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Ryan Seacrest To Start His Own Cable Channel!

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Still early on in the process, but it looks like Ryan Seacrest may be teaming up with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG to start a new cable channel.

Pretty ambitious, Seacrest! You've come a long way, bb.

The new network would be music/pop culture/lifestyle themed, and while Seacrest may have an on-screen presence on the channel, it's looking like he'll mostly be working behind the scenes on this one.

Programming for the network would include footage from AEG's concerts/live venues, as well as other TBD programs, which Seacrest would help put together through his vast network of industry connections.

To get this channel going, Seacrest is likely to utilize his relationship with Comcast's president/CEO Ted Harbert, in an effort to secure distribution. Given the fact that Comcast has plans to merge with NBC Universal, Harbert is going to be a pretty useful BFF to have on the inside for Seacrest!

Those of you who may be concerned about Ryan's future with the E! Network, fear not! Sources are emphasizing the fact that Seacrest will continue his co-anchor duties on E! News, as well as his work as a producer of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

What do U think about Ryan Seacrest starting his own channel?

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USA Network Renews All Original Programming For Another Season!

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Wow!

USA must be doing something right, because nothing got the axe!

The network announced today that their entire line-up of programming will be returning next year, with Royal Pains, White Collar, and Psych all being renewed for another season.

Their other shows, In Plain Sight, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent were all previously renewed.

Programming President Jeff Wachtel says:

"It's a wonderful validation that the shows are working. Though it's lovely to celebrate success, it also allows us to push out — you don't want to alienate your base, but you don't want to sit still. In our early days, original programming was seen as an elective. It's not an elective anymore, but it's also not an imperitive to fill time slots. We're still able to be more hand-crafted. We're not going to get to the point of, 'oh my god, we need a comedy block on Monday nights.' It's still going to remain 'no show before its time.'"

Congratulations!

That's a pretty amazing feat, even for cable networks!

What do U think?? Are U excited to see all of these shows coming back??

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Ty Pennington To Get A Daytime Show?

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Maybe!

Ty Pennington's contract with ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition ends in spring of 2012 and now his team is working on getting the host a daytime show as well.

They're looking into other networks besides ABC and are hoping for a transition similar to Joy Behar's from daytime to primetime who also kept both time slots on The View on ABC and her own show on HLN.

Audience research suggests he'd do well with a daytime show and we don't see why not!

He's a hit considering his Q scores run higher than all daytime hosts aside from Ellen DeGeneres!

Do U want to see Ty on daytime?

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