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'Rescue Me' to End in 2011 & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Aug 31st 2009 1:00PM
Rescue Me'Rescue Me' schedules its last season, 'Bold and the Beautiful,' Tyra Banks win big at the Daytime Emmys, Jenna Hager heads to the 'Today' show and more of today's top TV headlines.
Rescue Me ending 2011The FX series 'Rescue Me,' starring Denis Leary, will end its run in 2011, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.The show's seventh and final season will conclude with 19 brand-new episodes, with production expected to begin in September. Earlier this year, 'Rescue Me' was renewed for a sixth season under an 18-episode order. Those episodes are expected to air sometime in 2010. [Variety]

Tyra Banks Daytime Emmys'The Bold and the Beautiful' was the big winner at last night's 36th Annual Daytime Emmys, winning Best Drama Series. Other top winners included 'The Rachael Ray Show,' (Best Entertainment Talk Show) 'The Tyra Banks Show' (Best Informative Talk Show) and the women of 'The View,' who finally won Best Talk Show Host, after 12 nominations. Check out our full Daytime Emmys coverage. [AOL TV]

Jenna HagerJenna Hager is joining the 'Today' show as a new correspondent. Hager, better known as the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will contribute monthly pieces on topics like education, according to executive producer Jim Bell. Looks like Meghan McCain has some new competition. [AP]

Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew ('Star Trek: Voyager') has joined the cast of NBC's 'Mercy.' Mulgrew will play mother to Taylor Schilling's Veronica on the series, about relationships shared between a group of nurses. 'Mercy' premieres Wed., Sept. 23 at 8PM. [Hollywood Reporter]


Garret Dillahunt Burn NoticeGarret Dillahunt ('Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,' 'Deadwood') has booked another guest spot -- this time, on USA's 'Burn Notice.' Dillahunt -- who can also be seen on upcoming episodes of 'Law & Order: SVU,' 'CSI' and 'Lie to Me' -- will play Simon, described as Michael's (Jeffrey Donovan) "scary-smart" new client. Dillahunt's guest spot airs this winter. [Ausiello Files]

Jesse WilliamsJesse Williams ('The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2') has booked a multi-episode role on 'Grey's Anatomy.' Williams will reportedly play a "sexy" and "confident new medical professional," although further details on his character have yet to be announced. Still, expect him to fit right in. [Live Feed]

Glee soundtrackColumbia Records will release a number of soundtracks featuring music heard on 'Glee,' Fox's upcoming musical dramedy series. First up is 'Glee: The Music, Volume 1,' scheduled to hit stores on Nov. 3. The disc will include 17 tracks performed during 'Glee''s first season, including covers of 'Somebody to Love,' 'Sweet Caroline' and 'Gold Digger.' [Hollywood Reporter]

ALSO IN TV NEWS ...

TLC has picked up the new reality series 'King of the Crown' for 12 episodes. 'King' (premiering Sept. 30; airs Weds. at 9PM) will follow beauty pageant coach Cy Frakes as he trains aspiring contestants via his business, Gowns and Crowns. Look for 'King of the Crown' to touch on a number of current issues, like South Africa and -- as it's known to Miss California Carrie Prejean -- opposite marriage. [Variety]

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