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Full Nominees of 2010 TCA Awards

June 04, 2010 09:01:56 GMT


"Modern Family" is exceptionally shining this year. The freshman comedy by ABC has been picked by a number of Television Critics Association committee as the biggest nominee at 2010 TCA Awards.

Over 200 journalists writing about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada have voted that "Modern" ought to have a slot as Program of the Year. Marked up with the nods for its cast, the number of nominations the show gets is five.

Shauna Sand Approached to Save 'Celebrity Rehab'

June 04, 2010 08:32:06 GMT


TV executives have reportedly signed former Playboy Playmate Shauna Sand to appear on "Celebrity Rehab" in a desperate bid to save the shelved reality show. The latest series of the programme, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was halted earlier this week after producers failed to draw enough big names to tackle their demons in front of the cameras.

TV bosses failed to persuade Liza Minnelli with a reported $500,000 fee to appear as the series' big name, after Lindsay Lohan also rebuffed a $1 million offer. A rep for Minnelli says, "Liza Minnelli, who is beginning a national tour in St. Louis on June 5, is not now nor will ever be on Celebrity Rehab."

81-year-old Janey Cutler Joins 'Britain's Got Talent' Final


June 04, 2010 07:58:12 GMT


Janey Cutler, the 81-year-old who has the lungs of a 20-year-old advances to the final round of "Britain's Got Talent" on Thursday, June 3 night. Receiving the biggest public vote, Janey was the first winner in the fourth semi-final after she performed a rendition of Shirley Bassey's hit "This Is My Life".

"Janey you are magnificent. I have been waiting the whole series for one of those moments that has the whole country talking the next day," judge Piers Morgan said. "A moment when you feel the hairs go up, your spine tingling and everyone's going did you hear that lady last night on BGT? Because that wasn't just the best performance of the night, it was the best of the whole week by a mile."

New Promo of 'Haven' Shows Strange Happenings

June 04, 2010 07:07:54 GMT


Finally, SyFy releases a promo of "Haven" which promises that the new series is as loaded in action as it is in the mystery. "What the hell has just happen?" FBI agent Audrey Parker says while fog covers the mysterious town called Haven and plenty of fish die in the lake.

Deep in the heart of Maine, Haven is a town where people with supernatural abilities have migrated for generations because it mutes their powers, allowing them to lead normal lives. At least, until recently. When hot-shot FBI agent Audrey Parker is called to Haven to solve the murder of a local ex-con, she catches the killer but uncovers a much deeper mystery about this town.

Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes Tossed Into 'Camelot'

June 04, 2010 06:32:41 GMT


"Bond" girl Eva Green and Joseph Fiennes are to conjure up the magic of King Arthur's Britain as sorcerers in an epic new TV mini-series. Fiennes will play magician Merlin and Green the evil Morgana in movie mogul Graham King's ambitious 10-episode period drama "Camelot".

"Harry Potter" and "Twilight" star Jamie Campbell Bower will play Arthur and and actress Tamsin Egerton his wife Guinevere in the series, according to Daily Variety. The project is expected to hit U.S. cable TV network Starz next year.

Coming Ahead: 'Wizards of Waverly Place' Season 4 and Movie Sequel


June 04, 2010 05:18:44 GMT


More magic is coming to Disney Channel. The network has announced in a press release that there will be a fourth season of "Wizards of Waverly Place", the series starring Selena Gomez and David Henrie. In addition, there is a plan for a second TV movie which will follow the success of "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie".

Production on the fourth season of "Wizards" is scheduled to begin August with Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio as the new showrunners. This duo, who are known for their work in "Married with Children" as well as "Greetings from Tucson", replace Peter Murrieta who quit the show in April. Meanwhile, creator Todd J. Greenwald sticks to the executive producer role alongside Cheung and Montanio.

Tom Selleck Wants a Role in 'Cougar Town'

June 04, 2010 04:01:46 GMT


Tom Selleck is appealing for a role in Courteney Cox's hit show "Cougar Town" - because he's desperate to work with his former "friends" co-star again. The "Magnum, P.I." actor played Cox's on/off onscreen boyfriend, Dr. Richard Burke, in the long running comedy series and appeared in three seasons opposite the actress.

Selleck admits he has always wanted to score another role opposite Cox and would happily appear in her new TV show, about older women chasing younger men. He tells E! Online, "I'd love to work with Courteney again. That would be fun. I've watched (Cougar Town) a couple of times and Courteney is courageous and makes really bold choices. I've always loved that about her."

'Coronation Street' Shelved in Respect of Cumbria Bloody Incident

June 04, 2010 03:27:26 GMT


An episode of British soap opera "Coronation Street" featuring a gun siege was taken off-air on Wednesday, June 2 in the wake of the shocking shootings in North-West England which left 13 people dead and another 25 injured. The show was due to feature scenes of a gun hostage situation after the character Tony Gordon, played by actor Gray O'Brien, escapes from jail.

But the dramatic plotline, which sees two characters die, was scrapped and replaced by a different show as a mark of respect for the victims of a rogue gunman, who opened fire on residents in Cumbria, England earlier that day. He killed 12 people before turning the weapon on himself.

In Pics, 'Vampire Diaries' Stars in London for Promotional Appearance


June 04, 2010 03:24:20 GMT


While the show is taking a break in the U.S., Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley are across the pond to promote their hit series "The Vampire Diaries". They arrived in London, England on Monday, May 31 afternoon and proceeded with a number of promotional appearances in the city.

By Thursday, the trio were at HMV Oxford Street for approximately one hour to sign a special and exclusive "Vampire Diaries" postcard distributed that day. Fans were limited up to 350 people on first come and first serve basis. The door was opened at 9 A.M. on that day but many have camped out the night before. Nina, Ian and Paul posed a while for the photographers before moving to the signing table.

Wrestler Chris Jericho Hosts Extreme Game 'Downfall'

June 03, 2010 09:13:53 GMT


Well-known on the ring, Chris Jericho will soon be recognized as a game show host as well. The WWE wrestler has been tapped to lead ABC's new extreme reality show called "Downfall" which will premiere on June 22.

The rule of the game is to answer six trivia questions while on the roof of a Los Angeles high-rise building, the press release says. There will be the presence of "the largest conveyor belt ever seen on TV" which sends "potential winnings, the player's personal possessions and even friends and family over the side of the building." To win, all questions must be answered before all the winnings go over the other side.

First Look: Showtime's Historical Drama 'The Borgias'


June 03, 2010 07:53:38 GMT


The first look into Showtime's "The Borgias" is shared through a behind-the-scene footage. A new series coming from the director of "Interview with the Vampires", Neil Jordan, "Borgias" is a historical drama which is Showtime's resort to replace "The Tudors".

The show will be a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history's most intriguing and infamous dynastic families. The series begins as the family's patriarch Rodrigo, becomes Pope, propelling him, his two Machiavellian sons Cesare and Juan, and his scandalously beautiful daughter, Lucrezia, to become the most powerful and influential family of the Italian Renaissance.

ABC Not Saving 'Adventures of Old Christine' Either

June 03, 2010 06:41:55 GMT


ABC is skipping "The New Adventures of Old Christine". The network which has previously rejected the chance to pick up "Ghost Whisperer" after CBS canceled it last month, has laid the same verdict to the sitcom starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

ABC previously had a deal in place for the last two years to pick "Christine" but the network did not make the same deal this year, reportedly because it has possessed stable sitcoms such "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town". It is also reportedly prompted by "Christine" performance on Wednesday nights that didn't crack high rating for CBS.

Liza Minnelli Rejects 'Celebrity Rehab' Offer

June 03, 2010 04:53:16 GMT


Liza Minnelli has rejected a six-figure deal to appear on U.S. reality show "Celebrity Rehab". The TV program, fronted by celebrity drug and alcohol counselor Dr. Drew Pinsky, was shelved earlier this week after producers failed to sign up enough big names for the upcoming season of the show.

Now, a day after Lindsay Lohan reportedly turned down $1 million to appear on the show, TMZ.com reports Minnelli has been approached to lead the line-up after allegedly seeking help for alcohol addiction in 2004.

A Clip From 'Glee' Season 1 Finale

June 03, 2010 04:48:42 GMT


A two minute sneak peek to the first season finale of "Glee" has been offered. The clip gives away the scene where Rachel and Finn belt out a duet on Journey's "Faithfully" as the opening of their Regionals performance. At the end of the ballad, the two are joined by the rest of the glee club to do a medley of other Journey songs.

The confirmed songs on the June 8 episode are "Any Way You Want It", "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' ", and fan favorite "Don't Stop Believing" which will all be sung during the competition against Vocal Adrenaline. Meanwhile, the rival club will sing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and before the competition, Puck and Will team up on "Over the Rainbow".

Robert Pattinson to Appear on 'Jay Leno'

June 03, 2010 04:05:58 GMT


The "Twilight" team has picked "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to promote the third installment of the movie series, "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse". It has come to knowledge that Robert Pattinson is scheduled to have a talk with Jay Leno on June 15, two weeks away from the film's release in the U.S.

Leno has not confirmed the appearance but a source did to Gossip Cop. It is still unclear whether Pattinson would be solo or accompanied by his co-stars Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. But these two have done their part in supporting the movie by attending a meet and greet in Sydney, Australia earlier this week.
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