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November 28, 2014

Jessica Walter Is 'Retired at 35'

The cast is quickly coming together for TV Land's original scripted series 'Retired at 35.' The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Jessica Walter, Johnathan McCain, Casey Wilson and Christine Ebersole have all been cast in the comedy pilot, co-starring George Segal ('Just Shoot Me'). In the series, David (McCain) leaves his fast-paced Manhattan life behind to live at his father's (Segal) Flo...

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Fox and Time Warner Reach Agreement

Fox and Time Warner came to terms today on a retransmission consent agreement that had held both sides up in two-day negotiations. Variety reports that after all-night New Year's Eve discussions that carried through to lunchtime on New Year's Day, a deal was reached that will prevent many Fox channels from being swept off Time Warner Cable systems. Though neither side is talking about the finan...

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Candy Spelling's New Life on 'Bank of Hollywood'

Candy Spelling is back at work on the new E! reality series 'Bank of Hollywood.' The show, which premiered Dec. 14, features contestants who plead their case before a panel of celebrity judges in an attempt to win their money. The pleas range from heartfelt to outlandish. Other celebs on the panel include Melody Thornton of The Pussycat Dolls, professional poker player Vanessa Rousso and Sean P...

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Food Network Renews 'Alex's Day Off'

Chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli probably won't have too many days off next year, as Food Network has just renewed 'Alex's Day Off' for a second season. According to Variety, the show has received a healthy 13-episode order, with production scheduled to begin on Jan. 11. The new episodes will begin airing in April. Guarnaschelli is the executive chef at New York City's famous Butter restaurant, ...

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What Killed 'The Jeff Dunham Show'?

When 'The Jeff Dunham Show' premiered in October, it was Comedy Central's highest-rated debut ever. Its success, however, proved limited at best. By the second episode, the audience for the politically correct ventriloquist's show had dropped a staggering 55 percent; in December, 'Dunham' averaged between 1.3 and 1.8 million viewers per episode, according to the Live Feed. Now, it appears that ...

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Sportscaster George Michael Dead at 70

Legendary sportscaster George Michael has died, Variety has confirmed. Michael reportedly lost his battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia Thursday morning at Washington, D.C.'s Sibley Memorial Hospital. He was 70. Michael arrived in D.C. in 1980 and started a late night local sports show on WRC TV. In 1984, 'The George Michael Sports Machine' became the first nationally syndicated sports h...

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Erik Gates Dead at 47

Erik Gates, the 47-year-old rocketry expert who appeared on Discovery Channel's 'MythBusters' died Sunday in a freak accident. Gather reports that Gates fell 30 feet to his death through a rooftop skylight on which he and a colleague were working. Gates suffered blunt force chest injuries, but was still talking after the fall, according to the report. He died later at Los Robles Hospital &...

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'The Boondocks' Will Return for a Third Season

'The Boondocks' is back. Variety reports that after nearly two years off the air, creator Aaron McGruder says his show will return for season 3 in early 2010. Based on McGruder's 'Boondocks' comic strip, the animated series explores race tensions especially as they relate to the Freeman family. Ten-year-old Hugh Freeman, voiced by Regina King (pictured right with McGruder), usually narrates the...

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'Mr. Ed' Actress Connie Hines Dies at 78

Connie Hines, best known for playing the role of Wilbur's wife, Carol Post, on the 1960s TV classic 'Mr. Ed,' has died at the age of 78. Variety reports that the actress passed away of heart complications in the comfort of her Beverly Hills home this past week. Hines began work in the industry modeling and taking stage parts, finally moving to Los Angeles and accepting a role on the helicopter ...

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Rick Fox to Guest on 'Dollhouse'

Joss Whedon's 'Dollhouse' may be on the way out but it's not going quietly. The Ausiello Files tells us that hoops legend turned actor Rick Fox has signed on for a little cameo opposite real life girlfriend Eliza Dushku. Fox will appear briefly as an Active in the Jan. 8 episode where he will be granted back his original personality and emerge from the sci-fi show's famous imprint chair. And, a...

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