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The CW to Pick Up New Reality Series 'H8R,' Russell Hantz Gets A&E Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted May 16th 2011 11:15AM
The CW logoThe CW has reportedly ordered a new reality series for the fall called 'H8R.'

According to Deadline Hollywood, the show features celebrities trying to win over their biggest detractors. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the first episode of the show features Snooki and Kim Kardashian. 'H8R' will likely be paired with 'America's Next Top Model' on the network's fall schedule.

Meanwhile, the deal to bring Sarah Michelle Gellar to the network with 'Ringer' is done. The network will officially announce its lineup on Thursday morning.

In other TV news ...

Russell Hantz might not have won 'Survivor: Redemption Island,' but the reality star has landed a new series on A&E. 'Flipped' will see Hantz and his family buying and selling houses in the Houston area. [EW]

NBC is still working on that primetime Brian Williams-fronted newsmagazine show. The network president said he'll debut the show once it's fully developed. [THR]

Speaking of NBC, the network's orders for new mid-season comedies 'Bent' and 'BFF' were for six episodes each. Though it'll be harder for the shows to earn loyal audiences from just six episodes, it's worked in the past for peacock comedies like 'The Office.' [Deadline]

'Castle' is teaming up with Marvel to get its own graphic novel. The ABC series already has two novels purportedly penned by the author-within-the-show, Richard Castle. [TV Guide]

Robert DeNiro is reportedly in talks to star as Bernie Madoff in a future HBO film. The actor is also developing the project. [THR]

Leon Lippy has landed a recurring role on 'Leverage.' The 'Saving Grace' actor will play a villainous rich guy for at least five episodes. [TV Guide]

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Reallity shows are soooo soooo stupid......CAN`T BELIEVE YOU ARE TAKING SMALLVILLE OFF......that SUCKS big time. No reason to watch CW at all when Smallville goes.

May 16 2011 at 9:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Here's someone worse than Madoff, and would make a MUCH better movie. Read about it and forward to everyone you know, so they don't get scammed: http://texsquixtarblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/who-is-worse-bernie-madoff-or-rich.html

May 16 2011 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Ohhh BOOOOOOOOOOOO! 'H8R' really. If it weren't for Nikita and Vampire Diaries I would be DONE with this bogus network. And Nikita hasn't been renewed yet they are going to bring on this piece of poo show. I need to start a CW boycott if Nikita doesn't return. Because this s*** is unreal. Why don't CW want to grow up and show actually worthwhile shows? Good, fine the Ringer, whatever. Bring it on. Only if Nikita makes a comeback. Dixie heart, of heart of dixie, boy is that gonna tank!

May 16 2011 at 2:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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