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Major Crimes Marathon Leads Into Season Three Premiere!

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If you haven’t gotten caught up on TNT’s Major Crimes (Mondays, 9/8C), the network will give you a chance to do so – but you’ll have to be a bit of a night owl. Beginning at 2am (1C), Sunday, June 8th,  the network will run the entire 19-episode season two leading into Major Crimes’ third season premiere on Monday, June 9th (9/8C).

For more details, check out the press release after the jump.

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Television Alert: Reminder Encore Big 80s Weekend!

Don’t forget, this weekend Encore’s Big 80s Weekend marathon. Almost every awesome movie from the 80s is going to air starting Christmas Day, highlights include all the John Hughes movies, Fast Time At Ridgemont High, Back To The Future, Goonies, Wall Street, Purple Rain, The Blues Brothers, Weird Science and more. I looked at the full list last week and couldn’t find a dud in the bunch. I’m back home in MD, so I’ll be able to watch all this 80s goodness on EncoreHD. Just an amazing line up of nostalgia. Also this weekend they will be debuting a brand new documentary about the late, great John Hughes called “Don’t You Forget About Me,” featuring appearance  The mini-press release and full list is after the break.

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TELEVISION: Food Network Premiere Extreme Cuisine with Jeff Corwin

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Wildlife and conservationist Jeff Corwin takes on the Food Network with his new series Extreme Cuisine! This passionate foodie travels the world from Thailand to Peru with a few stops right here in the U.S. exploring the exotic dishes each locale has to offer. Jeff is definitely a braver person than I with his open mind and advnetureous spirit! First stop is Greece. I hope you’ll join him on this wild ride around the globe.

Series premiere tonight at 9pm EST on the Food Network.

TELEVISION: #CrystalChappell Becomes a Twitter Trending Topic on Her Birthday

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As a fan, what could possibly give your give your favorite actress for her birthday that she has never had before? If you are Guiding Light’s Crystal Chappell you get to become the #8 Trending Topic on Twitter.

Today is Ms. Chappell’s birthday so as a present to her, her loving, loyal and wildly enthusiastic fans spent the day adding #CrystalChappell to their tweets to ensure the Goddess herself would make the cut on her very special day.

Not a bad way to spend a birthday. Happy Birthday Crystal!

You can follow Crystal @CrystalChappell and her new web series Venice @VeniceTheSeries on twitter.

Emmy Nominations

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In our ongoing efforts to keep the readers of Eclipse informed, here it is just the list and nothing but the list. No snide comments about who was robbed and what shows should have been on the list but aren’t, other than to say that the usual list of contenders are there, as usual, and sci-fi is ignored, yet again.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Big Love
Breaking Bad
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

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TELEVISION NEWS: Abc Has Released the V Promo, and it’s Good!

Whenever people ask me what my favorite movie of all time is, I always say it’s “V The Original Mini-series.” For me it’s has always been and remains the perfect movie because at it’s core it’s a message movie that’s about something. I’ve seen it over 30 times and read the novel at least as much it’s the perfect example of how to write an adaptation – not just copying a screenplay but actually adding a lot of depth and missing moments to the original work.

I couldn’t gen up the passion to be outraged at ABC’s upcoming remake. I wanted to just pretend it didn’t exist. But this week ABC posted a 2 minute promo clip and I hate to say it, or am happy to say – it’s excellent. It hits all the beats from the original while making it relevant for today’s audience with nicely updated effects that are the same as the original but different. I love that this time around they are inviting everyone up and it seems like they are hitting the religious undertones pretty heavily this time where that wasn’t present in the original.  But so far, I really like what I’m seeing.

TELEVISION NEWS: CW Announces New Fall Schedule

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May 21, 2009 (New York, New York) ? The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2009-2010 season today at a presentation for advertisers, affiliates and national media in the Theater at Madison Square Garden.  The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.

“In just three years, The CW has become TV to talk about, with culturally current, quality programming,” said Ostroff.  “Next fall, we will have great flow from Monday through Friday, starting with the Monday pairing of ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘One Tree Hill,’ which made The CW one of the top destinations for young women this season.  Tuesday night gives us a perfect match with ‘90210’ and ‘Melrose Place.’  And what could be better than our Wednesday night shows from Tyra Banks and Ashton Kutcher – the all-model lineup of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ and ‘The Beautiful Life.’  On Thursdays, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ taps into the continuing fascination young women have with all things vampire, and makes the perfect lead-in for ‘Supernatural,’ which is coming off its strongest year ever.  Moving ‘Smallville’ to Fridays gives us a major player with a loyal fan base to kick off the night.  Top all that off with our heartwarming and humorous midseason drama ‘Parental Discretion Advised,’ from writer/producer Liz Tigelaar, and we have a full slate of great programming to keep our viewers watching, chatting, texting and tweeting all next season.”

TELEVISION NEWS: The CW Pick Ups

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In no surprise to anyone, according to TV.com The CW picked up Melrose Place, Vampire Diaries, The Beautiful Life get thumbs up; Gossip Girl spinoff, Privileged dead. The addition of those three programs likely means the end for some others. Privileged, which had a shot at a second-season pickup, is almost certainly cancelled. The Gossip Girl spinoff about young Lily in 1980s Los Angeles is also looking like a goner, despite being set up by a flashback in a recent episode of Gossip Girl. You can read the full story, here.

TELEVISION NEWS: Gossip Girl Spinoff Dead, Lost Questions Answered, and Dollhouse Tanks

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Our blog partners, the fine folks at TV.com  have a couple of interesting stories going on over at their site today including a look at The Dollhouse ratings tanking. The show ain’t coming back folks.  Check it out here. I don’t watch Lost but the TV.com folks try and answer the 10 questions that are still linguring from the show, here.  And they have this to say about the new Gossip Girl spinoff.

While a new Melrose and The Vampire Diaries are chugging along quite smoothly, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that the ballyhooed Gossip Girl spinoff, featuring a young Lily van der Woodsen (née Rhodes) tromping around 1980s Los Angeles, is “done” as in dead. “Put a fork in it,” said author Nikki Finke, a proven source of inside information.

Whoa, what!? This was a shoo-in for the fall schedule and now it’s done? E! Online has another side of the story, with insiders saying that “nothing is dead,” and everything is still in the race. However, that sounds more like PR spin than any actual scoop. For the record, the CW’s official statement on the situation is “No comment.” Read the full story.

TELEVISION NEWS: Finally someone Shows Class in the Mrs. Universe Mess

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Ok I’ve avoided commenting on the whole Miss Universe controversy because frankly I don’t care. But the crap is all over the place and it’s impossible to avoid. First of all anyone who thinks Donald Trump was going to strip that lying ditz Carrie Prejean of her crown was smoking drugs. Trump doesn’t care about honesty or integrity he only cares about himself and controversy sells, when was the last time a stupid Beauty Pagent generated any kind of publicity?  What I don’t understand is how this ditz (I’m trying hard to avoid profanity) can justify being a jesus freak while lying everytime she opens her brainless mouth. She was on the Today show this morning or yesterday claiming she didn’t take the Nude photos, it was a “wardrobe malfunction,” yeah, right. I hate people like this which is why I rarely do any celebrity coverage at Eclipse. But she won’t go away.  Anyway, finally today, someone does a classy thing – the California Pagent Co-Director, Shanna Moakler stepped down today saying,

“Since the press conference yesterday, I had a chance to think about what has taken place, and I feel that at this time it is in my best interest to resign from the Miss California USA organization,” Moakler said in a statement this morning.

“I cannot with a clear conscious move forward supporting and promoting the Miss Universe Organization when I no longer believe in it, or the contracts I signed committing myself as a youth.”  In my book that’s called class and following the courage of your convictions.