Gervais comedy picked up for full season

Ricky Gervais has had his one-off comedy Derek commissioned for a full season by Channel 4 in the UK. The series features Gervais and An Idiot Abroad’s Karl Pilkington as men working in an old folks home.

Rihanna to perform on Idol

Rihanna has been confirmed to perform her new single on the grand finale of American idol later this month.

Fans to choose new Burn Notice sequence

Burn Notice producers are allowing fans to choose the new opening sequence for the show. Fans will be able to vote for their favourite clip on BurnNoticeFanVote.com.

Cougar Town treated like “ugly stepsister”

Cougar Town actress Busy Philipps says she believes the ABC network treats the sitcom “like the ugly stepsister”. “They moved us around, they took us off the air for months,” she said. “I do feel a little disappointed in how they’ve treated the show.”

 

Rhimes hopeful of Private Practice renewal

Private Practice creator Shonda Rhimes says she is hopeful the series will return for another season. “I’m never going to say that I absolutely know it’s coming back until the network tells me that it’s coming back but I’m hopeful,” she said.

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