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Dancing Stomps On Rivals' Feet

ABC's Dancing with the Stars once again trounced every other show on Monday night as a 90-minute performance edition attracted 18.80 million viewers. The show increased viewers in every half hour, capturing 17.22 million viewers...

Abc To Offer Ten New Shows Next Season

Like NBC, ABC is planning a major overhaul of its schedule next fall, introducing ten new series, it said today (Tuesday). Since all but one, the Wednesday-night sitcom Better Together, will be one-hour long, the...

Trachtenberg's Mercy Axed By Tv Bosses

MICHELLE TRACHTENBERG and JAMES VAN DER BEEK are the latest U.S. TV stars looking for work - their medical drama MERCY has been cancelled after its first season.Trachtenberg stars as a nurse in the hospital...

Milano Denies Tv Show Cancellation

ALYSSA MILANO is baffled by reports her new U.S. TV series ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED has been axed - insisting a decision has yet to be made by network bosses.Chiefs at ABC allegedly declined to commission a...

Scrubs Axed In Abc Cull

Long-running medical comedy SCRUBS, FLASHFORWARD and ALYSSA MILANO's new TV series ROMANTICALLY CHALLENGED have been axed as part of a cull by bosses at ABC, according to reports.Network chiefs have allegedly declined to commission a...

General Hospital Nurses 18 Emmy Nods

ABC's General Hospital , one of the few surviving daytime soap operas, picked up 18 Daytime Emmy nominations on Wednesday -- leading the pack. Jonathan Jackson, who plays Lucky Spencer (Luke and Laura's son) on...

Cougar Town Set For Name Change?

COURTENEY COX's COUGAR TOWN looks set for an overhaul after executive producer BILL LAWRENCE revealed plans to change the show's name.The series premiered in the U.S. in September (09), but the show has changed direction...

Abc Sees No Sign Of Economic Recovery

While numerous trade reports have indicated that advertisers are returning to the broadcast networks and that an economic turnaround for the television industry appears to be in progress, no such signs were evident in the...

Regrets? Idol Producers May Have Had A Few

American Idol did it Sinatra's way last week and saw its ratings plunge to their lowest level since 2002, the year the show debuted. Tuesday's performance episode attracted 17.5 million viewers, to place third for...

Dance Fever Heats Up

A two-hour edition of ABC's Dancing with the Stars dominated Monday viewing, easily capturing every half hour of primetime between 8 00 p.m. and 10 00 p.m. as it averaged 19 million viewers. Some 18...

Leno's Ratings Improve

After spending two weeks drawing ratings no better than those that Conan O'Brien averaged when he hosted NBC's Tonight show, Jay Leno moved up a bit last week. True, his ratings increased just a tenth...

Moonves Hints Rival Hulu May Be Failing

CBS chief Les Moonves said Wednesday that "there has been some rumblings about some dissatisfaction" among the partners in Hulu, who include the Fox broadcast network, NBC, and ABC. During a conference call with investors,...

Givens Denies Contacting The View Over Tyson Chat

A representative for MIKE TYSON's ex-wife ROBIN GIVENS has denied the actress ordered producers on U.S. show THE VIEW to ban the former boxing champ from mentioning her name during a chat.Tyson will be a...

Final Episode Of Lost To Last 2 1/2 Hours

Recalling the 2 1/2 hour-long finale of M*A*S*H , the most-watch scripted show in TV history, the final episode of Lost , it was announced Tuesday, will run 2 1/2 hours when it airs on...

Will Cbs News And Cnn Merge At Last?

CBS News and CNN are once again talking about combining their operations, published reports said on Tuesday. The reports suggested that the talks, which have been ongoing for years, were likely to come to fruition...

Dancing Leads, Idol Steps Back

ABC's Dancing with the Stars retained its title as the most-watched television show of the week as it attracted 20.4 million viewers, edging out Wednesday's results edition of American Idol , which drew 20.1 million...

Campbell Explains 'Blood Diamond' Interview Fuss

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL has accused ABC TV bosses of over-exaggerating her recent interview protest over questions about a 'blood diamond' gift from former Liberian leader CHARLES TAYLOR - to make it look worse than it...

Abc News Eliminates A Quarter Of Its Employees

ABC News's latest round of staff cutbacks -- the most stringent in its history -- ended on Tuesday with the firing of 22 employees after more than 300-400 other staffers and contract employees agreed to...

Dancing Trips Idol Again

Once again, Fox's American Idol was not the top-rated show last week. For the third consecutive week, it was beaten out by ABC's Dancing with the Stars , whose Monday edition attracted 21.07 million viewers....

Abc, Fox Issue Plus-sized Denial To Lane Bryant Accusations

Both Fox and ABC have denied accusations by "plus-size" women's fashion company Lane Bryant that they were employing a "double standard" when they asked that the company's ads for its new line of lingerie be...

Naomi Campbell's Diamond Outburst

Naomi Campbell reportedly attacked a news cameraman as she stormed out of an interview.The supermodel -renowned for her often violent outbursts - was enraged when she was asked about allegations she received a 'blood diamond'...

"Plus Size" Women's Chain Says Networks Censored Its Ads

The Lane Bryant women's clothing chain, which features fashions for "plus sized" customers, has claimed that the Fox and ABC networks have refused to air lingerie ads for its store. "ABC and Fox have made...

Hulu's Free Ride May Be Ending

Hulu, the online site that offers shows from NBC, Fox, and ABC -- and is owned by the corporate parents of those networks -- may have attracted a sizable number of viewers after its launch...

Tori Spelling To Get Talk Show

Tori Spelling is getting her own daytime talk show.The 36-year-old actress - who is best known for her role in 'Beverley Hills 90210' - is in discussions with US TV network ABC to front a...

Networks Stuck With Summer-like Ratings

It suddenly looked like summer last week as overall viewing plummeted to its lowest level since the week of July 13, 2009. To be sure, the biggest shows like Dancing with the Stars and American...

Romantically Challenged A Challenge For Abc

Ordinarily, any TV series that debuts with 11.56 million viewers would be regarded as potentially a big new hit. Unless that show's lead-in was Dancing with the Stars with 21.56 million viewers. That was the...

Ratings For Country Music Awards Drop

Although other awards telecasts and specials throughout this season have seen their ratings surge over last year, with some setting new records, such was not the case with Sunday night's telecast of the Academy of...

Tv Bosses Negotiating Sheridan 'Peace Package'

U.S. TV executives are reportedly preparing to offer NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN a "peace package" to convince her to drop a multi-million dollar lawsuit against DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES creator MARC CHERRY.The actress stunned fans of the hit show...

Networks Balk At Cutting Download Prices

According to earlier reports, Steve Jobs had hoped to announce at his February iPad unveiling an agreement with most television networks to allow episodes of current programs to be downloaded for a test period for...

Goodbye, Betty

ABC's Ugly Betty aired its series finale Wednesday night, and the results weren't pretty. The episode drew 5.4 million viewers, slightly better than its season average but nevertheless putting in last place in its 10...

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