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Change will NOT be coming to American Idol Season 14.

Despite the series plunging to all-time low ratings on Season 13, Fox has confirmed that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will all return as judges for the upcoming go-around.

Ryan Seacrest, of course, will also be back as host.

American Idol Season 13 Judges

"Jennifer, Keith, Harry and Ryan are the very best in the business at what they do, and I’m thrilled that they are returning to American Idol for another season,” said David Hill, Senior Executive VP, 21st Century Fox.

"Each brings unique qualities and expertise to the team, but they all share the same passion for helping undiscovered singers achieve the American dream.”

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Bethenny Frankel's talk show was canceled back in February, and the former Real Housewife claimed she was happy it was over, as she felt "diluted" and "constricted" by the daytime chat format.

Well, apparently she felt even more diluted and constricted by not getting a paycheck, because new reports indicate that Bethenny is in "serious talks" to join the long-running panel discussion show "The View."

Pic of Bethenny Frankel

"The View is looking for someone to spice up the show," a source tells VH1. "Someone with lots of opinions and a big personality and Bethenny is at the top of the list."

As an opinionated, highly vocal co-host with a reality TV background, Frankel would make an ideal replacement for former Survivor contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck left The View last year for a gig at Fox News.

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2014 Daytime Emmy Awards aired from Beverly Hills last night, with Kathy Griffin hosted the online event.

Taking shots at Kris Jenner, Bethenny Frankel and an unnamed soap opera actress who got so drunk she couldn’t leave the bathroom stall at last year’s ceremony, Griffin was in charge of a self-described “sh-t show.”

As for which shows and stars actually took home the hardware?

It was a good night to be a Young and the Restless cast member...

Daytime Emmys pic

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
The Young and the Restless

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Eileen Davidson (Kristen, Days)

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Billy Miller (ex-Billy, Y&R)

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The 2014 Critics Choice Awards were handed out in Beverly Hills last night, as The Broadcast Television Journalists Association recognized the very best of the small screen.

Which shows, actors and actresses took home these meaningful pieces of hardware?

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Critics Choice Awards Pic

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

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The second half of Keeping Up the Kardashians season 9 (!) premiered on E! just earlier this month with network execs expecting record ratings.

After all, news of the Kimye wedding was everywhere in the weeks leading up to the premiere and it seemed almost certain that the incredible amount of free publicity would result in KUWTK's largest audience ever.

Instead, it seems that Kim and kompany are suffering from a klassic kase of overexposure. 

The long-running series' June 8 episode pulled in a scant 1.1 million viewers. To put things in perspective, that same night Game of Thrones received 18.4 million viewers

Granted, it's not fair to expect KUWTK to compete with GoT, but these days the Kardashians aren't even keeping up with themselves, as ratings for the last two episodes represent the show's all time low.

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Chelsea Handler is set to revolutionize the talk show industry.

The comedian, who will wrap up her E! talk show on August 26, has signed a deal with Netflix that is comprised of three parts:

  1. A one-hour stand-up special, based on her sold-out tour, "Uganda Be Kidding Me" on October 10.
  2. Four  new docu-comedy specials that feature Handler going on topics that range from NASCAR to politics; from Silicon Valley to the NBA draft.
  3. A talk show that debuts in early 2016 and which viewers can call up via Netflix at any time.
Chelsea Handler Book Signing

Said Handler via statement:

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Matt Lauer is gonna stay with Today.

The embattled anchor, whose program now loses the weekly ratings battle to Good Morning America, has signed a two-year contract extension with NBC.

The New York Times reported the deal, which comes as a bit of a surprise because Lauer has been under a great deal of fire over the past several months.

Matt Lauer on Today Show Set

Many blame Lauer for the poor execution of Ann Curry's firing, while Lauer's alleged refusal to take a pay cut has angered many show staffers.

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ABC Family has a secret... but it just cannot keep it:

The network has renewed for Pretty Little Liars for Season 6 and 7!

The PLL 4

Ranking as ABC Family's top-rated show in both total viewers and across every age demographic, the drama kicks off Season 5 tonight... will launch Season 6 in mid-2015...and Season 7 in 2016.

"Pretty Little Liars has taken its place in the zeitgeist and reigns supreme in pop culture,” said ABC Family president Tom Ascheim in a statement. “I am glad to bring another two seasons to our audience, because ‘A’ has a lot in store for our Liars."

Remember: you can watch Pretty Little Liars online via TV Fanatic at any time if you miss an installment or simply need a refresher.

And also remember: don't watch this show alone. It can be scary!

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Last week's True Tori reunion special may have mercifully brought Lifetime's televised trainwreck to an end, but that doesn't mean Tori Spelling is done dragging her family through hell for a few reality bucks.

A source tells Radar Online that Spelling wants to star in another reality show ASAP and she may already be in talks to make it happen. 

"Tori is hoping either Lifetime or Oxygen will want to do another reality show, says the insider, adding that she's not deterred by the fact that Dean McDermott is currently in Toronto filming Chopped Canada, as she's already made arrangements for him to "commute back and forth."

Stunningly, Tori has actually landed an acting job, but she refuses to allow legitimate, respectable employment to stand in the way of her reality TV stardom:

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You may think that there's no way Game of Thrones could top the Oberyn Martell vs. Gregor Clegane battle in terms of jaw-dropping intensity, and you may be right.

Then again, we all thought that after season 3's infamous Red Wedding scene, and look how wrong we were.

GoT has a history of pulling out the big guns for the ninth episode of a given season, and Kit Harington - who plays Jon Snow on the series - says season 4 is no exception and the upcoming throwdown between wildlings and Night's Watchmen will make the Battle of Blackwater Bay look like a Joffrey vs. Tyrion slap fight.

"I think it's as big as Thrones has gone at the moment," says Harington. "I think it's no secret that it's the most expensive episode they've ever made and a lot of that is due to CGI."

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