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The Ticker: McGovern Funeral, Kier NBC, omg!

  • C-SPAN will broadcast the funeral of former Senator and presidential candidate George McGovern Friday afternoon beginning at 2pmET. The service is being held at the Mary Sommervold Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD. McGovern died Sunday at age 90.

  • Keir Simmons joins NBC News as a London correspondent. Simmons will report for “Today,” “NBC Nightly News,” MSNBC and Simmons joins from ITV News where he’s been UK editor for the last five years.

  • CBS and Yahoo! have joined up in a deal that will rename the “The Insider” “omg! Insider.” omg! is Yahoo!’s celebrity gossip blog. The show will continue to be hosted by Kevin Frazier and former HLN anchor Brooke Anderson. Lost Remote has more.
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Royal Wedding Viewer Guide: Where to Watch

Have you heard? There is some sort of wedding happening tomorrow.

Yes, the broadcast and cable news organizations are all planning coverage of the Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton tomorrow morning, with most beginning at 4 AM.

TVNewser will be liveblogging the coverage starting at 4, so if you want to follow along, find out about all the coverage plans below.


NBC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Brian Williams, Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Ann Curry from London. More coverage plans here.

ABC: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters from London. More coverage plans here.

CBS: Coverage starts at 4 AM ET, led by Katie Couric and Erica Hill from London. More coverage plans here.

Univision: Coverage starts at 3 AM ET, led by Chiquinquirá Delgado, Raúl González and Marián de la Fuente.

Cable News:

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HLN to debut new Vinnie Politan show at 5pm

The 5pm airing of “Showbiz Tonight” on HLN is going away next week, to be replaced by “HLN Special Report” hosted by Vinnie Politan. Politan, who seems to have 9 lives at the network, already anchors the 6pm edition of “Prime News.”

In the early going, “HLN Special Report” will serve as a daily wrap for two high-profile trials: Casey Anthony in Florida, which will be covered by HLN’s sister network TruTV’s In Session as well as HLN host Nancy Grace and the trial of Michael Jackson‘s doctor, Conrad Murray, which will be covered by HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell. In Session correspondents Jean Casarez and Beth Karas will also contribute.

As we reported earlier this month, “Showbiz Tonight” co-host Brooke Anderson is leaving the broadcast and has been named co-anchor of the syndicated “The Insider.” In fact, this week, she’s in London and has appeared on both shows.


HLN’s Brooke Anderson Named Co-Host of ‘The Insider’

“The Insider” has named HLN anchor and CNN entertainment correspondent Brooke Anderson co-anchor of the program.

Anderson will join co-anchor Kevin Frazier on the program starting in May.

The addition of Anderson comes after Lara Spencer announced that she would be returning to ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“I’m a huge fan of Brooke both professionally and personally,” said “Insider EP Linda Bell Blue in a statement. “I’ve admired her work on HLN and am thrilled that she is joining our ‘Insider’ family.”

CNN Unveils Royal Wedding Coverage Plans

CNN has announced its coverage plans for the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton slated for Friday, April 29.

As part of its coverage, Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper and Kiran Chetry will anchor their respective programs from London for all or part of that week. The channel is also bringing on Cat Deeley as a special correspondent.

Live coverage of the wedding will begin at 4 AM ET, and will be hosted by Morgan, Cooper, Chetry, Richard Quest and Deeley.

Also on tap: a documentary about Middleton, hosted by Soledad O’Brien, as well as four half-hour specials on the wedding, which will run each Saturday in April at 2 and 10 PM on CNN/U.S. and CNN International, anchored by Quest. The specials will kick-off April2, and the documentary “The Woman Who Would be Queen,” will run Sunday, April 24 at 8 and 11 PM.

For HLN, Brooke Anderson will co-anchor “Showbiz Tonight” from London, while Becky Anderson and Quest will anchor their programs from location in London.

The networks of NBCUniversal announced its coverage plans earlier this week.

More information in CNN’s release below:

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HLN To Air ‘CNN Heroes’ Red Carpet Special

CNN’s little sister network HLN is getting in on the “CNN Heroes” action. The network will be airing a red carpet pre-show at 7 PM, leading up to the 8 PM premiere of “CNN Heroes” on CNN.

Brooke Anderson and AJ Hammer were on the red carpet at the taping, and spoke to Jon Bon Jovi, Renee Zellweger, Halle Berry and Demi Moore, among others.

Check out a preview below.

Great Reunions: A CNN, HLN & Entertainment Weekly Special

Tonight at 10pmET on a special edition of Showbiz Tonight, CNN, HLN, and corporate sibling Entertainment Weekly present “Great Reunions” which will reunite the casts from memorable TV shows and movies including “Lord of the Rings,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Back To The Future,” “The West Wing,” “Will and Grace,” “Roots,” and others.

Showbiz Tonight’s AJ Hammer and Brooke Anderson co-host the show with more than a dozen casts being reunited, the special will have cast interviews and behind-the-scenes videos from the reunion photo shoots with casts.

“I’m really looking forward to the ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘The West Wing’ reunions,” Hammer told TVNewser, “‘Back to the Future’ really stands the test of time. Michael J. Fox was perfect for that role. ‘The West Wing’ set the bar so high that nobody has since tried to create a show inside the oval office.”

When asked if there was any tension amongst any of the cast members, Hammer told TVNewser “everybody just enjoyed reminiscing.”

The half-hour show, which took several months to put together, will also have an interactive component for Facebook fans of CNN.

At least one first is expected on the special and more in the press release is after the jump…

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Showbiz Tonight Moves to 5pm

ShowbizT_2.1.jpgFirst on TVNewser: HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” is moving to 5pmET and will now air as a live program beginning Monday, March 29. The entertainment show will continue to run at 11pmET with updates if necessary.

SBT, which celebrates five years on HLN later this month, is produced out of New York and his hosted by A.J. Hammer. Brooke Anderson has been named co-host and will anchor from Hollywood.

“Showbiz Tonight” originally aired at 7pmET on the former Headline News, but was bumped to late nights when Glenn Beck debuted on the network in 2006. Beck has since taken his show to Fox News.

“Showbiz Tonight” had its best ratings year ever in 2009.

Prime News continues at 6pmET with Mike Galanos.

An entertainment show called “Showbiz Today” aired on CNN for 17 years ending in 2001.

New Years on the Cablers: Varied Options

One week from tonight, the ball will drop in Times Square and the cablers will ring in the New Year in various ways:

• CNN — Anderson Cooper hosts again with Kathy Griffin from 11pm-1amET. Erica Hill contributes from Times Square, with Gary Tuchman in Central Park, Sean Callebs in New Orleans, John Zarrella in Key West, FL and HLN’s Brooke Anderson at “Club CNN” in Las Vegas. (It’s like a the CNN Grill but with champagne instead of CNN Brew) Musical performances are a mix — Lil Wayne in Atlanta, Lynyrd Skynyrd in Kentucky and more. Check out the site.

• FNC — Once again this year Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly host the UParty from 10pm-1amET, with contributors Jill Dobson, Courtney Friel, Greg Gutfeld, Griff Jenkins and Rick Leventhal. Musical performances include O.A.R., Locash Cowboys and more. You can check out the pink-themed site for more details.

• MSNBC — And now, for something totally different. At 10pmET, Countdown with Keith Olbermann‘s “Favorite People 2008″ re-airs, followed by a half-hour “Rachel Maddow Show Awards for Excellence in Categories To Be Determined.” From 11:30pm-12:30amET, MSNBC will simulcast NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly. The Rachel Maddow Show Awards returns for a second half-hour from 12:30-1:00amET.

Brooke To Give Birth

anderson_11-14.jpgTVNewser has learned CNN entertainment reporter and HLN’s Hollywood co-host of Showbiz Tonight Brooke Anderson is expecting her first child.

Anderson is expected to give birth in May.

Anderson and her husband, commercial real estate developer Jim Walker, have been married since May 2005.