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Exclusive: Disney Channel Plots Good Luck Charlie and Jessie Holiday Crossover

Bridgit Mendler, Debby Ryan

Two of Disney Channel's most-watched comedies are planning a holiday-themed crossover. To kick off its month-long "Fa-la-la-lidays" programming stunt, Good Luck Charlie and Jessie will join forces in a special combined Christmas episode on Friday, Nov. 29 at 8/7c.

In "Good Luck Jessie: NYC Christmas," Good Luck Charlie's Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and PJ (Jason Dolley) are touring ...
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Watch My Show: Raising McCain's Meghan McCain Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Meghan McCain

For her new series Raising McCain (Saturdays, 10/9c, Pivot) Meghan McCain hit the road to explore some of her generation's hot-button issues. Among the topics the daughter of Sen. John McCain explores: bullying, feminism, spirituality, promiscuity and the "death of romance." This week's episode will also feature an interview with her famous father. McCain, who also serves as an executive producer, explains why she hopes audiences will pivot in her direction.... read more

Will Revolution, The Mindy Project, Nashville and Others Survive the Sophomore Slump?

Billy Burke

When NBC renewed Revolution for a second season, creator Eric Kripke knew he had to make some changes. "I'm relentless about figuring out what doesn't work and making it better," he says. "We reset the chessboard." That meant returning to the show's original conceit — a world without power — and cutting back on war-themed episodes. He also moved production from Wilmington, N.C., to Austin, giving the show a fresh look.

"With the change of Austin came a new team coming to us with a fresh eye," Kripke says. "I hope the audience sees were working hard to improve it and create a very credible world."

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Watch My Show: The Eric Andre Show's Eric Andre Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Eric Andre

There's never been a talk show like Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show. Host Eric Andre (also one of the show's executive producers) destroys his set. He attacks his band. He vomits on his desk. His sidekick, fellow comedian Hannibal Buress, barely tolerates him. He interviews fake celebrities. Real guests are uncomfortable being there. It looks like a public access show from 20 years ago. In other words, its anarchy-minded format fits nicely in Adult Swim's lineup.

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MTV Orders Singing Competition Copycat

Mike Fleiss

MTV is partnering with the executive producer behind The Bachelor to get back into the singing competition space. But here's the twist: Contestants on the new series Copycat will have to emulate their favorite singers.

The network has given a series production order to Copycat, a daily half-hour show where performers will battle each other as they impersonate the sound of popular recording artists. The studio audience will vote on every performance, with the winner taking home a cash prize and the title of "Ultimate Copycat."

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Exclusive: Fox Won't Air New Animated Series Murder Police

Murder Police

Fox has put the cuffs on Murder Police. The animated comedy, which had been picked up for 13 episodes, won't air on the network after all. Instead, producer 20th Century Fox TV plans to shop the show to cable.

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The Story Behind Masters of Sex's Racy Logo

Masters of Sex

To promote its new period drama Masters of Sex, Showtime came up with quite a racy logo. The sideways E in the word sex is more than just a stylish flourish; it appears to be the outline of a naked woman's body. The logo has appeared in most print and online ad campaigns and can be seen on many billboards and bus ads. But in some parts of the country, the network had to flip the E upright for its outdoor campaigns. "Because of standards, we had to modify the E," says Donald Buckley, Showtime's executive vice president of program marketing and digital services. "It's intriguing. We're having fun with it."

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First Look: Disney XD's Mighty Meds Taps Into Comic Book Culture

Jake Short and Bradley Steven Perry

Marvel can't have all the fun. For its new sitcom Mighty Med, Disney XD has created an entire new world of homegrown superhero, sci-fi and fantasy icons. The series, which premieres Monday at 8:30/7:30c, takes place in a top-secret hospital where those characters are patched up.

Bradley Steven Perry (Good Luck Charlie) and Jake Short (A.N.T. Farm) star as two normal boys whose extensive knowledge of comic books and superheroes lands them a job at Mighty Med. With no powers of their own, the two pals (dubbed "Normos" in this universe) must learn to help save the people who save people.

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Mark Burnett's Space-Themed Reality Show Lands At NBC

Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett is blasting into the heavens with NBC. The reality maestro's new space reality show, as first reported by TV Guide Magazine, has found a home at the Peacock network.

Burnett and Sir Richard Branson are behind Space Race, in which ordinary people will compete for a ride on one of Branson's first Virgin Galactic suborbital space flights. The winner will take off on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo from Spaceport America in New Mexico, perhaps as soon as next year.

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David Tennant Joins U.S. Adaptation of Hit British Drama Broadchurch

David Tennant

Scottish actor David Tennant, who recently wowed critics as the star of BBC America's Broadchurch, is set to star in Fox's U.S. adaptation, TV Guide Magazine has learned.

Tennant, perhaps best known as the tenth doctor on cult fave Doctor Who, will play a character similar to his role in the original Broadchurch, but this time he'll use an American accent. As in the U.K. Broadchurch, he'll play the lead male investigator in the case of a young boy found dead on a beach under a jutting cliff-face.

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