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Mid-Season Burning Questions

Mid-Season Burning Questions

It's Round 2 for the networks as they head into mid-season. As CBS and Fox dominate, ABC is hoping to continue its momentum and NBC's looking for a break. Here are hot topics to consider this winter.

Will new drama Smash and the return of The Voice finally hit some high notes for NBC?
The Peacock's execs and its competitors all agree this is the key question for winter. "NBC is going to have a very sleepless night the evening both shows premiere," says one rival. "That night is going to determine the fate of NBC for the rest of the season." It's unclear whether a broad audience will be interested in Smash's Broadway themes or if ratings for The Voice will sing in Year Two. But The Voice has a Super Bowl lead-in for its premiere on Feb. 5, and then airs again before Smash's launch on Feb. 6. "Resetting Monday night entirely is a risk," admits NBC scheduling head Lisa Vebber. "It's a tough night of competition, and CBS is strong. But we have two creatively strong shows. Hopefully we can build something there."

Will American Idol come back as big as last year, or has The X Factor created viewer fatigue for singing competitions?
"Going into its 11th season, it doesn't seem to be losing steam," Fox scheduling chief Preston Beckman says of Idol. "It's always about the talent, and if we have the talent, we'll be fine." Unlike last season, the first for new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, rivals aren't predicting gloom and doom for Idol. "Would I be surprised if they came back as strong as ever? Not really," says a competitor. However, the last time Idol premiered, there was no X Factor or The Voice, and the landscape may have shifted. "As a viewer, you probably need to pick and choose your music shows. It's hard to believe viewers can have an alliance to three different singing shows."

Can ABC successfully launch GCB as a Desperate Housewives replacement?
The network scored with two new dramas (Revenge and Once Upon a Time) this fall but may see its momentum slow in mid-season as those serialized hours head into repeats. Meanwhile, Housewives is slumping in its final season and won't be much help as a lead-in to the campy GCB when it launches in March. But critics like GCB — and ABC seems to be on a roll.

When will fan favorites Community and Cougar Town return?
NBC and ABC are mum, frustrating fans who have turned to Twitter to save their shows. Both will have plenty of episodes in the can and will be back by spring. "This is by no means the end of Community," Vebber says, noting that the show may benefit from airing a string of new episodes, with no repeats, later this season. Cougar Town exec producer Bill Lawrence has hinted on Twitter that he expects his show to be back "soon in the New Year."

Can The CW finally break a new reality show?
The mini network has had a tough time finding an unscripted series to complement America's Next Top Model but hopes that the similarly themed Remodeled may do the trick. The CW will launch Remodeled by airing it five times over the course of eight nights this month (starting Tuesday, Jan. 17). "You need to give viewers the most chances possible to find new shows," says CW scheduler Kevin Levy.

Do viewers still remember AMC's Mad Men?
By the time Don Draper returns in March, it will have been 17 months since the last original episode of Mad Men. The show's small fan base is loyal, however, so despite the long break between seasons, audiences may still be mad for Men. "What we're hearing is nothing but excitement and anticipation for the return," says AMC president Charlie Collier. Adds a competitor: "I think fans of the show have gotten used to the lengthy gaps between original episodes."

Academy's New Oscar Poster Celebrates 8 Decades of Movies

Academy's New Oscar Poster Celebrates 8 Decades of Movies

And the Oscar poster is....

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the poster Wednesday for the 84th Academy Awards, featuring an Oscar statuette and images from eight films across eight decades: "Gone with the Wind" (1939), "Casablanca" (1943), "Giant" (1956), "The Sound of Music" (1965), "The Godfather" (1972), "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), "Forrest Gump" (1994) and "Gladiator" (2000).

All but one won the Best PIcture Oscar, and we'll give trivia fans a few moments to guess which.

Also read: 'Forrest Gump,' 'Silence of the Lambs' Added to National Film Registry

Okay. Ready? "Giant" won George Stevens the Oscar for Directing, but didn't claim Best Picture.

The poster includes the tagline "Celebrate the movies in all of us."

"Whether it's a first date or a holiday gathering with friends or family, movies are a big part of our memory," said Academy President Tom Sherak. "The Academy Awards not only honor the excellence of these movies, but also celebrate what they mean to us as a culture and to each of us individually."

Albrecht Durer Engraving: 'Pawn Stars' Big Score

Albrecht Durer Engraving: 'Pawn Stars' Big Score

Not every item Rick Harrison buys on "Pawn Stars" (Mondays, 10PM EST on HIST) can be classified as a major score, but Harrison hit the jackpot when he paid $5,500 for an engraving by German Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer entitled "The Knight, Death, and The Devil." Although Harrison initially worried that purchasing the work was a gamble, his decision ended up paying off in spades.

After acquiring the engraving, Harrison took it to an appraiser, who gave him some background on the work, along with some very good news. The expert told Rick and Codey that "The Knight" is considered by historians to be one of Durer's signature works, a visual representation of Psalm 23 that is dated to approximately 1513. Then he told the Harrisons how much it was worth at auction: anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000. When they got the good news, all Rick could do was laugh, while Codey put his arm around his dad and let out a triumphant "Yeah!" in celebration. It's not every day that a 16th century work of art from the ends up in Las Vegas, but the Harrisons are certainly glad this one did.

Steven Tyler Engaged to Erin Brady

Steven Tyler Engaged to Erin Brady

Steven Tyler is engaged to longtime girlfriend Erin Brady, TMZ reports.

The Aerosmith rocker and American Idol judge popped the question some time over Christmas, according to the site. TMZ also posted photos of the couple in Maui during the holiday, with Brady sporting a huge diamond ring.

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Tyler, 63, and Brady, 38, have been dating for five years. Earlier this year, Tyler shot down rumors of an engagement.

Tyler was previously married to late model Cynthia Foxe from 1978-87 and to clothing designer Teresa Barrick from 1988-2006. He fathered Mia Tyler with Foxe and has two kids with Barrick.

Julie Andrews 'looking forward to' another New Year's in Austria for PBS

Julie Andrews 'looking forward to' another New Year's in Austria for PBS

Julie Andrews won't be home for the New Year's holiday, but she'll be someplace that almost feels like it to her.

The Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning talent filmed the classic movie "The Sound of Music" in Salzburg, and she returns to Austria as third-time host of PBS' annual "Great Performances" special "From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration" Sunday (Jan. 1). In presenting the Vienna Philharmonic's traditional concert of Strauss music, she'll also tour various sites throughout the city.

"It's kind of a wonderful picture-postcard," Andrews tells Zap2it, "particularly the way PBS frames it. I do get to travel around, and it's a joy. And, of course, the music is spectacular and so is the hall (the Musikverein). In this case, I'm doing it right up to the moment ... going to various spots and taping for four or five days, then hosting the concert itself on New Year's Day."

Andrews has done little singing in recent years, a byproduct of throat surgery she had in 1997, but she maintains her appreciation of great music. When she was a young performer, she sang Strauss compositions with what she now recalls as unfortunate lyrics set to the classic melodies.

"With 'The Blue Danube,' for example," she says, "there I was, piping away, little guessing that I would be in Vienna and hearing it for real. And in that beautiful hall, too, which is exquisite. It's filled with flowers, and the people are wearing the traditional costumes of the country. It's lovely."

Though she also was scheduled to host "From Vienna" last year, Andrews had to bow out due to the death of her husband, "The Pink Panther" and "Victor/Victoria" filmmaker Blake Edwards. (News personality Paula Zahn was the last-minute substitute.) Though she allows that she and her family are still coming to terms with his passing, Andrews is glad to be involved in the special again.

Before flying to Austria, she anticipated leaving "a lot of wrapping paper around, and I hope somebody gets it cleaned up before I return. I'm looking forward to this, and it's a good thing to be doing this year. It helps."

ABC aired "The Sound of Music" on Christmas Eve, and the Disney studio's "Mary Poppins" -- which earned Andrews her Academy Award -- is being shown twice daily through Friday (Dec. 30) in a holiday-season family film festival at New York's Lincoln Center.

"I'm so proud to have been a part of them," she reflects. "That may sound a little Pollyanna-ish, but it's the absolute truth. I mean, how lucky can anybody be to be asked to be in those movies? I'm thrilled that every seven years or so, a new generation gets to see them."

MTV Closes an Amazing Year in Animation With the Season Finales of "Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head" and "Good Vibes,"

MTV Closes an Amazing Year in Animation With the Season Finales of "Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head" and "Good Vibes,"

As the year comes to an end, MTV is celebrating the season finales of its hit animated series of "Mike Judge's Beavis and Butt-Head" and "Good Vibes" on Thursday, December 29 beginning at 10:00p.m. ET/PT. After an amazing return to the MTV airwaves, America's favorite pair of lunkheads are closing out the season, hopelessly trying to finally seal the deal with the ladies. Back to back episode "Good Vibes" follow at 10:30p.m. ET/PT, featuring a special appearance by the band OK Go.

The finale episode of Beavis and Butt-Head kicks off the night at 10:00p.m., with the dim-witted horndogs finding themselves in a waking dream of ladies, but they're still not getting any action. They somehow end up trapped in their favorite elevator with a smokin' hot chick, but when it comes to scoring, these guys aren't going anywhere.

The night continues at 10:30pm with the first of two episodes of "Good Vibes" as Woodie loses a surf competition to Turk, he thinks he's lost his "stoke." The boys turn to surf legend, and Woodie's hero, Duke Sanchez. As luck would have it, the very wave that made Duke famous - the Dongabunga - is arriving early to Playa Del Toro, and if Woodie can conquer it, not only will he get his "stoke" back but he'll become a hero in his own right.

Then at 11:00p.m. the season finale event continues with a second episode, featuring a special appearance by the band OK Go. Babs worries that she has been too lax as a parent after being called into the principal's office because Mondo has chosen his college applications by the "slut to teacher ratio." When the Oceanus music festival comes to Playa, Babs takes it as an opportunity to step up her parenting skills. Though the night starts out with Mondo on a short leash - literally - it ends with Babs getting him backstage to see OK GO, and majorly impress Jeena.

In 1993, Mike Judge (creator of "Beavis and Butt-Head") and MTV knocked their heads together and launched a cartoon series starring a couple of lunkheads and unwittingly started an animated pop culture revolution. Now, Beavis and Butt-Head are back on MTV to unleash upon music videos, "Jersey Shore," viral videos and more.

"Good Vibes," follows transplanted Jersey boy Mondo (voiced by Josh Gad, "The Book of Mormon") and his best bud Woodie (voiced by Adam Brody, "The O.C."), as they surf the biggest waves, hit the wildest parties and chase the prettiest girls in Play Del Toro - a colorful California beach community.

The all-star ensemble cast also features Debi Mazar ("Entourage") as 'Babs' Mondo's mom; Alan Tudyk ("Suburgatory," "Serenity") as 'Lonnie,' a burnt-out but wise beach bum; Danny McBride ("Eastbound & Down") as 'Ms. Teets,' a massively overweight and inappropriate human sexuality teacher; Olivia Thirlby ("Bored to Death") as 'Jeena,' the beautiful girl of Mondo's dreams; Jake Busey ("Starship Troopers," "The Good Guys") as 'Turk,' an obnoxious local surfer and bully; and Tony Hale ("Arrested Development) as 'Wadska,' a charmingly nerdy and delusional friend.

"Good Vibes" was created by David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness") and is animated by Six Point Harness. Along with Green, executive producers are Tom Brady ("The Simpsons"), Tom Werner ("Roseanne," "That 70's Show"), Mike Clements ("Life and Times of Tim," "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea") and Brad Ableson ("The Simpsons").

MTV To Air Two All New Back-To-Back Episodes of "Good Vibes" Beginning at 10:30pm ET/PT

Idol's Danny Gokey Is Engaged

Idol's Danny Gokey Is Engaged

American Idol alum Danny Gokey, who famously lost his wife shortly before his Season 8 audition three years ago, is engaged to his girlfriend, Leyicet Peralta.

The pair plans to wed late next month, they announced on the website for Gokey's children's foundation, Sophia's Heart, which is named after his late wife.

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"He is thrilled to have found Leyicet who also shares his passion and desire to help children and families in need," reads the message. Gokey and Peralta are requesting all gifts be in the form of a donation to Sophia's Heart.

"We are thankful for so many of the blessings God has given us," the couple says in a statement. "It is our desire to see homeless children and families be kept together and lifted back on their feet through the help of Sophia's Heart. We love and appreciate you all."

Sophia Gokey died in July 2008 from complications after a routine heart surgery. Four weeks later, Gokey auditioned for Idol and made it all the way to third place behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert.

Guy vs. Rachael

Guy vs. Rachael

While celeb chefs like Paula Deen and Anthony Bourdain battle in the press, Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray are wielding their knives in a more suitable setting: the kitchen!

Two of the worlds most famous culinary creators will face off in The Food Network's newest reality competition series, Celebrity Cook-Off, and ETonline has an exclusive first look at the duo in action.

Watch as Guy mentors Lou Diamond Phillips and Rachael whisks Cheech Marin into a foodie frenzy before the two upstarts put their reputations on the line to win cash for their charity of choice and the championship title!

Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off premieres January 1 at 9 p.m. on Food Network.

'Glee' Michael Jackson tribute song list leaks

'Glee' Michael Jackson tribute song list leaks

We know we're not supposed to believe everything we read on random spoiler sites, but we can't help but take a second look at this leaked set list believed to be from the upcoming "Glee" Michael Jackson tribute episode.

Judging from other bits and pieces of intel coming from the set, this tracklisting seems pretty legit. While we're okay with waiting until the big January episode to hear how these tunes turn out (or, you know, whenever they want to release 'em), we'll happily speculate over whether this list is the real deal or not.

As reported on Perez Hilton, here's what the "Glee" gang will sing come Jan. 24:

"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" -- Blaine
"Bad" -- New Directions & Warblers
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" -- Finn & Rachel
"Smooth Criminal" -- Santana & Sebastian
"Never Can Say Goodbye" -- Quinn
"In The Closet" -- Brittany & Santana
"We Are The World" -- New Directions & Warblers
"Black And White" -- Puck
"Ghost / Monster" -- New Directions
"Beat It / Billie Jean" -- Warblers
"The Way You Make Me Feel" -- Kurt
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" -- Artie

All in all a good selection of songs, but we can't help wonder why "Glee's" resident MJ coverer -- Artie, a.k.a. Kevin McHale -- only gets one song of his own. He's just so good!

'Doctor Who' fan turns her house into a TARDIS

'Doctor Who' fan turns her house into a TARDIS

Do you think you're a "Doctor Who" super fan? You say you have all the sonic screwdrivers out there and you yell "Geronimo" at every opportunity? You call perplexing situations all "wibbly wobbly timey wimey" and tell people that "bow ties are cool." Well, all that put together is still not enough to rival one Glasgow fan who turned her house into a TARDIS.

For you non-Whovians, TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimension In Space. It's the vehicle with which the Doctor travels through time and space and is shaped like a 1960's blue police box. It's also what the door to Erica Quinn's home looks like. Mirror reports that she even matched the paint color from the original police box that still exists at the corner of Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, not far from her home.

In addition to the TARDIS door, Quinn has life-sized cardboard cutouts of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors (David Tennant and Matt Smith), companion Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and time agent Captain Jack (John Barrowman), and a Dalek looking out the window of her home. (Daleks may look like upside down garbage cans holding a plunger to non-Who fans, but trust us, they'll kick your butt!)

Quinn rearranges the characters every year and dresses them up for holidays. Captain Jack even wore a black armband last year to mourn the Tenth incarnation of the Doctor. Quinn, who lives with her husband and two children says, "I call it my double take door. People walk by and just stop and stare. People have started calling me the Doctor Who House Lady." Lady, we love it with both of our hearts.

Bill Maher's Tim Tebow tweet sparks HBO boycott

Bill Maher's Tim Tebow tweet sparks HBO boycott

Bill Maher is no stranger to controversy. He was fired from his late night show on ABC after he made some controversial comments about the 9/11 hijackers. He then started up "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO, which is currently running, giving him a more permissive forum for his views.

Maher is back in the news again for a comment he made about football player Tim Tebow, and this time some people on Twitter are calling for a boycott of HBO in protest. After the Denver Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills on Christmas Eve, Maher tweeted, "Wow, Jesus just fucked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere in hell Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler 'Hey, Buffalo's killing them'"

Tebowing has become a well-used term and refers to getting down on one knee to pray in a crowd no matter what else is going on, something Tebow does frequently.

Sonny Rollins, jazz great, is Kennedy Center Honor recipient

Sonny Rollins, jazz great, is Kennedy Center Honor recipient

Saxophone legend Sonny Rollins was one of five 2011 Kennedy Center honorees, alongside actress Meryl Streep, singer Barbara Cook, singer/songwriter Neil Diamond and cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Rollins said of the honor, "I am deeply appreciative of this great honor. In honoring me, the Kennedy Center honors jazz, America's classical music. For that, I am very grateful."

Former President Bill Clinton gave the toast saluting Rollins, in which he said:

"It was unbelievable, and it still is. Decade after decade after decade, this man explores the far reaches of the possibilities of what has lovingly been called the devil's horn. His music can bend your mind, it can break your heart, and it can make you laugh out loud. Still today after all these years, if I wake up in kind of a bad humor, or I'm worried about something, if I put on Sonny Rollins' version of 'Brown Skin Girl,' I will laugh out loud.

I have thought so much about his unique gifts. He has done things with improvisation that really no one has ever done. In complexity and creativity, he rivals Coltrane."

Congratulations to Rollins and all the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors recipients.

Reusable toilet paper -- ewww -- on TLC's 'Extreme Cheapskates'

Reusable toilet paper -- ewww -- on TLC's 'Extreme Cheapskates'

We're now acquainted to the coupon-clipping, bulk-buying ways of the families profiled on TLC's "Extreme Couponing," but get ready to learn about a much more disturbing kind of penny pincher.

On the network's newest reality special, "Extreme Cheapskates," the most frugal folks in America share their secrets to saving money. Let's just say it's not for everyone.

Angela, a middle-class mom, has come up with a unique way to save $240 a year -- by using washable cloth squares instead of disposable toilet paper. Watch the video and find out how, exactly, she and her family have managed to keep up their cloth-as-toilet-paper thing for five years now.

Yes, it's kind of gross. But still fascinating. TLC, you get us every time!

"Extreme Cheapskates" premieres Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 9 p.m.

Former 'Saturday Night Live' Writer Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Former 'Saturday Night Live' Writer Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

The body of Joe Bodolai, who co-wrote the script for the first "Wayne's World" movie, was discovered at a Los Angeles hotel on Monday.

Joe Bodolai, a former Saturday Night Live staff writer who co-wrote the first draft of the 1992 Wayne's World movie, was found dead at a Los Angeles hotel on Monday after apparently committing suicide, TMZ reported.

Bodolai's body was discovered by cleaning staff at the hotel, where he had been staying about a week. When police arrived the scene, they found a bottle of antifreeze and Gatorade, according to TMZ.

In a grim bit of foreshadowing and perhaps a cry for help gone unnoticed, Bodolai, 63, had posted what seemed to be a suicide note on his website Dec. 23.

His post -- titled "If This Was Your Last Day Alive What Would You Do?" -- includes lists of "Things I Think Will Happen Next Year" ("Snooki will have another 'book'") and "Stuff I Would Live To Have Seen In My Life" ("An American awards show being half as good as mine. Or, basically, getting a chance here. I can run a show. I can create a show"). There's also "Things I Regret," among them: "My inability to conquer my alcoholism," "The things I did because of it," and "Not fighting harder or making a better deal to stay with The Comedy Network I helped create."

Among the things of he's most proud: his two sons, and stints writing for SNL from 1981-82, and producing the sketch-comedy show The Kids In the Hall and the Gemini Awards in Canada. Also: "Writing the first draft of Wayne’s World with Mike Myers. I kinda knew our draft was really a second movie, not an expository first reveal, but my heart wanted him to find his voice. He sure did. (The second movie? Nothing to do with me. Wow, did it suck.)."

Signing off, Bodolai wrote: "May you all have the happy lives you deserve. Thank you all for being in my life."

'The Big Bang Theory's' 100th Episode: Is It a Dream?

'The Big Bang Theory's' 100th Episode: Is It a Dream?

"Described as a "brain-teaser," "quirky" and an "homage to the pilot" with "twists and turns," could the milestone episode focusing on Penny and Leonard all be a dream?

When CBS’ The Big Bang Theory airs its 100th episode on Jan. 19, it will be a look at what has come before for the show’s pivotal couple, Penny and Leonard, as well as the on-again-off-again duo’s future in a very unique way.

“We went back and watched the pilot and we talked about that and we tried to do a 100th episode that connects emotionally to the pilot,” co-creator/EP Bill Prady told The Hollywood Reporter during a December event celebrating the milestone at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The bulk of the episode, which is titled “The Recombination Hypothesis,” will explore Leonard (Johnny Galecki) and Penny’s (Kaley Cuoco) past, present and future, with co-creator/EP Chuck Lorre calling the installment “a little risky.

“We wanted to go back to the relationship which started the series, which was Leonard’s attraction to Penny and it was a sweetness to it and it’s where we started and it felt like we’d come full circle on the 100th and explore it again,” he told THR. Added EP Steve Molaro: “We’ll be exploring Leonard and Penny’s relationship and where they’ve been and the possibilities of where they can go in the future.”

The cast, meanwhile, noted that the milestone would be different than what other shows have done for similar feats, with Cuoco, Mayim Bialik (Amy) and Simon Helberg (Howard) all citing the episode’s departure from the norm.

“This 100th episode is a real departure for us creatively,” Cuoco told THR. “It’s definitely a different episode than we’ve done. It’s kind of a brain-teaser a bit; you don’t know what’s going on until then end. The end comes and then you realize it all makes sense.”

Meanwhile, Bialik described the episode as featuring a lot of ensemble scenes and said the half-hour is a “really quirky episode” that is “breaking the format and breaking a little of our standard format.” “It’s a little bit different and they’re mixing it up a little bit,” she said.

CBS’ official episode description also points to more of a look forward than a highlight episode featuring Leonard and Penny, who broke up after he professed his love for her and she thanked him: “Everything could change when Leonard spontaneously invites Penny to a romantic dinner.”

“It has sort of an homage quality, in some ways to the pilot,” Helberg told THR. “It is its own thing; it’s a simple story that’s not quite what it seems with some twists and turns in it. It’s like how little we’ve traveled in five years and how slow the growth is for these guys but still how interesting they are to watch.”

So it’s a “brain-teaser,” “quirky,” “homage to the pilot” with “twists and turns” – but is it a dream?

Asked just that, Cuoco would only smile and say, “Possibly, we’ll see!”

“Penny and Leonard have a lot to learn,” she says. “Personally, I’m a sucker for the romance and the adrenaline for any sort of leap of faith and they might be taking that sooner than I had predicted. I love the two characters and I love them together. I think Leonard is especially hoping for reconciliation. The breakup between Leonard and Penny really put things in perspective for him; he’s heartbroken. As much as these two have had their friction, I don’t think they could survive without one another.”

What do you think? Do you want to see Penny and Leonard back together, even if it’s in a dream sequence? Sound off in the comments below.

The Big Bang Theory returns from its holiday hiatus Jan. 12 with the 100th episode airing the following week.

Former 'Survivor' Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman Will Not Fight Extradition, Stands Trial in Mexico

Former 'Survivor' Producer Bruce Beresford-Redman Will Not Fight Extradition, Stands Trial in Mexico

The "Pimp My Ride" co-creator, charged with murdering his wife while on vacation in Cancun, could be in Mexico within the next 60 days.

Former Survivor producer Bruce Beresford-Redman, charged with murdering his wife while on vacation in Mexico, will not fight extradition and will stand trial in Cancun.

Beresford-Redman's lawyer Richard Hirsch said Tuesday that his client will not appeal a Los Angeles federal court ruling that upheld Beresford-Redman's extradtion, the Associated Press reports.

"He feels he is not going to prevail on appeal and he'd like to get moving on proving his innocence," Hirsch said, adding that Beresford-Redman, 40, could be in Mexico within 60 days after a review of the extradition request by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The producer's lawyer emphasized Beresford-Redman's innocence. "He is innocent and it is his hope that the court in Mexico will assure that he receives a fair trial in which, he is confident, he will be exonerated," Hirsch said.

Beresford-Redman, who co-created Pimp My Ride, has been held at a Los Angeles federal prison. His family has been in contact with a Mexican lawyer who will represent him at trial, his lawyer said.

If he is convicted of aggravated homicide, he could face 12-30 years in a Mexican prison.

Last year, Monica Beresford-Redman, 42, vanished from a resort in Cancun where the couple was on vacation with their two children. She was later found in a sewer. The family of Monica Beresford-Redman claim that her husband was having an affair with another woman and the couple went on vacation in an attempt to save their marriage.

Currently, Bruce Beresford-Redman's two children are in the custody of his parents with visitation from Monica Beresford-Redman's sisters.

Sinead O'Connor Beats Kim Kardashian, Ends Marriage After 16 Days

Sinead O'Connor Beats Kim Kardashian, Ends Marriage After 16 Days

There’s a new leader in the celebrity clubhouse for short marriages.

Sure Kim Kardashian ended her all-about-the-money, er, lifelong commitment to Kris Humphries after 72 days, but Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor did one better, ending her marriage to husband Barry Herridge after 16 days.

O’Connor broke the news on her blog, where she had previously posted pictures from their Las Vegas wedding.

O’Connor wrote that her husband felt “intense pressure” not to be involved with her and that the marriage was “kyboshed” within three hours of the ceremony because of the behavior of certain individuals in his life.

Know what else was to blame? Sinead’s search for a little weed, which she says was a “wild ride.” (How hard can it be for a “rock star” to find some herb?)

It soon became apparent to O’Connor that Herridge would lose too much staying with her.

“So.. U love someone? Set them free.”

Know how most people knew this marriage was doomed? They got married in Vegas in a pink Cadillac.

But O’Connor doesn’t regret it, because it “can’t get more Rock n Roll than that.”

TV Tonight 28th of December 2011: Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.

TV Tonight 28th of December 2011: Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing in Europe, the USA, Canada and Australia.

    Allein gegen die Zeit S02E05: "12:00"
    Allein gegen die Zeit S02E04: "11:00"
    Brad Meltzer's Decoded S02E11: "Vatican"
    Celebrity Mastermind S10E02: "Series 10, Episode 2"
    Coach Trip S08E13: "Series 8, Day 13"
    Come Dine With Me S17E100: "Celebrity Christmas Special - 3"
    Comedy Showcase S03E07: "Felix And Murdo"
    Days of our Lives S47E35: "Ep. #11745"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E106: "Episode 1786"
    Devil You Know S01E16: "Looks Can Kill"
    Drinking Made Easy S02E13: "Portland, ME"
    Emmerdale S40E305: "December 28, 2011"
    Full Throttle Saloon S03E05: "Season 3, Episode 5"
    General Hospital (US) S49E188: "#12462"
    Great Expectations (2011) S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Hollyoaks S17E258: "December 28, 2011"
    Hot In Cleveland S03E05: "One Thing or a Mother"
    Inside the NFL S35E17: "17 11-12"
    It'll be Alright on the Night S01E32: "It'll Be Alright on the Night 22"
    Jeopardy! S28E73: "Show #6278"
    Kiekens S01E05: "Season 1, Episode 5"
    Live From Abbey Road S05E06: "Unseen Bits"
    Moonshiners S01E05: "A Price to Pay"
    Naruto: Shippuuden S10E46: "Naruto's Vow"
    NFL Turning Point S01E16: "Season 1, Episode 16"
    One Life to Live S44E115: "Ep. #11094"
    Peter Andre: My Life S01E11: "Episode 11"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S25E197: "Ep. #6226"
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'Arachnoquake': Tracey Gold Stars in Albino Spider Drama

'Arachnoquake': Tracey Gold Stars in Albino Spider Drama

Former "Growing Pains" star Tracey Gold is the latest '80s icon to sign on for an impossibly silly Syfy drama: "Arachnoquake," which somehow doesn't have an explanation point in the title, will find her battling giant albino spiders unleased by earthquakes.

Also appearing in the TV movie are be Bug Hall ("The Little Rascals"), Ethan Phillips ("  Star Trek: Voyager"  ) and Edward Furlong, who is somehow listed only fourth in Syfy's news release despite starring in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

A production of Active Entertainment, "Arachnoquake" is directed by Griff Furst, who also directed "Swamp Shark," which had us at "swamp" and then sealed the deal with "shark." It was one of the highest-rated Syfy Saturday Original Movies of 2011.

"Arachnoquake" (seriously? No explanation point?) airs next year.