• Out: Late Night Wars, In: AMERICAN IDOL Wars.
• But were they entertained? SPARTACUS premiere attracts a record audience for Starz.
• Third times the charm? Former PRIVILEGED GOSSIP GIRL JoAnna Garcia to headline a new ABC sitcom.
• Father doesn’t know best, especially the one who cost his son his spot in AMERICAN IDOL’s top 24.
• CBS makes headlines, nabbing Forest Whitaker for a CRIMINAL MINDS spin-off, teaming up with Josh Schwartz for a half-hour comedy, and picking up additional seasons of SURVIVOR, THE AMAZING RACE and HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER.

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  • Ace

    I like Joanna Garcia and I hope this one works out for her. But she has definitely already had 3 failures…Welcome to the Captian (with Jeffrey Tambor and Fran Kranz [Dollhouse’s Topher]), Privileged and Gossip Girl. So, 4th times a charm?

  • I had the same first thought when I saw the LiveFeed announcement about Spartacus–will be more interesting to see how many people actually return.

    Joanna Garcia is great–not sure why her recent roles have had so much trouble. I seem to always mistake Amy Adams for her when watching movies.

  • Nick

    Joanna had a great run with REBA. And she was in no way responsible for the failings of any other show. She’s one of the most likable and talented funny-girls in Hollywood, and when she’s fortunate enough to be placed in an ensemble series worthy of her (much like the Modern Family crowd, etc.), her star will shine brightly.