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June 30, 2008: Study: Viewers prefer traditional TV sets
Comments: 1 | Categories: Study
Watching online streams isn't going to replace the living room TV set any time soon: According to a study released Monday, 94% of adults who...

June 30, 2008: NBC tops Sunday; 'Dance Machine' debuts inert
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NBC won a repeat-strewn Sunday night with the U.S. Track and Field Team Olympic trials (5.5 million viewers, 1.6 preliminary adults 18-49 rating and a...

June 29, 2008: George Carlin-hosted 'SNL' sets ratings record
Comments: 1 | Categories: NBC
NBC’s re-broadcast of the 1975 "Saturday Night Live" series premiere hosted by the late George Carlin delivered the show’s highest out-of-season rating in three years....

June 27, 2008: Leno's options; WGA crawl; 'Call Girl' secret
Comments: 6 | Categories: Jay Leno
-- "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno will end up at ABC ... or Fox ... or NBC ... or CBS ... or CNN ... or...

June 27, 2008: Fox's 'Dance' tops Thursday
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On an uneventful Thursday night in the ratings, NBC's rising tide may have slightly lifted "Last Comic Standing" -- the reality competition matched it's highest...

June 26, 2008: Emmy semi-finalists announced
Comments: 8 | Categories: Emmy
UPDATE: Emmy nominations announced; critic reactions; analysis The Television Academy just announced the top 10 vote-getters for outstanding drama and comedy series: Here they are,...

June 26, 2008: NBC: Don't go anywhere 'Baby'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Baby Borrowers , NBC
Instead of shifting "The Baby Borrowers" to 8 p.m. next Wednesday as previously planned, NBC has just decided to keep the show in the more...

June 26, 2008: CBS premiere dates; 'Hills'; 'Dukes'
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-- CBS fall premiere dates announced. Obama and McCain delay "CSI"…. -- "Dukes of Hazzard" star rejects primetime network series to take a chance on...

June 26, 2008: 'Baby Borrowers' bounces NBC
Comments: 3 | Categories: NBC
The Wednesday night debut of NBC's "The Baby Borrowers" burst the network's run of disappointing summer series premieres. The reality show-as-life lesson series was NBC's...

June 25, 2008: Nicole Richie to appear on 'Chuck'
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chuck , NBC
"E! True Hollywood Story"-meets-broadcast network stunt casting continues. First there was Britney on "How I Met Your Mother," then Lindsay on "Ugly Betty" and let's...

June 25, 2008: CBS to air Lawler vs. Smith rematch
Comments: 2 | Categories: CBS , Ultimate Fighting
CBS announced its next EliteXC ultimate fighting event, and it includes a rematch of a controversial bout from last month’s premiere. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler and...

June 25, 2008: ABC's 'Wipeout' is summer's highest new series debut
Comments: 5 | Categories: ABC , Wipeout
"Wipeout" did everything but. "America's Got Talent" was bested by "America's Got a Minor Concussion" as ABC's wacky obstacle course series scored the highest premiere...

June 24, 2008: CBS orders more 'Password'
Comments: 2 | Categories: CBS
CBS ordered six more episodes of "Million Dollar Password," its Regis Philbin-hosted game show. The show has averaged only a 2.0 rating (9 million viewers),...

June 24, 2008: Tom Forman joins Relativity Media
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Reality producer Tom Forman has joined financier/management company Relativity Media to create a new production entity. Forman ("Kid Nation," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") will become...

June 24, 2008: 'Baby Borrowers' preview
Comments: 3 | Categories: NBC
Here's some preview clips from NBC's "The Baby Borrowers," premiering June 25, where teen couples wanting children get a crash course in parenting by taking...

June 24, 2008: Monday reality show ratings stabilize
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After weeks of post-premiere ratings drops, Monday night’s summer reality lineup appeared to stabilize this week. Most shows either held steady, or displayed some modest...

June 23, 2008: EW's list; KITT; Carlin
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EW ranked "the new classic" TV shows from the past 25 years. With 50 slots to fill, only, oh, every other critically acclaimed hit show...

June 23, 2008: 'Camp Rock' hits a home run for Disney
Comments: 1 | Categories: Disney
The "Camp Rock" airings on Disney Channel on Friday, ABC on Saturday and ABC Family last night proved that sometimes hitting a triple can equal...

June 23, 2008: 'Moonlight' is dead, for real this time
Comments: 124 | Categories: Canceled , CBS , Moonlight
Like the final minutes of a vampire movie where you think the creature is dead until it lunges up for one last attack, online reports...

June 23, 2008: Daytime Emmys hit all-time low
Comments: 0 | Categories: Emmy
The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on ABC continue the awards show curse, with Friday night’s telecast hitting all-time lows in the preliminary ratings. The...

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