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

The Vampire Diaries: It’s gonna be a different world for Jasmine Guy. The actress has now graduated from student at A Different World‘s Hillman College to grandmother on the CW series. (How old does that make me??)  The 47-year-old will be related to Bonnie Bennett (Katerina Graham).

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30 Rock Season 3 DVD

While we patiently wait for 30 Rock‘s next season to start, let’s celebrate the show’s third Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series with a little disc action.

As of today, the program’s Season 3 DVD set is now available for purchase. For the suggested retail price of $49.98, fans (or newbies) will get 22 episodes of hilarity in addition to audio commentary from several of the actors (including guest stars Jon Hamm and Alan Alda). A number of bonus features - listed after the jump - are also included.

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Castle Season 1 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday.

  • 30 Rock (Season 3)
  • Brotherhood (Final Season)
  • Castle (Season 1)
  • Friday the 13th: The Series (Final Season)
  • Ghost Whisperer (Season 4)
  • Law & Order: SVU (Season 10)
  • The Mentalist (Season 1)
  • Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2)  **Blu-ray**
  • Taxi (Season 4)
  • Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Season 2)
  • Ugly Betty (Season 3)

Make sure to also check out the DVD and Blu-ray film options for this week.

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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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2009 Emmy nominations

Bright and early this morning, Chandra Wilson and Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Just like last year, we saw many first-timers named and a long list of cable acknowledgements (for both pay and basic channels). Thanks to expanded categories, we also saw a number of surprises (Flight of the Conchords, ) and overdue nominations (How I Met Your Mother, Big Love).

For the second year in a row, , with its 16 nominations, topped all drama programs. Meanwhile, 30 Rock broke comedy records with a whopping 22 noms. Overall, HBO was the most-nominated network with 99 mentions while NBC - yes, NBC - came in second.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris on Sept. 20 on CBS.


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Incredible spellers or not, the competitors of this year’s National Spelling Bee couldn’t topple the showdown between Sex and Leonid on SYTYCD. The reality program helped FOX win another battle in the demos while CBS was on top with the viewers.

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  • * (9.6 million, 1.9/6 in 18-49) was up 2.2 million from last week.
  • (9.1 million, 3.6/11) had the best demos of the night.
  • Approximately 5.5 million watched Kavya Shivashankar win the Scripps National Spelling Bee (1.5/5) on ABC.
  • * (1.2/4) turned in 3.5 million; * (1.1/4) rounded up 3.1 million.
  • * (1.4 million, 0./2) remained even.

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FOX safely transitioned into the post-Idol period with the help of So You Think You Can Dance. Last night’s premiere gave the network wins with both the viewers and the demos.

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Things may have looked grim for the characters of Grey’s Anatomy, but the show looked alive and well last night. The program - Thursday’s top performer - had its best demo performance in 3 months and its largest audience since last fall’s premiere. The weeper gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the 18-49ers yesterday.

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We were able to chat with ‘s (Jenna on the show) earlier today to talk about tonight’s 30 Rock season finale. Jane gives us a teaser on what to expect in the Season 3 finale, and also tells us what it’s like to work with so many world-class comedians on a day-to-day basis. We also go into some of her work on the Breyers Smooth and Dreamy promotion, where she has shot a couple of webisodes that put her into classical movies as a modern-day woman (and they’re pretty funny.)

Check out the video above for the interview, and head on over to the Smooth and Dreamy site to enter to win a very cool Dreamy Hollywood package, which includes an 8 day trip for 4 to Hollywood, CA. Once again, we thank Jane for taking some time to chat with us today!

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