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MTV Redeveloping, Recasting 'Awkward' Creator's 'Dumb Girls' Pilot (Exclusive)

It's back to the drawing board for MTV comedy pilot Dumb Girls. The cable network has passed on the effort from Awkward creator-showrunner Lauren Iungerich and instead will redevelop and recast the project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The initial concept revolved around twentysomething women who are said to be "dumb about love," with Iungerich noting that she's in talks with the network to return to the project's original concept, which she described as "Awkward 2.0." Photos: Summer TV Preview: 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'America's Got Talent,' 'Dallas,' 'Awkward' "The first incarnation was

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A Conversation with Fright Night's Sandra Vergara

Entertainment runs in the veins of the Vergaras. Sophia Vergara has become a mainstay on Modern Family and is now beginning to break into feature films, while younger sister Sandra Vergara is primed to take the world by storm.

Having done some small TV work here and there, Sandra made her feature film debut with the 2011 remake of the cult classic Fright Night. I had a chance to talk with her about the Fright Night role, her co-stars, and what she's got coming up next.

Most people scoff at the notion of remakes, but I personally thought Fright Night turned out great and your character was definitely one of the highlights. What was it that initially drew you to the project?

Mainly it was that Colin Farrel was playing the vampire. I was like, "Yay!" [Laughing] That, and mostly I loved the director, Craig Gillespie, and I love his film, Lars and the Real Girl.
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Exclusive: Sandra Vergara Talks Fright Night

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Exclusive: Sandra Vergara Talks Fright Night
Actress Sandra Vergara discusses playing Ginger in Fright Night

Actress Sandra Vergara has spent the past few years working her way up the Hollywood ladder through guest-starring appearances on shows like Nip/Tuck and CSI: Miami. This year, the Colombian beauty (and cousin of Sof&#237a Vergara) starred in Fright Night as Ginger, the girlfriend of David Tennant's Peter Vincent. I recently had the chance to speak with Sandra Vergara about her experience working on Fright Night, which arrives on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD December 13. Here's what she had to say below.

I thought the character was probably one of the funniest in the whole movie, so I was wondering if you could talk about your first reaction to reading this script?

Sandra Vergara: You're going to love this one. Guess what? When I read the script, my character didn't exist (Laughs). I was supposed to have two lines.
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David Katzenberg To Direct MTV’s ‘Dumb Girls’ Comedy Pilot

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Exclusive: The Hard Times Of Rj Berger co-creator/executive producer David Katzenberg has been tapped to direct MTV’s half-hour comedy pilot Dumb Girls, from Awkward creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. The ensemble project, which will be produced in-house, revolves around a group of twentysomethings and recently cast Christine Evangelista, Xosha Roquemore, Josh Kelly and Nico Evers Swindell as its four leads. This is Katzenberg’s second pilot-directing gig at MTV. He also helmed the pilot for Rj Berger, which was canceled last month after two seasons. Katzenberg has an existing relationship with Iungerich and directed four episodes of her breakout MTV hit Awkward, which wraps its first season Tuesday.
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TVLine Items: The Voice Squashes Aguilera Exit Rumor, Y&R Vet Finally Returns and More

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TVLine Items: The Voice Squashes Aguilera Exit Rumor, Y&R Vet Finally Returns and More
Christina Aguilera will not be silenced.

Despite reports to the contrary, The Voice exec producer Mark Burnett says that the singer-turned-judge/mentor will not be vacating her big red swivel chair in Season 2 of the singing competition. “Christina is absolutely staying. She is not going anywhere, 100 percent,” Burnett tells E! Online.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Praise the soap gods! Melody Thomas Scott (who plays the presently unseen, but oft mentioned, Nikki Newman) has finally renewed her contract with CBS’ The Young and the Restless, TVGuide.com reports. She will return to Genoa City around Thanksgiving.
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Christine Evangelista, ‘OLTL's Josh Kelly Among Leads Of MTV Pilot ‘Dumb Girls’

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Exclusive: Christine Evangelista (The Joneses), Xosha Roquemore, Josh Kelly (One Live To Live) and Nico Evers Swindell (Prince William in William & Kate) have been cast as the leads of MTV’s comedy pilot Dumb Girls, from Awkward creator/executive producer Lauren Iungerich. The ensemble project, which will be produced in-house, revolves around a group of twentysomethings. It centers on Michelle (Evangelista), who is uber-competent at her job but foolish when it comes to guys. Supported by her stalwart friends — Alex (Xosha), Danny (Josh Kelly), who admits her likes her more than a friend, and Ian (Swindell) — she mounts a plan to get the guy she likes. Iungerich is executive producing the pilot, which starts production next month, with Robyn Meisinger and Kim Fleary. Kelly, repped by Talenworks and Thruline, is a regular on One Life to Live and has not been approached yet about continuing on the show when it moves online,
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Creator Lauren Iungerich Exclusive Interview Awkward

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The MTV series Awkward. is an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life. As seen through the eyes of Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), whose life changes from the moment that a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding that is blown way out of proportion, the half-hour episodes are smart, funny, entirely relatable and leave viewers wanting more, every week. During an exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/executive producer/writer/director Lauren Iungerich talked about how Awkward. came about, the universal notion that we can’t control what happens to us but that we can control how we feel about it, speaking to real high school teenagers to keep the dialogue authentic, the challenges of telling the story in just 30 minutes a week, the increasing popularity of the show that has already lead to a Season 2 pick-up, and even gave hints as to what
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