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High School Musical, American-idol Style

A casting competition for a new version of Disney Channel's High School Musical will be among eight unscripted series that ABC says it will carry this summer. High School Musical: Summer Session is scheduled to...

Ad Prices Tumble At Tv Networks

The average 30-second spot on a network TV show during the first three months of this year cost $125,634, down 12 percent from the same period a year ago, according to New York media shop...

April Madness?

With all No. 1 seeds making it to the Final Four in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, CBS is hoping that ratings for March Madness will be given a significant lift in April. They are...

Kathy Lee Returns To Morning Tv

Kathy Lee Gifford will return to morning television as co-host of the fourth hour of NBC's Today show, the network confirmed today (Monday). Appearing on the show this morning (which featured highlights from her years...

At&t To Offer On-demand Video Via Phones

AT&T will begin providing live and on-demand television programming to customers buying its latest handsets, the company announced Thursday. It said that it is teaming up with MediaFLO USA to provide the mobile TV service...

Marash Explains Exit From Al-jazeera English

Former ABC Nightline correspondent Dave Marash, who raised eyebrows two years ago when he agreed to become the U.S. anchor for Al-Jazeera English, has told the New York Times that he has quit the news...

Seems Like Old Times

NBC, which for years had dominated Thursday nights but was gradually overtaken by rivals CBS and ABC, roared back into the winner's position this week thanks to its game show, Deal or No Deal and...

Hazzard Fans Told To Act Now For 30th Anniversary Celebration

Actor JOHN SCHNEIDER's publicist has launched a campaign to bring beloved TV series THE DUKES OF HAZZARD back for its 30th anniversary. Michael Barnard claims ABC Family Channel bosses in America, who now own the...

Claim: Outside Choreographers Used On Dancing

The gossip website TMZ claimed Wednesday that most performances on Dancing With the Stars are not choreographed by the professional dancers who appear -- especially those of the "younger, less experienced" pros. The website cited...

David Marash Quits Al-jazeera English

Former award-winning ABC Nightline correspondent David Marash is among some 15 mostly high-profile staff members who have quit al-Jazeera English, the international counterpart of the Arab all-news television service, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday)....

So How Would A Song And Dance Contest Do?

Two episodes of Fox's American Idol followed by two episodes of ABC's Dancing With the Stars topped last week's Nielsen ratings. Once again, the week was won by Fox, which averaged a 6.0/10, but ABC...

Now You See Them; Now You Don't

Magician Penn Jillette was forced to perform a disappearing act on ABC's Dancing With the Stars Tuesday night as he and tennis star Monica Seles became the first pair to be eliminated from the competition....

Viewers Flee "Must See" Night

Although there was a time when Thursday night produced the biggest audiences of the week, each of the networks saw a significant audience erosion on "must-see" night this week, with three of the major networks...

Fox Takes Lead As Season's No. 1 Network

During a week in which Fox Broadcasting took over the lead from CBS to become the most-watched network of the season, the show that put it there, American Idol, drew more viewers than all its...

Walters Says Glaad Award "Means More" Than Emmys

Barbara Walters, who has won more than her fair share of awards over the years, received one Monday from the gay advocacy group GLAAD for her ABC 20/20 report on transgender children and told the...

New Shows Return; Audiences Do Not

New episodes of CBS's sitcom lineup returned to the air Monday following months of reruns due to the writers' strike, and ABC aired the season debut of its reality hit Dancing With the Stars, and...

Networks Made Deep Cuts In News Staffs In 2007, Says Study

The news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC cut their staffs an average of 7 percent in 2007 from their levels a year earlier, including a reduction of 24 percent in the number of producers,...

Networks Made Deep Cuts In News Staffs In 2007, Says Study

The news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC cut their staffs an average of 7 percent in 2007 from their levels a year earlier, including a reduction of 24 percent in the number of producers,...

Networks Made Deep Cuts In News Staffs In 2007, Says Study

The news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC cut their staffs an average of 7 percent in 2007 from their levels a year earlier, including a reduction of 24 percent in the number of producers,...

Ugly Betty Adaptation Set For China

Hit U.S. sitcom UGLY BETTY is set to be adapted for Chinese TV. Chinese network Hunan Satellite TV has unveiled plans for Invincible Ugly Woman, a localised version of the Salma Hayek-produced series about a...

Disney To Distribute Classic Shows Online

Classic ABC television shows unavailable today on DVD will likely turn up soon on the Internet, Disney CEO Robert Iger told shareholders in Albuquerque Thursday. Speaking at the company's annual meeting, Iger said, "Providing physical...

There's Idol -- And Everything Else

Thanks largely to three episodes of American Idol, Fox scored its eighth straight weekly victory last week. With each of the Idol shows drawing nearly 30 million viewers, the shows that followed them were also...

Waco Editor Lambaste's Abc Primetime Feature

The editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald has condemned an ABC Primetime feature that employed actors and hidden cameras set up at a roadside bakery near Waco to draw attention to racist attitudes towards Muslims. The...

Americans Hail The Queen

Barbara Walters's two-hour special on Britain's royals reigned supreme Monday night, winning every half hour between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. The ABC documentary, The Royal Family, averaged a 10.4 rating and a 16 share...

High School Musical To Become Reality Contest

U.S. TV network ABC is developing a reality competition based on the hit Disney film franchise HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL. Aspiring performers will audition in a nationwide talent search, with successful contestants studying at a music...

Desperate Housewives: The Musical?

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES creator MARC CHERRY is keen to make a Broadway spin off of the hit series - according to actor KYLE MCLACHLAN. The star, who plays Bree (Marcia Cross)'s boyfriend Orson Hodges in the...

Oprah Is (Ratings) Queen For A Day

Oprah's Big Give turned out to be just that for ABC Sunday night, as Oprah Winfrey's first regular primetime TV show debuted with the highest numbers of the night. The reality show, in which contestants...

Web Drama Hits Record Ratings Slump

A drama that made its debut on social networking website MySpace has failed to win over U.S. audiences when it aired last week (beg25Feb08). Quarterlife, created by the team behind 1990s hits Thirtysomething and My...

Cbs Staffers Complain About Early Show Producer Ross

Shelley Ross, the news show executive producer who has a way of raising hackles among talent and staff wherever she goes, is once again doing so at CBS's The Early Show, the New York Post...

Idol Is Tops -- Even On Thursday

Even the strongest Thursday-night competition from its rivals failed to keep Fox's American Idol from dominating the ratings. A results show, which trimmed the number of contestants to 16, wound up with a 14.2 rating...

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