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July 25, 2014

NBC Exec Blames Conan Ratings as Late Night War Rages On

The late-night war just got dirtier thanks to NBC exec Dick Ebersol. According to the NY Times, Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports, claims that the reason for Jay Leno's rumored return to late-night is a simple one: disappointing ratings for 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien.' Regarding the attacks on Leno made by O'Brien and CBS's David Letterman on their respective shows, Ebersol...

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Rob Zombie Set to Direct 'CSI: Miami' Episode: We Pick the Plot

From grey Haddonfield in 'Halloween II' to sunny Miami ... the weather's getting better for Rob Zombie! The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the man behind 'The Devil's Rejects,' two 'Halloween' films and several of his own music videos will bring his nightmarish vision to an upcoming episode of 'CSI: Miami.' Zombie's knack for portraying the dark underbelly of American life -- and the...

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ABC Renews 'Secret Life of the American Teenager,' 'Make It or Break It'

It looks like ABC Family is going to 'Make It' after all. The Hollywood Reporter brings news that ABC Family has renewed two of its highly successful television series: 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' for a third season and 'Make It or Break It' for a second season....

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YouTube Temporarily Saves 'The Beautiful Life'

Fan(s?) rejoice! 'The Beautiful Life: TBL' has been resurrected -- sort of. The Hollywood Reporter brings news that the CW drama, which was canceled mere days after the airing of its second episode, will run its course on YouTube. Starting Monday, December 21, the two episodes that were aired in September will be available online, as well as three episodes that were completed but never...

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Gerald McRaney Joins J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers'

J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated spy show, 'Undercovers,' has claimed its first cast member. The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Gerald McRaney has accepted the mission offered to him by NBC. 'Undercovers' will chronicle the adventures of a husband-and-wife spy team, and McRaney will play their boss, a CIA operative who recruited the couple....

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We Spy Details on J.J. Abrams' 'Undercovers'

With 'Lost' set to begin its sixth and final season on February 2, details have emerged on J.J. Abrams' next television project, 'Undercovers.' First of all, NY Magazine seems to confirm that Abrams is indeed directing the pilot. However, the earlier description of the show, which suggested it was to be 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' meets 'The Bourne Identity,' seems to have been somewhat...

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Kristen Wiig's Gilly to Host 'SNL' Christmas Special

Her name is Gilly, and she's at it again! The Hollywood Reporter tells us there will be trouble for Christmas this year, as Kristen Wiig's ruckus-causing schoolgirl character Gilly from 'Saturday Night Live' will host her very own Christmas special. 'SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas,' which will be the first two-hour 'SNL' special since 2002, will air on Thursday, December 17 at 8PM on NBC....

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FX Renews 'Sons of Anarchy'

The Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original (SAMCRO) will ride again, as The Hollywood Reporter gives us the not-so-unexpected news that FX has renewed 'Sons of Anarchy.' The one-hour drama series, a hit with critics and audiences alike, will return in September, with 13 brand-new episodes. The news of the series renewal coincides with the announcement that the season 2 finale, which...

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10 November News Headlines That Ought to Be TV Movies

It's no secret that there are little to no original ideas left in Hollywood, as we're overrun week after week with sequels and seemingly endless remakes. The question is: Why? Don't movie executives and screenwriters read the news? The everyday world is filled with strange and bizarre occurrences that are a thousand times more original -- and entertaining -- than a lot of what Hollywood is...

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Imagine: Christopher Eccleston as John Lennon

From G.I. Joe's arch-nemesis to immortal rock star, Christopher Eccleston certainly has an eclectic resume. Now, Variety is reporting that the British actor, fresh off his turn as arms dealer Destro in 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,' will play John Lennon in 'Naked Lennon,' a biography film commissioned by BBC Four. 'Naked Lennon' will focus on Lennon's life from 1967-1971, the period during...

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