A crowded season on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
February 20th, 2012
01:07 PM ET

A crowded season on 'Celebrity Apprentice'

With 18 contestants, more than we’ve ever seen on “Celebrity Apprentice,” it seems easy for some of the cast to get lost in the shuffle.

And in a way, that’s what happened to legendary supermodel Cheryl Tiegs on Sunday night’s season premiere.

Despite a female team that worked well, for the most part, and raised an extraordinary amount of money under the leadership of Patricia Velasquez (who may be more remembered for her time on “Arrested Development” and the first scene from “The Mummy” than her modeling), it was determined that Tiegs brought the group down with her slow work pace.

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Will Arnett returning to '30 Rock'
October 5th, 2011
03:41 PM ET

Will Arnett returning to '30 Rock'

Even though Will Arnett has his own hit sitcom with "Up All Night," TV Guide reports that the actor will reprise his role as Devon Banks on “30 Rock” this season.

The sixth season of the NBC comedy will start this winter, but there’s no set date for Jack’s nemesis to return. We’ll have to be surprised.

When we last left him, evil Devon had exited the corporate world to become a stay-at-home dad (much like his role on “Up All Night,” except that's minus the evil).

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'Playboy Club' to be replaced by Brian Williams
October 4th, 2011
06:18 PM ET

'Playboy Club' to be replaced by Brian Williams

It was slammed by critics from the very first episode, so it’s no surprise that NBC’s “The Playboy Club” has been axed after just three episodes. CNN can confirm that “Rock Center with Brian Williams” will replace the sexy '60s drama.

Beginning October 31, the newsmagazine show will take over the failed show’s time slot. Until then, repeats of “Prime Suspect,” starring Maria Bello, will air on Mondays at 10 p.m.

Since “The Playboy Club” premiered September 20 to 5 million viewers, ratings have dropped consistently with each episode. The most recent episode had 3.2 million viewers, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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‘Up All Night’ strikes perfect balance
September 15th, 2011
10:04 AM ET

‘Up All Night’ strikes perfect balance

After years of drama dominance, it seems like half-hour comedies are enjoying a bit of resurgence this fall. NBC’s “Up All Night,” starring Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph, may be one of the best in the bunch.

The show’s premise is simple: what happens when you go from being a couple to being a family. Applegate and Arnett play Reagan and Chris Brinkley, a television producer and lawyer whose former partying ways are thrown for a loop by the birth of their daughter, Amy.

Applegate is her usual comedic standout self, but Arnett is just as impressive. It feels like every character he’s played since “Arrested Development” has been some variation on Gob Bluth, but in “Up All Night” he’s toned that persona down to become much more relatable, and it suits both him and the show well.

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