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December 31, 2009: Fox, Time Warner agree to 'brief extensions'
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By Nellie Andreeva Football is saved--for now! Minutes before Fox and several News Corp. cable channels, including FX and Speed, were to go dark on...

December 31, 2009: 'Criminal Minds,' 'CSI: NY' top Wednesday ratings
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By Nellie Andreeva CBS continued its domination of the repeat-laden week between Christmas and New Year's with another nightly victory Wednesday. Reruns of the network's...

December 31, 2009: News Corp. president: Fox likely going off the air
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Fox will likely go dark in some 5.5 million Time Warner Cable homes at midnight Dec. 31, according to a memo to News Corp. employees sent Wednesday by the company's president, Chase Carey, who has been leading the negotiations with TWC on behalf of Fox and several entertainment and sports cable channels, including FX, Speed and Fox Soccer.

December 30, 2009: Business model for broadcast TV unraveling
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For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer.

December 30, 2009: 'World News' ratings steady under Diane Sawyer
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ABC's "World News" has held steady under new anchor Diane Sawyer.

December 29, 2009: Time Warner sends customers Fox 'ransom note' (pic)
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The Time Warner vs. News Corp standoff is getting more hyperbolic as the New Years Day deadline approaches.

December 29, 2009: Comedy Central: 'No plans' to renew Jeff Dunham
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Jeff Dunham scored the most-watched series premiere in Comedy Central history. Now network says it has no intention to renew "The Jeff Dunham Show" for a second season.

December 29, 2009: Top 10 Biggest TV Blunders of the Decade
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Perhaps it's best to give the fine men and women toiling in the TV industry a pass given all the competitive distractions dwindling the audience from video games to social networking.

December 28, 2009: Cable year-end ratings: USA, HBO, TLC up; CNN, Lifetime, Spike fall
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We all know USA is the most-watched cable network, but the channel was also one of the biggest audience gainers this year -- climbing 15% in primetime total viewership.

December 28, 2009: Tyra Banks ending daytime talk show
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Guess Tyra Banks figures if Oprah doesn't want one anymore, a daytime talk show must not be worth having.

December 27, 2009: Hey networks, this is how you promote a movie (pic)
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American networks take note: This is how you advertise the airing of a decade-old movie on your TV channel.

December 26, 2009: Has the recession gone too far? (pic)
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Pic snapped by Hollywood Reporter's online editor Andy Wallenstein in San Diego yesterday ...

December 26, 2009: 'Futurama' meets 'Fifth Element' fan art (pic)
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Flying cars? Check. A redhead lead named Leelo/Leela? Sure. A "Futurama" fan drew the Comedy Central series "Fifth Element"-style, pic below.

December 26, 2009: Charlie Sheen arrested, released in Colorado
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A police spokeswoman in Aspen, Colo., says Charlie Sheen has posted bond and been released from jail hours after he was arrested in an alleged domestic violence case.

December 25, 2009: 'Star Wars Holiday Special' abridged (video)
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Merry Christmas! Below is a 5-minute abridged version of the infamous two-hour "Star Wars Holiday Special," broadcast in its entirety just once on CBS in 1978.

December 24, 2009: Another group boycotts 'Jersey Shore'
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MTV is getting more pressure to cancel its "Jersey Shore" reality show.

December 23, 2009: Fox to order more 'Idol' -- with or without Cowell
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Fox is near a deal to order more seasons of "American Idol" -- with or without its most popular judge, Simon Cowell.

December 23, 2009: Oxygen's 'Bad Girls Club' sets record
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Tuesday’s episode of Oxygen’s “Bad Girls Club” was the network’s most-watched telecast ever, delivering 1.7 million viewers.

December 23, 2009: CBS repeats lead Tuesday
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CBS was the king of repeats on Tuesday night, with encore episodes of "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife" besting repeat specials on Fox, ABC and NBC.

December 22, 2009: New 'Lost' final season trailer (video)
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Still no new footage, but this new trailer for the final season of ABC's "Lost" is sure to get you excited anyway ...

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