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By United Press International   |   Dec. 19, 2012 at 7:51 AM

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TED NUGENT: Discovery Channel says it has not renewed "American Guns," won't air reruns from its past two seasons and will no longer feature gun advocate Ted Nugent.

"American Guns" wrapped its second season Sept. 5. The ratings hit reality show is about a family who runs a successful gun shop in Colorado.

"'American Guns' concluded earlier this year," the network said in a statement. "Discovery Channel chose not to renew the series and has no plans to air repeats of the show."

E! News said the network did not say whether the decision to cancel the show was directly connected to last week's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

The Raw Story website reported Tuesday a Discovery Channel representative confirmed Nugent will not be featured in future programs. The representative, who did not want to go on record, said the heavy metal guitarist's show -- "Ted Nugent's Gun Country" -- attracted only about 864,000 viewers when it was televised in October.

Nugent had told listeners of Armed American Radio -- which bills itself as the official radio program of The United States Concealed Carry Association -- to "expect that there will be at least a dozen shows a year."

The Discovery Channel representative told The Raw Story no plan had been in the works to turn Nugent's show into a series.

Nugent's publicist did not respond to a request for comment, The Raw Story said.


MARTIN SCORSESE: Martin Scorsese has confirmed he is directing and producing a documentary about former U.S. President Bill Clinton for HBO.

No title or premiere date for the film has been set, The New York Times reported.

Scorsese described Clinton in a statement as "a towering figure who remains a major voice in world issues" and who "continues to shape the political dialogue both here and around the world."

"Through intimate conversations, I hope to provide greater insight into this transcendent figure," Scorsese said.

"I am pleased that legendary director Martin Scorsese and HBO have agreed to do this film. I look forward to sharing my perspective on my years as president, and my work in the years since, with HBO's audience," Clinton said.

Scorsese previously worked with HBO on the documentaries "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" and "Public Speaking" about the author Fran Lebowitz.

Clinton, 66, served as president from 1993 to 2001. His wife Hillary is secretary of state under President Barack Obama.


SEAN HAYES: NBC says it has ordered "Hollywood Game Night," a new hour-long game show series created by actor/producer Sean Hayes.

The 8-episode show is based on the "Will & Grace" star and "Hot in Cleveland" producer's real-life "game nights," featuring A-list celebrities hanging out in a cocktail party atmosphere.

"We are proud to be in business with Sean Hayes, who creatively brings so many good ideas such as this new game show romp that will be raucous and entertaining," Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming for NBC Entertainment, said in a statement Monday. "Our audience will feel as if they are part of the party as we pull back the curtain on how today's Hollywood stars play at home while our contestants can earn big money."

NBC said the show will feature well-known people from the worlds of television, film, sports and politics, but no specific names were mentioned. The amounts of the cash prizes also were not mentioned.


JIMMY KIMMEL: Jennifer Aniston, Ryan Gosling and Bruno Mars will help Jimmy Kimmel celebrate his Los Angeles talk show's move to 11:35 p.m., ABC said.

Starting Jan. 8, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" will leave its 12:30 a.m. time slot and air 55 minutes earlier.

Slated to appear as guests during the first week in the new time slot will be Aniston, Gosling, Mars, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Lowe, Jamie Foxx, Mark Wahlberg, Amy Brenneman, Nicki Minaj, Mindy Kaling, Julie Bowen, Naomi Watts, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, No Doubt, Brad Paisley and LeAnn Rimes, ABC said Tuesday.

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