Emmy Reaction: ‘Mother’ Gets Its Due

After his show captured its first Emmy comedy series nomination Thursday, ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ exec producer and co-creator Carter Bays confirmed that next season’s first priority is to take care of the lingering romantic business between Barney Stinson (played by 2009 Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris) and Canadian broadcast-news aspirant Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie […]

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AMC’s Original Programming Aims High

Joel Stillerman, who heads up original programming for AMC, won’t admit to it, but his network seems like it’s going after HBO’s mojo, or at least part of it, anyway. Not that HBO is hurting these days with hits like “True Blood” and the just-premiered “Hung,” which just hung the pay cable channel’s biggest premiere […]

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Michael Jackson Memorial Watched by Millions

A total U.S. television audience of 31 million people watched Tuesday’s memorial service for Michael Jackson, according to Nielsen. Broadcast in the afternoon on all major broadcast networks and cable news channels–18 channels total carried live coverage–the tune-in was only about half of the 62 million that Oprah Winfrey’s Jackson interview for ABC drew in […]

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No Pregnant Pauses for TV Writers

Forget cougars, knocked-up teens are what’s hot with TV writers right now, as this subgenre enters its third trimester of oversaturation. With ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager‘ already an established hit in its recently started second season, MTV on Wednesday announced that reality series ‘16 and Pregnant‘ will be around for […]

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‘Addicted To Beauty’ Continues Despite Divorce

Oxygen’s “Addicted to Beauty,” which showcases the goings-on at a tony La Jolla, Calif. med spa/plastic surgery center, will have underwent some major changes of its own before premiering August 4. As it was originally pitched to Oxygen, the show focused heavily on the relationship between the owners, socialite Dianne York-Goldman and her surgeon husband. […]

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Previewing Season Two Of TNT’s ‘Leverage’

At the end of season one of “Leverage,” Nathan Ford’s ragtag group of talented, redemptive young former criminals were scattering to the wind to avoid imprisonment, despite pulling off a flurry of complex do-gooder capers together. And Ford (played by Timothy Hutton) had exacted revenge on his cold-blooded former employer, the man who had denied […]

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Tori & Dean’s Bike Brawl

Tori Spelling’s recently expressed concern about hubby Dean McDermott’s emerging passion for high-speed motorcycle riding can now be officially justified. Insiders for Oxygen, home of reality show “Tori & Dean,” confirm that an upcoming episode will feature Dean involved in a scrape on his bike. “They have a fight, and it’s a real fight,” the […]

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