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Thu Tran, the creator and host of the Independent Film Channel's award-winning Food Party, will appear in person on Sunday, September 12 when the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque presents the special program "A Food Party Party with Thu Tran" at 7:00 pm in CIA's Aitken Auditorium, 11141 East Boulevard in University Circle. Ms. Tran, a 2005 graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art, will show highlights from her hit series and answer audience questions about it.
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The documentary airs Monday. The official word:
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In conjunction with the announcement, today AMC released a four and a half-minute trailer, previewing the series, as was seen at this year’s Comicon. The trailer can be viewed on www.amctv.com.
The fascinating but very sad series returns Sept. 6. The official word:
Jennifer Aniston is set to guest star alongside Courteney Cox on the Season Two premiere of ABC’s “Cougar Town,” WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET). Aniston’s appearance marks the first time the two have worked together since “Dirt.” She can currently be seen in the feature film “The Switch,” in theaters now.
Fantasia (that is, "American Idol's" Fantasia Barrino) tries some damage control. From VH1:
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Randomized questions and dollar values, no hot seat, new lifeline. The official word:
From HBO: If you like rip-roaring action, misfits and outlaws, and tales of plunder and greed, then Deadwood, South Dakota is your kind of place. Revisit the Wild West settlement in all its glory and infamy when Deadwood: The Complete Series debuts on Blu-Ray Disc from HBO Home Entertainment® November 23, 2010, just in time for holiday gift-giving. Boxed in beautiful collectible casing, the 13-disc ultimate BD set is presented in HD 1080p Full HD video and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, all for the suggested retail price of $209.98. The collection includes all 36 episodes of the series, plus a robust bonus disc packed with content that features an exclusive conversation with series creator David Milch on the conclusion of the series.
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I kind of thought this thing was chum, but no. And it's adding Jeff Foxworthy. From ABC:
The big name, former football coach Jimmy Johnson, has long been known. I don't know how he plans to play "Survivor." But when SI.com offered its list of the most hated sports teams of all time, the Johnson-coached University of Miami football team from 1986 ranked number one, and his 1992 Dallas Cowboys were third.* And, as previously posted here, it's going to be a competition between a tribe of over-40s and one of under-30s. You can find the full list of contestants here. (CBS formats the announcement in a way that makes it almost impossible for me to paste.)
ESPN’s definitive sports news brand, SportsCenter, will expand by seven hours each weekday beginning Monday, Aug. 30, when ESPNEWS offers live SportsCenter programs from 3-6 and 7-11 p.m. ET. ESPNEWS, the 24-hour sports news network, will continue to present 30-minute news and highlights blocks the rest of the day, outside of the SportsCenter windows. The new ESPNEWS editions will supplement SportsCenter on ESPN, which airs live on weekdays generally from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and at 6 p.m., 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. (reaired 2-9 a.m.), and on weekends.
As part of the expansion, during SportsCenter on ESPNEWS, there will be an increased emphasis on integrated elements to and from ESPN.com, particularly in the 3-6 p.m. block. Examples will include television segments incorporating ESPN’s local.com sites (ESPNBoston.com, ESPNNewYork.com, ESPNLosAngeles.com, ESPNChicago.com and ESPNDallas.com); interactive polls; fan videos and photos; social media content from fans and athletes; and viewer Q&As with ESPN commentators. Potential SportsCenter-branded videos produced for ESPN.com each day may include extended interviews, the most memorable video of the day, most talked about stories and best highlights and star performances.
“SportsCenter is our flagship franchise and we’re always looking for new and effective ways to strengthen it,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production. “These steps will increase the show’s live TV presence, connect with sports fans in the digital space and provide dynamic new sales opportunities. We’re showcasing SportsCenter within primetime television hours and during an active time for online traffic.”
Cindy Brunson and Robert Flores will generally co-host the 3-6 p.m. SportsCenter block. The anchor team from ESPN’s 6 p.m. show will also work the 7-8 p.m. hour on ESPNEWS, while the 8-11 p.m. SportsCenter window on ESPNEWS will primarily be co-hosted by Linda Cohn and Kevin Negandhi.
The new format of SportsCenter on ESPNEWS will provide more flexibility to create new advertising elements, which may include integrated packages with SportsCenter on ESPN.com and sponsor-able, commercial-free hours within the new programming blocks.
WEEKDAY SPORTSCENTER SCHEDULE (as of Monday, Aug. 30; all times ET; schedule subject to change)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ESPN
3-6 pm. ESPNEWS
6-7 p.m. ESPN
7-11 p.m. ESPNEWS
11 p.m.-midnight ESPN
1-2 a.m. ESPN
2-9 a.m. ESPN or ESPN2 (reairs)
Actress Jane Badler, best known for her role on the original “V” series, will join the cast of ABC’s “V” as a recurring guest star, playing Diana, mother to Anna (Morena Baccarin), who is now the leader of the Vs. Badler will make her debut in the Season 2 premiere of the series.
“V,” which received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series, stood as television’s No. 1 new drama during the 09-10 TV season in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, delivering substantial year-to-year improvement in both of its Tuesday time periods (8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.). “V” finished No. 1 in both time periods among key Men (M18-34/M18-49).
Season 2 will feature more character and lizard reveals, more details about the Vs’ mythology – in which Badler will play an important role -- and more action and more plot twists. Viewers can expect a roller coaster ride week to week.
“V” stars Elizabeth Mitchell as Erica Evans, Morris Chestnut as Ryan Nichols, Joel Gretsch as Father Jack, Charles Mesure as Kyle Hobbes, Logan Huffman as Tyler Evans, Laura Vandervoort as Lisa, with Morena Baccarin as Anna and Scott Wolf as Chad Decker.
Belated notes on last Sunday's episode, with ample spoilers, after the jump.
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“Rosie is an undeniable talent who has captivated TV audiences for nearly 20 years,” said Oprah Winfrey. “She’s a true original, who brings her authentic voice, dynamic energy and pure passion to everything she does.”
“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with Oprah Winfrey on her network,” said Rosie O’Donnell. “I’m excited to be back on daytime television.”
“We are thrilled to have her be a part of OWN,” said Ms. Norman.
The program, produced by Ms. O’Donnell, was brought to OWN by longtime Warner Bros. syndication veterans Dick Robertson and Scott Carlin, now of SantaBu LLC Inc. The show will be a daytime one-hour daily show based in New York. Fans can anticipate a fun, uplifting show with Ms. O’Donnell’s playful and energetic style.
One of the most successful talk show hosts of the past 15 years, Rosie O’Donnell earned six consecutive Daytime Emmys® for Outstanding Talk Show Host during her years on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” The show, a beloved departure from the many sensational talk shows of the time, skyrocketed in ratings and audiences enjoyed her warm and approachable style, along with the fuzzy koosh balls she launched at the crowd and camera. In 2006, Ms. O’Donnell replaced Meredith Vieira as co-host and moderator of “The View,” resulting in a 27 percent ratings increase and, during her time on the program, it was the fourth most-watched in all of daytime for women 18-49.
An outspoken advocate for children’s needs, her recent HBO special, “A Family Is a Family is A Family: A Rosie O’Donnell Celebration,” celebrated her family, along with other types of families, sharing funny and oftentimes profound insights on family life and love proving that families come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Additionally, her charitable organization, Rosie’s Theatre Kids, offers underserved children arts education enrichment, along with the chance to enjoy Broadway theatre. Today, she can be heard on Sirius XM Radio’s "Rosie Radio," a daily two-hour show featuring Ms. O'Donnell discussing the day’s news and events. An actress, comedian, and the author of several best-selling books, she lives in New York with her children.
Nigel Lythgoe will return as an executive producer of AMERICAN IDOL, television’s No. 1 series. Lythgoe joins executive producers Simon Fuller, Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Ken Warwick for the milestone 10th anniversary season of AMERICAN IDOL, premiering January 2011 on FOX.
NBC announced updates to its new fall schedule including an early premiere for “Parenthood,” which will follow the penultimate episode of summer’s top-rated “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday, September 14 (10-11 p.m. ET). Likewise, NBC will preview its new drama series “Outlaw” -- starring Jimmy Smits -- right after the climactic season finale of “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday, September 15 (10-11 p.m. ET).
• PROGRAM OF THE YEAR: “Glee” (FOX)
• OUTSTANDING NEW PROGRAM: “Glee” (FOX)
• INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: Jane Lynch, “Glee” (FOX)
• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY: “Modern Family” (ABC)
• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: TIE - “Lost” (ABC) and “Breaking
• INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMA: Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN NEWS & INFORMATION: “Life”
• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUTH PROGRAMMING: “Yo Gabba
Gabba” (NICK JR.)
• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES, MINISERIES & SPECIALS: “The
• HERITAGE AWARD: “M*A*S*H*” (CBS)
• CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: James Garner
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TERRA NOVA, the new family adventure drama series executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga and David Fury, will preview in May 2011 on FOX prior to its series premiere in the fall.
Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars”) has been cast in the lead role of JIM SHANNON, the patriarch of the show’s central family. As previously announced, Emmy Award winner Alex Graves (FRINGE) will direct the pilot, and Emmy Award-winning executive producer and director Jon Cassar (“24”) has joined the series as an executive producer and series director.
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In her first report as a contributor to “Good Morning America,” Erin Andrews sits down with three women who were the victims of stalking and are speaking out in order to raise awareness about the issue. Andrews, who very publicly experienced a similar situation herself last year, chronicles the women’s fight and the push for tougher anti-stalking laws. Her first report will air on “Good Morning America” on Thursday, August 5, 2010.
Andrews also contributes to ESPN’s College GameDay and serves as sideline reporter for the network’s college football and basketball games.
“Good Morning America,” the Emmy Award-winning morning news program featuring the anchor team of Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos, Sam Champion and Juju Chang, airs live Monday through Friday from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET on the ABC Television Network. Jim Murphy is the senior executive producer and Tom Cibrowski is the executive producer of “Good Morning America.”