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Things You Need To Know About Day 4 Of Comic-Com 2013

Supernatural Gets Its Own Spin-Off

Yes, there’ll be more from the popular CW drama. Supernatural‘s executive Bob Singer has confirmed that a spin-off is currently in the words. Find out which character will be leading that project up on TVLine.

Breaking Bad Bids Farewell

The AMC drama will be airing the last episodes of its final season this fall and the cast took to Comic-Con 2013 to show new footage from its big goodbye. Get the scoop on Sunday’s panel – and the first few minutes of the first of the finale eight episodes – on Entertainment Weekly.

New Episode Of It’s Always Sunny Premieres

The gang from FX’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia aired one of the episodes from the upcoming season. See what it’s all about on Zap2It.

Dan Harmon Apologizes For Bashing His Replacements

Community‘s reinstated showrunner swallowed his pride at Comic-Con and apologized to making rude comments about Season 4 – the one season he was not involved in – and writing a scathing review. See how Harmon plans to make up his absence on TVGuide.

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Diane Lane Will Play Hillary Clinton in New NBC Miniseries

Diane Lane is heading to the White House… on the small screen.

On Saturday, NBC announced four new long form projects, including “Hillary,” a four-hour miniseries based on former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Lane will take on the title role, while the role of Bill Clinton has yet to be filled.

According to the network, the miniseries will document Hillary Clinton’s multiple roles as a wife, mother, politician and cabinet member and include her husband serving the second of his two terms as P.O.T.U.S.

NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt noted at Saturday’s Television Critics Association’s summer press tour that the show will most likely air before the real Hillary Clinton announces a possible candidacy for the next presidential race.

“She’s not going to declare her candidacy for two more years so I think it will be the late spring or early summer ’15 that she will declare,” Greenblatt told reporters. [via The Hollywood Reporter].

“This could well have aired before that. We have to talk through all that.”

Other NBC projects announced on Saturday include remakes of Rosemary’s Baby, Stephen King‘s Tommyknockers and a Mark Burnett produced limited series called Plymouth.

Diane Lane can currently be seen in the Superman reboot, Man of Steel.

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Jay Leno’s Last ‘Tonight Show’ Episode to Air February 6: Report

Mark your calendars: Jay Leno is set to hang up his Tonight Show shoes on Feb. 6, 2014, Deadline is reporting.

The show’s executive producer Debbie Vickers announced the date on Friday, along with confirmation that employees will be paid through the end of September 2014.

The announcement comes some four months after NBC officially named Jimmy Fallon as the Tonight Show‘s new host. Fallon, who will hand over Late Night duties to Seth Meyers next year, is set to begin his Tonight Show run some time after the Winter Olympics, which concludes Feb. 23.

Leno’s interview with President Barack Obama on Tuesday’s Tonight Show episode gave the show its highest ratings in nine months, according to the Los Angeles Times. Nine months ago, Leno’s guest of honor was – you guessed it – Barack Obama. Watch the October 2012 interview below.

[Lead image courtesy of Paul Drinkwater/NBC]

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Oksana Baiul Slaps NBC With $5M Defamation Suit

Oksana Baiul

Champion figure skater Oksana Baiul is hitting NBC where it counts: the wallet. The Olympic gold medalist wants $5 million from the network after they allegedly used her name and likeness to promote her appearance on two TV specials in which she never agreed to appear.

In her suit, Baiul says the network and production company Disson Skating promoted her participation in two different shows without her agreement, ruining her reputation with fans who then considered her a “no show” for not appearing.

“[That] damages her goodwill with her loyal fans that purchased tickets expecting to see her perform,” charges the suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

While NBC and Baiul’s lawyers declined to comment, Stephen Disson was glad to chat about the backstory with the New York Daily News, saying he never publicly disclosed his negotiations with the skater.

“It’s just weird,” he said, explaining that he received a call from Baiul’s agent in July 2011 asking to book her in a show, and that Baiul called him herself to express her gratitude because she was less than a dream to work with in previous shows.

“Each time she had been a little flaky. One time, she didn’t show up. She was out shopping. Another time, she refused to do a retake after she had fallen,” he said.

“She was grateful for a third chance. We had a good talk. I said I’d send a contract.”

But three weeks later he says Baiul’s agent emailed him saying she was no longer interested, and when Disson tried to contact the skater directly she told him to “stop calling.”

This isn’t the Olympic champ’s only pending lawsuit. In November she accused William Morris of not properly accounting for her earnings, asking for over $1 million in damages.

Photo Credits: PR Photos

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