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April 30, 2009: ABC to offer shows on Hulu
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This is a major step for Hulu, now claiming the bulk of the major broadcast networks under one umbrella site/player. Sure Hulu still doesn't have...

April 30, 2009: Video: 'Lost' goes warp speed in new 'Star Trek' ad
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The most unexpected thing about last night's Lost wasn't the shocker ending, but ABC mind-melding the show's iconic title card with an exclusive clip for...

April 30, 2009: Obama's ratings slide: press conference down 29%
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Audience interest in Barack Obama’s news conferences seems to be falling, with Wednesday’s press event drawing the president’s smallest primetime audience since his inauguration. The...

April 30, 2009: Q&A: Simon Cowell -- TV's X factor talks 'Idol,' future plans, Coke, Kara, Obama, Twitter and more
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Simon Cowell recently sat for a wide-ranging interview where the "American Idol" judge offered his characteristically strong opinions on the show's format changes this season...

April 30, 2009: 'Lie to Me' steady despite lack of competition
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UPDATED: Fox's American Idol and ABC's 100th episode of Lost went head-to-head last night while Barack Obama provided a ho-hum lead-in for both shows. Fox...

April 30, 2009: Redstone: 'CSI' will trounce Leno
Comments: 0 | Categories: CSI , Late Night
By Paul Bond Sumner Redstone says he'll live forever, but he only gives newspapers another decade or so. The executive chairman of Viacom and CBS,...

April 29, 2009: Video: 'What Did You See?' -- ABC's 'Flash Forward' teaser clips during 'Lost'
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"What was that?" is the question many ABC viewers will be asking during tonight's 100th episode of Lost. "That" are a quintet of brief cryptic...

April 29, 2009: First look: Mike Judge's 'Goode Family'
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Fox's Sit Down, Shut Up just proved how tough it is to launch an animated series, with the network shuffling the Sunday night comedy off...

April 29, 2009: CMT revives 'Singing Bee'
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The Singing Bee is coming back -- but not to NBC. The musical reality competition has found a new home on cable network CMT, which...

April 29, 2009: NBC renews 'Celebrity Apprentice'
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Despite toying with the idea of returning The Apprentice to the show's non-celebrity roots, NBC is going to bring back the celeb-stocked version next year....

April 29, 2009: 'Idol' slips again, yet 'Fringe' rises
Comments: 0 | Categories: American Idol , Fringe
UPDATED: Tuesday night had some mixed news for Fox, with American Idol posting its lowest Tuesday performance since its first season and freshman thriller Fringe...

April 28, 2009: Will swine flu help TV ratings?
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My Bible recall is pretty hazy, but doesn't the fifth sign of the apocalypse go something like: "And the Terminator shall rise, declare California to...

April 28, 2009: 'Hills' to continue without Lauren Conrad
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By James Hibberd & Anthony Crupi While Lauren Conrad has had her fill of The Hills, MTV is extending the series’ run with an additional...

April 28, 2009: 'Heroes,' 'Chuck': Dramatic seasons, typical finales
Comments: 0 | Categories: Chuck , Heroes
UPDATED: NBC's sci-fi duo of Chuck and Heroes concluded their seasons with on-par performances Monday night, with both shows in line with their recent airings...

April 27, 2009: ABC in talks to renew 'Scrubs'
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By Nellie Andreeva The doctors might still be in. ABC is in talks to renew the veteran comedy "Scrubs" for a ninth season with some...

April 27, 2009: Fox yanks and re-seats 'Sit Down'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Animated
After two episodes, Fox is pulling Mitch Hurwitz's animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up from its post-Simpsons slot on Sunday nights. Starting next week, Sit...

April 27, 2009: Fox rejects Obama's request for airtime
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Is the honeymoon over? For the first time since Barack Obama took office, a major broadcast network is refusing to grant the president's request for...

April 27, 2009: CBS moves 'Harper's Island' to Saturdays
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UPDATED: Saturday night is starting to get pretty popular. After three episodes, CBS is moving struggling mystery thriller Harper's Island from Thursdays to Saturday nights...

April 27, 2009: Study: TV makes you feel less lonely
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Watching TV might not make you happy, but it apparently beats being alone. Four new studies by the University at Buffalo and Miami University of...

April 27, 2009: ABC tops modest Sunday; 'Sit Down' slips
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ABC topped a modestly rated Sunday evening in the Nielsens, led by Desperate Housewives and Fox's Family Guy. With NBA playoffs continuing on cable, most...

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