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TV Talk: Katy Perry is the Teen’s Choice, Chris Jericho Prepares for Downfall

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Prime Time, Reality, FOX, NBC,

Description-Singer Katy Perry will be the Mistress of Ceremonies at Teen Choice 2010 on August 9. I wonder if the California Gurl will have any cupcakes for the kids.

-ABC has recruited pro-wrestler Chris Jericho to front their new game show titled Downfall. Chris will first enter the ring on June 22.

-Speaking of hosts, Jimmy Fallon has appointed the emcee of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The NBC broadcast will air on August 29.

-In need of some change in your life? Let Tony Robbins help. NBC will debut Breakthrough with Tony Robbins on July 27 at 8 p.m.

-Is Jeff Probst angling for Larry King’s job? The Survivor fixture says he would love a chance at the CNN post should King leave after his contract expires next year.


VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon covers Pants on the Ground

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While it’s no surprise that ‘s “Pants on the Ground” has become a YouTube sensation, I doubt even the American Idol contestant could have seen this cover coming.

On last night’s broadcast of , the host - er, I mean, musician Neil Young - brought a unique twist to the catchy song.

In case you haven’t yet seen the original version, you can watch Platt - who will be appearing on The View next Monday - perform it after the jump.

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VIDEO: David Letterman Fixes (Most) of NBC’s Problems

If the Peacock execs had listened to David Letterman, maybe they could have kept Conan O’Brien from walking way from The Tonight Show. After all, who knows more about late-night drama than the man once screwed over by NBC?

Last night, the Late Show host came up with an idea that could have made Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon happy. (Unfortunately, Dave had “no solutions” as to how to help , the man who’s like “the Pluto of talk shows.”)

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Conan O’Brien Turns Down 12:05 AM Time Slot

Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno

Somewhere Jimmy Fallon and Carson Daly are breathing a sigh of relief.

Days after NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin formally announced NBC’s proposed programming plans, Conan O’Brien gave his formal response. The network will now have one less person to juggle in their late-night schedule.

You can read Conan’s full statement about his decision after the jump.

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The Jay Leno Show Leaving Primetime on February 12

Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno

Although the drama surrounding NBC’s late-night schedule is still ongoing, two things were finally made clear by NBC Universal TV chairman Jeff Gaspin today:

  1. The Jay Leno Show will air its final 10:00 broadcast on February 12.
  2. The network has asked Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon to adjust their start times by 30 minutes.

The decision, which was revealed at the Television Critics Assn. Press Tour, was reportedly a result of increased pressure by the local affiliates. It wasn’t a reaction to Jay Leno’s actual work.

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The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards

61st Annual Emmy Awards

Could the be another year for firsts?

Around this same time last September, the execs of basic cable were thrilled to see one of their own finally win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (Mad Men). Meanwhile, producers of reality fare saw an award given to one of their hosts (Jeff Probst). So which other category could be covered during this round? Animation.

For the first time since 1961 (when The Flintstones were still on air), an animated program has been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. So will Family Guy finally go where The Simpsons has never gone before? Not if the six other contenders have anything to say about it!

So who won? Who lost? Which funnyman took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor since Jeremy Piven wasn’t even nominated? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!

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Ashlee Simpson Talks Melrose Place, Then and Now

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

appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last night to talk about Melrose Place, both the original and new version. Simpson plays Violet Foster on the show, a character who quickly loses her innocence while living in the steamy sexpot inhabited by a crew of deviants.

The two talked about past plots, returning characters and not much else. Fallon, like many former Melrose watchers, is anxiously awaiting the return of . She has not been confirmed as returning to the show, but she hasn’t stepped forward to say she won’t do it, either.

premieres September 8 on The CW.

(To get a look at TV Envy’s 2009 Fall Programming Schedule, click here.)

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Saved By the Bell Reunion Buzz

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Comedy, Cable, NBC, Gossip, Rumors, Video,

- well-known to many as Zack Morris from Saved By the Bell - recently spoke about a possible reunion for the well-loved series. While chatting it up with Jimmy Fallon on late night TV, Gosselaar said he could be joining Mr. Belding, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, A.C. Slater and Lisa Turtle for a Bell reunion.

Respectively, their real names are Dennis Haskins, Tiffani Thiessen (billed on the show as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez and Lark Voorhies. The only one missing from the main cast is “Screech” Powers, played by Dustin Diamond.

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Kiefer Sutherland Expresses Regret for Head-Butting Incident

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A regretful Kiefer Sutherland took a giant step toward clearing his name yesterday.

During an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night program, the 24 actor briefly addressed the head-butting incident that occurred back on May 5. Although he wasn’t able to elaborate on the circumstances, Sutherland seemed sincerely ashamed for his actions.

“Now last time I saw you, we went out to dinner and then, uh, something…what happened?” Fallon asked. “I just want to know, how close was I from being on the receiving end?”

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This Week on TV (3/2-3/8)

Breaking Bad

(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)


  • The Bachelor (ABC, 8pm):  “It’s down to Melissa and Molly as Jason bestows the final rose.” But first, two more quick trips to the hot tub.
  • Rules of Engagement (CBS, 9:30pm):  Season premiere. “Audrey learns Russell is a closet Broadway musical fan, and uses the knowledge to blackmail him for theater tickets.” Tip: Blackmail is best used when Broadway shows aren’t closing.
  • CSI: Miami (CBS, 10pm):  “A murder occurs onboard a yacht belonging to high-powered attorney Derek Powell (Sean Combs).” Blood at Diddy’s “White Party”? That’s gonna stain.
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC, 12:30am):  “Jimmy Fallon’s inaugural show features Robert De Niro and Justin Timberlake.” has been working for years to get both these guys.

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