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‘Bachelor’ Contestant on Life Support

A contestant who starred on ABC’s "The Bachelor" was hospitalized in critical condition, and is said to be on life support. People magazine reports that Gia Allemand, who appeared on "The Bachelor’s" 14th season, was taken to University Hospital in…

Video: CNN Gives Viewers a Taste of What the New ‘Crossfire’ Will Be Like: ‘It Sounded Like Cats in a Bag’

CNN aired a segment Tuesday that gave viewers a look at what they can expect on the revived version of the political debate show "Crossfire," and "It sounded like cats in a bag," Deadline.com reports. The segment on "The Situation…

Frank Darabont Ready for Splashy TV Comeback After Exit From ‘Walking Dead’ — His Upcoming Event Series Gets a New Name — This Is at Least Its Third — Along With an Air Date and a Trailer … Watch the Video Here

After leaving AMC’s "The Walking Dead," Frank Darabont is about to return to television. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Darabont’s new project, being billed as an event series, will premiere on TNT Dec. 4. The series, originally…

‘Don’t Trust the B—-’ Creator Resurfaces With New ABC Project

ABC has given a put pilot commitment to the creator of "Don’t Trust the B—," bringing her back to the network following the cancellation of that comedy series, reports Deadline.com. The new project is written and executive produced by "Don’t…

Lifetime Greenlights Project From Company of Prolific Writer/Producer Behind ‘The Notebook,’ ‘Message in a Bottle’ and Many Other Productions

Lifetime has greenlighted a two-hour backdoor pilot from Nicholas Sparks Productions, reports Deadline.com. Sparks is a novelist, screenwriter and producer who has had a number of his works adapted into feature films, including "The Notebook," "Nights in Rodanthe," "Dear John"…

HBO Close to Deal for Cate Blanchett Star Vehicle

HBO Films is putting the final touches on a deal for a project that will be a star vehicle for actress Cate Blanchett. Deadline.com reports that the pay-cable network is close to a deal with actress and writer Julie Delpy…

‘Duck Dynasty’ Won’t Be Going Away Anytime Soon — Show’s Stars Squeeze More Money, More Seasons Out of A&E

The stars of A&E’s hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" successfully negotiated for a salary bump, with the Robertsons now earning a total of more than $200,000 per episode, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. The money will be divided among nine…

What Special Programming Event Had 29 Million People Tuning In to a Cable Channel Earlier This Month? C’mon, Take the Bait

We’re pretty sure you know the answer to this one: Which special programming event set viewership records this month — that’s right, it was Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013, which became the most-watched Shark Week in the 26-year history of…

Drama Series Thriving on Cable After Being Passed Over by Broadcast Net

A drama series that was originally developed for a broadcast network — but never made it onto the schedule — has just been picked up for a second season by the cable network where the show eventually landed. The Hollywood…

NBCU Shuffles Executive Lineup at Syndication Arm

NBCUniversal has done some major tweaking to the executive lineup at NBCU Domestic Television Distribution. B&C reports that Ed Swindler, president of strategy and operations at NBC Broadcasting, will oversee day-to-day broadcast syndication operations. Swindler will take on much of…