ABC has put Karen Sisco on hiatus, but the network promises the low-rated critical darling will return to the schedule in March. In its Wednesday/10 pm timeslot, ABC will debut the latest edition of Celebrity Mole beginning Jan. 14 the same night The Bachelorette premieres. Meanwhile, Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital ABC's 15-hour limited series will bow March 3 with a special two-hour installment.
Speaking of Celebrity Mole, ABC has rounded up another treasure trove of D-listers for its latest installment. Among the has-beens hoping to revive their careers: Mark Curry, Tracey Gold, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Angie Everhart, Ananda Lewis, Stephen Baldwin and Dennis Rodman.
Nicole Kidman who recently surpassed Keri Russell as my all-time favorite actress was honored Friday night with the 18th annual American Cinematheque Award for career achievement. The ceremony will be broadcast Dec. 1 on AMC.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh returned to the airwaves Monday after what he described as "five intense weeks" of rehab for an addiction to painkillers. "There is a whole lot of stuff I can tell you that I can't tell you yet," he said. "There's even more honesty to come." Let me guess: Courtney Love is his sponsor.
Former CBS CEO Laurence Tisch, who ran the network from 1986-95, died Saturday of complications from gastric cancer. He was 80.
California Governator-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger will be inaugurated today in a quick, low-key ceremony. His first order of business once sworn in: reforming the state's workers' compensation system. After that, he'll hit the gym.
The American Music Awards Host Jimmy Kimmel's ban on thanking God in acceptance speeches. "God does
not watch television," Kimmel pronounced, "and if he did he certainly wouldn't be watching this show." (I may
be alone in this, but I found Kimmel's biting introductions refreshing. Like this one
for Monica and Heather Headley: "Our next two presenters have been
performing since they were young enough to date Rod Stewart.")
All right, who had Justin Timberlake and Fleetwood Mac in your annual
American Music Awards office pool? Huh? Yeah, you're gloating proudly today,
aren't ya? But whoever bet that Macy Gray would ramble on about how "p----d off"
she was that she didn't get nominated is surely cleaning up right now. Anyway, here are
some other noteworthy moments:
Clay Aiken on winning the Fans' Choice award: "I'm kinda used to second
Luther Vandross' mot
The next installment of CBS's Survivor, featuring all-stars from the first seven editions, will premiere Feb. 1 following the Super Bowl, USA Today reports. The network won't confirm the list of participants, but TV Guide Online has learned that Deb Eaton will not be back.