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Kaley Cuoco to Host People's Choice Awards, Lou Diamond Phillips Books 'Southland' Role & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2011 8:30PM
Kaley Cuoco People's Choice Awards'Big Bang Theory' star Kaley Cuoco will host People's Choice Awards in 2012. The ceremony airs Wed., Jan. 12 at 9PM ET on CBS.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kaley as the new host of People's Choice Awards 2012," Mark Burnett, executive producer, said in a statement. "She's been making people laugh on top-rated comedy series for the last decade, first with '8 Simple Rules' and now with 'The Big Bang Theory,' Thursday's #1 show. I'm looking forward to working with her on a fun-filled, comedy-packed show in January."

In other casting news ...

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Richard Hatch, Star of 'Celebrity Apprentice,' Heading Back to Prison and More TV News

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 11th 2011 6:00PM
Richard Hatch'Celebrity Apprentice' star and original 'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch is heading back to prison.

According to the The Hollywood Reporter, Hatch will serve nine months in jail for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won after the first season of 'Survivor.'

Hatch, who is currently appearing on NBC's 'Celebrity Apprentice,' served more than three years in prison for tax evasion. He was released in 2009 and was on a three-year supervised release.

The reality star was supposed to re-file his 2000 and 2001 taxes and pay what he owned. However, he never did. Hatch now owes more than $2 million to the IRS.

In other TV news ...

Kate Burton has joined the cast of NBC's 'Grimm.' The veteran actress will play the main character's aunt in the cop drama where fairytale characters are real. She's billed as a special guest star and could recur if the pilot goes to series. [TVLine]

Tom Sizemore will star opposite Ethan Hawke in 'Exit Strategy.' Eric Winter has also joined a pilot, Fox's 'Weekends at Bellevue.' [Deadline]

Discovery Channel has ordered a special on the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. 'Anatomy of a Disaster' will feature footage and highlight the aftermath of the disaster. ABC's '20/20,' 'Nightline' and 'World News' will also air specials. [Entertainment Weekly]

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ABC gives thumbs down to Alyssa Milano's sitcom

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 5th 2008 7:06PM
Alyssa NFLLast spring, ABC had high hopes for a new sitcom starring TV fave Alyssa Milano. Today, not so much.

ABC decided to dump Alyssa Milano's show, Single With Parents, claiming that there were creative differences between the show's creator, Kristin Newman (How I Met Your Mother), and the rest of the producers. Ouch. Can't we all just get along?

Actually, if there are problems at this stage of the game -- after just producing a pilot -- it might be better for the network to pass on this and consider working with Alyssa on something else down the road. We've seen far too many shows make it to air that should have never gotten the greenlight, so maybe in these tough economic times, caution is wise these days.

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Moonlight: Sonata (series finale) - VIDEO

by Jen Creer, posted May 17th 2008 12:25AM
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(S01E16) "Leeroy Jenkins!!!!"-- Logan Griffen

I deliberately chose a humorous quote to help us say farewell to Moonlight, rather than a more somber one. But other quotes in the running were: "Can my code name be Lando Calrissian?" and "It's going to be a freaking vampire apocalypse." It is not a spoiler but a fact that CBS decided earlier this week not to pick up Moonlight for a second season. The fat lady hasn't finished quite singing yet, though: Our own Brett Love reported that Nikke Fink thinks the CW might pick up the show after all. So, keep your eyes pealed for that possible announcement.

In the meantime, however, we have the season (and, thus far, series) finale to contend with. I don't know whether the writers suspected that the series would be ending, but surely they knew (along with everyone else) that the show was on the bubble. So, they ended the season in a manner that would provide some closure for us all, while also keeping things open in case it was continued. I, for one, appreciate that.

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Moonlight done, say CBS sources

by Jen Creer, posted May 13th 2008 4:20PM
moonlight0513082This is it, Moonlight fans. Vampires might be immortal, but this cult favorite is not. Today, sources at CBS have confirmed (though this is "not truly official" yet): The bubble has been popped, and the network has decided not to renew the series for a second season. You can't say the fans haven't tried to save this show, hosting nationwide blood drives and showering the network with garlic cloves. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the show couldn't sustain viewers after Ghost Whisperer on Friday nights. Rabid, repeat viewings by diehard fans don't really count as multiple viewers, I guess.

This will cast a pall at this month's Moonlight Convention, I'll bet.

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Moonlight: What's Left Behind

by Jen Creer, posted May 10th 2008 2:21PM
mick051008(S01E15) "What do you think of Elliot for a boy?" Beth to Mick about their imaginary future children, kidding.

This was a great episode, with a twist! But the twist can wait until after the jump. One of the most interesting things about this episode was how Mick's longing to be human (with Josef hilariously teasing him about blood oranges and how confusing that must be) was the bread at the beginning at the end that sandwiched the rest of the episode. His longing has always been there, but it has become more pronounced in some ways because of his short stint as a human, and also because of certain revelations from this episode.

We also got to find out Josef's one regret about being a vampire, which I don't think he admits to very often. But first things first: There is a little boy missing, and Mick is going to find him.

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Moonlight: Click - VIDEO

by Jen Creer, posted May 3rd 2008 12:51PM
click050308(S01E14) "Then you know how I'm going to handle this." Josef to Beth about Dean Foster

Things are really starting to heat up in important ways. I know that a lot of fans thought last week's episode was phenomenal, especially because of the scene between Josef and Mick, but this episode was even better. There are two reasons for this: First, that the plot really worked, moved quickly, created suspense, and second that the plot actually had ramifications for Mick's future (and Beth's, and their possible future together). That's called synergy, and I like it.

Let's also talk about what was better this week: Jason Dohring wasn't stiff at all. He was both funny and dangerous, just exactly what he needs to be. Eric Winter was also better, pensive, and not such a prick. But everybody looks stupid with those bluetooth earpieces. Why can't all actors wear the wired earpiece like Jason Bourne? I am just not even going to comment on Beth's wig apart from saying that I suppose I am just going to have to live with it. I am going to be Switzerland about the wig.

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Moonlight: Fated to Pretend - VIDEO

by Jen Creer, posted Apr 26th 2008 1:11PM
fatedtopretend042608(S01E13) "Forgive me." Josef to Mick (for you-know-why)

Whew, boy, a lot going on in this episode! Mick might have to consider going to see a shrink for vampires to wrap his mind around all of the whirlwind changes in just one episode. There was a lot to like in this episode-- Mick as he dove into a chili dog, Mick eating a strawberry on the beach, Mick devouring a doughnut, and we'll talk about more things after the jump. But there were also some things that just bugged the hell out of me. And I am going to talk about those too.

Mick is human now, and it's all the more precious because it is fleeting. He doesn't take for granted the things that we all do: orange juice and coffee in the morning, sleeping in beds, mortality. I don't think that most of us walk around with a strong sense that our lives are fragile simply because we are mortal: We simply have no choice. If we thought about it too much, it would cripple us.

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Spoilers Anonymous

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Mar 19th 2008 10:04AM
Spoiler Anonymous
This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we'll supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479 - your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have: Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, Law & Order: SVU, Lost, Moonlight, Psych, Pushing Daisies, Smallville and The Office. (SPOILERS FOLLOW!)

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Set visits to The Closer, TMZ, Cold Case, Two and a Half Men, Brothers & Sisters - TCA report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 25th 2007 9:27AM
Kyra Sedgwick After 15 consecutive days of Mohammed (TV shows) coming to the mountain (the Beverly Hilton hotel), today the mountain (actually, the TCA membership) went to Mohammed. Two bus loads of TV critics boarded vehicles to hit five sound stages and the offices of TMZ.com.

First up was The Closer at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Kyra Sedgwick and other cast members of the TNT drama mixed and mingled on the show's squad room set. Most reporters hovered around Sedgwick to inquire about her Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, the show's new season and husband Kevin Bacon.

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