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Actress Mary McCormack is urging fans to make donations to a diabetes research foundation to help find a cure for the condition.
McCormack is aiming to raise $25,000 (£15,625) for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Jdrf) research centre with her fundraising page on the website CrowdRise.com.
In a post on the page, she writes, "I care dearly about spreading awareness and funding research for type 1 diabetes (T1D) through Jdrf. My husband has T1D, and this issue hits so close to home. Did you know that as many as three million Americans may have T1D? This is an unbelievable statistic! Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults, approximately 80 people per day, are diagnosed in the U.S."
Girls are dancing in these mid-riff baring numbers and for a second I think best opening to Rizzoli & Isles ever and then I realize the girls are all way, way young and I have to go find some soap and a brush to scrub those split-second inappropriate thoughts from my brain tissue. It’s some sort of dance competition complete with stage moms with video cameras and a dance coach with a shiny, shiny jacket. But then their age inappropriate performance is interrupted by a woman staggering onto the stage with scissors sticking out of her chest. Yes, scissors. Death by scissoring? Oh, Rizzoli & Isles, you cheeky little monkeys.
Back at Casa de Det. Sexy McBadass, our gals are getting all sweaty while hitting it together. What? That is technically accurate. Jane is teaching Maura self defense moves on her boxing dummy. Jane is decked out in a black tank »
- Dorothy Snarker
Exclusive: Fox has bought a single-camera comedy project starring comedian Josh Wolf, regular panelist on Chelsea Handler’s E! late-night talk show Chelsea Lately. Wolf will co-write the show with Seinfeld alum Spike Feresten and Michael Morris (Brothers & Sisters), with Chelsea Handler and her friend, In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack, who is married to Morris, executive producing. Also executive producing are Feresten and Handler’s producing partner at Borderline Amazing Tom Brunelle. Morris, Wolf and Brad Wollack will co-executive produce. The comedy, set up at 20th Century Fox TV, is based on Wolf’s early years as a single father of three and a full-time stand-up comic. Wolf is with Parallel Entertainment, Feresten with 3 Arts, Handler, Brunelle & Wollack with CAA, and Morris & McCormack with Gersh. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
USA Network, which is finishing as the No. 1 cable network for a sixth straight year, has long ago secured a place at the big table next to the broadcast networks. Now the top cable network is formalizing its status as a peer to the broadcast nets by holding an upfront presentation and party during the traditional broadcast upfront week in May. USA’s upfront event will take place at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on the last day of upfront week — Thursday, May 17 — in the evening. After years of private dinners with ad agencies, USA Network held its first upfront presentation at the Tent at Lincoln Center last year on May 2, two weeks before upfront week. The network is moving to a higher-profile time slot and a bigger space this year but plans to keep the emphasis on talent with actors from USA’s original series Burn Notice, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
It’s the final Saturday of 11/11, but there’ll be no jaunty celebrating — only brutal battle — for the combatants in Day 4 of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament.
Today, we’ve got crime-fighting characters from Without a Trace, In Plain Sight, The Mentalist, NCIS: Los Angeles, 24, Burn Notice, and Chuck entering the TVLine Thunderdome, and it’s up to you to decide the winners!
Every afternoon over the next few weeks, in fact, we’ll launch another set of bouts that will have you dialing 911 with an emergency of lusty proportions. »
- Michael Slezak
It’s Day 2 of our Ultimate Female Law-Enforcement Crushes Bracket Tournament, and we’ve got undercover agents, military investigators, FBI profilers and rookie cops in the mix — all with one thing in common: They’re total hotties.
Every afternoon over the next few weeks, we’ll launch another set of bouts that will have you dialing 911 with an emergency of lusty proportions. So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for »
- Michael Slezak
Their stated goal is to uphold the law of the land and put the bad guys behind bars, but every TV fan knows that our favorite small-screen cops, detectives, and agents — as well as their colleagues who semi-officially serve in crime-fighting capacities — have a duty to increase pulses and raise the temperatures of whatever rooms they enter.
We recently wrapped up a 64-player bracket tournament for male law-enforcement types — won by NCIS‘ Tony Dinozzo — and since we’re equal opportunity oglers/romantics, we figured we’d better construct a similar showdown for their female counterparts.
Today, we kick things off with hotties from The X-Files, »
- Michael Slezak
On TV this Friday: Chuck battles his Bff’s frosted tips, Nikita smells a (pretty) rat, Dean Winchester takes on a new partner, and more. As a supplement to TVLine’s original feature stories and reporting, here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
8 pm Chuck (NBC) | In what is far-and-away the best episode of the first three, Chuck fears that the Intersect may be corrupting Morgan’s brain, while Sarah helps Casey navigate his relationship with Verbanski (Carrie-Anne Moss). As previously teased, watch for a “tango” of sorts between Casey and Gertrude, and some crowd-pleasing hand-to-combat between [spoiler] and [spoiler].
8 pm »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Exclusive: USA Network has promoted Alex Sepiol to Svp Original Scripted Series Programming. He will continue to report to Bill McGoldrick, also Svp, Original Scripted Programming. In 2005, Sepiol brought Burn Notice to the network as a pitch and supervised the development of what would become one of USA’s signature series. He subsequently brought in and developed White Collar, Fairly Legal and USA’s newest hit, Suits. As Svp, Sepiol will continue to oversee production on the four series. He is currently shepherding two recently greenlighted pilots: the untitled Douglas McGrath project, one of two half-hour pilots that mark USA’s foray into comedy, and an untitled hourlong drama by White Collar creator Jeff Eastin. Sepiol also shepherded the development at USA of In Plain Sight, which had been originally set up at Upn, and the day-to-day production through Season 2. “Alex has consistently demonstrated an eye for shows that not »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
On any given day, Lifetime Movie Network might be airing The Truth About Jane. The 2000 made-for-tv film was about a teenage girl coming to terms with her sexuality, and her mother's struggle to understand it herself. Stockard Channing boosted the film's star power and it was a touching portrait of how a family works together in coming out, acceptance and realizing that unconditional love is what's most important.
So, whatever happened to Stockard and the women of The Truth About Jane?
Stockard Channing (Jane's homophobic-turned-understanding mother)
Although her most famous role will always be Rizzo in Grease, Stockard has worked in both TV and film since 1971. After a starring role on The West Wing, she appeared in Multiple Sarcasms, lent her voice to The Cleveland Show and is now working on a new film (A Fonder Heart) with Daryl Hannah and Rebecca De Mornay.
Ellen Muth (Jane, a 16-year-old lesbian »
- Trish Bendix
CBS’ A Gifted Man will be seeing a very special patient during November sweeps: Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey.
TVLine has learned that Hickey, who won his Tony this year for The Normal Heart and currently plays Sean on Showtime’s The Big C, will guest-star on the Eye’s supernatural-tinged medical drama as Ben, an upscale limo driver for an elite car service.
Ben has a condition that causes him to break into uncontrollable fits of rage that dissipate almost as quickly as they arrived, and what’s more he also is hiding a terrible secret. It is »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
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Question: Will Quinn be meeting her daughter soon on Glee? —Cindy
Ausiello: Considering the fact that Idina Menzel (a.k.a. the kid’s adoptive mother, Shelby) is returning for a major arc, I think it’s probably a safe bet that Quinn (and possibly baby daddy Puck) will cross paths with their daughter at some point. But the $1 million dollar question is whether the inevitable reunion will awaken any maternal feelings in the teen mom. »
- Michael Ausiello
American actor Frederick Weller has joined the cast of CBS crime series Blue Bloods. The In Plain Sight star will play a recurring character in at least three episodes of the show's upcoming second season. According to Entertainment Weekly, Weller will portray a charismatic gallery curator who begins a romantic relationship with Bridget Moynahan's character Erin, only for her to discover he may a criminal. Weller has also made guest appearances in Monk, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (more) »
- By Tom Ayres
Not everybody can stand up to Bridget Moynahan’s beauty but this dude is gonna try. EW has learned exclusively that Frederick Weller — best known for his portrayal of Marshall Mann on USA’s In Plain Sight — will woo Erin (Moynahan) on CBS’ Blue Bloods this season.
Weller will play Jacob, an international and very charismatic art curator who begins dating Erin after they meet at an art gallery. All is well — the handsome man sweeps our gorgeous brunette off her feet — until brother Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) bursts her bubble by saying Jacob is the prime suspect in a high-end art gallery heist. »
- Lynette Rice
USA Network is having a very good summer. They've just announced the renewals of three more of their summer shows, in addition to the earlier renewals of White Collar, Suits, Burn Notice, and In Plain Sight (the latter for a final season).
Here's the press release from USA:
Order Signifies Sweep of Pickups For All Seven Summer Original Series
New York - September 15, 2011 - After dominating the summer television landscape with a historic seven series on-air and capturing a sixth straight ratings win as »
The new episodes will bring that total back to 17. Show runner Stephen Nathan has already constructed the season so that the finale is Episode 13, meaning the additional episodes will take place afterwards and will likely all be standalones. [Source: TV Line]
FX has placed a 13-episode order for the new animated comedy series "Unsupervised" which is scheduled to premiere in January and will be paired with acclaimed returning spy comedy "Archer".
The story follows two optimistic best friends navigating the harsh landscape of teenage life and trying to do what's right without any parental guidance whatsoever. Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Romany Malco, Fred Armisen, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega make up the voice cast. [Source: AOL TV]
USA Network has renewed football therapist drama »
- Garth Franklin
After renewing White Collar, Suits and In Plain Sight, USA Network has now made three more renewals for a handful of their ongoing series. TV Line has word that the cable network has given a third season order to Covert Affairs and a fourth season order to Royal Pains. Meanwhile, the new series Necessary Roughness will get a second season at bat as well. In a bit of standard publicity fluff, USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel said: “USA’s original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air — and every single one of them was great." As for the conclusion of the current seasons of Covert Affairs and Royal Pains, the former will begin airing the final six episodes of the second season on November 1st at 9/8c while the latter will finish out its season sometime later this winter. »
- Ethan Anderton
USA is capping off a very strong summer in the ratings by picking up the three series that haven't already been renewed.
"Covert Affairs," "Royal Pains" and newcomer "Necessary Roughness" were all renewed Thursday (Sept. 15). They will join "Burn Notice," "Suits," "White Collar" and "In Plain Sight" (which is in the midst of a two-season order) back on the cable channel's schedule next year.
"USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air -- and every single one of them was great," network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel say in a statement. "... It's a rare and wonderful thing to announce the pickup of our entire summer of programming."
USA Network announced Thursday that it has renewed "Necessary Roughness," "Royal Pains" and "Covert Affairs," meaning all of the top-rated cable network's summer series have been re-upped.. The new 16-episode orders will activate season three of “Covert Affairs”, season four of “Royal Pains” and season two of Necessary Roughness. The renewals, which follow the season orders of “White Collar”, “Suits”, “In Plain Sight” and “Burn Notice”, were announced today by USA co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel. “USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of »
- Fred Schruers
After dominating the summer television landscape with a historic seven series on-air and capturing a sixth straight ratings win as cable's top entertainment network, USA finalized its sweep of series pickups on all of its summer originals with 16-episode orders of season three of Covert Affairs, season four of Royal Pains and season two of Necessary Roughness. The renewals, which follow the season orders of White Collar, Suits, In Plain Sight and Burn Notice, were announced today by USA Co-Presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel.
"USA's original programming blew through all expectations this summer. We had an unprecedented number of original series on our air -- and every single one of them was great," said McCumber and Wachtel. "The actors who make our shows unique aren't just stars, they are character actors in the finest sense. Our writers, directors and producers truly understand what it takes to create sustainable success. »
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