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ITV To Air Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Mother’s Day Special

ITV To Air Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Mother’s Day Special

ITV will air a special live edition of Celebrity Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? on Sunday March 18th at 8:30pm, it has been announced.

The Mothers Day special hosted by Chris Tarrant will feature 3 celebrity guests: Steve Pemberton (Whitechapel), Antony Cotton (Coronation Street) and Samantha Womack (Eastenders).

Steve Pemberton will be joined on the show by his mother, Margaret, with both of them competing on behalf of Derian House Children’s Hospice. Commenting on his involvement Steve said: “I’ve been secretly hoping that I’d get asked to go on Millionaire so it’s brilliant to now be taking part with my mum on Mother’s Day. I’m not sure she’ll answer many of the questions but she’s definitely going to be good value for money! I’m also watching as many quiz shows as I can in preparation for the general knowledge questions but the hardest thing is choosing your ‘phone a friend’, you have to pick them wisely!”

Antony Cotton will compete alongside his mother, Enid, with both of them competing on behalf of the Albert Kennedy Trust. Speaking of his involvement Anthony said “I am excited and terrified in equal measure!”

Competing alongside her mother, Di, is former Eastenders star Samantha Womack. Samantha commented: “I’m really excited about appearing on the show but not so excited about having to negotiate with my mother on live TV!”

BBC Eyeing May Premiere For Silk Season 2

BBC Eyeing May Premiere For Silk Season 2

BBC One plans to launch the second season of their legal drama series Silk in May, sources at the channel confirm exclusively to TVWise. I’m being told that the premiere has been penciled in for Tuesday May 8th at 9pm, though this is not set in stone and may be subject to change.

The drama series, which was created by Peter Moffat and is produced by BBC Drama Production, follows a group of barristers in London, with two of them, Martha Costello and Clive Reader, determined to become Queens Counsel (known in legal slang as taking silk).

In the season 1 finale it was revealed that Martha had become a QC while Clive hadn’t. The new season will explore the pressures on both Martha and Clive as she deals with the increased workload involved with being a QC, while he tries to deal with the rejection of not making the cut.

Rupert Penry Jones, Maxine Peake and Neil Stuke are confirmed to be returning for the second season. They will be joined by newcomers Frances Barber (Great  Expectations), Phil Davis (Brighton Rock) and Indira Varma (Luther).

‘Warehouse 13′s Fourth Season To Expand To 20 Episodes With 7-Episode Order

‘Warehouse 13′s Fourth Season To Expand To 20 Episodes With 7-Episode Order

Syfy is finalizing a deal to pick up 7 additional episodes of its flagship series Warehouse 13, bringing the dramedy’s total fourth season order to 20 episodes.

Brett Ratner, Sony Teaming on 'I Want My MTV' Big Screen Adaptation

Brett Ratner, Sony Teaming on 'I Want My MTV' Big Screen Adaptation

A film about the early days of the music network will be based on the hit book.

The producer/director will adapt the book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution for Sony, the studio confirmed, bringing to life the words by authors Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum. The script will be written by Jody Lambert, whose debut screenplay, Welcome to People, will soon be released under the name People Like Me.

“We’re particularly delighted by Sony’s offer to give me and Rob a cameo as Wham!,” Marks said in an email to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ratner is a producer on the upcoming Snow White project Mirror Mirror, and will be directing the Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules: The Thracian Wars, which is due out in 2014. He may direct, though no decision has been announced.

Karina Smirnoff Ignoring the Pressure for Repeat 'Dancing With the Stars' Win

Karina Smirnoff Ignoring the Pressure for Repeat 'Dancing With the Stars' Win

The reigning pro, who won with JR Martinez last season, jokes that "there's no place to go but down."

If Karina Smirnoff is feeling the pressure to bring home a second Mirrorball Trophy during this season of Dancing With the Stars with new partner Gavin DeGraw, she didn't let it show at the recent cast announcement.

The reigning pro told The Hollywood Reporter that her recent win with JR Martinez isn't really on her mind right now.

"There's no place to go but down when you're on top," she admitted. "I don't want to worry about the competition or the pressure I just want us to have fun... I want to see Gavin do the moves because I think he has them. We're definitely going to enjoy it."

And this being Smirnoff's 11th season on the series, she knows how few and far between the wins are.

DeGraw isn't feeling much heat either. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter told THR that he's known his partner for a few years, making the daunting task of eight-hour rehearsals a bit easier. 

"One of the deciding factors for me was because she had reached out to me about the show," he said.

Another contributor? Dancing is surprisingly close to DeGraw's heart. "My great grandfather he was a dance instructor in the Catskills," he said, "like Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing.

'Young Justice' Season 2's Big 'Invasion'

'Young Justice' Season 2's Big 'Invasion'

The Cartoon Network series, part of its DC Nation animated block, will kick off its second season at the end of April.

Part of Cartoon Network's DC Nation animated block, Warner Bros. Animation's Young Justice is set to return next month with a vengeance.

The series will roll right into its highly awaited second season as the core members of the Young Justice team -- Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Superboy, Miss Martian and Artemis -- continue to test their worth to see if they're ready to join the ranks of the Justice League.

In a nearly three-minute preview, exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, catch the first glimpse of Season 2's upcoming "Invasion" story line that finds the young heroes poised to work side-by-side with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the rest of the Justice League.

Young Justice returns in late April to Cartoon Network. Check out the sizzle reel, shown Saturday at WonderCon in Anaheim.

Bethenny Frankel Accidentally Flashes Anderson Cooper's Audience

Bethenny Frankel Accidentally Flashes Anderson Cooper's Audience

The Bravo reality star had a wardrobe malfunction while taping Monday's episode of the daytime talk show.

Anderson Cooper has a knack for getting to the bottom of things and Bethenny Frankel is known for baring all when it comes to her life. So, put them together and you have the star’s wardrobe malfunction on Monday’s episode of the daytime talker, Anderson.

Bethenny Frankel Discusses Her Upcoming Talk Show, Reveals Premiere Date

Bravo’s Bethenny Ever After star and health guru wanted to prove to the host that she wasn’t lying when she said that she’s been known to do pushups while dancing in the club. He asked her to prove it and she took him up on the dare.

But, she didn’t expect for her skirt to fly up during the demonstration and the audience would get a view of her backside.

While Anderson laughed it off, the reality star asked, “How’d I look?”

CBS Re-Ups 18 Shows, but Not 'Two and a Half Men' Yet

CBS Re-Ups 18 Shows, but Not 'Two and a Half Men' Yet

CBS has re-upped 18 of its shows for next season, including "2 Broke Girls," "Person of Interest" and "Hawaii 5-0."

The mass renewal includes four comedies, nine dramas, three reality offerings and two newsmagazines. It does not include "Two and a Half Men," as that show's return is still being negotiated.

Also read: "2 Broke Girls" Boss Accuses Reporter of "Sexual Problem," Contradicts Himself

The comedy pickups include the previously announced, multi-year pickups of "How I Met Your Mother" and "The Big Bang Theory," as well as "2 Broke Girls," which proved to be a hit for the network in its first season, and "Mike & Molly."

But the renewal of "Two and a Half Men" is still up in the air. According to CBS, the network and Warner Bros. Television "are in preliminary discussions regarding future seasons" for the show, which successfully weathered the ousting of star Charlie Sheen last year.

Of the dramas, "NCIS" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" have received the green light for another season, along with "Hawaii 5-0," "Criminal Minds," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Person of Interest," "The Mentalist," "Blue Bloods" and "The Good Wife."

On the reality front, "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss" join "Survivor," which had previously been renewed.

The network's long-running newsmagazine "60 Minutes" will also return in the fall, as will "48 Hours Mystery."

Why HBO's 'Luck' Wasn't Fit to Run

Why HBO's 'Luck' Wasn't Fit to Run

In cancelling its hobbled race-track drama "Luck" on Wednesday, HBO contained a scandal that threatened to not only overtake one of its most high-profile shows, but tarnish a brand it has spent decades building.

Three dead horses -- killed at a higher rate than in the sport "Luck" portrays -- gave the network a compelling reason to exit a series that disappointed despite an all-star pedigree.

Euthanizing the show was a radical decision that HBO made with surprising swiftness. It also scored the network public-relations points for showing concern about the the welfare of animals.

But the decision was certainly easier given the show's unremarkable ratings. A December preview of "Luck" drew 1.1 million viewers, with an additional 1.1 million tuning in for the official premiere in January.

The December airing shed nearly two-thirds of its lead-in, the second-season finale of "Boardwalk Empire," which drew 3 million viewers.

Ratings are nowhere near as important to a subscriber-based network like HBO as they are to an ad-supported one. But ratings are, of course, an indication of what the subscribers like.

The presence of Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann helped hide the fact that the subject matter of "Luck," the so-called Sport of Kings, was a hard sell from the beginning.

Horse racing has been on the decline for a decade, and has struggled to capture a more mainstream audience. The consulting firm McKinsey & Company said as much recently, noting that only 35 percent of Thoroughbred racing fans considered themselves "proud" fans, compared to 66 percent for other sports.

The figure reflects the love-hate feelings of many who go to the track. There are those who love the splendor of hooves clopping through mud on a crisp morning. And then there are degenerate gamblers like those portrayed on "Luck." Nothing scares off the casual fan like the sight of the white curtain being pulled around a fallen horse, so that a veterinarian can give it the shot that will put it out of its misery.

Why then, did HBO greenlight "Luck"?

Because of the people involved. Milch created "Deadwood," one of HBO's most-admired series. Mann directed films including "The Insider" and "Heat" and produced NBC's "Miami Vice." Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte are, well, Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.

All of them expressed their excitement that HBO let them do pretty much whatever they wanted. And they milked it. Milch's dialogue followed the "Wire" rule of exposition – explain as little as possible – in a show about a sport that requires a lot of explaining.

Milch has been fascinated by horseracing since his father began taking him to the track when he was a boy. HBO gave him a place to examine his lifelong fixation.

But the show represents a notable failure for the auteur model of television, in which a network gives a creator the freedom to do largely as he or she pleases.

In January, the Oscar-winning Hoffman said he was turning from features to the small screen because of the creative freedom afforded at networks like HBO.

"With HBO, once they give a go, there is no committee, there's no meetings, these guys are allowed to try to do their best work and they then give it to us," Hoffman said, referring to Milch and Mann.

The cancellation isn't merely about ratings, of course, or "Luck" would never have been given a vote of confidence by the network, when it ordered a second season soon after the show's debut.

But that second season would have been nearly impossible to film without the beautifully shot racing sequences.

The show agreed to the American Humane Association's demand to stop staging races after a horse reared up on its way back to its stable, following a routine exam Tuesday, and hit its head. It had to be put down.

That death followed the euthanization of two other horses that were injured during the filming of racing sequences. The show's rate of euthanasia was much higher than in actual racing.

The California Horseracing Board, which regulates racing in the state and monitored the show, reported that between July 2010 and June 2011, 265 racehorses died in the state. Of those, 100 were euthanized for race injuries and 86 for training injuries. Seventy-nine died from causes like disease, having nothing to do with exercise. That was in more than 50,000 starts – horseracing's term for each time a horse runs in a race.

"Luck" had 50 horses, according to a report posted by Santa Anita, the race track where the show was filmed. And it lost three of them. (HBO declined to comment on the number of horses on the show.)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has contended that the first two horses that died were unfit to race, one because it was arthritic and one because it was drugged. (HBO says the horse was only drugged while being treated, to calm it down.)

But the quick cancellation of "Luck" raises questions about whether it was unfit to ride. Not just because of its failure to protect its horses, but because its subject matter made it such a longshot.

The Geek interview: Adam West

The Geek interview: Adam West

Was the Batmobile a lemon? Is the Batcape a girl-magnet? And which actors does the original Batman really rate in the new films? DoG chats with a cult legend...

Despite a long and uninterrupted career as a screen actor, and despite being one of the most sought-after voices in animation for movies and TV, Washington-born Adam West carved his most enduring notch in popular culture over 40 years ago as TV’s Batman, which ran for 3 seasons and 120 episodes between 1966-68, garnering plaudits, imitators, celebrity guests queuing to appear and a 1966 movie, which is scheduled for re-release in a Blu-ray edition on July 1st.

Den Of Geek was very lucky indeed to get a little time to chat exclusively with Adam, and we were delighted to find that he entirely lives up to his trademark suavity, good nature and wit. Some prefacing chit-chat about the weather led us on to talk of the show itself…

I remember that every time the Batman show had a scene in London there was always a stock shot of London Bridge in a terrible pea-souper fog.

Wasn’t that fun? [singing] A foggy day…Yeah, we decided to have the theatre of the absurd exaggerate from time to time.

When you were making the Batman movie, were you aware of slightly improved production values, with extra time for takes, and so forth…?

I think the latter. Except, not really that much extra time; when you’re doing a movie in thirty or thirty-five days, it’s like ‘old Hollywood’, I guess. Like with the westerns – you’ve got to run from rock to rock and get on your horse and get going. It was a little difficult because it was in the heat of the summer and we’d just finished all those episodes. It was like eating the same meal over and over. But I think the trick is to keep it fresh. That’s part of the actor’s responsibility, isn’t it?

So how did you manage to do that – to keep invested in the role and find new dynamism for it very week?

By thinking funny [laughs]. I have the curse of thinking funny! And so with each script and new situation, I saw something funny in it. But I could never let the audience think that I thought it was funny. But I think if you hold that back, there’s kind of a twinkle or a sense that the audience gets of something trying to…burst out of that mask, and tell us something more.

As a kid I loved the show for the straight heroics and the obvious humour, and now I enjoy it for that second layer of irony…


…was that a hard balancing act to pull off?

It was just diabolically hard [laughs]. It wasn’t easy, but we had some wonderful writers and great guest stars. Most of them got it. When I came in everyday I tried to make everyone have fun and laugh, and realise the absurdity of it!

And yet it always seemed very important for you to preserve the dignity of the character, that he never should become a figure of fun.

Thank you for recognising that. It’s taken you years, Martin! [laughs] Yeah, it was a conscious effort that I always felt. I was at war with the producers at the beginning because of that. They wanted it to be stiff and at one level. I wouldn’t do it. So the letters and memos flew back and forth, but after a week or so, a wonderful thing happened – they trusted me. They said ‘Let him go, let him do what he’s doing’.

So you really had quite an influence on the actual tone of the show?

Oh yes. I think that if I hadn’t I don’t know which direction it would have gone. And I’m not being immodest, but I think there was a cadre of us who all knew or sensed the way it should go, and I think that first script really set the tone.

If you could go back and change something about Batman – maybe not even necessarily a big thing – what would it be?

I think I’d have some new tights – those were itchy [laughs]. I don’t know on a more intellectual or creative level what I’d do, except give Bruce Wayne a few more pages so I’d get out of the damn cowl [laughs]. But that’s been the complaint of everyone who’s played Batman – the costume.

However that costume has changed over the years, it’s always been a sexy costume which women seem to love. What’s the appeal?

It’s my legs [laughs]. I don’t know – I think it’s just because there’s some goofball running around in it that maybe they think they can have their way with. And they’re right!

Most men have fallen for the wrong type of woman at least once – did you have some sympathy for your character for his love of Catwoman?

Oh yes. He was just a poor soul. He was so torn, Martin…it was heartbreaking! [laughs] He had these curious stirrings in his utility belt, and yet he knew she had to be put away in the slammer.

Catwoman aside, were you ever tempted to explore the crazier side of the character, as the films have occasionally done?

Oh yes. But not with our Batman. It would have violated the tenor – or as you put it – the tone of the show. I think our Batman had to be fun, light-hearted, funny, tongue-in-cheek…and I think that made kind of an homage to those earlier comic books, where Batman always had a quip or something. Now if I were doing it today, I’d make changes, but I wouldn’t make it as violent, as loud, as noisy, with the explosives going on and on…the crashes…as what they’re doing now to try and titillate a younger, teenage audience. I wouldn’t do that. I’d just make the relationships more important.

Well, at least four actors have portrayed the role in your wake – did any of them get near to the spirit that you approached it in?

I don’t know – I’m really not a critic and I can’t tell. I think…Val Kilmer? Moment to moment. But I haven’t really seen all the movies in their entirety.

Your fans, including me, have been waiting nearly twenty years for you to make a guest appearance in the new Batman movies…

Well I’d love to. I like Christian Bale. I’ve heard he’s a big fan of mine, but I certainly reciprocate. I think he’s really very good. I’d love to play his father. The older Batman comes out of the woodwork, when times get really tough…maybe a few tips here and there…

You drove the coolest car on the planet – how did it handle?

Well, it was wonderful on film [laughs]. I’ll give you a little quiet information – you’ll be privy to the fact that it didn’t drive well. It was out of balance and it was rather dangerous, and I think that Burt Ward was very courageous to sit there with white knuckles, gritting his teeth [laughs] every time I got behind the wheel. And the crew was too, you know, because we never knew when the brakes would fail or what would happen. I tried to keep it under thirty-five miles an hour [laughs].

But it looked great on film, and it’s so funky – and it goes on and on. On the Blu-ray, if you punch it in, they take you on a tour of the Batmobile.

I look forward to that.

You might even get to drive it to the local pub.

At what point do you think you became a cult figure in your own right, to the extent that you frequently play some version of yourself, such as in Family Guy?

I think that happened when I realised, after all the work I’d done…some stupid films, some real chestnuts, some good stuff, the regional theatre, the Mark Taper forum in LA…on and on, that no matter what I did, or the reviews I got, that people loved my Batman. So I might as well make an agreement with it and enjoy it as they do. So that’s what I decided to go ahead and do. And it’s worked beautifully, in that I don’t mind having fun with myself and my character.

It’s a tightrope, though – you’ve got to be very careful to retain a certain kind of dignity, and yet think funny. To be an icon…I guess that’s a privilege.

You’ve done so much voice-work in animation in movies and TV, I would imagine that your popularity with kids goes well beyond Batman…?

Well, now it’s Family Guy with – maybe - the 15-35 year-olds, and under that age it’s The Fairly Odd Parents and the Disney films I’ve done in voice-over…so, you know, I keep trying to re-invent myself [laughs]. And a little parody here and there doesn’t hurt.

Do you ever regret turning Cubby Broccoli down for James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever?

Not really. No, wait a minute. Yes [laughs]; one night, when I heard somebody saying that they liked Bond better than Batman. Then I thought ‘Well, why can’t I do both?’ [laughs]. But I thought that was a little greedy.

Batman was chock full of celebrity guests. Were there any that maybe even you were in awe of?

Oh yes. Yeah. We were so fortunate to get all those good people. I loved Burgess Meredith, what he did with Penguin. He was never crude or vulgar, and so funny, comedic and elegant, that to me, he really filled that costume - beautifully.

Have to agree with that!

And Frank Gorshin was always on the edge of anxiety and madness as Riddler. And I like that. I love to do scenes with people who are on the edge and who really explore every little nuance.

Is there anything you’d like to see film-makers change about the current Batman franchise?

Oh gosh, no. I think I’d be really presumptuous, in that they’re simply doing their thing, and doing what they think brings the biggest return. When I see bits and pieces of the movies, to me they’re too violent, too noisy and they rely too much on the score and sound effects, etcetera, but they’re brilliantly done as far as the CGI is concerned…all those things that they can do in modern times.

But even in those movies, I would rather see warmer relationships. More meaningful relationships. And more subtle, tongue-in-cheek comedy of some kind. You can go around killing dozens of people, but you’ve got to be sort of funny doing it.

‘Reno 911′ Alum Kerri Kenney Lands A Lead In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Counter Culture’

‘Reno 911′ Alum Kerri Kenney Lands A Lead In ABC Comedy Pilot ‘Counter Culture’

Reno 911 veteran Kerri Kenney is set as one of the leads in ABC/Sony TV’s multi-camera comedy pilot Counter Culture. Written and executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Claudia Lonow, Counter Culture revolves around three sisters running their family diner together in West Texas who find that sibling dynamics are always getting in the way of getting the job done. Kenney, repped by Gersh and Principato-Young, will play the youngest sister Billie, the baby of the family — an aging party girl who doesn’t realize that her best days are behind her.

She is currently sober and attending AA meetings on a regular basis. Kenney, most recently seen in Wanderlust, joins previously cast Margo Martindale, who plays the eldest sister Joyce; and Doris Roberts, who plays the sisters’ aunt.

M.I.A and Anderson Cooper Fight, Make Up Over Twitter

M.I.A and Anderson Cooper Fight, Make Up Over Twitter

M.I.A and Anderson Cooper engaged in a war of words over the war film Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: War Crimes Unpunished.

The documentary film examines the final days of the 2009 civil war in Sri Lanka. M.I.A, a Sri Lankan native, called out Cooper for an article Anderson linked to in 2009 that had false information about her.

"@AndersonCooper called me a terrorist for speaking out, and expressed support for the SLgov when this was happening," the rapper tweeted.  She later added: "YOU CALLED ME A LADY TAMIL TIGER when I talked about Tamil civilians dying."

Cooper, evidently, had no idea what M.I.A., who recently caused a stir by flipping the bird during the Super Bowl halftime show performance, was talking about. "@miauniverse, you are mistaken. I never called you a terrorist. I don't even know who you are other than the lady who sang at superbowl," he wrote. "By the way, I defended your finger pointing at the superbowl, so check your facts. I've no idea what youre tweeting about."

NBC apologizes for M.I.A.'s "spontaneous" middle finger gesture during Super Bowl halftime show

Anderson eventually deduced that M.I.A had taken issue with an article that was linked to from Cooper's blog — not something he'd actually written. "M.I.A. you've gone from saying 'I wrote,' 'I called you,' to saying my CNN show blog had a link to an article. Big difference," Cooper wrote. "M.I.A. we link to many articles with different viewpoints, and we gave you an opportunity to respond."

The pair eventually cleared the air. "@miauniverse I can understand your frustration if someone wrote untrue things about you, and I'm glad you were able to respond," Cooper wrote, which M.I.A. retweeted. "And the brutal war in SL has not gotten enough coverage in the US, and I know that very upsetting."

The singer followed up with, "@andersoncooper im glad u understand but please watch #killingfields because this is what i was trying to say."

Rowland Rivron wins 'Let's Dance for Sport Relief'

Rowland Rivron wins 'Let's Dance for Sport Relief'

Rowland Rivron has won Let's Dance for Sport Relief 2012.

The comedian and TV presenter triumphed over rivals Laurie Brett and Tameka Empson, who reprised their routine to Lady GaGa track 'Telephone', and Tyger Drew-Honey and Dani Harmer, who performed to 'Fat Sam's Grand Slam' from Bugsy Malone.

Rivron's winning dance saw him take on Christopher Walken's routine from Fatboy Slim's 'Weapon of Choice' video, which initially saw him win through in his heat last week along with Fatima Whitbread and The Cuban Brothers.

Before emerging victorious in the public vote, judges Frank Skinner, Arlene Phillips and Rhod Gilbert had praised the 54-year-old for his rendition, with Skinner saying: "The message to any young people watching this is - don't be afraid of middle age, it can be very beautiful.

"I'd like to learn that and do it every day - it's honestly one of the best dances I've ever seen on this show, and I totally loved it."

Rivron was awarded the Let's Dance for Sport Relief trophy by 2011 winners Charlie Baker and James Thornton, before closing the show with a repeat performance.

The other acts performing in the final were Terry Alderton, Miles Jupp, Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards and Omid Djalili.

TV Tonight 18th of March 2012

TV Tonight 18th of March 2012

The daily list in alphabetical order, of all the new episodes airing.

    60 Minutes (US) S44E25: "Season 44, Episode 25"
    Aida (PL) S01E03: "Season 1, Episode 3"
    Äkta Människor S01E10: "Episode 10"
    America's Funniest Home Videos S22E17
    American Dad! S07E14: "Stan’s Best Friend"
    Antiques Roadshow S34E19: "Weald & Downland Museum (1)"
    Army Wives S06E04: "Learning Curve"
    AX Men S05E10: "Down & Dirty"
    Bakemonogatari S02E11: "Tsukihi Phoenix, Part 4"
    Beelzebub S01E59: "We`re the Strongest"
    Behzat Ç. S02E18: "56. Bölüm"
    Being Human (UK) S04E07: "Making History"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E25: "Del 25 (Veckofinal)"
    Big Rich Texas S02E05: "Cheer Momster"
    Bob's Burgers S02E02: "Bob Day Afternoon"
    Brave 10 S01E11: "Episode 11"
    Breakout Kings S02E03: "Double Down"
    Californication S05E10: "Perverts & Whores"
    Canada's Got Talent S01E05: "Winnipeg Auditions"
    Comic Book Men S01E06: "TBA"
    Coming Home (US) S02E02: "Daddy's Girls"
    Country Tracks S03E34: "Episode 110"
    CSI: Miami S10E17: "At Risk"
    Cupcake Wars S05E02: "Cowboy Cupcakes"
    Dancing on Ice S07E22: "Series 7, Show 11 (Result)"
    Dancing on Ice S07E21: "Series 7, Show 11"
    Dateline NBC S21E31: "SU2126"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E187: "Episode 1867"
    Desperate Housewives S08E17: "Women and Death"
    Eastbound & Down S03E05: "Chapter 18"
    Family Guy S10E17: "Forget-Me-Not"
    Formula 1 S04E02: "Australian Grand Prix Highlights"
    Full Metal Jousting S01E06: "Ready to Rock"
    GCB S01E03: "Love is Patient"
    Harry's Law S02E14: "Les Horribles"
    Heartland (CA) S05E17: "True Calling"
    House of Lies S01E10: "Prologue and Aftermath"
    Hunter X Hunter Remake S01E23: "Episode 23"
    Hvem kan slå Aamodt og Kjus? S02E03
    Ice Loves Coco S02E05: "Baby Got Separation Anxiety"
    Jerseylicious S04E05: "Surprise Stalker"
    Khloe & Lamar S02E05: "PTSD"
    Kidou Senshi Gundam Age S01E23: "Suspicious Colony"
    Kontoret S01E06: "Avskedsfest"
    Less Than Kind S03E12:
    Lost Girl S02E20: "Lachlan's Gambit"
    Luck S01E08: "Episode Eight"
    Mirai Nikki S01E22: "Episode 22"
    Mob Wives S02E10: "Fire Away"
    Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku S01E11: "Episode 11"
    My Fair Wedding S05E16: "Masquerade Bride"
    Once Upon a Time S01E16: "Heart of Darkness"
    One Piece (JP) S06E23: "Episode 23"
    Oprah's Next Chapter S01E12: "Lady Gaga"
    Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey S01E03: "Episode 3"
    Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle S01E24: "Eternal Existence"
    Rattlesnake Republic S01E05: "TBA"
    Rinne no Lagrange S01E11: "Episode 11"
    Shahs of Sunset S01E02: "It's My Birthday Bitches"
    Shameless (US) S02E10: "A Great Cause"
    Something For The Weekend S07E09: "Series 7, Show 9"
    Stevie TV S01E03: "Season 1, Episode 3"
    Talking Dead S01E13: "Beside the Dying Fire"
    The Amazing Race S20E05
    The Apprentice (US) S12E05
    The Cleveland Show S03E14: "March Dadness"
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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces the Finale of "The Rosie Show"

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces the Finale of "The Rosie Show"

Los Angeles - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today "The Rosie Show," the daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell, will tape its final show on Tuesday, March 20, and the final episode will air on Friday, March 30 (7-8 p.m. ET/PT).

"I thank Rosie from the bottom of my heart for joining me on this journey. She has been an incredible partner, working to deliver the best possible show every single day," said Oprah Winfrey. "As I have learned in the last 15 months, a new network launch is always a challenge and ratings grow over time as you continue to gather an audience. I'm grateful to Rosie and the dedicated Rosie Show team for giving it their all."

"I loved working with Oprah in the amazing city of Chicago," said Rosie O'Donnell. "I was welcomed with open arms and will never forget the kindness of all I encountered. It was a great year for me - I wish the show was able to attract more viewers - but it did not. So I am headed back to my home in New York - with gratitude. On we go!"

"The Rosie Show" (Monday-Fridays, 7 p.m. ET/PT) debuted on OWN October 10, 2011 and was on the air for five months. "The Rosie Show" is produced by Harpo Studios in association KidRo Productions, Inc. and SantaBu Productions.

'Take Me Out' makers Thames accused of fakery

'Take Me Out' makers Thames accused of fakery

Former Take Me Out contestants have allegedly accused the show of fakery.

"Several" female players were ordered by producers to keep their lights on despite their reluctance to go on a date with certain men, The Mirror reports.

However, Thames denied the accusations, insisting in a statement: "We strongly refute any claims that we tell the contestants how to act or how to respond."

Competitors have claimed they were "humiliated and exploited" and told off for being "too picky" on the Paddy McGuinness dating show.

One of them said: "The producers pulled some of the girls in and said, 'If you're waiting for George Clooney or Brad Pitt, they're not coming'.

"They told us to keep our lights on for the next contestant, who was more than ten years younger than me. I refused and was taken off."

Meanwhile, another girl alleges that she was forbidden from keeping her light on for a man she fancied "to make better television".

"It didn't matter what we thought," she said. "I really fancied a bloke on my first week on the show, he was just my type, but the producers made it quite clear I wasn't to pick him and he left without a date.

"It's a shame because in the end he went away feeling a fool for going on the show, but I told him afterwards how much I had liked him and we've seen each other a number of times since.

"I ended up going away on a date with someone I wasn't that interested in. It was a waste of my time and his," the unnamed girl added.

Teen Mom's Original Cast to Say Goodbye

Teen Mom's Original Cast to Say Goodbye

The upcoming fourth season of the hit MTV show that follows Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood, Farrah Abraham and Catelynn Lowell, will be the girls' last, Us Weekly reports.

"They will continue o be a part of our MTV family, and we're thankful to these brave young women for sharing their stories and helping to make a positive impact on teen pregnancy prevention," and MTV rep said.

Bookout, Portwood, Abraham and Lowell were all cast members in the first season of 16 and Pregnant, which premiered in 2009. The unscripted series followed the pregnant young women and the challenges they faced as young moms. It eventually turned into the spin-off, Teen Mom.

"From appearing in a series of teen pregnancy prevention PSAs to speaking at high schools around the country, these young women have become advocates for this issue," an MTV rep said in a statement.

The  premiere date for the show's fourth season has not been announced, but it will likely air in summer 2012.

Channel 5 'Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers' speeds ahead with 1.6m

Channel 5 'Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers' speeds ahead with 1.6m

Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers continued its fine form on Fridays with a total of 1.6m last night, according to the latest overnight data.

Channel 5's hit docusoap pulled in 1.48m (6.4%) in the 8pm hour and 114k (0.5%) on +1, beating Channel 4 in the 8pm hour, then the audience increased to 1.49m (6.6%) for 9pm's The Mentalist, which had a further 107k (0.6%) on timeshift.

Channel 4's Come Dine with Me served up 843k (3.7%) at 7.35pm (+1: 228k/1%), then 888k (3.7%) watched Zooey Deschanel's New Girl at 8.30pm (+1: 118k/0.5%), and The Celebrity Bank Job enthralled 1.08m (4.8%) from 9pm (+1: 171k/1%).

Over on BBC Two, the 8pm combination of Mastermind (1.85m/8.2%) and Gardeners' World (1.96m/8.3%) continued to pay dividends, after which new factual series Reverse Missionaries opened with 762k (3.4%). The audience jumped back up to 1.94m (10.2%) at 10pm for a QI repeat.

Elsewhere, Benidorm's audience dropped off to 5.77m (25.7%) at 9pm (+1: 321k/1.8%), while a solid 3.98m (17.7%) watched another classic New Tricks investigation on BBC One. The Graham Norton Show entertained 3.54m (24.6%) at 10.35pm.

Overall, ITV1 topped primetime with 24.5% (+1: 0.9%), beating BBC One's 19.7%, BBC Two's 5.4%, Channel 5's 5.1% (+1: 0.3%), and Channel 4's 4.2% (+1: 0.8%).

Is Bobbi Kristina Brown Engaged?

Is Bobbi Kristina Brown Engaged?

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown may be engaged to Nick Gordon — the 22-year-old man who Houston raised as her own son, according to People.

Several photos of the couple holding hands and kissing in public have surfaced recently. In the most recent photos, Bobbi Kristina is wearing a diamond ring on her left hand.

Bobbi Kristina and Houston Family Open Up About Whitney's Death

"Yes, they are engaged, but the family is trying to coax her away from it," a source tells People.

Houston, who died on Feb. 11, took Gordon in over a decade ago. Although there is no evidence that Houston ever legally adopted him, he has been living with Bobbi Kristina in Houston's house for years.

ABC Posts Across-the-Board Gains on Friday Night

ABC Posts Across-the-Board Gains on Friday Night

ABC finished a solid second on Friday to CBS with NCAA Basketball coverage in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49, leading NBC and Fox by wide margins.

The Net's numbers jumped by double digits week to week in viewers (+29%) and young adults (+15%), turning in its biggest Friday audience in 1 month - since 2/17/12.

ABC's Shark Tank was the top draw in the 8 o'clock hour and qualified as Friday's most-watched regular TV show overall.

Surging over the prior week by 1.0 million viewers and by 21% in Adults 18-49, Shark Tank delivered its most-watched telecast in 2 months to mark the series' 2nd-biggest audience ever for a regular telecast

From 9-10pm, ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do? stood as the #1 non-sports program in viewers and young adults.

The ABC newsmagazine spiked week to week by 1.6 million viewers and by 25% in Adults 18-49, generating its largest audience since its season premiere - since 1/20/12.

ABC's 20/20 ranked as the most-watched TV show during the 10 o'clock hour and beat out its NBC newsmagazine competition by wide margins. ABC's 20/20 dominated NBC's Dateline by 22% in Total Viewers, by 46% in Adults 25-54 and by 40% in Adults 18-49. On ABC's 20/20, Elizabeth Vargas took viewers inside the gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Dunwoody Day Care trial, including all of the dramatic moments, for a compelling look at all sides.

Building over the prior week by 1.1 million viewers and by 8% in Adults 18-49, ABC's 20/20 produced its most-watched telecast in 4 weeks - since 2/17/12.

'Dancing on Ice' Matthew Wolfenden, Jorgie Porter to try headbanger?

'Dancing on Ice' Matthew Wolfenden, Jorgie Porter to try headbanger?

Dancing on Ice stars Matthew Wolfenden and Jorgie Porter are to attempt the dangerous headbanger move this weekend, a source says.

The Emmerdale actor, who is dancing with Nina Ulanova, had already set his sights on the show's ultimate skating move earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Hollyoaks star Porter will also perform the stunt, despite having already successfully completed it with partner Matt Evers earlier this year.

"It's semi-final time and the pressure's on," a show insider told The Sun. "Everyone knows if you pull off the headbanger there is a strong chance the judges will reward you - and the public.

"The difference tomorrow is that with two couples doing it, the second one will be judged against the first."

Regarding Porter's chances of winning, the source added: "She's been doing really well but the nerves have been getting to her and making her stomach turn cartwheels. If she can just pull off the headbanger she will be in clover."

Wolfenden and Porter are the bookmakers' favourites to win the ITV competition, which ends next week.

Jennifer Ellison and Chico are the other contestants battling this weekend for a place in the grand final on March 25.

The Dancing on Ice semi-final airs between 7pm and 8.30pm on ITV1, with The Skate Off at 9.30pm.

Britain's Got Talent will beat The Voice UK when the pair go head-to-head next Saturday

Britain's Got Talent will beat The Voice UK when the pair go head-to-head next Saturday

William Hill is giving odds-on rates of 4/7 on the long-running talent show - starring a returning Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon - gaining a greater audience than the BBC's big-budget import, featuring, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and Danny O'Donoghue.

However, The Voice's odds aren't that low for coming out on top, at 5/4.

"The odds suggest that Britain's Got Talent will pip The Voice to the finish line, but should enough people be intrigued by the format, The Voice could get over 10 million," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Both shows will overlap for 20 minutes between 8pm and 8.20pm on March 24, with The Voice getting a potentially important head start at 7pm.

Despite being down on its 19.2m peak in 2009, Britain's Got Talent has continued to perform well in the ratings.

Development Update: the 18th of March

Development Update: the 18th of March

THE AMERICANS (FX) - Matthew Rhys ("Brothers & Sisters") is set to star opposite Keri Russell in the drama pilot, about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC in the early 1980's. Said hour, from director Gavin O'Connor and writer Joe Weisberg, details the arranged marriage of Phillip (Rhys) and Elizabeth (Russell) Jennings, who have two children who know nothing about their parents' true identity, grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control. DreamWorks Television, Fox Television Studios and FX Productions are all producing. (

AWESOMETOWN (ABC) - Comedian Dennis Miller has been cast in the comedy pilot, about a group of twentysomethings in the suburbs of Seattle, a mecca for the folks who have happily put on the cruise control of life. He'll play architect Nelson Burke ("a genius, has never smiled, and is surgical with his cut downs"), Dusty (Ben Rappaport), Sam (Amanda Crew) and Andrew's (Nick Kocher) boss. Jesse Peretz is directing the Adam Sztykiel-penned half-hour, from 20th Century Fox Television. James Earl III also stars. (

BABY BIG SHOT (CBS) - Pablo Schreiber ("A Gifted Man") has joined the cast of the Dana Calvo-penned drama pilot, about Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery), a working-class woman who uses her street smarts to compete with her more polished colleagues at a Manhattan law firm. He's on board as Luke Aaronson, a senior partner at Stark & Cohen who still leads with his looks and athletic prowess. Said role is presumably in second position to "Man." The Sony Pictures Television-based hour also stars Erin Cummings, Felix Solis, Kyle MacLachlan and Toni Trucks. (

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The CW) - Brian White ("Men of a Certain Age") is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), a police detective who teams with Vincent Koslow (Jay Ryan), a genetically altered Afghanistan war veteran to solve crimes in New York City. He'll play Joe Profeta, Catherine's handsome superior at the NYPD. Austin Basis, Max Brown, Nicole Gale Anderson and Nina Lisandrello also star in the CBS Television Studios-based hour, from director Gary Fleder and co-writers Sherri Cooper and Jennifer Levin. (

DEVIOUS MAIDS (ABC) - Tom Irwin ("Saving Grace") is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about four maids (Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Judy Reyes) with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. He's set as renowned fashion designer Adrian Powell ("eccentric and enthusiastic"), whose maid was recently murdered, a development which Marisol (Ortiz) has taken upon herself to investigate. The ensemble cast also includes Amir Talai, Angelique Cabral, Brett Cullen, Brianna Brown, Drew Van Acker, Edy Ganem, Grant Show, Mariana Klaveno, Rebecca Wisocky and Susan Lucci. Marc Cherry penned the ABC Studios-based hour, to be directed by Paul McGuigan. (

DILFS (NBC) - Courtney Henggeler ("Working Class") will round out the cast of the comedy pilot, about a trio of thirtysomething guys who live in the same high-rise - Nick (Zach Cregger), Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Gary (Anthony Anderson) - dealing with parenthood despite the fact they haven't grown up themselves. She's set as Sheila, Chris's ex-wife, who's now dating former NBA star Patrick Ewing. Charlie Grandy penned the Universal Television-based half-hour, to be directed by Scott Ellis. Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Tempestt Bledsoe co-star. (

EL JEFE (FOX) - Mercedes Ruehl, Jessica Camacho and Will Greenberg are the latest to board the comedy pilot, about Josh Turkus (Ryan Hansen), a rich layabout who gets booted out of his parents' house and moves in with his longtime housekeeper and her family. Ruehl will play said housekeeper, Delmi Rodriguez ("sturdy peasant stock - imagine a Jewish mom who's capable of being a professional mover"); with Camacho as Lucia Consuelos, her son Al's (Victor Rasuk) Latino bombshell girlfriend. Greenberg then is set as the dual roles of Noel and Leon Landsman, Josh's best friends, who have the benefit of having a father with a successful business to insert them into. Ana Nogueira also stars in the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour, from director Michael Patrick Jann and co-creators David Guarascio and Moses Port. (,

THE JOB (CBS, New!) - Mark Burnett, Michael Davies and James Sunderland are set to team for a potential reality series at the Eye in which "five contestants - selected from thousands of applicants - will go head-to-head for the chance to score their dream job at one of America's most prestigious companies." Lisa Ling is set to host the Sony Pictures Television-based project, which has a pilot order. Burnett, Sunderland and Davies of Embassy Row then will executive produce. No other specifics were given. (

LET IT GO (FOX) - Joel David Moore ("Avatar") and Kat Foster ("'Til Death") have both been cast in the Zachary Levi-led comedy pilot, about a married couple (Levi, Foster), his best friend (Moore) and her sister (yet to be cast) as they navigate, negotiate and manipulate society's unspoken rules. She'll play said wife, Gracie, with Moore as Spencer, Ben's (Levi) friend and business partner. DJ Nash is behind the single-camera project, which is set up at Sony Pictures Television. (,

THE LIFE (ABC) - Erin Moriarty ("One Life to Live") is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell), the widow of an assassinated criminal who is suddenly forced to adopt her late husband's role in order to protect her family. She's set as Natalie, her pretty, artsy, off-beat bohemian daughter. The ABC Studios-based hour, from director Mark Pellington and writer Melissa Rosenberg, also stars Jaime Ray Newman, Jakob Salvati, Lee Tergesen, Luke Goss, Rade Serbedzija, Sterling Beaumon and Suleka Mathew. (

MIDNIGHT SUN (NBC) - Oz Zehavi and Lucia Walters have both been cast in the pilot, a drama about the FBI's investigation into the disappearance of a remote cult in Dugan, Alaska - led by Bennett Maxwell (Titus Welliver) - which taps into a grander political conspiracy. Zehavi presumably will play Alex Roth, a member of said cult who has a four-year-old son with the daughter (Emma Bell) of the town's police chief (Connor O'Farrell). Walters then is set as Vanessa Watson, another member of Midnight Sun. Alexia Fast, Daniella Pineda, David Harbour, Julia Stiles and Michael Raymond-James also star in the Lisa Zwerling-penned hour, from Universal Television. Brad Anderson is directing. (

MISTRESSES (ABC) - Yunjin Kim, Erik Stocklin and Cameron Bender are the latest to book roles on the upcoming drama, which follows the lives of four female friends and their involvement in an array of illicit and complex relationships. She'll play Katie Roden, a therapist who slept with one of her patients, John, before his death. Stocklin then is set as Sam Gray, John's 24-year-old son, who finds himself falling in love with Katie; with Cameron Bender as Richard, a recently divorced, adorable man who hires April (Rochelle Aytes) to redecorate his new apartment and starts a romance with her. Jes Macallan also stars in the ABC Studios-based hour, the pilot for which is being directed by Cherie Nowlan from a script by K.J. Steinberg. (

THE NEW NORMAL (NBC) - Jayson Blair ("The Hard Times of R.J. Berger") has booked a role on the comedy pilot, about a gay couple - Bryan (Andrew Rannells) and Andrew (Justin Bartha) - and Goldie (Georgia King), the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family. He'll guest as Clay Clemmons ("dangerously sexy, entitled, peaked in high school"), Goldie's husband, whom she's just caught cheating. Bebe Wood and Ellen Barkin co-star in the 20th Century Fox Television-based hour, from co-creators Ali Adler and Ryan Murphy. (

SCRUPLES (ABC) - Mimi Rogers and Gilles Marini have both scored roles on the drama pilot, about the staggeringly luxurious life of a Beverly Hills boutique in 1978 and the people who work in it. She'll guest as Harriet Toppington, the Anna Wintour-esque editor of Vogue Magazine who is behind Spider's (Chad Michael Murray) banishment to Los Angeles; while Marini is set as Renee Dufaux, a handsome, scruffy French Count from Billy's (Claire Forlani) past. Boris Kodjoe, Gary Cole, Jessica McNamee, Karine Vanasse and Noot Seear also star while Michael Sucsy is attached to direct. Bob Brush and Mel Harris penned the hour for Warner Bros. Television. (,