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Cedric the Entertainer to Star in CBS Sibling Comedy

CBS is looking to proven sitcom star Cedric the Entertainer for its next comedy.

The network is teaming with Cedric and Spike Feresten to develop Tony Take the Wheel, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Cedric is set to star in the comedy, which explores the relationship between two very different brothers whose family dynamic is challenged when one brother hires his teenage nephew to work at his custom car shop.

Noted car enthusiast Feresten (Talkshow With Spike Feresten, Seinfeld, Late Night With David Letterman) and Cedric co-created the comedy. Feresten will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television...
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Fox To Air "New Year's Eve Live" From Las Vegas

Fans interested in celebrating the New Year from the bright lights of Las Vegas can tune in to Fox for the network's "New Year's Eve Live" special. The show will feature "American Idol" season seven winner David Cook and Grammy Award-winning musician Scott Weiland.

Celebrity News Service has learned that the show will be co-hosted by Spike Feresten of "Talkshow With Spike Feresten" and Mark Thompson of "Hole in the Wall." They will report live from the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip.

Feresten and Thompson will count down to 2009 with celebrity guests and performances by some of the year's hottest musical artists. As 2008 comes to a close, the annual celebration will move to New York City to ring in the new year as the world-famous New Year's Eve Ball makes its descent into Times Square. Additional musical guests and artists scheduled to appear are going to be announced.
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'Talkshow' back for more

'Talkshow' back for more
Fox has picked up its Saturday late-night comedy Talkshow With Spike Feresten for a second season.

Additionally the network is in talks to bring back sketch comedy show Mad TV for a 13th season, but sources said that the two sides remain far apart.

Talkshow, hosted by former Seinfeld writer Spike Feresten, will continue to air in the midnight-12:30 a.m. time period, unless a new deal for Mad TV is not reached.

"Spike has shown himself to be a unique voice in the late night comedy field and his show presents a refreshing alternative to the format," said Todd Yasui, Fox's senior vp late-night programming. "We're looking forward to watching him continue to grow as a performer."

Talkshow, produced by Fox TV Studio, mixes elements of a talk show and comedy sketches.

"In Spike Feresten, we found that wonderful, rare combination of an original voice, comedic pedigree and likability," said Holly Jacobs, executive vp alternative development at FtvS. "We greatly appreciate Fox's support of the show and are thrilled that 'Talkshow' will have the opportunity to continue to entertain and build the late-night audience."

In its most recent airing, Talkshow, which follows Mad TV, ranked second in its time period among adults 18-34.

Fox's Web bullpen: Shows go on-demand to MySpace

Fox's Web bullpen: Shows go on-demand to MySpace
Fox is going all-out to lessen the impact of pre-emptions of the broadcast network's primetime schedule this month for postseason Major League Baseball. Fox Broadcasting Co., Fox Interactive Media and Fox Television Stations have joined forces with Tuesday's launch of Fox on Demand, a venture making full-length episodes of the network's entertainment programming available through MySpace and MyFoxLocal Web sites in 24 markets with Fox owned-and-operated stations, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Through the ad-supported initiative, viewers can access previously aired episodes of such series as Bones, Prison Break, Standoff, Vanished, Talk Show With Spike Feresten, 'Til Death, The Loop and Justice in the 24 O&O markets and by logging on to MySpace. Additional episodes from the new series and other Fox shows will be available through November.

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