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April 26, 2009: MTV orders 'Stylist' fashion reality series
Comments: 0 | Categories: Reality Show
MTV is getting into the fashion-competition space with a new project from "The Real World" producers Bunim-Murray. The network is set to announce a series...

April 25, 2009: 'Dollhouse,' 'Prison Break' sink
Comments: 0 | Categories: Dollhouse , Prison Break
After a lousy Thursday night in the ratings for broadcasters, Friday was more of the same with most shows posting drops from last week. As...

April 24, 2009: ABC sets summer schedule: Rowling, 'Diamonds,' 'Impact'
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By Nellie Andreeva ABC and ABC News have announced a slew of summer specials and limited series, including the return of “CMA Music Festival: Country's...

April 24, 2009: 'Grey's,' 'Practice' return to wins; most shows drop
Comments: 0 | Categories: Grey's Anatomy , Private Practice
UPDATED: ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice returned Thursday to dominate the ratings and put pressure on competitors for the first night of sweeps. But...

April 23, 2009: PaleyFest: 'Fringe'
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The TV industry's perception of Fringe still runs behind the reality. When Fox debuted the paranormal drama last fall, the early consensus was that Fringe...

April 23, 2009: Why would GE shareholders complain about successful MSNBC?
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In The Princess Bride, a character is told that the most classic blunder is to "get involved in a land war in Asia." In media,...

April 23, 2009: ABC renews 'Practice,' 'Housewives,' 'Betty,' more
Comments: 0 | Categories: Desperate Housewives , Private Practice , Renewed , Ugly Betty
ABC announced early renewals for about a dozen series Thursday, with long-familiar titles dominating the list. Pickups include Desperate Housewives, Brothers & Sisters, Grey's Anatomy,...

April 23, 2009: Fox wins Wednesday, 'Lie to Me' drops
Comments: 0 | Categories: Lie to me , weekly ratings
Fox topped Wednesday night with Lie to Me and American Idol against a stacked deck of competitors' repeats. The singing competition's results show (23.3 million...

April 23, 2009: PaleyFest: 'Big Love'
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By Marlayna Slaughterbeck Notwithstanding the spring in Harry Dean Stanton’s step as he crossed the stage at Wednesday night’s PaleyFest panel event, Roman Grant, his...

April 22, 2009: ABC to air 'Flash Forward' promos during 'Lost'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Flash Forward
By Nellie Andreeva & James Hibberd ABC is so excited about its new project Flash Forward the network has plans to start marketing the show...

April 22, 2009: Q&A: NBC's reality head Paul Telegdy
Comments: 0 | Categories: Reality Show
In a TV season when only established unscripted shows seem to be performing well for broadcast networks, NBC's recently hired reality head Paul Telegdy to...

April 22, 2009: VH1 greenlights 'Sex Rehab'
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VH1 has ordered eight episodes of Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew where the popular addiction specialist treats a group of people in Los Angeles with...

April 22, 2009: Fox wins Tuesday as special 'Unusuals' slips
Comments: 0 | Categories: weekly ratings
'The Unusuals' tries to be a comedy and drama at the same time ABC gave the freshman cop drama The Unusuals another shot to save...

April 21, 2009: PaleyFest: 'The Hills'
Comments: 0 | Categories: The Hills
Attending The Hills panel at PaleyFest without being a regular viewer of The Hills is like going to a Friday night party at some condo...

April 21, 2009: NBC moves 'Kings' to summer
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By Nellie Andreeva NBC's "Kings" is on the move again, this time to summer. After originally scheduling the midseason drama on Thursday, launching it on...

April 21, 2009: Cable ratings: 'Gardens,' 'Sight,' 'Fake'
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-- The season premieres of USA's In Plain Sight (5.1 million, 1.7 rating among adults 18-49) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (4.6 million, 1.3)...

April 21, 2009: Cowell: I don't want to be on 'Idol' if it's not No. 1
Comments: 0 | Categories: American Idol , Reality Show
American Idol judge Simon Cowell says he will leave the most popular show on television if it ever slips from the top spot in the...

April 21, 2009: Judge denies Blago's 'Celebrity' request
Comments: 0 | Categories: Reality Show
A federal judge has shot down former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plans for reality show stardom. Judge James Zagel said Blagojevich cannot go to Costa...

April 21, 2009: Fox vs. NBC Earth Day Green Off
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For Earth Day, NBC makes a 'Deal or No Deal' model dig her own grave Fox and NBC are rolling out heavily promoted, star-studded Earth...

April 21, 2009: ABC wins night: 'Dancing,' 'Castle' halt declines
Comments: 0 | Categories: Reality Show
UPDATE: In the nationals, NBC's numbers shifted with Chuck climbing slightly and Heroes and Medium declining a bit. ABC's Suburbia and Castle also went down...

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