News Briefs: Tim Daly Is Leaving Private Practice

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CASTING (AND DE-CASTING) NEWS

... When Private Practice returns next season, it will be one handsome man down. Tim Daly took to Twitter today to inform his fans that his option to return for Season 6 was not picked up and that his character Pete Wilder will likely stay in jail, where he landed at the end of the Season 5 finale. [Tim Daly's Twitter]

... Sorry in advance, it's a slow news day. Dina Lohan [pause to vomit] will have her attention-seeking needs met by VH1, where she'll be featured on a show called Hollywood Exes alongside the ex-wives of Prince, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, and R. Kelly. This series is sure to make you start the car and lock yourself in the garage. [TMZ]

... Just like everyone else, The Hallmark Channel is getting into original scripted programming. Its first foray will be Cedar Cove, a two-hour made-for-TV movie based on the book of the same name. Andie MacDowell will star as a judge in a small town; if all goes well, it will become a series. [THR]

... Oxygen's reality show The Glee Project, a competition that awards winners a role on Fox's Glee, is adding Glee's Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera to its list of mentors for the new season. They join Lea Michele, who was previously announced. Look, I said it was a slow news day! Back off! [TV Line]


BUSINESS TIME

... History's Hatfield & McCoys continued to kick some ratings butt on Tuesday, collecting 13.1 million viewers in its second night just one day after setting cable records with 13.9 million viewers. Part 1 and Part 2 of the miniseries now rank first and second among non-sports ad-supported cable broadcasts in total viewers. [Deadline Hollywood]

... ReelzChannel is still around, guys. The network has picked up a trio of series, including the miniseries Barabbas, a post-Bible four-parter based on a book about a man whose life is spared after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The network has also nabbed the Canadian series Bomb Girls, about a group of ladies who worked in Canadian munitions factories during World War II. And because everyone needs a show about a pawn shop, it's ordered Beverly Hills Pawn, which is exactly what it sounds like. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC is looking to lock up the 8-14 demographic with a one-hour Justin Bieber concert. Justin Bieber: All Around the World will combine performance footage and clips of Justin just Biebering around the world. Look for it on Thursday, June 21 at 8pm. The same day and time Community used to air SIGH. [THR]


STRANGE ACCUSATIONS NEWS

... If a guy gets drunk in Cleveland and punches a party-bus driver in her baby-maker, does that make him a full-fledged woman beater? Dominic Monaghan, Lost's Charlie, publicly accused former co-star Matthew Fox of multiple accounts of punching the opposite gender on Twitter over the weekend. Remind me never to go to Cleveland or star in anything with Dominic Monaghan. [NY Daily News]


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