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TV News Daily: Jessica Simpson Lands VH1 Reality Show

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 23rd 2009 12:00PM
Jessica Simpson and Sandra Bullock

Jessica Simpson lands a new reality show gig on VH1, Ed McMahon passes away at 86, FX picks up the TV rights to 'The Proposal' and more TV news.

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TV News Daily: Meg Ryan to Guest on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 22nd 2009 1:00PM
Meg Ryan and Julianne Hough

Meg Ryan books an episode of HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' Julianne Hough will join fellow TV star Chace Crawford on the big screen, 'Scrubs' goes to school and more TV news.

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TV News Daily: Katherine Heigl Returning to 'Grey's Anatomy'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 19th 2009 2:00PM
Katherine Heigl'Grey's Anatomy''s backstage drama may be coming to a close.

Today, sources claim Katherine Heigl will be returning to the Emmy-winning series -- just one day after it was announced that her co-star, T.R. Knight, was checking out for good.

In other news: Oscar winner Linda Hunt ('The Year of Living Dangerously') is joining 'NCIS: LA.' She'll play a hard-nosed new character, replacing Louise Lombard, who was featured in the backdoor pilot.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV News Daily: Melissa Rycroft Joins 'Good Morning America'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 18th 2009 12:00PM
Melissa RycroftThe post-break-up gifts keep on rolling in for Melissa Rycroft.

After a successful run on 'Dancing With the Stars,' the ex-'Bachelor' contestant will reportedly serve as a special contributor on ABC's 'Good Morning America.' The new gig is expected to begin sometime soon.

Meanwhile, T.R. Knight is officially leaving 'Grey's Anatomy.' Sources say the Emmy nominee has been let out of his contract, ending his run on the show after five seasons.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV News Daily: 'True Blood' Season 2 Premiere Earns Record Ratings

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 17th 2009 12:45PM
True Blood'True Blood''s season 2 premiere took a big bite out of TV audiences on Sunday.

The show earned an astounding 3.7 million viewers -- the most HBO has seen for a program since 'The Sopranos'' 2007 finale. Talk about some bloody good news.

Meanwhile, Showtime has given the OK to a third season of 'Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.' The half-hour comedy is expected to return in 2010.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV News Daily: Noah Wyle May Star in Spielberg's Alien-Invasion Series

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 16th 2009 12:45PM
Noah Wyle may be coming back to the small screen -- that is, if Steven Spielberg has anything to do with it.

Sources claim the Oscar-winning director wants Wyle to play the lead on TNT's upcoming alien-invasion series, where a group of citizens try to fight off aliens who have nearly destroyed mankind.

In other news: David Letterman has officially apologized to Sarah Palin for remarks over her and her family. Letterman called jokes he made last week "coarse" and "bad."

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV News Daily: Stephanie March Returning to 'Law & Order: SVU'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 15th 2009 12:45PM
Stephanie MarchStephanie March will reportedly be back for next season of 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'

Show insiders say March has signed on for at least 10 episodes, although no official word has been made.

Also in the news today: CBS brings back more of 'I Get That a Lot,' while VH1 picks up the still-untitled 'OCD Project,' an unscripted series following people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.


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TV News Daily: 'My Name Is Earl' Officially Canceled

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 12th 2009 12:15PM
My Name Is Earl'My Name Is Earl' is officially off the air.

TBS has decided not to pick up the NBC comedy for a fifth series, citing -- among other things -- economic concerns. Surely karma had something to do with this.

Also in the news today: Oscar nominated star Eric Roberts joins the cast of 'Crash,' while Conan O'Brien fights back in a big way.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.


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TV News Daily: Robert Buckley Joins 'One Tree Hill'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 11th 2009 12:45PM
Robert Buckley'Lipstick Jungle' star Robert Buckley has booked a role on 'One Tree Hill' season seven. He'll play wealthy and handsome sports agent Clayton, a role previously offered to 'Terminator''s Brian Austin Green, who reportedly could not reach a deal with the show.

In other news: rumors are swirling over which actors will return for the final season of 'Lost,' set to air in 2010.

Will 'Lost' bring Charlie and Shannon back from the jump? Find out after the jump.

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TV News Daily: Showtime Renews 'Nurse Jackie'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 10th 2009 12:30PM
Nurse JackieShowtime has already ordered a second season of 'Nurse Jackie' -- after just one episode.

The series premiere averaged a combined 1.35 million on Monday, making it the network's highest rated season debut ever.

Meanwhile, 'Mad Men' has clocked in an official premiere date. The hit Emmy-winning series will begin its third season Sun., Aug. 16, 10PM on AMC.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV News Daily: Katee Sackhoff Joins '24'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 9th 2009 12:30PM
Katee SackhoffGood news for 'Battlestar Galactica' fans: Starbuck herself, Katee Sackhoff, is joining the eighth season of '24.' She'll play CTU expert analyst Dana Walsh, a role that will link her to co-star Freddie Prinze. Jr.

Meanwhile, Conan O'Brien had better keep an eye out. David Letterman is reportedly planning to extend his 'Late Show' contract through the 2011-12 season, in what could be the show's smartest human trick to date.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.


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TV News Daily: Gilles Marini Joins 'Brothers & Sisters'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 8th 2009 12:00PM
Gilles MariniGilles Marini hasn't seen the last of ABC.

The 'Dancing With the Stars' hunk has just landed a role on 'Brothers & Sisters,' where he will play Rachel Griffith's potential new love interest. In the meantime, Griffth should get ready to rumba.

Meanwhile, 'Entourage' is adding more celeb cameos to its upcoming sixth season. The show has just booked Scott Caan and 'Prison Break''s William Fichtner, joining a long list of guest spots that includes Zac Efron.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.


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TV News Daily: BET Picks Up 'Wendy Williams Show'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 5th 2009 11:15AM
Wendy WilliamsWendy Williams is baaack!

BET has just picked up Williams' talk show ('The Wendy Williams Show'), which will officially launch on July 13.

In other news, Dr. House has found himself a new roommate: Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. According to reports, the 'In the Heights' scribe has booked at least two episodes on 'House''s upcoming sixth season, beginning with the show's fall season premiere.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.


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TV News Daily: A&E Cancels 'The Beast'

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 4th 2009 12:00PM
The BeastA&E is pulling Patrick Swayze's 'The Beast' from its lineup.

Sources close to the show, which pulled in low ratings, say the show has been canceled, with its last episode having already aired on April 23.

In other news: casting for the fourth season of 'Heroes' continues today with 'Prison Break''s Robert Knepper, who will play Samuel, an evil, but charismatic villain.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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TV News Daily: Conan O'Brien Debuts With Strong Ratings

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 3rd 2009 1:09PM
Conan O'BrienConan O'Brien is looking good in the ratings department.

His Monday night 'Tonight Show' debut drew in a 7.1 rating/17 share -- the show's highest Monday night rating since 2005. Not a bad start.

In other news, Zac Efron has just filmed a cameo appearance on 'Entourage,' which is expected to debut sometime during the show's sixth season.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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