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TV briefs: John Stamos, Jane Krakowski, Ryan Seacrest, Derek J, Miss Lawrence

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Actor John Stamos will have a short-term story arc in this season's  USA's "Necessary Roughness," shot at EUE Screen Gems in Atlanta. The show returns for a third season this summer.

The "Full House" actor will play Connor McClane, the founder of V3 — a sports and entertainment management company chasing Dani to bve on its payroll.

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Jane Krakowksi of "30 Rock" will be the featured entertainment at the Alliance's Tony fundraiser May 18 at the Woodruff Arts Center. The event benefits the Alliance Theatre’s educational programming for youth and families.

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Miss Lawrence and Derek J, two local hairdressers seen regularly on "Real Housewives of Atlanta,' are being given a test run of sorts for a three-part series called "Fashion Queens" on Bravo, debuting March 17 at 11:30 p.m. It will air three consecutive Sundays and will be a topical, fashion-based talk show. The third person on the panel will be New York media socialite Bevy Smith. This sounds a bit like "Fashion Police" on E!

"Bravo viewers have loved watching Derek J and Miss Lawrence tell it like it is for years on our air, so when we saw the opportunity to pair them with Bevy Smith, whose fashion point of view we've always admired, we jumped at the opportunity," said Eli Lehrer, Vice President, Development and Original Programming, Bravo Media, in a press release.  "We think it's going to make for a totally unique, deliciously outrageous take on the week in fashion."

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"The X Factor" auditions are not coming to Atlanta. Rather, they are in Charleston, S.C. starting March 19 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Wristbands will be handed out at 8 a.m. Sunday. There will be no camping out.
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A Buzzfeed blog posted a photo of Ryan Seacrest's portrait from 1993, taken by local photographer Rick Diamond, via Getty Images. This was when the Dunwoody High School grad was just out of high school at age 19, around the time he was working for Star 94:

1993 Ryan Seacrest:

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Chris Hayes, the weekend host on MSNBC, is taking over for Ed Schultz in the 8 p.m. slot.

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NBC has revived "The Sing Off" for a fourth season, more than a year after the last cycle ended.

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NBC has shuffled 'Smash" off to Saturday nights but appears committed to airing all the remaining episodes. Given its tepid ratings this season, there is zero percent chance the show will return for a third season. "Smash" is officially a flop.

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