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Cibrian Joins ‘CSI: Miami’ Team

Eddie Cibrian is joining the cast of CBS’ "CSI: Miami" as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter says. Cibrian will play an officer from Hollywood who joins the Miami team. –Vlada Gelman

Nickelodeon Slates Weekend Marathon for ‘SpongeBob’ 10th Anniversary

Nickelodeon is celebrating the 10th anniversary of “SpongeBob SquarePants” with the “Ultimate SpongeBob SpongeBash Weekend” on July 17-19. The weekend marathon hosted by Patchy the Pirate will feature 50 hours of “SpongeBob” programming, including 11 brand-new “SpongeBob” premieres and a…

Comedy Productions for Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence’s production company Runteldat has script commitments for an animated comedy at Fox and a single-camera family show at Starz, The Hollywood Reporter says. The Fox show is being written by Rodney Barnes and is based on his coming-of-age…

Blue Cast as ‘Smallville’s’ Zod

British actor Callum Blue will play General Zod on The CW’s "Smallville" next season, The Hollywood Reporter says. Blue’s credits include "Dead Like Me," "The Tudors" and "Secret Diary of a Call Girl." –Vlada Gelman

‘Fringe’ Casts Markle; Palicki Returns to ‘Supernatural’

Meghan Markle has been cast in a recurring role on Fox’s "Fringe," The Hollywood Reporter says. Markle will play "an attractive, brash and quick-witted junior FBI agent." Meanwhile, "Friday Night Lights’" Adrianne Palicki will reprise her role as Jessica on…

Longtime ‘Chicago Tonight’ Anchor Callaway Passes Away

John Callaway, who hosted WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight” for 15 years before retiring in 1999, died Tuesday in Racine, Wis., of a heart attack, the Chicago Tribune says. Callaway, who later hosted a documentary series and continued to do the interviews…

MTV Networks Axes 75 Jobs; MTV Reveals Development Slate

MTV Networks has cut around 75 staff today, Broadcasting & Cable reports. "We have been taking a look at our business and how to position ourselves for future growth. It’s pretty much the economy," a spokeswoman confirmed. Most of the…

‘Jon & Kat Plus 8,’ ‘Secret Life’ Set Ratings Records

TLC’s “Jon & Kate Plus 8” continues to break records. Monday night’s episode was the show’s most-watched episode, delivering 10.6 million viewers, the Hollywood Reporter says. The previous record was 9.8 million viewers for this season’s much anticipated premiere. Meanwhile,…

AMC Orders ‘Rubicon’ to Series

AMC has picked up "Rubicon," a political thriller starring Miranda Richardson and James Badge Dale, Variety reports. The network has ordered 12 episodes of the series created by Jason Horwitch, who will serve as showrunner. "Rubicon," which comes from Warner…

Production for TruTV’s In Session Moves to HLN

TruTV is shifting production and business operations of its daytime courtroom trials block In Session to HLN. The block will retain its name, with production moving from New York to a studio built by HLN in Atlanta. HLN will assign…