ABC Family orders ‘Spell-Mageddon,’ a spelling bee reality show

05.23.13 5 years ago

ABC Family orders “Spell-Mageddon,” a spelling bee reality show

“Spell-Mageddon” will mash-up a spelling bee with “Wipe Out”-style distractions.

“Nightline” in primetime won’t be called “Nightline”

The primetime “Nightline” editions — a make-good by ABC for moving the news show to 12:35 — will instead be called “ABC’s The Lookout” due to its consumer-centric focus.

“Glee’s” Lea Michele to write her 1st book: “Brunette Ambition”
The 26-year-old’s book, due next spring, will be part memoir, part how-to and part style guide.

“Idol” alum Matt Rogers to host USA’s “Summer Camp”

The reality show will send 16 adults back to summer camp.

“Modern Family” and “Criminal Minds” down from last year’s season finales
Both season-enders dropped 12% and 25%, respectively, from 2012.

CMT gets “Hell’s Kitchen” reruns
The cable network says Gordon Ramsay “s a perfect companion to the CMT brand.”

Jimmy Fallon as the Khaleesi?

Check out another preview of Fallon’s “Game of Desks,” premiering Friday.

Discovery launching TestTube, an online network aimed at young men
It will include such shows as “Shots of Awe,” “Laci Green’s Sex+” and “Thanks, Disaster.”

11 shows that wouldn’t exist without “Arrested Development”

From “30 Rock” to “The Office.” PLUS: “Arrested” meets “The Godfather.”

Ron Livingston and Rosemarie DeWitt welcome their first child, a girl

The couple first met as co-stars on Fox’s 2006 drama “Standoff.”

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