♦ ABC has ordered up new episodes of Life on Mars, but it has no plans to shoot new ones of Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money, or Eli Stone. [THR]
♦ Penguin's Ann Godoff will be publishing pollster Nate Silver's two books as part of the deal he signed for $700,000. [NYO]
♦ Michael Phelps has signed on as a pitchman for Subway. [AdAge]
♦ Ted Turner's autobiography will make its debut on the New York Times bestseller list this week at No. 8. Also: Artie Lang, Howard Stern's sidekick, has landed a six-figure book deal. [NYP]

♦ Celebrity gossip magazines Life & Style and In Touch are both planning for a drop in circulation. [WSJ]
♦ Is trouble brewing at New York magazine? [Gawker]
♦ The Wall Street Journal is giving the Times a run for its money in the fashion advertising department. Luxury advertisers like Dolce & Gabbana and LVMH are now buying ads in the paper. [Bloomberg]
♦ Online ad spending grew in the third quarter. [Mediaweek]
♦ Chicago-based hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management has launched a proxy fight to oust the CEO and board of Sun-Times Media. [E&P]