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Toni Braxton Gets Reality Series, TruTV Renews 'Hardcore Pawn' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 4th 2011 3:30PM
Toni BraxtonToni Braxton is getting a dose of reality -- reality TV. Beginning in April, the Grammy winner will star in her own reality show on WE.

According to TV Guide, Braxton will star alongside her sisters Traci, Towanda, Trina and Tamar on 'Braxton Family Values.'

In October, Braxton filed for bankruptcy for a second time. According to the Huffington Post, the 'Unbreak my Heart' singer is between $10 million and $50 million in debt.

In other TV news ...

DIY Network has greenlit 'Hollywood Hi-Tech,' a new series about celebrity homes. The show will feature celebrities such as Josh Duhamel and Fergie, and will show off their home electronics and high-end custom installations. [Reuters]

'30 Rock,' 'Glee,' 'Mad Men,' and 'Breaking Bad' are among this year's nominees for awards from the Producers Guild of America. Reality projects 'Top Chef,' 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' and 'The Colbert Report' are also among the nominees. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Life Unexpected' creator Liz Tigelaar has signed a deal with ABC Studios. As part of the deal, Tigelaar will create new projects for ABC or join existing shows. The two-year deal starts in June. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Producers Guild names noms; do you care?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 30th 2009 10:03PM
Mad MenUsually just covering the Emmys is enough to make me want to take a week long nap. But now TV shows are getting more nominations and awards than most Nobel Peace Prize Winners.

It's not just the Emmys. We've got the Golden Globes, the People's Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Peabody Awards, the ALMA Awards, the E Pluribus Unum Awards. It's good to know that at least America's cabinet makers will never suffer a major economic recession.

Now the Producers Guild has announced the list of nominations for their awards and they are almost identical to the Emmys. Mad Men, 30 Rock, Breaking Bad, Dexter; they're all there. Why not just show a rerun of the last Emmy Awards and everyone can turn in early?

Does anybody care about all these trinket tossers?

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Joss Whedon to Receive Producers Guild's Vanguard Award

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 23rd 2009 3:47PM
While Joss Whedon may still be saddened by Fox's recent cancellation of 'Dollhouse,' it looks like the Producers Guild of America will be providing the writer-producer-director with some sort of compensation.

Variety reports that Whedon will receive the organization's Vanguard Award, which recognizes achievements in new media and technology, at the 21st Annual PGA Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 24.

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