MTV's long-running "Total Request Live" is going on indefinite hiatus in November. Meanwhile, the music-themed "FNMTV" is scheduled to return in mid-November to MTV and MTV.com.
Elise 'Hands' on
Kimberly Elise has joined Cuba Gooding Jr. in the upcoming TNT original movie "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story." She will play the mother of Benjamin Carson (Gooding) in the movie, based on the real-life pediatric neurosurgeon's memoir.
Emmy sets scene
To help celebrate the Emmy Awards' 60th anniversary, producers are planning to re-create iconic TV show sets onstage at the Nokia Theatre during Sunday's ceremony, which airs on ABC. Featured shows will include "Desperate Housewives," "Seinfeld," "The Simpsons," "The West Wing" and "M*A*S*H."
'Mad Men' delay
AMC has decided to pre-empt its Emmy-nominated drama "Mad Men" by a week because the next new episode was scheduled to air opposite Sunday's Emmy telecast. The show received a total of 16 Emmy nominations this year, second only to NBC's "30 Rock" in the series field. "Mad Men's" second-season finale will air Oct. 26.
"One Tree Hill" alum Ernest Waddell (Stone Manners and McGowan Management) is returning to the show, reprising his role as Derek Sommers for two episodes on the CW drama.
Actors Elinor Donahue, Polly Bergen and Martin Landau, composers Patrick Williams and Buddy Greco and actor-artist Michael Horse have been named recipients of 2009 Gold and Silver Circle honors by the Pacific Southwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Trena Keating has joined Endeavor as an agent in the New York-based book division. She most recently was editor in chief of Dutton at the Penguin Group.