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Busy Author Circles Marie Osmond, Daniel Radcliffe and Ellen DeGeneres

RandyJerniganPicHere’s what Utah-based writer Randy Jernigan has lined up for 2014-15. Biographies of Marie Osmond and the British Royals, and the first two installments of a new fan book series covering Daniel Radcliffe and Ellen DeGeneres.

All on the heels of Losing to Win!, his fall 2013 account of shedding 158 pounds and beating a perilous case of diabetes/hypertension. And The Road to Happiness, a spring 2014 self-help sliver.

Jernigan is a veteran entertainment journalist who has contributed over the years to national magazines, newspapers and TV programs. From today’s announcement:

“I’ve always been an admirer of Ellen’s work – not just as a talk show host and comedian, but as a person too,” says Jernigan. “Ellen does a lot of wonderful things for people – on the show as well as in her personal life – that most people never hear about. She’s an inspiration to a lot of people out there and I’m excited to be including her in this fan book series.”

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Hallmark Channel Charts Post-Martha Stewart Plan with Marie Osmond, Home and Family

At its upfront presentation in New York today, Hallmark Channel confirmed that it has signed Marie Osmond to host a new daytime talk show for the channel. The addition of Osmond had been rumored for some time. The channel also announced that it was picking up an unusual two-hour daytime lifestyle show called Home & Family, which will be filmed inside a real home being constructed on the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles.

Marie and Home & Family will become the centerpieces of a new daytime lineup for the channel, which is charting a new direction following the cancellation of The Martha Stewart Show. While Stewart will no longer be the face of Hallmark’s daytime lineup, the channel does retain library rights to MSLOs catalog, rights that extend through 2013. It will continue to air MSLO programs as part of its daytime lineup.

Both Marie and Home & Family will debut in the fourth quarter of this year. More information on both is after the jump.

Hallmark also announced that it entering the original scripted series game, and is developing two programs to fit that bill. Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart will debut as backdoor pilots later this year, and will debut as series next year if they get picked up. To go along with the originals, the channel also picked up off-network rights to the ABC comedy The Middle.

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Watch the Box: Birth, Death and Golf


Discovery Health introduces a new six-episode docu-soap series, Deliver Me about three female OB/GYNs who are up to their elbows in placenta all day long.

Marie Osmond will host a new entertainment/lifestyle talk show for women for syndication in fall 2009. For the “circling the drain” audience.

GSN has ordered 40 eps of Bingo America, hosted by Patrick Duffy. Viewers can play along at home. Just shoot us, now.

Crash, the film about a segregated city of angry racists, will be a TV series, if Starz has its way. Starz HQ is located in Englewood, Colorado, so naturally Crash appealed to the VP of Programming, Stephan Shelanski, who reportedly was dismayed to learn it wasn’t a documentary. No doubt he had a reality show in mind.

Golf Channel will follow young pro golfers as they learn from one of Tiger Wood’s coaches in Hilton Head 101.

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TV Premier Roundup: Dancing Bachelor Heroes Chuck Journeyman, CSI:Miami


FBLA watched us some TV last night.

Dancing With the Stars
We love Marie Osmond, but she’s toast. Who knew that Mel B had a personality?

Who needs DNA testing? Horatio’s kid looks just like him.

We didn’t watch, but Baron Dave did.

TV Squad lasted longer than we did.

The Bachelor
Why do all the girls look alike? Except for the one with the webbed toes, of course.

To quote The Slug:

Is it just us or did the “Heroes” season premiere feel like we arrived late to a party where everyone is already drunk?