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ABC Considering Bringing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Back to Primetime January 12, 2009 11:23 pm

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millionaire-011209Given the critical and commercial success of Golden Globe-winner Slumdog Millionaire, it’s hard not to have seen this coming.  ABC is considering bringing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire back to its prime time lineup this summer.

The show went premiered on ABC 10 years ago, and the discussions revolve around an August return.   TVWeek reports that the show would likely air as a “multi-night event over one or two weeks…as a commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the show’s American debut.”

ABC also wants Regis Philbin to return as host, but since he’s currently working on another game show, CBS’s Million Dollar Password, it’s unclear if he’d be able to.

If the show does return, it would mark it’s second revival on ABC.  Philbin hosted a few “Super Millionaire” events in 2004, with a top prize of $10 million.  There’s also a five-day-a-week syndicated version, hosted by Meredith Viera, that has been on the air for several years.


New Lost Promo December 29, 2008 2:56 pm

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ABC has released a brand new promo for the upcoming fifth season of Lost.  Watch it below.

Lost returns to ABC on January 21, 2009.

New Lost Season Five Promo December 19, 2008 7:12 pm

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ABC has begun airing a brand new promo for the fifth season of Lost.  Watch it embedded below. The new season premieres January 21st.

New Lost Sneak Peek Clip December 16, 2008 4:35 pm

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ABC has released a brand new sneak peek video from “Because You Left”, the fifth season premiere of Lost.  The clip features Jack and Ben talking about the passengers who stayed behind on hte island.  Watch it below.

Hugh Jackman to host Oscars December 16, 2008 11:57 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 81st Annual Academy Awards, ABC, Movies, News, Television.

jackmanhugh-121608Actor Hugh Jackman (“Australia”, “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) has been tapped to host this year’s Oscar telecast on February 22, 2009.  Laurence Mark and Bill Condon, producers of the awards show, called the Australian actor  “a consummate entertainer and an internationally renowned movie star.”

“He also has style, elegance and a sense of occasion,” Mark and Condon said in a joint statement. “Hugh is the ideal choice to host a celebration of the year’s movies — and to have fun doing it.”

Jackman had the following to say in a statement:

“Thirty years ago when I was in Sydney watching Johnny Carson host the Oscars with my family, I never imagined that I’d one day have the chance to be up on that stage myself,” Jackman said. “I am very grateful to the Academy for giving me this opportunity. And, excited to be working with Larry and Bill on what I know will be a fun and memorable celebration.”

The 81st Annual Academy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, February 22nd on ABC.

Nine, Not Seven, Seasons of Desperate Housewives? December 11, 2008 2:43 pm

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desperatehousewivescast-121108TVGuide.com has learned that during a cake-cutting ceremony marking the 100th episode of ABC’s Desperate Housewives, series creator Marc Cherry announced his desire to have the show on the air for nine seasons, two more than he previously announced back in February of 2007 when Cherry inked a four-year deal with ABC Studios.

Possible Grey’s Anatomy Cast Departure December 9, 2008 8:35 pm

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abclogo-513Since some folks treat casting news as a spoiler, I’ll reveal the news about who may be leaving Grey’s Anatomy after the jump.  So click more to find out.


ABC To Adapt DC’s Fables for the Small Screen December 9, 2008 2:14 pm

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fables-120908ABC has greenlit a pilot for a series based on the hit DC comic book Fables.  Six Degrees creators/executive producers Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner are writing the script for the hour-long drama.

Fables was created and written byBill Willingham in 2002 and eleven volumes were released.  The series revolves around characters from fairy tales and folklore living in exile during modern-day New York.

“Their lives become interconnected in vary big way,” Zicherman said. “They share a secret and a bond.”

Zicherman and Metzner wouldn’t elaborate which fairy tale characters will be featured in the TV series, but noted that Big Bad Wolf and Snow White, who are central to the comics, will have a similar role on the show.

“We set up a structure to allow any fairy tale character to show up in any one episode,” Metzner said.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

New Lost Season Five Cast Photo December 4, 2008 6:07 pm

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lostseasonfivecastphoto-120408Check out this brand new Lost season five cast photo.  Lost returns January 21st.  Click to enlarge.

Source: /Film

Lost Season Five Sneak Peek December 2, 2008 6:36 pm

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ABC has released a two-minute sneak peek at the upcoming fifth season of Lost.  Watch it below.  Lost premieres on Wednesday, January 21st at 9pm.

ABC Sets Premiere Dates for Castle, Cupid and The Unusuals December 2, 2008 6:16 pm

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abclogo-513ABC has announced the premiere dates for three new dramas: Castle (March 9th), Cupid (March 24th) and The Unusuals (April 8th).  ABC also set a return date for Primetime: What Would You Do? (January 6th).

The full press release follows after the jump.


New Scrubs Trailer December 2, 2008 10:30 am

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Scrubs makes the switch from NBC to ABC with the eighth season premiere–back-to-back episodes–January 6th.  In the meantime, check out this new trailer featuring actress Courtney Cox.

Braff Confirms His Departure from Scrubs November 26, 2008 3:09 pm

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zackbraff-71808Scrubs star Zach Braff has confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of Scrubs will be his last.  Braff told Israeli site Haaretz.com that he has already left the show (which wrapped its eighth, but not necessarily its last, season over the summer) because “there’s so much I want to do with my life.”  Scrubs premieres on ABC in January, 2009.  In the meantime, check out this new promo.

Source: Haaretz.com (via TV Squad)

Hidden Message Found in New Lost Trailer November 21, 2008 5:17 pm

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ABC’s has released a new trailer for Lost, which features music from The Fray’s “You Found Me”, and the trailer features two flashes (1:35: 2:25, respectively) for a tie-in company called Ajira Airways, which can be visited at AjiraAirways.com (pictured above).  The video features footage from last season and the upcoming season.  Watch it below.

Lost season five premieres on Wednesday, January 21st from 9-11pm, preceded by a clip show from 8-9pm.

Source: ABC (via ComingSoon.net)

ABC Adds To Life on Mars, But Cancels Pushing Daisies and Two Others, While Setting Premiere Date for Scrubs November 21, 2008 4:42 pm

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abclogo-513ABC has decided to order more episodes of Life on Mars, but has decided not to pick up Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone.

The network hasn’t officially canceled the three shows, however, leaving open the possibility of ordering new episodes in the future, although that seems very unlikely. All three shows remain on the schedule for the time being.

Life on Mars, meanwhile, which received an order for four more hours, bringing its first year to a full 17 episodes, will be put go on hiatus starting December 11th, when Private Practice moves into its time period. Mars returns with new episodes January 28th at 10pm, airing after Lost (which premieres its new season the preceding week).

And finally, ABC has set a premiere date for Scrubs. The former NBC series that the network picked up after it was canceled will premiere Tuesday, January 6th at 9pm. with back-to-back episodes for two weeks, before settling into its regular time slot at 9:30pm.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Lost Season Five Poster November 21, 2008 4:10 pm

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Check out this season five poster for ABC’s Lost, which premieres on January 21, 2009.  As always, click to enlarge.


ABC Moves Private Practice to Thursday, Life on Mars to Wednesday November 12, 2008 2:41 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in ABC, Life on Mars, News, Private Practice, Television.
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abclogo-513When ABC announced a few days ago that Lost would be premiering on January 21st and in turn take the Wednesday at 9pm time slot beginning the following week, many wondered what that meant for former time slot occupant Private Practice.  Well, we now have an answer and in addition to Private Practice, the network will also be moving Life on Mars.  According to THR, ABC plans to move Private Practice to Thursday’s at 10pm and Life on Mars to Wednesday’s at 10pm.  It’s unclear at the moment if this is a permanent move, or just a temporary change.

Source: THR

Lost Returns in January November 11, 2008 2:19 pm

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lostcast-72608ABC has announced the premiere date for the fifth season of Lost: Wednesday, January 21st.  The two-hour premiere (9-11pm ET) will be preceded by a one-hour clip show from 8-9pm and will settle into the Wednesday at 9pm time slot the following week (taking over Private Practice’s time slot).  The first two episodes of the 17-hour-long season (one more than expected due to the strike shortened fourth season) are called “Because You Left” and “The Lie”.

Fuller May Return to Heroes if Pushing Daisies is Canceled November 11, 2008 2:18 pm

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heroestitle-81908Pushing Daisies co-creator Bryan Fuller, who worked on the first half of season one of Heroes, said that if ABC passes on a full season or third season renewal of his struggling series, he would be willing to return to Heroes.

“I am exclusive to Daisies through the delivery of the 13th episode of our 13-episode order, which will be mid-January,” says Fuller. “If Daisies isn’t picked up by then, I will definitely be going back to play with my friends at Heroes.”

Source: EW

ABC Orders Full Season of Samantha Who? November 2, 2008 3:16 pm

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The Christina Applegate half-hour comedy series Samantha Who? will see a full season  ABC has ordered an additional seven episodes of the show which is produced by ABC Studios.

The show has held steady in recent airings, drawing 9.6 million viewers and a 2.7 rating among adults 18-49 out of lead-in Dancing With the Stars.  Through three episodes this season, the show has averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18-49, making it the second-most-watched comedy on the evening, behind CBS’s Two and a Half Men.

Source: THR Feed

“Lost” Season Five Trailer October 27, 2008 12:37 am

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A trailer for the fifth seaosn of the ABC series Lost has been found online.  Check it out below.

Lost returns to the air in 2009.

ABC Developing New Sci-Fi Drama September 10, 2008 3:23 pm

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ABC has announced that they’re developing a new Sci-Fi series from Star Trek alumns Rene Echevarria and Greg Berlanti.  The series, called The Return, will focus on a group of extra-terrestrials who land on earth.

Echevarria has worked on other Sci-Fi shows, including Fox’s Dark Angel, USA Network’s The 4400 and NBC’s Medium.  Berlanti’s most recent work includes the ABC series Eli Stone.

Source: Variety

ABC Picks Up Five Series for 2008/2009 Season September 2, 2008 12:47 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in 2008/2009 Television, ABC, Better Off Ted, Castle, Cupid, News, Single with Parents, Television, The Unusuals.
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ABC is adding five new series to its slate of programming for the 2008/2009.  The three new dramas and two new comedies are Castle, Cupid, The Unusuals, Better Off Ted and Single with Parents.


“Castle” is a comedic crime procedural about a famous mystery novelist, Nick Castle, who is bored with his own success. When a real-world copycat murderer starts staging scenes from Nick’s novels, Nick is teamed up with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett and the challenge gets his blood pumping as he steps in to help solve the crime. Nick and Beckett’s styles instantly clash and sparks begin to fly, leading both to danger and a hint of romance. Nick is kept grounded by his Broadway diva mother, quick-witted teenage daughter and his long-suffering ex-wife… who happens to be his editor. “Castle” stars Nathan Fillion as Castle, Stana Katic as Beckett, Molly Quinn as Alexis, Susan Sullivan as Martha, Monet Mazur as Gina and Ruben Santiago-Hudson as Capt. Montgomery. Produced by ABC Studios. Andrew Marlowe serves as executive producer/writer, along with executive producers Laurie Zaks, Armyan Bernstein and Rob Bowman.

“Cupid” is a romantic dramedy about Trevor, a larger than life character who may or may not be the Roman god of love, Cupid, sent to earth to bring couples together. As fate would have it, Trevor is under the care of famous psychologist and self-help author Dr. Claire Allen, who is also dedicated to helping lonely hearts find their soul mates. While she agrees with his cause, she questions whether he’s crazy or really is Cupid. “Cupid” stars Bobby Cannavale as Trevor, Sarah Paulson as Claire, Rick Gomez as Felix and Camille Guaty as Lita. Produced by ABC Studios. Rob Thomas serves as executive producer/writer along with executive producers Jennifer Gwartz, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge and Bharat Nalluri.

“The Unusuals” is a unique comedic procedural set in a New York police precinct. As a cop, it helps to have a twisted sense of humor, because every moment could be your last. Just ask Casey Schraeger, who started her day as an NYPD vice detective before unexpectedly being transferred to the homicide division. She quickly realizes that, not only does everyone in her new department have a distinct sense of humor, but also their own dirty little secrets. “The Unusuals” stars Amber Tamblyn as Det. Casey Schraeger, Jeremy Renner as Det. Joe Walsh, Terry Kinney as Sgt. Harvey Brown, Kai Lennox as Det. Ed Alvarez, Harold Perrineau as Det. Leo Banks, Adam Goldberg as Det. Eric Delahoy, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Det. Allison Beaumont and Joshua Close as Henry Cole. Produced by Sony Pictures Television. Noah Hawley is executive producer/writer.


“Better Off Ted” is a satirical office comedy featuring a successful but morally conscious man, Ted, who runs a research and development department at a morally questionable corporation, Veridian Technologies. No achievement is too far fetched and no invention too unorthodox for Veridian. Need a suicidal turkey? Done. Need a metal that is hard as steel but bounces and is edible? Done and done. Ted loves his seemingly perfect job; he loves his superhuman boss, Veronica, and colleagues Lem, Phil and Linda, but he’s starting to take a closer look at the company’s extremely questionable practices… especially when they try to cryogenically freeze one of Ted’s scientists for testing purposes. Starring Jay Harrington as Ted, Andrea Anders as Linda, Portia de Rossi as Veronica, Jonathan Slavin as Phil and Malcolm Barrett as Lem, “Better Off Ted” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. Victor Fresco is executive producer/writer.

“Single with Parents” is a comedy about Lou, a woman in her mid-30s who is determined to have her own life despite her crazy blended family getting in the way. She’s thrilled that her divorced parents are leading exciting lives really she is except both of them rely on her way too much. Dad needs her as a surrogate parent and Mom counts on her 24/7 as a shrink and confidante. Lou has resolved to finally find a fulfilling life for herself. The series stars Alyssa Milano as Lou, Annie Potts as Elizabeth, Beau Bridges as Joe, Amanda Detmer as Sasha, Meagen Fay as Nancy and Eric Winter as Charlie. Based on her own experiences, “Single with Parents” is executive-produced and written by Kristin Newman. Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Matthew Carlson are also executive producers. The show is produced by FTP Productions in association with ABC Studios.

The full press release from ABC follows after the jump.


“Dancing With The Stars” Season Seven Cast Announced August 25, 2008 2:55 pm

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ABC has announced the cast of 13 new stars that will be a part of the seventh season of Dancing With The Stars.  The three-night premiere event takes place on Monday, September 22nd, with the first results show scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th.  Here’s the list of dancers this season:

  • LANCE BASS – Lance Bass has sold over 50 million records as a member of the phenomenally successful pop group *NSYNC. He also executive produced and starred in a number of film and television projects. In 2002 he successfully trained to be a cosmonaut at Russia’s Star City and was certified by both the Russian Space Program and NASA for a mission aboard a Soyuz capsule. Lance has also released his memoir, Out of Sync, for Simon Spotlight Entertainment. The 2006 U.S. Youth Latin Champ and 2007 World Swing Dance Champ Lacey Schwimmer teams up with Lance to make her series debut.
  • TONI BRAXTON – The winner of six Grammy Awards, Toni Braxton is a Billboard chart-topping singer and actress, selling over forty million records worldwide. Her U.S. number-one hit Un-Break My Heart is the second biggest single by a female artist in history. She has also appeared in two Disney Broadway shows: Beauty and the Beast and Aida. Dancing with the Stars marks her return to the spotlight after a six-month health hiatus. She teams up with season one champion, Alec Mazo, who returns for his fourth season.
  • BROOKE BURKE – A host, actress, entrepreneur and celebrity mom, Brooke Burke has truly done it all. She has graced numerous magazine covers, has her own top-selling swimsuit calendars, and is regularly ranked in men’s magazines as one of the sexiest women in the world. Recognized worldwide as host of the hit travel series Wild On!, Brooke has since hosted several high profile network series, including Rock Star: INXS and Rock Star: Supernova. On the acting front, she has guest-starred on such television series as Las Vegas, Less Than Perfect, Eve, It’s All Relative, The Bernie Mac Show, Monk, Rock Me Baby and That’s Life. Brooke is a mother of four and recently launched her own babystore BabooshBaby.com, a site where she shares her secrets (and some products she used) to get back in shape after giving birth. Brooke teams with Derek Hough who returns for his third season.
  • ROCCO DISPIRITO – The James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef and author Rocco DiSpirito combines his world-class cooking with a passion for empowering home cooks. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Rocco opened the 3-star Union Pacific in New York City in 1997. In 2003 he launched Rocco’s for the reality series, The Restaurant. Rocco will next appear on the A&E series, Rocco Gets Real, beginning in October, along with its companion cookbook, Rocco Gets Real: Cook at Home Every Day. He teams with Karina Smirnoff who returns for her fifth season. Karina teamed with R&B singer, Mario, last season.
  • MAURICE GREENE – The winner of two gold medals, in the 100m sprint and the 4x100m relay at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, track star Maurice Greene was dubbed the “World’s Fastest Man” during his career. In addition to being the former world record holder in the 100m sprint, and winning multiple world championships, he also won silver and bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics. He is the current Indoor World Record holder in the 60m at 6.39 seconds. He teams up with two-time champion, Cheryl Burke. Cheryl returns for her sixth season.
  • KIM KARDASHIAN – Actress, model and reality television star, Kim Kardashian shot to stardom after the first airing of her hit E! reality series, Keeping up with the Kardashians. The series follows the exploits of Kim, her siblings, her mother Kris, and her stepfather, Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner. Kardashian recently completed her first feature film, Disaster Movie and will also be seen on The N’s series Beyond the Break. She teams up with defending champ, Mark Ballas, who returns for his third season.
  • CLORIS LEACHMAN – Actress Cloris Leachman’s storied career has been recognized with nine Emmys, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award. She has the distinction of being the only woman to win eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy. Leachman has starred in a wide range of theater, television and motion picture projects, creating such indelible characters as Phyllis in the TV series Phyllis and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety, and Ruth Popper in The Last Picture Show (for which she won an Oscar and a BAFTA). In 2008 she has already completed three new films; The Women, American Cowslip and New York I Love You. She is in the process of writing her memoir and is currently touring the U.S. with her one-woman show CLORIS! Cloris teams with World Latin Champion and Mark’s father, Corky Ballas, who makes his series debut.
  • CODY LINLEY – Cody Linley will be the youngest contestant ever to compete on Dancing with the Stars. He is best known for his role as Jake Ryan on the wildly popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana, a role in which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award. He also helped the show garner an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Children’s Programming. Cody’s film credits include My Dog Skip, HOOT, Miss Congeniality, and Cheaper By the Dozen. He teams with two-time Dancing with the Stars champ, Julianne Hough who returns for her fourth season.
  • SUSAN LUCCI – As the most famous face in daytime television history, Lucci has held audiences spellbound for years as the sexy, sassy, beautiful woman you love to hate, Erica Kane on All My Children. In May 1999, all of America stood and cheered when Susan Lucci won the Emmy Award for Best Actress. While competing on the show, she will continue her work on All My Children, and celebrate her 10,000th episode this November. In addition to her performances on Broadway and in cabarets across the country, Susan is an entrepreneur, having launched successful cosmetic, fashion, and jewelry lines on HSN. She teams with Tony Dovolani who returns for his sixth season.
  • MISTY MAY-TREANOR – Beach Volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh captured their second Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and became the first team ever to repeat as back-to-back champs. The victory also marked their 108th straight match win. Misty and Kerri were distinguished as AVP Team of the Year for four consecutive years (2003 through 2006). Misty was also named Most Valuable Player in 2005 and 2006, Best Offensive Player in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and Best Defensive Player in 2006. She now joins a new teammate, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who returns for his fifth season.
  • TED MCGINLEY – Actor Ted McGinley’s extensive television credits include Married&with Children, Hope & Faith, Happy Days, recurring roles on the critically-acclaimed series The West Wing, Sports Night, Charlie Lawrence, Dynasty, and The Love Boat. He has also starred in such films as Pearl Harbor, Daybreak, Dick, Major League: Back to the Minors, Wayne’s World 2, and the cult hit Revenge of the Nerds. Newcomer Inna Brayer will be paired with Ted. Inna is the current US Amateur 10 Dance Champion.
  • JEFFREY ROSS – Comedian Jeffrey Ross a.k.a. the “Roastmaster General,” has delivered numerous show stopping performances at celebrity roasts honoring the likes of William Shatner, Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, Bob Saget and Emmitt Smith, inspiring New York Magazine to crown him The Meanest Man in Comedy. As a comic, Jeff has appeared on several late night and morning shows Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The View. Jeff’s other TV credits include Weeds and C.S.I. He has also appeared in such films as the Farrelley Brothers’ Stuck on You, and the critical sensation, The Aristocrats. Jeff continues to tour regularly. He teams with Edyta Sliwinska, who is the only pro to compete in all seven seasons of Dancing with the Stars.
  • WARREN SAPP – Recently retired defensive tackle and Superbowl Champion Warren Sapp played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders during his 13 year career. His 96.5 career sacks are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle in the NFL. Warren was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1999, played in seven consecutive Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003. This Fall, Warren will co-host Showtime’s Inside the NFL and will be a studio analyst and game commentator for the NFL Network. He is teamed with Kym Johnson who returns for her fifth season.

The full press release follows after the jump.


Matthew Fox of “Lost” Gets Pay Raise; Other Cast Members Also Re-Negotiating August 19, 2008 6:20 pm

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Mathew Fox is the first of the principal cast of Lost to ink a new deal. The actor, who with Evangeline Lilly entered into negotiations with ABC on a new contract, will now be paid about $225,000 per episode (up from about $150,000 per episode). A deal still hasn’t be struck with Lilly, and also, upon hearing about the contract negotiations of the show’s two main stars, many of the show’s supporting cast have entered into their own renegotiation’s. They’re currently paid in the $80,000-$90,000 per episode range.