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September 28, 2009: Fox's 'Cleveland' opens big; 'Housewives' tumbles
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Broadcast premieres resumed Sunday with the series debut of Fox's "The Cleveland Show" (big), the return of ABC's "Desperate Housewives" (big, yet down drastically from last year) and the 15th edition of CBS' "Amazing Race" (not particularly big, yet matching last fall).

September 28, 2009: Q&A: Shawn Ryan talks 'Lie to Me' (video)
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Shawn Ryan talks "Lie to Me," and some other projects in development

September 27, 2009: New 'SNL' hire says f-word during live show (video)
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New "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate said the f-word during a sketch with Kristen Wiig during last night's season premiere telecast

September 26, 2009: CW's 'Fly Girls' trailer - 'The Hills' on a plane! (video)
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Looks like 'The Hills' on a plane! Only sluttier and with more product placement

September 26, 2009: 'Dollhouse' returns to bottom; 'Brothers' matches
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The return of Fox's "Dollhouse" went right back to where it left off: as the lowest-rated show on a major broadcast network on Friday night. Only this time, "Dollhouse" had some company.

September 25, 2009: DVRs in 36% of homes
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DVRs are now in 36% of all U.S. homes, four times more than the penetration of just four years ago, according to a study from Leichtman Research Group.

September 25, 2009: The CW cancels 'Beautiful Life'
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After two episodes, The CW has canceled Ashton Kutcher's scripted drama "The Beautiful Life."

September 25, 2009: Glenn Beck refuses to define 'white culture' (video)
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A hilariously awkward moment in CBS News' Katie Couric's interview with Fox News' Glenn Beck where she gently, insistently kept asking Beck to explain exactly what he meant by "white culture"

September 25, 2009: 'FlashForward' wins hour; 'CSI' falls sharply
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Thursday night's clash of the titans had one clear victor: ABC's "FlashForward" opened with a large rating and utterly dominated its tough time period.

September 25, 2009: The CW orders Tinsley Mortimer reality show
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The CW has ordered a new reality show with New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer.

September 24, 2009: 'Community' rap: 'La biblioteca' (video)
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For those who haven't checked out NBC's "Community" yet, here's a funny bit that ran over the closing credits tonight...

September 24, 2009: Survey: Fox News most (and least) trusted for news
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An annual survey ranked Fox News as the country's most-trusted news source ... and the least trusted.

September 24, 2009: 'Cleveland Show' table read (video)
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James Gandolfini must be rolling in his grave (oh, wait...)

September 24, 2009: Massive premieres for 'Cougar Town,' 'Modern Family'
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Chronic comedy underdog ABC launched two new shows to stunning numbers Wednesday night.

September 24, 2009: Fox may buy Cowell's 'X-Factor'
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Britain's "The X Factor" may be coming to the U.S. via Fox and a deal with the show's creator, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell.

September 23, 2009: MTV intends to air DJ AM reality series
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MTV intends to air DJ AM’s drug-intervention reality series that was shot just before he died.

September 23, 2009: Conan: Obama's health care plan in 4 seconds
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Barack Obama released a four-minute video breaking down his health care plan...

September 23, 2009: CW orders more 'Tree,' 'Vampire,' 'Melrose'
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The CW has given a full-season order to "One Tree Hill," while buying nine additional additional scripts of "Vampire Diaries" and six more scripts for "Melrose Place."

September 23, 2009: Q&A: 'Cougar Town' creator Bill Lawrence
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This spring, "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence faced the prospect of his first fall season without a show on the air since before "Spin City" launched in 1996

September 23, 2009: Megan Fox's 'SNL' teaser
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Here's a teaser ad with Fox and Andy Sandberg...

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