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FIRST LOOK/ ON TV/ MEGA MILLIONS/ CASTING CALL/ SUBMISSIONS CALL

FIRST LOOK
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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 8/7/12)
A&E: Shipping Wars (Premiere) at 9pm & 9:30pm
DIY: Extra Yardage (Premiere) at 9:30pm
HBO: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Miami Dolphins at 10pm
WEATHER: Pyros (Finale) at 9pm
SYFY: Haunted Highway (Finale) at 10pm

NBC will apparently lose Sharon Osbourne as judge on America’s Got Talent. Osbourne is reportedly not returning to the show next season because of how NBC treated her son, Jack who was in talks with the network for a starring role on the new reality series, Stars Earn Stripes following his disclosure that he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Osbourne said Jack was apparently let go by the network via email two days before he was to report to work though no signed contract existed between Jack Osbourne and the network.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new fourth season of Say yes to the Dress: Atlanta returns to TLC’s schedule beginning August 24 at 9p. The new season opens with a special episode highlighting country singer Miranda Lambert as she helps her band mate Angaleena from The Pistol Annies find a wedding gown. Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta is produced for TLC by North South Productions.
(Source: Cynopsis)

FX finalized a script development agreement with writer Sidney Quashie and music industry entrepreneur Dr. Dre. The one-hour drama pilot project in development focuses on present-day Los Angeles through the perspective of the music industry and the crime business. Quashie is the Creator/Executive Producer on the project and Dre serves as an EP. Daniel Schnider will be Co-EP for Dre’s company Crucial TV and Brad Bertner is also a Co-EP.
(Source: Cynopsis)

A new reality series, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition was picked up by Lifetime. The new series will feature Dance Moms’ Abby Lee Miller and will showcase 12 girl and boy dancers aged six through 13 as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and a scholarship to the Young Dancer Program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. Pussycat Dolls founder Robin Antin will join Miller as a judge along with dancer and celebrity choreographer Richard Jackson. Kevin Manno from MTV’s The Seven will host the series. Lifetime ordered 10 episodes of the series and slated it to launch this fall. Collins Avenue is producing.
(Source: Cynopsis)

When TBS’ comedy Men at Work returns in 2013, Peri Gilpin (Frasier) will join the second season in a recurring role, reports TVLine. Gilpin will play Alex, the new boss at Full Steam magazine where the main characters played by Danny Masterson, Adam Busch, James Lesure and Michael Cassidy work.
(Source: Cynopsis)

MEGA MILLIONS
Today’s Jackpot is $21 million

Participating States: New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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CASTING CALL
VPE Talent is casting for Nat Geo WILD’s upcoming new series Spoiled Rotten Pets hosted by Beth Stern. The show is searching for people who have unusual pets that are treated better than the owner’s human friends and family. This new series from Picture This Television features pets that are completely spoiled by their owners. Casting is ending soon, so send in information about you and your spoiled rotten furry family members to: www.thepetcasting.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Weingrad Casting, LLC and World of Wonder Productions, behind Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing are now casting for a docu-series following the life and career of a group of competitive on-air weather stars. The series produced by World of Wonder Productions wants to know what happens on and off the air and what it takes to be the best in your market? If you are a weatherman in your city or town and would like to be considered for this show, send an email to: WEINGRADCASTING@GMAIL.COM and include your contact info, your reel and photos.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Grand Prix Productions is casting for a weekly series and looking for families with adult children who have moved home after college. For more info on the project, please email with specifics on your situation along with where you are located to: poloblsd@aol.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

SUBMISSIONS CALL
AMC is launching a new online video contest called Hey DISH, Where’s My AMC? at www.WheresMyAMC.com. This contest is in response to DISH’s recent blackout of AMC network and its sister networks IFC, WE tv and Sundance Channel last month. The contest is accepting submissions through August 29, 2012 and invites fans of AMC to create a 30- to 90-second video about how DISH customers feel about not getting AMC’s shows including The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Hell on Wheels among others. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner. To enter, visit www.WheresMyAMC.com.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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