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Meg Ryan to Visit HBO’s ‘Curb’

Meg Ryan will guest star in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm’s" new season, Entertainment Weekly reports. The seventh season of the Larry David sitcom returns to HBO in September. –Vlada Gelman

Reveille Signs ’30 Rock’s’ Thompson to Holding Deal

Reveille has made a talent holding deal with 13-year-old actor Bobb’e J. Thompson, Variety reports. Reveille seeks to develop a sitcom around the actor, who has a semi-regular role on "30 Rock" and has appeared in the films "Land of…

Bissett Returns to Old ‘Melrose Place’ Address

Josie Bissett will guest star in The CW’s "Melrose Place," People reports. Bissett will appear in at least one episode as the sister of Laura Leighton’s Sydney Andrews, her character from the original series. She may do more episodes. The…

Genachowski, McDowell FCC Nominations Advance

The Senate Commerce Committee approved the nominations of Julius Genachowski and Robert McDowell to the FCC in an off-the-floor markup that will speed up the path to a full Senate vote, sources told Broadcasting & Cable. The action could pave…

Upfront Standoff Begins to Show Signs of Breaking

The upfront ad sales market could begin before the July 4 weekend, Broadcasting & Cable says. Some agencies have started registering their budgets, a sign that substantive talks could be set to begin soon. –Elizabeth Jensen

WWE Punks Media

WWE faked out media organizations including TV Guide and Bloomberg this week with its false announcement that it had sold “Monday Night Raw” to Donald Trump, Variety says. In fact, the USA Network show was never up for sale, and…

McGoldrick Returns to USA as SVP of Scripted Programming

Bill McGoldrick is making his return to USA Network, The Hollywood Reporter says. McGoldrick will serve as senior VP of scripted programming, replacing Jackie de Crinis, who will continue to oversee management of original series and pilot production. McGoldrick joined…

USA’s ‘Royal Pains,’ ‘Burn Notice’ Continue to Grow

USA Network’s "Royal Pains" is on a roll. Ratings for the third episode of the new series increased 17% from last week to 6.5 million viewers, The Hollywood Reporter says. The show has grown with each new episode, building on…

Heigl to Stay With ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ as Knight Exits

Katherine Heigl will be back on "Grey’s Anatomy" next season, The Hollywood Reporter says, citing unnamed sources. The actress’ option has been picked, sources tell the trade, indicating that her cancer stricken character will survive. There had been speculation that…

Despite Big Publicity Bump With Palin Controversy, Conan Beats Dave in All Demos; But in Total Viewers Conan Only Leads by 100K

“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” won every key demographic in its second week on the air, including adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54. While the total viewers race was close, “The Tonight Show” beat timeslot competitor “Late…