Ex-Smallville and Dukes of Hazard star John Schneider has reportedly been cast in a new pilot for Spike TV. The cable network has green lit "Back Nine", a sports comedy featuring Schneider as a hard-drinking former golfing champ. The character travels the country competing in golf tournaments with a sex-addicted caddy, named Tiger. The character was reportedly created and named "Tiger" more than a year before pro golfer Tiger Woods's recent indiscretions became public.
Fans of the Olympics are upset that NBC won't show some big Olympic events live, but they will show Tiger Woods. After weeks of speculation, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem confirmed Thursday that Tiger Woods indeed went to rehab. Until now, no one has verified that the 34-year-old golfer had sought treatment.
CBS will begin selling some television shows for 99 cents per episode through Apple's iTunes service. The network has not worked out which shows to offer at lower costs. Other television networks have also agreed to similar terms and are expected to begin selling some shows at the reduced price to ignite sales. The lower prices could arrive in time for the consumer launch of Apple's iPad.
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