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Wasting No Time: ABC Adapting ‘Traveler’s Wife’ Into Weekly Series

On the heels of its weekend theatrical opening, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” now appears headed to the small screen, as well, as an ABC series, says TheWrap.com. “Friends” creator Marta Kauffman and Warner Bros. Television are adapting the story, which…

TLC Says No to Jon Gosselin’s Ed Hardy T-Shirts on the Air

TLC has begun blurring the brand logos on the Ed Hardy t-shirts that Jon Gosselin has taken to wearing on “Jon & Kate Plus 8,” says the New York Post. Gosselin, who at one point was said to be contemplating…

‘Will & Grace’ Showrunner Gary Janetti Preps New Gay-Straight Buddy Comedy for NBC

Former “Will & Grace” exec producer/showrunner Gary Janetti is returning to the theme of gay-straight friendship in a new comedy for NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network gave a script commitment to the untitled buddy comedy, from 20th…

Tori Spelling Says Privacy Will Ensure Reunion With Mother Candy

"Tori & Dean" star Tori Spelling wants to patch things up with her estranged mother, Candy, she tells OK! magazine in an exclusive interview. “I definitely want to reconcile with my mother, but that’s the wrong word,” the Oxygen star…

Cablevision-Owned Newsday Rejects Ad From Tennis Channel Criticizing Cablevision

Newsday declined to run an ad that the Tennis Channel wanted to place that was critical of the paper’s parent company Cablevision, says the New York Times. Cablevision and the Tennis Channel have been locked in a dispute over carriage…

Author Alleges William Morris Endeavor Took His Idea for ABC’s ‘Shaq Vs.’

Todd Gallagher, author of “Andy Roddick Beat Me with a Frying Pan,” is claiming that his agency, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, approached him about turning his book into a TV series, then turned it into ABC’s “Shaq Vs.” without him,…

Comcast Investors Worried It is Plotting Acquisition

Comcast shares have hit close to their historical lows as some investors worry that all the cash the cable provider has been accumulating to manage its balance sheet will instead be used to make a major acquisition, says The Hollywood…

CNN to Present Third Annual ‘Heroes’ Special on Thanksgiving

CNN will present its third annual "Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" special Thanksgiving night from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Variety reports. A blue ribbon panel including Elton John, Gen. Colin Powell, Whoopi Goldberg and CNN founder Ted Turner will choose this…

Sundance VOD Service to Launch Aug. 26 With Spike Lee’s ‘Passing Strange’

The Sundance Channel will take documentaries and international films to video-on-demand with a new service launching Aug. 26, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Some films will be available the same day as their theatrical release. The service, available initially on Comcast…

News Corp. Breaks Up STAR TV Conglomerate

News Corp. is breaking up its STAR TV conglomerate of businesses in Asia, and laying off about 30% of the 500-person Hong Kong-based staff by next June, according to The Hollywood Reporter. STAR CEO Paul Aiello is among those leaving….