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Wilson Phillips Gets Reality Show Pilot

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 6th 2011 3:00PM
Wilson PhillipsWilson Phillips: From music chart-toppers to reality stars and back again? The pop group's comeback will be the focus of a new reality show pilot on the TV Guide Network.

The all-girl singing group, known for their hit 'Hold On,' teased the project to AOL Music during the summer of 2011, but now the news is confirmed.

The project will chronicle the three members -- Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips -- as they juggle family life while staging the ultimate musical comeback.

"Wilson Phillips is extremely excited to start a reality show following the reunion of the girls and what it's like 21 years later," Carnie Wilson said in a statement. "Between touring, recording a new CD and raising nine children, the show promises love, laughter and head bumping!"

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Katie Cazorla Treats Too $hort to a Rap and a Clap on 'Nail Files' Series Premiere (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jun 22nd 2011 8:12AM
'Nail Files' S01/E01Nail salon owner Katie Cazorla has turned the Painted Nail into one of LA's favorite celebrity hot spots, and on the Series Premiere of 'Nail Files' (Tue., 10PM ET on TVGN) we got to see one of her celebrity clients, rapper Too $hort, getting the red carpet treatment when he stopped by for a pedicure.

An excited Cazorla starts to give the person with their finger on the TV Guide Network censor button a busy night, exclaiming, "I need to go over and be Too $hort's b****! No doubt about it."

In her attempts to impress Too $hort, Cazorla pulls out all the stops. First, she treats him to a special nail salon rap she's written in his honor, which goes like this: "The owner's smart and she's really witty, but I really want her to whip out her t****."

In case that's not enough to impress her special guest, Cazorla then pulls out her trump card: "I can make my a** clap!"

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E! Greenlights 'Ice Loves Coco,' 'One Tree Hill' Stars Extend Contracts and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 26th 2011 6:00PM
Coco, Ice-TThe uniquely fascinating romance between rapper-turned-actor Ice T and his model wife Coco will now grace TV screens.

E! announced today that it has ordered eight episodes of 'Ice Loves Coco,' a reality series chronicling the marriage of the 'Law & Order: SVU' actor and his wife, who is attempting some sort of "solo career," according to the press release. The pair has been married for ten years.

In other TV news ...

If The CW Picks up 'One Tree Hill' for a ninth season, all of the core stars will be back. Bethany Joy Galeotti, Sophia Bush, Austin Nichols, Robert Buckley, Jana Kramer and Lisa Goldstein have all signed on for another season. James Lafferty hasn't signed yet, but will most likely return on a part-time basis. [TV Line]

HGTV renewed several of its most popular shows, including 'House Hunters,' 'House Hunters International' and 'Property Virgins.' Also returning for more are 'My First Place,' 'For Rent,' 'Real Estate Intervention' and 'Holmes Inspection.' [Variety]

'Repo Games' doesn't premiere until tonight, but there's drama already. A man allegedly shot at the show's production team in Las Vegas yesterday. Naturally, cameras captured the incident. [THR]

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Hamm and Seinfeld Will Talk 'Curb' on TV Guide Network

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 8th 2010 6:01PM
'Curb Your Enthusiasm'The TV Guide Network seems to be really trying to increase their original content, and they seem to be doing it the right way. And I'm not saying it because I've appeared on the channel. No, it's because they're really trying to go beyond just having listings scroll on the bottom of the screen and presenting red carpet arrival specials. They're acquiring shows, treating them right, and adding value to them.

Take the case of the network's acquisition of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' Not only did the network decide to run each episode in its entirety in a one-hour timeslot, a good move considering that Larry David would have tore what's left of his hair out trying to edit them, they've decided to fill the hour with panel discussions that relate to the "issues" brought up during the episode.

Among the announced panelists are going to be Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Hamm, Seth Green, Rob Zonbie, Taraji P. Henson, Adam Carolla and Patti Stanger (yes, the 'Millionaire Matchmaker' herself will weigh in on 'Curb's' issues). The panels will be hosted by Susie Essman.

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Will 'Damages' Wind Up on DirecTV like 'Friday Night Lights'?

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 3rd 2010 3:35PM
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There's good news and bad news regarding the Glenn Close legal drama 'Damages.' The bad news is that FX has real concerns about picking up the show for another season because of the cost. The good news is that Sony has turned to DirecTV to co-broadcast 'Damages.'

If this sounds like a paradigm you've heard before, you have. Currently, DirecTV shares the broadcast rights to 'Friday Night Lights' with NBC. That's how the Peabody-award winning program has remained on the air.

The fourth season of 'Friday Night Lights' has already run on DirecTV's Channel 101 -- a fantastic season by the way -- and NBC will give present the same episodes again for a much larger audience when the show premieres on May 7. (Of course, NBC could have chosen a night other than Friday -- one of the least watched nights of the week -- but there are fans out there waiting for this quality TV show.)

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TV Guide Picks Up Reruns of 'Weeds'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 25th 2010 3:21PM
WeedsWhile you weren't looking, the TV Guide Network changed into a channel you actually might want to watch. What was once a channel filled with a giant TV schedule grid and various celebrity interviews and tedious gossip stories is slowly (or maybe not so slowly, based on how things are have been progressing lately) becoming a channel with actual TV shows and content.

First they picked up repeats of ABC's 'Ugly Betty,' and then a few days ago we told you that they picked up repeats of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' (with a new panel discussion segment hosted by Susie Essman). Now MediaWeek reports that the network will start showing reruns of the Showtime series 'Weeds.'

The fact that new owners Lionsgate wants to show some scripted shows on the channel is great news. This doesn't mean the grid is going away, it's just going to be a lot smaller.

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TV Guide Network to Air Susan Boyle Documentary

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 24th 2009 2:31PM
Susan Boyle 'Britain's Got Talent' megastar Susan Boyle, known for her version of 'I Dreamed a Dream,' will now be the subject of an upcoming documentary, set to air on the TV Guide Channel.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has purchased the broadasting rights to 'I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story,' a one-hour doc that focuses on Boyle's journey from a small village in Scotland to 'Talent' and beyond.

Boyle became an overnight sensation after her 'Dream' performance went viral in April. It has since been viewed over 300 times on the Internet worldwide.

Staying close to the Simon Cowell machine, FremantleMedia, talkbackTHAMES and Cowell's own Syco TV will produce the special.

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Coming soon: the Susan Boyle TV special

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 24th 2009 11:25AM
susan_boyle_faceIf you don't already know her story, get ready to hear all about it. On December 13, the TV Guide Network will present a Susan Boyle special. An hour all about the unlikely Scottish singing sensation. I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story is a one-hour documentary/interview/performance special chronicling the rise of the Britain's Got Talent performer who became a You Tube phenom and has just released her first CD.

American Idol's Simon Cowell is the mastermind behind this production, which will also be broadcast in England on the ITV1. It'll have celebrity interviews including Simon himself, footage of Susan's hometown, her TV appearances till now, and -- naturally -- Susan singing songs from I Dreamed A Dream, the new CD.

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The perfect Christmas movie marathon? Dirty Dancing

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 22nd 2009 11:29AM
dirty_dancing_lake_sceneOne of the stranger quirks of the holidays on television is the way networks and channels program. Movie marathons have become very common, especially TBS's tradition of 24-hours of A Christmas Story. Now, another network is following in TBS's tradition by scheduling a movie marathon of its own. The TV Guide Network will present a 12-hour marathon of Dirty Dancing. That's right, the Patrick Swayze-Jennifer Grey drama musical.

Look at this beautiful image from the movie. That's Johnny and Baby in the lake, practicing jumps for their big dance number. Doesn't it just scream "CHRISTMAS" to you?

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Mad Men, Weeds studio buys TVGuide.com and TV Guide Network

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 6th 2009 3:03PM
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Hey, if this means more coverage for Mad Men, I'm all for it.

Lionsgate, the studio that produces both that AMC show and Showtime's Weeds, has bought both TVGuide.com and The TV Guide Network. This may come as a surprise to readers who thought that they were sold a couple of weeks ago to someone else. Turns out that deal was final yet and Lionsgate came in quickly with another offer and it was OK'd.

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