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Sonja Morgan Explains 'Real Housewives of NYC' Delay, 'Freaks & Geeks' Paley Guest List Revealed and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 4th 2011 11:15AM
Sonja MorganNow that we've come to terms with 'Real Housewives of Miami' taking 'Real Housewives of New York City's' place on Bravo's schedule, it's time to talk about why.

According to 'New York City' star Sonja Morgan, editors need more time to piece the series together.

"They want it to be the best possible season," Morgan told Star magazine. "To do that, they need some more time to edit. We've filmed like crazy, more than ever, and we're seven ladies so they have a lot of footage to go through."

Many insiders -- including us -- speculate the season wasn't shaping up to be very dramatic without Bethenny Frankel. Her new series, 'Bethenny Ever After,' debuts later this month.

For more on 'The Real Housewives of Miami' head on over here to meet the cast and watch a preview.

In other TV news ...

The big names are coming together for the PaleyFest event honoring 'Freaks and Geeks' and 'Undeclared.' From 'Freaks & Geeks': Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, Samm Levine, Busy Phillips, John Francis Daley, Martin Starr, Paul Feig and Joe Flaherty will appear. Yep, there's no James Franco on that list. Check out the 'Undeclared' list at the source. [Entertainment Weekly]

Clearasil is sticking with 'Skins.' Despite pressure from the Parents Television Council, the acne cream will not pull its ads from the MTV show. A spokesperson for the company said, "Clearasil buys advertising time in blocks and the networks slot our ads wherever they have free time," and that they do not endorse any one program. [Hollywood Reporter]

Jesse McCartney will star in Fox's 'Locke and Key.' McCartney will play Tyler, the oldest son of Miranda Otto's character, Nina. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Scrubs' star John C. McGinley has joined HBO's 'Luck.' McGinley will play a swindler who works with his daughter. He'll appear on a recurring basis. [TVLine]

Still smarting over the loss of 'Lone Star'? This should help: NBC has ordered a new pilot, an 'Inception'-style thriller, from 'Lone Star' creator Kyle Killen. The network also handed out pilot orders to 'Free Agents,' a comedy from 'Party Down' co-creator John Enbom, 'LoveLives' from 'Family Guy' executive producer Chris Sheridan and an untitled project from 'Parks & Recreation' writer Dan Goor. [Deadline Hollywood]

Alicia Coppola has landed the role of Fitch's ex-wife on 'Detroit 1-8-7.' If the ABC series gets a second season, the 'Jericho' alumna's character will recur. [TVLine]

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Looking forward to the new season of RHNY...always entertaining and a good break from actual reality...
Hurry up and finish editing...

February 05 2011 at 6:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Signed Out--again!

February 05 2011 at 6:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Florkador---Signed out

February 05 2011 at 6:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

a show about women that think they matter! well, if it was up to me, all those shows would be off the air! they give women are REALLY bad name!!

February 05 2011 at 5:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Whether or not this season of RHNY is "dramatic" enough without Bethenny Frankel is a JOKE! With or without her, there's enough ridiculous antics for more seasons than I'm ever going to watch. As for the success or failure of Frankel's show, maybe for a while, but it will fall apart fairly soon. No one can possibly keep up with such a manufactured life story.

I can say a couple of things about how Bethenny behaves regarding the past she claims to have experienced. I feel for her IF what she says is true about her childhood! BUT, I have more than a few doubts about the veracity of at least the degree of what she claims. As a mental health registered nurse, I witness shattered lives on a regular basis, many which are the result of such lost childhood and missing love connections with the people who help to shape us into who we are to become.

Here's the problem I seem to have with Bethenny's ramblings: For the most part, these are things that adults who come from such backgrounds would much rather keep quiet, forever hoping they will change . . . and that there will be a "happy ending" for them after all. These are the kinds of things we would quickly put behind us even at the slightest glimmer of hope. We miss most what we've never had and are usually very cautious about sharing those most painful and deep-seeded injuries to our soul. Bethenny seems to crave attention and wants others to be quick to forgive her, but she also appears hardened and slow to do the same.

February 05 2011 at 5:11 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

in order to make it the best possible show they have to let this cheap chick Morgan go, anyone who runs thru money as she does should never be shown on TV, I mean look at her, she's a gangsta in a gown..Hate her, NY Housewife neesda to be revamped, too many divas who think we are waiting on them. NOT!! Without Betheny they ared fried, the only ones worth watchin is Simon and his family, all others are NUTS!!

February 05 2011 at 3:57 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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