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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play at halftime of the Feb. 1 Super Bowl in Tampa, Fla. This year, more than 148 million viewers watched Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
'SUITE' SPINOFF SUCCESS
The series premiere of Disney Channel's spinoff "The Suite Life on Deck" debuted big Friday, averaging 5.7 million total viewers, including 2.7 million kids 6-11 and 2.4 million tweens 9-14, ranking as Friday's second-most-watched entertainment program in total viewers on all of TV.
VERSUS IS A 'CONTENDER'
Cable network Versus has inked a deal with Mark Burnett Prods. and DreamWorks TV to air Season 4 of "The Contender." Tony Danza has signed on as host of the boxing-themed series, which bows in December.
A 'STAR' IS BORN AT MTV
MTV has teamed with Sean Combs and Mark Burnett for a new reality series, "StarMaker," that will set out to find the "next history-making superstars." The series was greenlighted for a January premiere.
EXECUTIVES ON THE MOVE
CBS Television Distribution has upped Scott Koondel to president of distribution. … Rainbow Media has upped Kim Martin to president and GM of WE tv.
CONSPIRACY FOR VENTURA
Jesse Ventura will shoot a pilot for truTV that explores mysteries behind modern-day conspiracy theories. The project is from A. Smith & Co.