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Hart & Lawrence Land Tv Sitcom

1st February 2010

Fallen U.S. TV regulars MELISSA JOAN HART and JOEY LAWRENCE are heading back to the small screen as the stars of a new sitcom.The Sabrina The Teenage Witch actress and Blossom's Lawrence will team up...

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Flockhart Not Quitting Brothers & Sisters

1st February 2010

TV bosses have dismissed rumours CALISTA FLOCKHART is set to follow in ROB LOWE's footsteps by quitting hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS.The actor recently announced he will bid farewell to his TV family at the...

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30.69 Million Watch Obama's State Of The Union Address

28th January 2010

President Obama's approval ratings may be way down, but his TV ratings remained high Wednesday night as he delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. According to preliminary overnight figures,...

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'Ugly Betty' Cancelled

28th January 2010

'Ugly Betty' has been cancelled. The US show following the life of sartorially-challenged Betty Suarez working at Mode magazine, will end after four series. A joint statement by the show's executive producer Silvio Horta and...

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Ugly Betty Cancelled

27th January 2010

U.S. TV show UGLY BETTY has been cancelled.The cult comedy, which has become a global hit, debuted in 2006 and turned Emmy Award-winner America Ferrera into a household name. But there won't be a fifth...

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Fox Crushes Rivals With Football, Idol

27th January 2010

Scoring the highest ratings for a non-Super Bowl NFL telecast in 28 years, Sunday's telecast of the NFC Championship Game between Minnesota and New Orleans easily beat everything else on television last week as it...

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Nbc Exec Insists He Had A "Logical" Late-night Plan

27th January 2010

NBC Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin admitted Tuesday that he expected everyone to go along with his plan to reshuffle the network's late-night lineup, putting Jay Leno on at 11 30 p.m, Conan O'Brien on a...

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Paula Abdul's Million Dollar Deal

27th January 2010

Paula Abdul has been offered a $1 million deal to appear on 'Dancing With The Stars'.The 47-year-old singer and choreographer has reportedly been offered the huge sum as a Development Deal by network ABC. If...

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Massive Ratings For Nfc Championship Telecast

25th January 2010

More than 52 million viewers tuned in to Fox's telecast of the Minnesota Vikings/New Orleans Saints NFC championship game Sunday night, producing a 27.6 rating and a 41 share in preliminary overnight ratings. The telecast...

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Grammy-winning Composer Wild Dies

25th January 2010

Grammy-winning composer EARL WILD has died, aged 94.Wild, who suffered from congestive heart disease, passed away on Saturday (23Jan10) at his home in Palm Springs, California. He was the first pianist to perform a...

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Lowe Leaves Brothers & Sisters Behind

22nd January 2010

ROB LOWE is bidding farewell to his TV family on hit show BROTHERS & SISTERS after announcing he's quitting the series.According to Deadline Hollywood, the actor felt he was being underused as Senator Robert MCCallister...

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Viewers Approve Heavy Coverage Of Haiti Disaster

21st January 2010

Seeming to confirm that television viewers wish to see more hard news presented in their nightly news programs and less celebrity-oriented features, a new study released Wednesday indicated that 71 percent of the public approves...

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Viewers Aren't Missing Paula

21st January 2010

The loss of Paula Abdul has apparently not affected the ratings of American Idol one bit. The Fox talent show attracted 26.05 million on Tuesday night and 26.72 million on Wednesday -- on a par...

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O'brien Continues His Laugh Assault On Nbc Execs

20th January 2010

Conan O'Brien continued to milk his own predicament at NBC for laughs Tuesday night, saying during his monologue, "I spent the afternoon at Universal Studios' amusement park, enjoying their brand-new ride, The Tunnel of Litigation."...

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Saturday Night Lives

20th January 2010

Conventional thinking in the front offices of the television networks that few people are willing to spend Saturdays in front of their TV sets was dealt a blow last week when CBS coverage of the...

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Leno's 2004 Tonight Comments Are Replayed

18th January 2010

Jay Leno's 2004 comments on NBC's announcement that he would be replaced as host of The Tonight Show in 2009 may be coming back to haunt him. Over the weekend, the website FunnyOrDIE.com dug out...

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Zucker It Will All Blow Over

18th January 2010

NBC chief Jeff Zucker has dismissed criticism that the wrangling over Jay Leno's imminent return to The Tonight Show and the forced departure of Conan O'Brien from the time period have left Leno damaged goods...

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Idol Slips -- But No Rival Comes Close

15th January 2010

After roaring back with imposing ratings for its season debut on Tuesday, American Idol saw its numbers slump on Wednesday. Although Tuesday's ratings beat last year's opener, Wednesday's were down 11.6 percent from a year...

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Nbc Scores A Big Win With Football

13th January 2010

Football gave NBC executives something to boast about Tuesday even as they faced ridicule from within and without the company for their handling of the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien mess. The network's telecast of the NFL...

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Aniston Not Planning Trip To Cougar Town

13th January 2010

JENNIFER ANISTON's representative has dismissed reports the actress will reunite with her FRIENDS co-star COURTENEY COX in the second season of her U.S. TV hit COUGAR TOWN.The He's Just Not That Into You star was...

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Lambert Praises Liberal Parents

11th January 2010

Gay singer ADAM LAMBERT is grateful to his parents for accepting his sexuality and supporting him throughout his younger years, insisting he is "fortunate" to have grown up in such a liberal household.The former American...

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Bcs Telecast Scores For Abc

8th January 2010

Demonstrating that nothing -- absolutely nothing -- can beat football on television, ABC's coverage of the BCS championship game between Alabama and Texas Thursday night averaged a whopping 30 million viewers between 8 30 p.m....

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Report Leno To Return To 11 30

8th January 2010

Only days after NBC executives were putting out the word that they had no plans to make changes to their 10 00 p.m. hour until they put the rest of their programming house in order,...

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Nbc Again Has No. 1 Telecast -- But What Now?

6th January 2010

NBC's coverage of the final NFL game of the regular season was the most-watched telecast of the week as it attracted 16.3 million viewers, but it did little to lift NBC out of the weekly...

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30 Billion Videos Viewed In November, Says Study

6th January 2010

Some 170 million Americans viewed a record 30 billion videos from the principal online video websites in November, according to a study by comScore Video Metrix. Google's YouTube was by far the leader, accounting for...

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Gma Does Quite Nicely Without Sawyer

5th January 2010

Diane Sawyer's departure from Good Morning America to anchor ABC World News has not cost GMA any viewers. In fact, during the first week after George Stephanopoulos succeeded Sawyer, the show gained viewers, cutting the...

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Leno Beats Reruns -- On Nbc

31st December 2009

NBC has said all along that once television networks began airing reruns, The Jay Leno Show would shine. And Wednesday night proved the network right. The Leno show did shine Wednesday, but only when compared...

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Fox May Cease Howling At Midnight

31st December 2009

While some areas of the country will hear the bang of fireworks as 2010 arrives tonight, other areas -- served by Time Warner Cable -- will likely hear a brief "pfffft" if they are watching...

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Football Is Nbc's Biggest Xmas Present

30th December 2009

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...

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Smith Gives In To Movie Censors Over A Couple Of Dicks

29th December 2009

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...

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