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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NBC Picks Up ‘Mercy,’ ‘Community,’ ‘Parks & Rec’

NBC announced Friday that has picked up full-season orders for new medical drama ‘Mercy,’ as well as freshman comedies ‘Community’ and ‘Parks and Recreation.’ ‘Mercy’s’ graduation to full-season-one status is hardly surprising, given that the show has consistently won the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour in total viewers, averaging 7.8 million so far. The re-ups for […]

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Ratings Report Card: Wednesday Night

For ABC Wednesday, the “A” was for the ambition to launch two hours’ worth of new shows, including two back-to-back comedies, the Ed O’Neill-led critical sensation ‘Modern Family’ and the less critically beloved ‘Cougar Town’ starring Courtney Cox “B” is for the balls it took to put these brand-new programs back-to-back going against fierce season […]

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Interview: Taylor Schilling Says, ‘Mercy’

The middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression typically isn’t a bad time to be enrolled in school. And if you’ve got a steady gig, you probably should keep it. But Taylor Schilling threw caution to the wind last year, leaving behind the theater program at New York University and her nanny […]

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Overheard At TCA: Day 9

Press Tour Wednesday was devoted to NBC and their cable nets SyFy, Bravo, and USA. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi dazzled during a Quickfire lunch, and the hilarious cast of Community (aka My New Favorite Show of The Fall) could not have been funnier. Two words: Joel McHale. An incredibly tan – and newly fit […]

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