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ABC Family Renews 'Make It or Break It,' Cancels 'State of Georgia' & Orders 4 Pilots

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 16th 2011 3:30PM
Make it or Break itUPDATE: The network has canceled 'State of Georgia.'

After canceling 'The Nine Lives of Chloe King,' ABC Family has spared 'Make It Or Break It.' The show will return for a third season along with dramas 'The Lying Game' and 'Switched at Birth.'

On the development front, ABC Family has ordered four pilots: 'Village People,' 'Baby Daddy,' 'Intercept' and Amy Sherman-Palladino's 'Bunheads.'

"We are thrilled about our returning originals, the hugely successful summer and the exciting new pilots that will continue to deliver on our promise to offer our viewers programming that is engaging, optimistic and relatable," Kate Juergens, executive vice president of original programming and development at ABC Family, said in a statement. "Our line-up continues to resonate with our audience and we believe that the shows in development will become strong additions to our slate as well."

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Vampires Hunt Gymnasts in 'Make It or Break It' Mid-Season Premiere (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Mar 29th 2011 7:50AM
Vampires Invade 'Make It or Break It'Have vampires invaded The Rock on 'Make It or Break It' (Tue., 9PM ET on ABCF)? Kaylie and her teammates watch in horror as a male gymnast adds vampiric speed and strength to a routine in their training center.

He's a blur on the pommel horse, then flies off the rings to crouch briefly on the ceiling. At the end of his floor routine, he practically soars through the air, landing at their feet to snarl and flash his teeth.

When the teens try to escape, more vampires appear. And they are biting. What is going on?! Turns out it's Kaylie's dream. They won't be competing against vampire gymnasts anytime soon. Phew.

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TLC Plans Royal Wedding Coverage, USA Orders Two Series and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 19th 2011 6:30PM
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Royal WeddingAnglophiles looking for to-the-minute coverage of April's royal wedding, look no further: TLC has you covered.

The network announced today that it plans to air five full days of coverage leading up to the highly anticipated event. That includes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "specials, interviews with royals, a round-table discussion with experts and a show focusing on 'extreme' collectors of royal memorabilia."

Of course, TLC will also broadcast the wedding live.

In other TV news ...

The girls of 'Make It or Break It' will handspring their way back onto TV screens beginning March 28. ABC Family announced today that the gymnastics show's midseason premiere will immediately follow 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' on the same day. [ABC Family]

USA has ordered two new shows to series. Both 'A Legal Mind' and 'Necessary Roughness' received 11-episode orders, and each will air a 90-minute pilot. [Deadline]

The schedule for PaleyFest 2011 was officially revealed today, and it's making us seriously consider buying a plane ticket to Los Angeles for the second week of March. It features panels with Jimmy Fallon, 'Parks and Recreation' and 'Raising Hope,' and the casts of 'Freaks & Geeks' and 'Undeclared' will officially reunite on March 12. [Paley Center]

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TV Casting: Jessica Walter Books 'Make It or Break It'

by Andrew Scott, posted May 5th 2010 12:00PM
Jessica Walter'Arrested Development' funnywoman Jessica Walter will appear in an upcoming episode of 'Make It or Break It.'

She'll play Lauren's (Cassie Scerbo) grandmother in the show's upcoming season, premiering Jun. 28 on ABC Family. Walter, who recently appeared on the CW's '90210' reboot, also voices Malory Archer on the FX animated series 'Archer.' [Ausiello Files]

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What's On Tonight: '24,' 'One Tree Hill,' 'Unwrapped,' 'Glenn Martin, DDS'

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 15th 2010 12:01PM
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new, two-hour episode of 'The Bachelor.'
  • NBC has The Olympics at 8.
  • The CW has new episodes of 'One Tree Hill' and 'Life Unexpected.'
  • PBS has a new 'Antiques Roadshow' at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new 'Secret Life of the American Teenager' at 8, then new episodes of 'Make It or Break It' and 'Greek.'
  • Nickelodeon has a new 'Penguins of Madagascar' at 8, followed by a new 'Glenn Martin, DDS.'
  • At 8:30, Food Network has a new 'Unwrapped.'
  • At 9, FOX has a new '24.'
  • USA has a new 'Monday Night RAW' at 9.
  • Also at 9: History Channel has a new 'American Pickers,' followed by two new episodes of 'Pawn Stars.'
  • At 10, FX has a new 'Damages.'
  • There's a new 'Men of a Certain Age' on TNT at 10.
  • Food Network has a new 'Diner, Drive-Ins, and Dives' at 10.
  • A&E has a new 'Hoarders' at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Jonas Brother Will Not Be on 'Brothers and Sisters' After All

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 6th 2010 7:03PM
Joe JonasEarlier this week, we informed you that 'Brothers & Sisters' was considering casting Joe Jonas to play a younger version of Tommy in a special two-hour episode filled with flashback sequences and set to air in April.

Fan reaction from the news differed a lot. Some fans were glad at the idea of one of the Jonas brothers to be part of the series as Joe not only shared physical features with actor Balthazar Getty, which would have helped making this younger version of Tommy be believable, but also because the Jonas Brothers' following could have tuned in the show and help boost the ratings.

Other fans were outraged at the idea that Joe Jonas could land the role. Comments ranged from fans claiming that Joe did not look like Getty at all to them wondering if Joe Jonas had the needed acting skills to play such a role.

No matter what's your opinion, Jonas did not get the part after all. A young actor from 'Make It or Break It' was offered the role instead.

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Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence Reunite for ABC Family Sitcom

by Chris Jordan, posted Feb 1st 2010 3:01PM
The chemistry between Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, who co-starred in the ABC Family movie 'My Fake Fiance' last spring, was apparently good enough to warrant its own show.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has just ordered 10 episodes of a new comedy series, aptly titled 'Melissa & Joey.' The upcoming sitcom is set to hit the small-screen airwaves sometime this year.

'My Fake Fiance,' in which Hart and Lawrence played two schemers who stage an engagement between them to collect wedding presents, garnered more than three million viewers when it premiered in April. In the new series, Hart will play an overwrought politician who hires Lawrence to help straighten out her family issues.

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ABC Renews 'Secret Life of the American Teenager,' 'Make It or Break It'

by Bryan Enk, posted Jan 13th 2010 9:35AM
It looks like ABC Family is going to 'Make It' after all.

The Hollywood Reporter brings news that ABC Family has renewed two of its highly successful television series: 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' for a third season and 'Make It or Break It' for a second season.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 11th 2010 6:05PM
BeckerHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

So after a few weeks of not many DVDs being released, this week has a little something for everyone: old dramas (Route 66), 90s sitcoms (Becker), cartoons (The Simpsons and Bugs Bunny), car lovers (Top Gear), and even a 25th anniversary set for Transformers.

However, if you feel the need to buy season 5 of Jon & Kate Plus 8 ... well, I don't know what to say.

  • 10 Things I Hate About You - Vol.1
  • Becker - Season 3
  • Bugs Bunny - Cupid Capers
  • ER - Season 12

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'Make It or Break It' Season 1 Episode 11 'The Eleventh Hour' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 5th 2010 6:15AM
Make It or Break It, The Eleventh HourWhat happened on this week's 'Make It or Break It' season 1 episode 11, 'The Eleventh Hour' -- in 100 words or less.

The gymnasts are back, along with plenty of tears, anger, angst and love. After imploding at home, Payson puts on a brave face, returns to The Rock, and gives champion Kaylie a pep talk. "Never be sorry for winning!"

Razor interrupts a romantic evening between Damon and Emily, but the two lovebirds vow to keep their love strong while Damon's in L.A. Yeah, that's not gonna happen.

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What's On Tonight: Bachelor, Good Eats, Secret Life, Hoarders

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 4th 2010 12:16PM
  • HeroesAt 8, ABC has the season premiere of The Bachelor, followed by Conveyor Belt of Love.
  • NBC has a new two-hour Heroes at 8, then a new Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at 8, Boise State vs. Texas Christian.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8.
  • ABC Family has the season premiere of Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, then the season premiere of Make It or Break It.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8.
  • TLC has a new Little People, Big World at 8.
  • Also at 8: Spike has a new TNA Wrestling.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • TLC has a new Cake Boss at 9.
  • E! has a new Bank of Hollywood at 9.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9.
  • At 10, TNT has a new Men of a Certain Age.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Chef Academy at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: Glenn Martin, Raising the Bar, Weeds, Hoarders

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 24th 2009 4:01PM
  • The CloserAt 8, NBC has a new Great American Road Trip.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, followed by a new Make It or Break It.
  • Discovery has Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer at 8, then two new episodes of Out of Egypt.
  • ESPN has Pre-Season Football at 8, the Ravens vs. the Jets.
  • ESPN2 has the Little League World Series at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Glenn Martin, DDS at 8.
  • BBC America has a new Top Gear at 8.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Dating in the Dark.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • TNT has the summer finale of The Closer at 9, then the summer finale of Raising the Bar.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, followed by the season finale of Nurse Jackie.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • There's a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network at 10.
  • Also at 10: E! has a new The Soup Presents.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Chris Martin, Eartha Kitt and Others to Guest Voice on 'The Simpsons' & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Jul 28th 2009 12:00PM
Chris MartinChris Martin is just one of the celebrities lending their voices to 'The Simpsons'' upcoming 21st season.

Other stars scheduled to appear include Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Neve Campbell and the late Eartha Kitt.

Also in the news today: Fox pulls the plug on 'Family Guy''s abortion episode, while shuffling around some of their hottest fall TV premiere dates.

See more of today's top TV headlines after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: Bachelorette, American Idol, Kathy Griffin, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 29th 2009 4:02PM
  • Monday Night RawAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour episode of The Bachelorette, followed by a new Here Come The Newlyweds.
  • FOX repeats the two-hour Michael Jackson-themed episode of American Idol at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new Secret Life of the American Teenager at 8, then a new Make It or Break It.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 8, followed by a new Raising The Bar.
  • At 10, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • Bravo has a new Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List at 10.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at 10.
  • Also at 10: Showtime has a new Weeds, then a new Nurse Jackie.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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'Make It Or Break It' Interview With Candace Cameron Bure & Peri Gilpin

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 19th 2009 6:00PM
Make It Or Break ItFor all the attention gymnastics gets every Olympics, it's about time someone made a show about it. But ABC Family's new original series 'Make It Or Break It' (premieres Mon., June 22 at 9PM ET) isn't a reality show -- it's a scripted drama that centers on aspiring gymnasts. Stories revolve around the high level of competition in the sport and how the pressure affects not just the girls, but their families as well.

The show also marks a return to series television for two TV favorites -- 'Full House' alum Candace Cameron Bure, who plays the girlfriend of one of the girl's dads, and Peri Gilpin, of 'Frasier' fame, who portrays a mom of one of the young gymnasts. We got them to admit that neither was ever a gymnast herself ... either from lack of opportunity or just plain lack of skill (ahem, Peri).

AOL TV got the exclusive scoop from both stars on their new show and took a look back at their most iconic roles -- and the friendships and hairdos they've kept since. -- By Maggie Furlong

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