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Press Tour Roundup: Eight things I learned during Showtime and The CW's big day

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leblanc-gabby-maggieImage Credit: Colin Hutton/Showtime; Jordin Althaus/Showtime; Jo* Former Friend Matt LeBlanc is well endowed. Well, the fictional version of himself that he plays on Showtime’s upcoming comedy Episodes is well endowed—a plot point he joked was a deal-breaker during negotiations.

* The biggest problem with Joey, per LeBlanc, was the crappy writing. Oh, wait, this is supposed to be a list of stuff I didn’t already know.

* Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe—who’s co-starring in Showtime’s cancer-themed dramedy The C Word—is “still a normal girl… I ride the subway. I ride the bus.” Heck, I don’t even do those things anymore.

* Tom Welling doesn’t take his role of producer lightly. The Smallville vet flew in from Vancouver just to attend The CW’s 30-minute panel for Hellcats, the new cheerleading soap in which serves as an EP.

*  The CW’s Nikita is no Alias. Or Dollhouse. Or even the original Nikita. “We’re more of a Jason Bourne-type of [show],” said executive producer Craig Silverstein.

* The phoenix tattoo on Maggie Q’s thigh in the Nikita poster is the real deal. She got inked after a Fortune Teller told her she was a bird. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? ‘Cause I’m thinking what would she have done if the soothsayer said she was a Care Bear.

* One Tree Hill may live on beyond this season, threatened revealed CW prez Dawn Ostroff. Same goes for Supernatural, which Ostroff said she is “feeling really enthusiastic about… Everybody on the show feels there’s a lot of juice left in the characters. We hope it goes on for more than one more season.”

* With Smallville entering its final season, Ostroff said The CW is talking about adapting another DC Comics property for the small screen. That noise you hear is Wonder Woman firing up her invisible jet. (Additional reporting by Vlada Gelman)

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