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The TV Column: September, 2011

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

‘X Factor’: Brian Bradley and the last night of auditions

Fourth episode zips through performances by strong contenders for $5 million prize.

By Ned Martel  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Fox’s ‘X Factor’ eclipsed by comedies in the ratings

‘Suburgatory’ and ‘Modern Family’ held up well against the singing competition show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/29/2011

‘X Factor’ auditions march through Chicago, Seattle

Chicago and Seattle get the Simon Cowell treatment Fox’s new singing competition.

By Ned Martel  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Andy Rooney leaves ‘60 Minutes’: best moments and possible replacements

Vote for who should take Rooney’s place and share your favorite memories.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:22 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Christmas comes early for HLN with Michael Jackson doctor trial

Conrad Murray’s trial started on Tuesday, with HLN cameras in tow.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:34 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Elisabetta Canalis says goodbye

Another dancer is sent packing after low scores from the judges.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:20 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Andy Rooney stepping down from ‘60 Minutes’

The longtime broadcaster will make the announcement on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 09/27/2011

CBS sitcoms, ABC’s ‘Dancing’ stomp new Spielberg dino-drama ’Terra Nova’

Fox dino-drama reportedly cost $20 million; snagged just 9 million viewers. That’s 2 bucks a head.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:25 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Nancy Grace gets more exposure than even she wants on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ [Update]

A wardrobe malfunction steals the show.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 09/26/2011

It’s official: Charlie Sheen, Warner Bros. settle lawsuit

Warner Bros. TV, Sheen’s camp, and Chuck Lorre issued a statement saying their various differences had been settled.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:13 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 09/26/2011

ABC’s ‘Pan Am’ maiden voyage attracts 11 million viewers

New ABC 60’s-set drama beats its ‘Desperate Housewives’ lead-in show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:23 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/26/2011

With daytime soaps out of way, ABC’s ‘The Chew’ premieres

The new cooking/lifestyle show debuts Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 09/23/2011

‘Person of Interest,’ Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘The New Girl’ and more TV premiere week highlights

Find out which small screen veterans brought home the ratings, and vote on your favorite new show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:26 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/23/2011

‘X Factor’ hangs on to viewers but gets thumped by another sitcom in second nght

CBS’s returning “Big Bang Theory” beats Simon Cowell’s singing competition Thursday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011

‘The X Factor’ night 2: Auditions continue

Night two of Simon Cowell’s new singing showdown missing the wow factor.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

Posted at 12:55 AM ET, 09/23/2011

Post-Steve Carell, ‘The Office’ reveals its new boss

And Carell’s replacement is...

By Emily Yahr  |  12:55 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Fox orders 13 episodes of Kiefer Sutherland drama

He’ll play the father of a special needs child with unique abilities to see patterns.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:03 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Simon Cowell returns on ‘X Factor’; 12.5 million tune in

New Fox reality series attracts 400,000 more viewers than unveiling of NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and about half as many people as most recent ‘American Idol’ debut.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:46 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/22/2011

What do ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Real Housewives’ have in common? A live after show.

Just like the “Real Housewives” on Bravo!

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011

‘X Factor’: Singing competition kicks off its first night

New singing competition comes across as ‘American Idol’ produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  X Factor

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

Fat lady sings on ‘Roseanne’s Nuts’

Roseanne Barr tweets Lifetime’s decision not to order second season on her reality series.

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

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Ted Haggard will swap wives with Gary Busey on reality show

ABC confirmed the “Celebrity Wife Swap” news on Wednesday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:58 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/21/2011

‘Glee’ does a nosedive and Chaz Bono no Bristol Palin on ‘Dancing’

Fox high school musical opens with a third fewer viewers than last fall; ABC’s dancing competition also down year-to-year

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Fox gives Gordon Ramsay a fourth show with ‘Hotel Hell’

“Hotel Hell” will give makeovers to scary hotels.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Ron Artest sent home

The basketball player also known as Metta World Peace took the first cut on “Dancing With the Stars.”

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 09/20/2011

‘Bye-bye Charlie!’ say 29 million ‘Two and a Half Men’ viewers

Introduction of Charlie Sheen’s replacement, Ashton Kutcher, clocks nearly 29 million curious.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:26 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’: A new season begins

The 12 new cast members took the stage on the first performance night.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 09/20/2011

Charlie Sheen gets roasted on Comedy Central

Panel of ‘celebrities’ takes turns jabbing former “Two and a Half Men” star.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:30 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Ashton Kutcher makes his ‘Two and a Half Men’ debut

Charlie Sheen’s character killed by falling in front of train, exploding like ‘balloon of meat’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:52 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Charlie Sheen-Warner Bros. settlement is imminent

The actor sued the studio for $100 million over his “Two and a Half Men” firing.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:00 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Emmy Awards attract 12.5 million, lowest since 2008

The awards telecast got crushed by Sunday Night Football on NBC.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:53 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 09/16/2011

Calm and collected, Charlie Sheen says “I would have fired my [heinie], too”

The former sitcom star talked about his meltdown on “The Tonight Show."

By Emily Yahr  |  09:15 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Tell us: Who will win at the 2011 Emmy Awards?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 09/15/2011

NBC’s ‘Up All Night’ starts off strong with nearly 11 million viewers

Nearly 11 million people caught the new NBC comedy.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:37 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Charlie Sheen-free summer ends with visits to Leno, ‘Today’ (Update)

The former sitcom star will appear on “The Tonight Show.”

By Emily Yahr  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Meredith Vieira sticks with NBC, joins Brian Williams at primetime newsmagazine

The former “Today” co-host is joining Brian Williams’s prime-time newsmag

By Emily Yahr  |  07:01 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Anderson Cooper — Washington’s new Oprah? The numbers are in. (Update)

The CNN anchor’s new talk show debuts in Oprah’s old timeslot on Washington’s WJLA.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:00 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/12/2011

‘Glee’ wins Gwyneth Paltrow an Emmy

The movie star won the prize for best guest actress in a comedy.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Ashton Kutcher unites with new ‘Two and a Half Men’ co-stars for Top 10 list (Video)

Why should you watch the new season of the re-vamped show?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2011

HBO picks up new Aaron Sorkin pilot to series

The hour-long series is set in the world of cable news.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:29 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Obama’s speech, and the NFL season opener: A helpful guide

The presidential address will air, but football activities will go on as planned.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:13 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Lifetime — yes, Lifetime — picks up ‘America’s Most Wanted’

The series will mark 25 years as it moves from Fox to the cable channel.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:46 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Eddie Murphy named host of 2012 Academy Awards

The “SNL” vet will take the stage of the 2012 Academy Awards after last year’s Hathaway-Franco debacle.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:38 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/06/2011

New ‘Two and a Half Men’ trio to appear on ‘Late Show’

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen will read the Top 10 list.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Regis Philbin sets Nov. 18 departure date from ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’

Philbin has been hosting the show for 28 years.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 09/01/2011

AMC splits ‘Walking Dead’ season in half, orders two reality shows

The cable channel will premiere six episodes this fall, and six in the winter.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:22 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Judges criticize ‘America’s Got Talent’ reaction to U-Md. Gymkana fire incident; Gymkana eliminated anyway

The judges criticized the show for a slow response to help after the accident.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:47 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 08/31/2011

‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ will premiere as planned, add PSA about suicide prevention

The show will also include PSAs about suicide convention

By Emily Yahr  |  11:34 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 08/31/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ announces pairs for the season

Carson Kressley and Anna Trebunskaya, Chaz Bono and Lacey Schwimmer, David Arquette and Kym Johnson

By Emily Yahr  |  09:12 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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