Sex and the City
Watch out Blair Waldorf! A new, fashionable queen bee could be invading your territory.
The Carrie Diaries, the young adult novel prequel to Candace Bushnell's Sex and the City, may be adapted at The CW by Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Deadline reports. It's also likely that Amy Harris, who was a writer on the HBO series and currently writes for Gossip Girl, will handle the script adaptation.
Although Shane Sparks told TVGuide.com that he'd be fighting the "bogus allegations" of child molestation stemming from his arrest in 2009, he has pleaded no contest to a single felony count of having unlawful sex with a minor under 16.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the former America's Best Dance Crew judge and Emmy-nominated So You Think You Can Dance choreographer entered into a plea deal Tuesday at Los Angeles County Superior Court in which eight felonies in connection with alleged sex acts would be dismissed in return for his pleading no contest to the single felony.
Send in the clown doctors. Late-night programmer Adult Swim has renewed Childrens Hospital for a fourth season, Cartoon Network announced Tuesday.
The satirical medical series is written by and stars Rob Corddry as a doctor who wears clown makeup and "blood"-splattered scrubs so he can practice what he calls the "healing power of laughter" at a hospital where the staff is more interested in tending to their overactive libidos than treating patients.
Bill Paxton, Kevin Costner
Big Love's Bill Paxton will soon trade love for hate.
The actor has been cast as Randall McCoy in History's new miniseries, The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta, the network announced Tuesday. He joins Kevin Costner, who will play "Devil" Anse Hatfield.
Jeff Mauro, Susie Jimenez, Vic "Vegas" Moea
After 11 weeks, numerous cooking and camera challenges and the ultimate pilot presentations the newest Food Network Star has been named. But first, the pool had to be reduced by one. Their penultimate challenge is to make and present the best dish of their lives.
Jeff Mauro brings an eggplant parmesan sandwich to the table, Susie Jimenez presents carnitas with cactus side salad and Vic Moea whips up a hearty zuppe de pesce.
"It was the scariest time of my life," Patti Stanger told reporters recently about diving back into the dating scene. The Millionaire Matchmaker returns Monday at 9/8c on Bravo as a single gal and shares in her clients' misery. That's right, Stanger has subjected herself to the dreaded mixer process and first date on camera. But will she scare away potential lovers with her notoriously brash and outspoken personality?
Everyone's favorite British singleton is back!
Working Title Films is moving forward with a third installment to the Bridget Jones films, which are based on the novels by Helen Fielding, EW reports.
Tyler Florence, Great Food Truck Race
The Great Food Truck Race revs up for its second season on Sunday (10/9c on Food Network). This time, everything's bigger (well, maybe not host Tyler Florence: Eight trucks (one more than last season) will compete for $100,000, which is double the prize money from the show's first outing.
The mobile food purveyors will start in Malibu, Calif., then try their hand at selling to the crowds in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, a little town called Manhattan in Kansas, Memphis, Atlanta and finally end up in Miami. Now that the competitors have had a chance to see the first season of The Great Food Truck Race, it'll be interesting to see if they've learned about marketing and resourcefulness as part of their food-selling strategy.
Food Network Star
After nearly a dozen weeks of competition, the latest Food Network Star will be crowned on Sunday at 9/8c. But who deserves to invade our homes on a regular basis to help fill our tummies? Let's take a look at the finalists: