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Talent Shows Take The Lead

23rd August 2006

Their ratings numbers may have paled compared with those for American Idol, but the summer-season finales of NBC's America's Got Talent and Fox's So You Think You Can Dance drew some of the biggest audiences...

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Former Abc Newsman Comes Up Empty Handed

22nd August 2006

Former ABC newsman Richard Gizbert, who was awarded only $180,000 after he successfully sued ABC News claiming that he was fired after refusing to travel to Iraq, found himself losing out entirely Monday when an...

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Cuomo Goes To Gma But Won't Replace Gibson

22nd August 2006

Chris Cuomo will become a regular on ABC's Good Morning America, but he has apparently lost his bid to become co-anchor of the morning talk show with Diane Sawyer. Instead, he will become the news...

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Cuomo Named Good Morning America Newsreader

22nd August 2006

PRIMETIME co-anchor CHRIS CUOMO will join anchors DIANE SAWYER and ROBIN ROBERTS as a newsreader on ABC TV's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Cuomo, son of former New York governor MARIO CUOMO, will read the news and...

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Charvet And Burke Engaged

21st August 2006

Former BAYWATCH star DAVID CHARVET and ROCK STAR: SUPERNOVA host BROOKE BURKE are engaged and expecting a child together. Charvet proposed during a "summer party" he threw on Saturday night (19AUG06), according to Burke. She...

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Gibson Describes Polite Jockeying For Abc's Anchor Post

18th August 2006

Seeming to dispel earlier reports that he used strongarm tactics to beat Diane Sawyer out of the anchor's post on the ABC evening news program, Charles Gibson said Wednesday that he and Sawyer had several...

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Vargas Gives Birth, Begins Maternity Leave

17th August 2006

ABC news personality Elizabeth Vargas gave birth to a 7-lbs., 9 oz. baby boy Wednesday. ABC said previously that she would take a 9-12 week maternity leave. The impending birth of the child was cited...

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Iraq Upstaged By Latest Middle East Turmoil

16th August 2006

Even as violence in Iraq escalates -- with some 3,400 deaths occurring last month alone -- news reports from the country have waned, according to a new study. Andrew Tyndall, whose Tyndall Report monitors TV...

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Ratings Get Real

16th August 2006

Summer reality shows and news magazines dominated the Nielsen ratings last week, with eight such shows appearing among the top 20. CBS continued to reign supreme, placing seven shows in the top 10, including the...

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Kutcher Creates New Comedy

15th August 2006

JUST MARRIED star ASHTON KUTCHER is producing a new comedy for the US ABC network about a woman who returns to her school to become a guidance counselor. The series is the first scripted...

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O'brien Lays Into Abc For Letting Loose Pirates Against Emmys

14th August 2006

Conan O'Brien, who will host NBC's telecast of the Aug. 27 Emmy Awards, has criticized ABC's decision to air Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl against it. In the past, rival...

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Springer Joins Dancing Show

14th August 2006

Talk show host JERRY SPRINGER is the latest celebrity to sign up for the new season of US hit reality show DANCING WITH THE STARS. US network ABC announced the new performers, which also include...

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Goodbye, Abc Sports; It's All Espn Now

11th August 2006

Almost no one has any idea what the initials ESPN stand for (it's Entertainment & Sports Programming Network), but just about everyone knows what it means -- sports on TV. For that reason, apparently, ABC...

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Disney Makes A Comeback

10th August 2006

The Walt Disney Co. beat analysts' expectations by a wide margin as it reported that its third-quarter net income jumped 39 percent to $1.13 billion, versus $811 million during the same quarter a year ago....

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Talent Contests Rule On Wednesday

10th August 2006

The penultimate editions of the reality shows America's Got Talent on NBC and So You Think You Can Dance on Fox posted winning numbers Wednesday night. A 90-minute edition of Talent averaged a 6.3 rating...

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Sawyer Is America's News Sweetheart

9th August 2006

America's favorite news personality does not anchor any of the network evening newscasts. According to a Gallup Poll, she is ABC's Diane Sawyer with "the highest overall net favorable" results. ("Net favorable," the poll explains...

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Nbc Gets Big Preseason Kickoff

9th August 2006

NBC returned to gridiron last Sunday in fine form, with its preseason opener lifting it to a tie with CBS for the week among adults 18-49. The Hall of Fame Game drew 10.6 million viewers...

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Abc Bosses Press On With Holocaust Drama - Without Gibson?

9th August 2006

MEL GIBSON has suffered another blow after being lambasted for his anti-Semitic rant last month (JUL06) - his TV Holocaust mini-series may still go ahead, but with another producer. TV executives dumped the project, based...

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Candy Fights Back At Claims She's Feuding With Tori

9th August 2006

TV mogul AARON SPELLING's widow CANDY has hit back at reports she scuppered daughter TORI's plans to produce a tribute to her late father by refusing to allow her access to his vaults. BEVERLY HILLS,...

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Abc To Introduce New Broadband Video Player

8th August 2006

When ABC starts making some of its programming available again on the Internet, it will be using a technologically improved broadband player, the network said Monday. Technical details about the player were not disclosed, but...

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Another Hour Of The Day For Today?

8th August 2006

NBC, which extended the Today show to a third hour in many markets six years ago, may add a fourth hour, Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday). If an additional hour is tacked on, it would...

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South Park Kids Take Another Shot At Gibson

7th August 2006

Comedy Central, which leaped into its archives and reaired a South Park episode lampooning Tom Cruise when the episode was nominated for an Emmy, announced over the weekend that it will rerun an episode that...

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Abc's Gma May Race Ahead Of Nbc's Today Today

7th August 2006

ABC's Good Morning America, trying to overtake NBC's Today to win the morning ratings crown, has scored a big "get" by landing embattled Tour de France champ Floyd Landis for an interview that aired this...

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Nfl Scores For Nbc

7th August 2006

The NFL got a big preseason kickoff on NBC Sunday night, leading every half hour of primetime from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and scoring strongly in the 10:00 p.m. hour as well NBC averaged a 6.8 rating...

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Live-tv Website Debuts

4th August 2006

A new live-TV website, featuring programming from numerous cable networks but also the programming of ABC and NBC as well, has quietly debuted. It could not be determined whether FreeTube.co.nr, which offers mostly fuzzy streaming...

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Abc Says It Will Expand Internet Presence

4th August 2006

ABC, which was the first network to offer free TV episodes on the Internet during a two-month test that ended in June, announced Thursday that it will expand its offerings in the fall. ""We have...

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Talent Will Out

3rd August 2006

NBC's America's Got Talent, television's biggest hit of the summer, saw its ratings improve over last week Wednesday night. The Regis Philbin-hosted talent contest scored a 6.4 rating and an 11 share in the 8:00...

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Weather Hot; Ratings Cold

2nd August 2006

Except for the talent contests America's Got Talent on NBC and So You Think You Can Dance on Fox, all of the shows in the Nielsen top ten last week were reruns. The ratings reflected...

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Abc Writes Off Gibson's Holocaust Miniseries

1st August 2006

ABC on Monday canceled further development with Mel Gibson's production company of a planned TV miniseries about a Holocaust survivor, Flory A. Van Beek. The deal, with Gibson's Icon Films, was originally greenlit by the...

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Abc: After One, Another One

1st August 2006

ABC, which recently canceled The One after the show drew ratings that equaled its title, launched another reality show Monday night that also appeared dead on arrival. One Ocean View (another series with "one" in...

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