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Thomas Jane-Enthusiasm for the men of HBO was down this summer. Viewer numbers for the Sunday premieres of Entourage and Hung were down 25% and 13% respectively.

-Would you be enthusiastic to watch The Office without Steve Carell? The NBC star thinks his eventual exit could bring a “dynamic change” to the comedy.

-Change will also be coming to Project Runway. The Lifetime reality program will expand to 90 minutes per episode when it returns on July 29.

-Expect more drama ahead for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. According to a report, NeNe Leakes - who recently had a nose job - is splitting from Greg, her husband of 14 years.

-The soon-to-be canceled As the World Turns nabbed three Daytime Emmys for acting over the weekend. The Bold and the Beautiful won for Best Drama.

Gallery: TV Talk: Lower Numbers for Entourage, Longer Episodes for Project Runway


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Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi-Expect Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi to talk about their recent split on the July 5 episode of The Bachelorette. According to reports, many people thought an angry Jake would strike his ex at one point.

-According to a source, Lindsay Lohan really wasn’t eight hours late to a photo shoot like Bravo’s Double Exposure claimed. She was actually ten hours late.

-A prostitution scandal won’t keep Eliot Spitzer down. New York’s former governor has just been given a new co-hosting gig on CNN. The program will start this fall.

-Want to see gay couple Cam & Mitchell finally kiss on Modern Family? Join the 13,500+ fans on Facebook and maybe you’ll get your wish next season.

-Tuesday’s Deadliest Catch episode earned the program its largest audience to date. The hour was the first of several to address Captain Phil Harris’ health.

Gallery: TV Talk: Reunion for Pavelka and Girardi, CNN Job for Spitzer


Hot in Cleveland castTV Land’s much-marketed comedy series, , burned up the cable network’s ratings during its Wednesday night premiere.

The scored 4.75 million viewers for the channel, making it the most-watched broadcast in TV Land history.

Hot in Cleveland is an ensemble comedy starring Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and . It airs on TV Land on Wednesdays at 10:30 pm EST.

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Gallery: Hot in Cleveland Fires Up TV Land Ratings


Pawn Stars-People love sifting through old crap. Monday’s episodes of American Pickers and Pawn Stars broke audience records for the History Channel. Pawn‘s 5.9 million viewers was the network’s largest ever.

-Meanwhile, True Blood sucked up more viewers for its third season premiere. Sunday’s debut attracted 5.1 million viewers, up 38% from Season 2’s open. (That doesn’t count the additional 1.3 million who watched the 11:00 replay.)

-A cancer-free Andy Whitfield will begin preparations for Spartacus’ second season. Production on the show had been put on hold when Andy was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

-Former ER star Maura Tierney is scheduled to star in ABC’s The Whole Truth. She was originally supposed to be part of NBC’s Parenthood, but had to drop out due to breast cancer treatments.

Gallery: TV Talk: Pawn Stars Cashes In, Maura Tierney Returns to TV


Bethenny Frankel and Jason-Bethenny Frankel is now a newlywed, a new mother and a record breaker. Last night’s premiere of Bethenny Getting Married? had the largest audience for any new series on Bravo…ever.

-Speaking of the housewives, it looks like The Real Housewives of New Jersey may be losing one. According to a report, Dina Manzo will be announcing her exit next week.

-NBC appreciates actors who smell like men. The network has signed that Old Spice guy (a.k.a. Isaiah Mustafa) to a talent deal. Be looking for him to ride in on a white horse in the future.

-Will the Peacock network be making a deal with Lindsay Lohan as well? Donald Trump is reportedly interested in booking Linds for the next edition of Celebrity Apprentice.

Gallery: TV Talk: Bethenny is a Bravo Hit, Isaiah Mustafa is an NBC Star


Paula Abdul is reporting that American Idol is again romancing ex-judge Paula Abdul. Once the lone female on the judging panel, Abdul failed to come to a contractual agreement with Idol over the summer. She was replaced on the panel by comedienne Ellen DeGeneres, who has failed to deliver little more than odd comparisons and one-liners on the singing show.

According to an unnamed source quoted by the mag, Paula is currently talking to producers about her return. Ratings for the reality hit have been down this year (it’s getting beat by Dancing With the Stars on ABC), and the show is scrambling to save itself in the face of Simon Cowell’s imminent departure. Is the answer to lifting the flagging sails on the Idol ship? 

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Gallery: Is Paula Abdul Going Back to American Idol?


Doctor Who's Matt Smith-Reboots can be successful in the theaters and on television. Saturday’s debut of Doctor Who gave BBC America it’s largest audience to date. The premiere also earned the channel it’s best numbers in the 25-54s.

-Vice President Joe Biden will likely have to address his “big f**king” gaffe when he sits down with the ladies of The View next week. Biden will appear on Monday as part of the show’s “Red, White & View” series.

-There’s a slight possibility that Ugly Betty will live on on the big screen. “It’s something that we’ve been talking about and it’s something that America Ferrera would really love to do. That woman has so much determination that I can’t imagine anything she puts her mind to not getting done,” actress Ana Ortiz (Hilda Suarez) said.

-Production on Steven Seagal Lawman has been indefinitely shut down in light of a civil lawsuit filed against the reality show’s star. Kayden Nguyen, a former assistant to the star, has accused Steven Seagal of sexual harassment and is asking for $1 million.

Gallery: TV Talk: Doctor Who Sets Records, Steven Seagal Shut Down


2010 Olympics LogoRatings went up for the (which were last broadcast in 2006), but NBC is still down about $250 million.

According to recent estimates, NBC parent General Electric raked in a cool $800 million on the televised event, but after NBC shelled out $820 mill for rights alone, the network is in the red.

Maybe they should have tried to get the Super Bowl away from FOX instead.

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Gallery: NBC Down about $250 Million on Olympics Tally


Bosom Buddies-Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will be reuniting once again on television. The former costars will appear on the upcoming TV Land Awards when their comedy is honored. Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be present. The ceremony will air on April 25.

-Memories of Captain Phil Harris helped garner big numbers for the return of the Deadliest Catch. The show’s Season 6 premiere drew in the program’s biggest audience ever (4.6 million viewers).

-Rickey Minor, American Idol‘s current musical director, will take over where Kevin Eubanks leaves off. Jay Leno’s music man of 18 years officially announced that he will leave The Tonight Show on May 28. Minor will begin his stint on June 7.

-Rielle Edwards, the mother of John Edwards’ love child, has booked her first television interview. Although she’s had conversations with Barbara Walters, the woman with the crazy hair will be sitting down with Oprah Winfrey. An air date has not yet been announced.

Gallery: TV Talk: Bosom Buddies Reunite, Record Numbers for Deadliest Catch


American Idol logoFor the first time in show history, American Idol is getting beat in the ratings war by a rival reality TV series. On Monday, March 29, approximately 23 million viewers watched . That number barely edged out the singing contest, which drew a paltry 22 million for Tuesday’s performance round.

The two shows don’t appeal to exactly the same demographic, which is why advertisements on Idol cost three times more than those on DWTS (roughly, according to Vote For the Worst calculations, Idol earns a cool $28 million per episode), but Dancing‘s sudden dominance could shake a few things up.

Is Idol a sinking ship? Or this only a minor blip in an otherwise perfect season? Stay up to date on all the news, spoilers and gossip - check out all our posts.

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Gallery: Ratings: American Idol Drops to Number Two


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