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May 15, 2008: Fall video previews: 'Fringe,' 'Dollhouse,' more
Comments: 0 | Categories: Fox , Fringe , Video
THR.com just launched its 2008-09 pilot preview video player that includes many of the trailers screened at the broadcast upfronts this year. See clips of...

May 15, 2008: CBS Upfront: meat and potatoes
Comments: 0 | Categories: CBS , Upfronts
ABC took plenty of shots at competitors during its upfront presentation. But it was CBS, while barely mentioning its rivals, who made other nets look...

May 15, 2008: 'Top Model' finale sports highest rating of the season
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A sluggish season of the CW's "America's Next Top Model" concluded on a high note (4.6 million, 2.3/7) and tied Fox for second place in...

May 15, 2008: '24' writers to quit making it up as they go along
Comments: 0 | Categories: 24 , Fox
For next year's long-awaited return of "24," the writers strike has given the show's producers a chance to address a major complaint from fans and...

May 14, 2008: Hell's Kitchen matches series high
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Down to its final three contestants, Fox's "American Idol" climbed a notch from last week to rule Tuesday night. "Idol" (24 million viewers, 8.6 preliminary...

May 14, 2008: 'Lost' finale preview
Comments: 1 | Categories: Lost
Here's five THR.com video clips from Part 1 of Thursday's "Lost" season finale titled "There's No Place Like Home." One clip show the Oceanic Six's...

May 14, 2008: CW upfront: Dawn Ostroff in 3-D
Comments: 0 | Categories: The CW , Upfronts
Article Templatehttp://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119669402http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=769341148The CW had a rough year. All the networks had a rough year, but the CW really had a rough year. Yet on Tuesday,...

May 14, 2008: ABC upfront: Computing the bottom line
Comments: 2 | Categories: ABC , Upfronts , Video
Article Templatehttp://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119669402http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=769341148 ABC's upfront presentation strategy was so different in every respect to NBC, it almost seemed as if the network was straining to achieve...

May 13, 2008: ABC upfront 1: Jimmy Kimmel
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Upfronts
Deserving of his own post, here's a rundown of Kimmel's one-liners from the ABC upfront: -- "Is this the WGA strike after-party or the SAG...

May 13, 2008: Gladiators returns to record low
Comments: 0 | Categories: NBC
All-American bummer: Despite those nifty ads, NBC's "American Gladiators" came back to a record low ...

May 13, 2008: Experiencing NBC's TV Funhouse
Comments: 3 | Categories: NBC , Upfronts , Video
Article Templatehttp://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1119669402http://www.brightcove.com/channel.jsp?channel=769341148 From the moment you first see them -- the men in black with computer display screens embedded in their chests -- you know...

May 13, 2008: Ben Silverman on 'Philanthropist' shakeup
Comments: 0 | Categories: NBC
Asked about the executive producer shakeup on “The Philanthropist” after the Jimmy Fallon press conference, NBC co-chair Ben Silverman confirmed reports that the network had...

May 13, 2008: 'Boston Legal' final season, 'Oprah's Big Give' gone
Comments: 9 | Categories: ABC
ABC execs said the 2008-09 season will be "Boston Legal's" last. A surprise absence: "Oprah's Big Give," which had modest success and won its time...

May 12, 2008: Heeeere's Jimmy Fallon …
Comments: 0 | Categories: NBC
With the news having already leaked, NBC’s press conference Monday wasn’t actually about announcing Jimmy Fallon as a successor to host “Late Night,” taking over...

May 12, 2008: 'Survivor' finale lowest rated in series' history
Comments: 0 | Categories: CBS , Ratings , Survivor
CBS' two-hour "Survivor" finale and reunion show ranked as the lowest in the reality series' history, continuing the run of series-low ratings drops that have...

May 12, 2008: NBC almost-perfect summer branding…
Comments: 0 | Categories: NBC
Re: NBC’s “All-American Summer” marketing campaign. An executive at a rival network said: “'All-American Summer’? The only reason NBC is calling it that is because...

May 12, 2008: ' 'Til Death,' the comedy that cannot die
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The big surprise this weekend was Fox canceling comedy "Back to You" and, for a third time, renewing its sitcom zombie, the appropriately named "...

May 12, 2008: Who will play NBC's 'Philanthropist'?
Comments: 5 | Categories: NBC
With NBC having pre-siphoned most of the suspense from its upfront presentation, a Big Lingering Question this week is: Will the network figure out "The...

May 12, 2008: Britney Spears might do …
Comments: 0 | Categories: How I Met Your Mother
… yet another "How I Met Your Mother" guest appearance. No, this will never stop becoming news. Why do you ask?

May 9, 2008: Upfront Blogging Starts Monday ... Really
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Yes, I realize this blog hasn't been updated. It's an epic newsroom tale that includes blog design tantrums, technical glitches and a cease-and-desist letter. Here's...










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