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TBS Cancels 'The Bill Engvall Show' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 25th 2009 11:58AM
The Bill Engvall Show cancelledTBS pulls the plug on 'The Bill Engvall Show,' Vincent D'Onofrio departs 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent,' Heidi Montag books 'The View' and more of today's top TV headlines.The Bill Engvall Show cancelledTBS has cancelled 'The Bill Engvall Show.' In a statement, the network said the show was pulled due to its ratings, but insists "we're proud of the work of everyone involved." 'The Bill Engvall Show,' starring Engvall as a family counselor who raises three kids with his wife (Nancy Travis), premiered in 2007 and ran for three seasons. [Access Atlanta]

Vincent D'Onofrio leaving Law and Order: Criminal IntentVincent D'Onofrio, Kathryn Erbe and Eric Bogosian are reportedly leaving 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' Taking their places will be Jeff Goldblum, who signed on to play lead Det. Zach Nichols last season, and Saffron Burrows as Det. Nichols' partner. USA recently renewed 'Law & Order: CI' for a ninth season. [Showbiz 411]

Heidi Montag The ViewReality show queen Heidi Montag ('The Hills') is set to play guest host on an upcoming episode of 'The View.' Montag joins a growing list of celebrity hosts, including Lisa Ling (Oct. 5-6), Kaley Cuoco (Oct. 13) and 'American Idol''s Kara DioGuardi (Oct. 15), who are filling in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck during her maternity leave. Heidi's episode airs on Oct. 1. For the first time, expect viewers to actually miss Elisabeth. [OK!]

Chris Harrison The BachelorGet ready, ladies: According to host Chris Harrison's Twitter page, the next 'Bachelor' will officially be announced on Oct 13, during a live taping of 'Dancing With the Stars.' The next season of 'The Bachelor,' in which one man dates, proposes to and then breaks up with an eligible woman, premieres in early 2010. [Seacoast Online]

Jerry Bruckheimer HopscotchUber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer ('CSI') is reteaming with ABC for the new police procedural drama 'Hopscotch.' Written by Chris Levinson of the 'Law & Order' franchise, the "high-concept" show will track homicide investigations spread out over "several nonconsecutive days." Bruckheimer is also producing the ABC drama 'The Forgotten,' starring Christian Slater. [Hollywood Reporter]

Bon JoviShowtime is about to make music with Bon Jovi. The network has acquired the documentary 'When We Were Beautiful,' about life on the road during the band's 2008 Lost Highway world tour. 'Beautiful' -- which will feature concert footage, interviews and segments on the band's history -- airs Oct. 24 on Showtime. [Variety]

Friends With BenefitsABC has greenlit 'Friends With Benefits.' The single-camera comedy series will follow a group of twentysomethings as they make various decisions on life and love. '(500) Days of Summer''s Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (pictured) will write the project, with David Dobkin ('Wedding Crashers') on tap to direct. [Hollywood Reporter]

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