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MONDAY (8/30)
  • Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9 p.m.):  “Kate and the kids board a train and travel to New York City for a day of sightseeing.” See Mommy on TV. See Mommy get her extensions fixed.
  • Lie to Me (FOX, 9 p.m.):  “A young woman’s disappearance leads to an investigation of crime in the pornography industry.” Heidi Montag’s been on the run ever since she stole her sex tape back from Vivid.
  • Dating in the Dark (ABC, 10 p.m.):  “The contestants don swimwear and frolic on a makeshift beach in the darkroom.” Note to self: Bathing suit can now be worn in dark rooms.

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62nd annual primetime emmy awards

Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?

Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will get a statue for its final season?

What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!

So who won and who lost at the ? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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David Letterman-Late-night host David Letterman will make his first appearance on The View. David, who had quintuple heart bypass surgery in 2000, will welcome back Barbara Walters from her surgery on September 7.

-Speaking of Barbara, Walters and exec. producer Bill Geddie are currently producing a “unisex” version of her daytime talk show. Bryant Gumbel is reportedly in the running to help co-host the male-friendly spinoff.

-The original Kermit the Frog will be moving to a new home. Jim Henson’s wife, Jane, donated the first green guy - born 1955 - to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Nine other puppets will join Kermit in the collection.

-Cake Boss co-star Remy Gonzalez was arrested earlier this month for the alleged sexual assault of a minor. Remy is currently being held on $300,000 bail in New Jersey for charges including aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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Covert Affairs

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

RENEWALS
  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (CMT)
  • Covert Affairs (USA) - Season 2
  • Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) - Season 10
  • The Next Iron Chef (Food) - Season 3

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MONDAY (8/23)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.):  “Amy’s friends and family forget about her birthday.” Everyone’s so wrapped up with her sister’s wedding to the oily beau-hunk.
  • Miss Universe Pageant (NBC, 9 p.m.):  “Global beauties compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories at the 59th annual gala, hosted by and Natalie Morales.” It’s like Bret almost died and went to heaven.
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 10 p.m.):  “A shooter aims for runners participating in the Boston Marathon.” Boston Marathon, biathlon—same diff!

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Eureka

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • The Antonio Treatment (HGTV) - Additional 13 episodes ordered
  • Are We There Yet? (TBS) - Additional 90 episodes ordered
  • Minute to Win It (NBC) - Additional 24 episodes ordered

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MONDAY (8/16)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC, 8 p.m.):  “Ben and Adrian have ulterior motives for getting engaged.” He really needs a new Wii while she’s eyeing a new bedspread.
  • Intervention (A&E, 9 p.m.):  “A flight attendant battles alcoholism.” The intervention takes a turn when he grabs two beers and flees via the emergency slide.
  • The Big C (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.):  Series premiere. “Suburban Minneapolis wife and schoolteacher Cathy (), who is dying from skin cancer, begins to take charge of her life and live it up a little.”  Here’s to SPF 15—Woo Hoo!

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Breakthrough with Tony Robbins

Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

CANCELLATIONS
  • Breakthrough with Tony Robbins (NBC) - Immediately pulled from schedule

 

RENEWALS
  • The Closer (TNT) - Season 7
  • Dear Genevieve (HGTV) - Season 4
  • The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV) - Season 2
  • In Plain Sight (USA) - Seasons 4 & 5
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!) - Season 5 **Show returns August 22**
  • Leverage (TNT) - Season 4
  • Louie (FX) - Season 2
  • Rizzoli & Isles (TNT) - Season 2
  • Zeke and Luther (Disney XD) - Season 3

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MONDAY (8/2)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  Season finale. “Ali arrives in Bora Bora with two guys (Chris L. and Roberto) and one rose. Her family are also there—-and they do her no favor by liking both bachelors equally.” Her family said it was so hard to choose in this loser-loser situation.
  • The Good Guys (FOX, 9pm):  “A crime family dispatches an assassin to kill a man in the Witness Protection Program after Dan accidentally exposes the man’s identity.” He forgot to adjust his privacy settings to “Friends Only.”
  • The Closer (TNT, 9pm):  “Provenza stumbles into a compromising situation, as is his habit, when he romances a flight attendant on company time—-then discovers a dead body in her condominium.” It was too big to stuff into the overhead compartment.

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MasterChef

FOX premiered its third show featuring , MasterChef, Tuesday night. The series had a strong lead-in: Ramsay’s first FOX show, Hell’s Kitchen. He’s the chef known for his tough exterior and passionate, some might say vulgar, insults. Ramsay routinely screams in the faces of the chefs under his tutelage on Hell’s Kitchen - so fans were no doubt expecting to see a tough, fiery chef during the MasterChef premiere.

What they got was a gentler, kinder Gordon Ramsay. He slipped into the role of motivator for , sitting at the head of a panel of three judges (the other two are tough-as-nails restaurateur Joe Bastianich and four-star chef Graham Elliot). Talented home cooks came before the panel to present their dishes. Some dishes were met with disdain, but Ramsay didn’t scream “donkey” at a single contestant. He dispensed hugs, smiles and encouragement with ease - far removed from the furious chef mien he wears for Hell’s Kitchen, which aired the same night.

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