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TV Talk: Girls Gone Wild Spawns a Show, Jesus Christ Lands a Comedy

Description-Will Ellen Pompeo soon be discharged from Grey’s Anatomy? The actress says she probably won’t renew contract after next year.

-Jimmy Kimmel’s upcoming Lost special will include three alternate scenes that were created for the finale. Those clips will be revealed Sunday, May 23 at 12:05 a.m.

-HDNet will soon broadcast Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America, a behind-the-scenes series based on the Girls Gone Wild videos. The program will run for 12 weeks.

-Could we see Gabourey Sidibe singing on Glee one day? “I live and breathe for Amber Riley — as well as her character Mercedes,” the Oscar nominee declared.

-Jesus Christ may soon be a superstar on Comedy Central. The network is developing an animated series about the religious figure titled JC.


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Casting Corner: Young and the Restless, Sons of Anarchy and More


Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

The Young and the Restless: Is CBS prepared for a visit from The Hoff? Later this June, David Hasselhoff will make a return to the show that helped launch his career. David will reprise the role of Dr. William “Snapper” Foster, Jr., his character on the soap from 1975 to 1982. “Being asked to come back to appear in several episodes gives me a chance to say thanks,” Hasselhoff said. “I just hope I can remember all those lines.”

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This Week on TV (3/29-4/4)


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MONDAY (3/29)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family, 8pm):  “While on suspension, Kat sneaks into school to take a test.” Kids these days—if they’re not itching to text, they’re dying to take tests.
  • 24 (FOX, 9pm):  “Taylor gives Jack a crucial assignment.” His mission: Safely deliver to FOX before times runs out.
  • Kell on Earth (Bravo, 10pm):  “The staffers throw a birthday party for Kell.” The interns will be saddled with perfecting the seating arrangements for musical chairs.

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Katherine Heigl: I Left Grey’s for Family, not Film

Katherine Heigl on Entertainment Weekly cover

Although many people assumed (like I still do) that Katherine Heigl chose to leave Grey’s Anatomy for the big screen, the actress says that simply isn’t true.

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Heigl claims that her early exit from the show - she cut her contract 18 months short - was prompted by the arrival of her adopted daughter, Naleigh. “I started a family and it changed everything for me,” Katherine stated. “It changed my desire to work full-time.”

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This Week on TV (3/22-3/28)


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MONDAY (3/22)
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 9pm):  “Chuck must make a tough choice concerning his hotel.” Unless he passes “Go” again soon, he’s gonna have to mortgage the property.
  • Kell on Earth (Bravo, 10pm):  “People’s Revolution feels the sting of a weak economy, so Kelly renfrots out her office space to net more income.” If things don’t get better, she might even allow a few stars to pretend they work there.
  • Greek (ABC Family, 10pm):  “Calvin and Grant quarrel over their spring-break plans.” Calvin doesn’t think it’s a safe time to go to Mexico; Grant thinks the media is overhyping the violence.

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Thursday Ratings: NBC Showered with Good News

Hey NBC - primetime might actually survive in the post-Jay Leno world after all. Last night’s arrival of Jim and Pam’s baby on The Office delivered something the network hadn’t seen before, a victory over Grey’s Anatomy in the demos. That one-hour special lead into another nice win for the network. The Marriage Ref‘s time slot debut also defeated the competition in the 18-49s.

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Thursday Ratings: Past Life Plunges to Its Death

Wondering why Past Life was just canceled after only three episodes? Look at last night’s numbers. The program - which started with an 8.3 million debut - lost 5 million in just two weeks.

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  • Approximately 25.3 million (7.1/19 in 18-49) watched Wednesday’s coverage of the .
  • (11.9 million, 3.9/11) saw 2.2 million leave the island.
  • * (5.7 million, 1.6/4) gave up 2.4 million.
  • (4.3 million, 1.1/3) slipped by 1.4 million.
  • * (0.7/2) sucked in 1.7 million.

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Thursday Ratings: Survivor a Hero for CBS

Did you see the moment when Sugar ran topless down the beach on Survivor? If you didn’t, you were one of the few. The two-hour premiere of the Heroes vs. Villains edition attracted 14.1 million fans and helped put a ding into Grey’s Anatomy‘s numbers.

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Thursday Ratings: ABC, CBS Split First Night of Sweeps

FOX’s ride to the top ended quickly. When originals returned to ABC and CBS, so did the numbers. Last night, the Alphabet network - with no help from The Deep End - narrowly took first in the demos. Meanwhile, CBS was easily the winner with the viewers.

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  • (12.3 million, 3.3/10 in 18-49) did about the same.
  • CBS’ Survivor Survivor special (2.4/7) had 8.3 million looking back.
  • (2.2/7) entertained 5.2 million.
  • (5.1 million, 1.3/4) plunged by 900,000.
  • (4.9 million, 2.3/6) hit a season high rating.
  • (4 million, 1.8/5) sucked in 200,000 more.

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Thursday Ratings: Bones Bests CSI, Deep End Sinks

Last night’s programming ended with interesting results. Despite non-stop promotions, ABC’s freshman series The Deep End struggled to find an audience with the 18-49s during its hour. Meanwhile, CBS had some good and bad news. On the plus side, repeats of The Big Bang Theory did better than original comedies on NBC. On the negative side, Bones actually beat CSI in the demos.

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