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May 26, 2010: TBS to air Conan-esque special
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Conan O'Brien's name is all over a new summer special from TBS, which has everything ... except Conan O'Brien. TBS and comedy festival partner Just...

May 26, 2010: VH1 renews 'Brandy,' 'Chilli,' 'Basketball Wives'
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VH1 picked up a trio of freshman reality shows for a second season Wednesday.

May 26, 2010: Why the Emmys continue to ignore 'Idol'
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By Randee Dawn For six years, Nigel Lythgoe had high hopes at the Emmys. The onetime producer of Fox's "American Idol" (who's now at "So...

May 26, 2010: Emmy-worthy reality: 'Jersey Shore,' 'Amazing Race'
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SallyAnn Salsano knew she was in the presence of greatness.

May 26, 2010: Fox Sports makes executive changes
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Fox Sports Media Group announced an executive reorganization Wednesday, hiring Eric Shanks as president while elevating Ed Goren to vice chairman.

May 26, 2010: Janice Min named THR editorial director
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Janice Min has been named editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, parent company e5 Global Media announced Wednesday morning.

May 26, 2010: Tuesday finales: 'Idol,' 'Loser,' 'Dancing'
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The final Tuesday performance show for Fox's "American Idol" (19.6 million, 6.6) lead the night, followed by a steady "Glee" (11.5 million, 4.8).

May 26, 2010: Local news fail (video)
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Worth watching: Reporter trying to break a car window with a hammer ...

May 25, 2010: Style orders 'Too Fat for 15' docuseries
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Exclu: Style Network has greenlighted a docuseries about obesity with the attention-getting title “Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back.” The series revolves around four extremely...

May 25, 2010: Unanswered 'Lost' finale questions (video)
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Just a few lingering unanswered questions from "Lost" ...

May 25, 2010: Randy Jackson on who should replace Simon (video)
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THR's Matthew Belloni asked "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson for three qualifications that Simon Cowell's replacement should have...

May 25, 2010: 'Flashpoint,' 'Three Rivers,' 'Big Brother' dates
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CBS announced summer premiere dates including the long-awaited return of "Flashpoint" and some burn-off slots for "Three Rivers" (prep those "Hawaii Five-O" trailers!). Here's the lineup:

May 25, 2010: Emmy Roundtable: Matthew Fox, Ray Romano, more
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By Matthew Belloni "Who canceled that got me here?" Ray Romano joked as the first of The Hollywood Reporter's Emmy Roundtable series began. Humor dominated...

May 25, 2010: ABC Family acquires 'Friday Night Lights' rights
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This seems like a fine match: ABC Family has acquired the basic cable rights to air all five planned seasons of NBC's acclaimed "Friday Night...

May 25, 2010: Fall TV Twitter buzz: 'The Event,' 'My Dad Says' tops
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Coming off broadcast upfront presentations, NBC's action-drama "The Event," CBS' "$#*! My Dad Says" and The CW's two new dramas are generating plenty of Twitter buzz.

May 25, 2010: Finale ratings: '24,' 'Chuck' slip; 'Big Bang' up
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A surge of season-closing finales Monday night fell from last year's numbers, yet CBS' "Big Bang Theory" bucked the trend and posted an impressive gain.

May 25, 2010: 'Futurama' 'Rebirth' pic
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Images from the return of "Futurama" on June 24 here...

May 24, 2010: '24' showrunner talks series finale
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"24" showrunner Howard Gordon has been with the real-time thriller from the beginning. Here he talks about last night's finale (which he wrote), his favorite season, and the plans for the "24" movie. (Warning: spoilers galore)...

May 24, 2010: Emmy Watch: Will fresh faces dominate the Emmys?
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By Randee Dawn Eric Stonestreet had a novel idea for his "Modern Family" audition. The pilot script merely described the character Cameron as the more...

May 24, 2010: Latest 'True Blood' trailer
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The latest "True Blood" trailer....










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