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October 31, 2008: NBC picks up 'Kath & Kim'
Comments: 7 | Categories: Kath & Kim
Yup, you read it right. NBC has ordered a full season of Thursday night comedy "Kath & Kim." Guess last night's fourth episode rising 9%...

October 31, 2008: Could Barack Obama win an Emmy?
Comments: 15 | Categories: Barack Obama
Stephen Colbert fretted about this on his Comedy Central show Thursday night: Could that liberal Barack Obama -- with a paid ad, no less --...

October 31, 2008: ABC picks up 'Samantha Who?' for full season
Comments: 2 |
ABC has picked up the Christina Applegate comedy series "Samantha Who?" for a full season. The network ordered another seven episodes of the show from...

October 31, 2008: '30 Rock' returns to series high
Comments: 5 | Categories: 30 Rock , E.R. , Eleventh Hour , The Office
Mocking Sarah Palin paid off. Following Fey's devastating impression of the Alaska governor and last month's slew of Emmy wins, the return of NBC's "30...

October 30, 2008: In memoriam: The 2008 World Series
Comments: 111 | Categories: 2008 , World Series
Fox's presentation of the World Series limped to a conclusion Wednesday night, overshadowed in the media by a political infomercial. It was a humbling finish...

October 30, 2008: Fox tops Wednesday with World Series conclusion
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UPDATED: After the Obama ad concluded Wednesday night, Fox ruled the evening with the conclusion of the World Series. Wrapping up Game 5 of the...

October 30, 2008: Nielsen: 33.6 million watched Obama ad
Comments: 127 | Categories: Barack Obama
UPDATED: If Barack Obama fails to win the election, perhaps the networks should hire him to entertain viewers on Wednesday nights. Obama's 30-minute primetime infomercial...

October 29, 2008: Reviews: TV critics praise Obama ad
Comments: 92 | Categories: Barack Obama , Review
On Wednesday night Barack Obama faced one of his toughest audiences yet: the nation's TV critics. Reviews of his infomercial say the candidate managed to...

October 29, 2008: The Obama infomerical
Comments: 46 | Categories: Barack Obama , Video
A video of the entire half-hour primetime ad is after the jump. UPDATE: TV critics praise Obama infomercial Previous posts on this topic: Obama ad...

October 29, 2008: ABC slots return of 'According to Jim'
Comments: 3 |
Veteran sitcom "According to Jim" is returning to ABC's airwaves next month. "Jim" is slotted to return Tuesdays at 9 p.m., starting Dec. 2. ABC...

October 29, 2008: NBC announces sweeps plans
Comments: 1 |
Most of this has already been announced, but here's NBC's release covering its November sweeps plans. UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. -- October 29, 2008 -- NBC...

October 29, 2008: Tuesday ratings: 'Mentalist,' 'Trace' hit season highs
Comments: 15 | Categories: 90210 , Biggest Loser , House , Privileged , The Mentalist
UPDATED: CBS' freshman procedural "The Mentalist" continues to impress, climbing to a season high rating Wednesday evening to tie ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" for...

October 28, 2008: Obama ad will have live portion
Comments: 196 | Categories: Barack Obama
UPDATED: Wednesday night's Barack Obama primetime ad will contain a live segment near the end of the telecast. The much-discussed special will cut live to...

October 28, 2008: 'Daisies' creator Fuller on competing against Obama
Comments: 34 | Categories: Barack Obama , Pushing Daisies
Asked "Pushing Daisies" creator Bryan Fuller how he feels about airing against the Barack Obama ad Wednesday night -- and potentially receiving a viewership surge...

October 28, 2008: New '24' seventh season trailer
Comments: 33 | Categories: 24
Action-action-action. Gun action, car action, helicopter action, plane action, explosions, falling, etc. This is the new seventh season "24" trailer that's going to air at...

October 28, 2008: CNN rejected Obama ad; Fox News not asked
Comments: 939 | Categories: Barack Obama , CNN , Fox News
Make of this what you will: CNN says the Barack Obama campaign tried to purchase airtime tomorrow night on the network to run its 30-minute...

October 28, 2008: 'Dancing' tops night; 'Gary' repeat hits season high
Comments: 1 |
Fox's presentation of the World Series was disrupted by rain while CBS' try out of "Gary Unmarried" on Monday night seemingly paid off. Fox tied...

October 27, 2008: Shawn Ryan screens 'The Shield' finale
Comments: 31 |
The screening lights come up. The room is silent. Somebody says "wow." FX just screened the final two episodes of "The Shield" for a small...

October 27, 2008: CBS pulls 'The Ex-List'
Comments: 20 |
CBS has yanked struggling drama "The Ex-List" from its lineup this Friday. The freshman dramedy series will be replaced with a repeat of procedural "NCIS,"...

October 27, 2008: 'Mad Men' finale higher than last year
Comments: 2 |
Some are buzzing about this NY Times story on "Mad Men," taking the show to task for its sluggish second season. It's a deserved criticism....

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