry Hamlin's sister in the project, about two siblings who team up to train a sheep dog named Lucky -- only to have the dog save their family farm. [Hollywood Reporter]

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'Will & Grace' alum Gary Janetti is re-teaming with NBC for a new untitled comedy series. The "buddy comedy" will revolve around a gay man and a straight man who are best friends -- or as we like to call it, 'Will & Will.' [Hollywood Reporter]

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