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Leno And Kimmel Turn To Each Other

U.S. talk show hosts JAY LENO and JIMMY KIMMEL are struggling so much to find guests prepared to cross the Writer's Guild of America picket line - they've agreed to appear on each other's shows....

Nbc And Wga Engage In Picket Fencing

NBC claimed Friday that any attempt by the Writers Guild of America to enforce strike rules barring Jay Leno from writing his monologue for the Tonight show would violate federal labor laws. It did not...

Christmas Ratings A Late Present For Cbs

Nielsen Research got around to releasing ratings for Christmas week Thursday, and no network had much to boast about. CBS dominated the week with six of the top-ten shows, but its average 5.3 rating and...

Hasselbeck Returns To The View

TV presenter ELISABETH HASSELBECK is to return to U.S. chatshow THE VIEW just weeks after giving birth to her son. The conservative co-host will be back at the table with Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy...

Dick Clark Still Rockin' On New Year's Eve

Although his speech remained noticeably affected by the stroke that felled him in 2004, Dick Clark kidded co-host Ryan Seacrest and, as always, counted down the moments to 2008 in New York's Times Square Monday...

Controversy Roars Over Wga-letterman Deal

Following a deal that appeared to raise more questions than it answered, David Letterman's production company and the Writers Guild of America said Friday that Letterman's Late Show will be able to return to the...

"We Interrupt This Program ..."

All three major networks interrupted their programming at 8:30 a.m. this morning (Thursday) to present special reports on the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The TVNewser website reported that NBC's report from...

Couric's Loss May Be Gibson's Gain

For Katie Couric, the news has not improved -- the news concerning The CBS Evening News, that is. According to Nielsen Research figures reported by the New York Times, her newscast drew one million fewer...

Xmas Eve Will Find You ... Away From Tv

Christmas eve turned out to be the lowest-rated night of the season (and perhaps the lowest-rated Tuesday of the year) as CBS won with an lowly average 3.2 rating and a 7 share. NBC ranked...

Dateline Makes Impressive Come-back

On a night of relatively light viewing, a two-hour edition of NBC's returning Dateline news magazine led between 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. Friday. Each hour featured a "true crime" story, with the first hour...

Apprentice On Mercury

NBC has once again changed the start date for Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. It had originally scheduled the series to debut on Thursday, January 3 at 9:00 p.m. After learning that ABC planned to air...

Cbs Snubbed By Actors Union

CBS, the most-watched television network of 2007, received not a single nomination in any category for the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on January 27. ABC, on the other hand, received 11 nominations, three of...

All Talk Show Hosts To Return Jan. 2

It now appears that all of the network late-night hosts will be back on the air on Jan. 2. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel was the last to join the returning crowd, saying in a statement Tuesday,...

Cbs Returns To Top Spot In Ratings

Ratings for CBS's Survivor: China may have been considerably lower than those for past Survivor series but they were strong enough last week to give the network an easy win over its rivals. Daily Variety...

Abc Takes Wraps Off Mid-season

ABC announced a new strike-affected midseason schedule on Friday. The most prominent change is the return of Lost on January 31, a Thursday. The show will air at 9:00 p.m., the time period ordinarily occupied...

Critics Score Golden Globe Tv Nods

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has often raised eyebrows with its selection of movie nominees for its Golden Globes awards, did the same thing -- in spades -- with its selection of TV nominees...

Jackson 5 To Reunite For Dupri's Nye Party

THE JACKSON 5 will make their highly-anticipated comeback at a New Year's Eve party hosted by JERMAINE DUPRI, according to the hip-hop mogul himself. The ABC hitmakers are reportedly planning to embark on a reunion...

Abc Shifts Stossel Interview To Web

ABC has decided not to air an interview with Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul by 20/20 co-host John Stossel and instead present it as an online "exclusive." Paul advocates the kind of libertarian approach to...

Abc's Losses Are Cbs's Gain

CBS regained the title of most-watched network last week after ABC had to do without Dancing With the Stars, which has ended its current run, and Desperate Housewives, which has gone into hiatus due to...

Libertarian 20/20 Chat Posted On Website A Week Early

Nearly a week before it is scheduled to air on ABC's 20/20, an interview with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has been posted on the program's website. Paul, who generally espouses a libertarian viewpoint on...

Winfrey Movie Makes Abc's Day

The Oprah Winfrey-produced TV movie For One More Day performed strongly on ABC Sunday night, capturing an average 8.3 average and a 13 share, to beat the competition, including NBC's Sunday Night Football, between 9:00...

Meyers: 'Striking Is Harder Than Snl'

Comedian SETH MEYERS is hoping for a speedy resolution to the ongoing writers' strike - because picketing is harder than writing for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. The 33-year-old, who is head writer for the comedy show,...

Abc Tops On Internet, Too

ABC also scored highest on a new Nielsen survey of viewers who turn to the Internet to watch shows they have missed on the air. According to the survey, half go to ABC.com; 41 percent...

Abc Wins November Sweeps Week

ABC unseated CBS from its usual throne as the most-watched network last week. Among the key demographic group of adults 18-49, it held down all five of the top positions on the Nielsen ratings list....

Nbc Newscast Edges Out Abc's

In the nightly news race, NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams edged ahead of ABC's World News With Charles Gibson during the November sweeps month, with the NBC program averaging 9.2 million viewers and the...

Kimmel Keeps Talk Show Staff On Payroll During Strike

U.S. TV personality JIMMY KIMMEL has been showing his support for striking staff of his talk show JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! - he's been paying their wages since they formed the picket lines almost four weeks...

Imus Back In The Morning

A contrite and apologetic Don Imus returned to the airwaves this morning (Monday) with a surprisingly strong guest list. During his simulcast on WABC-AM in New York and the RFD cable network, he said that...

No Early End To Strike Seen

Movie and TV studio executives are due to resume talks with writers Tuesday, with little hope being expressed in trade publications that they'll yield positive results soon. Today's (Monday) Daily Variety commented, "Optimism for a...

Leno Staffers Sacked

The Hollywood writers' strike has cost non-writing staff on the Tonight with Jay Leno show their jobs.Around 80 workers were laid off yesterday because of halt in production by broadcast network NBC.A statement said the...

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Conan The Humanitarian

The 75 nonstriking staff members of Late Night With Conan O'Brien will continue to receive paychecks courtesy of O'Brien himself beginning next week, an NBC spokeswoman said Thursday. According to today's New York Times, the...

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