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TV News Roundup: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Sets Season Premiere Date

Bravo has set the premiere date for “RHONJ” season 7, plus IMG to handle global sales for BBC’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Academy,” and more in Tuesday’s TV news roundup…

DATES

Bravo has announced the return of the hotly anticipated “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga are joined by new housewives Dolores Catania, a surgical technician turned realtor, and Siggy Flicker, a relationship expert and TV personality. Jersey veteran Jacqueline Laurita will be returning as well. The seventh season premieres July 10 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.

AWARDS

The Television Academy announced Jon Cryer, Chelsea Handler, Allison Janney, Regina King, Rami Malek, Garry Marshall and Bob Newhart will be attending its Hall of Fame Cornerstone Award ceremony during its 70th anniversary gala. The award ceremony will honor ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC as the first and only networks to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Ben Sherwood, Nina Tassler, Peter Rice and Robert Greenblatt will be receiving the awards on behalf of the networks.

DEALS

IMG will be handling global sales for BBC’s “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” starring Elijah Wood and Hannah Marks. The show is based on Douglas Adams’ (“Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”) comic novels of the same name. This partnership cements IMG’s continued expansion into entertainment sales; they recently negotiated sales for BBC’s “The Night Manager” starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.

“House” and “Lost” director and producer Greg Yaitanes signs on as executive producer, director and showrunner of Discovery Channel’s new series Manifesto.” The series details the FBI’s search for “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski told from the point of view of Jim Fitzgerald, an FBI profiler on the case who had an unconventional approach to gathering intelligence. John Goldwyn, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti and Troy Searer will all serve as executive producers along with Yaitanes.

Pamela Wolfe is Starz’s new executive vice president of human resources. Before joining Starz, Wolfe was chief people officer of Eleventh Hour and led the human resources team at CAA. She began her career at Disney.

SPECIALS

NBC’s “The Red Nose Day Special” will feature more than 65 stars, including Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton and Kobe Bryant. Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and more of “The Walking Dead” cast will perform in a comedy sketch. Blake Shelton and John will be performing. The charity event, which raises awareness for kids in need in the U.S. and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson on May 26.

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