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Celebrity Big Brother 2012 rumoured housemate line up!

Celebrity Big Brother 2012 rumoured housemate line up!

There’s still a few months until Celebrity Big Brother 2012 is back on our screens, but there’s still been plenty of rumours over who might appear…

Here we list the latest on who’s set to enter the house in August, following the stint of ‘normal’ Big Brother from June.

Cheryl Fergison

Soap actress Cheryl, famous for playing the late Heather Trott in BBC One soap Eastenders, is said to have agreed to a £175,000 deal. With Cheryl having admitted that she’d love to enter the house, and with a free schedule after leaving Eastenders, we’d be very surprised if we don’t see her inside this summer!

Lauren Goodger

We know that Big Brother bosses love TOWIE stars, with Amy Childs and Kirk Nocross having appeared in the past two series on Channel 5, and Lauren Goodger could be the next. Currently it’s touch and go whether Lauren will remain on The Only Way Is Essex, having reportedly rowed with producers over being the star of the show. If she leaves than we wouldn’t be shocked to see her turn up in the BB house come September.

Janice Dickinson

After a stint in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, Janice Dickson is now being lined up for a few weeks inside the Celebrity Big Brother house. She’s been offered £50,000, and we’d love it to be happen, although would hate to be the ones sharing the house with her!

Rhian Sugden

Who? Rhian hit the headlines (sort of) last year after she was chatted up by presenter Vernon Kay by text. Not exactly the biggest claim to fame, but sometimes it’s the lesser known stars that prove to be the best in BB.

Lee Ryan

Former Blue singer Lee Ryan has tipped to enter the series back in January, but negotiations were said to have broken down over his fee. The boy band star has once again been linked to the show, and we’d be surprised if he’s not on the line up.

Julie Goodyear

Another soap star amongst the rumours is Corrie star Julie Goodyear, who has reportedly agreed a £300,000 offer to enter the house come August.

Julian Clarey

Comic Julian Clarey is quite a big name on this list, and seems somewhat out of place. Nonetheless, it’s claimed that the camp funny man has agreed a £325,000 deal to join the line up on Channel 5 later this year, we’re certainly hoping this one is true!

Nadine Coyle

Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle was rumoured to have accepted a £500,000 offer to join the show, but it’s looking very unlikely. Not only do we doubt Nadine is in so much debt she’d have to appear on Celebrity Big Brother, but with rumours of a Girls Aloud reunion in September it’ll be hard for her to squeeze a stint inside the house into her schedule, this year at least.

'Southland,' 'Harold and Kumar' Actors Join Syfy's 'Haven'

'Southland,' 'Harold and Kumar' Actors Join Syfy's 'Haven'

Dorian Missick and Kate Kelton will recur on the new season, which launches Sept. 21.

Southland's Dorian Missick and Harold and Kumar's Kate Kelton have landed recurring roles on the third season of Syfy's Haven, which premieres Friday, Sept. 21 at 10 p.m.

Missick will play Tommy Bowen, a street-smart Boston detective who comes to Haven investigating a suspected serial killer case. A shrewd, calculating policeman, he's also a fish out of water.

Kelton will play Jordan McKee, described as a "spirited" and "fierce" waitress at The Gun & Rose Diner. She is also an influential member of a mysterious organization of "troubled" people whose identity is known by a distinctive tattoo marking its members.

The third season of Haven, led by Emily Rose and Eric Balfour, picks up immediately following the events of the season two finale.

'Glee' Season 4: Cast to Return -- But for How Long?

'Glee' Season 4: Cast to Return -- But for How Long?

Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly says discussions are underway for series regular and recurring roles, with decisions expected in the coming weeks.

Glee's Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith are returning for Season 4, along with all the cast members -- but for how long?

Fox Entertainment president Kevin Reilly told The Hollywood Reporter during this week's upfront in New York that members of the swelling cast -- which counts a graduating class that includes Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron and Mark Salling, among others -- are in talks for the duration of their return and whether they'll be signed on as series regulars for 22-episode deals or recurring roles. Deals are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The musical drama's Season 3 finale, airing Tuesday, in which the seniors bid farewell to McKinley High and some -- potentially Michele, Monteith and Colfer -- head to New York for a show-within-a-show fourth year, will set up what the executive sees as a creative renaissance for Season 4 as the series moves to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

The executive reaffirmed that Riley, whose recent tweet (which she later clarified) led to a wave of speculation that her time with Glee had come to an end, would indeed be back.

In fact, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy told Vulture that he met with the cast and gave them the opportunity to move on and do other things.

"I said to them, 'Anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show,'" he told the site, which confirmed that McKinley faculty members played by Emmy winner Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison and Jayma Mays would all return for Season 4.

"It doesn't mean everyone will be doing 22 episodes, but everyone wants to stay in our family to make sure those actors know that if they want to have a home, they have a home," Murphy said. "If they want to explore new and different things while also having a home, that is also an option."

Glee went through a similar experience last season when recurring actors Harry Shum Jr. and Darren Criss were promoted to regular status for Season 3, while the series regular option on Chord Overstreet was not picked up. Overstreet parted ways with the series but returned in a recurring capacity midway through the season.

The cast has continued to find success in projects outside of the Fox musical. Criss (a junior on the series) has gone on to Broadway, and Michele, Agron, Monteith and Colfer all have growing careers on the big screen (the latter two active as producers as well).

While McKinley will be down a handful of New Directions' founding members in its Ohio-based story, Glee is poised to add cast members for its fourth season, including guaranteeing the winner of Oxygen's reality competition The Glee Project a seven-episode arc. (This season saw four Glee Project standouts appear, with Damian McGinty going on to guest-star in more episodes than his guaranteed seven.)

Add to that the expectation that the New York setting could potentially add more cast beyond Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson, who have both signed on for major arcs. (Murphy told THR that Hudson likely will begin her arc in the Season 4 premiere, with Parker appearing a few episodes afterward.)

Setting recurring roles for some castmembers could prove a wise and cost-effective move for the series and sibling studio 20th Television.

Next week's Season 3 finale will likely shed additional light on which Glee characters could have larger and recurring roles.

Upfronts 2012: By the Numbers

Upfronts 2012: By the Numbers

Family comedies, female -- and foreign -- leads, title changes as well as bows and arrows stand out now that the annual dog-and-pony show is in the books.

The past two weeks have been a blink-and-you'll-miss-it blur of TV news about renewals, cancellations and new series orders. Some surprising names are suddenly among the ranks of the unemployed (RIP, CSI: Miami and Harry's Law), and new trends have emerged.

With the annual Upfront Week in the books, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the news, by-the-numbers style.

32 Canceled Shows From the 2011-12 Season
NBC (8); Fox (7); ABC (7); CBS (6); The CW (4): Among them, Fox's pricey Terra Nova, NBC's older-skewing Harry's Law, CBS' veteran CSI: Miami, The CW's Sarah Michelle Gellar thriller Ringer and ABC's Texas-set soap GCB. (CBS' Rules of Engagement is awaiting its fate but is expected to be renewed.)

20 Scheduling Moves
Returning series with new time slots include CBS' Two and a Half Men, which relocated from Mondays to Thursdays and now serves as a lead-out from another Chuck Lorre comedy, The Big Bang Theory; and Fox's Glee, which relocates from Tuesdays to Thursday.

20 New Dramas
Hours starring Kevin Bacon (Fox), Dennis Quaid (CBS), Taylor Kinney (NBC), Kristin Kreuk (CW) and Connie Britton (ABC) are among the shows launching in 2012-13.

16 New Comedies
NBC has a White House comedy with Bill Pullman, Sarah Chalke wants to live with her parents for the rest of her life on ABC, the Will & Grace creators are working for CBS, and Mindy Kaling is a doctor on Fox. Single-camera efforts continue to dominate the list as only four of the half-hours are multicamera.

14 Female Leads
Chalke, Britton, Kaling, Reba McEntire, Radha Mitchell, Anne Heche, Jordana Spiro, Mamie Gummer and AnnaSophia Robb are taking center stage. For Britton, that's literal as she'll play a fading country singer.

10 Foreign Leads
The new season will see lead roles for Australia's Mitchell, Rachael Taylor, Jesse Spencer and David Lyons; the U.K.'s Jonny Lee Miller, Theo James, Janet Montgomery and James Purefoy; and Canada's Kreuk and Stephen Amell.

10 Family Comedies
Looking for the next Modern Family, the networks bet big on families this year. Fractured families lead the way with a handful of half-hours featuring divorced single mothers, as well as a gay couple looking for a surrogate.

8 Title Changes
ABC's Family Tools is the comedy's third title (after Red Van Man and White Van Man); Red Widow was previously Penoza; CBS' Made in Jersey was formerly known as Baby Big Shot, with the old title even getting a name drop in the trailer shown to advertisers; NBC's Animal Practice was tweaked from Animal Kingdom; Dane Cook's Next Caller dropped the Please from its original name; Fox's buzzy comedy Ben and Kate opted for a simple title rather than Ben Fox Is My Manny or its original, Ned Fox Is My Manny; The Mindy Kaling Project was quickly changed from It's Messy following an instantaneous backlash; The CW invested in Gummer's performance in medical drama Emily Owens, M.D., changing its fitting original title First Cut. Strangely, ABC's How to Live With Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) kept its lengthy name.

4 Iconic Stories
CBS is adapting Sherlock Holmes (Elementary), NBC is taking on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Do No Harm), and The CW is bringing DC Comics' Green Arrow to life and telling the adolescent story of Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw.

2 Revenge-Like Soaps
The success of ABC's Revenge gave birth to three dramas looking to capture the same watercooler success of the Emily VanCamp soap: Red Widow and Infamous.

2 Period Dramas
Both are vastly different: CBS goes far out in the '60s with Vegas, while CW's The Carrie Diaries is like, totally set in the '80s.

2 Bows and Arrows
Thanks to The Hunger Games, bows and arrows are up-and-coming weapon of choice in both Arrow and Revolution.

'Packed to the Rafters' team 'want Jessica Marais back for series six'

'Packed to the Rafters' team 'want Jessica Marais back for series six'

The team behind Packed to the Rafters is hoping to convince Jessica Marais to come back to the show.

Seven Network bosses are keen on getting new mother Marais to return following Hugh Sheridan's recent move to Channel Ten and the departures of other key cast members, the Herald Sun claims.

Marais gave birth to Scout, her new daughter with fiancé and former Packed to the Rafters co-star James Stewart, last week.

The couple are now based in the United States, where Marais has been working on Starz drama Magic City. It was recently reported that Stewart would leave Packed to the Rafters as he helps to raise his new daughter.

Show chiefs were forced to deny reports last month suggesting that series stars Rebecca Gibney and Erik Thomson had asked to leave the show.

A Seven spokesperson confirmed that talks are under way with both Marais and Stewart in the hope that they will return for a number of episodes.

Packed to the Rafters's sixth season is due to start filming in September this year.

'Jericho' Producer on Revival Talks: 'We'd Be Ecstatic'

'Jericho' Producer on Revival Talks: 'We'd Be Ecstatic'

In a recent interview, Karim Zreik credited the drama's vocal fanbase for keeping it alive and said "from what I hear, sides are talking."

Will Jericho live to see another day?

Reports have surfaced that the hourlong drama that starred Skeet Ulrich and ran on CBS from 2006-08 might be revisited on Netflix.

When The Hollywood Reporter recently asked Common Law executive producer Karim Zreik -- who worked on Jericho as a co-EP when it was on the air -- about the prospects, he was all for it.

"We'd be ecstatic if that happened," he says. "From what I hear, sides are talking. I wish I knew more. As you know, the fan base of that show were incredible, and they've all started reaching out since this report came out. It's exciting, and I know the cast is excited too."

Jericho, which centered on the residents of a fictional Kansas town in the aftermath of nuclear attacks on 23 major cities in the contiguous United States, has had a unique run. After initially getting the ax after one season, CBS brought back the cult favorite for a second round before canceling it for good.

Zreik wasn't worried about going back into the Jericho world and creating more stories to tell.

"Story-wise, [Jericho] has been living on in the comic book world," he says. "It's all the writers from the series, led by Dan Shotz. We've done three issues already. Story-wise, we've got ample story to tell, that's not a concern. I think we're just waiting to see if a deal can be brokered."

'Duets' Judge John Legend Says Replacing Lionel Richie 'Was Pretty Crazy'

'Duets' Judge John Legend Says Replacing Lionel Richie 'Was Pretty Crazy'

The singer describes what it was like to come into the ABC singing competition after it had already been in pre-production for several weeks.

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter John Legend took on quite the challenge when he replaced Lionel Richie in late-April on ABC’s new competition series, Duets.

“It was kind of a whirlwind coming in at the last minute, because a lot of pre-production had already been done. So, I had a lot of catching up to do,” Legend tells reporters. “So, it was pretty crazy for the first couple weeks.”

Richie had to leave the show due to scheduling conflicts. And Legend didn’t come in and pick up where Richie left off. Rather, he had to do everything the other judges (Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke) did, but at an escalated pace. But when it came to choosing his singers, Legend insists he wasn’t at a disadvantage.

“They gave me a large pool of people,” he says. “So I did have a lot of say, because they gave me a large pool of people to look at and then I decided who were the best ones of those folks.”

Legend explains what he was looking for: "Somebody with a great voice. I was looking for someone with some flexibility as far as what they could sing and what styles they could sing. But, just as important was somebody that would sound good with me, so that we would have a nice blend."

Through no fault of their own, Legend’s singers had to jump in pretty quickly as well. Consequently, the star says that the quick pace gave him the chance to get into the mentoring mode.

“The first five shows we recorded in like two and a half weeks, so it’s all really rapid fire,” the 33-year-old says. “Especially because I came on late, they literally had a show right after they were selected. And so they had to really operate well under pressure. So part of my job to me was to make them feel as at ease as possible because they are already in a high-pressure situation.”

With several pre-taped shows under his belt, Legend says that things have become much more manageable. “I’m really having a good time,” he says.

“I’m really into the competitive aspect of it as well,” he continues. “Trying to make sure the [singers] that I picked are successful on the show and do really well. And we are really having fun, thinking of new songs to do every week and all that stuff, it’s really a good time.”

Duets premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

'Arrested Development's Tony Hale 'excited for Buster Bluth's hijinks'

'Arrested Development's Tony Hale 'excited for Buster Bluth's hijinks'

Tony Hale has said he can't wait to begin shooting the Arrested Development reunion miniseries and movie this summer.

The star revealed to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that he doesn't know anything about the plot yet, but he's sure Buster Bluth's latest hijinks will be enjoyable for Arrested Development fans.

"So much happened in my character's life in the two and a half years of that show: My hand was bit off by a seal. I dated Liza Minnelli… and so I can't imagine what's happened [since]," Hale quipped.

The actor went on to say that he most values the chance to work with Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and the rest of Arrested Development's cast again.

"[They're] good people… I'm pretty stoked. I'm really, really excited," he said, adding: "I'm just excited to get together with everybody and do that material."

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz recently revealed that the miniseries and film could be the first of many visits with the Bluth family.

The original television series aired on Fox for three seasons between 2003 and 2006, earning six Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

TV Tonight 21th of May 2012

TV Tonight 21th of May 2012

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

    56 Up S01E02: "Episode 2"
    60 Minute Makeover S09E38: "Series 9, Episode 38"
    A Question of Sport S43E22: "May 21, 2012"
    America's Got Talent S07E03: "Season 7, Episode 3"
    American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior S03E14: "Change of Heart (2)"
    American Ninja Warrior S04E02: "FINALS: Region 1"
    American Pickers S04E17: "Feudin' Pickers"
    Antiques Roadshow (US) S16E18: "Minneapolis (Hour Three)"
    Australian Story S17E16: "Tovah Cottle"
    Basketball Wives S04E14: "Season 4, Episode 14"
    Bethenny Ever After S03E14: "Unregrettable"
    Big Brother Sverige S08E80: "Del 80"
    Blockbusters (2012) S01E06: "Series 1, Show 6"
    Bondi Vet S04E15: "Season 4, Episode 15"
    Border Security S12E14: "Season 12, Episode 14"
    Cash In The Attic S18E71: "Series 18, Show 71"
    Chelsea Lately S06E84:
    Conan S02E94: "Ep 94"
    Coronation Street S53E103: "Mon May 21, 2012 [Episode 2]"
    Coronation Street S53E102: "Mon May 21, 2012 [Episode 1]"
    Dancing With the Stars (US) S14E18: "Season 14, Episode 18"
    Dara O'Briain: School of Hard Sums S01E06: "Alex Horne"
    Deal Or No Deal (UK) S07E242: "Episode 1922"
    Dispatches S26E04: "Living on Cash"
    Doctors S14E33: "Carry on Cruising"
    EastEnders S28E82: "May 21, 2012"
    Éden Hotel S02E45: "Season 2, Episode 45"
    Eden's World S01E06: "Samantha"
    Emmerdale S41E120: "May 21, 2012"
    En stark resa med Morgan & Ola-Conny S01E08: "Hemresa"
    Escape To The Country S12E60: "Cornwall"
    Eureka S05E06: "Worst Case Scenario"
    Four Corners (AU) S52E16: "Madeleine McCann-The Last Hope"
    General Hospital (US) S50E36: "#12564"
    Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden S22E186: "Season 22, Episode 186"
    Great British Menu S07E31: "The Olympic Feast - 31"
    Hacktion S02E14: "A bukás"
    Halv åtta hos mig S08E57: "Helsingborg - Kerstin"
    Hollyoaks S18E101: "May 21, 2012"
    Home and Away (AU) S25E86: "Episode 5521"
    Hotel cæsar S29E17: "Season 29, Episode 17"
    Hotel Impossible S01E07: "TBA"
    House S08E00: "Swan Song"
    House S08E22: "Everyone Dies"
    House Hunters S48E100
    House Hunters International S25E103
    Hyouka S01E05: "Truth of The "Historical" Classic Literature Club"
    Invention Hunters S01E03: "Shakin' It Up"
    Jeopardy! S28E176: "Show #6381"
    Jimmy Kimmel Live S09E257
    Kimi to Boku S02E08: "Episode 8"
    Kurt Sutter's Outlaw Empires S01E02: "American Bikers"
    La La's Full Court Life S02E10: "Kiss and Makeup, Part 2"
    Last Call with Carson Daly S10E58
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon S02E274
    Late Show with David Letterman S19E78
    Leyla ile Mecnun S02E39: "Season 2, Episode 39"
    Live with Regis and Kelly S29E189
    Made in Chelsea S03E08: "Series 3, Episode 8"
    Masterchef Australia S04E14: "Monday - Week 3"
    Metalocalypse S04E04: "Motherklok"
    Money From Strangers S01E04: "TBA"
    Morgan Spurlock's New Britannia S01E08: "Episode 8"
    Motorcity S01E04: "Texas-ify It"
    Neighbours S28E96: "Episode 6406"
    Panorama S60E19: "Eurovision's Dirty Secret"
    Pawn Star$ S04E90: "What the Truck"
    Pawn Star$ S04E89: "Bossy Pants"
    Richard Hammond's Crash Course S01E06: "Salvage Yard"
    Ridiculousness S02E04: "Quinton "Rampage" Jackson"
    Robson's Extreme Fishing Challenge S01E07: "Peru"
    Saki (JP) S02E07: "Conviction"
    Salatut elämät S14E166: "Ossi saa rakkauskirjeen"
    Showder Klub S09E08: "Season 9, Episode 8"
    Snog, Marry, Avoid? S05E02: "Series 5, Episode 2"
    Sousei no Aquarion S02E21: "Episode 21"
    The Amazing Race Norway S01E11: "Season 1, Episode 11"
    The Bachelorette S08E02: "Week 2 (S8)"
    The Big Break S13E08: "Big Break Atlantis - Abandon Ship!"
    The Block S05E32: "Shelley Craft Challenge"
    The Bold and the Beautiful S26E42: "Ep. #6326"
    The Chase (2009) S05E75: "Series 5, Episode 75"
    The Dales S02E12: "Series 2, Episode 12"
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show S09E164: "Howie Mandel, Cat Deeley"
    The Eric Andre Show S01E01: "George Clooney"
    The Gadget Show: World Tour S01E05: "United Arab Emirates"
    The Jeremy Kyle Show S07E174: "May 21, 2012"
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson S08E84
    The Project S04E120: "Season 4, Episode 120"
    The Secret Life of the American Teenager S04E22
    The Secret Millionaire S10E02: "Matthew Newbury"
    The Tonight Show with Jay Leno S19E305
    The View S15E164
    The Voice (AU) S01E11: "Live Show 2"
    The Young and the Restless S40E41: "Ep. #9910"
    Thuis S17E191: "Season 17, Episode 191"
    Top Chef Canada S02E11: "The Italian Feast"
    Tricky Business (AU) S01E02: "Episode 2"
    Undercover Boss: Abroad S01E25
    Undercover Boss: Abroad S01E24
    Undercover Stings S01E04: "Oxy Mom"
    VH1's Storytellers S12E07: "Jill Scott"
    Watch What Happens: Live S06E85
    Wild Justice S02E10: "California 911"
    WWE Raw S20E21: "Episode #991"
    Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal S01E56
    Zetman S01E08: "A Normal Family"

Marcus Collins 'facing label axe'

Marcus Collins 'facing label axe'

Marcus Collins is reportedly close to being dropped by his record label.

RCA bosses have told the X Factor runner-up that he will be axed if his next single 'Mercy' is not a big hit.

The 24-year-old's self-titled debut album reached number seven on the UK album chart but spent just three weeks in the Top 40. His debut single, a cover of 'Seven Nation Army', reached number nine.

"Marcus's sales have been really disappointing. Although his album went in at number seven, it only spent three weeks in the Top 40," a source told the Daily Star Sunday.

"No-one expected him to flop but he's one of the most unsuccessful runners-up in the show's history.

"He has to pull it out of the bag with his second single. If that bombs, there's unlikely to be a third."

Previous runners-up including JLS, Olly Murs and Rebecca Ferguson have all proved more successful than the winners of their series.

'Grey's Anatomy' season eight climax seen by 11.2m

'Grey's Anatomy' season eight climax seen by 11.2m

Grey's Anatomy ended its eighth season with an impressive audience last night, early Nielsen overnight data reveals.

A dramatic death in 'Flight' was seen by 11.2m (3.9) in the 9pm hour.

After the medical drama, Scandal's finale scored a season high of 7.5m (2.4), while the last ever episode of Missing drew 6.5m (1.3).

Rules of Engagement (7.3m/2.1), Person of Interest (13.4m/2.5) and The Mentalist (13m/2.5) concluded with respectable ratings for CBS.

Three episodes of Community were screened on NBC, amusing 3m (1.3) at 8pm, 2.6m (1.3) at 9pm, and 2.5m (1.3) for the sitcom's finale.

Fellow comedy 30 Rock ended its 2011/12 run with 2.9m (1.3), and Awake logged 2.1m (0.7).

Over on Fox, American Idol led the night with 15.9m (4.2) at 8pm, then 6.3m (1.8) watched Touch an hour later.

Perez Hilton's All Access interview with Katy Perry attracted 970k (0.3) in the 9pm hour.

‘SNL’ Bids Farewell To Kristen Wiig, Closes Season With No Ratings Bump

‘SNL’ Bids Farewell To Kristen Wiig, Closes Season With No Ratings Bump

Last night’s season finale of NBC’s Saturday Night Live featured an emotional send-off to key cast member Kristen Wiig, making her departure after seven season official (video below). There was no mention of the two other SNL cast members whose contracts are up and may be leaving, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg.

Last night’s SNL with host/musical guest Mick Jagger posted a 5.2/13 in the metered-market households. That was in line with the previous two weeks (5.2 for the show hosted by Eli Manning, 5.1 for the one hosted by Will Ferrell). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, SNL averaged a 2.7/12 in adults 18-49, down from the 3.1 rating for the last two telecasts with Ferrell and Manning. That means that the March 3rd show hosted by Lindsay Lohan (5.5/14, 3.3/15) remains SNL‘s highest-rated regular telecast this season.

How Agencies Did At This Year’s Upfronts: New Scripted Series Package Scorecard

How Agencies Did At This Year’s Upfronts: New Scripted Series Package Scorecard

The upfronts serve as a scorecard for the major agencies’ television departments. Here is our count for agency packages on the 39 new scripted primetime series ordered by the broadcast networks for the 2012/2013 season. Most of the agency totals include shared packages. Obviously, this is a very narrow snapshot of the TV agency landscape by omitting unscripted shows, returning series, and cable. We will start to expand our scorecard into those areas beginning next year.

WME – 20 (14 dramas, 6 comedies)

The Neighbors, How To Live With Your Parents, Malibu Country, Last Resort, Mistresses, 666 Park Ave, Made In Jersey, Golden Boy, Vegas, Ben & Kate, The Following, Go On, The New Normal, Chicago Fire, Revolution, Hannibal, Infamous, Beauty & The Beast, Cult, Emily Owens, MD

CAA – 16 (8 dramas, 8 comedies)*

Malibu Country, Zero Hour, Nashville, Friend Me, Made In Jersey, Elementary, Goodwin Games, The Mob Doctor, The New Normal, Save Me, Animal Practice, Guys With Kids, Hannibal, Beauty & The Beast, Family Tools, Crossbones (*CAA’s tally may go up to 17 because agency is in negotiations for a piece of the package on comedy How To Live With Your Parents)

UTA – 12 (6 dramas, 6 comedies)

Red Widow, Mistresses, Elementary, Friend Me, Emily Owens MD, Mindy, Goodwin Games, Save Me, Animal Practice, Next Caller, Do No Harm, Crossbones

ICM – 5 (3 dramas, 2 comedies)

Family Tools, Revolution, Infamous, 1600 Penn, The Mob Doctor

Vision Art/Scott Schwartz – 1 full package (comedy)


Gersh – 1 partial (drama)

Red Widow

Robbie Williams, Gwen Stefani linked to 'X Factor' role

Robbie Williams, Gwen Stefani linked to 'X Factor' role

Robbie Williams and Gwen Stefani are reportedly being lined up as guest judges on The X Factor.

Filmed auditions start in Liverpool on Wednesday but bosses are still searching for a permanent replacement for Kelly Rowland after Dannii Minogue rejected a £1m offer to return.

Alicia Keys will join Williams, Stefani and Rod Stewart as a guest judge, The Sun reports.

Williams often performs with the X Factor contestants and last year helped Take That bandmate Gary Barlow at Judges' Houses, emerging in a Sinitta-style leaf outfit.

Meanwhile, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger have all turned down the chance to be guest judges, according to the Daily Star Sunday.

"At this rate the fourth judge may not be signed until much later in the series," a source said. "Dannii turning them down was a massive blow because as far as ITV1 and The X Factor were concerned it was a done deal.

"The back-up plan is to have a host of guest performers take part in the regional auditions and possible Boot Camp before revealing a permanent name at the Judges' Houses in August. Everyone involved knows how important the judges are to the success of the show.

"Numerous high-profile singers have come forward wanting the job. But bosses fear they aren't big enough names to wow viewers. So it's now panic stations to make sure they can sign up a big enough name in time."

While a permanent judge is unlikely to be found before Boot Camp, former Spice Girls Geri Halliwell and Mel B, The Saturdays singers Frankie Sandford and Rochelle Wiseman and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon are all said to be in the frame.

Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos will return to The X Factor, as well as host Dermot O'Leary.

'The Voice' UK live show chaos watched by 5.7m

'The Voice' UK live show chaos watched by 5.7m

The Voice UK drew an audience of nearly 5.7m for its latest edition last night, overnight data shows.

Saturday's glitch-ridden live show entertained 5.68m (27.9%) on BBC One between 6.30pm and 8pm, increasing marginally on last week's series low.

Despite Chelsea's dramatic win over Bayern Munich on penalties, the UEFA Champions League was the lowest-watched final featuring an English team in recent memory, scoring an average of 6.53m (29%) on ITV1 between 7pm and 11.30pm and 1.49m (6.7%) for Sky Sports's coverage between 7pm and 10.30pm.

However, a total of 12.1 million were glued to the penalty shoot-out between 10.15pm and 10.30pm on ITV and Sky. The figure is likely to be higher as BARB data does not account for fans watching in pubs.

Keith Lemon's Lemonaid's final episode logged 1.88m (10.8%) on ITV1 at 6.30pm.

BBC One's familiar lineup of The National Lottery: In It To Win It (4.29m/18%) and Casualty (4.06m/16.1%) coped fairly well, then a Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow repeat amused 2.34m (9.5%) from 9.50pm.

Channel 4's screening of Titanic enthralled 1.31m (6%) from 6.15pm (+1: 286k), while CSI: NY was Channel 5's saviour with 1.4m (5.7%) at 10pm, and BBC Two had 2.36m (13.8%) for a classic episode of Dad's Army at 6.30pm.

Overall, ITV1 breezed to victory in primetime with 29.8% (+1: 0.2%), way ahead of BBC One's 16.5%. Sky Sports rose to 7.7% to make third place, followed by Channel 4's 5.4% (+1: 1.2%), BBC Two's 4.4%, and Channel 5's 3.4% (+1: 0.2%).

Jessie J 'considering quitting The Voice UK'

Jessie J 'considering quitting The Voice UK'

Jessie J is said to be thinking about quitting The Voice UK.

The 'Price Tag' singer apparently wants to focus solely on her music after tiring of claims that she acts like a diva on set.

"Maybe it's time for album number two and a lot less bull. I can't seem to win. I'm not sure I want to come back to this," the Sunday Mirror claims Jessie J told a friend.

BBC One controller Danny Cohen has reportedly offered to double her £200,000 salary next season amid growing concerns over the show's ratings.

"The show is in turmoil and needs to keep somebody like Jessie who attracts kids who will vote. Danny's told Jessie he wants her back and he can offer her more. He is aware she is not happy with the show and the backlash against her," a source said.

"She just thinks maybe it's best that she concentrates on her second album and doesn't get too wrapped up in The Voice, especially if it's damaging her reputation.

"Jessie doesn't need to make a decision yet but she's considering her options. She doesn't want people to forget she's a singer."

Fellow coach Sir Tom Jones admitted that it would be "a lot easier" for him to return for a second series if Jessie J does, as the pair get on well.

Host Holly Willoughby dismissed claims that The Voice UK is in crisis and said people shouldn't think Jessie J is a "nightmare" just because she is a "strong woman".

"I'd love to come back. I would be gutted if [Jessie J] left - she's my favourite judge," Willoughby told the Daily Star Sunday. "I hold her responsible for being the gel that holds the panel together so well. She's just ­dedicated and passionate."