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'Dollhouse,' 'Eastwick' axed

Fox's fantasy drama "Dollhouse" will end Jan. 22, after its current 13-episode order expires, said a person familiar with the show who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The show is off the schedule during November and will return Dec. 4. The Joss Whedon series stars Eliza Dushku as a woman who's implanted with different personalities. Also, ABC has announced its drama "Eastwick," based on the John Updike novel "The Witches of Eastwick" and a 1987 film version, will not air beyond its first 13 episodes. The low-rated series stars Paul Gross and Lindsay Price.

ABC to present music specials

ABC will air back-to-back one-hour specials on Thanksgiving night. The first will feature a Beyonce concert that was taped over the summer during her four-show stay at Wynn Las Vegas. Next up will be a show that includes highlights from Paul McCartney's July concert at New York's Citi Field. The specials will also will include interviews with the stars.

Animated films submitted

While the feature-length animation category for the Academy Awards has only had three nominees most years, expect more nods for the upcoming ceremony. A record 20 films have been submitted, and as long as 16 films qualify, there will be five nominees in the category. Submissions include films such as "Up," "Coraline, "Ponyo" and "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs."

Compiled from wire reports by Melissa Sullivan

 

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