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The Next Step for Team Coco

Now that it's official - Conan O'Brien's job at NBC is over as of Friday - it's time for Conan to think about how he wants to spend the next few months. He's free to take a new job as of September 1st, but in the meantime, if there's nothing to prevent him from taking part-time gigs, I have a few ideas of how he could spend his time. 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' and Conan I give Mark Critch full credit for this idea. Last week, he finished up a broadcast by inviting the beleaguered O'Brien to join the cast of '22 Minutes.' Conan should do it....

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'This Hour Has 22 Minutes': Nearly 20 Years Old, and Still Funny For the Holidays

This time of year is rife with holiday episodes, and for the most part, I think we TV audiences agree that we'd rather our favourite shows take an extra week off rather than produce what is often a badly-written show with too much room given to guest stars playing the parents of our lead characters (negative bonus points if one of them is Jane Kaczmarek, Elliott Gould or Candice Bergen). But sketch comedy shows are the exception. Something about the holidays brings out the best -- and frequently the most acerbic -- in comedians, which is why I'm actually excited to watch the 'This Hour Has 22 Minutes' holiday special (CBC on December 13 at 8PM). As cast member Mark Critch explains, "Christmas is about being together as a family even if the family hates each other. There's a slow build from forgetting to put out your sister's potato salad to your father yelling, 'I drink because I hate you!'"...

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Mark Indelicato: In the Limelight

One of the most liked characters on ABC's hit show Ugly Betty is without a doubt Betty's nephew, Justin. This refreshing character loves musicals, could be a host of What Not To Wear, and worships Martha Stewart. Even if he is a supporting character, the role of Justin always brings a breath of fresh air on the screen thanks to the actor portraying the Ugly Betty's youngster: Mark Indelicato. The 12-year-old actor may not have been featured in many TV series since he began acting four years ago but he sure knows how to portray his Betty character....

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Crystal to receive Mark Twain prize

It seems that Billy Crystal's life of rafting down the Mississippi, white-washing fences, fighting knights in Medieval times, piloting riverboats and getting lost in caves has finally garnered him the award he deserves: the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Seriously, though, Bill Crystal is receiving the Mark Twain Prize in a ceremony to be broadcast on PBS October 11. Other folks who have received the Mark Twain Prize include Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Neil Simon and Steve Martin....

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Mark Burnett has Amnesia

NBC has never seen a game show it didn't like. The Peacock Network has bought a new game show from Survivor/Apprentice reality show guru Mark Burnett called Amnesia. Actually, it's spelled Amne$ia, with a $ in place of the S. Just so you remember it's a game show and not a medical program. The show will feature contestants being asked questions about their own lives, to see how much they know and remember. Producers will research the background of each contestant by interviewing friends and family....

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Mark Burnett, newsman

Mark Burnett thinks he's the one to get young Americans interested in news. He recently told broadcasters at the Museum of Radio & Television luncheon that he is planning a magazine-style news program that is hip and will  appeal to young adults, who traditionally don't watch much news. Why does this scare me? As the genius behind Survivor and The Apprentice, he's the king of getting regular people to behave like maniacs on television. Let's hope he's just out to tell good stories and makes it completely unlike Current. [Via TVNewser]...

Mark Burnett crosses over into animation

Mark Burnett is no longer exclusively making reality TV shows. He has crossed over into animation and has signed a deal with the popular online animation site Liquid Generation to develop cartoon TV comedies. Burnett is best known for creating the reality shows Survivor and The Apprentice. This would be his first venture into animation. Considering how much money he's made from reality television, I don't think it's that much of a risk for him. ...

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Mark Valley is the Human Target

Well this is promising news indeed. Human Target is one of the most interesting concepts in the DC Universe and the Peter Milligan Vertigo series of the same name was one of the highlights of the early 2000s. The story centers on Christopher Chance, who takes on the identity of his clients to protect them from pending threats and help them eliminate them. He's a master of disguise in a way that Face/Off would envy. And now he has a name. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Mark Valley has been cast as Christopher Chance in the Fox pilot for Human Target. Valley has been a staple on the screen for years, most prominently for three years on Boston Legal and currently recurring on Fringe, where he has mastered the creepy stare. The guy can go from comedic to heartfelt to bad-ass to, as I said, creepy, and diversity is what you need for this role. This is a great casting choice. He's not too young, he's big and he's got an intensity about him. Man, I hope Fox picks this up even more now! Maybe Valley can go ...

Mark Valley Explains the Kill Creativity on 'Human Target'

Mark Valley takes control on his hit Fox show, 'Human Target,' literally.This James Bond of prime time handles his villains in the most exciting (and vicious) of ways, including tossing them from planes, trains and automobiles. We had a chance to talk to Mark about his time on 'Human Target,' working with amazing talent, and what type of automotive assaults we can expect during the rest of the season....

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Mark Burnett takes The Contender worldwide

The man television writers call the devil, Mark Burnett, has yet another show up his sleeve. Mr. Reality is taking The Contender worldwide. Instead of boxing, the international edition of The Contender will feature Thai boxing. Yes, martial arts fans, it's The Contender Muay Thai. You're going to have to wait for it to show up on YouTube though. The show will only air in Asia, Europe and Latin America....

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The Black Table questions the question mark

The Black Table has an interesting interview with Matthew Lesko, that guy in the bright question mark suit you see jumping and screaming about free money on late night television. He seems like a really interesting, down to Earth guy. Or maybe it's just fun to hear the Question Mark Man, who I've been watching on television for years and years, say the words "f**king," "s**t" and "governmental rape" in an interview....

Mark Harmon threatens to quit NCIS

Michael Ausiello at TV Guide is reporting a big scoop: NCIS star Mark Harmon is threatening to walk off the hit CBS show. Citing inside sources, Ausiello says that Harmon has always been fed up with producer Donald Bellisario's (Magnum, P.I., JAG, Quantum Leap) "chaotic management style" and wants off the show. The source also says that Harmon is one of the nicest guys on television and that he's in the right on this one. The dispute is described as "a big standoff." So I'll ask you readers the same thing that Ausiello asks his readers: can NCIS survive without Mark Harmon, or is he the main reason to watch the show? [via TV Tattle]...

5 Questions With: Mark Burnett

Here come the brides and grooms, Mark Burnett style. The Emmy-winning 'Survivor' producer's latest show, 'Wedding Day' (June 16, 8PM ET, TNT), gives a chance at a dream wedding to 10 deserving couples -- including a bride who survived a near-fatal car crash, Army captains flown back from Iraq to say "I do" and a pair of LAPD officers with commendations for their community work. Burnett, who'll receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame later this year, will reunite with 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner Joan Rivers on the upcoming TV Land reality show 'How'd You Get So Rich?' (August 6, 9PM ET). He talked to AOL TV about his new shows, why Joan Rivers is his role model and whether we'll ever see a season of 'Celebrity Survivor.' -- By Kimberly Potts ...

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TV News Daily: Mark Pellegrino Joins 'Supernatural'

'Lost' alum Mark Pellegrino lands one hell of a role, Missy Peregrym joins a new ABC cop drama, Lea Thompson returns to the small screen and more TV news....

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PVR Wire interview with Microsoft's Mark Schwesinger

Well folks, you've seen the ads, you've heard the hype -- and some of you have probably already bought the software. Of course, I'm talking about Microsoft's Vista -- and if you're a PVR nut like me, you probably picked it up to try out the Media Center features built in to Vista Ultimate. We went one better than that, and decided to have a chat with Mark Schwesinger, Program Manager for the Media Center PVR team at Microsoft. Here's what Mark had to say about Vista, Zune, MCE and Apple......

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