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October 31, 2009: 'Smallville' grows again ('Ugly Betty' doesn't)
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Three TV shows drew a 1.2 rating in the adult demo Friday night and the number means something different for each.

October 30, 2009: Jeff Dunham drops 55% in Week 2
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This big of a drop would even hurt a dummy.

October 30, 2009: FX's 'The League' could use more members
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FX's fantasy football, guys-hanging-out comedy "The League" got off to a weak start Thursday, losing 29% of its lead in from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

October 30, 2009: Review: ABC's 'V' has 'fast-paced action'
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After about 25 years, those sneaky, lizardlike aliens are back

October 30, 2009: 'Drunk' Ewoks disrupt NBC's 'Today' show (video)
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This is fabulous. A "Today" show Halloween decorating segment went increasingly awry due to a pair of scene stealing (and reportedly drunk) Ewoks.

October 30, 2009: Kurt Sutter blogs fight with network executive
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"Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter just blogged a hilarious run-in with a network executive furious about his recent blog posts...

October 30, 2009: 'Where the Wild Things Are' spoof (video)
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SecretSauceTV are at it again, this time with "Where the Dirty Hipsters Are," worth checking out...

October 30, 2009: World Series tops Thursday, 'Vampire' rises, new low for 'FlashForward'
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Game 2 of the World Series put Fox into first place Thursday evening as ABC's "FlashForward" hit a new ratings low and The CW's "Vampire Diaries" climbed yet again.

October 30, 2009: Fox orders more 'American Dad'
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"American Dad" has been renewed for a sixth season.

October 29, 2009: Discovery orders ‘Airplane Repo,’ renews ‘Swords’
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Discovery Channel is stocking up on more rough-and-tumble reality, picking up a series about airplane repo men and renewing its adventure-documentary series "Swords" for a...

October 29, 2009: First 'Lost' final season teaser (video)*
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ABC kicks off its on-air "Lost" final season campaign tonight during "FlashForward" with this amuse bouche for next year.

October 29, 2009: New 'The Office' webisode, 'Subtle Sexuality'
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The latest "The Office" webisode series puts Mindy Kaling, Ed Helms, B.J. Novak, and Ellie Kemper in a music video ... what do you think? Little goes a long way?

October 29, 2009: Miley Cyrus voted worst celebrity influence of '09
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Miley Cyrus, one of Disney's hottest stars of the past three years with hit records and hit films, has been voted the worst celebrity influence of 2009 by the very people who made her a star, tweens and teens, according to an online poll on Wednesday.

October 29, 2009: Comedy Central orders Swardson sketch show
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Comedy Central regular Nick Swardson has received his very own sketch comedy series.

October 29, 2009: Highest-rated World Series opener in five years
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Wednesday's World Series opener ranked as the highest-rated Game 1 in five years, easily winning the night for Fox.

October 29, 2009: CNN, Fox News join forces vs. White House -- wait, what? (videos)
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Here the painfully reasonable Campbell Brown, who comes across a bit like a third grade teacher lecturing her unruly students, hits the White House.

October 29, 2009: 'South Park' viciously rips 'Whale Wars'
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"South Park" went after another basic cable hit series this week, this time turning its sites on Discovery Channel's "Whale Wars."

October 29, 2009: Syfy picks up 'Being Human'
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The misfits from the hot British dramedy "Being Human" will face another challenge: being American.

October 28, 2009: VH1 orders baby daddy boot camp reality show
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Having taught slovenly guys to be gentlemen, VH1 next plans to instruct unprepared men on how to be good fathers.

October 28, 2009: NBC cancels 'Trauma'; might finish current run
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NBC has decided not to order any more episodes of Monday night medical drama "Trauma."

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