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Disney Unit To Produce Shorts For Online Viewing

In what today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times described as a return to "its short-form roots," the Walt Disney Co. is expected to unveil a comedy series composed of 10 3-5-minute-long episodes about window-washer slackers. The...

Kutcher + Banks Developing New Reality Show

Actor ASHTON KUTCHER is teaming up with supermodel-turned-talk show host TYRA BANKS for a new reality programme about beautiful people living together. Kutcher and Banks, who have reality TV experience with Punk'd and America's Next...

Candid Camera-like News Show A Ratings Winner

A news magazine that employs actors and uses hidden cameras much the way Candid Camera once did may hardly seem to qualify as a news program at all, but ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do?...

Idol: More Golden Than Oscar

Although ABC had the Oscars last week, Fox had three nights -- count 'em, three nights -- of American Idol, and that's all it took to come out on top of the Nielsen ratings for...

Leno: Let The Wooing Begin

Executives of Sony Pictures Television have let it be known that they are prepared to make a lucrative offer to Jay Leno in November, when he is permitted to enter negotiations regarding his future plans,...

Abc To Make Shows Available "On Demand"

ABC affiliates are being given the opportunity of making available network programming to their local cable, satellite, and fiber-optic distributors' video-on-demand systems, provided that their fast-forwarding capability be disabled. Each affiliate would be able to...

Oscars Tv Rating At All Time Low

This year's (08) Oscars ceremony has been snubbed by millions of viewers - with figures showing it attracted the lowest TV audience since 1974. The three-hour ABC broadcast only pulled in an average of 32...

Oscars Ceremony Watched By Record Low Tv Audience

The 80th annual Academy awards were watched by one of the smallest TV audiences in the event's history, according to early figures.Estimates from Nielsen Media Research indicate that an average of 32 million people watched...

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Family Group Protests Against Las Vegas Nudity

The Parents Television Council, which has been responsible for generating most of the complaints about alleged indecency on network television, has filed a complaint with the FCC against NBC and its stations regarding a Feb....

Oscar Ratings Delayed

Ratings for Sunday night's Oscars telecast on ABC were delayed by Nielsen Media Research today (Monday), but preliminary results suggested that the telecast may have wound up as the least-watched in history. Nielsen said that...

Fox Tv Stations Fined For Nude Scenes

U.S. broadcasting regulators have fined 13 Fox TV stations for showing an episode of MARRIED BY AMERICA which was said to contain "graphic bachelor party scenes". In 2004 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a...

Survivor Can't Survive Idol

CBS's Survivor: Micronesiamay have been handily beating the competition in the 8:00 p.m. hour on Thursdays so far this season, but it proved to be no match for a special one-hour results edition of Fox's...

Abc Loses Appeal Over Nypd Blue Nude Scenes

LATEST: U.S. TV network ABC has failed in its attempt to overturn a ruling penalising the broadcaster for depicting illicit nude scenes in an episode of NYPD BLUE. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refused to...

Writers Facing Harsh Reality

Last week's ratings results could not have lifted the spirits of Writers Guild of America members. Of the top ten shows only three were scripted. ABC's Lost placed highest on the list -- tied, with...

Primetime Victim Sues Abc

A 20-year-old woman who was seen on ABC's Primetime magazine in 2006 being verbally and physically abused by her father and stepmother when she was 15 has sued the network and the principals connected with...

Fcc Rejects Blue Appeal

Rejecting their appeal, the FCC ordered some 40 ABC affiliates to pay fines of $27,500 apiece by Thursday for airing a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue in which an actress's bare backside was shown. It...

Oscar Commercials Selling For Record Prices

Depending on their placement in the broadcast, 30-second commercials on ABC's telecast of the Feb. 24 Oscars telecast are fetching as much as $1.7 million each -- a record, Advertising Age reported Thursday. The trade...

Tribune Company Sells Hollywood Studios

Tribune Co. on Thursday sold its TV studios in Hollywood, the home of its Los Angeles TV station, KTLA, and the production site of such shows as Judge Judy, Hannah Montana, and E.R., to Hudson...

"Must-see" Night?

Ratings for virtually all of network television's offerings Thursday -- usually the highest-rated night of the week -- remained off substantially from their year-ago levels. CBS's Survivor: Micronesia may have won the 8:00 p.m. hour...

Quick Restarts For Cbs Sitcoms

The cast and crew of How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men got word Wednesday that they were all blessed with the luck of the Irish --...

More Love For Trees Co-stars

Another TV couple on hit U.S. show MEN IN TREES has found real love on the set. Hot on the heels of Anne Heche's romance with co-star James Tupper, which led to both stars ending...

Fox Dominates Week's Ratings

Fox captured the top spot in the ratings for last week (for American Idol). Also the No. 2 spot (for the Idol results show). Also the third spot (for House). Also the fifth spot (for...

Ugly Betty Staff Sacked

Staff working on hit U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY have been made redundant on the same day the programme was re-commissioned for a third series, according to reports. Television network ABC gave the green light...

Back In Business, Abc Renews Nine Shows

ABC wasted no time Monday following the return of showrunners to their offices (and an expected return-to-the-fold of writers later this week) to announce the renewal of nine series, including Dirty Sexy Money, Private Practice,...

90-Minute Deal Tops Monday

The usual Monday-night winners, Deal or No Deal on NBC and Two and a Half Men on CBS, continued to trounce the competition in their latest outing. An hour and a half of Deal averaged...

Tv Biz Remains Unsettled After Settlement

Repercussions of the writers' strike are likely to be felt among advertisers well into the fall season, Advertising Age observed Monday. The trade publication forecast that during the immediate future, less original programming will air...

Strike: Did Each Side Lose?

Several analysts have suggested that the strike will end with each side losing. Ratings at each of the networks except Fox are down substantially since the strike began, with advertisers being given rebates or "make...

Disney To Promote Fox's Idol

Seemingly following the advice "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em," the Walt Disney Co. announced Wednesday that it will develop at attraction at its theme park in Florida where visitors will be able to...

Ratings Down, Though Survivor's Survival Not In Doubt

Ratings for the season debut of the latest Survivor series may have been down considerably from previous years, but they were good enough to beat all the competition Thursday night. For its premiere, Survivor: Micronesia...

Former Abc Newsman Mcwethy Dies In Skiing Accident

Recently retired ABC News national security correspondent John McWethy, 61, died Wednesday from injuries received during a skiing accident in Keystone, CO. Witnesses said that he missed a turn and rammed into a tree, suffering...

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