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July 29, 2009: History's 'WWII in HD' trailer
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Taking WWII film footage and converting it into high definition. At its TCA panel today, the network opened with a trailer "WWII in HD" and the images were stunning

July 29, 2009: Jeff Dunham: 'Funny as a Block of F--king Wood'
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These TV critics are not Dunham's ideal audience. He knows it. We know it. And we're all trying to get along the best we can as he promotes his new Comedy Central series

July 29, 2009: USA renews 'Burn Notice,' 'Royal Pains'
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The summer's hottest cable series will be back.

July 29, 2009: Joan Rivers bashes Jay Leno
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Joan Rivers kept the critics laughing while profanely riffing about her new TV Land show "How'd You Get So Rich?" at TCA but her most headline-worthy dig came at the end of her panel, when asked about NBC airing Jay Leno's new talk show at 10 p.m.

July 29, 2009: G4 orders American version of 'Ninja Warrior'
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Always had a special place in my heart for G4's extreme obstacle course Japanese import "Ninja Warrior."

July 29, 2009: Modest-sized start for 'More to Love'; 'Hell's' surges
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Fox's latest reality experiment "More to Love" got off to a modest launch Tuesday against tough competition, while "Hell's Kitchen" dramatically climbed from last week's premiere.

July 29, 2009: 'Heroes' season four trailer: 'Redemption'
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Here's the first look at "Heroes" season four. This is the trailer screened at the "Heroes" Comic-Con panel on Saturday...

July 28, 2009: George Lopez talk show: no cards, desk or monologue -- but Obama better visit
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Presenting his new late-night talk show, George Lopez won some critics over during his TCA panel. He was legitimately funny, and quick on his feet bantering with reporters,

July 28, 2009: Study: Leno will be a ratings 'powerhouse'
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NewMediaMetrics’ predictive analysis suggests that CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles should scare up big ratings Tuesday nights at 9 p.m., while NBC’s "Jay Leno Show" could prove to be a powerhouse at 10 p.m., particularly on Tuesday nights.

July 28, 2009: The concept of 'practical intelligence' and how it applies to Jillian Barberie during her TCA panel
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The highlight is Jillian Barberie, who is not on the panel, but in the audience, yet keeps waving the ushers with microphones over so she can interrupt, and seems mainly concerned with making sure everybody understands that she has a high-quality sex life.

July 28, 2009: Travel Channel: Don't eat like us
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The Television Critics Association's semi-annual press tour has begun, and first up is Travel Channel.

July 28, 2009: 'Bachelorette' finale tops Monday; 'Dark' steady
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The fifth season finale of the ABC's "The Bachelorette" posted its strongest numbers of the summer, while the second week of companion "Dating in the Dark" managed to maintain last week's debut audience.

July 28, 2009: Fox shifts fall premiere dates
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Fox is tweaking its fall premiere plans, moving the debuts of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" up a week, while pushing comedies "Brothers" and "Til Death" back slightly. Here are the new dates:

July 27, 2009: HBO tops GLAAD's list; NBC, CBS get 'failing' grade
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HBO tops the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's third annual Network Responsibility Index, a study that evaluates the quantity, quality and diversity of images of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people on television.

July 27, 2009: Update: Fox rules out 'Family Guy' abortion episode
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Fox has decided not to broadcast a "Family Guy" episode next season that deals with abortion.

July 27, 2009: New 'True Blood' trailer from Comic-Con
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Here's new trailer for HBO's "True Blood" screened at Comic-Con giving some hints about what's coming up this season...

July 27, 2009: Comic-Con 2009 TV Wrap: Top Posts From San Diego
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If you stopped tracking TV news on Friday and are just now checking The Live Feed, you've missed a marathon of Comic-Con posts -- plenty of news, controversy, trailers and fun stuff from San Diego (and there's still a couple more items to come...).

July 27, 2009: Ben Silverman exiting NBC Universal
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Ben Silverman is out as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios, both part of NBC Universal.

July 26, 2009: Starz' 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand' trailer
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Here's the new trailer for Starz’s sandal-and-toga post-"Gladiator," post-"300" series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand"

July 26, 2009: Few attend 'Mom-a-Con'; Heaton told not to show
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An attempt to expand the genre-driven conference to promote a new family sitcom didn't work out Friday, when ABC's new Patricia Heaton comedy "The Middle" drew scant attendees.

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