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CBS Statement on Passing of Larry Hagman

Sunday, November 25, 2012 2:53 PM EDT
“Television has seen many stars, but there will only be one Larry Hagman. Larry was a larger-than-life personality, both on-screen and off -- a master showman and brilliant actor who brought to life a character that transcended the medium and truly captivated a nation. Today, we mourn the loss of a friend, but remember a man who brought true greatness to his craft and a television character in J.R. Ewing that will never be forgotten.”

TNT Releases Statement on Passing of Larry Hagman

Saturday, November 24, 2012 1:15 AM EDT
All of us at TNT are deeply saddened at the news of Larry Hagman’s passing. He was a wonderful human being and an extremely gifted actor. We will be forever thankful that a whole new generation of people got to know and appreciate Larry through his performance as J.R. Ewing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.
L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.1ST along with ElliptiGO will present STAND UP AMERICA, taking place at the WorldBeat Center in Balboa Park on Saturday, Nov 24th, and featuring celebrity elliptical riders who believe in the message “ Stand Up America.” A number of high profile celebrities have committed to supporting this initiative including Arianne Zucker, who plays Nicole Walker on NBC’s “Days of our Lives,” and Lorenzo Neal, future Hall of Famer and Former SD Charger. is launching its first-ever Sexiest Man and Woman on TV poll. Users will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite of five male and five female finalists chosen by PEOPLE’s editorial staff. Voting begins today on, and, and will continue until 7:30 p.m., ET / 4:30 p.m., PT on Sunday, September 23, the evening of “The 64th Primetime Emmy® Awards.”
Actor Gilles Marini has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming second season of “Switched at Birth,” the hit original drama on ABC Family. Gilles has a recurring role in the first season as Angelo Sorrento, Bay’s biological father and Regina’s ex, who comes back into their lives after finding out about the switch.
CBS announced today that it will broadcast the 39th Annual "People's Choice Awards" Live on Sunday, January 9, 2012 from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live. Additionally, fans of TV, Music and Movies can begin voting on 15 potential new categories to be added to this years telecast. Voting is now open at
ABC’s “The Chew” returns for its second season MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (1:00-2:00 p.m. ET), bringing with it a smorgasbord of exciting guests, culinary creations and tips and tricks to make life healthier, easier and, frankly, a whole lot more fabulous. Season Two will also continue to showcase the hosts’ signature series, including “Five in Five,” “Mario’s Simple Italian,” “The Power of Oz,” as well as “Clinton’s Craft Corner” and “C&C Food Factory.”
ABC has acquired the television rights to “BAD25,” a documentary film by the award-winning director Spike Lee. Airing at Thanksgiving (details to be announced at a later date), “BAD25” shares fresh insights into the King of Pop’s creative vision that resulted in his landmark “BAD” album, this year marking its 25th anniversary.

ABC Names Program Planning & Scheduling Executive

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:48 PM EDT
Andrew Kubitz, an esteemed entertainment executive with 17 years of scheduling experience, has been named executive vice president, Program Planning & Scheduling, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, to whom he will report. In his new role, Kubitz will have oversight of daytime, primetime and late-night program planning and scheduling, as well as film acquisition and theatrical inventory. Kubitz will also facilitate and coordinate windowing strategies for ABC Entertainment Group programming across all platforms.