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February 28, 2010: NBC plans to bring back 'Sing Off'
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NBC is renewing its a cappella singing competition series “The Sing Off.” The network plans a return for the series, which debuted in a four-episode...

February 28, 2010: Fox News flunks geography -- again (pic)
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At least the news network got the country correct, unlike last time ...

February 28, 2010: PaleyFest: 'Modern Family' going to Hawaii
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Some highlights from Philiana Ng's coverage of PaleyFest for THR...

February 28, 2010: Dermot Mulroney to star in NBC's 'Rockford Files'
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Dermot Mulroney is TV's new Jim Rockford.

February 27, 2010: Winter Games ratings strength continues Friday
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NBC's Vancouver Games coverage Friday night continued to generate impressive numbers, drawing 24.5 million viewers as Apollo Anton Ohno won his eighth medal.

February 26, 2010: 'Battlestar' vets join 'Dark Blue,' 'Hawaii Five-0'
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"Battlestar Galactica" veterans Grace Park and Tricia Helfer have been cast in two network projects.

February 26, 2010: Study: Most indecency complaints directed at Fox
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Fox garners nearly half of all indecency complaints filed to the FCC, according to a new study by SNL Kagan.

February 26, 2010: Robinson to host 'Last Comic Standing'
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Slow day, so how about some NBC reality hosting news:

February 26, 2010: Winter Olympics outdraws season-low 'Idol'
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Fox's first Thursday "American Idol" results show hit a season low Thursday night, with NBC's Winter Olympics telecast taking the lead for the second time this year among total viewers as "Idol" continued to reign in the adult demo.

February 25, 2010: 'Idol' gives Ellen's talk show record ratings
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Fox's "American Idol" ratings are holding steady with last year, but Ellen DeGeneres' talk show is going through the roof.

February 25, 2010: Nielsen: Winter Olympics draws older women
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Vancouver Games fans are a bunch of old ladies, according to Nielsen.

February 25, 2010: 'Idol' rises, tops Vancouver Games
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In their fourth night of head-to-head competition, Fox's "American Idol" beat NBC's Olympic Games coverage and rose considerably from last week. The two-hour "Idol" (22.8...

February 25, 2010: Conan O'Brien joins Twitter (pic)
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Within the first three hours, O'Brien had more than 100,000 followers, with 1,000 new fans signing up every minute...

February 24, 2010: Know Your TV Drama Pilots 2! More cops, lawyers, docs compete for fall
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This time, they're not just cops, doctors and lawyers. They're cops, doctors and lawyers with families. And special skills. And living it up in exotic locations.

February 24, 2010: FX's epic 'Justified' poster (pic)
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Exactly captures the neo-Western look this show is going for ... click for full size version

February 24, 2010: 'Lost' halts drops; 'Idol' dominates Tuesday
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ABC's "Lost" halted its post-premiere slips Tuesday night, showing a slight increase for the first time this final season.

February 24, 2010: Craig Ferguson dumps his audience (video)
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CBS' always refreshingly candid Craig Ferguson tried dumping the small audience that's typically so appreciative of his cold opening.

February 23, 2010: MTV pushing out 'cynical' Generation X
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Tidbit from the HRTS rubber-chicken luncheon over in Century City. MTV Networks president Van Toffler reiterated the network's devotion to millennials (a.k.a Generation Y), but also made it clear that Generation X shouldn't let the door hit them on the way out.

February 23, 2010: CBS Jackson Super Bowl fine reconsidered
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Ridiculous. A federal appeals court will re-examine the FCC fine it threw out against CBS over Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

February 23, 2010: Sarah Palin's daughter cast in 'Secret Life'
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Bristol Palin, eldest daughter Sarah Palin, will make her acting debut on ABC Family's hit drama "The Secret Life of the American Teenager."

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