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Fry Considers Putting The Look Of Love Onstage

11th June 2009

ABC star MARTIN FRY is considering turning the 80s pop act's hits into a new stage musical - because he thinks the tunes would be perfect for "a bittersweet love story".The idea for the show...

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Abc Star Fry To Head African Charity Trek

10th June 2009

ABC star MARTIN FRY and GO WEST's RICHARD DRUMMIE are teaming up to trek through Namibia next year (10) in an effort to raise awareness and cash for African medical charities.The 80s hitmakers will spend...

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Abc Tastes Victory With Nba Finals

10th June 2009

It was not your typical week in the Nielsen ratings for last week -- not by an NBA long shot. ABC's coverage of the first two games of the NBA Finals between the Orlando Magic...

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Cbs Wins With Reruns

9th June 2009

Despite airing an entire evening of reruns, CBS was able to hold off a strong challenge from ABC's slate of reality shows Monday night to win the night. ABC dominated the first two hours of...

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No News Feed West Coast Stations Go To Dead Air

8th June 2009

Several ABC stations apparently did not get the word that there would be no West Coast Feed of World News Saturday night and were left scrambling to come up with content to replace it. Dead...

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Ad Buyers Balking At Paying Primetime Rates For Leno

8th June 2009

Although many advertisers initially praised NBC for its decision to air a Jay Leno variety show in place of its regular 10 00 p.m. programming, citing the cost savings, they are apparently balking at paying...

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Fascinating Fact 7480

5th June 2009

JOHN LEGEND fans defied a rainy day in New York City to pack Central Park for a free concert on Friday (05Jun09). The gig was broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America, as part of the...

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The Abc Suspends Controversial Satire Show

5th June 2009

Following a viewer uproar over a sketch spoofing the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has ordered its top-rated satirical show The Chaser's War on Everything off the air for two weeks. (In the sketch,...

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Nba Wins, But It's No Slam Dunk

5th June 2009

The first game of the NBA Finals dominated primetime TV viewing on Thursday, with the ABC telecast attracting an average of 10.47 million viewers between 9 00 p.m. and 11 00 p.m., peaking in the...

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Australian Broadcaster Apologizes For Comedy Skit

4th June 2009

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has been swamped with complaints after its satirical The Chaser's War on Everything aired a sketch spoofing the Make a Wish Foundation and concluding with an actor advising that there was...

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Scrubs Star Maschio Sued Over Bar Brawl

4th June 2009

SCRUBS star ROBERT MASCHIO is facing legal action from a bartender who alleges the actor choked him during a drunken brawl at a charity event.The star, who plays Dr. Todd 'The Todd' Quinlan in the...

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I'm A Celebrity Scores For Nbc

2nd June 2009

NBC, which picked up I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! , the reality show that aired on ABC in 2003, posted solid numbers with a two-hour season debut on Monday. Celebrity ,...

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Nbc Wins Monday Night

26th May 2009

NBC collected a rare ratings win Monday night with two hours of its news magazine Dateline and an episode of Medium , a show that CBS picked up when NBC decided to cancel it last...

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Applegate Petitions For Samantha Who?

25th May 2009

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE has become the latest celebrity to launch a campaign to save their TV show - she is urging fans to sign a petition for her axed series SAMANTHA WHO? Applegate was nominated for an...

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Green Day Fans Take Over Central Park For Free Concert

22nd May 2009

Punk rockers GREEN DAY sent thousands of screaming fans flocking to New York's Central Park on Friday (22May09), when they played a free concert live on U.S. TV. Followers spilled out onto the streets of the...

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Disney/abc Boss Dragged Into Walsh Divorce

20th May 2009

KATE WALSH's estranged husband ALEX YOUNG is embroiled in a new court battle with Disney/ABC network president STEPHEN MCPHERSON, after he attempted to subpoena the executive to testify at his divorce trial. The Private Practice star's...

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Where Are Tv Viewers Going?

20th May 2009

Network ratings slipped further last week, despite the fact that many programs were airing season finales or closely approaching them. The top-ten list included the usual players, but all of them had seen better days....

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Applegate Comedy Axed

18th May 2009

Cancer survivor CHRISTINA APPLEGATE has been dealt a career blow - her critically acclaimed U.S. TV comedy has been axed. According to Daily Variety, ABC bosses have cancelled Samantha Who? due to economic reasons. Applegate was...

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Fox Boosts Its Fall Line-up

18th May 2009

Fox, which has always struggled with entertainment programming in the early part of the season, which is interrupted by its coverage of post-season baseball, has decided to introduce four new sitcoms and two dramas in...

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Scrubs Returns For Ninth Series

17th May 2009

The US medical comedy Scrubs is to return for a ninth series, it has been announced.The eighth, and what had been expected to be the last, series of the show had received low ratings after...

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Fox Rises To The Top

15th May 2009

Two weeks before the official close of the 2008-2009 season, Fox has taken the lead in the ratings among all major age groups, while CBS leads among total viewers according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Fox was able...

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Will Nightline Rule Late-night Tv?

15th May 2009

ABC, which once hoped to land David Letterman and later Jay Leno to host a late-night talk show, has discovered that what it already has been airing in the time period is more potent than...

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Nbc Narrowly Wins Nightly News Race

13th May 2009

The number of viewers who tuned in to the network nightly newscasts last week fell sharply from the previous week, but NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams continued to lead ABC World News With Charles...

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Same Old, Same Old Ratings, That Is

13th May 2009

Until Fox's American Idol and ABC's Dancing With the Stars end their runs this season -- and they will in the coming weeks -- the weekly list of top-ten rated shows will continue to look...

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Tomlin & Joosten In Talks For Housewives Spin-off

12th May 2009

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES actresses LILY TOMLIN and KATHRYN JOOSTEN are in talks to star in their own spin-off show. The pair - who will both turn 70 this year (09) - are negotiating a deal with ABC...

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Abc's Two-hour Dancing Has Legs

12th May 2009

Struggling ABC, seemingly seeking to milk its highest-rated show, aired a two-hour edition of Dancing With the Stars Monday night. Although it indicated that it meant the first hour to serve as a wrap-up, it...

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Jamie Oliver To Take On America's Fattest Cities

11th May 2009

British chef Jamie Oliver is to take his healthy eating initiatives to the US for a new television series, it has been announced.The Naked Chef, famed for revitalising school dinners in the UK, is to...

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Pixar To Open Vancouver Studio

8th May 2009

Taking advantage of Canada's and British Columbia's generous tax incentives -- as well as an extensive talent pool of local filmmakers -- Disney's Pixar's unit plans to launch a 20,000-square-foot animation studio in Vancouver by...

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Moonves To Advertisers Prepare To Pay More

8th May 2009

CBS, which was the only network to increase its ratings among young adults during the 2008-2009 season, plans to increase its rates to advertisers for next season, the network's president and CEO said Thursday. During...

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Nielsen Rolls Out Its Ratings Again

8th May 2009

Nielsen's ratings logjam, created by what it described as "server issues," was slowly being cleared away Thursday as the company finally released data for Monday and Tuesday's primetime programming. The company released Wednesday's and Thursday's...

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