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CURRENT promotion

Joanna Drake Earl has been upped to COO at Current Media. She was president of new media.

GOOGLE, HALLMARK PACT

Hallmark Channel and Google have signed a strategic agreement to offer advertisers access to Hallmark programming through Google's TV Ads platform. The deal will allow marketers to place ads on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

'MODEL' LINE

CBS Consumer Products has launched an exclusive clothing and accessories line at Walmart Stores based on "America's Next Top Model."

ABC LOVES 'CUPID' LESS

ABC has reduced the order for midseason dramedy "Cupid" from 13 to eight episodes, including the pilot, citing inventory reasons. ABC recently cut the orders of its two other hourlong midseason series, "The Unusuals" and "Castle."

GROUNDED

CNN will close its unit that covered environmental, science and space stories. The cuts affect about five staffers, including correspondent and space reporter Miles O'Brien, who will leave the network. O'Brien has worked at CNN for 17 years, during which time he covered space shuttle launches, anchored hours and co-anchored "American Morning."
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