Morning Briefing

Dexter most-pirated series this year

US serial killer series Dexter has been named as the most-pirated TV series of the year, notching up the highest number of illegal downloads of any series in 2011.

Mirren to guest on Glee

Respected British actress Helen Mirren will make a guest appearance of sorts on Glee, where she will act as the “inner-voice” of one of the characters. Mirren’s will be heard but not seen in the episode.

Gervais working on sitcom pilot

Ricky Gervais is working on a new sitcom with Channel 4 in the UK, featuring in a pilot for a comedy where he plays a “confused” worker at a retirement home.

Cowell admits to X Factor USA mistakes

Simon Cowell has admitted that he made mistakes in the current first season of The X Factor USA. Cowell says he was “cocky” and took the American TV market for granted: “I’m cocky by nature,” he said. “But I’d come off a massive final in the UK, I had adrenaline, I couldn’t wait to put the show on here and it’s gonna take a little bit longer than I thought. I learned that I’m not American – that was a big factor of where I got things right and where I got things wrong.”

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