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CW's new cheerleading series Hellcats has plenty of sis-boom-bah, the the producers stress that the series is grounded in character-driven drama.
"I think there's a lot of heart," said Smallville star and executive producer Tom Welling at Thursday's Television Critics Association fall preview. "I think there's a lot of struggle from all the characters, especially our lead. And it's sort of that journey [of] her finding her identity and what she's going to do with her life."
When he had a size 44 waist and with a case of Type-2 diabetes, Drew Carey decided it was time to turn his life around.
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"I was sick of being fat on the camera. Really, I just got sick of it. Once I started losing weight, again, like once I started dropping a couple pant sizes, then it was easy 'cause once you see the results, then you don't wanna stop," Carey, who has lost 80 pounds since ...
The chasm between cable and network programming loomed especially large on Thursday, Day 2 of the Television Critics Association presentations, as Showtime occupied the morning and the CW the afternoon. Never the twain shall meet, as Showtime unveiled a provocative array of shows that caters to the very adult, while the CW, whose focus is anything but, introduced a mere two-pack of new fall shows that rests safely if stylishly within the network's comfort zone of young female empowerment...
Cool news! Suds phenom Melissa Reeves has signed a contract with Days of Our Lives and will resume playing the role of Jennifer Deveraux in September. An NBC rep tells us the actress — who was so terrific in her recent multi-episode return for the death of Alice Horton — will hit the air during November sweeps...
Calling Rubicon a spy thriller is like referring to Crime and Punishment as a murder mystery. Cerebral, chilly and cloaked in languorous foreboding, this morose espionage drama about intelligence data analysts in a government think tank is likely to be championed ...
The CW announced plans to add more commercials to the episodes of its shows that are streamed online — and unlike on your DVR, you won't be able to fast-forward through any of them.
Dawn Ostroff, the network's entertainment president, likened the plan to the amount of commercials that currently air on television and called it "a blueprint for the industry." She added that testing by the network revealed that viewers are willing to watch more commercial content online than they are currently watching.
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Two months after the end of Lost, Terry O'Quinn is returning to TV.
The 58-year-old actor, who recently snagged an Emmy nomination for best supporting actor in a drama for the ABC series, has signed on to star opposite Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson in the Lifetime TV movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, E! Online reports.
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Stephen McPherson said Thursday that he's going to fight back against reports that he was being investigated for claims of sexual harassment at the time of his exit.
Stan Rosenfield, his personal rep, said McPherson "is not going to sit back idly regarding the false and defamatory stories fueled by unknown and anonymous sources that are now appearing in the media since his resignation from ABC." ...