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'The Bachelorette' Emily Maynard makes for an interesting fashion challenge

14 May 2012 3:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Having a mom as the subject of ABC's The Bachelorette" this season presented an interesting challenge for stylist Cary Fetman.

"I went more conservative in the beginning because I didn't want to turn people off to her," he tells Zap2it. "I wanted to be respectful of her as a mother and not offend other mothers who don't have stylists and a makeup artist."

But although Fetman initially downplayed Emily Maynard's sexiness, her look is full-on glam as the season progresses.

"Emily and I are very similar in our taste," he says. "We like hot and sexy and glitzy, and we like over the top. We just want to have fun with fashion. We like shiny and sequin and supertight. The first couple of episodes I wanted to make sure it was her putting outfits together and sometimes I would have to say 'Let's tone it down until the audience gets to know you. »

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Video: Get a First Look at Fox's New Shows The Following, The Mindy Project and More

14 May 2012 2:54 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Fox has released trailers for its new fall series The Mindy Project, The Mob Doctor and Ben and Kate, along with previews for midseason shows The Following and The Goodwin Games.

Fall TV scorecard: Which shows are returning? Which aren't?

In The Mindy Project, The Office's Mindy Kaling stars as a young Bridget Jones-type Ob/Gyn trying to navigate both her personal and professional life...

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Watch: Mindy Kaling Looks for Love in the Trailer for 'The Mindy Project'

14 May 2012 2:51 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Who hasn't watched Mindy Kaling as Kelly Kapoor on "The Office" (or as the friend who's more interesting than the leads in "The Five-Year Engagement" or "No Strings Attached") and thought "that girl deserves her own show"? So it was welcome news when Fox picked up Kaling's new sitcom "The Mindy Project" for 2012-2013 -- the series will feature Kaling as an Ob-gyn who's trying to get her personal and professional lives in order, with "True Blood" actor Anna Camp as her best friend and indie stalwart Chris Messina as the colleague she's clearly going to snark at until they eventually fall in love. The trailer for the show, below, like last year's one for "New Girl," looks more like a movie than a series, but if "The Mindy Project" ends up where "New Girl" did by the latter half of its first season, it'll be well worth a watch. »

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Fall Preview: Watch Full Trailers For The Mindy Project, The Following and 3 Other Fox Shows

14 May 2012 2:38 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Move over, New Girl — there’s a new new girl coming to Fox for the 2012-13 TV season: Mindy Kaling as an adorably lovelorn gynecologist. And she’s not alone. The network’s also got Kevin Bacon playing a serial killer-stopper and Jordana Spiro as a fearless Mob doc.

Wanna meet ‘em? Of course you do. But since premiere season is still a ways away, maybe the full-length trailers for their respective series (and more) will suffice to tide you over.

Related | Fall TV Grid — What’s On When? And Versus What?

Take a peek below, and then hit the comments with your snappy judgments! »

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X Factor's Simon Says: With Britney and Demi Lovato, 'We're Seriously Going to Kick Butt'

14 May 2012 2:33 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s now 110-percent double-secret official: Pop icon Britney Spears and former Disney queen Demi Lovato will occupy seats at the judges’ panel on Season 2 of The X Factor.

Following weeks of rumors, Spears and Lovato on Tuesday made their first promotional appearance on behalf of the singing competition at Fox’s upfront presentation of its 2012-13 slate, where they were introduced with much fanfare by network boss Kevin Reilly.

Related | Demi Lovato Lands X Factor Gig: Does She Have the Experience for the Job?

“I am so excited about this whole experience,” Spears said on stage, seeming just a bit nervous. »

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The X Factor Officially Adds Britney Spears, Demi Lovato: "We Delivered"

14 May 2012 2:26 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

It may have been one of the worst kept TV secrets in recent history, but Simon Cowell was still happy to boast the additions of The X Factor's new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.

"We delivered," Cowell said at Fox's Upfront presentation for advertisers on Monday. "This has taken a year to get where we got to today and...

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SNL: Will Ferrell, We'd Missed You!

14 May 2012 2:16 PM, PDT | TV.com | See recent TV.com news »

Saturday Night Live S37E21: "Will Ferrell & Usher"

SNL can often feel like a 90-minute party, at least for the people on stage, and the proceedings are rarely as festive as when a former cast member returns as a host. Usually the very fact that he or she is now hosting implies a post-SNL success of some kind, either in movies or primetime TV, which is cause for celebration in itself. But even better, returning alumni tend to travel in...  More >> »

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Saying Goodbye to Desperate Housewives: What'd You Think of the Series Finale?

14 May 2012 2:15 PM, PDT | TV.com | See recent TV.com news »

Well, it's over. After eight seasons (and a shockingly high death rate considering the suburban setting), Desperate Housewives aired its series finale last night, wrapping things up fairy-tale-style with lots of heavily ever afters. Let's break down the highlights character by character:


. All charges were dropped in the case once Karen lied and took the blame for the murder.though of course it wasn't that simple. Tripp called Gaby to the stand again after he kissed Bree and she spilled the whole truth to him; he...  More >> »

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Rob Riggle To Lead '80s Set Wall Street Comedy On HBO With Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg & Adam McKay Producing

14 May 2012 2:05 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay have long recognized just how funny Rob Riggle is, casting him in their projects like "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby," "Step Brothers" and "The Other Guys." Now, they are rallying behind the actor to give him the lead role he's so long deserved on a pretty amazing sounding comedy project. Ferrell and McKay's Gary Sanchez shingle are teaming with a handful of folks including Mark Wahlberg to produce an untitled HBO show, set in the '80s, that will center on a hard living and successful bond trader (Riggle) who lives "a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life." Damn. Sounds like it will be a comedy mixed with drama, and we wouldn't be surprised if the tone is somewhere along the lines of the bruising laughs of "Eastbound & Down." And that's not a far off guess we think, considering Chris Henchy, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Britney Spears & Demi Lovato Officially Introduced As New ‘X Factor’ Judges

14 May 2012 2:02 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Britney Spears and Demi Lovato walked out on the stage at Fox’s upfront presentation as new judges on The X Factor, joined by Simon Cowell and La Reid. “We delivered,” Cowell proclaimed when introducing the show’s new judging panel. The new additions spoke only briefly. “I’m so exited about this whole experience,” Spears said. “I’m ready to find a true star.” Added 19-year-old Lovato, “I’m exited to represent my generation.” Reid referred to X Factor as “the Rolls Royce of reality TV.” Said Cowell, “I’m thrilled they (The Voice) have decided to compete with us in the fall. I wish them the most sincere luck – but second’s not great.” Previous: Fox Upfront Will Introduce Lovato And Spears As ‘X Factor’ Judges Britney Spears Nears Deal For ‘The X Factor’ »


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Fox Plays Youth And Multimedia Cards In Upfront Presentation

14 May 2012 1:50 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Fox Entertainment chairman Peter Rice pitched a sales effort called The Bridge that he says will offer “tailored solutions” and track social activity around its shows 24/7. “Think of it as your bridge from our on-air to your digital and social” impressions. Sales president Toby Byrne noted that Hulu is included in upfront deals. About 20% of the audience for Fox’s New Girl watches off-air. ”Our business is not limited to television anymore….Calling network TV ‘traditional’ is a misnomer.” What’s more, broadcasts to platforms including VOD and Xbox game consoles will offer “an environment you can trust with the fast-forward button disabled.” He also urged advertisers to focus on “our concentration of viewers under 40.” Rice says that digital video providers such as a Google and Yahoo, which are also competing for TV ad dollars, will “find us a little like, welcome to the NFL.” Related: Fox Upfront Presentation: Live »

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'The Bachelorette' Premiere Recap: Emily Maynard's One Hot Mama

14 May 2012 1:47 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Here we go again. Later in the summer, we'll be treated to the Olympics of athleticism. Tonight, we once again begin a slightly less ancient and much less honorable tradition -- the Olympics of televised dating. Tonight, 25 men began this harrowing race. This decathlon of emotions, embarrassment and ego. But by the end, only one man will be left standing with the shiny and coveted gold medal. Or, rather, the coveted woman who's wearing a shiny gold dress tonight -- Emily Maynard. And at the end of all this, she hopes to have something that many women would probably prefer over a gold medal: A diamond.

This is truly epic stuff, you guys! If only Morgan Freeman were here to do voiceover. »

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Dan Stevens Joining Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn In ‘The Heiress’ on Stage

14 May 2012 1:35 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

With production on the third season of PBS’ hit Downton Abbey wrapping soon, castmember Dan Stevens is set to play golddigger Morris Townsend in the Broadway revival of Ruth and Augustus Goetz’ play The Heiress this fall, which itself was based on the Henry James novel. Stevens plays Matthew Crawley, who is in line to inherit the grand titular estate in Downton Abbey. He will appear opposite Jessica Chastain, as the heiress herself Catherine Sloper, and David Strathairn as her disapproving father. This marks the Broadway debut for both Chastain and Stevens. The play based on Henry James’ Washington Square is being produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland and directed by Moisés Kaufman.  Stevens’ previous stage work, in London, include playing Septimus Hodge in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia and the Doctor in Stoppard and Andre Previn’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. »


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Fox Upfront Presentation: Live Blog

14 May 2012 1:29 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Like NBC’s presentation earlier today, Fox‘s presentation too opened with a comedy video featuring cast members from several shows. The setup was the quartet from Fox’s freshman comedy New Girl interviewing candidates for a new roommate. Glee‘s Will Schuester, Fringe‘s Walter Bishop, Bones‘ Temperance Brennan (played by New Girl star Zooey Deschanel’s sister Emily), the kid from Touch and Rubber Man from American Horror Story on sister network FX were among the characters who interviewed for the gig, along with Randy Jackson of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance‘s Mary Murphy. Related: Fox’s Fall Schedule: All-Comedy Tuesday, ‘Glee’ Moves To Thursday, ‘Touch’ To Friday After Glee‘s Jane Lynch emceed the presentation for the past two years, ubiquitous American Idol host Ryan Seacrest took over the role this year, presenting Fox’s executives in the style of the reality series. »


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Apartment 23's Beek Sneak of the Week: James Has a Sex Tape!

14 May 2012 1:17 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Seriously, James Van Der Beek jokes will never get old — especially since this week we'll find out that he has a sex tape!

ABC renews Private Practice, Apartment 23, Body of Proof, Last Man Standing

In a sneak peek from Wednesday's Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, The Beek learns that his sex tape is about to be leaked to the world. With whom did he make the sex tape? And who leaked the footage? Find out in the video below: (Hint: Look to June and Chloe!)

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Telemundo Upfront: 800 Hours — A 40% Boost — Of Original Programming

14 May 2012 1:15 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Telemundo Media lays claim to being the fastest-growing broadcast network in primetime among adults 18-49. At its programming upfront presentation this morning in New York, the Spanish-language service said it is seeking to build on that success significantly, with more than 800 hours of new content in the 2012-13 season — a nearly 40% increase in original programming. That will encompass six new primetime novelas, new daytime programs and the network’s first foray into unscripted and reality competition shows. As part of Telemundo’s multi-platform strategy, it also announced it will roll out a new logo and branding campaign in the fall, and Telemundo Digital unveiled a new entertainment app. Telemundo Media is a division of NBCUniversal and its strong growth is especially prized at parent company Comcast. Part of that success stems from the number of shows produced at Telemundo’s Studios in Miami, and the company announced it will increase »


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It's official: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato to join 'X Factor'

14 May 2012 1:08 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The worst kept secret at Fox was made official at the network’s upfront presentation in New York today: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will join The X Factor as judges in the fall.

Spears and Lovato joined fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the Beacon Theatre stage very briefly but long enough to express their enthusiasm for their new high-profile gigs.

“I’m ready to find the true star,” gushed Spears, who wore a very tight and very short white dress for the occasion.

“It’s an honor to be standing next to you,” continued Lovato (and she meant that for Cowell, »

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NBC 2012-2013 Video Preview: Watch the Trailers for Revolution, Go On, The New Normal, and More

14 May 2012 1:05 PM, PDT | TV.com | See recent TV.com news »

After picking up several new series last week, NBC followed up yesterday's scheduling announcement with its official Upfront presentation today, which means we finally get to see the new-show trailers the network unveiled for advertisers in hopes of convincing them to by commercial time. Below, we've embedded the official first-look promos for new dramas Revolution and Chicago Fire and new comedies Go On, Animal Practice, The New Normal, and Guys With Kids. (There are also clips, but not official trailers, for Infamous, Do No Harm, 1600...  More >> »

- Tim Surette

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'Smash's' Anjelica Huston on John Steinbeck playing Santa Claus and Marlon Brando's influence

14 May 2012 1:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Zap2it: You grew up around so many legends, who stands out for you?

Anjelica Huston: I grew up with a lot of interesting people like Carson McCullers and Arthur Miller and a lot of very interesting people who weren't necessarily Hollywood. There was a Japanese samurai who came over to Ireland (where her father lived in a castle in Ireland), and who, according to my father, was only allowed to cry three times in his life. It was extremely diverse. I met John Steinbeck. He was so kind and funny and sweet and affable and dear. I was 7 or 8 when he played Santa Claus for us. He used to write lovely letters. John Steinbeck used to sign his letters with a pigasus -- a pig with wings.

Zap2it: Who influenced you?

Anjelica Huston: Marlon Brando. I was maybe 10 or 11 or 9. My father was about to make "Reflections in a Golden Eye. »

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Matthew Perry's return and Ryan Murphy's 'New Normal': First impressions of NBC's 2012-13 comedies

14 May 2012 12:41 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

When NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke described NBC's new series for the 2012-2013 season as "broad, accessible, smart, attention-getting shows" during the network's upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 14, it wasn't immediately clear whether that was just a typical boast or not. But after watching clips of the Ryan Murphy-created "The New Normal," about a gay couple and the surrogate carrying their child, and the Matthew Perry-starring "Go On," about a widower and the crazy characters from his grief support group, we think she might be right.

Even though those are NBC's cornerstone comedies for the new year, they're emotional, progressive and heartwarming. Salke and NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt and could've harped on the progressiveness and acceptance of their new shows, but they didn't -- they just focused on the fact that they think they're well-written and funny. While that remains to be seen, »

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