America's Next Top Model
Though the lineup leaked months ago, on Thursday the CW confirmed the cast of the upcoming "all-star" cycle of America's Next Top Model (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9/8c). Eight out of the 14 aspiring whatevers are 25 years old or older, which is hilarious since even at a decade younger they'd still be kind of old to be getting into modeling. But America's Next Top Model is not the real world or even the fashion world (which is also not the real world), and creator/host Tyra Banks recently told Good Morning America that this cycle will be about more than just modeling anyway. "I have the girls singing songs, doing music videos, creating perfumes. You can't just be a model anymore ... Now it's about celebrity-celebrity, so that's what I'm doing with my all-stars," she said.
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Joining her in doing celebrity-celebrity with her all-stars will be the usual motley crew of guest judges. Hilariously...
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Phineas and Ferb are about to embark on an adventure where they learn their pet platypus Perry is a secret agent in the TV movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension (Friday, 8/7c, Disney Channel).
Based on the Emmy-winning series Phineas and Ferb, the film takes the stepbrothers into a kind of parallel universe that eerily resembles their home. Once there, they come face to face with their alter egos and find out Perry (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is known as Agent P. The three band together, along with sister Candace (voiced by Ashley Tisdale), to stop the evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz, who plans to follow the gang back to their real home in his quest for world domination.
Showtime's political and psychological thriller Homeland asks the question: What's the price of 9/11 to this country?
But according to the executive producer Howard Gordon, the fact that the show is airing just weeks after the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and months after Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces is somewhat dumb luck.
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"The timing is significant, accidental and fortuitous," Gordon said at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews. "It is just a confluence of events. It turns out to be quite fortuitous, as are a number of other things that seem to affect the way this show is going to be viewed. Osama bin Laden was killed when were shooting Episode 2, eerily like the scene of [star Damian Lewis'] rescue."
Just months after leaving The Office, Steve Carell is returning to TV — albeit behind the scenes — with a new interview series on Showtime.
Laughing Stock, executive-produced by Carell and David Steinberg, will bring on comedy greats from the last five decades for one-on-one discussions about their careers, influences and the evolution of comedy with Steinberg (Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg).
Jerry Lewis is out as host of this year's muscular dystrophy telethon.
In May, the 85-year-old comedian-filmmaker announced that the Sept. 4 show was going to be his last. But the Muscular Dystrophy Association abruptly and briefly announced Lewis would no longer be its national chairman — or be on the upcoming Labor Day fundraiser, as he has for some five decades.
Amy Winehouse, Tony Bennett
Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett's "Body and Soul" duet will be released as a charity single benefiting a foundation being set up in her name.
Winehouse and Bennett recorded the track earlier this year for his upcoming Duets II album, which was the last record the singer made before her July 23 death.