Medium will pay tribute this season to Night of the Living Dead — which couldn't be more appropriate, given the show's recent history.
NBC dropped Patricia Arquette's supernatural crime drama last season, but it was quickly revived by CBS, whose production division produces the show.
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"I'd been told unofficially we were getting picked up," Arquette said at Monday's Television Critics Association fall-TV tour. "I was about to buy a house, then I got told we got dropped. I was unemployed. And then I got a job. It was like, you're hired, you're fired. You're hired!"
Accidentally on Purpose
Yes, the new Jenna Elfman sitcom Accidentally on Purpose is about a career woman in entertainment journalism who finds herself impregnated by an unsuccessful slacker.
But it's not inspired by Knocked Up, executive producer Claudia Lonow said at Monday's Television Critics Association fall TV tour. In fact, it's based on the real life of Time movie critic Mary Pols, who wrote about her unexpected pregnancy in the memoir Accidentally on Purpose: The True Tale of a Happy Single Mother.
Ryan O'Neal said he would "take back" having some of his children and admitted to hitting on his own daughter at Farrah Fawcett's funeral.
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In the interview, featured in the September issue of Vanity Fair, O'Neal explained how he didn't recognize his daughter, Rescue Me's Tatum O'Neal, and even asked her out.
"I had just put the casket in the hearse and was watching it drive away, when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me," O'Neal said. "I said to her, 'You have a drink on you? You have a car?' She said, 'Daddy, it's me — Tatum!'
"I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it's my daughter," O'Neal said. "It's so sick."
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O'Neal's lack of recognition ...
Kate Gosselin says she has a "new attitude" to tackle single parenthood as Jon & Kate Plus 8 returns from a hiatus following the split from her husband.
"It is my new attitude that I am going to do things that I have never done before," Kate says in a clip from Monday's episode. "If I've never grilled before, I'm going to grill. If I've never camped before, I'm going to camp. It might take me a while, but I can figure it out, so that stemmed out of all of that. Like my new attitude is, 'I can do.'"
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The sneak peek shows ...
When a guy's as funny as Craig Ferguson, the best thing to do is get out of his way. So without further setup, here are the five funniest things he said Monday at the Television Critics Association's fall press tour.
5. On his slip-ups: "I would prefer as a viewer to watch the mistakes. I am my own blooper reel, as it happens."
Hayes MacArthur and Ali Larter
Heroes star Ali Larter traded in her superpowers for a wedding band.
The blonde beauty wed actor ...
Shakira is showing off her famous mid-region (and some leg) in a new video for her single, "She Wolf" off her album Beware of the She Wolf.
Rather than just shaking and gyrating her hips, Shakira isn't shy about contorting her body in a cage and showing off her isolation moves. Donning a flesh-toned body suit and black spandex with massive cutouts helps up the sexy factor quite a bit as well.
Watch the Colombian beauty unleash her inner animal in the video after the jump.
Michael Jackson and Katherine Jackson
Michael Jackson's mother was granted custody of the late star's three children, all of whom will receive a monthly allowance from his estate.
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On Monday, a Los Angeles judge signed off on the deal naming Katherine Jackson the permanent guardian of Prince Michael I, 12, Paris Katherine, 11, and Prince Michael II (aka "Blanket"), 7, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Superior Court told TVGuide.com.
Last week, Katherine, 79, reached a custody agreement with ...
Rob Mariano and Amber Mariano
Another reality TV baby is born as former stars of Survivor and Amazing Race Rob and Amber Mariano welcome a daughter.
Rob told People that the baby, born July 4, "tends to be a bit of a night owl like her daddy." Overjoyed with his new arrival, he added, "She is a perfect baby and we could not have asked for anything more. We are over the moon with happiness."
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