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Larry King Returns to TV, Mischa Barton Wants On 'DWTS' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 12th 2011 1:00PM
Larry KingWell, that didn't take long. Weeks after ending his long-running CNN show, Larry King has booked another TV gig.

It's not what you'd expect, though. According to TV Guide, the newsman has booked a cameo as himself on the ABC sitcom 'Better With You.'

King will shoot the guest spot next week, and the episode is scheduled to air in March.

In other TV news ...

The latest on board the 'Dancing With the Stars' rumor train: Mischa Barton. According to a source, "Mischa watches the show religiously, and she thinks she can hold her own and maybe even win it. She likes the idea of being on a top-rated show, too." [Perez Hilton]

Former 'Deep End' star Ben Lawson will play one of the leads in the USA pilot 'Wild Card.' His character is a successful attorney who has a life-changing night in Las Vegas. [Entertainment Weekly]

Justin Long and his newly formed production company sold a half-hour script to CBS. The comedy is about two polar opposite high school science teacher roommates. [Deadline]

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Things I Hate about TV: Forced "cross-promotion" during sporting events

by Ryan j Budke, posted Jan 5th 2006 2:20PM
BCSSo I'm watching the game last night (quick segue, great great great game, and I'm so happy Texas won; I'm sick of USC, and freaking Vince Young was amazing), and since the Rose Bowl just happened to air on a channel where there are other shows, you just know they're going to get rammed down our throats ad nauseum. A litte after 11, right after USC had just kicked it off, a little bug came up on the screen for Emily's Reasons Why Not. Keith Jackson then muttered through the description of the show before mumbling "I don't care." He then did the same thing for Jake in Progress, pronouncing John Stamos' name Stah-mos instead of Stay-mos. Now I can come at this from both angles. On one hand, I agree with Jackson; I'm sick of seeing and hearing that crap during football, and does ABC really think that this is the audience they should be promoting these two romantic comedies to? Yea, I'm gonna watch Emily's Reasons Why Not, but I'm not in the majority here. On the other hand, it is their job to do so, and that was just unprofessional. Plus, who doesn't know how to pronounce Stamos? The man's been around forever -- perhaps you've heard of his ex-wife? The networks just need to stop forcing this cross-promotion into every aspect of every show; produce quality shows, the rest will take care of itself. Let me know what you think.

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