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Meredith Vieira Officially Hands Over To Ann Curry

8th June 2011

Meredith Vieira, the 57-year-old American journalist, shed a tear as she made her final 'Today Show' appearance this morning (8th June 2011). Meredith Vieira officially signed off from Nbc's news show after nearly five years...

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Pelley Makes Low-key Debut On Cbs Evening News

7th June 2011

Scott Pelley took over the anchor chair on the CBS Evening News Monday and relegated the story that most newspapers headlined and NBC led with -- the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal -- to No. 3...

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Katie Couric Returning With Oprah Style Show

7th June 2011

Katie Couric's new TV show has been inspired by Oprah Winfrey.The 54-year-old journalist - resigned from her news anchor role at CBS 'Evening News' in April - has signed a new deal with ABC for...

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The Bachelorette's Bentley Quits Over Emily Maynard Disappointment

7th June 2011

The Bachelorette contestant Bentley Williams quit the show during Monday night's episode, citing his disappointment that Emily Maynard was not the star of this year's series. Bentley confessed that he was less than overawed with...

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Josh Duhamel's Leo Du Pres Returning To 'All My Children'

7th June 2011

Josh Duhamel, the American actor who rose to fame playing 'Leo Du Pres' on 'All My Children', will return to the soap for a cameo appearance before the long-running series comes to an end this...

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California Film Commission Selects Films To Receive Tax Credits

6th June 2011

The California Film Commission has announced that 27 movies and TV series will share $100 million in tax credits. The Commission said that it had received 176 applications this year. Three TV series received the...

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Couric Lands At Abc

6th June 2011

ABC, which is losing Oprah Winfrey, is gaining Katie Couric. The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both reported today (Monday) that a deal between the network and Couric is expected to be...

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Disney Planning To Expand Disney.com

3rd June 2011

The Walt Disney Co. may be having second thoughts about offering shows from its TV sites like ABC, Disney Channel, and ESPN and movies from its film studios on super sites such as Hulu and...

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Fox Sweeps Up May Ratings Win

2nd June 2011

Thanks to enormous ratings for the finale of American Idol, Fox trounced its competition in the ratings for total viewers and adults 18-49 in the final week of the May sweeps, which coincides with the...

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The Bachelorette Wins Monday -- On Its Own

1st June 2011

It didn't have the penultimate edition of Dancing with the Stars as a lead-in, but ABC's two-hour The Bachelorette nevertheless drew solid ratings Monday night. With an average of 7.1 million viewers -- peaking in...

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Oprah's Finale Biggest Ratings Since 1994

27th May 2011

Nielsen will not release final figures for another two weeks -- ratings for syndicated television shows are traditionally delayed that long -- but preliminary ratings for Wednesday's finale of The Oprah Winfrey Show indicate that...

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All Networks (Except Nbc) Clean Up During May Sweeps

27th May 2011

All three major networks had something to boast about as the May sweeps period came to an end. CBS once again attracted more viewers overall than any other network. But Fox finished No. 1 among...

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Abc's Nightline Beats Tonight, Late Night For 13th Week

27th May 2011

ABC once again boasted that with Nightline it had the biggest late-night audience last week in total viewers and those 18-49. It also claimed it ranked #1 in total viewers for the 13th week in...

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Ana Ortiz Pregnant With Baby-boy

27th May 2011

Ana Ortiz, the American actress best known for her role on Abc's comedy-drama 'Ugly Betty', is pregnant with her second child. Ana Ortiz told Latina.com that she is expecting her first boy with husband Noah...

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Katie Exits Without Much Of A Ratings Bump

25th May 2011

Ratings for the NBC and ABC nightly newscasts were down significantly last week. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams once again led the field with 8.61 million viewers, but second-place ABC World News with Diane...

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Dancing And Idol Draw Huge Ratings

25th May 2011

Television's two powerhouse talent shows, ABC's Dancing with the Stars and Fox's American Idol, continued to dominate the ratings last week as they headed into the final stretch. With an extra performance show on Tuesday...

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Parents Group Angered By Spears & Rihanna's S&m Performance

25th May 2011

Angry activists at a TV parents group have branded Britney Spears and Rihanna's risque performance at the Billboard Music Awards a "profanity-laced sex show".The two pop stars teamed up to duet on Rihanna's track S&M...

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Brad Womack's Fiance Hands Back Engagement Ring

24th May 2011

Brad Womack, the American reality television star, has reportedly split from his fiance Emily Maynard, according to U.S. Weekly Magazine. Brad Womack proposed to Maynard during the season finale of 'The Bachelor' in November 2011,...

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Bachelorette Steps On Dancing 'S Toes

24th May 2011

In an apparent effort to provide a big lead-in for the season premiere of The Bachelorette , ABC compressed Dancing with the Stars final "performance" episode to one hour Monday night. (A two-hour season finale,...

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Jeff Conaway 'Not Doing Well' Says Dr Drew

23rd May 2011

Jeff Conaway, the American actor who was found unconscious at his home on 11th May 2011, is "not doing well" in hospital, according to the Celebrity Rehab host Dr Drew Pinsky. Jeff Conaway slipped into...

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Peter Fonda Launches Expletive Barack Obama Tirade

20th May 2011

Peter Fonda, the American actor and star of the classic 1969 road movie 'Easy Rider', has launched an expletive attack on the US President Barack Obama over his handling of the Gulf oil spill. Peter...

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Idol, Dancing Dominate Ratings

18th May 2011

As Fox's American Idol and ABC's Dancing with the Stars neared the final stretch, ratings for both shows continued to dominate the Nielsen ratings list last week. Some 23.05 million viewers watched the Wednesday performance...

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Griffiths Returning Down Under

18th May 2011

Brothers & Sisters star Rachel Griffiths is heading back to her native Australia after the U.S. TV show was axed.The family drama was scrapped by bosses at America's Abc network earlier this month (May11) due...

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Tim Allen Returning To Televison In 'Last Man Standing'

17th May 2011

Tim Allen, the American actor and comedian, is returning to US television in the new sitcom 'Last Man Standing'. Tim Allen's new show has been picked up by Abc and will be included on the...

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Nba Game Sets Ratings Record

17th May 2011

TNT's telecast of Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls drew 11.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched basketball game on cable television in history. It...

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Fox Adds X Factor And Spielberg's Dinosaurs

16th May 2011

Fox was the second network to unveil its schedule, featuring what appeared to be a strong lineup that not only includes Simon Cowell's X Factor but also Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park- type drama, Terra Nova,...

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Ginnifer Goodwin Desperate To Get Snow White On Tv

12th May 2011

Walk The Line star Ginnifer Goodwin is begging TV executives at Abc to pick up the pilot for her new Snow White drama - because she thinks it's riveting television.The actress signed on for the...

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Ratings Everybody's A Winner (Or So They Say)

11th May 2011

Assessing their ratings results for last week, each of the major broadcast networks had something to brag about. For the first full week of the May sweeps. CBS could declare that it attracted more adult...

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Daytime Emmy Award Nominations For Axed Soap Operas

11th May 2011

Nominations for this year's Daytime Emmy Awards have been announced, with two recently axed soap operas getting nods in a number of categories. 'All My Children', 'One Life to Live' and 'General Hospital' all have...

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Cancelled Soaps Land Top Daytime Emmy Nominations

11th May 2011

Axed U.S. soaps All My Children and One Life To Live are set to go out with a bang after scoring a combined total of 25 nominations for the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards.Earlier this year...

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