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The Ipad Is Here, But Where Are The Tv Shows?

5th April 2010

Apple's iPad, which reportedly outsold the original iPhone in its debut over the weekend, may turn out to be a boon for struggling television networks, who have seen much of their ad revenue dry up...

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Merkerson Leaving Law & Order

2nd April 2010

LAW & ORDER star S. EPATHA MERKERSON is bailing out of the hit U.S. crime show, after 16 years.Merkerson plays Lieutenant Van Buren on the NBC series, but her contract is up and she has...

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Student Spy Being Sought By Copyright Defenders

30th March 2010

Warner Bros. and Universal studios in the U.K. are looking to hire a tech-savvy student to work with them on hunting for online pirates, the website Torrent Freak reported on Monday. The website, which tracks...

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Cnn's Ratings Fall Despite Intense Crisis Coverage

30th March 2010

At a time when President Obama's health care proposals dominated the news -- and divided the nation -- Fox News Channel, whose commentators led the attack on them, experienced its best quarter ever in ratings,...

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Gay Mag The Advocate To Launch Nightly Cable News Show

30th March 2010

The pioneering but relatively moderate gay-oriented magazine The Advocate, which in recent years has found itself on the outs (no pun intended) with more militant gay activists, plans to launch a cable and Internet news...

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Leno Extends His Lead Over Letterman

29th March 2010

After barely edging out David Letterman for two weeks following his triumphant return as host of NBC's The Tonight Show, Jay Leno began lengthening his lead in week 3, according to Nielsen Media Research. Leno...

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Erbe Fan Held For 'Stalking'

29th March 2010

Cops have arrested a man on stalking charges after he allegedly bombarded LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT star KATHRYN ERBE with love letters for more than three years.Charles Nagel, 36, reportedly sent the actress a...

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Icahn Lionsgate Should Not Be Making Movies

25th March 2010

Lions Gate Entertainment executives have still not revealed how much they're willing to spend to acquire MGM or Miramax, but Carl Icahn on Wednesday made it clear that he thinks whatever it is, it's too...

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Conservative Commentators Vow To Halt Democrats' Health Care Plan

24th March 2010

Conservative cable-news commentators who had led the cheering section for Republican opposition to the Democrats' healthcare plan have vowed to continue their crusade in the months ahead. A "battle" may have been lost, said Fox...

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Cbs And Fox Dominate Ratings

24th March 2010

Once again, judging from Nielsen's top ten list, it looked like a two-horse ratings race last week as Fox landed the top two spots with its two editions of American Idol and CBS took the...

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Summer Arrives In March At Box Office

23rd March 2010

The calendar says that spring arrived over the weekend, but for the box office, it might as well have been summer. Disney's Alice in Wonderland continued on a hot streak as it took in $34.2...

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Will Conan Come Back On Idol Gives Back ?

22nd March 2010

Conan O'Brien may be arriving at Fox a lot sooner than anyone had thought -- but not as host of his own late-night talk show again (although talks reportedly has resumed between Fox and O'Brien...

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Leno's Tonight Ratings Fall

19th March 2010

Reinstalling Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show may turn out to be NBC's equivalent of former President Bush's "Mission Accomplished" moment following the invasion of Iraq -- as unanticipated fallout continues to roil...

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Nbc's Ratings Rise At 10 00 P.m.

18th March 2010

Since abandoning its experiment with The Jay Leno Show during primetime, NBC has remained in last place among the major networks in the 10 00 p.m. hour, but its ratings have risen by nearly half...

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Letterman And Kimmel Gang Up On Leno Again

17th March 2010

Two late-night talk show hosts, CBS's David Letterman and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel, got together on Letterman's show Tuesday and lamented the fact that they no longer had NBC's Jay Leno to kick around anymore since...

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Fox's Idol Remains Top Show; Cbs, Top Network

17th March 2010

All three American Idol episodes once again dominated the top-ten Nielsen chart among both overall viewers and those 18-49. But every other show on the chart aired on CBS, which won the week among overall...

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Cost Of Tv Ads Drop 11 Percent

17th March 2010

Blaming "audience fragmentation" that has resulted from viewers withdrawing from broadcast networks and switching to cable or Internet viewing, a study by TargetCast has revealed that lower ratings resulted in an 11 percent drop in...

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Noisy Eater Cynthia Nixon

16th March 2010

Cynthia Nixon is a noisy eater.'Sex and the City' creator Michael Patrick King banned the actress - who plays Miranda Hobbs in the TV series and subsequent films - from eating during shooting because she...

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Fox News Now The Leader In Revenue, Too

15th March 2010

Although several commentators had predicted that the victory of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election would cripple the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel, the opposite has turned out to be the case, according to a...

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Football And Tv Star Merlin Olsen Dead At 69

12th March 2010

Merlin Olsen, who parlayed his career as a Los Angeles Rams Hall of Famer into stardom as a TV actor and sportscaster, died Thursday AT AGE 69 after a long battle with cancer. Olson had...

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Conan To Do 30-City Comedy Concert Tour

12th March 2010

Conan O'Brien announced plans Thursday for a 30-city comedy concert tour, which he's calling "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour." The title is a reference to his settlement with NBC-Universal, which restricts...

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Conservatives Take Aim At Green Zone

11th March 2010

Hoping to become the first film about the Iraq war to become a box office hit, the Green Zone has encountered some roadside bombs that apparently went undetected as studio marketers prepared for its release...

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Liberal Group Scolds Olbermann

11th March 2010

MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, often considered the liberals' antidote to Fox News's conservative commentators, was rebuked Wednesday by the liberal First Amendment Advisory Council for a January 21 commentary in which he condemned the U.S. Supreme...

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Andy Richter Still Angry About Leno

10th March 2010

There's no lack of ill will remaining in the wake of the debacle that wound up with Conan O'Brien exiting The Tonight Show and Jay Leno taking over. Appearing as a guest host on Tuesday's...

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Cable And Satellite Providers Ask Lawmakers For Help

10th March 2010

Hoping to forestall another set-to between the broadcast networks and cable providers over retransmission-consent fees like the one that threatened the Oscar telecast in the New York area last Sunday, a group of cable, satellite...

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Specials Soar; Regular Shows Plummet

10th March 2010

While special-event programming like the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, and the Oscars has been drawing record or near-record audiences this year, the day-to-day primetime schedules of the networks have been declining, the Associated Press...

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Online Campaign Nets Betty White Time On Snl

9th March 2010

A massive Facebook and Twitter campaign has apparently succeeded in persuading the producers of Saturday Night Live to invite 88-year-old Betty White to host the NBC show. People magazine reported on its website Monday that...

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Seinfeld's Marriage Ref Debuts With Strong Ratings

8th March 2010

It may have received nothing but disparaging reviews after a preview outing during the Winter Olympics' finale a week ago, but the Jerry Seinfeld-produced The Marriage Ref got off to a solid start in the...

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Emmys Will Air At 5 00 P.m. On West Coast This Year

5th March 2010

For the first time in 34 years, NBC will air the annual Primetime Emmy Awards live coast-to-coast on August 29, the network confirmed on Thursday. Reminiscent of the early days of live network television, the...

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Only One Network Covers Critical Supreme Court Hearing

4th March 2010

Recent cutbacks at several network and cable TV news outlets may have been evident in coverage of the Supreme Court's hearing on Chicago's ban on handguns Tuesday. Andrew Tyndall, whose Tyndall Report assesses network news...

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