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Watch My Show: Magic City's Mitch Glazer Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Christian Cooke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Steven Strait

Starz turns back the clock to 1959 Miami Beach in the new mob-tinged period drama Magic City. Executive producer Mitch Glazer based the show on his experiences growing

up in Miami, where he spendt time at grand hotels like the Fontainebleau (where his dad was an electrical engineer), Eden Roc and Deauville. Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Ike Evans, the owner of the Miramar Playa (based on the hotels of the era). Glazer answered our show-runner survey to tell viewers why they should make a reservation Fridays read more

Fans Find New Ways to Save Their Favorite Shows

Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Donald Glover

Your most beloved program is on the bubble — so you mass-mail trinkets to the network, sign an online petition and add a plea to your Twitter avatar. But are network execs really paying attention?

The answer is yes — but that doesn't mean they've been swayed. "I love the fans and I don't begrudge them," says one network executive. "At least it gives us some evidence that there's a ...
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Special Report: Does Anyone Care About TV's Content Ratings?

South Park

Those big, clunky on-screen bugs pop up for a few seconds at the start of every TV show, often serving up a hefty dose of alphabet soup: TV-MA-L for South Park, TV-PG-L for Celebrity Apprentice, TV-PG-DL for GCB and TV-14-D-L-S-V for Bones. But if you're like most TV viewers, you probably pay no attention to TV's content ratings system, or even know what those letters stand for.

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Discovery Dumps Planet Green for New Patriotic Channel "Destination America"

Discovery Channel

Discovery is tearing down the solar panels and raising the American flag. As long expected, Discovery will recycle its failed eco-channel Planet Green on Memorial Day in favor of the new patriotic-themed network "Destination America."

According to Discovery, Destination America "will be the first network to celebrate the people, places and stories of the United States, emblazoned with the grit and tenacity, honesty and work ethic, humor and adventurousness that characterize our nation."

Discovery Plans to Revamp Planet Green

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Letterman, Ferguson To Remain On CBS Through 2014

David Letterman

Among the top 10 reasons CBS execs are smiling today: David Letterman and Craig Ferguson have officially signed on to keep their late night talk shows going through 2014.

The announcement is not a surprise, as word leaked earlier this year that Letterman and Ferguson were in talks to continue their Late Show With David Letterman and Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson at the network. But now that it's signed... read more

ABC's Duets Taps MTV Alum Quddus As Host

Quddus

Former MTV Total Request Live VJ Quddus (real name: Benjamin Quddus Philippe) has been named host of ABC's summer singing competition Duets. He joins a cast that also includes music stars Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke.

Duets executive producer Robert Deaton called Quddus "the perfect host" for ...
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Watch My Show: The Revolution's JD Roth Answers Our Showrunner Survey

The Revolution

Will The Revolution still be televised? The ABC daytime makeover show — hosted by Jennifer Ashton, Tim Gunn, Tiffanie Davis Henry, Harley Pasternak and Ty Pennington — has had a difficult time reinventing ABC's daytime lineup, only pulling about half the viewers that One Life to Live previously attracted in the timeslot. The Revolution may have to make way for Katie Couric's new talk show, which launches on many ABC stations this fall. But... read more

Ashton Kutcher Moves Closer to New Two and a Half Men Deal

Ashton Kutcher, Two and a Half Men

Talks have begun in earnest to bring Ashton Kutcher back to hit comedy Two and a Half Men for at least another year. Insiders confirm that CBS is busy negotiating with Kutcher's camp.

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As Netflix Talks End, Terra Nova Looks Officially Over

Terra Nova

The dinos of Terra Nova are now even more extinct. Despite an 11th hour attempt by Netflix to keep the show alive, a deal could not be reached and the show's producers are ready to throw in the towel.

Netflix was interested in the show, and talks had been ongoing with 20th Century Fox TV to keep Terra Nova alive. But sticking points began to emerge — and not just production costs. As a result, at least two insiders have confirmed to TV Guide Magazine that it's all over for Terra Nova.

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Exclusive: Animal Planet Gets Back to Nature With Frontier Earth

Dave Salmoni

Animal Planet expanded its focus a few years ago, adopting the "Surprisingly Human" tagline and adding shows about people with unique animal stories (think Mike Tyson raising pigeons). read more

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