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The Fab Five are reuniting!
Bravo will host a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy reunion that will bring back castmembers Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez.
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On Friday, Regis Philbin leaves devoted Live! with Regis and Kelly viewers with 28 years' worth of memories... and a hole in their hearts. Mornings just won't be the same without Reege. Who could possibly fill the chair next to Kelly Ripa once the parade of temporary co-hosts (starting with Jerry Seinfeld) have eased the transition? Already really busy guys Jeff Probst, Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper and Ryan Seacrest couldn't possibly have time for the gig, could they? So who's it going to be? Let's take a look at eight possible contenders:
If Bravo's master of ceremonies, Andy Cohen, were a cocktail, the recipe would go something like this: Mix one part executive (he's the senior VP of original programming and development) with one part on-air talent (since last July, he's hosted Watch What Happens Live, a talk show/post-party hybrid that's airing four episodes this week). Add a generous splash of superfan — Cohen is passionate about the world of so-called "Bravolebrities" to the point of zealotry — shake, and voilà...a bracing, thoroughly meta elixir that simultaneously controls your air waves while appearing on them. TV Guide Magazine sat down with Cohen at NYC watering hole Bedlam for a couple rounds of Maker's Mark-and-ginger-ales to find out what makes him tick...
Jeff Gaspin, chairman of NBC Universal TV Entertainment, announced Monday that he is leaving the company after it merges with Comcast, Variety reports.
In a memo to NBC Universal employees, the 49-year-old TV executive wrote that he and new NBCU CEO Steve Burke "could not agree on...
Callie Torres won't be belting a tune anytime soon on Grey's Anatomy — unless "one day we may have a musical episode," says Sara Ramirez — but folks in New York can catch the actress singing live Monday from the Broadway Takes the Runway benefit.
Ramirez will perform on behalf of The Al D. Rodriguez Foundation, an organization she launched to raise awareness for hepatitis and liver cancer. It is named after a late friend of the Grey's star.
Grey's Anatomy: Are babies in the future for Callie and Arizona?
"A couple of years ago, my best friend Al D. Rodriguez was diagnosed with...
Fox has ordered 13 additional episodes of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, the No. 1 new program of the 2006-07 TV season in all demos.... Bravo premieres Shear Genius, a competition for high-end hairstylists and featuring such guest judges as Frederic Fekkai and José Eber, on April 11 at 11 pm/ET, following the Top Design season finale.... IFC premieres the compelling doc This Film Is Not Yet Rated March 31 at 11 pm/ET.... Dress My Nest, hosted by Queer Eye's Thom Filicia, debuts March 28 at 11 pm/ET, on Style Network.
Lifetime has signed Carson Kressley to host How to Look Good Naked, an unscripted series based on a successful British program in which women with body-image issues learn to feel better about themselves without drastic measures such as surgery or exercise.... VH1 and BET are jointly developing Wifey, a hip-hop drama pilot about a widow who takes over her late hubby's record label. The series would air in the same time slot on both channels.... Lea Thompson will star in A Life Interrupted, a drama inspired by the life of activist and rape survivor Debbie Smith. Two guesses as to what cable channel it's for. C'mon, take a stab.
Question: I think it's really interesting how Psych became such a hit on USA. The same with Saved's success on TNT (although I find the show a dull Rescue Me knockoff). Some channels (both cable and network) have found certain formulas that really work, and then stick with that brand. Psych, for instance, fits seamlessly into the USA brand by being a cross between The Dead Zone and Monk. In fact, I want to further compliment USA on the best ad campaign I have seen in years. I actually stop fast-forwarding on my DVR to watch those hilarious USA ads featuring their wonderful array of characters. My wife and I love them! But my question goes back to the failure earlier this year of Love Monkey (also a wonderful show) on the stodgy, serious CBS network. CBS puts on this wonderful, sweet and quirky show and it fails; so they go back to their dull formula with the ridiculous The Unit, and it's a ratings smash. Do you feel that networks and cable channels (after a scenario like this for CBS) ...
Question: A&E and Bravo have abandoned the highbrow entertainment they were created to showcase for the more lucrative waters of lowest-common-denominator reality shows, but they are just some of the latest examples of this phenomenon. Niche cable nets start out aimed at a targeted audience, often providing the only example of certain types of programming, but after a few years they start moving inexorably to the mainstream. MTV goes from videos to endless Real World-type shows. VH1 goes from videos to repackaged nostalgia shows. The Nashville Network turns into the National Network then morphs all the way into Spike. The Game Show Network becomes GSN, the Outdoor Life Network (which I hadn't heard of until it made its move) becomes the new ESPN. Even outfits that don't totally change their "mission statement" start adding their own versions of Survivor or American Idol. Is the money in niche programming so lousy that these networks have to make the change, or is it a case of their ...