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CNBC: Treasure Detectives (Premiere) at 9pm
CNBC: The Car Crashers (Premiere) at 10pm
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: My Dirty Little Secret (Finale) at 9pm
INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY: Redrum (Finale) at 10pm
USA: White Collar (Finale) at 10pm
Terence Noonan and Meghan Schaefer Spielberg have been named Executive Producers of Warner Bros.’ Bethenny, alongside former Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel and Ellen DeGeneres. The new one-hour daily syndicated talker is set to launch this fall. Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner, Executive Producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” will serve as Consulting Executive Producers of the show, after having executive produced the six-week test of “Bethenny” this past summer. Noonan is the EP of Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show; Schaefer Spielberg was Senior Executive Producer of MSNBC’s daytime programming.
Fox has renewed four shows for the 2013-14 season: New Girl, Raising Hope and freshman series The Mindy Project and The Following.
From zombies to exorcisms! Robert Kirkman, executive producer of The Walking Dead, is developing another supernatural drama. Kirkman is teaming with David Alpert, executive producer of The Walking Dead, Fox International Channels and his Image Comics imprint Skybound and Circle of Confusion on a show based on his upcoming comic series set in the world of exorcism. “Sharon Tal Yguado and the entire team at Fox International Channels have been instrumental in making The Walking Dead the worldwide success that it has become,” Kirkman said in a statement. “I couldn’t resist the opportunity to continue working with this forward-thinking and extremely talented group.” Kirkman and Albert will executive produce the series.
Bounce TV will begin production on the network’s first, original reality series, centered around the daily lives of GRAMMY nominated family gospel group foreverJONES. The network has ordered an initial six episodes with production beginning later this month in Shreveport, LA, the band’s hometown. The series will debut this summer.
Argo alum Scoot McNairy, who portrayed Joe Stafford, one of the Americans who sought refuge in the Canadian embassy in Iran, has landed a co-starring role in the AMC pilot Halt & Catch Fire. He’ll play engineer Gordon Clarke in the computer drama, set in the 1980s.
British actor Lucien Laviscount, formerly of the BBC One drama Waterloo Road, has landed one of the male leads in CW‘s rebooted pilot The Selection.
Kaley Ronayne has been cast as Kat Young’s daughter, Hannah, in Lifetime‘s Army Wives. Kat is played by Brooke Shields.
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