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Updates from Austin TV and radio stations – and a whole lot more.

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‘Shipping Wars’ producer sues, says she’s owed overtime pay

For the second time in less than a month, an Austin-based company that produces reality TV shows has been hit with a lawsuit alleging unpaid wages.

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KVUE special looks at state of mental health care in Texas

KVUE investigative reporter Andy Pierrotti takes an in-depth look at the state of mental health care in Texas during a 30-minute special this weekend.

New news director set to join KEYE

A new boss will soon oversee the KEYE news team. Rob Cartwright has been hired to serve as the CBS affiliate’s news director, the station announced today.

New news director set to join KEYE

A new boss will soon oversee the KEYE news team. Rob Cartwright has been hired to serve as the CBS affiliate’s news director, the station announced today.

Leslie Head

In lawsuit, 'Texas Car Wars' stars say they haven't been paid

More than two years after “Texas Car Wars” first aired on the Discovery Channel, four of its stars claim they’ve yet to be paid in full – and that chunks of the reality show were staged by producers.

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Revolution

Extra injured on 'Revolution' set sues Austin fencing company

A woman working as an extra on a network television show that was filmed in Central Texas has filed suit against an Austin fencing company, claiming she was injured when an “extremely large gate” fell on her last year.

Jane Slater

New host joins Longhorn Network

Look for a new face to pop up Monday on the Longhorn Network. The Austin-based cable channel, which is operated by ESPN as part of a 20-year, $300 million deal with the University of Texas, has hired Jane Slater as a reporter and host of the “Longhorn Extra” program.

Austin stations score Emmy nominations

The list of nominees for this year’s Lone Star Emmy awards is out, and Austin stations fared well.

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4 Austin restaurants featured on new Bravo show

Reality TV’s undying love for Austin continues, with yet another show focusing its attention on our fair city.

Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.