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Abc Probing Possibility Of Further Phony Stories By French Writer

It was alleged Thursday that numerous interviews published under the byline of Alexis Debat, a former ABC News consultant, may never have taken place. Following Senator Barack Obama protest that he had never been interviewed...

The View Making Whoopi -- And Vice Versa

Whoopi Goldberg's first week as a full-time panelist on ABC's The View captured an average of 3.5 million viewers, some 70,000 more than tuned in for Rosie O'Donnell's first week a year ago, according to...

Degeneres Banned From Using Her Own Sitcom Clips

U.S. chat show host ELLEN DeGENERES has been refused access to clips from her own former sitcom. The comedienne asked ABC/Disney bosses to let her show a segment from her old programme, which featured a...

Zwick Revives Dead Tv Show For Internet Venture

Movie mogul ED ZWICK is to co-direct and co-produce a revival of ill-fated U.S. TV series QUARTERLIFE to air on social networking website MySpace.com. The show, about a group of young friends living and working...

Abc News Opts Out Of Journalists' "Club"

ABC's chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross said he was surprised by NBC's refusal to cooperate with his probe of the Dateline NBC "To Catch a Predator" series. In an interview with the New York Observer,...

Nbc Kicks Off Season At No. 1

What a difference football makes for NBC's standing in the ratings. Two NFL games last week, on Thursday and Sunday, pushed the network to the top of the ratings list with an average 5.4 rating...

No Surge For Couric's Ratings In Iraq

Katie Couric's trip to Iraq did not help win her new viewers. In fact, according to Nielsen Research, even more viewers fled The CBS Evening News as it set a new record low average of...

Sherri Shepherd Joins View, Talks About Her Nude Photos

Sherri Shepherd joined the panelists on ABC's The View Monday but failed to generate the controversy that Whoopi Goldberg did when, during her debut on the show a week earlier, she defended football star Michael...

Former Gma Producer Takes Over Cbs's Early Show

In yet another major shake-up at CBS News, Shelley Ross, the former producer of ABC's Good Morning America, has been named senior executive producer of CBS's third-place morning talk show, The Early Show. She replaces...

Did Nbc Pervert Justice?

ABC chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross has claimed that Murphy, TX police sent a SWAT team to the home of an assistant district attorney in a nearby county to stage a dramatic arrest of the...

Trump Hits Back At 'Liar' O'donnell In New Book

Tycoon DONALD TRUMP has attacked ROSIE O'DONNELL in his new book THINK BIG AND KICK ASS - calling the U.S. TV personality a "loser". The pair have been feuding since Trump's appearance on O'Donnell's former...

Univision Claims It Was No. 1 Among 18-34-Year-olds

Spanish-language network Univision boasted Thursday that in the first week that Hispanics were included in Nielsen's overall ratings -- not as just a niche segment -- it ranked #1 among adults 18-34. In a statement,...

Abc To Air Exposé About Nbc Exposé

In a rare instance of one network's news magazine program criticizing another's, ABC's 20/20 is scheduled to air a Brian Ross investigative feature about Dateline NBC's "To Catch a Predator" series tonight (Friday). ABC has...

First Asian Oscar Winner Umeki Dead At 78

Miyoshi Umeki, who became the first Asian performer to win an Oscar -- as best supporting actress for 1957's Sayonara -- died in Licking, MO on Aug. 28 of cancer at age 78, the Associated...

Abc In Online Deal With Warner's

ABC Entertainment has struck an elaborate two-year deal with Warner Bros. TV Group for online distribution of the four Warner's-produced shows that the network will air this season. Under it, viewers will be able to...

Peacock Takes Swan Dive

Last week, the average ratings for NBC programs sank to their lowest level since Nielsen's current method for determining audience size was instituted some 20 years ago. The network averaged just 4.17 million viewers per...

Whoopi Is Gold On The View

Overnight ratings indicated that 3.4 million people watched Whoopi Goldberg's controversial debut on The View on Tuesday. That compares with about 4.4 million who watched Rosie O'Donnell's debut on the ABC talk show a year...

Liberal Filmmaker Oliver Stone Supports Conservative Filmmaker

Liberal filmmaker Oliver Stone has expressed anger over the decision by ABC not to release on DVD a controversial miniseries, The Path to 9/11, which was condemned by fellow liberals as right-wing propaganda directed at...

Couric Lands Interview With Bush -- In Iraq

As luck would have it, President Bush decided to pay a surprise visit to Iraq just two days after Katie Couric landed there, thereby allowing Couric to land a brief interview with him for Monday...

Gma Adds An Hour -- Online

Like its rival the Todayshow, ABC's Good Morning America has added another hour, effective today (Tuesday) -- only the additional hour will be able to be seen only by people with high-speed Internet connections, Broadcast...

Abc Won't Be Pushing Daisies Pilot Too Hard On Web

ABC has decided not to make the pilot episode of its much-talked-about fall series Pushing Daisies available for previewing on the Internet. Although scenes from the episode will likely be posted on YouTube and other...

Posh Lands Tv Role

Victoria Beckham will make a guest appearance in the second series of US TV show Ugly Betty.TV network ABC confirmed the cameo, according to reports, allowing Beckham to boost her stateside profile with the role.As...

By on 31 August 2007

More British Accents On U.s. Tv?

Should a writers' strike shut down U.S. television production in the coming months, broadcast networks may substitute programs produced in Canada, the U.K., and Australia, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). Although the trade publication said...

Osmond: 'I Can't Dance'

Former seventies star MARIE OSMOND was stunned when she was invited to appear on U.S. TV talent show DANCING WITH THE STARS, because she can't dance. Osmond, 47, will be partnered with a professional dancer...

Abc And Nbc Newscasts Finish Neck-and-neck

ABC's World News and NBC's Nightly News wound up in a virtual dead heat in the ratings last week. Nielsen Research said that the ABC newscast drew 8.08 million viewers, while NBC's drew 7.93 million....

For Nbc, It Was Almost Like "Must See Tv"

The final competition among the contestants on NBC's America's Got Talent, won by ventriloquist Terry Fator, drew 13.9 million viewers last Tuesday, making it the most-watched show of the week -- and of the entire...

Apple To Sell Tv Shows On Itunes

Apple has announced the launch of a video download service for UK consumers, meaning they will now be able to purchase individual episodes of top US TV shows such as Ugly Betty.In a statement today...

By on 29 August 2007

Roberts Plans Mississippi Cancer Mission

Breast cancer fighter ROBIN ROBERTS will return to TV in America this week (beg27Aug07) to interview survivors of the disease in Lousiana and Mississippi. The TV news anchorwoman's reports from her home state of Mississippi...

Cable Show Outdraws All The Networks'

NBC's America's Got Talent got No. 1 on the Nielsen ratings list last week, tying with CBS's 60 Minutes but edging out the news magazine in total number of viewers and beating it handily in...

Wholesomeness Wins On The Tube

The Disney Channel's High School Musical 2 became the most-watched basic cable TV program in history Friday as it drew 17.2 million viewers, well above the previous record of 12.5 million who watched the 2001...

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