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Paul Reubens on Pee-Wee's Comeback: I'll Still Be Doing This 30 Years From Now

Pee-Wee Herman

The iconic grey suit and red bowtie have returned: Pee-wee Herman is back and heading to HBO for a special filmed presentation of his Broadway show, The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway.

The 90-minute comedy show is not unlike an extended version of his Emmy-winning Pee-wee's Playhouse series, which ran for four years on CBS. Pee-wee ran in Los Angeles a year ago and is currently playing in New York's Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it has been met with favorable reviews.  

"It's cyclical," Reubens said at Friday's Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions. Reubens appeared via satellite from New York in full Pee-wee attire. "If you wait long enough... read more

Kate Winslet on Making Her TV Debut: "Film, Schmilm"

Mildred Pierce

She's won an Oscar. She's starred in one of the most successful movies of all time. Now, Kate Winslet is about to conquer another first: television.

"It never occurred to me, beyond the moment of reading those scripts, 'Wow, this is television, therefore it's going to be different somehow,'" Winslet said Friday at the Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions. The actress is starring in HBO's 5-part adaptation of Mildred Pierce. "Sure we have more to shoot ... but the level of determination and level of focus was so much more intense than certainly any... read more

Before It Airs, History Channel Cancels The Kennedys

The Kennedys

A&E Television Networks' The History Channel has canceled plans to air The Kennedys, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The eight-part miniseries, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie Kennedy, was slated to air this spring. A multi-million dollar project developed by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, The Kennedys sparked controversy among ... read more

Starz Moving Forward with Second Season of Spartacus, "Very Confident" in Recasting

Dustin Clare

Spartacus: Blood and Sand will return.

"We are officially going ahead with the long-planned, but unfortunately delayed second season of Spartacus," Starz President Chris Albrecht announced at Friday's Television Critics Association's winter preview sessions.

Spartacus star Andy Whitfield leaves show after cancer recurrence

Production on the series was halted in March after ... read more

Twilight's Jamie Campbell Bower Keeps King Arthur "Fleshy" for Camelot

Joseph Fiennes, Claire Forlani, Jamie Campbell Bower

There's plenty of sword play and sex scenes in Starz' upcoming take on the legendary story of Camelot. But star Jamie Campbell Bower says those expecting "a beefy King Arthur" should keep looking.

"We find this character when he's in his late teens. What I didn't want to have was ... read more

ABC Picks Up Two Comedy Pilots

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ABC has ordered two new comedy pilots, the network announced Friday.

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Man Up takes a look what it takes to survive as a modern man, as told through the eyes of three best friends and the women in their lives. Chris Moynihan (A Mighty Wind), Ron West (Backdraft) and Kelly Kulchak (Psych) will executive produce.

Smothered centers on ... read more

Petra Nemcova Gets Engaged

Petra Nemcova and Jamie Belman

Model Petra Nemcova is engaged to actor Jamie Belman, according to British Vogue.

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Nemcova, 31, met Belman through mutual friends and the couple has been dating for eight months. No wedding date has been set.

The model, who survived the 2004 tsunami that claimed the life of her then-fiancé Simon Atlee, has also been ... read more

When Will Camille Grammer Decide if She's Leaving Real Housewives?

Camille Grammer, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Rumors are swirling that controversial Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Camille Grammer — who just scored a reported $50 million divorce settlement from Kelsey Grammer — will call it quits at the end of the series' freshman season. According to her rep, Howard Bragman, the former MTV dancer hasn't hung up her stilettos just yet.

"Camille hasn't made a decision and won't until after the reunion show [airing in late January]," he tells TV Guide Magazine... read more

Matt's TV Week in Review

Oprah

Happy New Year! Or should we say: Happy Oprah Year!

I don't know how you spent your first few days of 2011, but I was immersed — or perhaps baptized is a better word — in the launch of OWN, which isn't just another cable channel. The Oprah Winfrey Network is a crusade, on a mission of unyielding and unapologetic uplift, inviting us into an electronic big-tent revival where each weepy show should come with its own supply of Kleenex and where all of Oprah's ambassadors stay relentlessly on message... read more

Cheers & Jeers: The Mentalist's Psychic Friends Network

Richard Roundtree, Pruitt Taylor Vince

Cheers to a couple of old pros for bringing character to The Mentalist.

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Richard Roundtree
and Pruitt Taylor Vince provided the dramatic muscle in an otherwise lightweight episode about a DOA at an MMA fight. The man once known as "the black private dick who's a sex machine to all the chicks" — Shaft! — proved he still knows his way around the ring as a sly trainer. If only Roundtree could recur, like he did in recent years on Heroes and Desperate Housewives. Maybe Simon Baker's Thomas Jane could distract himself from obsessing over Red John with a few boxing lessons?... read more

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