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November 30, 2008: Heller looking for movie version of 'Rome'
Comments: 25 |
The creator of CBS' red-hot procedural "The Mentalist" has unfinished business in Italy. Bruno Heller says he wants to produce a theatrical wrap-up to his...

November 30, 2008: O'Donnell: NBC won't pick up variety show
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Rosie O'Donnell nixed the possibility of NBC doing more variety show specials following Thanksgiving Eve's "Rosie Live" and cited a few reasons why she thought...

November 28, 2008: Ratings: NBC's Thanksgiving Parade and Dog Show
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And in non-Rosie O'Donnell-related NBC holiday ratings news, the network's annual presentation of "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" was up 8% in the overnight metered-market average....

November 28, 2008: Light posting this weekend ...
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Expect fewer-than-usual posts this holiday weekend. In the meantime, the recently posted Q&A with the creator of CBS' "The Mentalist" might be worth a read...

November 27, 2008: NBC's Rosie O’Donnell variety show disappoints
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Rosie O'Donnell gave NBC a real turkey. The network's attempt to revive the primetime variety show failed to draw an audience Wednesday night, tying for...

November 26, 2008: Q&A: 'The Mentalist' creator Bruno Heller
Comments: 15 | Categories: The Mentalist
In a trick worthy of any master of manipulation, Bruno Heller has gone two-for-two in Hollywood. First the British television writer created HBO’s "Rome" --...

November 26, 2008: Tuesday ratings: 'Dancing' finale tops
Comments: 3 | Categories: Dancing With the Stars , Fringe , House , The Mentalist
More than 20 million viewers watched Brooke Burke and her professional dance partner Derek Hough win "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday night. Part two...

November 25, 2008: 'Shield' creator explains Vic Mackey’s fate
Comments: 70 | Categories: The Shield
>> The following has heavy spoilers from tonight's just-concluded series finale of "The Shield." Those wishing to remain unspoiled should stop reading << After screening...

November 25, 2008: How 'The Shield' ends...
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Shawn Ryan's interview about "The Shield" finale that discusses the show's ending is here. Here's the first non-spoiler part of the interview. And the earlier...

November 25, 2008: NBC announces midseason schedule
Comments: 30 |
NBC announced a partial midseason schedule Tuesday which includes a heavy dose of reality and a lack of "Lipstick Jungle." The lineup is surprising less...

November 25, 2008: CBS tops Monday; 'Dancing' most-watched show
Comments: 3 | Categories: Chuck , Dancing With the Stars , Heroes , How I Met Your Mother , Terminator , Two and a Half Men
UPDATED: Another Monday, another season high for CBS. Despite increased competition from ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" finale, CBS' "Big Bang Theory" (10 million viewers,...

November 24, 2008: Tim Kring apologizes for calling fans 'dips***s'
Comments: 80 | Categories: Heroes
"Heroes" creator Tim Kring apologized for calling his fans "saps and dipshits" at the recent Screenwriting Expo panel for not using DVRs. For those who...

November 24, 2008: CW's movie night; Silverman; Robbins; Feresten
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-- The CW just announced their movie lineup for Sunday night and thankfully the MGM library perfectly aligns with their young women target audience. What...

November 24, 2008: CBS declares early sweeps victory
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CBS declared an early November sweeps victory among total viewers Monday, though the race for the adult demo remains too close to call. For the...

November 24, 2008: Steven Seagal, reality star
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And if Seagal's martial arts skill, deputy badge and camera crew don't keep the locals in line, surely his musical performances will. THR's Kimberly Nordyke...

November 24, 2008: '24: Redemption' earns solid rating; AMAs grow
Comments: 1 | Categories: 24
After 18 months off the air, the return of Fox's "24" as a two-hour stand-alone movie managed to rank as the highest-rated scripted program Sunday...

November 24, 2008: Nielsen: TV use at all-time high
Comments: 3 | Categories: Study
Nielsen announced the results of a second annual media consumption survey that found television and Internet usage continues to increase -- even though broadcast ratings...

November 22, 2008: Ashley Dupre beats Brooke Shields
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NBC's life-support fan-rally point "Lipstick Jungle" abruptly dropped 21% Friday night, losing most of the ground it gained the past couple weeks in the ratings....

November 21, 2008: Reviews of '24:Redemption'
Comments: 6 | Categories: 24
Africa is yellowy. On the preview disc and the trailer clip below, at least, the two-hour "24: Redemption" movie premiering Sunday night employs an amber...

November 21, 2008: 'King of the Hill' negotiating with ABC update
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What’s the latest with 'King of the Hill' possibly moving to ABC? "King of the Hill" producers are still negotiating with ABC over the possibility...

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