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Helen Hunt May Replace Maura Tierney on 'Parenthood' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 15th 2009 11:45AM
Helen Hunt Parenthood'Parenthood' may swap Maura Tierney for Helen Hunt, Patrick Swayze passes away, Tina Fey, Simon Baker and others to present at the Emmys and more of today's top TV headlines.Helen Hunt ParenthoodOscar winner Helen Hunt may replace Maura Tierney on NBC's midseason drama 'Parenthood.' Hunt would play single mother Sarah on the show, marking her first major series role since 'Mad About You,' for which she won four Emmys. Last week, Tierney dropped out of 'Parenthood' to continue with her breast cancer treatments. [Hollywood Reporter]

Patrick Swayze deadScreen icon Patrick Swayze ('Dirty Dancing'; 'Ghost') has died. Swayze, who most recently starred on the A&E series 'The Beast,' lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday. He was 57. [PopEater]
Tina Fey EmmysTina Fey, Kiefer Sutherland and Simon Baker are just a few of the celebrities lined up to present at this Sunday's Emmys. Joining them will be 'Gossip Girl''s Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, in addition to Jon Hamm, Alyson Hannigan, Jason Segel and Stephen Moyer, among others. The 61st Annual Emmy Awards airs at 8PM on CBS. [AP]

VMA ratingsSunday night's MTV Video Music Awards averaged 11 million viewers on MTV, MTV 2 and VH1, marking the show's highest audience since 2002. That number is also up 21 percent from last year's telecast. Hmm ... wonder who Russell Brand had to sleep with for those numbers? [NY Daily News]
Bill Clinton The Daily ShowBill Clinton will appear on an upcoming episode of 'The Daily Show.' The former President will sit down to discuss the Clinton Global Initiative during the episode, which airs this Thursday on Comedy Central. [Indecision Forever]
Ray Romano The Haney ProjectThe Golf Channel may have found its next hole-in-one in Ray Romano. The Emmy winner will reportedly be the subject of 'The Haney Project' season 2, which pairs a celebrity with Tiger Woods' swing coach, Hank Haney. Romano will follow former NBA superstar Charles Barkley, who was featured on the show's inaugural season. [Hollywood Reporter]

Eric Balfour The Beautiful LifeEric Balfour ('24'; 'Six Feet Under') is about to get a taste of 'The Beautiful Life.' Balfour has joined the upcoming CW drama for a multi-episode role, playing Eric, one of Claudia's (Elle Macpherson) rival models. 'The Beautiful Life' premieres Wed. at 8PM. [Ausiello Files]
Denis O'Hare True BloodDenis O'Hare ('Milk'; TV's 'Brothers & Sisters') will sink his teeth into 'True Blood''s upcoming third season, premiering next summer. O'Hare will play a vampire king in a series regular role, which will debut towards the beginning of the season. [Ausiello Files]

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