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News Roundup: 'Sister Wives' Star Marries Fourth Wife, Weak Ratings for Martha Stewart on Hallmark Channel and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Oct 11th 2010 11:30AM
'Sister Wives'They've made it official: 'Sister Wives' star Kody Brown and his girlfriend, Robyn Sullivan, got hitched in May, E! Online reports.

Though the ceremony won't be aired on their TLC reality show, the reception will be featured in the 'Sister Wives' season finale. The first season of 'Sister Wives' has followed Brown as he courted Sullivan, who was to be the fourth wife in his already supersized family.

Sullivan joins Brown's first three wives, Meri, Janelle and Christine. With her three children from a previous marriage, the Brown family now has 16 kids, four wives and one patriarch.

In other TV news ...

Stan Lee and MTV are launching a new comic franchise called 'The Seekers.' A TV series and movie could potentially happen, but for now it's being launched digitally on MTV's newly launched Geek website. 'The Seekers' will feature "a very high-concept plot, it's a story such as you never have seen before, and it spans the centuries." [The Hollywood Reporter]

Terell Owens and Chad Ochocinco have teamed up for a new weekly talk show on Versus. Called 'The T. Ocho Show,' it'll be filmed in the NFL players' homes and will premiere on Tuesday at 10:30PM. [TV Guide]

The Hallmark Channel has dramatically shortened its new Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia lifestyle programming block due to underwhelming ratings. The original shows are down 68 percent from the ratings the network was bringing in just a year ago with classic TV repeats. CEO Bill Abbott remains committed to the block, but is rethinking the strategy the channel used to launch it. [The Hollywood Reporter]

TNT has given the go-ahead to a noir mystery drama pilot called 'Hollywood & Vine.' The series follows a private eye in post-WWII Los Angeles. [The Live Feed]

'300' writer Michael Gordon sold 'ECHELON' to NBC. The project is about a team that investigates paranormal phenomena from classified government surveillance videos. [The Live Feed]

Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh, co-executive producers of 'Modern Family,' have a new two-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV. In addition to writing 'Modern Family,' the duo will develop new projects for the studio. [Deadline Hollywood]

TruTV renewed its hit show 'All Worked Up,' which follows people as they work in jobs where they are frequently yelled at and insulted. The network also picked up a spinoff called 'Lizard Lick Towing,' about the towing company featured often on 'All Worked Up.' [The Live Feed]

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