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Portia De Rossi Changes Her Name To DeGeneres

September 23rd, 2010 5:45pm EDT
Portia De Rossi
Former "Ally McBeal" and "Arrested Development" star Portia De Rossi has changed her name again to officially become Mrs. DeGeneres.

The Aussie actress, who was born Amanda Lee Rogers, adopted the name Portia de Rossi when she first became a model - years before arriving in Hollywood.

A Los Angeles judge granted the actress official permission to change her name in court on Thursday.

She'll now be known as Portia Lee James DeGeneres.

The actress married comedienne-turned-TV personality Ellen Degeneres in 2008.

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NBC Cancels 'Mercy'

May 17th, 2010 8:41am EDT
Mercy
Michelle Trachtenberg and James Van Der Beek are the latest TV stars looking for work - their medical drama "Mercy" has been canceled after its first season.

Trachtenberg stars as a nurse in the hospital series, featuring Van Der Beek in a recurring role as a womanizing doctor.

But chiefs at NBC have declined to commission a second series of the show, which launched last September.

The news comes after the recent cancellation of a number of high-profile TV shows, including Hayden Panettiere and Ali Larter's hit NBC series "Heroes" and long-running cop drama "Law & Order."

And network ex...
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ABC Cancels 'Scrubs,' 'FlashForward' & Other Series

May 14th, 2010 11:41am EDT
Scrubs
Long-running medical comedy "Scrubs," "FlashForward" and Alyssa Milano's new TV series "Romantically Challenged" have been axed as part of a cull by bosses at ABC, according to reports.

Network chiefs have allegedly declined to commission a second series of Milano's comedy, which received mixed reviews after its launch last month.

Scrubs, which was rebooted for a ninth season, has also been cancelled along with sci-fi drama "FlashForward" and sitcom "Better Off Ted," according to Entertainment Weekly.

"Scrubs" star Zach Braff sparked rumors earlier this year that the show would be axed a...
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Which TV Show Should Be Saved From Cancellation?

May 5th, 2010 10:51am EDT
Melrose Place
It's that time of year again. The various networks are deciding what to keep and what to throw out as they put together their 2010-11 primetime schedules.

As usual, some shows are canceled early ("Eastwick," anyone?) while others eek it out through the season, desperate for renewal ("FlashForward," "Heroes," and so on).

Network execs are looking at a new crop of freshman dramas, comedies, and reality shows, and they need to make room on their schedules. As a result, poor performing series are given the boot.

So as we say goodbye to some of our favorites that are gone for good ("24," "Lo...
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Emmy Nomination Surprises, Snubs And Shouldn't Be Nominated

July 16th, 2009 3:17pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
To paraphrase Ned Flanders, apparently an Emmy nomination is easier to get than an acceptance letter from Arizona State.

This morning, Emmy tried to one-up Oscar's new rule of ten by including six nominees in the acting categories and a whopping seven in the series categories. Yes, if you made a television series this year, or appeared on one, chances are you heard your name called in North Hollywood this morning.

With so many nominess, it seems impossible that any deserving performances or series were left out. Right? Sadly, no. And, of course, there are plenty of nominees who sh...
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TV Honorees That Should Get Their First Shot At Emmy Nominations

June 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
Aaron Paul
Yesterday, we went over the Emmy nominees who have overstayed their welcome. Those perennial TV honorees that simply don't deserve the recognition they once did or, in some cases, never did at all.

So if they're out, who's in? Surely, there can't be too many nominees waiting in the wings. After all, television professionals choose these awards; they can't possibly leave out any substantial number of qualified candidates in favor of perennial duds.

Unfortunately, that's the way it is. Voters simply don't like to change their ways with regards to voting. It almost seems that a ...
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ABC Unveils 2009-10 Schedule; Announces 11 New Series, Axes 'Samantha Who?'

May 19th, 2009 8:46am EDT
Courteney Cox
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment Group, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2009-10 fall schedule. New fall and midseason series include "Cougar Town," "The Deep End," "Eastwick," "Flash Forward," "The Forgotten," "Hank," "Happy Town," "The Middle," "Modern Family," "Shark Tank" and "V."

"Better Off Ted," "Castle," "Scrubs" and "True Beauty" join previously announced returning series "America's Funniest Home Videos," "The Bachelor," "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing With The Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" "G...
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If You Work In R&D You Are 'Better Off Ted'

April 1st, 2009 10:42am EDT
Better Off Ted
There are flashes of manufactured goods and a gentle female voice-over advertising a company called Veridian Dynamics. The commercial claims, "What we make, makes life better….usually," as video of missile destroying a bunker comes across the screen. The ending tagline says "Veridian Dynamics, Life. Better."

At first you think you are watching a really bizarre advertisement, then you realize that you're actually watching ABC's new comedy "Better off Ted." Each episode begins with an advertisement for the company prominently featured in the series, based on the theme of the episode...
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ABC Announces Season Finale Dates & The Return Of 'Ugly Betty,' 'The Bachelorette'

March 17th, 2009 10:21am EDT
Desperate Housewives
ABC announces season finale dates, which will conclude some of its most popular series, including "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing With The Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Lost," as well as the much anticipated return of "Ugly Betty" and "The Bachelorette."

Dates are as follows (all times are ET):

Wednesday, April 29

8:00-9:00 p.m. "Better Off Ted"

Thursday, April 30

8:00-8:30 p.m. "In the Motherhood"

8:30-9:00 p.m. "Samantha Who?"

10:00-11:00 p.m. "Private Practice"

Friday, May 1

8:00-9:00 p.m...
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'Arrested Development' Cast: Where Are They Now?

March 7th, 2009 11:35am EST
Arrested Development
The family that chicken dances together, stays together. With the February 24 announcement that Michael Cera - the lone holdout - had finally signed on for the long-rumored Arrested Development movie, message boards went bonkers for Bluth bananas.

Cera is easily the most successful and visible post-Bluth. With SuperBad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Sundance darling Paper Heart, this kid has perfected the tentatively awkward comedic timing that made you root for the love story of George Michael and his cousin Maeby.

Where have the Bluths been since we last laughed a...
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ABC Announces New Thursday Night Comedy Block

January 26th, 2009 1:46pm EST
Samantha Who?
ABC announces a new Thursday night comedy block, with "In the Motherhood" premiering March 26 at 8:00 p.m., paired with "Samantha Who?" at 8:30 p.m. In addition, "Better Off Ted" will premiere Wednesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m., following "Scrubs" at 8:00 p.m.

"The Bachelor" will continue on Monday nights from 8:00-10:00 p.m., leading directly into "True Beauty," and "Ugly Betty" will return to Thursday nights at 8:00 p.m. following the run of "In the Motherhood" and "Samantha Who?"

"In the Motherhood" Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines come to ABC in the ne...
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