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Kyle Richards Might Not Return to 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' 'The Killing' Posts Respectable Debut Ratings and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 4th 2011 5:45PM
Kyle RichardsWould you watch a Kyle Richards–less 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'?

The Bravo show has been renewed for a second season, but the cast contracts aren't finalized. While past speculation has focused on Camille Grammer as the housewife most likely to pass on season 2, Richards told E! Online this weekend that she wasn't sure if she'd definitely return to the show.

"We're not really sure who's coming back yet, so we'll see," she told E!. "Right now we're deciding. It's a family decision between my husband, my kids and I, and we have a little time to decide and I'm kind of deciding what I want to do."

Bravo usually doesn't comment on cast decisions until right before the seasons premiere.

In other TV news ...

AMC's highly praised 'The Killing' and Reelz Channel's much-maligned 'The Kennedys' both performed well for their respective networks this weekend. 'The Borgias' also drew a record 1.5 million viewers for Showtime. 'The Killing' saw an audience of 4.7 million in two showings last night, while a record 1.9 million viewers tuned in for the first part of the 'Kennedys' miniseries. That's not saying too much, though, since we doubt many people even knew they had the channel before ... [Entertainment Weekly]

Get ready for more Andy Cohen. The Bravo honcho's 'Watch What Happens Live' was just renewed for a fifth season. The 100th episode of the late-night talk show will air after the 'Real Housewives of New York City' premiere on Thursday night. [TV Guide]

At Oxygen's upfront presentation today, the network announced three new series, as well as the premiere dates for its 'Glee' and Paris Hilton reality shows. 'The Glee Project' will bow June 12 and 'The World According to Paris' will debut June 1. As for the new shows, 'Maids of Drama' chronicles the adventures of bridesmaids, 'Lost Angels' follows Olivia Newton John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi, and 'My Post-Grad Life' is about two women trying to find careers in Philadelphia and Boston. [Deadline]

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'Skins' Loses Sixth Sponsor, MTV Orders Dan Savage Show and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 24th 2011 6:00PM
SkinsSurprise, surprise: 'Skins' lost another sponsor.

Schick Hydro announced today that it would pull its ads from the controversial series "because some of this show's content is not aligned with Schick corporate guidelines," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Subway announced earlier today that it would yank its ads, following GM and Wrigley over the weekend and Taco Bell on Friday.

British executive Steve Morrison of All3Media, the company behind 'Skins,' said he stands behind the show. "On 'Skins,' I really have no idea specifically why advertisers are pulling out. But we stand behind what MTV has said and done about the hoopla," Morrison told THR. "The show in our view explores real world issues in a frank, responsible and legal way."

In other TV news ...

MTV has ordered a new series starring sex advice columnist Dan Savage. The show will follow the writer as he speaks at college campuses. We can hear the Parents Television Council complaints already. [EW]

The former MTV execs responsible for 'Skins' officially announced their new production company today. DiGa, from Tony DiSanto and Liz Gately, is developing projects with Nick Cannon, Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Martin. [THR]

Aussie actress Rachael Taylor has been cast on 'Grey's Anatomy.' The 'Transformers' star will play a major character's obstetrician. [TV Guide]

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News Roundup: Denise Richards Joins 'Blue Mountain State,' Logo to Debut 'The Gossip Queens' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 14th 2010 6:00PM
Denise RichardsDenise Richards has joined the cast of Spike TV's original series 'Blue Mountain State.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Richards will play coach Marty Daniels' (ex-footballer Ed Marinaro) ex-wife Debra. 'Blue Mountain State' follows the fictional college football team at Blue Mountain State. Season 2 premieres Oct. 20 and will also feature Bill Parcells, Brian Bosworth, Stacy Keibler and Chuck Liddell as guest stars.

The series' first six episodes were seen be less than 1 million viewers, but it delivered a 165 percent increase in males 18-24 in its the time slot.

In other TV news ...

Cristián de la Fuente will guest star on 'Private Practice.' The former 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant and 'In Plain Sight' star has been tapped to play Eric Rodriguez, a self-possessed and funny new doctor. The role may become recurring. [Ausiello Files]

'How I Met Your Mother' writers/producers Kourtney Kang and Joe Kelly have a new comedy project in the works at ABC. The duo are working on a new multi-camera sitcom about a couple exploring their quality of life before and after having kids. [Deadline Hollywood]

Lindsay Lohan may host 'Saturday Night Live.' The starlet who just got our of rehab is looking to brush off her tarnished career by hosting the Dec. 4 episode of the series. [NY Daily News]

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