Fred Flinstone, Simon Cowell
Yabba Dabba Do! Fox announced Monday that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will launch a new version of The Flinstones in 2013.
Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly made the news official during the network's upfront presentation to advertisers, and though MacFarlane was not present, he explained his take on the animated comedy in a pre-taped clip:
Natalie Tenerelli, Rob Mariano, Phillip Sheppard
Survivor fans know never to say never, but after returning for a fourth time and finally clinching the $1 million prize, "Boston Rob" Mariano seems finally ready to hang up his baseball cap and leave the game for good.
"The main goal was to win the show and I did that," Mariano told reporters on a conference call Monday. "I'm happy to leave with the way I played and to go out at this point."
Throughout this season of Survivor: Redemption Island, Mariano's game play was equally praised and criticized for what many called his...
Jerry Lewis, The Labor Day Telethon
Will Labor Day ever be the same? A television fixture at the end of summer since 1966, Jerry Lewis is relinquishing his role as host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethon.
The 85-year-old Lewis announced Monday that this year's show will be his last, promising that he'll still perform his signature song, "You'll Never Walk Alone." He'll continue to serve as the Muscular Dystrophy Association's national chairman as he has the early 1950s. "I'll never desert MDA and my kids," he said.
One Tree Hill's Chase might've been introduced as a celibate "clean teen" in Season 4, but these days he's finding himself in a love triangle. "I like to blame it on the girls," Stephen Colletti jokes to TVGuide.com. "They came after him."
While his character has been getting close again with Alex, played by Jana Kramer, Colletti hopes he gets back together with ex-girlfriend Mia, played by musician Kate Voegele.
Survivor: Redemption Island
The granddaddy of all network reality shows might be showing further signs of creakiness, but Survivor: Redemption Island's finale and afterparty averaged 12.5 million viewers Sunday night.
The three-hour combo, starting at 8/7c, posted a 3.8 rating among 18-to-49-year-olds, helping CBS easily win the night. The season-ender declined compared with the previous season's finale in December (13.6 million, and 4.1 demo rating). But while the show's audience has dwindled in recent years, the TV staple still manages to finish in the top 15, if not the top 10. It consistently attracted more than 10 million people for its usual Wednesday airing this season.