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Judge Tosses Hayden Christensen's Television Lawsuit

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You can't win them all!

Hayden Christensen and his brother Tove filed a lawsuit against the television network USA for allegedly ripping off their their proposal for a TV series about a doctor who makes housecalls to the rich and famous.

Sound familiar?

The brothers said that they pitched an idea for a comedic-drama about a "concierge" doctor show called Housecall in 2005.

Although execs found the idea "fascinating", they passed, but their lawsuit claims they developed their own version Royal Pains instead.

While we can see Hayden and Toves reasoning for filing suit, a federal judge said their breach-of-contract claims were trumped by federal law "concerning materials that are not copyrightable, such as ideas."

Sorry fellas! It doesn't sound like they are giving up hope though, because their lawyer said:

"We are disappointed with the ruling and hope to have it reversed on appeal."

Good luck!

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In Plain Sight's Mary McCormack Is Preggers

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Who ISN'T pregnant these days??

Mary McCormack, star of USA Network's In Plain Sight, is expecting her third child with producer Michael Morris.

Luckily for her, she won't be hiding behind couch pillows and large handbags because the pregnancy will be written in the show's storyline.

Mary says, "The upside of being knocked up along with my character – no need for stunt boobs."

She already has a 6-year-old daughter named Margaret and a 3-year-old named Rose.

It's gonna be a busy household!

Congrats!

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Joey McIntyre's Leaving The Block For TV Role

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Psych!

No, no. We're not kidding. That's just the show he'll be on!

Joey McIntyre from New Kids On The Block, now NKOTBSB, is taking a break from the group to film a guest-spot on the USA Network series, Psych. He's been cast as a "buff new officer" who shows up with a "mysterious secret."

Well, buff he most certainly is! HA!

Congratz, Joey! Hopefully this will be a lot of fun for you!

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Wrestling Reality Show Returns!

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Guess the competition shows are not slowing down. We have chefs, clothing designers - and now wrestlers!

USA Network has picked up WWE Tough Enough, an hourlong reality show where 12 contestants compete to be the next big wrestler. The winner gets a contract with the WWE.

The show isn't new. It aired on MTV in 2001 for three years and moved to UPN for an additional season.

Kevin Dunn, exec VP of television production at WWE, said:

"For years, the return of 'Tough Enough' has been one of the most talked about and speculated topics amongst reality show fans and television industry insider. With the combined promotional muscle of USA Network and WWE, the right timeslot and the reality show experience of Shed Media, WWE is looking forward to the successful return of one of television's first reality show hits."

The show will debut on April 4th.

Will U be watching?!

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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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Law & Order: Criminal Intent Gets Final Season

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Although the casting shake-up shocked viewers and was expected to be the demise of the show, Law & Order: Criminal Intent is coming back for a tenth and final season.

USA Network ordered 10 episodes of the series.

Jeff Wachtel, president original programming at the network, said:

“We have been the fortunate caretakers of this legendary series, and we plan to give it the world-class farewell it so richly deserves. Dick and his team promise to create a major event for television with incredible surprises. The plan is for this to be the series finale, but with a Dick Wolf franchise, one really never knows until it’s over.”

And it's been a long run!

Are U happy that Criminal Intent has another season?!

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Hayden Christensen Suing USA Networks

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Hayden Christensen and his brother Tove have filed a lawsuit against USA Networks, claiming the network stole their idea for the series Royal Pains.

Apparently, back in 2005 the brothers pitched an idea for Housecall, a show about a "concierge" doctor who makes home visits to wealthy clients.

Legal papers were filed on Tuesday at Manhattan Federal Court in New York City.

Hmm…it's a little suspicious that the show is so similar to the idea the Christensen brothers pitched.

Who do U think came up with the show first??

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