'Modern Family' Kids Get Raises; 'American Idol' Producer Rebooting 'Fame'

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Now that the adults on Modern Family are getting their pay, it’s time for their fictional offsprings to as well! Reports indicate Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland and Ariel Winter’s salaries will be triple their current paychecks going up to around $70,000 an episode as they are finalizing their deals with 20th Century Fox. [Deadline]

What will we learn from the new Dexter webisodes?

Showtime’s new season of the animated webisode series, Dexter Early Cuts: All in the Family, will provide some insight into past events when Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) may have sensed Dexter’s (Michael C. Hall) dark passenger. A new webisode will air each week leading up to the seventh season premiere of Dexter on September 30. The webisodes are available online and through Showtime on demand. [Showtime]

Come Monday Sept. 10, Katie Couric is officially back on TV! Her new ABC talk show Katie will premiere with guests Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow. The first month of the show will focus on women who are reinventing themselves. Other notable celebrity guests for Sept. include Barbara StreisandJennifer LopezHeidi KlumDemi Lovato and Sofia Vergara. Newsworthy guests such as Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend will also take the couch. [Katie]

Sunday’s episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey garnered the show’s highest ratings to date with 3.1 million total viewers. In addition, What What Happens Live's 1-on-1 featuring Andy Cohen’s interviews with Caroline Manzo and Teresa Giudice was also the highest rated episode of the year across all key demographics. [Bravo]

Tom (Bob Clendenin) is getting a girlfriend on Cougar Town. Ali Wentworth, who once starred as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend in the classic “Soup Nazi” episode of Seinfeld will play the role. Cougar Town will return in 2013 on TBS. [TV Line]

Bailey Buntain of ABC Family's Bunheads will be making a guest appearance on ABC’s The Middle this fall. The ballerina will play a freshman that doesn't need any help from Sue (Eden Share) in becoming popular. [EW]

American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and MGM Television are coming together to remake Fame as a scripted TV series. This reiteration of the show, based on the 1980’s movie and subsequent TV show will focus on the students struggling for success in the tough celebrity world of today. [Deadline]

Seems Degrassi is a bit of a breeding ground for future The CW stars as yet another alum has joined the network on midseason show, Cult. Stacey Farber will play E.J. on the show about a show. She described her character via her Twitter as “a bit like Ellie (her Degrassi character) circa season 2 (plus tats, a nose ring, purple hair & 10 years of life.” [KSite]

Sondra Celli, known for her outlandish designs on TLC’s My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding will star in a new series for the network called Bling it On. The three-part limited series, which premieres Sept. 20 at 10 PM will show the designer fulfilling some of the craziest and most difficult requests including one from her very own mother. [TLC]

HBO’s True Blood had its best ratings of the fifth season for Sunday’s finale with 6.3 million viewers total in its two airings that night. When accounting all forms of viewing including DVR, the sexy vampire show is averaging 11.3 million viewers. [EW]

 

 

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