As first teased a month ago by's Soaps News, NBC is close to inking a deal that will keep the supernatural sudser Passions alive on DirecTV. Two caveats, per Variety: The show will air only four days a week, and further slash its acting tutor production budget.... Disney Channel this month starts production on Twitches Too, starring real-life sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry. The sequel finds the twin princesses threatened by an "evil darkness" and learning that their father may be alive.... Court TV begins live coverage of the Phil Spector trial today at noon/ET.... Starting next year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will honor outstanding performances by stunt performers and coordinators.

Matt (that's me) is back from vacay, rested and relaxed. If I got any more sun, Don Imus would start calling me names.