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C'MON GET HAPPY

Rev up the school bus, folks. The Partridge Family is coming back to town. VH1 has given the green light to a remake of the classic '70s sitcom, to debut sometime in 2004. Additionally, the casting of the new clan will be the subject of an upcoming VH1 reality show. read more

SWINGIN' MISS

The TV jungle has proven uninhabitable for Tarzan. The WB pulled the plug on the much-hyped action-drama Thursday after it failed to find an audience on Sunday nights. A network rep says original episodes of the show will continue to air during November sweeps, after which Travis Fimmel and his six-pack abs will go "on hiatus." In related news, ABC has axed Dick Wolf's L.A. Dragnet. read more

JUSTIN TIME

Justin Timberlake dominated Thursday's MTV Europe Music Awards, winning best male singer, best pop act and best album for Justified. Christina Aguilera, who hosted the show, was named best female singer, while Beyonce Knowles won best song for "Crazy in Love." Aguilera opened the show wearing a nun's habit, which she quickly removed to reveal — shocker! — a barely-there top and leather chaps. She's so unpredictable! read more

MATRIX RECEDING

The Matrix Revolutions grossed $24.3 million in its first day of release Wednesday — far below the $37.5 million Matrix Reloaded collected in its debut last spring. read more

SEX SELLS

7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton is developing a primetime drama for Fox titled The Sex Life of the American Teenager, which focuses on, um, the sex lives of teens living in America. "I'm going to go where I haven't been," Hampton quipped to Variety. "If you can't talk to your teens about sex, you can watch Fox." Mr. and Mrs. Hilton, I think she's talking to you. read more

SEX SELLS

7th Heaven creator Brenda Hampton is developing a primetime drama for Fox titled The Sex Life of the American Teenager, which focuses on, um, the sex lives of teens living in America. "I'm going to go where I haven't been," Hampton quipped to Variety. "If you can't talk to your teens about sex, you can watch Fox." Mr. and Mrs. Hilton, I think she's talking to you. read more

NBC'S NEW TUESDAY

NBC is revamping its Tuesday night lineup beginning Dec. 2. Among the changes: The network will move Whoopi to 8:30 pm/ET to make room for the debut of The Tracy Morgan Show at 8 pm. Happy Family shifts to 9:30 pm following Frasier, which stays put at 9 pm. Good Morning Miami, meanwhile, moves to Thursdays at 9:30 pm — the timeslot briefly occupied by Coupling. read more

C'MON GET HAPPY

Rev up the school bus, folks. The Partridge Family is coming back to town. VH1 has given the green light to a remake of the classic '70s sitcom, to debut sometime in 2004. Additionally, the casting of the new clan will be the subject of an upcoming VH1 reality show. read more

COUNTRY RULES

CBS's telecast of the 37th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday attracted nearly 21 million viewers, the show's largest audience in seven years. That may explain the disappointing numbers posted by The O.C., which finished fourth at 9 pm/ET. read more

MUST BE SWEEPS

Madonna will visit the Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday to promote her second children's book, Mr. Peabody's Apples. Mmmm... apples. read more

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