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Sarah Michelle Gellar Returning to TV

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, CBS, News,

Sarah Michelle Gellar

From bloodthirsty vampires to dangerous mafia hitmen.

Former Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar will return to the small screen with the new CBS pilot Ringer, a drama where she’ll star as a quasi-fugitive hiding out from the mob.

And if that doesn’t excite you, maybe we ought to tell you this: there’s two of her.

Gellar will play a twin who has assumed her sister’s identity, and it seems the split-screen shot of the two of them standing shoulder-to-shoulder is inevitable.

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Painful Moment of the Day: Contestant Lives to Dance—and Smack Her Head

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Video,

When it comes to CBS reality shows, contestants either get smacked by a watermelon -- or get watermelon-sized welts.

What will we see when Live to Dance officially launches tonight? Well, like the audition rounds of So You Think You Can Dance, a few embarrassing -- and painful -- moments.

On tonight's evening's episode -- the show it will begin its regular Wednesday time slot starting tomorrow -- a dancer gets noticed by the judges for all the wrong reasons. Watch the video and try not to wince.

(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

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First Look: Paula Abdul Lives to Judge Dancing

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, CBS, Video,

In just a few short weeks, the judge we all know we missed (for some reason or another) will be back in a center seat.

Paula Abdul, who made news when she decided to leave American Idol, will make her return to reality television on January 4. But this time, she'll be on CBS ... and she won't be focused on singing.

Although Live to Dance will differ from most of the dance competition programs out there -- the series welcomes contestants "in any age group" and from "any form of dancing" -- the show will still feature Abdul's unique ... style ... of ... judging. (Notice the pauses?)

Check out the new promo above.

(To get a look at TV Envy's 2010-11 Midseason Television Programming Schedule, click here.)

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

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The Golden Globe contenders for the 2010-11 season were officially announced Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills by Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood.

Last year's Best Comedy Series winner, Glee, lead all television programs with a total of five nominations. Five series -- 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife and Mad Men -- tied for second place with three nods each.

Here are some of the notable omissions/inclusions from this year's list of nominees:

  • The Good Wife was the only non-cable series to be recognized for Best Drama.
  • The Walking Dead replaced that other horror series (True Blood), giving AMC two nominations in the Drama category.
  • The limitations of the Best Supporting Actor category meant only two acting noms for the cast of Modern Family.
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt has found herself pitted against Claire Danes ... and Dame Judi Dench.

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the film nominations.)

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CBS to Wake Up with New Early Show Team

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: CBS, News,

Early Show

Let's face it -- when it comes to morning news programs, most people usually reference Today or . This is probably why CBS has started to scrap its entire team.

Come January 3, Early Show fans -- are there any?? --  will wake up to (slighly) new faces. Replacing Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez will be Chris Wragge and Erica Hill -- the network's current weekend morning anchors. (Wragge and Hill are pictured above.)

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New Paula Abdul Dance Show to Compete with American Idol

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, CBS, FOX, American Idol,

Live to DancePaula Abdul will return to network reality TV soon with Live to Dance, a competition dance show from CBS.

The new series will go head-to-head with American Idol, competing for viewers in the exact same time slot.

The show premieres on Tuesday, January 4 at 8 p.m. American Idol will debut with its almost all-new panel within 1 or 2 weeks of the new CBS series.

Which once will you watch?

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TV Talk: Justin Bieber Eyes X Factor, Atlanta Housewives Make a Move

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, Bravo, Cable, CBS, FOX,

Justin Bieber-Could we see Simon Cowell working alongside Justin Bieber? According to The X Factor creator, the teen pop star has already expressed interest in guest judging a few of the episodes.

-Starting Nov. 7, Bravo TV will spread ithe programming wealth to Sundays. The Real Housewives of Atlanta -- currently airing on Mondays -- will make its move to weekends starting that evening.

-Former Food Network host Juan-Carlos Cruz has pleaded no contest in the death of his wife. The "Calorie Commando" -- who was accused of hiring two homeless men to kill Jennifer Campbell -- will be sentenced on December 13.

-CBS has ordered a pilot based on life swapping. The Same Name would see stars temporarily trading lives with non-celebs who happen to share -- you guessed it -- the same name.

Barbara Billingsley, Famous TV Mom, Dies

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, ABC, CBS, News, Video,

Barbara Billingsley, one of TV's legends, has died. Billingsley was better known to TV audiences as June Cleaver, the mom on Leave it to Beaver. That classic TV sitcom ran on CBS in 1957, then on ABC until 1963.

“People still talk about it and write letters, telling how much they watch it today with their children and grandchildren,” said Billingsley several years after the show had been canceled. Though it was still very popular in 1963, the show called it quits after the sixth season because the two youngest stars, Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow, wanted to move on. “We knew we were making a good show, because it was so well-written,” Billingsley stated in the same interview.

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TV Talk: Oprah Lands Oksana Grigorieva, Anderson Cooper Gets Own Talk Show

Oksana Grigorieva-Oksana Grigorieva, Mel Gibson’s ex, has chosen to give Oprah Winfrey her very first interview. It’s not known yet when that sit-down will air. (Let’s just hope it doesn’t involve singing as well.)

-According to an annual survey from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), HBO’s True Blood has the most gay characters on television. ABC tops major networks with 11 characters overall, while CBS came in last with only one.

-Anderson Cooper, who has filled in for Regis Philbin many times, is planning to launch his own daytime talk show in Fall 2011. The news anchor will also continue his evening duties with CNN.

-Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior—a show that pits historical fighters against each other—is being adapted for the big screen. The details surrounding Paramount’s project have not been revealed.

$#*! My Dad Says Poses DVR Problems

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, CBS, DVR, News, Video,

Curious to know whether the CBS series $#*! My Dad Says is as hilarious as the Twitter feed it’s based upon? Then you might want to double-check your TiVo now.

Although network execs thought symbols would be the smartest way to get around the profanity in the comedy’s real title, they probably didn’t take into account DVRs when they came up with the name. Even if viewers could remember the exact way CBS chose to arrange the characters, they probably wouldn’t be able to find them on their recording devices.

This is why CBS has now provided us with instructions.

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