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The CW sets its Sunday lineup

Two weeks after the CW announced its tentative fall schedule, word comes of the new shows that will make up the face of the network's Sunday night lineup.

Two weeks after the CW announced its tentative fall schedule, word comes of the new shows that will make up the face of the network's Sunday night lineup.

Media Rights Capital (MRC) announced that it will bring to the CW

In Harm's Way


Surviving Suburbia


Valentine, Inc.


Easy Money

for the greater part of the Sunday prime-time programming block.

These shows will join the CW's other fall 2008 shows



Surviving the Filthy Rich

, and



Beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be the narrative reality show

In Harm's Way

, which will take a look at the lives of people who perform dangerous jobs. Executive producer

Craig Piligian

already had a hit with Discovery channel's

Dirty Jobs

, which puts host

Mike Rowe

in the shoes of some of America's filthiest work environments.

Following that will be the half-hour comedy

Surviving Suburbia

, which centers on a family and their new, and most assuredly, wacky neighbors.

Valentine, Inc.

is an hourlong dramedy that revolves around the romantic and sometimes amusing stories that come out of an agency that mends broken hearts and finds lost loves and true loves.

Finally, another one-hour drama,

Easy Money

, will focus on a family that runs a high-interest loan business.

'Nashville Star' lands second life on CMT.

CMT has landed second-run rights to NBC's

Nashville Star

, which makes sense, if you think about it.

Nashville Star

, which previously aired on USA, will premiere its sixth season on NBC on June 9. CMT will get its first crack at re-airings on the afternoon of June 14. CMT's encores will move to their regular slot starting June 20 at 8 p.m.

Kelsey Grammer now part of ABC's 'Empire.'

Following the cancellation of

Back to You


Kelsey Grammer

may not have much of a layoff.

The multiple-Emmy winner has signed on to ABC's comedy pilot

Roman's Empire

, the show-biz trade papers report. He'll play the title character, an eccentric billionaire.

The show marks Grammer's first role in a single-camera comedy after more than two decades of playing Dr. Frasier Crane on multi-camera shows




. This season, he starred

Back to You

on Fox with Patricia Heaton. His casting in

Roman's Empire

likely will put to rest speculation that the show might switch networks.

Roman's Empire

is told through the character of Leo (

Nick Thune

, of

Knocked Up

), a guy who can't escape the grasp of Roman Pretty (Grammer) and his family even after he breaks up with Roman's daughter (

Christine Woods


Costars join '24' prequel.

A trio of costars have joined the cast of Fox's


prequel telefilm, slated to air in November.

According to the Hollywood Reporter,

Eric Lively


Tony Todd


Gil Bellows

will appear in the two-hour special, scheduled for Nov. 23 as a bridge between the sixth and seventh seasons of the Emmy-winning drama.

When the prequel special begins,

Kiefer Sutherland

's Jack Bauer is in South Africa handling an international crisis. Back at home, the newly elected president (series newcomer

Cherry Jones

) is preparing for her inauguration day.

Part of the prequel is being shot in South Africa and Sutherland told advertisers gathered for the announcement of Fox's fall lineup that the story would, indeed, be in real time.

The trade paper says that Lively (

The L Word

), brother of

Gossip Girl


Blake Lively

, will play the president's son, while Bellows will play a State Department officer with a subpoena to serve to Bauer. Todd is set as Gen. Juma, a cruel African dictator.