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Move over, Ellen, Maury and Phil: Kris Jenner is coming to living rooms around the country this summer.
Twentieth TV has confirmed that a Kris Jenner talk show has received a green light and will debut this summer as a one-hour gabfest, featuring famous guests and topics that include celebrity fashion, beauty and more.
“The latest adventures, successes and disappointments surrounding the extensive Kardashian and Jenner family fill entertainment magazines and create daily online headlines,” said Stephen Brown, Twentieth’s EVP of Development & Programming, in a statement.
“At theMore >
Glenn Beck Tweeted earlier this week, “Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”
Amazingly, this is 100 percent true.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Beck’s The Blaze approached Current about buying the struggling channel last year, but was turned down on ideological grounds.
Beck was reportedly told that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.”
Not surprising. Current TV is the network founded by former DemocraticMore >
For reasons unknown, Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, a half-hour documentary series about Sarah Palin’s eldest daughter.
Bristol Palin, for those unfamiliar, is best known for being:
- The daughter of former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin
- Knocked up by boyfriend Levi Johnston in 2008
Since giving birth to son Tripp, she’s appeared on DWTS, fought with Levi a lot and published a best-selling book, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.
Whoever ghosted that must’ve done a bang-up job.
“From the moment she was thrust into the public eye, Bristol and her sonMore >
Rejoice, members of Team Conan.
TBS has extended its deal with Conan O’Brien by two years, the network announced today, with its Head of Programming, Michael Wright, saying in a press release:
“We are proud to be in business with Conan O’Brien for the long run. Night after night, Conan and his team have put together terrific shows that draw a young and fiercely loyal audience. As if that weren’t enough, they have also built a dynamic online presence that keeps fans engaged like no other show in late night.”
Conan has enjoyed three straight months of audience growth. It’s averaging 1.1More >
Justin Bieber is in a giving mood.
The singer appeared this morning on The Today Show and hyped his best-selling Christmas album, “Under the Mistletoe,” explaining that a portion of all proceeds are going toward charities that include Make-a-Wish, Medishare for Haiti, City of Hope and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
But the Biebs did a lot more than talk a good game: he sang a terrific one! Watch below as Justin takes to the stage with his mentor, Usher, and the pair duet on a holiday classic. Roast some chestnuts over an open fire with this talented duo now:More >
Are you ready for some reality TV Drama? Because if you aren’t you’ll want to begin preparing yourself now. The Real Housewives of New York City are making a comeback with their 4th season premiering on April 7.
Ready for another round of torment and humiliation are housewives; Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon, Sonja Morgan and new housewife Cindy Barshop.
As already announced Bethenny Frankel is out for the fourth season which will debut at April 7 (10 PM).
You may recall that BRAVO shelved Real Housewives of New York in favor of The Real HousewivesMore >
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is dipping into the world of professional sports in order to fill two potential slots on season two.
First, as previously reported, producers met this month with Los Angles Lakers executive Jeanie Buss to gauge her interest in joining the cast.
Now, they are in preliminary negotiations with Courtney Hansen, the host of Spike TV’s “Powerblock,” a two-hour programming portion dedicated to cars.
The daughter of a former raceway owner, Hansen was named one of FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005. She’s married to pharmaceutical tycoon Ilya Sapritsky,More >
Last fall, MTV decided to bring back The Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad for a new reality series focused on the young star’s burgeoning fashion line.
Yesterday, in a bit of a surprise, Conrad’s series was passed on by the network.
“We decided not to go ahead with the show,” Head of Programming David Janollari said. “It was a great attempt but just didn’t feel like a perfect fit for us.”
Lauren Conrad personally explained why that is in a statement to EW …
“We sold a show to MTV, filmed it and are really proud of the final result. MTV felt the subject matter was too high browMore >
MTV has pulled the plug on a new reality TV series featuring Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad.
The show was to follow Conrad’s work as she works on The Lauren Conrad Collection for retailer Kohl’s.
MTV wasn’t in too deep with the show, having only shot one pilot episode for the show in October.
David Janollari, EVP, Head of Programming at MTV told Entertainment Weekly:
“We decided not to go ahead with the show,” while adding “She did do a pilot. There were talks about whether we could somehow manage to put together a special based on that footage but that’s also a big question
Poor Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear, their biopic miniseries about the Kennedy family, titled The Kennedy’s has been turned down by most major TV networks and now they can add Showtime to that list.
The History Channel, originally slated to air the miniseries announced several days ago that they canceled plans to air the controversial retelling of the family, mostly focusing on JFK and Jackie O.
Last week History Channel execs said the series was “well shot” but was also not a “good fit” for their programming. The miniseries was then pitched and turned down by Starz and FX.
Showtime shootingMore >
HBO will officially end their hit series Entourage after the 2011 season. The networks longest running series will end with a shortened final season according to Entourage producers.
HBO made the announcement on Sunday, stating that the final season would have just six episodes, that number is compared to 14 episodes during a regular season.
HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo told The Hollywood Reporter:
“The plan right now is we’ll finish up this season, we’ll do a shorter order for next season, we’ve talked about six.”
“(Creator Doug Ellin) is appropriately reserving – he wants
Becki Newton and husband Chris Diamantopoulos are expecting their first child.
This is happy news for the couple, but it’s created a panic at NBC.
The former Ugly Betty star is signed on to anchor Love Bites, a new series premiering on Thursday nights in the fall. Or at least scheduled to – its pilot has been pushed back until midseason because, as NBC Vice President Vernon Sanders said, “she plays a virgin, so we have to make adjustments to that.”
We can see how a pregnancy could throw a wrench into this plan.
In the place of Love Bites, NBC will air a new season of TheMore >
Just two episodes into the third season of True Blood, HBO has renewed this drama for a fourth season.
With ratings for its premiere last week up 38% from the opening episode of June 2009, President of HBO Programming Michael Lombardo said it was an easy decision to make.
“The new season of True Blood is off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics. We’re looking forward to more chills from Alan Ball and his gifted team next year.
“I am beyond thrilled to be able to continue working with this amazing cast and crew. ThisMore >