USA Network's "WWE Tough Enough" Press Release

USA NETWORK ORDERS "WWE TOUGH ENOUGH®"

Non-scripted Series to Discover Next WWE® Superstar Debuts Monday, April 4

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – January 3, 2011 – USA Network has given a ten-episode order to WWE TOUGH ENOUGH, a non-scripted series in collaboration with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Shed Media US.  WWE TOUGH ENOUGH, slated to debut April 4, 2011, will feature a group of twelve individuals looking for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva. The grand prize winner will be awarded a contract with WWE, joining its roster of talent.

WWE TOUGH ENOUGH will premiere at 11/10c the day after WrestleMania® XXVII and immediately following USA's ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW®. It will then move to its regularly scheduled slot, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on Monday, April 11.

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Lance Henriksen Returns to Syfy with Scream of the Banshee

By Jamie Ruby

Lance HenriksenIf you watch science fiction or horror, it's a good bet you know who Lance Henriksen is. He has appeared in well over 150 films, in a variety of genres, but is probably best known for his roles in science fiction, in film most notably for his role as Bishop in Alien. Some other well known movies he has worked on include The Terminator, Pumpkinhead, Scream 3, and AVP: Alien vs. Predator, just to name a few. His name is also well known in television. He is probably most known for his role as Frank Black in Chris Carter's series Millennium (and subsequently in an episode of The X-Files), but has appeared in many other series as well, including the popular series NCIS and Castle.

Henriksen has also appeared in various Syfy Saturday original movies, including Abominable, Sasquatch Mountain, Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes, Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud, and now, Scream of the Banshee, number 200 for Syfy, which airs tonight.

Henriksen sat down to discuss this upcoming creature feature, as well as his autobiography, Not Bad for a Human, which will be released on his birthday, May 5th.

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"Fringe" Season Four Renewal Press Release

FOX RENEWS "FRINGE" FOR FOURTH SEASON – IN BOTH UNIVERSES

FOX has renewed critically acclaimed thrilling drama FRINGE for a fourth season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

"FRINGE has truly hit a creative stride and has distinguished itself as one of television's most original programs. The series' ingenious producers, amazingly talented cast and crew, as well as some of the most passionate and loyal fans on the planet, made this fourth-season pickup possible," said Reilly. "When we moved the show to Fridays, we asked the fans to follow and they did. We're thrilled to bring it back for another full season and keep it part of the FOX family."

FRINGE co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams said, "We could not be happier that the fans of FRINGE (and our most excellent partners at FOX) have allowed us to continue telling stories from the fringe for another season!"

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Fact or Faked Returns with Leader Ben Hansen & Newest Member Devin Marble

Devin Marble & Ben HansenThe team of Syfy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files returns this week for the season premiere. Former FBI agent Ben Hansen returns as team leader, as does lead scientist Bill Murphy, journalist Jael de Pardo, photography expert Chi-Lan Lieu, and stunt expert Austin Porter. Joining the team for the first time is the newest member and tech expert Devin Marble. Together they review and investigate videos of paranormal and unexplained phenomena, to prove whether they are fact or faked.

In the season premiere, the team focuses on two cases. The first, which was inspired by the feature film Battle: Los Angeles, is investigated by Ben, Jael, and Devin. For the second case, Bill, Chi-Lan, and Ausin head to the Queen Mary to investigate the haunted luxury liner.

Both Ben and Devin recently sat down with the digital media to discuss the upcoming season.

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Fringe Gets Picked Up For A Full Season Order!

It's official. Fox's sci-fi cult drama Fringe has been renewed for a fourth season. The series has gotten the full order of 22 episodes next season, regardless of the drop in ratings since the series moved to Fridays earlier this year. Executive producer of the series J.H. Wyman revealed the news last night by tweeting "Fringe was picked up!!!! Thanks Fringedom!"

Wyman and the other showrunner Jeff Pinker go on to say, "This early pickup comes at a perfect time as we start production on the season three finale. We join the cast and crew in thanking our loyal fans and Fox for allowing us to have this much fun telling stories we love."

Fox sent out the official press release this morning. Co-creator and executive producer J.J. Abrams has said, "We could not be happier that the fans of 'Fringe' (and our most excellent partners at Fox) have allowed us to continue telling stories from the fringe for another season!"

New episodes of Fringe continue tonight at 9pm ET on Fox.

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Syfy's March Monster Madness Creature Tournament

In celebration of Syfy's 200th Original Movie, Scream of the Banshee, on Saturday night at 9pm, Syfy has put together the ultimate creature feature tournament, titled March Monster Madness. Beginning today, thirty-two abominations including Mansquito and Sharktopus will be pitted against each other with fans voting to determine the eventual winner and ultimately the champion of the Syfy creature pantheon. You can also find more info reading the press release below (with some awesom creature art) and  by going to http://www.syfy.com/monstermadness.

Make your choices now and share with your friends! Who will you be picking as the ultimate winner?

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Scream of the Banshees - 200th Syfy Saturday Movie

SCREAM OF THE BANSHEE WILL BECOME THE 200TH SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE, PREMIERING MARCH 26 AT 9PM (ET/PT)

New York, NY -- February 28, 2011 -- Since 2002, Syfy viewers have experienced mutated sharks, mosquito men, alligators as big as blimps, vengeful demon moths, pterodactyls, werewolves, dragons and really, really big snakes. Plus earthquakes that split the U.S. in half, man-made volcanoes, space storms, tornados made of ice, magnetic meteors and plagues of killer locusts -- every unnatural disaster imaginable.

Now Syfy celebrates its bi-weekly assault on humanity with the premiere of its 200th Saturday Original Movie, Scream of the Banshee, on Saturday, March 26, at 9PM (ET/PT).

In Scream of the Banshee, when a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee. A production of After Dark Films, Scream of the Banshee stars Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Lance Henriksen (Alien).

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Enter to Win a "Meet & Eat" with Marcel Vigneron!

Enter to win a "meet and eat" with Marcel's Quantum Kitchen's Marcel Vigneron. Presented by Syfy and Chow.com. There is also a video for the sweepstakes below. Good luck:)

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Marcel Vigneron Talks "Quantum Kitchen," Premiering Tonight

Marcel's Quantum KitchenTop Chef all-star Marcel Vigneron is back on the air this week with his new reality show, Marcel's Quantum Kitchen. The series premieres tonight (Tuesday, March 22) at 10 pm on Syfy.

That's right, a personality-driven reality cooking show on Syfy. As the network strays further from its science fiction roots, critics and viewers have been scratching their heads wondering how this show fits into Syfy's plan. But Marcel's focus on molecular gastronomy – using scientific techniques and tools to create innovative dishes – could make sense if the show plays up the science enough.

"I know it seems kind of like an abstract fit," says Marcel. "But once you see the show I feel like it's totally going to make sense. We focus on a lot of the same things. Syfy is all about 'imagining greater,' which is essentially what I and my culinary team are all about."

The series focuses on Marcel creating fabulous events for the well-heeled clients of his new catering company. In addition to creating the menus, Marcel will work with clients and party planners to create an entire experience.

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Josh Gates LIVE From Ireland with "Destination Truth"

By Karen Moul

Josh GatesSyfy's going green for St. Patrick Day with a special four-hour live episode of Destination Truth. On Thursday, March 17, host Josh Gates and his team will broadcast from Ireland, where they will brave the crumbling ruin of Duckett's Grove Castle in search of the banshee, a female spirit whose scream is believed to be an omen of death.


Gates is eager to return to Ireland; last March he and his team visited the Emerald Isle is search of leprechauns. "There's this really intense connection in Ireland to their folklore," he says, "and you meet a lot of people who really are invested in these paranormal reports. They really believe that these ghosts are there, they believe that the banshee is there, and they claim to have had these first-person experiences that are really compelling when you listen to them."

The bansee is a ghost who likes to be seen as well as heard. Gates describes the "piercing wail that really defines the banshee. And the sound of the banshee is something that if you walk down the street in Ireland and polled 100 people and asked them about the banshee's wail, you'd be amazed at how many people will have something to say about it."

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Josh Gates Talks "Destination Truth"

By Jamie Ruby

Josh GatesExplorer and adventurer Josh Gates holds degrees in both archaelogy and drama. He is also an avid scuba diver as well as a photographer. Host and co-executive producer of the series Destination Truth on Syfy, Gates travels the world and has been to more than 75 different countries. He also was recently inducted into the presigious organization The Explorers Club.


Gates always has great stories to tell of his vast exploits, from Africa to Antarctica. He recently spoke to the media at the Syfy Digital Press Tour in Orlando, Florida.

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An Exclusive Look at Marcel's Quantum Kitchen

By Karen Moul

Marcel's Quantum KitchenSyfy continues its move into original, unscripted programming with a cooking show: Marcel's Quantum Kitchen. During the recent Syfy Digital Press Tour, he gave the media an early look at what was to come.

Reality fans know Marcel Vigneron as Top Chef's season two runner-up, the "foam guy" with the big ego to match his big hair. He was back for a polarizing turn on this season's Top Chef All Stars but was voted off during Restaurant Wars.

But Marcel is back in action as the star of his own reality show. Marcel's Quantum Kitchen centers on his new catering and party planning company.

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Reshma Shetty of "Royal Pains" Talks About Her Latest Project

By Karen Moul

Reshma ShettyRoyal Pains' second season has just ended, and will return for a new season this summer. Although Divya didn't get married, star Reshma Shetty is planning to take the plunge and wed boyfriend Deep Katdare, who co-starred with her in the touring production of Bombay Dreams.


"So, my big project has been my wedding," she told us. "Hopefully, this show that I'm creating, i.e. Reshma's wedding, will be really [great].

"I've had fun," says Reshma, "because USA has also helped me. We put together some webisodes about how to get married in New York. It's called Royally Wed with Divya. USA's been amazing! I've never been married before, and I didn't know anything. So [it's me] meeting vendors, finding out what brides need to know, bringing tips to you with a video. I just had no idea it was going to turn out as great as it did!"

After the wedding, Reshma will be back for Royal Pains' third season. And in the future – who knows? "I would love to do a movie," she says. "I would love to do a comedy. And, at some point, I do want to return to the stage."

She might even try producing. "I am attracted to the production side...more the vision of the entire movie or show. I think that interests me. And, I'm sure that at the point I will want to morph into that role. I think I have a good eye for being able to see where a project should go and what its style should be."

But Reshma doesn't take the idea lightly. "I say this for any job: I hate people who just jump into things with no real knowledge, because they never usually do a very good job. I never want to be one of those people. So, I don't want to lightly say, oh, I'll be a producer or I'll be a director. But, there's definitely an interest in learning about it."

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"White Collar's" Tiffani Thiessen Aspires to be Elizabeth Burke Everyday

By Karen Moul

Tiffani ThiessenTiffani Thiessen's acting career spans three decades and includes starring and guest roles in more than a dozen TV shows. Now starring as Elizabeth Burke in USA's White Collar, Thiessen says she's finally found a role that mirrors her own personality.


"In the 20-some-odd years I've been [in] this business, this crazy business," says Thiessen, "I feel most like my character this time. I aspire to be Elizabeth Burke every day."

"I love that she really is a very career-driven woman, I love that she puts her relationship and her marriage first. I love the relationship that she [has] with her husband (played by Tim DeKay). There's a lot of love between the two of them, there's a lot of trust, but there's also a great friendship."

Thiessen shares a similar relationship with her own husband, actor Brady Smith, and she says it was the Burke's strong marriage that drew her to the role.

"It's one of the first scripts that I've read in a really long time, that [included] a marriage that actually works. Most of the time marriages on TV are filled with drama and affairs and distrusting each other and it's all the opposite with the Burkes, which is what I really, really enjoy about the relationship."

"You don't see a lot of strong women have strong marriage relationships on TV," she continues. "You just don't see it very often, so that was one thing that I really, really enjoyed reading [in] the script and really falling in love with Elizabeth."

The finale of White Collar's second season airs Tuesday, March 8 on USA. Very few episodes are available online, so new viewers should probably wait for the DVDs.

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Willie Garson on "White Collar," Toupees, & Everything in Between

Willie GarsonWillie Garson is no stranger to television. He has appeared in over 250 episodes of a varitey of series, including series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Sex and the City,and Stargate SG-1. He has also worked on over seventy feature films, including There's Something About Mary, Being John Malkovich, and Sex and the City and its sequel, to name a few.

Garson's latest endeavor has been his work on USA Network's White Collar, which is now in its second season, in which he plays the role of Mozzie.

Garson recently sat down with members of the digital media to discuss his role on White Collar.

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Henry Winkler: "Happy Days" on "Royal Pains"

Henry WinklerHenry Winkler is a veteran television actor, his credits spanning almost 40 years. He is probably best known for his role as Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli, a character that was made popular on the series Happy Days. He however has numerous other television credits to his name, including The Practice, Arrested Development, and Numb3rs, to name just a few. Winkler has a long list of film credits as well, including Holes and Click, as well as many television movies.

Winkler has also served as a director and producer for different projects, including the popular series McGuyver, for which he was an executive producer.

Henry Winkler recently sat down with the digial media to discuss life and his work on USA Network's Royal Pains, where he plays the character of Eddie R. Lawson.

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Sam Witwer on Life as a Vampire in "Being Human"

By Jamie Ruby

Sam WitwerSyfy's newest scripted series, Being Human, follows the lives of Aidan, the vampire, played by Sam Witwer, a werewolf named Josh, played by Sam Huntington, and Sally, the ghost, played by Meaghan Rath, as they live together as roomates trying to retain their humanity.


Witwer's character was a Revolutionary War soldier, who, to spare his men, sacrificed himself to vampires. He struggles with his blood addiction and works to try to escape from under his mentor, Bishop's (played by Mark Pellegrino), control.

Sam Witwer has appeared in other television series in the past, such as the popular series Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, and Smallville, to name a few. He has appeared on film in movies such as The Mist and Gamer. He has also lended his voice to projects such as the television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and various video games, including the popular Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, and its sequel.

Witwer sat down with the media to discuss his new series and other projects.

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Mark Feuerstein, Star of "Royal Pains," Talks Season Two

By Jamie Ruby

Mark FeuersteinRoyal Pains, USA's hit original series which is currently in the second half of its second season, stars Mark Feuerstein as Dr. Hank Lawson. Lawson, after being blacklisted from the medical community, becomes a concierge doctor to the Hampton's rich and famous. He also treats the less fortunate at the local clinic. The show also stars Paulo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty, Jill Flint, and Henry Winkler.


Feuerstein first got his break on television as a recurring character on the soap opera Loving. He has continued his work in theater, film, and television. He made his Broadway debut in Alfred Uhry's The Last Night of Ballhoo.

On the silver screen, Feuerstein has appeared in movies such as Albert Brook's The Muse, which was his favorite role, What Women Want, and In Her Shoes.

On television Feuerstein has had starring roles in the series Fired Up, Conrad Bloom, Good Morning Miami, 3 lbs, and of course, Royal Pains. He has also appeared in series such as Caroline in the City, The West Wing, and The Hustler, for which he wrote, directed, and produced.

Feuerstein sat down with the digital media to discuss life and his work on Royal Pains.

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Hilarie Burton on "White Collar"

By Jamie Ruby

Hilarie BurtonWhen Hilarie Burton developed the acting bug, she moved to New York for school and to pursue her dream. Shortly after she was hired to be a VJ on MTV. It was after this that she got the role that she is probably most known for, that of Peyton Sawyer on he CW's One Tree Hill. During that time she also took on some movie roles such as Our Very Own, Solstice, and the Secret Life of Bees.


In 2010 Burton won the role of Sara Ellis on the hit USA original series, White Collar, the insurance investigator that often butts heads with con artist Neal Caffrey, played by Matt Bomer. The series revolves around Neal and his unlikely partnership with FBI agent Peter Burke, played by Tim DeKay. White Collar is presently in second half of the season two and airs every Tuesday at 10pm/9pm central.

Burton sat down to talk to the online media to answer questions about her life and her role on the show.

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"Fringe: Concentrate & Ask Again": A Fan's Perspective

By AJ Grillo

Fringe: Concentrate and Ask AgainJust when you thought Lost was gone...


It was bound to happen. Fringe was craeated by Lost creator JJ Abrams. He has two of TV's best writers at the helm. I had to think to completely understand the latest episode; I haven't had to do that since Lost. Fringe continues to be, in this writer's opinion, the best show on TV. Unfortunately the ratings don't show it. Aside from all that though, this past Friday's episode was the best and worst episode of the season at the same time. What starts out as a monster of the week episode turns into the most revealing episode yet.

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