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Still-unconscious Woodruff Returning To U.s.

1st February 2006

ABC co-anchor Bob Woodruff was being flown to the U.S. this morning (Tuesday) to undergo further treatment for body and head injuries he received in Iraq on Sunday. ABC reported that Woodruff briefly opened his...

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Abc Co-anchor Woodruff Undergoes Brain Surgery

30th January 2006

ABC co-anchor Bob Woodruff, who was seriously injured in Iraq Sunday when the convoy in which he was riding was hit by an explosive device, underwent extensive brain surgery at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in...

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Stuntmen Recovering After All My Children Accident

27th January 2006

Four stuntmen are recovering after an explosive special-effects laden scene in US soap ALL MY CHILDREN backfired. Show bosses at ABC have confirmed the four stunt people were injured in the blast, adding, "All...

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Will Abc Stand For Apple Broadcasting Company?

27th January 2006

As a result of the Disney-Pixar merger, Pixar chief Steve Jobs, who will become the merged company's largest individual stockholder, is likely to influence future plans of Disney's cable and TV companies and bring them...

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Anatomy Of A Super-bowl Berth

26th January 2006

ABC's hospital drama Grey's Anatomy, which has already benefited greatly from having the hit Desperate Housewives precede it on Sunday nights, will get another boost come Feb. 5 when it airs following the Super Bowl....

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Abc News Duo See Uptick In Ratings

25th January 2006

After experiencing a dip in the ratings as it debuted with co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff two weeks ago, World News Tonight saw its numbers rebound slightly in the second week, averaging 9.09 million...

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Longoria Defends Housewives

25th January 2006

Actress EVA LONGORIA has slammed at TV critics who berated DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES for having too many storylines in its second season. The Latina beauty claims the show is now more popular than ever, and...

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Twenty Commandments?

24th January 2006

ABC is planning to broadcast a new mini-series version of The Ten Commandments in April, just days after its annual showing of Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 classic starring Charlton Heston as Moses. "We think it's...

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Lost Cast Members Become Instant Millionaires

24th January 2006

The members of the cast of ABC's Lost have found wealth. The Hollywood Reporter reported today (Monday) that Disney's Touchstone Television has offered them almost $80,000 per episode to return for a third season, up...

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Nfc Title Game Tops, But Housewives Beats It

24th January 2006

What Sunday night's NFC title game between the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers may have lacked in excitement, it made up for in ratings. The game scored a whopping 17.6 rating and a 25 share...

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New Year's Eve Ratings Fall Like Ball In Times Square

24th January 2006

ABC's Times Square coverage Saturday night featuring Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest, and Hilary Duff posted an 8 rating and a 15 share during the 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. half hour but surprisingly dropped to...

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Should Abc Have Brought Back Dick Clark?

24th January 2006

Dick Clark returned to the New Year's Eve festivities Sunday night, just over a year after suffering a stroke. It was, the Washington Post's media critic Tom Shales said, "a gesture likely to strike some...

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Abc Is Golden Again

24th January 2006

ABC's resurgence was clearly on display Monday night as it dominated the TV awards categories at the 63rd annual Golden Globes ceremonies. The network's Lost won for best drama and its Desperate Housewives, for best...

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Critic Demands That Gibson "Come Clean" On Holocaust

24th January 2006

A report in Tuesday's New York Times that Mel Gibson's Icon productions is involved in producing a four-part miniseries set against the World War II Holocaust has predictably raised eyebrows among critics. Gibson's movie, The...

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Abc Has Its Best Week Since The Oscars

24th January 2006

For the second consecutive week, ABC drew the most 18-49-year-old viewers, the demographic group that advertisers prize the most, Nielsen Research said Tuesday. Moreover, it scored strongly against CBS in overall households, placing five shows...

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Soap Star Sues Abc Bosses Over Alleged Pregnancy Dismissal

14th January 2006

Former US soap star KARI WUHRER is suing TV bosses at ABC claiming they sacked her from hit show GENERAL HOSPITAL after she told them she was pregnant. Wuhrer has filed suit in Los...

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Ricci To Cameo In Grey's Anatomy

22nd December 2005

Hollywood actress CHRISTINA RICCI will make a cameo appearance in hit US TV medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY next year (06). The MONSTER star will feature in an episode to be screened on network ABC...

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The Office, Grey's Anatomy And Earl Top Wga Nods

15th December 2005

The US version of THE OFFICE, medical drama GREY'S ANATOMY and comedy MY NAME IS EARL are leading the nominations at the 2006 Writers Guild Of America awards. The 12 person team behind ABC's...

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A Lifeline For Arrested Development?

14th December 2005

Emmy-winning comedy ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT is set to be saved by US TV networks Showtime and ABC, after being dropped by Fox. Executives at Showtime and ABC are reportedly in early talks to pick up...

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Wife Swap Makers Sued

9th December 2005

The producers of hit reality TV show WIFE SWAP have been sued by a contestant whose spouse was exchanged for a gay man. American JEFFRY BEDFORD is demanding $10.4 million (GBP5.8 million) damages after...

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Gibson To Tell Holocaust Story

8th December 2005

MEL GIBSON is returning to weighty subject matter as he develops a new TV movie set against the backdrop of the Holocaust. The actor/director is the brains behind a new project for US TV...

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Bart's George Avoids Bear Death

5th December 2005

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star ROGER BART is relieved his character was able to die in his sleep from a drug overdose, because he was originally billed to die at the hands of a grizzly bear....

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Selleck Returns To Tv

1st December 2005

Former MAGNUM, PI star TOM SELLECK is making a return to the small screen in a forthcoming episode of hit US TV drama BOSTON LEGAL. The 60-year-old, who shot to fame as moustachioed Hawaii...

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Cox And Arquette Develop Tv Sitcom

28th November 2005

Hollywood couple COURTENEY COX and DAVID ARQUETTE are developing a sitcom about a private investigator with EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND writer/producer JEREMY STEVENS. The married SCREAM co-stars both have a hand in the TV project...

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Alias To Close Next Year

24th November 2005

Popular US TV series ALIAS will come to a close next year (06) at the end of its fifth series. The spy show, which was created by JJ ABRAMS and catapulted lead actress JENNIFER...

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Koppel Says Farewell To America

23rd November 2005

Revered US news anchor TED KOPPEL, 65, made his final farewell as the anchor of ABC late-night show NIGHTLINE last night (22NOV05) after more than 25 years in the hot seat. The new-look show...

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Townsend's Night Stalker Axed

17th November 2005

Irish actor STUART TOWNSEND's hopes of becoming a US TV star have been dashed - his new drama series has reportedly been axed. Townsend, who is dating CHARLIZE THERON, was the star of quirky...

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Kennedy: 'I Am No Flasher'

16th November 2005

LATEST: Former DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star PAGE KENNEDY has angrily denied claims he was fired from the hit US drama for allegedly flashing two female colleagues. American television network ABC dismissed the 28-year-old citing "improper...

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Elton's Tv Show Gets Go-ahead

28th October 2005

Pop superstar SIR ELTON JOHN is close to realising his Hollywood career - America's ABC network has agreed to broadcast a pilot episode of his TV show. The ROCKET MAN star is following in...

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Stars Design Wooden Hearts For Charity

20th October 2005

TERI HATCHER and JENNIFER GARNER are among a host of stars from US TV network ABC's shows who have designed novelty wooden hearts for charity. DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Hatcher and ALIAS beauty Garner created...

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