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Roman HolidayHomeland has added a Gossip Girl actor to its third season.

William Abadie will join the drama series for its new season, playing the role of a journalist named Alan Bernard.

Abadie is best known for his recent role on Gossip Girl and has had parts in 90210 and Chuck in the past.

Other new additions to the season three cast include Amy Morton (Up in the Air), David Aaron Baker (Boardwalk Empire), Joanna Merlin (Law and Order: SVU) and Tracy Letts (Prison Break).

GossipGirlAcapulco

It’s Gossip Girl… Mexican style.

While the original Gossip Girl wrapped late last year, fans of the series can still get their fix thanks to Gossip Girl: Acapulco.

The Mexican series is one of a number of international spin-offs, with China and Turkey also releasing their own versions of the New York-set series.

However, this version looks to be the only one where they have tried to produce a product as close to the original as possible. The characters will have different names though. Continue reading »

When storm Sandy dug her claws into the East Coast of the US, the entertainment industry was hardly the biggest concern when both lives and livelihoods were at stake across several states.

But in the aftermath of the storm, the Hollywood Reporter has detailed the effect the violent weather had on the TV industry in New York.

When Sandy hit New York, there were 21 TV series currently in production in the city including Person of Interest, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock and new Kevin Bacon drama The Following. Continue reading »

MuchMusic kick-starts the fall television season with a jam-packed schedule of exclusive premieres, buzz-worthy series, blockbuster movies, and the return of fan favourites.

New competition series Oh Sit! (Aug. 15) doesn’t take a back seat! Hosted by Jamie Kennedy (Scream, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Ghost Whisperer) and MTV Canada’s own Jessi Cruickshank (The After Show) this new, high energy competition takes musical chairs to a whole new level.

Raising the bar on music competitions, The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep (Aug. 16) features superstar mentors Joe Jona, Queen Latifah, and Nelly. And Much moves in the right direction with the exclusive premiere of hot new reality series, All The Right Moves (Sept. 4). Continue reading »

Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. ET on MuchMusic

Love hasn’t always been an easy subject for Blair, this time around she must choose between the romantic and dedicated Dan or the love of her life Chuck. Nate decides to take the big leap and asks Lola to move in with him. In adult land Lily has to make an important decision about her marriage.

The new year is looking like a scorcher on Much as the channel announces steamy winter premieres.

Viewers will be star-struck with the new, sexy original series THE L.A. COMPLEX (Jan. 10).

DEGRASSI fans get the behind-the-scenes scoop with info nuggets and factoids with the premiere of DEGRASSI TMI (Jan. 16).

Hot fan faves return with all-new eppys of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (Jan. 2)  THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Jan. 6), THE SECRET CIRCLE (Jan. 6), and GOSSIP GIRL (Jan. 16).

 

See full list of programming below.

 

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS – *New Episodes*

Returns Mondays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 2

A month has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer were arrested, and a lot has changed in Rosewood, and with the girls. No longer the mighty four besties, the Liars are at each others’ throats, with Emily being iced out completely. But what could have divided them so severely? Has “A” finally won the game of divide and conquer? With Emily truly on her own, is she ripe for “A’s” picking?

 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – *New Episodes*

Returns Fridays at 8 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 6

Our favourite vamps are back to slay a few more times before the season comes to a close. In the episode premiering Jan.6, turmoil comes to Mystic Falls and to Stefan and Klaus. Will there be a new deal, or will a fight of epic proportion begin?

 

THE SECRET CIRCLE – *New Episodes*

Returns Fridays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 6

The new year is more intense and powerful than last as Cassie’s powers get that much darker. Francis Balcoin, the newest ancestor in town has Cassie revealing the dark power that lives within her ancestry. The circle learns of this inherited gene and just how powerful it really is. Whatever it is Cassie has in her blood, it’s sure to cause a stir. 

 

DEGRASSI TMI – *Re-charged Season 11*

Monday-Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 16

Just when viewers thought DEGRASSI had covered every teen experience imaginable, along comes DEGRASSI TMI, its sassy little sister! The “TMI” stands for “too much information” and that is exactly what is delivered. A motley team of DEGRASSI experts and ace banterers give viewers a fresh take at the award-winning show. There is trivia, insider info and random commentary, all delivered via drop-in windows during each episode. It’s kind of like watching DEGRASSI with your know-it-all BFF, who just won’t keep quiet.

 

THE L.A. COMPLEX – *New Series*

Premieres Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 9 p.m. ET

Full of new relationships, salacious temptations and make-it-or-break it decisions, THE L.A. COMPLEX’s coming-of-age dwellers grapple with life’s defining moments as they deal with the unreality of the show-biz industry. In the series premiere “Down in L.A.” after getting evicted and finding herself broke and desperate, Abby finds a place to crash at “The Lux” motel in Los Angeles. Here, she meets a group of like-minded, displaced dreamers and after a series of missed opportunities, mishaps, and a broken down vehicle, Abby starts to wonder if it’s time to go back to Toronto and give up her dreams, or if tomorrow will be her day?

 

GOSSIP GIRL – *New Episodes*

Returns Mondays at 9 p.m. ET, beginning Jan. 16

Riding in town cars with boys may sound appealing but for Chuck, Blair and her baby, it means life or death. If the newly reunited duo survive the crash, will this change the fate of their relationship? Will memories be lost?    

MuchMusic is THE one-stop-shop for a monster line-up this fall with the thrilling premieres of highly-anticipated new series, and returning fan favourites.

September is off to a chilly start with the premiere of a killer new series, DEATH VALLEY (Sept. 6) exclusively on Much, the bewitching new drama THE SECRET CIRCLE (Sept. 16), and the return of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (Sept. 16).

Speaking of wicked, more catty drama is set to unfold with the return of GOSSIP GIRL (Sept. 26) with all new episodes exclusively on Much.  

If that’s not enough to slay viewers, the bloody-good horror-comedy TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL(Sept. 6) makes its debut on MUCH. Honouring some frighteningly good Canadian musical talents is POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2011, (Sept. 19) streaming live exclusively on muchmusic.com, and airing on Much, Sept. 24.

Viewers can expect more thrilling programming in October with the premiere of SCARE TACTICS, a reality series hosted by Tracy Morgan and DEGRASSI fans can prep for Halloween with an all-new, one-hour spook-tacular special. Also returning is MuchOriginal series BORN TO BE.

 

MuchMusic Premieres

 

DEATH VALLEY – **New Series** 

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on MuchMusic 

DEATH VALLEY is the dark comedy that follows the cops that capture the monsters, and the camera crew that captures the cops. This ground-breaking series follows the horrific yet comedic exploits of the newly formed Undead Task Force (UTF), a division of the LAPD created to combat the emergence of monsters in the San Fernando Valley. Death Valley showcases the outrageous and courageous men and women working the toughest beat in the US: Death Valley.

 

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL – **New Series** 

Premieres Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 9:30 p.m. ET on MuchMusic 

The Book of Pure Evil is on the loose in the halls of Crowley High. The book is full of awesome power and the ability to make your deepest darkest dreams come true, but at a horrifying cost. Standing in the way between the end of the world and The Book of Pure Evil is one teenager named Todd. He’s flunking math, but he’ll save our asses, whether he likes it or not.

 

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE 2011 

Exclusive TV Broadcast on Saturday, September 24 at 10 p.m. ET

Live stream of the event on muchmusic.com, Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET  

POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE is one of the most coveted awards in Canadian music

and MuchMusic helps celebrate its 6th anniversary at the legendary Masonic Temple in

Toronto. A group of esteemed music journalists, broadcasters, and music bloggers reveal the winner of the $30,000 prize for the best full-length Canadian album. Co-hosted by MuchMusic’s Damian Abraham, the gala on Sept. 19 will feature performances by Short Listed artists Austra, Braids, Galaxie, Hey Rosetta!, Ron Sexsmith and Timber Timbre.

 

SCARE TACTICS – **New Series**

Season 5 Premieres October (TBA)

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan of 30 ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE returns as host and executive producer of this the frighteningly funny hidden-camera show. Now in its fifth season, SCARE TACTICS has friends and loved ones setting unsuspecting victims in elaborately staged and scary situations involving movie-style special effects and makeup. The horror hoaxes are skilfully designed to tap into the wildest fears of the prank’s prey. Viewers laugh along to the hilarious reactions of the series stars as they are caught off guard and on camera.

 

DEGRASSI

DEGRASSI **All-New Special**

Premieres October (TBA)

School may not be out in October, but the kids of DEGRASSI are in for a treat…or a trick with this one-hour gripping special.

 

Returning Favourites

 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – ** Returning Series ** 

Season 3 Premieres Friday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET 

Season three opens the door to learn more about Klaus and The Original Family as his motives for wanting Stefan on his side are finally revealed.  As Stefan sinks deeper into the dark side, Damon and Elena struggle with the guilt of their growing bond even as they work together to bring Stefan back from the edge.  The ghosts from Jeremy’s past have a powerful message they’re trying to deliver to him, not to mention the impact they’re having on his relationship with Bonnie. And as Caroline and Tyler grow closer, a war erupts between their families.

 

GOSSIP GIRL** Returning Series **

Season 5 Premieres Monday, Sept. 26 at 8 p.m. ET

GOSSIP GIRL is based on the lives of privileged Manhattan prep school teens that learn all the important news and gossip from the all-knowing, albeit ultra-secretive, blogger Gossip Girl. The finale saw the return of Georgina and Constance Billard mean girls Kati and Is, a performance by Airborne Toxic Event and, some very juicy cliffhangers.

 

BORN TO BE – ** Returning MuchOriginal Series**

Premieres October (TBA)

From humble roots to world chart domination, this in-depth career capsulizer exposes the gritty details, life events, and character traits behind the best selling artists in the biz.  Each episode features performance highlights along with news, interviews, and video clips from Much’s extensive archive that showcase the pinnacle moments in the artist’s life.

The teens have spoken and it seems The Vampire Diaries is the overwhelming TV favourite among the younger generation.

The sci-fi drama picked up a bunch of awards at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards, which were hosted by The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco.

Here is the list of winners in the Television categories:

 

Choice TV Show — Comedy

Glee

 

Choice TV Show — Drama

Gossip Girl

 

Choice TV Show — Fantasy/Sci-Fi

The Vampire Diaries

 

Choice Reality Show

Jersey Shore

 

Choice TV Male Scene Stealer

Michael Trevino, The Vampire Diaries

 

Choice TV Female Scene Stealer

Katerina Graham, The Vampire Diaries

 

Choice TV Villain

Justin Bieber, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

 

Choice TV Show Drama — Actress

Blake Lively, Gossip Girl

 

Choice TV Actor — Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries

 

Choice TV Actress — Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries

 

Choice TV Actor — Comedy

Cory Monteith, Glee

 

Choice TV Breakout Star

Darren Criss, Glee

 

Source: Rickey.org

Elizabeth Hurley has been confirmed to join the fifth season of Gossip Girl.

According to TV Line, the British model/actress will feature on the drama series in a multi-episode arc as a media mogul called Diana Payne.

Executive producers Stephanie Savage and Joshua Safran described Hurley’s character as “a sexy, smart, self-made media mogul and all-around force to be reckoned with”.

“Diana’s entrance on the Upper East Side will change the lives of all our characters – including, and especially, Gossip Girl herself,” the pair said.

“Elizabeth’s sense of humour, intelligence and beauty fit the GG world perfectly. We feel very fortunate to have her.”

Source: Digital Spy

Reps for Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively have denied that the actress is involved in the supposed nude photos that have hit the internet this week.

The actress is said to feature in the iPhone snaps which are believed to be a few years old.

However, Lively’s publicist has said the images are 100 per cent fake.

“The photos of Blake Lively which have just surfaced on various websites … are 100 percent FAKE,” a spokesperson for the actress said.

“Blake has never taken nude photos of herself.”

Source: Daily Telegraph, Celebutopia