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'American Idol' Recap: The Race Is Closer Than You Think

May 14th, 2009 8:45am EDT
American Idol
It was a night filled with celebrities and one mildly surprising exit. "American Idol" just keeps getting better, and glitzier, as the drama and guest star quotient ratchets up alongside the increase in performance quality.

Yes, it seems "American Idol" has turned into a cavalcade of stars. What started as an amateur singing competition has quickly become the place for all the famous people to play and plug.

We started with the cast of "Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" plugging their new movie even before the credits. Funny how the show's desk being donated to ...
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'Scrubs' Is Back!

January 6th, 2009 10:02am EST
Scrubs
Last winter NBC announced that they would not be picking up Scrubs for an eighth season. When a bizarre fantasy world episode concluded the season that was shortened by the writers' strike, fans were left with a bad taste in their mouths. Could this really be the end of the fun dramedy that we had grown to love?

Slowly, the rumors began to circle that the actors had been asked to come back to work to make more episodes. Die-hards held out hope, and it became a reality when ABC announced that they would be airing a new season of Scrubs in January 2009. ABC Studios has actually...
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TV: What Makes A New Show Successful?

September 22nd, 2008 11:42am EDT
Mad Men
During the 2007-2008 television season, the major networks premiered thirty-four new series, but only eleven of those shows will be coming back for a second run. This fall, a handful of new shows will take their shot at finding their audience. So, what is it that makes a show successful? What makes them fail? When it comes down to it, a show will have to have good writing for people to want to keep watching it, but it is getting the viewers to watch in the first place that is the challenging task. Of course, there are many different strategies to attract viewers and stay on the air, an...
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ABC Stresses Stability, Not Ingenuity, With 2008-09 Schedule

May 14th, 2008 8:28am EDT
Ugly Betty
NBC got a jump start on the other broadcast networks with its "in-front" presentation last month, which occurred a full six weeks before the traditional upfront period. At that time NBC, mired in last place amongst the Big Four (poor CW barely registers as a blip and therefore does not count), presented a bold, dynamic and risky 2008-09 year-round schedule.

In the weeks that followed, there was naturally some speculation as to whether or not the other networks would follow NBC's lead and change the rules of the game. ABC, which unveiled its 2008-09 plans yesterday, was the first to...
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Grading The TV Networks: It's Report Card Time

February 6th, 2008 2:31pm EST
Ugly Betty
The last two television seasons have had it all. We've seen everything from the birth of a broadcast network (the CW) to the most debilitating industry work stoppage in 20 years. Now it's time to take a closer look at each of the five major broadcast networks and see what they are doing right, what needs improvement, and where they stand.

Like any true report card, we won't be judging the networks on any one category alone. Although overall ratings are a factor, they are not the only factor. Also, we will be looking at the time period from Fall of 2006 (when the CW debuted) to pres...
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10 Worst TV Shows Of The Last 10 Years

January 25th, 2008 1:52pm EST
According to Jim
There have been some truly phenomenal television shows produced over the last 10 years. Works of art that will continue to be appreciated and discussed for years to come. But what's the fun in talking about that?

For each great show created since 1998, there have been at least five or six terrible ones. Often these truly odious programs have a mercifully short lifespan. Occasionally, one will unexpectedly survive and thrive, shining proudly on screen and mocking the infinitely more creative, entertaining and intelligent programs that it has outlasted.

Acknowledging the fac...
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2007 TV Year In Review: The Worst

December 29th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Cavemen
Compounded by the writers strike, TV suffered this year. Shows that should have been pulled weren't, and not one new series became a breakout hit.

The Worst:

"Sportscenter" - What was once one of the funniest and hippest half-hours on television has now become the most exhausting hour (and sometimes 90-minutes) you'll spend in front of the tube. Somewhere along the line, somebody at ESPN got the idea that viewers cared more about watching the anchors and analysts than they did about seeing highlights and scores.

This has led to the self-aggrandizing spectacle currently be...
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The Devil's Reject: 'Reaper' Season 1 Review

December 23rd, 2007 12:12pm EST
Reaper
Buffy 2: The Hellmouth Strikes Back?

Due to the supernatural element of the show and its deft mix of horror and lighthearted comedy, "Reaper" has been compared to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" by critics and couch potatoes alike. While Joss Whedon's masterpiece is often referenced when discussing new shows, the comparison actually makes some sense in this case.

Sam is an ordinary youth who one day is thrust into a supernatural world and presented with a quest. His life is suddenly anything but mundane. He has to keep the mission a secret, although he does have several trusted f...
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Starpulse Q&A: Comedian Nick Kroll Of 'Cavemen' Talks About Wearing A Silicone Mask For 17 Hours And Trying To Get With Joy Behar

October 22nd, 2007 4:01pm EDT
Caveman Nick
In 2004, Nick Kroll was named one of Time Out New York's favorite comics. Now it's 2007 and the press has zeroed in on Kroll yet again, this time for his hilarious work on ABC's primetime comedy Cavemen.

A seasoned improviser and frequent panelist on VH1's Best Week Ever, Kroll has managed to capture the attention of viewers as Nick, the cynical cro-magnum, and, as he tells Starpulse.com in full Caveman makeup, it's allowed many of his dreams to come true - including the chance to appear on The View and getting to know many of Hollywood's leading ladies.

While you have been worki...
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Big Screen To Little Screen: Some Series Shine Will Others Fail

October 22nd, 2007 12:56pm EDT
Buffy
Often we don’t realize that our favorite TV shows began as vehicles on the big screen. Many of television’s best programs started that way. Then again, so did some of the worst.

In 1974, Ellen Burstyn starred in the Oscar awarded Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The movie was such a success that it was turned into “Alice,” complete with Vic Tayback as Mel. Unfortunately, it was Polly Holiday who made the sitcom a success. By the time she left the show and was replaced in 1980 by the original Flo, Diane Ladd, the damage had already been done. The series soon met its demise.

In 1992...
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Most Popular '07 Halloween Costumes: Drunk Hasselhoff, Geico Cavemen & More

October 16th, 2007 1:35pm EDT
David Hasselhoff
Michael Vick and Miss Teen South Carolina made the list, but not Britney or Lindsay. See which of the biggest stories from 2007 made the leap to the most popular costumes this Halloween on The Rundown, a daily briefing on everything that matters outside the office.

The costume picks were carefully selected by The Rundown editorial team, who determined that Paris Hilton in pinstripes will be popular this year because "prison is sexy." Rehab on the other hand, as Lindsay Lohan herself pointed out, is sobering. Though O.J. Simpson returned to the headlines this year, he was deemed "too re...
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Which New TV Shows Are On The Chopping Block?

October 11th, 2007 11:21am EDT
Cavemen
We're a few weeks into the new fall season, and I have to say that I am a little disappointed. Many new shows seemed promising, but I just haven't seen one that could be a runaway hit.

After only two weeks into the fall season some are already in danger of being canceled. TV fans should get ready to start campaigning for their favorites before they disappear forever.

The majority of new series have been dropping in the ratings. In fact, none of the new shows have even cracked the Nielsen top 10. However, "Bionic Woman" and "Private Practice" did make it into the top 15.

NBC's...
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Capsule Reviews Of Broadcast Networks' Five New Series Premiering The Week Of Oct. 1

September 29th, 2007 9:49am EDT
Aliens In America
Five new prime-time TV series premiere the week of Monday, Oct. 1 (all times Eastern):

''Aliens in America''

What: A sitcom that mines humor from the miseries of adolescence as well as America's post-9/11 anxiety.

Where: The CW

When: Mondays at 8:30 p.m.

Who: Dan Byrd, Adhir Kalyan, Amy Pietz, Lindsey Shaw, Scott Patterson.

Why: As a reminder that everyone is alienated from some group - until they connect.

How: Justin Tolchuck (Byrd) is a sweet, bright kid who happens to be a social pariah at his Wisconsin high school. So his mom (Pietz) and dad (Patterson...
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Media Group Predicts Hits & Misses Of The New TV Season

September 13th, 2007 1:34pm EDT
Gossip Girl
Independent media agency TargetCast tcm has picked five new network shows they think will be hits, along with the five they think will fall to the bottom of the heap as the primetime season begins in a week.

NBC has two new shows that should do well, says Steve Farella, CEO of TargetCast tcm, a media planning and buying agency. "Chuck" (Mondays at 8 Eastern), a comedy about a computer geek who becomes the government's most valuable secret agent, looks promising, the agency says. Also on NBC, "Bionic Woman" (Weds, 9 p.m.) should prove popular, borrowing from the 70s hit "Six Million Dol...
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ABC To Stream 'Big Shots,' 'Men In Trees,' 'Pushing Daisies' & More

September 6th, 2007 3:20pm EDT
Men In Trees
Disney-ABC Television Group's ABC Entertainment and the Warner Bros. Television Group announced today that they have reached an agreement regarding the digital distribution of "Big Shots," "Men In Trees," "Notes from the Underbelly" and "Pushing Daisies."

In addition, new episodes of returning series "The Bachelor," "Brothers & Sisters," "Dancing with the Stars," "Desperate Housewives," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "October Road" and "Ugly Betty," as well as episodes of the new series "Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone" "Private Practice" and "Samantha Who?" will be o...
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Fall TV Premiere Dates

August 24th, 2007 11:01am EDT
House
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....
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Upcoming Series 'Bionic Woman' & 'Cavemen' Generate The Most Buzz

August 9th, 2007 10:13am EDT
Bionic Woman
Leading global consumer research and consulting firm OTX (Online Testing eXchange) has announced the latest findings for the new fall season measuring awareness, intent to view, and buzz for hundreds of new programs and events on both broadcast and cable.

With more than six weeks until the official start of the fall season, the data suggests that NBC's Bionic Woman and ABC's Cavemen are generating the most awareness, interest and buzz. CBS' Cane and FOX Network's "Next Great American Band" are also emerging as top shows on key metrics.

Top 10 New Shows on Awareness:

Bionic Wom...
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ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates

July 25th, 2007 1:12pm EDT
Dancing with the Stars
Fall premiere dates for the 2007-08 Season were announced today for the ABC Television Network by Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, including a three-night "Dancing with the Stars" premiere event, with two nights of performance shows leading into a special Wednesday night results show.

"We're really looking forward to the '07-'08 season with our solid returning series and a fantastic new lineup of original programming," said McPherson. "We have a strong foundation that will help us launch our new shows and continue our drive for fall, and we're totally committed to provi...
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Justin Long & Kaitlin Doubleday Split

July 19th, 2007 9:30am EDT
Justin Long & Kaitlin Doubleday
Live Free Or Die Hard star Justin Long has split with his girlfriend, actress Kaitlin Doubleday. The couple, who started dating in 2005, worked together on 2006 comedy movie Accepted.

Doubleday is set to play the romantic lead in much-hyped upcoming TV sitcom "Cavemen."

-Justin Long Pictures

-Kaitlin Doubleday Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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