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Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/29/2011

NBC’s ‘Playboy Club’ finds home in Salt Lake City

New NBC drama will air in market’s MyNetworkTV station after NBC station gave it the boot

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Jon Stewart joins Fox News Channel in eviscerating Jon Stewart

‘The Daily Show’ host joins FNC pile-on in re his Herman Cain skewering.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:53 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Today in Charlie Sheen “news”...

Various Web reports claim Sheen is a) pitching a new talk show, and b) will have his character die on “Two and a Half Men.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 06/28/2011

BET exec takes credit for “confusion” at BET Awards

This year’s trophy show snagged BET’s second biggest audience ever.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:28 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/28/2011

David Letterman talks Michele Bachmann’s “John Wayne Gacy” error

The late night host felt strongly about Bachmann’s John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy mix-up.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Jon Stewart vs. Chris Wallace continues (Video)

The Comedy Central host fired back at the Fox News Channel host...again.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:13 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 06/27/2011

G4 returns Ryan Dunn reality show to its schedule

The channel will bring back to the show to “pay homage to Dunn’s work and respect the wishes of Dunn’s family.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:31 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Chris Wallace responds to Jon Stewart

The Fox News host talks about what happened during Stewart’s appearance last week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/26/2011

WBFF, WTTG, WRC big winners at local Emmy Awards

Statuettes handed out Saturday honoring Virginia, Maryland and Washington area telecasters

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 06/24/2011

‘Columbo’ star Peter Falk dies at 83

“Columbo” ran from 1896 to 2003, in one form or another.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:02 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Lindsay Lohan stands up ‘Today’s’ Matt Lauer [Updated]

“Today” show interview with celeb scrubbed at last minute.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:40 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Fox sets fall schedule rollout dates, 'Terra Nova’ premiere

The sci fi show will debut Monday, Sept. 26.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:34 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 06/23/2011

PBS to air two-hour anniversary edition of ‘An American Family’

It’s the first time the 1973 documentary series will be seen nationwide in 20 years.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Report: Ryan Dunn’s blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit when he died

Dunn was driving his Porsche at a speed of 130 miles-per-hour at the time of his car accident.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Keith Olbermann reads Letterman’s Top-10 List to plug ‘Countdown’ return

Olbermann stopped by Dave Letterman’s CBS show to read Dave’s Top-10 list

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Jon Stewart corrects mistake made during Fox News Channel visit — and then some

Comedy Central’s faux newscaster corrects statement he made on Chris Wallace’s Sunday show, and then...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:46 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 06/22/2011

ABC News: Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas comes out as an illegal immigrant to fight for DREAM Act (Video)

ABC News said Wednesday morning it will air a special about journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:28 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Dumped by Crystal Harris, Playboy’s Hugh Hefner picks up pieces and sells them to Lifetime

Playboy founder says wedding TV special back on with Runaway Bride theme

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Poll: What did you think of Keith Olbermann’s return to TV?

Keith Olbermann’s “Countdown” debuted on Current TV Monday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Jon Stewart talks about his FNC appearance on Sunday

Comedy Central star says Chris Wallace ‘gives away the game’ during interview.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/20/2011

CW sets fall schedule rollout dates

“Ringer,” starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, kicks off the network’s season on Sept. 13.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 06/20/2011

G4 pulls ‘Proving Ground’ off the schedule after star Ryan Dunn’s death

Dunn, who died in a car crash early Monday, co-hosted the cable series.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:50 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/20/2011

CNN’s Ed Henry jumps ship to Fox News Channel

Henry named chief White House correspondent, FNC announced Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/20/2011

NBC apologizes for cutting ‘under God, indivisible’ in Pledge of Allegiance

The network issued an on-air apology on Sunday during the U.S. Open coverage.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 06/20/2011

PBS wins big, Oprah a no-show, at Daytime Emmy Awards

“The Bold and the Beautiful” named top soap, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Dr. Oz” named best talk shows.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:31 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Keith Olbermann: Ignore ratings ‘spin’ for new show

The host says if 10 people watch the debut of his Current TV show, he’ll be happy.

By Lisa de Moraes and Emily Yahr  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Craig Ferguson in talks to host show from Courteney Cox and David Arquette

The pair may be separated, but they sold CBS a game show pilot that may be hosted by late night starCraig Ferguson.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:48 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Jill Wagner out, Vanessa Minnillo in on ‘Wipeout’

ABC picks up a fifth season of “Wipeout,” and taps Vanessa Minnillo as host.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Olbermann, Colbert compete for attention on ‘Colbert Report’

The two alpha dogs sat down for an interview Wednesday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:35 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Joshua Jackson and Melissa McCarthy to announce Emmy nominations

The actors will wake up early for the announcements on Thursday, July 14.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Lifetime’s ‘Marrying Hef’ special canceled

Lifetime canned its two-hour special after Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris called off the wedding.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Judge rules Charlie Sheen v. Warner Bros. won’t be a public trial

Sheen’s effort to have his lawsuit thrashed out in a trial/circus is, sadly, squashed.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 06/15/2011

J.J. Abrams talks TV and Scary Sci Fi Fans [Video]

The “Lost” creator tells his secrets on “The Daily Show”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:53 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/14/2011

GOP candidates tackle major issues during debate — Leno vs. Conan, ‘DWTS’ vs. ‘Idol’

CNN moderator John King took breaks to ask “this or that?” questions during Monday night’s debate.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:02 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 06/13/2011

NBC’s Playboy bunnies bounced in Salt Lake City

TV station tells network it will not air its new ‘The Playboy Club’ series

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:25 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Tonys — here are the highlights

The “How I Met Your Mother” star entertained during the three hour-plus show

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 06/10/2011

MTV cancels controversial ‘Skins’ after one season; PTC responds

The Parents Television Council has had a lot to say about the show from the beginning.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:35 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Jon Cryer talks Charlie Sheen on ‘Late Show’

David Letterman had lots of questions about Cryer’s former “Two and a Half Men” co-star.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Oprah show finale clocks 89.57 million fewer viewers than "M*A*S*H" finale  

The numbers are in for the last day of the Queen of Daytime TV’s talk show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Meredith Vieira says goodbye to ‘Today’

The anchor bid farewell after five years on the morning show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Michelle Obama to stop by Nickelodeon’s ‘iCarly’

The First Lady will appear on an episode to promote her Joining Forces initiative to increase support for military families.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:47 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 06/07/2011

NBC wins U.S. Olympic TV rights through 2020 [Updated]

NBC/Comcast will air the next four games, through 2020, thanks to a $4.38 billion bid.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:15 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Katie Couric tells Leno: ‘Obviously, no one can ever fill Oprah’s shoes’

Couric visited ‘The Tonight Show’ to discuss her new daytime talk show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:39 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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