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Singer Aubrey O'Day gets Oxygen reality show

145725-oday_aubrey_341Exclu: Singer Aubrey O'Day is returning to reality TV, landing her own show on Oxygen.

The former lead vocalist of all-girl band Danity Kane was discovered in 2004 as part of MTV's series "Making the Band." Producer and judge Sean Combs famously fired O'Day during an episode of the show two years ago.

Now, Oxygen's "The Aubrey O'Day Project" will chronicle her attempt to make a comeback in the music industry while working with a demanding team of industry professionals.

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Damon Lindelof on 'Inception' ending (pic)

[Spoiler Alert!] Only the showrunner of “Lost” could take the ending of “Inception” and simultaneously blow your mind and confuse the crap out of you a little further. Here's Damon Lindelof weighing in on the two common interpretations of the movie's last scene ...

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DirecTV rescues 'Damages'

Ratings-challenged FX drama "Damages" has been rescued by DirecTV.

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'Jersey Shore' cast near deal for hefty raise

Cast jersey shore Exclu: The cast of "Jersey Shore" is near a deal for a substantial pay increase.

Though the group's contract negotiations have held up production on season "2.5" of the series, which is scheduled to commence shooting this week, sources tell THR a deal is very close.

The cast initially asked the network for $30,000 per episode -- a 200% raise.

MTV is countering with a number that's close to that figure, and at least a couple key members of the cast are expected to accept by the end of the day. 

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'Gates,' 'Scoundrels' sink into Sunday ratings mire

Another low-rated repeat-filled Sunday, with ABC's summer dramas series "Scoundrels" and "The Gates" falling into single digits.

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David Cross joins Fox's 'Running Wilde'

Cropss The whole "'Arrested Development' Reunion!" stamp on Fox's "Running Wilde" just got a little more accurate -- David Cross has joined Will Arnett and the rest of the cast of the upcoming Mitch Hurwitz comedy as a series regular.

Cross will appear in seven of the 13 episodes playing a radical environmentalist (a part that was played by a different actor in the pilot). This original pilot wasn't a favorite among the critics yet adding Cross into the mix has to be a step in the right direction.

'Will & Grace' vets to run NBC's 'Love Bites'

Hit comedy veterans Jon Kinnally and Tracy Poust have signed as showrunners on NBC's midseason series "Love Bites."

The agreement is part of a two-year seven-figure deal that Kinnally and Poust have made with Universal Media Studios.

The writer-producer duo worked together for years on NBC's "Will & Grace," including showrunning the hit's final two seasons. Later, they helped write and produce another successful comedy, ABC's "Ugly Betty," for four seasons.

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Starz casts 'Spartacus' prequel, firms up story line

Dustin Starz is firming up the cast and story line for its "Spartacus" prequel series, whose subtitle will be the epic-sounding "Gods of the Arena."

Three Australian actors have joined the cast, including Dustin Clare in the lead role.

Clare ("Underbelly," "Satisfaction") will play Gannicus, the champion gladiator in the House of Batiatus before Spartacus came along.

"Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield, who was sidelined for several months after being diagnosed with cancer, will make a brief appearance in the prequel. He has been cleared by doctors to return to work.

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Conan hard at work on new TBS show (pic)

Tweeted Coco: "Rest assured, I'm hard at work on the new studio."

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'Futurama' bounces back (a little)

"Futurama" halted its ratings slide and rebounded a bit Thursday night. The Comedy Central show bounced 10% from last week to 2.2 million viewers for its 10 p.m. airing. That's a good sign for the show, whose audience shrank for the first few weeks of its basic cable revival. 

Thursday cable was led by USA's "Burn Notice" (5.6 million) climbing back up to a number it hasn't seen since its second episode this summer, followed by a strong showing by USA's "Royal Pains" (5.2 million). 

Old Spice Guy ad campaign ends (video)

I haven't been into the whole Old Spice Guy ad campaign but ... gotta admit, I like the ending of this:

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Collins joins NBC's 'The Event'

Clifton Exclu: "Star Trek" actor Clifton Collins has joined the cast of NBC's highly anticipated fall drama series "The Event." (See trailer here)

Collins will play Thomas, a key player in the show's secret conspiracy who will come into conflict with the president of the United States (played by Blair Underwood). 

The actor has made a slew of guest appearances in TV shows over the years, plus appeared in movies such as "Traffic," "Capote," "Crank: High Voltage," in addition to "Star Trek," where he played a Romulan villain. 

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The entire 'Game of Thrones' cast

Reading "Game of Thrones" writer-producer David Benioff's "City of Thieves" right now and it's fantastic; he's a great fit for this project. Anyway, the "Thrones" cast has been coming out in bits and pieces, HBO just released the full list:

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ABC's 'Rookie Blue,' 'Boston Med' climb

Boston ick Following ABC's surprise pickup of newbie cop drama "Rookie Blue," the series climbed in the ratings Thursday night alongside the rest of the network's lineup. 

ABC won the night with "Wipeout" (7.8 million viewers, 2.5 preliminary adults 18-49 rating) rising a tenth to top 8 p.m., followed by "Rookie Blue" (6.4 million, 1.7) and "Boston Med" (4.7 million, 1.3).

"Blue" was grew 13% from last week and "Boston" perked up 18%. 

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Crisis resolved: AT&T frees 'Mad Men'

AMC parent company Rainbow Media and AT&T have reached an agreement over their carriage dispute. "Mad Men" fans can exhale now. 

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AMC's first 'Walking Dead' cast photo

Now this is more like it...

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NBC fall premiere dates announced

NBC's is embracing a very traditional roll-out for its fall lineup. In fact, all of NBC's new shows will be launched within five days during the standard late September premiere week. Here's the plan:

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Syfy's 'Sharktopus' trailer! (video)

At last! Part shark. Part octopus. All Sharktopus. It's here. Happiness.

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'Oprah Winfrey Show' hits all-time ratings low

"The Oprah Winfrey Show" sunk to an all-time low in the most recent ratings report, falling below the 3.0 mark for the first time in the show's history.

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FX sets 'Anarchy,' 'Sunny' return dates

FX just announced its fall schedule premiere dates for "Sons of Anarchy," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League" and the series debut of Shawn Ryan's new private-investigator comedy-drama "Terriers."

Here's the dates:

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