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The TV Column: November, 2011

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Kardashian fans stick by Kim for return of ‘Kourtney & Kim Take New York’

More than 3 million watch return of reality show featuring Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011

Judge blasts Conrad Murray’s TV docu and gives him four years in jail

“Un-reality show” shows Murray “blaming the victim” for his predicament, judge says.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/29/2011

‘Pan Am’ actress tweets the series is canceled; ABC launches into spin control

“But up to the end, we'll give it our all!” Karine Vanasse cheerfully tweeted.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011

‘X Factor’: Double X-testant elimination after night of thanks

Bloated singing competition cuts two acts but, sadly, none of four judges.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Michele Bachmann: NBC should apologize for Fallon show intro tune

Fallon tweets apology, but Bachman says it’s not enough.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:54 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 11/23/2011

Plans to save ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘All My Children’ online are scrubbed

Contractual demands of guilds and shows’ economic challenges did in the plan, partners say.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:41 PM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

‘X Factor’: Top 9 give thanks, Simon snipes, Astro eats humble pie

Simon Cowell and LA Reid in verbal brawl over X-testant Drew, on eve of double elimination.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/23/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale: We have a winner

J.R. Martinez took home the Mirror Ball Trophy, triumphing over Ricki Lake and Rob Kardashian.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 PM ET, 11/22/2011

J.R. Martinez wins ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The war veteran/soap opera actor triumphed over Ricki Lake and Rob Kardashian.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:19 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Final three perform, and a Kardashian takes the lead

Kardashian leaped into frontrunner status on ”DWTS” last performance night of the season.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Bravo enters late-night talk war with expanded ‘Watch What Happens Live’

Net’s programmer Andy Cohen to headline show running Sunday through Thursday nights.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 11/21/2011

VH1 picks up reality show featuring mom-daughter BFFs

The docu-soap is from SallyAnn Salsano, the creator of “Jersey Shore.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:31 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Jane Curtin joins ‘Unforgettable’ just as Elisabeth Shue heads to ‘CSI’

Jane Curtin has joined the cast of freshman CBS drama “Unforgettable” as a series regular.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:26 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Live blog: Regis Philbin’s last day on ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’

Rege bids farewell to ‘Live!’ after 28 years, complete with tears, sing-alongs and family photos.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:30 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Astro demonstrates mad diva skills on ‘X Factor’ results show

The ‘X Factor’ rapper doesn’t want to sing after landing in the Bottom 2.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011

Regis Philbin signs off ‘Live!’ tomorrow [Updated]

The longtime morning host will also chat with David Letterman on Thursday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/17/2011

HLN confirms Joy Behar’s talk show will not be renewed

The final episode will air in mid-December.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:55 PM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011

‘X Factor’: Rock Week, loosely defined

TV COLUMN | Judge mentors spend most of the evening arguing as to what is a rock tune.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Southwest, the Kardashian of airlines, lands second reality series

TLC picked up 13 episodes of a new reality series about the Dallas-based company.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:04 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Ricky Gervais tapped to host Golden Globe Awards for third time

Gervais raised even the botoxed brows of Hollywood when he took pot shots at A-listers during last year’s ceremony.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:21 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Hope Solo says goodbye on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The judges can’t be too sorry to see her go.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:10 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Charlie Rose gets 7 a.m., Gayle King gets 8 on new CBS morning show

Rose keeping his PBS gig but King giving up her radio and OWN shows when new CBS show debuts Jan. 9.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:10 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Brain-injured congresswoman report beats Penn State ex-coach interview in D.C.

ABC “20/20” report on Giffords beat NBC “Rock Center” interview with Sandusky in nation’s capital

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/15/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ semi-finals: The final four compete

The final four competed in the season’s penultimate performance night.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 PM ET, 11/14/2011

NBC News matches ABC’s Gabrielle Giffords chat with Jerry Sandusky interview

“I shouldn’t have showered with those kids,” Sandusky tells Bob Costas in Monday night’s interview.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:42 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 11/14/2011

‘Community’ benched, ‘Prime Suspect’ gone missing in NBC midseason schedule

“30 Rock” will return Jan. 12, while “Up All Night” and “Whitney” swap timselots.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:58 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Spoiler alert: Matt Weiner shares ideal ‘Mad Men’ ending

Weiner blabbed it over the weekend at a Los Angeles fundraiser.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:44 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Country’s Most Artful Media Dodger, Chelsea Clinton, joins NBC News

President Clinton’s daughter will start at the network on Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Gabrielle Giffords gives first TV interview since Tucson tragedy [Video]

By Emily Yahr  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Shock jock Howard Stern trying to close deal to join NBC’s family show ‘America’s Got Talent’

Stern first tried to join “American Idol” but Fox went with Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:10 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

‘The X Factor’: Stereo Hogzz are gonerzz

Another of Paula Abdul’s groups got the boot on results night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Rick Perry reads Top 10 list on ‘Letterman’ [Video]

The Texas governor explained the Top 10 excuses for his “brain freeze” in Wednesday’s debate.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:39 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Charlie Rose and Gayle King to join new CBS morning program

Reports the two were taking over CBS’s morning news block have been circulating for weeks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:14 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011

Billy Crystal to host Oscars, replace Eddie Murphy

The Academy Awards veteran tweeted the news Thursday afternoon.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:09 PM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Piers Morgan quits ‘America’s Got Talent’ to focus on CNN show

The CNN hosts admits “juggling” two shows was more difficult than he thought.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/10/2011

‘X Factor’: Movie night

Rachel Crow’s “X Factor” performance is the surprise of the movie night episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Eddie Murphy quits as Oscars host [Updated]

Exit comes one day after his “Tower Heist” director resigns as Oscar producer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Jimmy Kimmel and Gloria Allred go mano a mano over Herman Cain [Updated]

Kimmel and Allred exchange barbs over GOP hopeful’s appearance on ABC late-night show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:58 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/09/2011

‘Today’ interview: Conrad Murray discusses Michael Jackson’s death, use of propofol

The interview airs in two parts, Thursday and Friday morning.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Eric Sherling to oversee Washington political programming for CNN

Sherling back at cable news net to also take a lead role in special campaign coverage.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Discovery COO Peter Liguori leaving at two years; position to be cut

Former Fox and FX programming chief leaving Silver Spring-based company; position cut.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:53 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Nancy Grace voted off ‘Dancing With the Stars’

A day after she missed covering a huge story on her cable network, the HLN anchor leaves “DWTS.”

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 11/08/2011

Brett Ratner steps down as Academy Awards producer after controversial comments

Brett Ratner resigned as producer of the Oscars after controversial comments.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:36 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 11/08/2011

TLC’s ‘19 Kids and Counting’ wraps up for the season as the Duggars keep counting

Michelle Duggar announcted today that she’s expecting baby no. 20.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:49 PM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 11/08/2011

After missing Conrad Murray verdict on HLN, Nancy Grace delivers her verdict at ‘DWTS’

The HLN anchor was full of thoughts about Murray’s trial.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:20 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Instant Dance, and an instant front-runner

Nancy Grace skips Conrad Murray verdict coverage to practice dance, is told she’s likely going home.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Conrad Murray found guilty in Michael Jackson death; HLN hoots and hollers [Updated]

A jury found cardiologist Conrad Murray guilty of involuntary manslaughter Monday afternoon, and HLN was there to do what it does best.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Herman Cain jokes with Jimmy Kimmel about new harassment charge

“I can’t think of a THING I would hire [Allred] to do,” the GOP presidential candidate said coyly.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Washington Casting Call (kinda): ‘Homeland’

Think you can game a polygraph? Showtime is sending a “Homeland” polygraph van to Washington on Friday

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:04 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Michelle Obama stops by Nickelodeon’s ‘iCarly’ for some “random dancing” [Video]

The First Lady will appear on an episode ‘iCarly’ in January.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:58 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/07/2011

‘60 Minutes’ pays tribute to Andy Rooney

“Andy was 92 and he truly had a wonderful life,” Morley Safer said.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Reveille’s Howard Owens named new NatGeo Channel prez in major exec shuffle

In a major restructuring at Washington-based Nat Geo, Owens succeeds Steve Schiffman

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Herman Cain scheduled to appear on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

The GOP presidential candidate will visit the late night host on Monday.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:46 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Conan O’Brien officiates same-sex marriage ceremony [Video]

The late night TV host officiated the wedding ceremony of his costume designer, Scott Cronick, and Cronick’s partner, David Gorshein.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:35 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Tweener group InTENsity sent packing on ‘X Factor’

Viewers gave two of Paula Abdul’s groups the fewest votes; judges cast final vote.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 11/03/2011

ABC gives full seasons to ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Last Man Standing,’ ‘Happy Endings’

Retro-chic drama ‘Pan Am’ gets an order of five scripts.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:02 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 11/03/2011

CNN has an even better idea for its morning show — Soledad O’Brien. Yes, again.

The cable news network announced Thursday that it’s launching a “new format of news and conversation in the morning.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 11/03/2011

E! ratchets up damage control over Kim Kardashian made-for-TV wedding

The network denies fakery and defends post-divorce filing wedding repeats

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Conan O’Brien will officiate a gay wedding on his show tonight, looks at media reaction to the announcement

O’Brien is about to push the envelope, according to the media.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/03/2011

‘The X Factor’: Top 12 perform

Down to a dozen contestants, the show is less bubble gum and no less captivating.

By Ned Martel  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Final season of ‘One Tree Hill’ begins Jan. 11, CW says

CW primetime soap has just 13 episodes to wrap up a mess of storylines.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:24 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Court tosses out $550,000 fine on CBS stations for airing Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction

Veteran newsmaker Janet Jackson’s right breast is back – eight years later!

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:14 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/02/2011

‘X Factor’ renewed for second season

Fox announced the Simon Cowell-produced singing competition will be back again.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/02/2011

‘Dancing with the Stars’: David Arquette sent packing

David Arquette was sent packing after Tuesday night’s “DWTS” results show.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Lifetime sets premiere date for ‘America’s Most Wanted’ return

The network has ordered 20 one-hour episodes for the 25th season of the show

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 11/01/2011

‘Rock Center With Brian Williams’ premiere attracts just 4 million viewers

To be fair, NBC execs warned the newsmag wouldn’t be a ratings hit.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:36 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Jimmy Kimmel: Latest in long line of TV comics to host White House Correspondents’ Dinner

He’s preceded by Seth Meyers, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson and more.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011

First ‘Live! With Regis and Kelly’ guest co-host? Jerry Seinfeld.

When Rege departs, Jerry Seinfield will fill in for a few days.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ gets scarier on Halloween

The couples participated in their first team dance competition.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 10/31/2011

An OB-GYN, a therapist and a finance columnist join ABC’s ‘The Revolution’

The talk show is scheduled to launch in January 2012.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:29 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Queen Latifah to launch talk show in 2013, produced by Will Smith (and Jada Pinkett Smith)

Sony, Queen Latifah, Will Smith — and Jada Pinkett Smith — think the new Oprah is Queen Latifah.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Fox adds nine episodes to ‘Bob’s Burgers’ order

The animated series will debut Season 2 in early 2012.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:15 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Don’t fall for any Kim Kardashian tweets after tonight’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Last week, Kim tweeted “Justin Bieber’s phone number,” also known as the phone line to vote for her brother, Rob.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 10/31/2011

‘American Horror Story’ renewed for Season 2

FX has ordered another season of the haunted house drama.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:14 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Fox tries to keep comedy momentum going with ‘In Living Color’ specials

The half-hour sketch comedy specials will air in spring 2012.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:24 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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