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The Top 10 TV Shows That Should Be Brought Back, Rebooted Or Just Re-Run

October 5th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Miami Vice
TV remakes are either hit-or-miss, but with hollywood lacking many new ideas (seems like every other show is a crime drama or takes place in a hospital these days) we've thought of a few classic shows that we think would make the cut and stick around for a while -- if they're done correctly.

There are a number of old shows from the 70s and 80s that have been brought back in recent years, some with all new casts and edgier than their predecessors, and others featuring some of the original cast members. Others were revamped entirely, and some casting decisions killed a couple before they wer...
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Ratings: 'Downton Abbey' Debuts Strong; 'The Bachelor' Down Again

January 10th, 2012 4:28pm EST
Downton Abbey | Photo Credits: PBS
What's this?!? There is some accounting for taste?!? Downton Abbey's Season 2 premiere averaged 4.2 million viewers.

Nielsen data on Tuesday showed that the Emmy-winning series' return Sunday night doubled the average PBS prime-time rating, and marked an 18 percent jump over the show's first-season average — which made PBS ecstatic.

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Behind The Scenes Of ABC's 'Winter Wipeout'

December 7th, 2011 1:10pm EST
Wipeout
It's not Christmas season until someone gets hit with a big red ball.

At least that's the prevailing thought at ABC, which rolls out its winter edition of Wipeout tomorrow night at 8 PM ET/PT. Before the fake snow starts falling and the spills start happening, I visited the set of Winter Wipeout to give you an inside look at the most hilariously painful show on television.

For the uninitiated, Wipeout is a competition where contestants of all sorts - and often eclectic personalities - brave increasingly more difficult and more hilarious obstacles en route to the "Wipeout Zone" and a poten...
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The Ten Greatest Of The Decade: TV Shows

December 14th, 2009 9:30am EST
Best TV Of The Decade
As the decade reaches its conclusion, you'll undoubtedly come across many lists. Lists that purport to tell you the best, the top, the cream of the decade as they relate to pop culture. You're also certain to come across many lists that claim to rank the "greatest" of the ten year period from 2000-2009. But what does that really mean?

"Greatest" should be something entirely different from what we usually associate with these lists. Mostly, these lists claim to rank the best - something that is only truly possible were a listmaker to, say, see every single movie in a given decade. If...
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Survivor: Is It Still A Great Show?

February 19th, 2009 10:06am EST
Survivor
In it's 19th season, Survivor is one of the longest running shows on television. It is certainly one of the longest running reality television shows. But the popularity of Survivor is fading. Survivor was once the most talked about show on television. Every week millions of viewers tuned in to see how the contestants would survive with each other on an island for thirty days and which one of them would be voted off the island. It was real drama TV. These days many people have forgotten about Survivor. You realize that the show is still on when you see it while flipping through channels on T...
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Where Are They Now: 'American Idol' Edition

January 12th, 2009 10:10am EST
Jon Peter Lewis
It is almost that time of year again: when families everywhere gather together in their living rooms around the warmth of... their television set and tune in, households deep, for the premiere of American Idol. The eighth season of Fox' hit singing competition show is less than a week away, so what better time to look back at the past years and see just how many stars the show really spawned...

Nikki McKibbin was eliminated in the final three of the first season of American Idol, and though she had been in the bottom three a record six times prior to finally getting the boot, she had b...
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'Flavor Of Love': Not Every Bump On Someone's Face Is Herpes

March 4th, 2008 10:27am EST
Flav
Since there are still too many girls for Flav to get to know on "Flavor of Love," he had to do yet another competition. Flav was roasted on Comedy Central, so he thought it would be funny for the girls to do their own Flavorettes Roast. The host of this event was the lovely Sommore, who is an incredible actress/comedian.

Team 1 consisted of Shy, Thing 1 and 2 (and boy do I have something to say to Flav about them), Prancer, Myammee, and Sinceer. Team 2 consisted of Bunz, Grayvee, Bee Ex, Hotlanta, and Seezins. It may be safe to assume that Team 1 had an edge based on the fact that the...
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TV On DVD Recommendation: 'Newsradio'

February 15th, 2008 4:28pm EST
Newsradio
The third-best comedy of the 1990s (behind "The Simpsons" and "Seinfeld"), "Newsradio" is also one of its least-remembered and lowest-rated despite being granted a lengthy five-season run. This is mostly due to the fact that the show had its airtime or airdate changed a staggering 11 times during its run. But now that all the episodes are available on DVD, you won't have to worry about not knowing when it's on.

Set in the offices of fictional New York radio station WNYX, "Newsradio" details the wacky goings-on among the staff. The cast is filled with comedic stars led by Dave Foley ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 11

August 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Joe Rogan
Happy Birthday to Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard (1976), actor Will Friedle (1974), Oasis bassist Andy Bell (1970), guitarist Charlie Sexton (1968), "Fear Factor" host Joe Rogan (1967), Ramones drummer Richie Ramone (1957), British singer Joe Jackson (1954), WWE superstar Hulk Hogan (1953), singer/songwriter Eric Carmen (1949), country singer John Conlee (1946), "Star Wars" Episodes I, II, III, and VI actor Ian McDiarmid (1944), actress Arlene Dahl (1928), and "Roots" author Alex Haley (1921; d. 1992).
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The Hilarious 'MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge' Season 2 Hits DVD April 17

April 11th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
MXC
-Spike TV's Acclaimed Original Comedic Series Makes Its Second Season Appearance On DVD April 17 From Magnolia Home Entertainment

All of the crazy competitions, colorful contestants and comedic dubbing return for the second time with MXC: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge - Season Two, arriving on a 2-disc DVD set April 17 from Magnolia Home Entertainment. Achieving cult status and a favorite among young men and college students across the country, one of the most popular original shows on Spike TV, MXC uses footage taken from the 1980s Japanese television classic "Takeshi's Castle" p...
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Soap Star Alison Sweeney Is The New Host Of 'The Biggest Loser'

February 20th, 2007 2:01pm EST
Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney, one of daytime television's most beloved actresses, joins NBC's hit reality show The Biggest Loser as the new host of the weight-loss series, which will begin taping its fourth season this spring. "Alison is an incredible talent and will bring not only a great fresh face to the show but a huge, loyal fan base," said Ben Silverman, executive producer and Reveille CEO. "We are thrilled and look forward to another strong season."

Sweeney has portrayed villainess Sami Brady on NBC's hit daytime drama Days of our Lives since January 6, 1993, and will continue to star on the ...
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Nickelodeon Announces Kids' Choice Award Nominees

February 8th, 2007 10:33am EST
SpongeBob SquarePants
Star slime fest is back! Justin Timberlake hosts this year's Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 20th Anniversary celebration, airing live March 31, from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Kids will be able to vote in advance in a total of 16 categories. Surprise awards also will be announced during the show.

Voting begins online March 5 on Nick.com. Kids also will be able to vote via their cell phones. Beginning Sunday, March 11, in TEENick with the Kids' Choice Awards nominee a different category will be featured on-air each week, and kids can then cast their vote online at Nick.c...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 11

August 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ian McDiarmid
Happy Birthday to Death Cab For Cutie singer Ben Gibbard (1976), actor Will Friedle (1974), Oasis bassist Andy Bell (1970), guitarist Charlie Sexton (1968), "Fear Factor" host Joe Rogan (1967), Ramones drummer Richie Ramone (1957), British singer Joe Jackson (1954), WWE superstar Hulk Hogan (1953), singer/songwriter Eric Carmen (1949), country singer John Conlee (1946), "Star Wars" Episodes I, II, III, and VI actor Ian McDiarmid (1944), actress Arlene Dahl (1928), and "Roots" author Alex Haley (1921; d. 1992).
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More Episodes of 'The Office,' Return of 'Joey' & More NBC News

February 15th, 2006 12:14pm EST
Steve Carell from The Office
NBC has extended its spring lease on The Office through May 11 as the network will add an extra original episode plus other encore broadcasts that will now take the hit comedy past its previously announced season finale of March 30.

The new comedy "Teachers" will premiere on Tuesday, March 28 (9:30 p.m.), a change from its previously announced season debut of Thursday, April 6 (9:30 p.m.). Scrubs will move up one-half hour on Tuesdays beginning March 28 with an encore broadcast (8:30 p.m.) followed by an original episode (9 p.m.).

In addition, Joey returns with original episodes...
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NBC Announces Mid-Season Schedule; 'Scrubs' Returns Jan. 3

December 1st, 2005 2:32pm EST
NBC adjusts its mid-season program lineup beginning the week of January 2 as the hit freshman comedy My Name Is Earl and The Office move to Thursdays to join a new two-hour comedy block that includes the new comedy "Four Kings" and Will & Grace. In addition, the new limited drama series "The Book of Daniel" will premiere, Scrubs will return to Tuesdays and the The Biggest Loser will come back as a series of themed specials titled "The Biggest Loser: Special Edition."

Thursday nights will return to NBC's storied comedy roots starting on January 5 with an 8-10 p.m. (ET) block that inclu...
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'People's Choice Awards' To Feature Your Favorite Celebs, Pop Stars & More

November 11th, 2005 10:04am EST
Nicole Kidman
The nominees for "The 32nd Annual People’s Choice Awards" were just announced. Some nominees include Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Kiefer Sutherland, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, CSI, Commander in Chief, Everybody Hates Chris, and My Name Is Earl.

The list of nominees are:

FAVORITE FEMALE MOVIE STAR

Sandra Bullock

Angelina Jolie

Nicole Kidman

FAVORITE MALE MOVIE STAR

Nicolas Cage

Johnny Depp

Samuel L. Jackson

FAVORITE LEADING LADY

Cameron Diaz

Reese Witherspoon

Reneé Zellweger

FAVORITE LEADING MAN

Jamie Fo...
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New Episodes of Fear Factor This December

November 1st, 2005 9:00am EST
Fear Factor is returning for a new season on NBC Dec. 6. This season the reality series will feature reality stars, family members, military personnel, and even Shaquille O’Neal as a guest co-host.

A brand new stunt team from films such as The Matrix Revolutions and Kill Bill Vol. 2 will provide the outrageous stunts in the upcoming season. The series will also provide prizes such as trips around the world, a garage stocked with new cars, and a chance to fly a fighter jet over Russia.
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