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November 26, 2014

'The Nate Berkus Show' Eyes Fall Premiere

Following a mini-pick-up hiccup, 'The Nate Berkus Show' will officially see the light of day this fall. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Berkus' show was just cleared on 10 NBC owned-and-operated stations, and will air in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. Distributed by Sony Pictures Television, 'The Nate Berkus Show' will be a daily, mutli-faceted series...

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ABC Picks Up Comedy From 'Friends' Writer

ABC is keeping its 'Friends' close. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the network has picked up a new comedy series from 'Friends' writer Shana Goldberg-Meehan. The untitled project, previously titled 'Leap Frogs,' is said to be about two sisters who are in drastically different stages in their lovelives. Goldberg-Meehan will be on familiar territory at ABC, which also houses the Courtene...

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Reality TV News: Style Orders More Thom Filicia; TLC Gets 'Addicted'

From disastrous decor to disabling habits, Style Network and TLC are piling on a few more reality TV offerings this season. Variety is reporting that Style Network will present 10 episodes of 'Tacky House,' set to air in the spring. The series will send 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' alum Thom Filicia to investigate unfortunate interiors in the hopes of making them more presentable. Produc...

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TV Land Picks Up 'Harry Loves Lisa'

Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin are in for another reality check. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the real-life 'Dancing With the Stars' couple will star in the new reality series 'Harry Loves Lisa,' airing on TV Land. The six-episode series will explore the couple's daily life, family and careers. Executive produced by Jason Carbone (MTV's 'Run's House'), 'Harry Loves Lisa' will run in TV ...

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FX Snags Basic Cable Rights to 'Avatar'

FX has scored a coup, acquiring the basic cable rights to 'Avatar,' which will begin airing in the middle of 2012, according to Variety. As our continual Moviefone coverage will attest, 'Avatar' has passed 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' to become the second-highest grossing feature of all time, right behind Cameron's other hit, 'Titanic.' Though the FX terms have not been revealed,...

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Showtime Picks Up 'The Big C,' Starring Laura Linney

Showtime is about to tackle the C-word. The Live Feed reports that the cable network has picked up 13 episodes of the show, which stars Emmy winner Laura Linney as a suburban mother who, when diagnosed with cancer, changes her priorities and reshapes her world, inspiring hope and humor. Joining Linney in the series will be Showtime alum Oliver Platt, who worked on 'Huff' and also appeared al...

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USA Picks Up 'Covert Affairs,' Starring Piper Perabo

'Covert Affairs' is the latest pickup from the highly-rated USA Network. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that the the show, starring Piper Perabo, has received an 11-episode order. In it, Perabo will play Annie Walker, an inexperienced CIA field operative who is hung up on her mysterious ex-boyfriend (Eion Bailey). Her ex, we learn, is of special interest to the CIA. Joining Perabo and Baile...

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David Milch, Michael Mann to Press 'Luck' With HBO

Apparently, David Milch (pictured) and Michael Mann are feeling a little lucky. According to the Live Feed, HBO has given a pilot order to 'Luck,' a new drama series about the world of horse racing and gambling. Milch, who has already written two series for HBO (the critically-acclaimed 'Deadwood' and the, uh, not-so-critically-acclaimed 'John From Cincinnati') will write the pilot, with Mann o...

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'Survivor': One Location, Two Seasons?

CBS is keeping 'Survivor' fans hanging on its decision whether or not to renew. If the show does make it to season 21, there could be some format changes ahead. Reality Blurred reports it's likely that one location, for instance Samoa, could be used for two seasons. Producers could then incorporate returning cast members....

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Martin Lawrence Producing Comedy for TV One

Martin Lawrence is back, this time as executive producer of a new African-American comedy for cable network TV One. The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Lawrence will work on 'Love That Girl!' set to star Tatyana Ali ('The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'). The show is written and directed by Bentley Kyle Evans who worked with Lawrence on the hugely successful 'Martin' from 1992-1997. Described as a se...

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