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Wipeout and 101 Ways Producer Matt Kunitz on His Reality Lessons

Wipeout

Reality producer Matt Kunitz has asked contestants to eat foul bugs (on Fear Factor) and jump on big red balls (see Wipeout). But that's child's play compared to what he's put people through on ABC's recent new entry, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.

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Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Are Married

Vanessa Minillo and Nick Lachey

It's Newlyweds all over again!

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo tied the knot on Friday evening in a small, tropical island ceremony, People reports.

"For us, this is... read more

Matt's Picks: Week of June 20-23

Keith Olbermann

This is one of the more jam-packed weeks of a seriously overstuffed TV summer, so let's break it down by night.

MONDAY

COMEBACK: The mercurial and always opinionated Keith Olbermann, most recently ousted from his MSNBC perch, brings his act back to cable with the same title (Countdown) but a new network (Current TV). His eclectic roster of contributors will include documentarian Ken Burns, comedian Richard Lewis and filmmaker Michael Moore. Let the ranting begin.

GUILTY PLEASURE: [As seen in TV Guide Magazine] RuPaul's Drag U, Logo at 9/8c. Think... read more

Wipeout Renewed for Season 5; Vanessa Minnillo Named Co-Host

Vanessa Minnillo

Wipeout is coming back for Season 5 with a new team member in tow, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Vanessa Minnillo has signed on as the new co-host, replacing Jill Wagner, who announced her exit last month.

Jill Wagner wipes out of ABC's Wipeout

"We will miss Jill, but... read more

Ratings: Mentalist, Star-Studded Office Finale Top the Night

The Office

American Idol still won the night on Thursday, but the season finales of The Mentalist and The Office put up a good fight.

Nearly 22 million viewers tuned in to Idol to find out which two singers made it to next week's finale. The hourlong results show also drew a... read more

Ratings: The Office Drops Without Steve Carell

The Office, Steve Carell

Steve Carell wasn't the only one to exit The Office.

Just 6.8 million viewers tuned in for Thursday's first Michael Scott-free episode — 17 percent drop from the week prior. Carell's final episode on April 28 drew 8.25 million viewers. To be fair, however, the episode that aired prior to Carell's exit drew 6.85 million viewers.

NBC's other Thursday-night comedies fared OK. Community's paintball episode brought in... read more

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

Ratings: Were Grey's Anatomy's Numbers Worth Singing About?

Sara Ramirez

ABC has reason to sing: The buzzed-about Grey's Anatomy musical episode delivered big numbers, winning its timeslot and boosting the network to second place overall Thursday night.

Grey's pulled in... read more

ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates

Ashley Hebert, The Bachelorette

Television finale season is upon us, but ABC is already lining up its summer programming.

The Alphabet network's warm-weather lineup includes the premiere of the ninth season of The Bachelorette and the return of cop drama Rookie Blue, New this summer are the debuts of The Hot Zone, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition and game shows Expedition Impossible, Take the Money and Run and 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.

ABC announces finale dates

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ABC Announces Finale Dates

Ellen Pompeo and Teri Hatcher

ABC has announced its finale dates that include a two-hour episode of Desperate Housewives and a one-hour episode of Cougar Town.

Fall 2011 TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

Check out ABC's full list of season finales:

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Premiered: June 25, 2008, on ABC
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