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September 12, 2008: ABC News soars with first Palin interviews
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Sarah Palin
By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK -- It was a winning night for ABC News, riding high in the ratings on the heels of the...

July 29, 2008: Weekly ratings: Fourth-place network has highest-rated show
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Ratings
ABC was the lowest-rated major broadcast network last week yet continued to air the nation's highest-rated show. Tuesday's obstacle-course competition series "Wipeout" (10 million viewers,...

July 26, 2008: 'Lost' producers drop hints about next season
Comments: 5 | Categories: 2008 , ABC , Comic Con , Damon Lindelof , Lost
Comic-Con -- Viewers watching the start of the next season of "Lost" will not initially know when or where the action is set. Producers will...

July 23, 2008: 'Wipeout' rebounds to top Tuesday
Comments: 3 | Categories: ABC , Ratings , Reality Show , Wipeout
The big question Tuesday night was whether ABC's "Wipeout" would rebound in the ratings after taking a hit last week due to Fox's presentation of...

July 22, 2008: 'High School Musical' is Monday's lowest-rated show
Comments: 4 | Categories: ABC , High School Musical , Ratings , Reality Show
The second episode of ABC’s "High School Musical: Get In The Picture" reality show fell 18% in the ratings from its already dismal Sunday premiere...

July 18, 2008: Marc Cherry's magnificent save
Comments: 1 | Categories: ABC , Desperate Housewives , Marc Cherry , TCA
Watching the ABC panels one got the impression that a fair portion of "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry's time is spent having to navigate the...

July 17, 2008: The Zen teachings of Ashton Kutcher
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Ashton Kutcher , Reality Show , TCA
TCA -- On a panel for ABC’s "oh shoot let’s pick up something quick for fall" game show "Opportunity Knocks," executive producer Ashton Kutcher dispensed...

July 17, 2008: Rhimes: Heigl asked for light schedule
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Grey's Anatomy , Katherine Heigl , Shonda Rhimes
TCA -- On ABC’s showrunner panel, critics repeatedly pressed "Grey’s Anatomy" creator Shonda Rhimes for her reaction to Katherine Heigl's statement that her role was...

July 17, 2008: Marc Cherry on 'disastrous' Vanity Fair shoot
Comments: 1 | Categories: ABC , Desperate Housewives , Marc Cherry , TCA
TCA -- The "Desperate Housewives" showrunner weighed in on "the disastrous Vanity Fair photo shoot." "A writer saw it from only one perspective," Cherry says....

July 16, 2008: 'Scrubs' to debut webisodes; Lawrence talks network switch
Comments: 2 | Categories: ABC , Scrubs , TCA
TCA -- "I'm conflicted talking about NBC," "Scrubs" showrunner Bill Lawrence says. "To sit up here ... after having spent seven years on that network,...

July 16, 2008: 'Life on Mars' mythology different in U.S. version
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Life on Mars , TCA
TCA -- Producers for ABC's "Life on Mars" said their biggest contribution to the show since the departure of executive producer David E. Kelley is...

July 16, 2008: Jimmy Kimmel grills McPherson on Leno plans
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Jay Leno , Late Night , NBC , TCA
Article Template TCA -- ABC opened their executive session with having Jimmy Kimmel, disguised as "Tom Weinerman from the Sarasota Star-Herald Tribune," asking the first...

July 16, 2008: 'Scrubs' could continue beyond 2009 with new cast
Comments: 26 | Categories: ABC , Scrubs , TCA
TCA -- ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson confirmed that he picked up "Scrubs" for one season with an eye toward possibly continuing the show beyond...

July 16, 2008: McPherson: Heigl staying with 'Grey's'
Comments: 1 | Categories: ABC , Grey's Anatomy , Katherine Heigl , TCA
TCA -- ABC entertainment president Steve McPherson addressed Katherine Heigl's recent comments where she withdrew herself from a "Grey's Anatomy" Emmy consideration. "She won an...

July 8, 2008: ABC dominates with 'Bachelorette' finale
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Ratings
ABC dominated Monday night with the three-hour season finale of "The Bachelorette." The finale (10.5 million viewers, 3.3 rating among adults 18 to 49 and...

July 1, 2008: ABC reality shows tie CBS repeats
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Ratings
ABC's reality lineup tied CBS' repeats to win Monday night, with a special episode of "The Bachelorette" ranking as the evening's highest-rated original series. "The...

June 25, 2008: ABC's 'Wipeout' is summer's highest new series debut
Comments: 5 | Categories: ABC , Wipeout
"Wipeout" did everything but. "America's Got Talent" was bested by "America's Got a Minor Concussion" as ABC's wacky obstacle course series scored the highest premiere...

June 20, 2008: ABC's 'Wipeout' preview
Comments: 0 | Categories: ABC , Video , Wipeout
ABC's obstacle course show is the one freshman effort this summer insiders believe could actually rouse broadcast viewers out of their slumber to give a...

June 17, 2008: ABC halts Fox's 22-week winning streak
Comments: 18 | Categories: ABC , Fox , Ratings
ABC topped the ratings last week and finally broke Fox’s epic 22-week winning streak. Fox seized control of the coveted adults 18-to-49 demographic back in...

June 13, 2008: Barack Obama to appear on Jimmy Kimmel special
Comments: 1 | Categories: ABC
UPDATE: Obama scores on Kimmel It seems Barack Obama's staff knows how to read a ratings chart. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will appear on...

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