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Football Is Nbc's Biggest Xmas Present

During a typical week of pre-Christmas reruns, the broadcast networks last week saw a huge drop in viewers, save for the football telecasts. Some 19.04 million viewers tuned for NBC's telecast of the Dallas-Washington Sunday...

30th December 2009

Smith Gives In To Movie Censors Over A Couple Of Dicks

Director KEVIN SMITH has been forced to change the name of his new BRUCE WILLIS cop comedy because studio bosses felt A COUPLE OF DICKS would lead to marketing issues.The Clerks filmmaker wanted to use...

29th December 2009

Why Kevin Smith Agreed To Change Title Of His Movie

Kevin Smith agreed to change the title of his latest movie to Cop Out , after learning that his previous title, A Couple of Dicks , would face the same sort of rejection by TV...

24th December 2009

Disney Cuts Iger's Take-home Check

Even the CEO of the Walt Disney Co. isn't protected against budget cutters, it turns out. After a dismal year at Disney's movie studio -- with the striking exception of Pixar-produced Up --a mediocre year...

24th December 2009

Ratings Cbs Swamps The Competition

CBS made it almost a clean sweep in last week's ratings competition. Of the top 15 entertainment shows, CBS accounted for 14 of them. Its Monday-night Big Bang Theory and its Tuesday-night The Good Wife...

23rd December 2009

Leno Improves Against Reruns -- Slightly

TV analysts will be keeping an eye on The Jay Leno Show for the next few weeks as it faces a slew of repeats by competitors in the 10 00 p.m. hour. NBC has said...

22nd December 2009

Sawyer Takes Over As Permanent World News Anchor

Diane Sawyer took over on Monday from Charles Gibson as the headliner of ABC's World News nightly newscast without hoopla -- by design. Her first newscast as regular anchor could have been her 100th or...

22nd December 2009

Apple May Offer A La Carte Channels

Apple, via its iTunes store, could begin delivering to television viewers as early as next year what many of them have long demanded -- a la carte pricing of broadcast and cable programming, the Wall...

22nd December 2009

Disney's Sale May Have Been Citadel's Doom

In another case of a highly leveraged media acquisition collapsing under its own weight of debt, Citadel Broadcasting, which bought the Walt Disney Co.'s ABC Radio Networks and Disney's owned-and-operated radio stations in 2006, filed...

21st December 2009

Bad Timing For Sawyer's Iran Trip

The timing could not have been worse for Diane Sawyer, who is set to take over the anchor's desk on ABC's World News tonight (Monday) with a much publicized interview with Iranian President Mohmoud Ahmadinejad....

21st December 2009

Sawyer To Make Low-key Debut On World News

ABC is installing Diane Sawyer as anchor of its nightly World News evening newscast beginning on Monday without anything approaching the hoopla that surrounded Katie Couric's debut on the CBS Evening News in 2006. In...

18th December 2009

Dvr's Changing Viewing Habits?

Appearing to clash with a study issued just last week by Nielsen Research indicating that fewer than 1 percent of viewers use DVRs to watch programs at a later time, Horizon Media issued its own...

16th December 2009

Nfl, Loser Put Nbc Back Into The Running

Football continued to dominate the national ratings last week as NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage of the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles contest easily grabbed the top spot on the Nielsen list with 20.88 million viewers....

16th December 2009

Lawrence Continued Scrubs For Crew

SCRUBS creator BILL LAWRENCE decided to extend the sitcom for another year to save the jobs of his loyal crew workers.The hospital comedy garnered a cult following after its launch in 2001 but its future...

16th December 2009

Sawyer Departs Gma With Tears, Smiles

Diane Sawyer bade a teary-eyed farewell to her Good Morning America audience this morning (Friday) but assured her viewers that her "heart is smiling." She is due to succeed Charles Gibson as anchor of ABC's...

11th December 2009

Top-rated Tv Shows Of 2009 Named

Nielsen today (Friday) released its annual list of top-rated TV series, with Fox's American Idol once again taking the top-two positions. Two new shows also made the list, CBS's NCIS Los Angeles at No. 6,...

11th December 2009

Kiss Donate Instruments To U.s. School

Rockers KISS have teamed up with TV executives to promote music education in U.S. schools - by donating instruments to students in Oklahoma.The band formally presented 40 brand new musical instruments to youngsters at Wilson...

10th December 2009

Musical Chairs At Abc News

A wild game of musical chairs is likely to be played out at ABC News within the next three days as Diane Sawyer departs Good Morning America on Friday to take over the anchor desk...

9th December 2009

Football Fans Control The Remote

Sunday Night Football on NBC continued to trounce every other program on network TV last week as coverage of the Minnesota Vikings/Arizona Cardinals game attracted 20.89 million viewers. By contrast, the No. 2 show, CBS's...

9th December 2009

Nightline Now Beats Rivals Even Among Adults 18-49

ABC's Nightline, which once faced the threat of extinction if ABC made a deal to hire Jay Leno after he left the Tonight show, now finds itself not only beating David Letterman and Conan O'Brien...

8th December 2009

Lambert Invited To Abc's The View

Adam Lambert, who was kicked off ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve show, has found himself welcome at ABC's The View . "Hey friends! I will be performing and hanging...

8th December 2009

Fox Hires Lambert For Live-tv Gig

Apparently Fox has few qualms about putting Adam Lambert back on live television. The network announced today (Monday) that Lambert will appear on the season finale of So You think You Can Dance , scheduled...

7th December 2009

Axed Lambert Invited Back On U.s. Tv Network

ADAM LAMBERT has been invited to perform on U.S. network ABC - a week after TV bosses cancelled a string of his appearances in the wake of his controversial performance at the American Music Awards...

7th December 2009

Stephanopoulos Tapped To Host Good Morning America

ABC News wants George Stephanopoulos to replace Diane Sawyer as co-host of Good Morning America when Sawyer takes over as anchor of ABC's World News evening newscast on December 21, the Washington Post reported today....

4th December 2009

Will Nbc Go All-cable?

The credit ratings agency Fitch predicted Thursday that at least one broadcast network -- NBC and ABC would be "the most likely candidates," it said -- will likely attempt to regain ground by becoming a...

4th December 2009

Lambert At Center Of Public Storm

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) late Thursday was forced to hurriedly backtrack on a statement it had issued earlier in the day in which it appeared to support ABC's decision to cancel...

4th December 2009

Monday Night Football On Espn Beats The Nets

Once again ESPN's Monday Night Football outdrew everything on broadcast television Monday night as 21.4 million tuned in to the game between the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints. In New Orleans, where...

3rd December 2009

Susan Boyle Trounces Adam Lambert In Cd Debut

Move over, Adam Lambert. The TV talent show runner-up who dominated the record charts last week was Susan Boyle, who placed second in the U.K.'s Britain's Got Talent contest earlier this year. Boyle's album, I...

3rd December 2009

Lambert Loses Two More Tv Spots After Amas Uproar

ADAM LAMBERT's controversial performance at the American Music Awards last month (Nov09) has cost him two more appearances on U.S. TV after network bosses were flooded with complaints about his racy set.The openly gay star...

3rd December 2009

Ugly Betty To Get A More Appealing Time Slot

After audiences found the Friday-night time slot for Ugly Betty unattractive, the network has reportedly decided to move it to Wednesday nights at 10 00 p.m., taking over the slot being vacated by the failed...

2nd December 2009

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Leaked "Batman vs. Superman" Trailer Generates Extra Publicity

As far as publicity goes, the leaked Batman vs. Superman trailer may...

Watch The Old Meet The New As 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Teaser Excites Fans [Trailer & Pictures]

Star Wars fans got what they’d been waiting for on Thursday, as the...

Jennifer Lopez To Pay Tribute To The Late Selena Quintanilla

Almost two decades after portraying Selena Quintanilla on the big screen...

George Clooney Travels Through Time In The Mysterious 'Tomorrowland' [Trailer + Pictures]

It's now time to get excited for what looks to be one of the most visually...

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned

As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the...

'A Little Chaos' Brings British Humour To A French Tale

The new period drama 'A Little Chaos' may be set in France in the 17th century, but its...

'Furious 7' Sparks The Rumour Mill

As the seventh 'Fast & Furious' movie continues to dominate the global box office, rumours are swirling about where...

Live At Leeds 2015: Great For Music, Great For Life In General

So, Live At Leeds is but two weeks away from bringing some of the...

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