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‘VMAs’ to Premiere Michael Jackson Movie Trailer

MTV will premiere the official trailer for the Michael Jackson movie “THIS IS IT” during “The Video Music Awards” awards ceremony on Sunday, the New York Post reports. The movie is scheduled for a limited theatrical release beginning Oct.theatri 28….

ABC Picks Up RDF USA’s ‘Secret Millionaire’ After Fox Drops It

ABC has ordered six episodes of “The Secret Millionaire," reports Variety. Six episodes of the series previously aired late last year on Fox. Production on the RDF USA series will resume later this year for a midseason launch. –Alex Jacobius

NBC Plans ‘Leno’ Promo Blitz on ‘Sunday Night Football’

NBC will use “Sunday Night Football’s” game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears to promote the launch of “The Jay Leno Show,” which kicks off the next day, Variety reports. During the game, the network will strategically…

William Hurt and Ethan Hawke to Pursue ‘Moby Dick’

William Hurt has agreed to play Captain Ahab in the German miniseries retelling of Herman Melville’s classic 1851 novel "Moby Dick," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ethan Hawke will co-star as the ship’s first mate, Starbuck. Robert Halmi’s RHI Entertainment…

Discovery Extends Zaslav’s Contract, Examines ‘The Questions of Our Life’

Discovery Communications president-CEO David Zaslav extended his contract through Feb. 1, 2015, and beginning in 2011 will earn a base salary of $3 million plus bonuses, a raise of $1 million annually, says The Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, John Hendricks, the…

Anna Camp to Be a Guest at ‘Office’ Wedding

The highly anticipated on-screen wedding of Jim and Pam in “The Office” will feature “True Blood’s” Anna Camp as Pam’s sister, TVGuide.com reports. Linda Purl also will appear in the Oct. 8 wedding episode as Pam’s mom. This season of…

Disney XD Gets ‘Naruto Shippuden’

Disney XD will start airing the “Naruto Shippuden” anime series in early October, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Naruto Shippuden” is the sequel to “Naruto,” a popular Japanese anime that has aired on Cartoon Network since 2005. “Naruto” and “Naruto Shippuden” are…

Peter Gallagher to Co-Star in ‘Covert Affairs’

Peter Gallagher will co-star in the USA Network pilot “Covert Affairs,” says The Hollywood Reporter. Piper Perabo co-stars as a CIA trainee. Gallagher recently finished shooting the movie “Betty Anne Waters.” –Alex Jacobius

‘The Jay Leno Show’ Beefs Up Correspondent Corps

Owen Benjamin, Liz Feldman, Marina Franklin, Sebastian Maniscalco, Ross Mathews, Nick Thune and Brian Unger have joined the cast of “The Jay Leno Show” as correspondents,  Variety reports. The late-night veteran begins his run in primetime Monday at 10 p.m….

Angie Harmon to Guest on ‘Chuck’

Former “Law and Order” star Angie Harmon is set to guest on next season’s fourth episode of "Chuck,” Entertainment Weekly reports. The new season of “Chuck” will kick off in March on NBC. –Alex Jacobius