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October 10, 2015


NBC's 'Prime Suspect' Put on Hold

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 25th 2010 8:29AM
helen_mirren_headshotRemember that proposed remake of the British crime series 'Prime Suspect' for NBC? You can forget about it... for a while anyway. NBC has shelved 'Prime Suspect' till June and the reason why is all about casting. This, my friends, is exactly what we were saying when the idea first surfaced.

The notion that you're going to find an actress as perfect for the role of detective chief inspector Jane Tennison as Helen Mirren is madness. T'aint gonna happen. She's an Oscar, Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe winner for a reason. She's freaking brilliant.

So, NBC is acknowledging that they have not found another Helen Mirren and will not push 'Prime Suspect' into pilot production at this time. Veteran writer/producer Hank Steinberg -- he did 'Without A Trace' for CBS -- has wisely decided to push the project back and revisit it in June. It could always be created as a mid-season show instead of a fall 2010 premiere... assuming the project comes together.

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Famous June Birthdays

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 1st 2009 6:00AM
Paula Abdul, Heidi Klum and Ed Westwick are celebrating their birthdays in June. Find out what other celebrities you should be honoring with the birthday song this month.

Click through our celebrity birthday gallery for stars born on every day in June. Now you'll have no excuse for forgetting your fave actor's or actress' special day.

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Lifetime drafts Army Wives for season four

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 25th 2009 11:02AM
There are two significant things to take from the news that Army Wives will return for a fourth season. One, the predominantly female viewership of Lifetime has embraced the series about the lives of Army personnel and their families on the Fort Marshall post in Charleston, South Carolina; and two, scripted dramas are on the rise all across the cable networks. It also means that this finely acted, well-written and well produced show is going to be around for the next couple of years at least.

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Rosie O'Donnell leaving The View

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 25th 2007 11:40AM
Rosie O'DonnellAh, Rosie... we hardly had a chance to say hello, and now you're saying goodbye.

Actually, given what we've heard over the last few months, this isn't a big surprise: According to the AP, Rosie O'Donnell will leave The View in June. She was unable to come to a contract with ABC, saying in a statement that "My needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me."

Of course, Rosie has been the best and worst thing to happen to The View since she started there last year. Her controversial presence raised the show's ratings. But producer and star Barbara Walters has had to support her host through many a verbal battle, including dust-ups with Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch, and Clay Aiken. There's been speculation that Rosie is going to go back to hosting her own show, and the production company for her old talk show reportedly wants her back. But, for now, O'Donnell hasn't announced what her next move will be.

[thanks to MrsEldubya for the tip.]

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Rosie will probably leave The View, says FOX writer

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 10th 2007 12:19PM
Rosie O'DonnellFOX News TV writer Roger Friedman is reporting today that Rosie O'Donnell will probably leave The View when her one-year contract is up. The reason? Backstage tension, of course.

Friedman cites the it-just-won't-die flap with Donald Trump as one of the last straws in what has become a conflict with the show's matriarch, Barbara Walters. It seems like Walters is playing the two combatants against each other, according to Friedman, and Rosie is surprised that Barbara isn't being more supportive. Hence, once the "school year" is over in June, she'll take her ball and go home.

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Bob Barker to retire in June - BREAKING NEWS

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 31st 2006 4:35PM
Bob BarkerWhen I was watching The Price is Right the other day, I was marvelling at the energy Bob Barker was displaying on stage, despite the fact that a) the show was in its 35th season and b) Bob is well into his eighties (he'll turn 83 on December 12). But, at the same time, I was thinking that he couldn't keep this up much longer, for both of the reasons I stated above.

Well, I guess Bob was thinking the same thing, as he just announced that he will retire at the end of TPiR's current season, which tapes its last show in June. Coincidentally, it will also be the end of his 50th year on television (he hosted Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974). To him, those two anniversaries made it a good time to leave.

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Tom returns to the Mayor June 4

by Adam Finley, posted May 12th 2006 6:03PM
tom goes to the mayorA new season of Tom Goes to the Mayor kicks off on June 4 at 12:30 a.m. on Adult Swim. The series, if you haven't seen it, focuses on Tom Peters, a tenacious newcomer to the town of Jefferton who pitches lame ideas to a mentally-unbalanced mayor who always thinks the ideas are brilliant. The show, which uses minimal animation and some live action, pokes fun at small town politics and the kind of low-rent ideas which sometimes spawn from it. It is by far one of my favorite Adult Swim shows, and I think its humor is far removed, and light years ahead, from anything else out there right now. Of course, some people think the show is pretty lousy, but that's how this crazy dirtball keeps a-spinnin'. Hells yeah.

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