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New Jersey has lost a Housewife. Caroline Manzo is shutting the door on Real Housewives of New Jersey, which just ended season five on Bravo. But the original cast member hasn't given up on reality TV - she filmed a pilot for the net, called Manzo'd with Children. Bravo hasn't confirmed the reality star's exit.
Aereo's plans to invade Chicago have stalled, due to "issues with our beta site," the streaming service said in its blog. The company had planned to be up and running in the Windy City by mid-September; a new launch date wasn't announced.
Sunday's Breaking Bad finale might have broken the bank for some advertisers. AMC was reportedly looking for upwards of $300-400,000 for select 30-second spots, reports AdAge. Though that's a big jump from the $130,000ish charge for recent episodes, it's in line with the asking price for NBC's The Office finale in May.
Unforgettable - dropped after its first season, then resurrected as a summer series - has been renewed for season three by CBS. The drama from Sony Pictures TV averaged a 1.4 rating/4 share in A18-49 Sunday nights.
Something old, something new... Hallmark is dishing up both for the holidays, during its first-ever "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" event. In addition to an original film, Christmas with Tucker starring James Brolin and Josie Bissett (Monday, November 25 at 9p), the net will air classics like Holiday Affair (Thursday, November 14 at 9p) and Babes in Toyland (Thursday, December 12 at 8:30p).
A&E Network is developing The Returned, based on a French suspense thriller. The A&E Studios/FremantleMedia
North America co-production is about people long assumed dead who return to town, and the gruesome murders that follow.
Source: Cynopsis Media, September 30, 2013
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