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Billy Miller joining “General Hospital”; takes over Jason Morgan role

Billy Miller joining "General Hospital"; takes over Jason Morgan role

Fans have been speculating about this for awhile now, and today ABC has confirmed that daytime favorite Billy Miller will be joining the cast of General Hospital, taking over the role of Jason Morgan (previously played by Steve Burton until the character’s “death” in 2012). On the series, Jason Morgan had been presumed dead, but his body was never found, and a few weeks back, viewers saw what appeared to be Jason (or at least his arms) stirring awake from a cryogenic sleep. An ABC release promises that with Jason’s imminent return, “fans can look forward to an exciting new … Continue reading

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History recreates vintage Houdini posters with Adrien Brody to promote original miniseries

History recreates vintage Houdini posters with Adrien Brody to promote original miniseries

On Sept. 1 and 2, History will debut a two-night scripted miniseries called Houdini, chronicling the life of famed escape artist Harry Houdini (born Ehrich Weiss). Adrien Brody stars in the production, which follows the illusionist as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era. Kristen Connolly costars as Bess, the love of Harry’s life and his right hand when it came to many of his feats. RELATED: INTERVIEW WITH ADRIEN BRODY Adding to the realism of the production, iconic, vintage posters of Houdini have been recreated to feature Adrien Brody’s likeness, … Continue reading

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FXX announces post-marathon schedule for “The Simpsons”

FXX announces post-marathon schedule for "The Simpsons"

The 12-day marathon of every episode of The Simpsons ever made (plus The Simpsons Movie) has done well for FXX, and it still has five days to go as of this writing, continuing through Sept. 1. FXX says that through its first six days, the marathon grew in viewership each day, and FXX has ranked as a Top 5 Basic Cable Network on each night. Tuesday night’s primetime portion (8-11pm) drove the network to a No. 1 rank among all basic cable networks in Adults 18-49 (1.07 million) and Adults 18-34 (764,000). It ranked No. 1 outright, inclusive of broadcast … Continue reading

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Labor Day 2014 TV programming

Labor Day 2014 TV programming

Labor Day 2014 is Monday, Sept. 1, a bit early this year. Leading up to, and through that day, over the weekend, TV will once again air a number of programming marathons, sports, movies and more to help you enjoy some of the time off you may have. Here is some of the notable TV programming airing over the Labor Day 2014 weekend (all times Eastern): Labor Live – Animal Planet.com. Throughout Labor Day weekend, Animal Planet’s Labor Live cam will capture live animal births as they happen from the Nebraska State Fair, including live deliveries of calves, chicks, lambs … Continue reading

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“The Price Is Right” launches first nationwide male model search

"The Price Is Right" launches first nationwide male model search

Long-running game show The Price Is Right recently began its first-ever nationwide search for a male model on Aug. 16, in Spartanburg, S.C. CBS has announced upcoming open casting calls will also be held in Boston on Sept. 6; Dallas on Sept. 7; Philadelphia on Sept. 8; and Los Angeles on Sept. 30. According to a release, semi-finalists will be flown to L.A., where they will be interviewed and judged by a panel of experts on their sense of humor, red carpet skills and how to model a car. These finalists will be included in a six-episode web series competition … Continue reading

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“Iyanla: Fix My Life” airs a special report from Ferguson

"Iyanla: Fix My Life" airs a special report from Ferguson

The shooting and killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, has been the focus of much of the nation’s attention, especially in the wake of protests that arose over the situation. Among the many media personalities who converged on the town to cover the story was Iyanla Vanzant, the ordained minister and life coach who hosts her own series on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network called Iyanla: Fix My Life. A special episode of the series premiering Aug. 26 and called Iyanla: Fix My Life — Special Report: Healing in Ferguson, follows Iyanla’s trip … Continue reading

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Peter Capaldi begins stint as new Doctor Who

Peter Capaldi begins stint as new Doctor Who

Doctor Who returns for American audiences on BBC America beginning Aug. 23 at 8pm ET. The start of a new Doctor Who season would already be cause for celebration among fans, but this one is particularly special as it begins the stint of award-winning actor Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. In the season premiere, “Deep Breath,” written by Steven Moffat, the Doctor lands in Victorian London and finds a dinosaur rampant in the Thames and a spate of deadly combustions. He and Clara (a returning Jenna Coleman) embark on a mission into the heart of an alien conspiracy. BBC … Continue reading

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2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon and Stand Up to Cancer lineups

2014 MDA Show of Strength Telethon and Stand Up to Cancer lineups

Recently, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been a buzz on social media (you’ve probably seen some celebrities doing it, and possibly even your own friends and family), and along with its entertainment value, it has seemed to achieve its main goal of creating at least some increased awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and, of this writing, has collected donations amounting to over $40 million. Hopefully, people’s philanthropic moods will continue, because on the heels of this, two more established television events will be returning with their own efforts to increase awareness of, and gain monetary collections toward the … Continue reading

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New look for “The View”

New look for "The View"

After being on the air for nearly 20 years, and saying goodbye to a few of its hosts (most recently, Sherri Shepherd left a few weeks back, and Barbara Walters retired earlier this summer), ABC’s daytime staple The View is reinventing itself for its upcoming season premiere on Sept. 15, according a network release. For starters, The View has a new studio at the ABC Broadcast Center, featuring a “visually stunning, contemporary state-of-the-art set designed in the round and offering the addition of an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers.” ABC is … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus to appear at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Miley Cyrus to appear at 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

She’s baaaaack. After creating a major buzz at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards with her twerking performance alongside (and in front of) Robin Thicke (pictured), Miley Cyrus will be back at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA), according to a tweet from the Official Miley Team Twitter account, which was emailed out by MTV’s PR team. The awards show airs live Aug. 24 at 9pm ET on MTV. To be fair, the tweet says that Miley will attend the VMAs, while MTV, when emailing about the tweet, said that Miley will appear at the awards. There are no … Continue reading

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