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Martha Plimpton to do 'Grey's' arc

Martha Plimpton has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy." Starting with the season premiere of "Grey's," Plimpton will appear as the mother of a young patient. The upcoming sixth season of "Grey's" premieres Sept. 24.... Read more
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The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3D On Ice

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me,” “30 Days”) is set to produce and direct The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice airing Thursday, January 14 on FOX. The documentary special will be the momentous conclusion to the “Best. 20 Years.... Read more
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Jon Heder lands Comedy Central show

"Napoleon Dynamite" star Jon Heder has landed a sitcom deal at Comedy Central. The network has ordered 10 episodes of a new scripted comedy starring Heder as an out of work computer IT specialist who returns to his small home town and moves back in with his parents and younger brother.... Read more
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'Mother' producer eyes new series

"How I Met Your Mother" executive producer Greg Malins has teamed with best-selling mystery novelist Harlan Coben for an hourlong series project.... Read more
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Neil Patrick Harris hopping to Emmys

It should be a "legendary" Emmycast.  Thesp Neil Patrick Harris is in the midst of cutting a deal with CBS and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to host the 61st annual kudos on Sept. 20.... Read more
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Chris Kattan is a 'Middle' man

Chris Kattan has landed his first post-"Saturday Night Live" TV series. The 10-year "SNL" veteran has joined ABC's new comedy "The Middle" as a regular. Kattan, who guest-starred in the pilot, will play Bob, a good friend of fellow car salesman Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton).... Read more
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Meloni, Hargitay seal deal with 'SVU'

Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay have finally sealed a deal that will keep them on "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" for the next two seasons.... Read more
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NBC unveils primetime slate for fall

As expected, Jay Leno will get an early jump on the fall season as his primetime yakker bows the week of Sept. 14. NBC will also give its Thursday-night comedy block a head start on fall, launching its four-laffer lineup on Sept. 17.... Read more
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Noah Wyle in alien-fighting role

Former "ER" star Noah Wyle has signed as the lead in TNT's untitled alien-invasion pilot, marking a reunion with producer Steven Spielberg.... Read more
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Meghan Markle joins 'Fringe'

Meghan Markle has joined the cast of Fox's "Fringe" as a recurring. On the sci-fi drama, set to return for a second season in the fall, Markle will play an attractive, brash and quick-witted junior FBI agent.... Read more
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