2003, TV Show


MTV Brings Back Punk’d

Ashton Kutcher

MTV is bringing back Punk'd, the network announced Monday.
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Source: Ashton Kutcher to Replace Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men

Ashton Kutcher

Forget Hugh Grant. It looks like Two and a Half Men is going for a younger actor to replace Charlie Sheen.

Ashton Kutcher is finalizing a deal to star on the CBS sitcom, taking the place of Sheen after he was fired earlier this year, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Exclusive: Jill Wagner Wipes Out of ABC's Wipeout

Jill Wagner, Wipeout

After four seasons as one of the hosts on ABC's hit competition series Wipeout, Jill Wagner is bouncing on to new things.

Wagner will continue to be seen on the show's upcoming summer episodes, but plans to depart after that to focus on her acting career. Producers Endemol USA and Matt Kunitz are currently conducting a search to... read more

Jeff Bridges Takes on The Dude Comparisons on SNL

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges returned to host Saturday Night Live, noting it was the first time since 1983. Bridges, who received a SAG nomination for his performance in the latest Coen brothers movie, True Grit, used the monologue to poke fun at his role in an earlier Coen brothers film: The Dude, from The Big Lebowski.

Though Bridges denied any similarities, even the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street joined him on stage and called him The Dude. Bridges and the Cookie Monster — who had... read more

5 Things We Love About Parenthood's Dax Shepard

Dax Shepard

Find yourself secretly smitten by that dude who used to be on Punk'd? Well, you're not alone. Thanks to a plumb part as Crosby Braverman on NBC's Parenthood — and a starring role in the new indie flick The FreebieDax Shepard is suddenly proving he's smart, sexy, and, yes, totally crushworthy. Here are five legit reasons the former goofball, currently engaged to actress Kristen Bell, makes our hearts go pitter-patter.

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From Limos to Tattoo Parlors, TruTV Goes Behind The Scenes of Crazy Professions for New Series

Jesse Ventura and Ashton Kutcher

TruTV is going undercover and behind the scenes of some of the country's craziest professions for its newest crop of projects.

Among the cable channel's new series are Limo Bob, which examines life in Chicago through the eyes of the owner of one of the city's biggest limo fleets. Ma's Roadhouse will profile... read more

Parenthood's Dax Shepard Sheds Slacker Label in New Series

Dax Shepard may be best known for playing pranks on the rich and famous on Punk'd, but don't call the 35-year-old comic, or his latest character, a slacker. "For the record... read more

Mid-season Madness: Where Will It End?

You could get whiplash trying to keep track of shows’ comings and goings during a network mid-season as chaotic and badly managed as this one is turning out to be. Some thoughts about the latest news, much of which surfaced in the trades and some of which has yet to be confirmed by the networks:First, the no-brainer: 7th Heaven is officially being laid to rest. Again. The family-friendly drama, which was brought back from cancellation a year ago when the new CW decided it needed to launch with as many familiar franchises as possible, is now gearing up to say goodbye to the Camdens once more, when the 11th season wraps May 13. This was hardly unexpected. The show went decidedly under the radar when the CW moved it from Mondays to Sundays, where it was stranded amid a sea of repeats and second-runs of shows like America’s Next Top Model. It was time to go a year ago. This is just sad.Now on to this spring’s roster of mid-season losers. Hope you didn’t get too attac... read more

Prank You Very Much: Punk'd Airs Final Season

Ashton Kutcher's MTV series will premiere its eighth and final season on April 10 — three days after the cabler "sneak peeks" all eight new episodes in a back-to-back marathon. This time around, Punk'd's prey include Hilary Swank, "Magic" Johnson, Nelly Furtado and Jewel. The series wraps up June 5 with a "Punk'd Awards" show — or so Ashton wants us to believe. Just watch, it'll be all test patterns. read more

Top Model Champ Survives Gap-baiting

America's Next Top Model winner Danielle Evans

Also be sure to check out the Insider Q&As with Top Model runners-up Joanie and Jade. How do I love America's Next Top Model winner Danielle Evans? Let me count the ways. For starters, the 20-year-old was never at a loss for words. (If your attention span is so short that you don't remember how wonderfully witty she is, read on — this interview will remind you.) She fought as long and hard as anyone could've against Tyra Banks' head-scratch read more

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Premiered: March 17, 2003, on MTV
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