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FOX Pull Pranks on 'House M.D.', 'Bones' and 'Hell's Kitchen'

April 01, 2009 09:38:27 GMT

In honor of April Fool's Day, FOX will release several clips that display pranks pulled from the network's primetime series. In its press release, FOX announced that the shows involved in the April 1st jokes are among others "Hell's Kitchen", "Dollhouse", and "Bones".

Chef Gordon Ramsay is one of the targets of culinary gag on his cooking competition show while Eliza Dushku is startled by an unexpected visitor on the set of "Dollhouse". A noise interrupts the production of "House M.D." and the cast of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" will get an interview "they won't forget". David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of "Bones" also play pranks on their castmates.

Preview: First Season Finale of 'Eleventh Hour'

April 01, 2009 09:16:41 GMT

"Eleventh Hour", the CBS crime drama, is close to wrapping up its first season. On April 2, the series will wind down with the episode called "Medea" which preview is available.

A high level FBI agent is accused of stealing a woman's child and Dr. Hood is the only one who believes it. Helen Slater ("Smallville", "Supernatural") guest stars.

Preview of '90210' 1.18: Silver Losing Her Mind

April 01, 2009 08:26:07 GMT

Things are spiraling down further for Silver whose sex tape with Dixon is getting out of control. In the April 7 episode of "90210", Silver is losing her mind as Dixon creates a strain within their relationship. Thus she travels to Kansas in order to learn who she really was.

However, the trip is alluded with her fragile mental instability that gets her involved in a difficult situation. According to a scoop by E! Online, Silver's bipolarity will erupt in a train station and Kelly is forced to go on her own trip to find her. Meanwhile, Kelly once again faces her troubled mother Jackie.

Preview of 'NCIS' 6.21: Abby in Dangerous Mission

April 01, 2009 07:46:19 GMT

In the upcoming episode of "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", Abby will get out of the lab to do work for someone else. She will be in charge fully for a case left by a government scientist who goes missing.

FBI has summoned Abby to work on the case and find out what the scientist has been working on but his team worries that she may meet the same fate as her predecessor. Someone wants the scientist dead, and that could only mean one thing: Abby is in danger. Meanwhile, Tony and McGee must take over duties in Abby's lab after she's out for the mission.

IFC Adapting 'Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter' Novel Series

April 01, 2009 07:07:28 GMT

IFC are cashing on the Vampire fever by gearing up a project based on Laurell K. Hamilton's vampire novel series that have sold over 6 millions worldwide. The cable network will adapt "Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter" series to a TV movie in partnership with Lionsgate and After Dark Films.

Published by Penguin Group, the series has spawned 16 books and still counting. It follows the heroin Anita Blake who has a lousy love life and a job as an investigator of supernatural cases. It has the element of "True Blood" where vampires and shape shifters live among humans and considered citizens of America.

FX Network to Screen 'Monsters vs. Aliens' and Others on TV

April 01, 2009 06:28:15 GMT

Some DreamWorks Animation productions will get a second round of screening on TV. FX Channel have secured the rights to rerun some of the animated movies such as the recent box office champ "Monsters Vs. Aliens" and older ones like "Kung Fu Panda", "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" and "Shrek Goes Fourth".

"Every year, DreamWorks Animation produces some of the finest films made by any studio and were incredibly excited to strengthen and broaden the FX library with the addition of their titles through 2012," said FX executive vice president Chuck Saftler in a statement. With the deal that was granted by distributor Paramount Pictures, FX become the first non-pay cable TV to have the rights for the first TV premiere.

'Friday Night Lights' Stretched for Two More Seasons

April 01, 2009 04:35:48 GMT

"Friday Night Lights" get to live for two more seasons. It has just been confirmed that NBC has ordered two 13-episodes despite the mediocre ratings the series is garnering. The series about a Texan high school football team, as usual, will premiere on cable Direct TV first before going to NBC for a second run.

The fourth season, therefore, will be another cost-sharing pact between NBC and Direct TV. Additionally, according to THR, the fourth and fifth season will be shot back-to-back in order to save cost. The production will be held in Texas as usual, and the fourth season is expected to air later this fall with the fifth following the next season.

Recap of 'American Idol' Top 9 Performance: Top 100 Downloads

April 01, 2009 03:47:52 GMT

"American Idol" is loosening up a bit on the song theme this week after the specific ones in the last three weeks, Michael Jackson, country and motown. The Top 9 get to choose out of 100 songs that sit on the top position of iTunes downloads, meaning many genres like pop and hip-hop will be heard. Also, there is no mentor this week.

First to take the stage was Anoop Desai who sang some Usher, tackling the up-beat "Caught Up". Randy Jackson immediately jabbed on the song choice, reasoning that the vocal was alright but the song was not. Kara DioGuardi meanwhile asked whether he was challenged by some frat boys to sing that song. Simon Cowell kept it short, "a complete and utter mess".

Steve Wozniak and Holly Madison Out of 'Dancing with the Stars'

April 01, 2009 02:42:29 GMT

Two pairs of dancing partner in "Dancing with the Stars" are eliminated on the fourth week of the competition. Computer wiz, Steve Wozniak and his partner Karina Smirnoff has to go home after receiving a rather low score from the judges and not getting enough votes from the audience. Also eliminated are Holly Madison and Dmitry Chaplin.

On Monday, March 30, the couples were performing two kinds of dance that had never been performed in the competition before, Lindy hop and Argentine tango. Holly and Dmitry did the tango and so did Steve and Karina. While the former earned 16 out of 30 from the judges, the latter received a low score of 12 out of 30.

3 Sneak Peeks of 'Lost' 5.11: Young Ben Dying and Jack Refuses to Help

March 31, 2009 08:08:48 GMT

Three sneak peeks for "Lost" episode 5.11 are released. Little Ben is on the operation table and bleeding profusely while Juliet is trying to save him. Juliet told Sawyer that she needs a real surgeon to save the child, so Sawyer goes to Jack.

Meanwhile, Hurley was trying to figure out the time-traveling puzzle, theorizing that if little Ben dies then he never grew up to be a big Ben who made them go to there at the first place. Sawyer then barged in, and asked Jack to come with him, but Jack preferred to have the kid dies.

Preview of 'Heroes' 3.22: Turn and Face the Strange

March 31, 2009 07:36:29 GMT

"Heroes" keep it short and cryptic in the new promo for its April 6 episode, quoting "The grandmother of all mysteries is finally uncovered." In the episode called "Turn and Face the Strange", Angela shows Peter and Claire where it all begins and reveals the demon in her past.

As Danko (guest star Zeljko Ivanek) spearheads the government operation, someone close to him is put in the line of fire. HRG's life continues to spiral out of control and his marriage is dangerously close to the breaking point. Meanwhile, Hiro and Ando continue their road trip with a special delivery for Matt Parkman. Hiro and Ando are in fact traveling with a baby who belongs to Matt.

Preview of 'Gossip Girl' 2.21: Serena Elopes

March 31, 2009 06:36:59 GMT

Serena might be in for the hugest mistake in her life. During a crazy night out, she said "si" to her new beau, which means that a marriage was happening. Also in the upcoming episode of "Gossip Girl", Blair and Chuck team together to expose Serena's new boyfriend.

The bond between Blair and Chuck prompts Nate to ask Blair to move in with him, a competition that would soon expand to a game of "Who will win the Waldorf?" that ends with unexpected result. The catty Georgina Sparks and Aaron Rose's father Cyrus are back.

'One Tree Hill' Preview: Pregnant Peyton Bleeding

March 31, 2009 06:01:58 GMT

"One Tree Hill" will not return for another two weeks, but a long promo has been given to highlight on the remaining five episodes. "I Would for You", the episode that airs April 20 meanwhile, is not yet given an official synopsis.

Among the things happening to the Tree Hill residents are Brooke discovering a secret of Samantha, Mia meeting Nick Lachey, Hayley making out with Nathan, and pregnant Peyton involved in a car accident and bleeding. It was revealed that Nick's cameo will be aired on April 27 and rumor has it creator Mark Schwan has asked the singer to stick around for en extra week and he had agreed.

Lauren Conrad Spoofing 'The Hills' in 'Osbournes: Reloaded' Promo

March 31, 2009 04:32:11 GMT

On March 31, variety show by the Osbournes family will premiere on FOX right after the performance night of "American Idol". As a promo for the new show called "Osbournes: Reloaded", FOX have clipped a scene called "The Hells" which is a parody to MTV reality show "The Hills".

In the scene Lauren Conrad has made a cameo as herself, talking to Sharon Osbourne who is dressed as Lo Bosworth, Lauren's roommate and childhood friend from "Laguna Beach". They are dining at Geisha house, waiting for Audrina Patridge, who is played by Ozzy Osbourne in drag.

Sink Teeth to 'True Blood' Season 2 Pics

March 31, 2009 04:07:36 GMT

While waiting for "True Blood" to return on-screen on June 14, HBO have released a number of stills taken from the second season. These pics among others introduce fresh bloods as well as spoilery bits including the further involvement of Jason Stackhouse with the Fellowship of the Sun.

In the end of the first season, incarcerated Jason was approached by the president of the organization which is against vampires rights. Jason, is seen in one pic standing with a woman who is a member of Light of Day Institute. Creator Alan Ball said previously, "Jason goes into the Fellowship of the Sun church in a big way and is surprised by what he finds there."
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