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Fran Drescher has insisted that she would never participate in a reality TV program. The Happily Divorced star confessed that she is not a fan of the genre and finds that it presents anything but the truth. Appearing on Naughty But Nice with Rob, Drescher expressed her disappointment that her cousin Aviva recently joined the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City. "I would never [do a reality show]. During the times that reality was so big, sitcoms were so not en vogue. 'We (more) »
- By Jennifer Still
Update: TV Land’s first original series Hot In Cleveland opened its third season with 1.9 million viewers last night. That was down from the show’s second season premiere in January, which drew 2.95 million viewers, from the launch of the Season 2′s second part in June (2.4 million), and of course from Hot In Cleveland‘s monster series debut in summer 2010, which drew 4.8 million viewers. Hot In Cleveland‘s second season premiere led to the debut of TV Land’s latest original sitcom, The Exes, which logged 1.4 million viewers. That was down from the premiere of the network’s most recent new original entry, Fran Drescher’s Happily Divorced, which launched with a 2.4 million viewers behind the summer premiere of Hot In Cleveland and was subsequently renewed for a second season. Note: An earlier version of the story included cume numbers for the Hot In Cleveland (3.7 million) and and The Exes »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The international TV market got underway in Cannes this morning with a flurry of announcements. Here are a few titbits: – ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the TV distribution arm of the Brit broadcaster, has sold the new NBC version of Prime Suspect to over 30 territories worldwide. This is despite the show teetering on the verge of cancellation in the U.S. ITV, which co-produced the remake with Universal Media Studios, has licensed the Maria Bello vehicle to broadcasters including Nine (Australia), Tvnz (New Zealand) and TV3 (Ireland). Prime Suspect drew an underwhelming 1.5 18-49 rating in its second week on NBC. My colleague Nellie Andreeva reports that NBC’s chief Bob Greenblatt is willing to give the struggling show, which got mostly positive reviews, a bit more time. – Meanwhile Shine International, the TV distribution arm of News Corp’s Shine Group, has licensed more than 200 hours of programming to Discovery Networks Latin America/Us Hispanic. »
- TIM ADLER in London
Exclusive: Former TV Land and Ryan Seacrest Prods executive Eliot Goldberg has joined Cmt on the West Coast as Svp Development and Programming. He will oversee development of new programming -- both unscripted and scripted -- reporting to Jayson Dinsmore, Evp Development and Programming. Cmt has been expanding into reality, most recently launching new Thursday series Texas Women and Sweet Home Alabama. It also ventured into scripted television with sitcom Working Class, which ran for one season. Goldberg recently served as Svp Development and Original Programming at a cable network that has found success with original sitcoms -- TV Land. There he developed and oversaw scripted and non-scripted programming. Goldberg was involved in the development of scripted comedies Hot in Cleveland, Retired at 35 and Happily Divorced. His recent reality series include High School Reunion and Harry Loves Lisa. Before TV Land, Goldberg was Evp Programming and Development for Ryan Seacrest Prods at the company's launch. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Valente Rodriguez and Rizwan Manji will "host" the 2011 Feel Good Film Festival. Rodriguez currently stars on TV Land's "Happily Divorced" and Manji can be seen on NBC's "Outsourced." "The Italian Key" will open the festival, which will take place in Hollywood August 12 - 14. "The three-day event features films aimed at both adult and family audiences that highlight positive themes, happy endings, laughter, and capture the beauty of »
Mr. Sheffield's back... only now he's Mr. Sherwood. Twelve years after The Nanny went off the air, series stars Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy are reuniting on Fran's new TV Land sitcom, Happily Divorced. But don't expect romance this time around, as Charles' character has a wandering eye aimed at Fran's gay ex-husband, Peter. Charles gives us a preview of Happily's hilarious August 17 season finale.
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- William Keck
Though the CBS sitcom ended 12 years ago, many will always think of Fran Drescher as her character from The Nanny. Drescher has no problem with that though and has invited two Nanny vets to guest on her new show, Happily Divorced.
On August 3rd, Drescher's mom from The Nanny, Renee Taylor, will play an old friend of Fran's mom on the new series, played by Rita Moreno. On the August 17th season finale, Charles Shaughnessy (Drescher's former TV boss/husband) will play a potential new suitor but, is he interested in Fran or her gay ex-husband, Peter (John Michael Higgins)?
Happily Divorced was renewed for a second season of 12 episodes last week.
Here's the press release from TV Land:
Okilly-dokilly, The Simpsons‘ 2011 Treehouse of Horror installment (No. Xxii, airing Sunday, Oct. 30) is gearing up to be the best ever. Why, you ask? Because Springfield’s own do-gooder, Ned Flanders, is getting a Dexter Morgan makeover — theme song and all! — and EW.com has the awesomely animated video to prove it. Give it a watch here, then tell us how bloody-good you think the spoof looks.
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• Bravo has announced that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will return Monday, Sept. 5 with what looks to be a jaw-dropping second season (per the »
- Megan Masters
Ricky Martin and Nikki Minaj are the new faces of Mac Viva Glam, following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper. They were chosen as a pair because… I really don't know. He's too handsome to wear makeup, and I don't trust her, so the best we can hope for is that the line sells well and raises a ton of money for HIV/AIDS.
Congratulations to The Princess Diaries Heather Matarazzo, who plans to wed her longtime girlfriend Caroline Murphy now that New York has marriage equality. This will be no quick trip to City Hall, with a spring wedding for 200+ guests planned.
While Nom reportedly transported 13 busloads of protesters for New York City, claims that they had over 10,000 people protesting other people's happiest days just don't add up.
- Ed Kennedy
Charles Shaughnessy has signed up for a guest role in Happily Divorced. The actor will appear in the show's first season finale, TV Land has announced. Happily Divorced is loosely based on the experiences of cast member and creator Fran Drescher, who discovered that her husband was gay after they split up. Shaughnessy has now agreed to play Gregory, a man that both Fran and her ex-husband Peter (John Michael Higgins) are hoping to date. The casting marks a reunion for Shaughnessy (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
Here's last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...
"What do you mean the cane's too much?"
Thanks to David for this week's winning caption.
Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Rufus Wainwright turns 38, Daniel Radcliffe is 22, Gus Van Sant is 59, Kristin Chenoweth turns 43, Jennifer Lopez is 42, and Lynda Carter is 60. If you haven't seen it, you must head over and watch watch Lynda's "Rock and Roll Fantasy," which is one of the most awesome spectacles you will ever witness. And below you can see her sing "Could This Be Magic" with a bunch of ghost kids.
Three same-sex theater couples will wed on the Broadway stage of the St. James Theater on Monday night after that evening's performance of Hair. »
“I’ve kept it no secret that I really miss my husband,” Osbourne told AOL TV. “He gets a break [from his tour] at the end of September” — when The Talk returns from summer vacay with fresh episodes — “and so I’ve asked [the show] for a little break so I can be with him.”
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* Sources tell Us Magazine that »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Happily Divorced has been renewed for a second season by TV Land. The comedy premiered in June and is loosely based on the experiences of cast member and creator Fran Drescher, who discovered that her husband was gay after they split up. TV Land has now announced that it has ordered a further 12 episodes, which are currently scheduled to premiere next spring. The network's president Larry W Jones said: "We are thrilled that our viewers have embraced Happily (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
A variety plate of TV snacks for your consumption today, including news on Ryan Seacrest, producer, and a cable-tv milestone:
Katie Couric's first official act as an employee of ABC will be to guest-host "The View" on Aug. 3. She joined the network last month and will host a daytime talk show of her own starting in 2012. [ABC]
TV Land has picked up a second season of its Fran Drescher sitcom "Happily Divorced" to air next spring. The show has been a decent performer so far, averaging about 2.2 million viewers per episode. [TV Land]
Ryan Seacrest will produce a new reality series for Bravo called "Shahs of Sunset." It follows a group of young Persian-Americans as they, and we quote, "try to balance their active social lives with their up-and-coming careers. Armed with chromed-out cars, logo-ridden purses and designer outfits, they've got it and they're not afraid to flaunt it." Programming about rich people on Bravo? »
"Happily Divorced," starring and co-written by Fran Drescher, has been picked up for a second season by TV Land. Twelve brand new episodes of the show are tentatively scheduled to debut next spring. The semi-autobiographical "Happily Divorced" centers on an L.A. florist named Fran (um...that would be Fran Drescher), whose husband (Higgins) suddenly announces he's gay. Instead of going their separate ways, the two live together and maintain a friendship. Drescher co-writes the show with her real life ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson, who co-created the Drescher starrer "The Nanny." The show also stars John Michael Higgins ("Best in Show"), Tichina Arnold »
- Dave Lewis
TV Land has renewed their newest sitcom, Happily Divorced for a second season. Year two will consist of 12 installments while there are only 10 in season one. Year one of Happily Divorced will finish airing on August 17th. Season two is expected next spring.
Co-executive producer and star Fran Drescher broke the news to her fans, excitedly saying, "I just found out yesterday when the president of TV Land called me. It's so exciting. We haven't even released it to the press because I wanted to tell you, our ardent fans who always go on Facebook to follow me, to know first. I love you guys!"
Co-executive producer Peter Marc Jacobson wrote to fans, "Thanks for all your support. We just got a 2nd season. Yay. Could not have happened without you."
Here's the press release from TV Land: »
No surprise here - Fran Drescher's new sitcom for TV Land Happily Divorced has done well in the ratings, so a second-season renewal was a given. TV Land is building a nice streak - all 3 original series it has launched so far, Hot In Cleveland, Retired at 35 and now Happily Divorced, have gone to a second season. Next off is the winter premiere of The Exes. Here is TV Land's release on the Happily Divorced renewal" New York, NY, July 20, 2011 -- TV Land announced today that it has picked up its original sitcom “Happily Divorced,” starring and co-written by Fran Drescher, for a second season with 12 new episodes tentatively scheduled to premiere in Spring 2012. “Happily Divorced,” inspired by Drescher’s own life, also stars John Michael Higgins, Tichina Arnold, Rita Moreno, Robert Walden and Valente Rodriguez. According to Nielsen, “Happily Divorced” is averaging over 2.2 million total viewers, a »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
"When TV Land approached me to give them ideas of shows I may want to write and produce, this was not [one of ...
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Thanks for welcoming our newest celebrity blogger — Ian Ziering! The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum recently welcomed his first child, daughter Mia Loren, with wife Erin.
In his latest blog, Ziering discusses his first Father’s Day, and what happens when he forget to say goodbye to 11-week-old Mia before leaving on a business trip.
Courtesy Ian Ziering
So it’s been a few weeks now and man, has my life changed. It’s now a lot less fun, »
Mia and me on her birth day – Courtesy Ian Ziering
The Beverly Hills, 90210 alum recently welcomed his first child, daughter Mia Loren, with wife Erin.
He can also be found online @Ian_Ziering on Twitter.
In his first monthly blog, Ziering looks back on 9-week-old Mia’s birth and reflects on his first two months as a dad.
It was a textbook birth experience. »
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