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Hilary Duff Signs TV Deal

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Drama, FOX, Announcements, News,

Hilary DuffHilary Duff is returning to TV.

The actress - who shot to fame in Disney's tween show Lizzie Maguire - has taken some time out of her career recently to focus on her marriage to Mike Comrie and their five-month-old son Luca but is thrilled to have signed a development deal with 20th Century Fox which will see her make her small screen return.

"Ok it's official! Very excited about my development deal with 20th century fox!! t.v. here I come! 😊 (sic)" she wrote on her Twitter.

According to Deadline, the generous deal states the studio must develop a half-hour episodic sitcom for Hilary, but if it falls through Fox can cast her in another comedy or drama series.

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This Week on TV (11/1-11/7)

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MONDAY (11/1)

  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 8:30 p.m.): "Jeff and Adam invent a game involving the heads of mannequins." The episode will feature special appearances by Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall.
  • The Women of SNL (NBC, 9 p.m.): "The spotlight shines on the female performers of Saturday Night Live in a showcase that features memorable past sketches and original skits." Shouldn't Lorne Michaels be focused on making one show a week good?
  • Mario Lopez: Saved by the Baby (VH1, 10:30 p.m.): Series premiere. "Mario's girfriend Courtney Mazza is pregnant, and the couple prepare for parenthood. In the opener, the baby is three months away, and Mario hasn't quite grasped becoming a daddy." He's still trying to figure out that moment when he slipped up.

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Hilary Duff Fails to Score for Gossip Girl

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, Ratings, Video,

Despite having Hilary Duff on the roster for a night, failed to deliver for the CW. The network has been getting low ratings for all its banner shows, a bad sign for the entire fall line-up. GG is one of the shows which helped drag the CW out of obscurity, but now it might be vanishing into the background.

This week’s episode brought in only 2.1 million viewers. This matches brought in by Melrose Place, the highly-touted and newly-revamped series that premiered just this season. The CW has already pulled the trigger on it’s brand-new The Beautiful Life, which was pulled from the schedule after only two episodes.

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Casting Corner: Entourage, The Forgotten and More

Joanna GarciaWentworth Miller

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

Gossip Girl: A star of different CW show will become Nate Archibald’s latest love interest. On September 14, a blonde Joanna Garcia (Privileged) will begin a four-episode stint as Bree Buckley, a “Miss America-type Southern belle.” Later, another blonde - Hilary Duff - will set up shop as Olivia Burke, an actress-turned-college student. Duff will room with Vanessa, a fellow NYU student, for a few weeks starting on October 5.

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This Week on TV (4/6-4/12)

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  • Little People, Big World (TLC, 8pm):  “Molly gets her learner’s permit, but her driving lessons get off to a shaky start.” Hours of Mario Kart Wii clearly hasn’t helped.
  • Chuck (NBC, 8pm):  “Chuck’s lfe takes fortunate turns: Not only does his long-estranged father return, but Chuck scores a coveted job with Ted Roark (), a heroic figure in his life.” The guy who got Christie Brinkley to jump naked into a pool is a hero to many.
  • Surviving Suburbia (ABC, 9:30pm):  “Cynical dad (Bob Saget) accidentally starts a fire in his neighbor’s home after he reluctantly agrees to house-sit.” That’s one way to make sure he won’t be asked again.
  • Mystery Diagnosis (Discovery Health, 10pm):  “A newlywed suffers from crippling nausea.” Cold feet is what happens before the wedding.

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Casting Corner: Ghost Whisperer, Chuck, CSI: NY and More

Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson-Wentz

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

Samantha Who?: When Samantha finally makes its return on March 26, the series will be adding a little bit of crazy. Angie Harmon (Women’s Murder Club) will play Gigi, Winston Funk’s insane ex-wife. As we previously announced, Billy Zane will replace Timothy Olyphant as Christina Applegate’s former beau.

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Barely Legal: Worst NBC Title Ever?

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, NBC, Editorial, News,

Hilary DuffI thought Kate Winslet’s double-win at the Golden Globes last night was a stunner, but this one takes the cake.

NBC, the network that chose to eliminate its entire 10:00 time slot next year for Jay Leno, is currently developing a project with the most laughable name around: Barely Legal.

Do we really have to explain why the show’s title would probably overshadow its content? (At least the kind of content an NBC series would have?) Did anyone on the creative team realize what would happen if fans tried Googling the program by that name? Am I the only one weirded out that the comedy stars Hilary Duff, someone who’s barely 21?

And while I understand where the title comes from (the concept is based on the true story of a California lawyer who passed the bar at age 18), that doesn’t make it feel less icky for me. Fortunately, since the show is still in development, it’s possible the network could change the title at a later date. But then again, maybe NBC is banking on the extra web traffic?

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Gossip Girl Star Lands Modeling Deal

Taylor Momsen signs model dealFor someone who plays a character who is completely immersed in the world of fashion, it was only a matter of time before Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen would bag a modeling deal for herself.

Of course, it was also no surprise that the 14 year old signed with one of the most lucrative agencies, IMG Models, who employs A-list celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, and Hilary Duff.

No word yet as to the details of the contract, but Taylor did spill some of her own fashion secrets: “I love wearing jeans and T-shirts. That’s like a uniform for me. But at the same time, I love getting dressed up. I don’t follow trends with my everyday fashion. I wear what I feel like. Sometimes it doesn’t match and sometimes that’s okay.”

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Degrassi Star Comes to 90210

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Gossip, News,

Shenae Grimes, DegrassiYesterday, we told you that Hilary Duff had turned down a possible role in CW’s 90210 spinoff.  Had she accepted the offer, the former Lizzy McGuire star would have been an updated version of Brenda Walsh.

Twenty-four hours later, we now know who will be playing Beverly Hills transplant Annie Mills.  Shenae Grimes, ‘s Darcy, will be crossing the Canadian border to play the theater-loving girl from Kansas.  (Seriously - did this ‘Brenda’ also have to be a fan of the stage?  Couldn’t they have come up with something more original?)

Fans of Degrassi know that Shenae is perfectly capable of playing the nice girl role.  They also know that she’s very good at turning bad as well.  So assuming the pilot gets picked up, what will this mean for our little Darcy?  Maybe she’ll be sent away to Canada’s version of Promises to get help for all her emotional issues…

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TV Guide: Lori Loughlin To Play Mom Role on New 90210

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, The CW, WB, Editorial, News,

Lori Loughlin 90210Perennial TV actress Lori Loughlin is about to take on a high-profile new role. Sources tell TV Guide that Loughlin has been cast in “the Carol Walsh-esque mom role” on ‘s AnnaLynne McCord and until just now rumor had it: . (Variety magazine has since learned Duff turned down the role.)

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