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'Supernanny' Quits, Fans Rally to Save 'Caprica' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 4th 2010 12:00PM
Jo Frost'Supernanny' star Jo Frost has quit the hit ABC reality series to start her own family.

According to the New York Post, Frost will tape one more season of the series focusing on teen mothers.

"I have decided to hang up my cape," she told the newspaper. "It was a very conscious decision, through much reflection. But I need to create more balance in my life."

Frost has been traveling the U.S. and Britain since 2004, helping parents with unruly kids, but now she wants to focus on her own life and start a family. "Proper balance will allow me to date and have a relationship and look at my own future of having a family," she said.

In other TV news ...

'Glee' star Jane Lynch will host a holiday special on Fox. 'TV's Funniest Holiday Moments: A Paley Center for Media Special' will feature some of the most memorable holiday moments from TV. [TV Guide]

Bravo has ordered a full season of Rocco DiSpirito's new series. 'Rocco's Dinner Party' will see four aspiring chefs competing to cater a dinner party for Rocco and his distinguished guests. [Hollywood Reporter]

Joan Allen has joined the cast of HBO's 'Luck.' The new horse racing drama also stars Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina. [TV Guide]

Michaela McManus will play a recurring character on 'The Vampire Diaries.' The former 'One Tree Hill' and 'Law & Order: SVU' star will play Jules, a friend of Mason Lockwood. [Movieline]

A cameraman found a real gun on the set of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.' Real Los Angeles police officers arrived on the set and confirmed the gun was in working order. It will be tested for possible crime matches. [AP]

Fans hoping to save 'Caprica' have started a campaign to send apples to Syfy. The 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel failed to bring in a big audience. Syfy has already begun work on a new 'BSG' spinoff/prequel. [Entertainment Weekly]

Conan O'Brien's second week of guests will include Russell Brand, Harrison Ford and other A-listers. Look for LL Cool J, B.J. Novak, Sharon Jones, the Dap-Kings, Rosario Dawson, Reggie Watts, Susan Casey, Kid Rock, Jesse Eisenberg, Venus Williams and the Decemberists. [Live Feed]

HBO has ordered a pilot from Justin Theroux and Steve Coogan. Theroux will write, direct and star in 'Documental,' a half-hour comedy also starring Coogan. Coogan and Theroux will executive produce with Ben Stiller. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Dana J Adams

Caprica started out slow but by the forth episode this fall had started to pick up steam again. Its too bad we won't get to see the rest. I really liked when Sam sent the Cylon in to wipe out the gangsters nest. I also wanted to see more of Zoe. They barely touched on her this fall.

November 04 2010 at 10:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am a woman in my 40s and I couldn't wait every week for Caprica to come on. I told all my friends about it . I was captivated by the idea of machines taking over and becoming the dominate life form. The science was terrific and plausible.

November 04 2010 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

wow. i'm so sad about Supernanny. after waiting so long for the season to restart, it's sad to see it will be the last... glad to see she is starting a family though.

November 04 2010 at 2:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Caprica fans need to move on. This series never lived up to its potential and was boring in the extreme.

November 04 2010 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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