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Imus Back In The Morning

3rd December 2007

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...

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No Early End To Strike Seen

3rd December 2007

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...

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Leno Staffers Sacked

2nd December 2007

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

30th November 2007

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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Golden Globes To Return To Sunday Nights

29th November 2007

For the first time in three years, the Golden Globes ceremonies will return to Sunday night. After presumably be scared off by the overwhelming popularity of ABC's Desperate Housewives on that night, the Hollywood Foreign...

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The Shrek For All Christmases

29th November 2007

In what may well turn out to be the highest-rated Christmas TV special ever, ABC's animated Shrek the Halls drew a whopping 21.06 million viewers Wednesday night and led into a repeat of How the...

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Ferrera + Efron Winners At Family Tv Awards

29th November 2007

UGLY BETTY star AMERICA FERRERA and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 hunk ZAC EFRON were crowned king and queen of family entertainment at the ninth Family Television Awards on Wednesday (28Nov07) night. Ferrera, 23, who plays...

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Dancing Sweeps To The Top

28th November 2007

Last week's penultimate Dancing With the Stars competition show on Monday night hoofed it to the top of the ratings as 22.85 million viewers tuned in. It marked the fourth time in the last five...

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Abc Dancing On Air With Massive Ratings

28th November 2007

Catching many TV critics off guard, race-car driver Helio Castroneves danced off with the mirrorball trophy on Tuesday night's season finale of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Most writers had predicted that Melanie Brown, the...

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So, How Many People Are Watching Network Tv Shows Online?

27th November 2007

Although the networks touted the results as a great success, Nielsen figures for the month of October indicate that ABC attracted 10.6 million unique visitors to the website where it streams episodes of its shows;...

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Leno, Even In Reruns, Rules

27th November 2007

After at first seeming to benefit from the writers' strike as it rose to first place among the late-night shows, Late Show With David Letterman dropped to third place last week, according to Nielsen Research....

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Dancing Puts On The Ritz

27th November 2007

ABC's Dancing With the Stars produced the best ratings of any entertainment show of the fall season Monday night as the final competition night nabbed a 15.7 rating and a 23 share in the 8:00...

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Imus's Sponsors Wait On Sidelines

26th November 2007

Don Imus's longtime advertisers -- even those who stuck with him during the controversy over his controversial remarks about the Rutgers University women's basketball team -- are taking a wait-and-see approach before committing to his...

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Dancing To The Top?

26th November 2007

The performance finale of ABC's Dancing With the Stars tonight (Monday) is expected to draw the biggest ratings for any show broadcast so far this season. Last May's finale drew 23 million viewers. However, a...

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Jackson Five To Reunite

26th November 2007

The Jackson Five are to reform for a tour, according to Jermaine Jackson, with his brother Michael set to take part in the reunion.Jermaine told BBC 6 Music that the band - featuring Tito, Marlon,...

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Jermaine Confirms Jackson 5 Reunion Rumours

26th November 2007

LATEST: JERMAINE JACKSON has confirmed speculation THE JACKSON 5 are to embark on a reunion tour in 2008 - complete with pop superstar brother MICHAEL. Concert promoter Leonard Rowe - the man behind Michael Jackson's...

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Fascinating Fact 4355

24th November 2007

SEAN COMBS has reunited with his RAISIN IN THE SUN co-stars PHYLICIA RASHAD, AUDRA MCDONALD and SANAA LATHAN for a TV version of the Broadway stage play. Raisin In The Sun will air on U.S....

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Cbs Struts On Turkey Day; Abc Squawks

23rd November 2007

CBS showed surprising strength on Thanksgiving night, a holiday night when the usual Thursday-night powerhouses ordinarily take a big hit. Indeed, with the exception of Pushing Daisies, ABC's lineup did perform poorly. At 9:00 p.m....

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Stars Dances Back To First Place

21st November 2007

ABC's Dancing With the Stars, which was tripped up a bit last week by CBS when it aired a drama that began on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and concluded on Without a Trace, took the...

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Fox's Smith Now Top-paid Cable News Anchor

19th November 2007

Under a new three-year contract, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will be paid $7-8 million a year, making him the highest-paid news anchor on cable TV and giving him a salary close to that paid...

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Early Show Staffers Exit After Ross Takes Over

19th November 2007

Shelley Ross, who, as executive producer of Good Morning America, was credited with lifting the ratings of the ABC morning show by bringing to bear her workaholic and volcanic personality, is alienating staffers of CBS's...

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Nbc To Air Web Drama Quarterlife

19th November 2007

A drama that made its debut on social networking website MySpace has been bought up by U.S. network NBC - and will be screened on TV next year (08). Quarterlife, created by the team...

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Will Strike Give Cbs A Black Eye?

16th November 2007

Sumner Redstone's decision to split Viacom into two separate companies, Viacom and CBS, in 2006 may have been taken without reckoning the consequences that a major strike would have on CBS. Analysts warned Thursday that...

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Spongebob Soaks Up Ratings

15th November 2007

If Nickelodeon channel's SpongeBob SquarePants movie had aired on a broadcast network Monday night, it would have come in in second place in the ratings only to ABC's blockbuster Dancing With the Stars. The special,...

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Peculiar List Of 50 Greatest Tv Icons

14th November 2007

In advance of a special to air on the nostalgia channel TV Land, the channel and Entertainment Weekly have issued a list of the 50 greatest TV "icons" of all time. The list is headed...

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Who Needs Writers? Abc Wins With Unscripted Shows

14th November 2007

Clearly ABC was not dependant on scripted shows last week as it easily defeated the opposition with huge ratings for Dancing With the Stars and the Country Music Awards. The network placed first in overall...

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News Magazines Set To Replace Struck Shows

14th November 2007

As the networks run out of fresh sitcoms and dramas in the coming weeks, news magazines are likely to replace them. "The reality is that 48 Hours is the utility player for the network, a...

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Thursday Night Sweeps Ploy Wins For Cbs

12th November 2007

CBS's Thursday-night crossover ploy, in which a story begun on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation at 9:00 p.m. concluded at 10:00 on Without a Trace, sent ratings up for each show but most of all for...

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Hasselbeck Has Baby Boy

11th November 2007

U.S. TV presenter ELISABETH HASSELBECK has given birth to a baby boy. The 30-year-old View co-host celebrated the birth of her son with American football star husband Tim on Friday (09Nov07) morning at an Arizona...

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Marston Leaves Soap Just Weeks After Assault Charges

10th November 2007

Actor NATHANIEL MARSTON is leaving U.S. soap ONE LIFE TO LIVE, less than three weeks after he was charged with attacking three people and fighting with police. The 32-year-old, who plays Dr. Michael MCBain in...

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