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Which Sophomore Shows Will Thrive, and Which Will Take a Ratings Dive?

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Which Sophomore Shows Will Thrive, and Which Will Take a Ratings Dive?
Network television’s new fall season kicks off today, officially ushering in the arrival of a couple dozen shiny new series. Broadcasters have invested millions in the production and promotion of these newcomers, and after months of hype, we’ll now finally get to see which ones have a future — and which will end up buried next to the corpses of long-forgotten short-timers such as My Own Worst Enemy, The Unusuals, or Life on a Stick. Vulture and other business and entertainment outlets will pay lots of attention to these debuts over the coming weeks (check back tomorrow for the first big Nielsen report card). Yet despite the understandable obsession with what’s new, network suits will be following another class of programs nearly as closely: the sophomores. These are the shows which defied network TV’s long odds to make it to a second season and now have to
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Charlie Day Tells Graduates He Doesn't ‘Give a S—’ (Video)

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Charlie Day Tells Graduates He Doesn't ‘Give a S—’ (Video)
Charlie Day told Merrimack College students in a graduation speech that he took a huge bet on himself when he turned down a chance to star in the Fox sitcom “Life on a Stick.” “Do I do ‘Life on a Stick'? Or do I make another bet on myself?” Day said. Day said his bet paid off big. “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is going into its tenth season and “Life on a Stick” was quickly canceled. Also read: ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Renewed for 2 More Seasons as Stars Close New Overall Deal “Don't wait for your break,
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Prepare to Be Deeply Moved by Charlie Day's Inspiring Commencement Speech

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Prepare to Be Deeply Moved by Charlie Day's Inspiring Commencement Speech
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor Charlie Day gave the surprise hit commencement speech of the graduation season when he visited his alma mater, Merrimack College, on Sunday to talk to students on their big day. The actor was first given an honorary doctorate, which he joked about, saying that Dr. Charlie Day "sounded like some sort of club DJ." However, he also opened up about his struggles as an actor and writer after graduating college and how he was faced with a tough decision when he was offered a role on a pilot (Life on a Stick) while developing what would eventually become his hit FX show with his friends. "Do I do Life on a Stick? Or do I make another bet on myself? And this time, my friends, too," Charlie recalled. "Do I make no money?" He then encouraged students to take those scary risks as they enter the working world.
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Rachelle Lefevre joins the cast of CBS' 'Under the Dome'

Rachelle Lefevre joins the cast of CBS' 'Under the Dome'
After two tries at doctoring it up for ABC (with Off The Map and A Gifted Man) Twilight star Rachelle Lefevre is now set to give CBS a TV try with its Under The Dome adaptation of Stephen King's sci-fi novel of the same name. According to TV Guide, Lefevre has signed on to star as Julia, an investigative reporter who moves to the small town of Chester Mills, Maine with her doctor husband and becomes trapped within when a clear dome is suddenly placed around the town's borders. Lefevre joins Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, Britt Robertson, Natalie Martinez, Aisha Hinds, Alex Koch, Colin Ford, Nicholas Strong and Jolene Purdy for the cast, and thirteen episodes have been ordered up from CBS. Rachelle Lefevre, who portrayed Victoria in Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, has also guest-starred in the television series The Deep End, Swingtown, Boston Legal, The Closer,
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Happy birthday to 'Twilight' and 'New Moon' star Rachelle Lefevre!

Today, Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Rachelle Lefevre turns thirty-one years young. Lefevre, born in Montreal, Quebec, has been a very busy young lady over the last decade. She started acting in 1999 with a regular stint on Big Wolf On Campus. Since, she has appeared in films and television series such as The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, Dead Awake, Life On A Stick, What About Brian, Swingtown, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and, of course, the Twilight series. In Twilight and New Moon, Lefevre portrayed the bad-girl vampire "Victoria," and, while she may not be reprising her role for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, sh ...
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'Twilight' and 'New Moon' star Rachelle Lefevre: what has been, and what will be

No, the sun has not set for Twilight and The Twilight Saga: New Moon star Rachelle Lefevre. Lefevre, whose replacement in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse by Bryce Dallas Howard caused a bit of an uproar yesterday, has a lot to look forward to - and it appears Twilight fans will be following her career very closely. Obviously, Lefevre will appear in Barney's Version. Barney's Version ... Rachelle Lefevre will also appear in Casino Jack, with Barry Pepper Kevin Spacey ... Lefevre's film The Pool Boys is set to be released ... She began her work in films about ten years ago in 1999's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. ... Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind, Life In The Balance, Dead Awake, Abandon, Deception, Hatley High .. television shows, including Big Wolf On Campus, Life On A Stick, Bones, Veronica Mars, Four Kings, What About Brian, How I Met Your Mother, The Closer, CSI: NY, Swingtown, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,
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NBC's Wed. ratings respectable with 'Revelations'

NBC's Wed. ratings respectable with 'Revelations'
NBC's prayers were answered Wednesday as the faithful returned in respectable numbers for the second outing of the peacock's drama Revelations. It delivered 11.5 million viewers and 4.5 rating/11 share in the adults 18-49 demographic at 9 p.m. according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. That was down 13% in the demo from last week's premiere numbers, but impressive nonetheless against the heat of Fox's American Idol (21.8 million, 9.4/24). Revelations also had less of a leg up this week from its lead-in, 8 p.m.'s Dateline NBC (6.8 million, 2.3/7), compared to last week when the newsmagazine's numbers were boosted by its special tie-in with the religious phenomena theme of Revelations. Fox, meanwhile, had mixed results from its fledgling Wednesday comedies. The Pamela Anderson starrer Stacked (7.4 million, 3.4/10) showed some life in the 8:30 p.m. slot, building on its The Simple Life: Interns lead-in (6.4 million, 2.9/9). But on the other end of the 9 p.m. edition of Idol, sitcom Life on a Stick (8.2 million, 3.8/9) plunged from its lofty lead-in numbers.

Doherty flies with UPN as 'Wingwoman'

Shannen Doherty is in final negotiations to play the title role in UPN's comedy pilot Wingwoman. In other pilot casting news, Jeremy Howard has landed the lead in NBC's comedy The Dennis, Life on a Stick star Rachelle Lefevre has been added to the cast of Fox's comedy Pool Guys, John Marshall Jones has joined Fox's untitled Oakley-Weinstein comedy, Reagan Gomez-Preston and Ion Overman also have been cast in Wingwoman, and Elaine Hendrix has come aboard the WB Network's comedy Bow. Wingwoman, from Littlefield Co., Evolution Entertainment and Paramount Network TV, centers on a single woman (Doherty) who helps her male clients find their soulmates. Gomez-Preston plays the woman's longtime friend, co-worker and roommate. Beverly Hills, 90210 and Charmed alum Doherty, who most recently starred on Fox's drama series North Shore, is repped by Endeavor, manager John Carrabino and attorney Adam Kaller. Gomez-Preston (Love Don't Cost a Thing) is repped by Ryan Daly and Mara Santino at Kazarian/Spencer & Associates and attorney Michael Fuller.

'Lost' leads ABC on Wed.

Lost packed 'em in again for ABC on Wednesday, but it was slower going for the 10 p.m. debut of the network's midseason drama Eyes. Fox won the night overall in the key adults 18-49 demographic on the strength of 9 p.m.'s American Idol, which brought in 24.9 million viewers and a 10.6 rating/26 share in the demo, according to Nielsen Media Research. The network's new 9:30 p.m. comedy Life on a Stick (9.5 million, 4.4/11) had little luck in capitalizing on its lead-in. Stick slipped behind ABC's 9 p.m. drama Alias (10.8 million, 4.4/11) and NBC's The West Wing (9.9 million, 3.0/7) in total viewers. CBS' The King of Queens (9 million, 2.8/7) was pounded by Idol at 9 p.m., but the eye network's fortunes perked up some at 9:30 p.m. with Yes, Dear (9.7 million, 3.5/9).

'Lost' helps ABC to total viewers win Wed.

Lost packed 'em in again for ABC on Wednesday but it was slower going for the 10 p.m. debut of the network's midseason drama Eyes. Fox won the night overall in the key adults 18-49 demographic on the strength of 9 p.m.'s American Idol, which brought in 24.6 million viewers and 10.5 rating/26 share in the demo, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. The network's new 9:30 p.m. comedy Life on a Stick (9.4 million, 4.3/11) had a hard time capitalizing on its lead-in. Stick slipped behind ABC's 9 p.m. drama Alias (11.1 million, 4.5/11) and NBC's The West Wing (9.8 million, 3.0/7) in total viewers. CBS' The King of Queens (9.1 million, 2.8/7) was pounded by Idol at 9 p.m. but the eye network's fortunes perked up some at 9:30 p.m. with Yes, Dear (9.8 million, 3.5/9).

Pair is 'Spellbound' for Fox

Pair is 'Spellbound' for Fox
Up-and-comer Dave Annable and Maggie Lawson have been tapped as the leads in Fox's midseason comedy pilot Spellbound. Spellbound, from Warner Bros. TV, centers on a modern-day male witch (Annable) who falls in love with a mortal woman (Lawson). The project from Rob Greenberg and Suzanne Martin was first developed as a pilot for NBC last year with Richard Ruccolo and Andrea Anders playing the leads. Annable, onscreen in the feature Little Black Book, is repped by the Gersh Agency and manager Sue Leibman. Lawson, who starred on ABC's comedy It's All Relative last season, was most recently seen in ABC Family's original movie Love Rules this summer. She is repped by Ro Diamond and Steven Jang at SDB Partners and Ellen Meyer Management. In other Fox casting news, Maz Jobrani and Ryan Belleville, who guest starred in the pilot for Related by Family, have been upped to regulars on the comedy series slated for a January launch.

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