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Exclusive: Erin Karpluk on U.S. Being Erica Adaptation: Do Being Eric!

Erin Karpluk

Being Erica, the Canadian dramedy about a time-traveling therapy patient, is the latest import to be adapted for American audiences.

ABC is developing a U.S. version, which will be written by Eastwick's Maggie Friedman. It's executive-produced by David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions, who also produce the original. Being Erica airs on the CBC in Canada and SOAPnet in America. The third season of the series will premiere in the U.S. on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Being Erica returns for Season 3 in January

The original Erica stars Erin Karpluk as a therapy patient who travels back in time to fix her past mistakes. The show averages around half a million viewers in Canada. The series is a hot commodity across the globe, airing in more than 160 countries, including the U.K. and Spain.

Karpluk told TVGuide.com on Thursday that she was initially nervous about someone else playing Erica Strange. "Hold on! There's only one Erica, here," the actress recalls saying during format pitch meetings.

Still, if the story line and formatting turn out great, Karpluk says... read more

Surrounded by Famous Fans, Larry King Ends His 25-Year Run on CNN

Larry King

President Barack Obama and an outpouring of celebrities and media personalities paid homage to Larry King Thursday, as the anchor signed off CNN for the last time.

King's last show was co-hosted by Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest, who began the night by introducing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a proclamation that it was... read more

The Good Wife Swears in Rita Wilson, F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham, Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham have been tapped to guest-star in an episode of The Good Wife inspired by The Social Network, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The February-slated episode will center on... read more

USA's Eden Pilot Casts Heroes, Dollhouse Alums

Enver Gjokaj, Nick D'Agosto

Heroes' Nick D'Agosto and former Dollhouse star Enver Gjokaj have been cast in USA Network's Eden pilot, TVGuide.com has learned.

Eden centers on John Sparks, a concierge in an elite New York hotel who calls on his escaped-con cousin, Eddie, for help.

USA expands with three more drama pilots

D'Agosto will play... read more

Melrose Star Amy Locane Indicted in Fatal Car Crash Case

Amy Locane

Melrose Place star Amy Locane-Bovenizer has been indicted on charges stemming from a fatal car crash, TMZ.com reports.

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In June, Fred and Helene Seeman, both 60, were pulling into their driveway in Montgomery, N.J., in June when a 2007 Chevy Tahoe driven by Locane sideswiped their 2010 Mercury Milan, prosecutors said.  Mrs. Seeman was pronounced dead at the scene, while her husband was airlifted to a hospital and later discharged.

Locane-Bovenizer, 38, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated because officers reported smelling alcohol on her breath and that they believed she was impaired. They said she admitted she had been ... read more

Ratings: The Sing-Off Keeps Up Its Solid Run

Nick Lachey

The Sing-Off  kept up its solid ratings performance Wednesday, placing a strong second to its CBS competition, the penultimate episode of Survivor: Nicaragua and a new episode of Criminal Minds.

Survivor scored a 3.5 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic and 12.8 million viewers, followed by Minds at 9, which posted a 3.2 and 13.8 million. But the two-hour... read more

Syfy Cancels Stargate Universe

Stargate Universe

Following the cancellation of Caprica, Syfy has axed Stargate Universe, the network announced Thursday.

Stargate Universe, the third show in the franchise after... read more

Check Out the Kardashian Family Khristmas Kard

The Kardashians

The Kardashians are known for their flair for the dramatic — and their family Christmas card is no different.

In the family photo — which includes Khloe's husband, Lamar Odom, and Kourtney's baby, Mason — the group of 11 strikes a serious pose in a gothic-themed shoot.

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Top Chef's Dale L.: I Take Being Eliminated as a Compliment

Top Chef - Dale

Top Chef: All-Stars' Dale Levitski tried to take a risk when tasked with making a dish inspired by chef David Burke's style, but his whimsy veal with popcorn and peanuts was just too over-the-top for the judges' taste.  TVGuide.com caught up with Chicago native and Sprout restaurant owner to find out what he thinks contributed to the downfall of the dish and why he calls being eliminated "a compliment." Plus: See what message he has for his fellow cheftestants. ...

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VIDEO: Which Wizards of Waverly Place Star Is Getting a New Love Interest?

Jake T. Austin

Wizards of Waverly Place's Jake T. Austin is growing up.

"I have a couple of love interests," Austin told TVGuide.com at Z100's Jingle Ball concert. "They're trying to show my character [Max is] growing and developing."

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