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DVRs don't just save TV shows, according to a new survey, they save relationships. A whopping 79% of 1,000 DVR owners reported that the technology has improved their relationship, according to the "NDS DVR Report." DVRs were cited as the second-most-essential household technology item they can't live without, second only to the mobile phone. Among nontechnological household items, DVR was beaten only by the washing machine and microwave oven.
PALEY BOWS FALL SKED
Lucie Arnaz, Ricky Gervais, Ted Turner and a special "Monk" 100 episode panel are among the highlights of the Paley Center for Media's fall lineup, which was announced Tuesday. In addition, NBC has swapped out the series it's screening at its preview parties at Paley's L.A. and New York locations: Returning series "Life," "Chuck" and "Lipstick Jungle" will now be featured instead of new series "My Own Worst Enemy," "Kath & Kim," "Crusoe" and "Knight Rider." Paley also unveiled its documentary lineup, a look at politics and the election and several other lineups. Details: www.PaleyCenter.org.
TRIO SET FOR 'SKELLIG'
Tim Roth, Kelly Macdonald and John Simm are set to star in Sky1's feature-length drama "Skellig." It will air in the spring on Sky1 and Sky HD.