Here's the Situation: A record-setting 5.3 million viewers tuned in to the Season 2 premiere of MTV's Jersey Shore.
That's up a staggering 280 percent over December's series opener, according to the network.
Paul Lee has been named President of ABC Entertainment Group, the network announced Friday.
Lee, who as president of ABC Family transformed the channel into a top 10 cable network in total viewers, had been expected to assume the role. He replaces Stephen McPherson, who resigned from the post Tuesday.
ABC Entertainment President Stephen McPherson resigns; Paul Lee in?
In his new position, Lee will oversee the creative and business operations for ABC Studios, as well as development, programming, marketing and scheduling operations for the network...
Jimmy Smits, Peter Krause
NBC is bumping up the premiere dates of several of its shows, including returning sophomore hit Parenthood and the Jimmy Smits-fronted legal drama Outlaw, the network announced Friday.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
After whispering to ghosts and playing a masseuse in a summer TV movie, Jennifer Love Hewitt is taking on the most serious role of her career. "In our third hour, airing September 29, Jennifer will be playing a woman named Vicki who has been raped multiple times and is afraid to leave her house," Law & Order: SVU executive producer Neal Baer tells me exclusively. "One of the reasons we wanted to do this episode is because it addresses Mariska Hargitay's passion for rape kits, which can help gather evidence to convict the rapists. But for some reason these kits have been sitting around unopened in cities all over the country."
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Jeers to Jersey Shore for losing touch with its Garden State roots.
As has been noted by Gov. Chris Christie, among others, much of the cast of MTV's watercooler smash doesn't hail from New Jersey. At least Season 1 was shot in Seaside Heights, but in a rush to get the show back on the air before Snooki & Co.'s 15 minutes of infamy run out, Season 2 opens with the gang fleeing the snowy Northeast for Miami Beach (or "the MIA," which, as the Situation helpfully explains, "means Miami")...
Hold on to your Vervain and copies of Twilight, fangbangers. Supernatural is about to have some fun with your favorite vein-drainers. "We're doing an episode about how vampires pretending to be Edward Cullen or the Salvatore brothers or Bill Compton are bad for you," Supernatual showrunner Sera Gamble tells TV Guide Magazine...