ABC Yanks ‘Hank’

ABC has canceled the Kelsey Grammer comedy ‘Hank.’ Network sources confirmed Wednesday that the 10th episode of the series, which wrapped Monday evening on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., will be the series last installment. Starring Grammer as a former Wall Street high-flyer cut down to a more humanized size, the show averaged […]

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More Shows In Danger Of Getting Axed

You let out a collective groan when ‘Eastwick’ kicked the bucket this week (so did I!) – and now your other favorite shows might be in danger too. Shows like ‘Three Rivers’ and ‘Hank’ are “on the bubble,” meaning their low ratings have put them in danger for getting canned. We will know their fate […]

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Vampires Lead People’s Choice Nominees

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Nominees for the People’s Choice Awards are out, and the people choose vampires. “Twilight” and ‘True Blood’ were among the top nominees announced Tuesday. Fans cast more than 18 million votes online to select the nominee slate and will also choose the winners in 35 categories. “Twilight” is up for favorite […]

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Winners, Losers Emerge from New TV Season

By: David Bauder NEW YORK – If it were a television series, it would be called “Defying the Odds.” Five weeks into a new TV season, three of the four top broadcast networks have bigger prime-time audiences than they had in 2008. With cable networks flexing their muscles, digital video recorders becoming more popular and […]

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Guess Which Three New Comedies ABC Picked Up?

Newsflash: America likes to laugh! And ABC has responded by picking up three of its new comedies, ‘Cougar Town,’ ‘Modern Family‘, and ‘The Middle‘ for nine more episodes, rounding out a full season for each. Watch full episodes of Cougar Town here The trio of shows, which have only been on the air for three […]

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Commentary: Do Stars Make Sitcoms, Or Do Sitcoms Make Stars?

Here’s a classic chicken versus egg debate for the first day of October, one to ponder as you sit down to write that monthly rent check. Do television stars create successful sitcoms or do successful sitcoms create television stars? Based on the litany of comedy veterans fronting new series this fall—Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Courtney […]

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