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May 31, 2009: MTV Awards: 'Cool Guys Don't Look at Explosions'
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This digital short was a highlight of the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday and will hopefully bury that most improbable of action-movie cliches: the hero walking away from an explosion in slow-motion

May 30, 2009: Leno's last 'Tonight Show' delivers record ratings
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Last night's final telecast of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" had the show's highest overnight household rating for a Friday episode in the comedian's 17-year run as host of "Tonight."

May 29, 2009: Video: Jay Leno says goodbye to 'Tonight Show'
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Jay Leno hosted his last episode of NBC's "The Tonight Show," saying goodbye on Friday night to the broadcast institution he's commanded for 17 years.

May 29, 2009: ABC yanks 'Suburbia' (again) and slates 'Ted' (again)
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Embracing the philosophy of summer being the time of repeats, the network is yanking "Surviving Suburbia" (again) and scheduling "Better Off Ted" (again).

May 29, 2009: Why NBC's Jay Leno plan makes sense
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With Jay Leno's final "Tonight Show" episode airing tonight, below Alex Ben Block details for THR the business strategy behind NBC moving Leno to 10 p.m. this fall. It's a long read, but a good summary of the network's plan.

May 29, 2009: 'Jon & Kate' investigated for child labor complaint
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The Pennsylvania Department of Labor says it's looking into whether the hit show "Jon & Kate Plus 8" is complying with the state's child labor law. TLC said Friday it "fully complies" with state laws and regulations.

May 29, 2009: 'Dance' makes gains; 'Spelling Bee' climbs
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Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" continues to impress in the ratings, climbing from last week's premiere to easily top Thursday night.

May 28, 2009: ABC gives 'Crash Course' the green light
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ABC has given the green light to the auto-competition show “Crash Course” for a late summer run.

May 28, 2009: Freddie Prinze Jr.: from 'Scooby Doo' to '24'
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"24" has message boards riled by the casting of Freddie Prinze Jr. for season eight as the new head of CTU field ops.

May 28, 2009: TBS orders late-night stand-up series
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TBS is tapping its upcoming Chicago comedy festival to provide fodder for a new stand-up series, the network announced Thursday.

May 28, 2009: Poll: 'Mentalist' the sexiest (and best) new show
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Television crime drama "The Mentalist" was not only the best new show of 2009, it also boasted the sexiest cast, according to a viewers poll released on Thursday at the close of the 2008-09 U.S. TV season.

May 28, 2009: ABC's 'Wipeout' returns strong; 'Goode' debuts soft
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Two of the toughest reality shows of the summer -- ABC's "Wipeout" and Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" -- faced off Wednesday evening and both walked away with sturdy numbers, while the premiere of Mike Judge's new animated eco-comedy took a tumble.

May 27, 2009: MyNetwork plans 'Unit' and 'Deal' for fall
Comments: 0 | Categories: Deal or No Deal , The Unit
MyNetworkTV will air the syndicated versions of several broadcast mainstays next fall, including two shows that were recently canceled by broadcasters.

May 27, 2009: Fox responds to 'Idol' voting controversy
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Fox defended itself Wednesday against accusations of rigged voting during the "American Idol" finale that saw underdog Kris Allen catapult over judges' favorite Adam Lambert.

May 27, 2009: John Lithgow joins 'Dexter' cast
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In a terrific bit of casting, Showtime has hired John Lithgow to play a serial killer in the fourth season of "Dexter."

May 27, 2009: Premiere ratings: 'Mental,' 'Hitched or Ditched'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Hitched or Ditched , Mental
Fox new summer drama series "Mental" launched to modest numbers Tuesday evening, along with the debut of the CW's new reality series "Hitched or Ditched" and the series finale of "Reaper."

May 26, 2009: Comic: How Fox chose 'Dollhouse' vs. 'Terminator'
Comments: 0 | Categories: Dollhouse , Terminator
Maybe Fox made the decision this way...

May 26, 2009: Al Pacino in talks to play Kevorkian
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Al Pacino is in negotiations to star in "You Don't Know Jack," an HBO Films biopic about Dr. Jack Kevorkian that Barry Levinson will direct.

May 26, 2009: TLC's 'Jon & Kate' premiere gets record ratings
Comments: 0 | Categories: Jon & Kate Plus Eight
Monday night's fifth season premiere of "Jon & Kate Plus 8" was seen by a record 9.8 million viewers -- twice as many viewers as the show's previous series high.

May 26, 2009: Bravo's newest housewives: D.C.
Comments: 0 | Categories: The Real Housewives
Bravo announced a fifth installment in its "Housewives" franchise on Tuesday. The next edition in development will look at "The Real Housewives" of Washington, D.C.

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