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Savannah Guthrie to the rescue? Not after one installment of The Today Show at least.

The new anchor's debut episode was met with a resounding response by her program's chief rival this week, as Good Morning America scored its first ratings win on a Monday since 2006.

  • Ann Curry Picture
  • Savannah Guthrie Photo

Fast affiliate numbers show GMA garnering an advantage of 6,000 households over Today in the key demographic of 24-54-year olds (1.68 million over 1.674 million), along with a 356,000 lead in total viewers (4.425 million over 4.069 million).

It's very, very early, but the dismissal of Ann Curry certainly has not paid immediate dividends for NBC.

It looks like the 100 Meters at this month's Olympics won't be the only race that network is heavily invested in this summer.

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Call her, definitely, a 90210 Season 5 guest star.

According to TV Line, Carly Rae Jepsen will perform on the October 8 premiere of this CW drama, but, get this: she will NOT be performing "Call Me Maybe."

Instead, network sources confirm, the 26-year Canadian will sing a track off her new album.

“We fell in love with her song when we first heard it, and used it in last season’s finale before it was a national sensation,” 90210 producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen said in a statement. “We think she’s an exciting artist and are thrilled to be able to have her music on the show again, this time in a live performance in our season premiere.”

Jepsen just enjoyed her fourth consecutive week on top the Billboard 100 and has has her debut song covered by... just about everybody. Visit our Call Me Maybe remix section now to see what we mean!

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Hmmm... what's the opposite of winning?

A week after his new sitcom posted historic numbers for FX - becoming the network's most-watched premiere of all-time - Charlie Sheen and Anger Management plummeted back to reality last Thursday night.

The third episode of the series brought in 3.37 million viewers overall, a 38 percent drop from the prior week. A similar decline was experienced in the coveted advertiser demographic of 18-49-year olds, as 35 percent fewer (2.65 million) tuned in for week two.

Charlie Sheen on Anger Management

Still, if the latter figures hold steady, Anger Management will be considered a wild success for a cable comedy, on par with Wilfred (2.5 million) and way ahead of Louie (1.4 million).

Prepare yourselves if this comes true, people: FX has signed an unusual deal with Sheen that promises an addition 90 - yes, 90! - episodes if the sitcom is picked up beyond the initial 10.

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Glee just got a whole lot hotter.

Following rumors that never panned out last year, Jane Lynch now confirms that Cheryl Cole will appear on Glee Season 4. In what capacity? It's unclear at this time.

But here is what the hilarious woman behind Sue Sylvester had to say on the topic:

Cheryl Cole in London

"There's been talk on set of Cheryl appearing for a year or so, but it's set to happen now. Matthew Morrison has spoken very highly of her and the younger guys on set are keen to have her on, for obvious reasons. Matthew's chatted to her and she seems keen. Cheryl's the perfect Glee fit, she can sing, she can dance and she looks good."

Glee moves to Thursday nights this fall and Cole would be the latest big name to make an appearance on the series if this rumor pans out.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson are already booked for extended runs, while American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez is nearing a deal to make her scripted television debut.

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With Robin Roberts scheduled to go on leave in August - in order to battle a rare blood disorder - ABC is busy lining up a slate of Good Morning America replacements.

Temporary replacements, that is.

Good Morning America Panel

Roberts will soon be off the air for a number of weeks as she undergoes a bone marrow transplant to deal with her diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome, and TMZ reports GMA producers have approached the following stars to sit in for a week at a time alongside George Stephanopoulos:

  • Diane Sawyer
  • Charlie Gibson
  • Barbara Walters
  • Chris Cuomo
  • Connie Chung
  • Joan Lunden

Look for names to be finalized the closer we get to Robin's departure date, and also look for Roberts to hopefully be gone for fewer than four months. With the illness detected early, the journalist's prognosis is reportedly "very good."

We couldn't be happier to hear it.

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Having already confirmed her departure from Today, it was business as usual for Ann Curry as she began her final day on the NBC morning show.

The anchor's voice came on the air at exactly 7 a.m. EDT, informing about raging fires in Colorado, a new diet pill and Obama's health care law.

It wasn't until 8:50 a.m. that Curry got around to her farewell announcement. And what an emotional farewell it was. Watch her speech below:

Curry is expected to be named Today anchor-at-large, which she hinted at briefly in her speech, with Savannah Guthrie likely taking over her post.

Ann was fighting back tears even as she began, "This is not easy to say, but today's going to be my last morning as regular co-host of Today."

She paused as her voice cracked.

"This is not as I expected, to ever leave this couch after 15 years, but I am so grateful, especially to all of you who watch because Matt and I - and everyone who sits on this couch - we often call ourselves a family, but YOU are the real Today show family."

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Shay Mitchell is featured on the cover of next month's Seventeen.

The issue hits newsstands on July 3, but read on for excerpts from the actress' interview, in which she dishes on each one of her Pretty Little Liars co-stars...

Shay Mitchell Seventeen Cover

On the other Pretty Little Liars: I’m so close with each of the girls for different things. Troian is my go-to when I want advice on something. She’s literally like her character - so smart. Lucy is so cute and southern. We joke around a lot on-set. And Ashley is like the fun, carefree little sister who I never had.

On motivating others: When I was in high school, I wanted to be a counselor and I wanted to work with kids. I’ve been through the worst of high school. And I want to motivate people to live the best life that they can, because we’re only here for one life.

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Jennifer Hudson is bringing her incredible pipes and her impressive acting ability to Smash.

The Oscar-winning former American Idol favorite has signed on for her first extended television role, multiple sources confirm, coming on board Smash Season 2 as Veronica, a veteran Broadway star who will cause problems for Megan Hilty's Ivy and Katharine McPhee's Karen.

Hey, Jennifer Hudson!

Smash got off to a big start for NBC and then faltered tremendously, both in the ratings and in the eyes of critics.

It has since replaced its showrunner, let three main cast members go and, along with Hudson, signed Jeremy Jordan of Newsies as a series regular. Look for new episodes to air in January.

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Kellan Lutz is taking his gorgeous face and ripped body to the small screen. Sort of.

The Twilight Saga will lend his voice to an upcoming episode of Family Guy, Entertainment Weekly confirms, coming on board this fall as a high school football player who takes Meg out on a date, but...

... "he’s interested in another member of the Griffin family - and it’s not one of the women,” teases executive producer Mark Hentemann.

Kellan Lutz Film Premiere Pic

Hentemann also joked that Lutz's recording session went well and the actor is "very handsome." Okay, that second part was likely not a joke.

The star's episode will air some time this spring and you can visit our friends at TV Fanatic in the meantime for all the best Family Guy quotes.

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It's looking more and more likely as if Ann Curry is on her way out of Today.

According to The New York Times, the co-host - who took over for Meredith Viera about a year ago - would essentially be the scapegoat for the long-running NBC program, which was topped in the ratings by ABC's Good Morning America for the first time in years this spring.

Ann Curry Photo

It's unclear if Curry would be removed completely from the show or moved to a different role, but newspaper sources say discussions are ongoing and a decision is expected to be reached prior to NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics in late July.

If the ax does come down on Curry, Savannah Guthrie is expected to replace her.

Matt Lauer, meanwhile, recently renewed his contract and won't be going anywhere for awhile.

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