CBS has picked up the reality series Same Name for the summer.
The show features celebrities who swap lives with regular folks who share the same name as them. The pilot stars David Hasselhoff, who travels to Lake Jackson, Texas, to trade lives with a 27-year-old high voltage power technician/landscaper.
CBS orders celebrity life swap series
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"There are things on the show that, in a million years, I never thought I would show on camera," Paris Hilton told reporters Friday at NBC's Summer Press Day. "I put my producer hat on and thought this is great TV."
But what does Hilton think viewers will be most surprised to see on her new series? "How down to earth and sweet I am," she said.
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What does Romany Malco consider good TV? The Good Wife, of course.
"It's cryptic and clever with a message that promotes strong family values," he tells TVGuide.com. "The cast is a nice mixture of flawed and complex ...
Winters that last decades. Zombielike creatures called "white walkers." Supersized wolves. A cache of dragon eggs. Game of Thrones, based on the best-selling fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, is definitely not of this world. But it centers on one of the most familiar things on earth: mighty families vying for ultimate control.
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Sam Axe is stumbling down a hill, throwing himself at a couple of armed soldiers who drag him off to their leader. He tells them in broken Spanish he just escaped from the Flaming Sword guerilla group. "Cut! Very good," shouts a familiar voice through a megaphone. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe, the hotly anticipated prequel starring Bruce Campbell and directed by Jeffrey Donovan, is under way.
Lou Dobbs is back. One of the original anchors at CNN — who departed in November 2009 — he has re-emerged in the cable news wars on the Fox Business Network where he now holds court weeknights at 7 p.m. with his new show Lou Dobbs Tonight. He's still a pretty big name and The Biz asked if there are bigger plans ahead for him at Fox News.
The alt-world Clark is back on Smallville tonight (8/7c on The CW) and you know what that means: More Luthor madness for everyone's favorite reformed bad girl, Tess. Here, in one of her final Smallville interviews, the fabulous Cassidy Freeman fills us in on what to expect when trouble from another universe comes to visit... and how she reacted to reading the script for the show's finale.
It may be the beginning of the end for Steve Carell and his Office alter-ego, Michael Scott, but the debut of Will Ferrell Thursday night gave Office fans a lot to laugh about. Here are six of our favorite moments from Thursday's episode:
"Life Happened": Before Michael Scott even realizes that he is talking to his replacement (it takes him awhile), Michael and Deangelo bond over things that only they had in common. Case in point: They both have a fear of skiing because of the death of "Sonny Bobo" and each has an overzealous affection for the Olympics. (Deangelo tried to start an animal Olympics, but "life happened.")
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Reality producer J.D. Roth had a hunch that ABC was close to picking up his new daytime series The Revolution. But Roth says he had no idea until Thursday morning that his greenlight would come at the expense of two soap opera staples.
Thursday's ABC soapocalypse left daytime fans reeling, as the network pulled the plug on 43-year-old One Life to Live and 41-year-old All My Children. Roth, whose new show will take the place of OLTL in January, says he first brought The Revolution to ABC more than a year ago.
On a visit to the Smallville set in Burnaby, British Columbia, last month, there was little indication that the 10-year-old series was in the last days of production. Though the final hour of the show (airing May 13) had already been filmed a few weeks earlier, it was business as usual for the cast and crew as they still had to shoot a couple of earlier episodes. But there was one clue that Clark Kent's long-awaited transformation into Superman was approaching. As series star Tom Welling filmed a scene in the Phantom Zone with Justin Hartley (aka Oliver Queen, aka Green Arrow), the camera zoomed in on Welling's chiseled face, revealing a well-placed wisp of hair forming what looked a lot like pop culture's most iconic spit curl. (The episode, directed by Hartley, airs April 29. New episodes return tonight at 8/7c on The CW.) A few hours later, wearing a royal blue t-shirt, black jeans and black boots, a relaxed Welling took a break from filming to talk to TV Guide Magazine about his decade-long odyssey as the man who would be Super.