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  • THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 2009, 5:21 P.M.

    Winfrey to announce show will end in 2011

    “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” an iconic broadcast that grew from a local Chicago talk show into the foundation of a multibillion dollar media empire, will end its run in 2011 …

  • MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

    ‘Sesame Street’ marks 40 years on air

    Big Bird is leaving Sesame Street! That’s what he decides on Tuesday’s “Sesame Street” season opener. A rapping real-estate agent pitches him on migrating to a new habitat (“habitat” being …

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 2009, 9:52 A.M.

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  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2009

    ‘Idol’s’ choice of Ellen draws range of opinions

    Ellen DeGeneres says she wants to represent the people on “American Idol,” but the people are split about the talk show host’s role as the Fox singing competition’s fourth judge. …

  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2009

    Networks offer 10 new shows worth watching

    In sizing up the new TV series on tap this fall, it’s worth remembering that a new show usually premieres with its pilot episode, which isn’t always representative of the …

  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2009

    Sawyer named ABC anchor

    NEW YORK – Charles Gibson, who provided a steadying hand to a “World News” broadcast reeling from tragedy, will retire at the end of the year, and ABC News appointed …

  • FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009

    Soaking up Spongebob

    It’s a recipe as tasty as the one for a Krabby Patty: Take one naive yellow sponge with a disposition so sunny that he makes Pollyanna seem like an old …

  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

    Lambert comes out swinging

    The days of “don’t ask, don’t tell” are over for Adam Lambert. Rolling Stone magazine has posted a preview of its cover story in which the “American Idol” runner-up unabashedly …

  • FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

    Sponsor AT&T incites ‘Idol’ controversy

    “American Idol” ended its eighth season last week. So what will fans do with all this newfound free time? Why, delve into another “Idol” voting controversy, of course.

  • THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009

    ABC, NBC plan divergent fall strategies

    ABC and NBC are taking opposite approaches to filling their fall schedules. ABC will add 11 new programs to its lineup, including a Wednesday night sitcom schedule starring Courteney Cox, …

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009

    Fox stepping out with dance show

    Fox will try dancing in the fall to match its singing in the spring. The network also will add four new comedies and a talk show hosted by comedian Wanda …

  • TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

    New ‘Idol’ quality

    The other night, after her 3-year-old son was in bed, confirmed Adam Lambert fanatic Sue Murrell was glued to her DVR, watching “American Idol.” She was also glued to her …

  • TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

    ‘Glee’ gives musical-comedy bit of an edge

    Is Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” contagious? Some find the 1980s classic cheesy, but few can deny the powerful pop hook and emotional resonance that ended “The Sopranos” on an ambiguous …

  • TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

    Television: Lambert on own level of impressive

    For many faithful fans, this year’s “American Idol” has exactly one contestant: Adam Lambert. Others might impress, but compared with the 27-year-old former chorus boy with the unearthly vocal range, …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

    Television: Masters finish nearly perfect for CBS

    Go figure: Matinee idol Tiger Woods tied for sixth but CBS still got lucky at the Masters. CBS got two playoff holes Sunday – any overtime action helps TV sports …

  • MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009

    PBS series looks at Indian history

    When French explorer Samuel de Champlain came to America in the early 17th century, tens of thousands of native people already were settled in New England. It was so populated …

  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009

    Networks favor buzz-creating shows

    CBS announced last week that it is pulling the plug on “Guiding Light” in September after 57 years on TV, and 15 years before that on radio. The daytime drama …

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009

    NBC renews ‘Friday Night’

    NBC is keeping the lights on for “Friday Night Lights.” The acclaimed series has been renewed for two more 13-episode runs and will air through the 2010-’11 season, the network …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2009

    ‘Cupid’ gets a second shot on ABC

    Love sometimes gets a second chance, but failed TV series rarely do. “Cupid” has become one of those rare exceptions. ABC is resurrecting the romantic comedy that lasted 14 episodes …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009

    ‘Dollhouse’ enjoys growing fan base

    HOLLYWOOD – The rocky road of Joss Whedon’s “Dollhouse” series on Fox has been well-documented, but Whedon is very excited about tonight’s episode, “Man on the Street,” which he wrote, …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009

    ‘Tyra’ devotes show to teen dating abuse

    In the wake of pop star Rihanna’s alleged beating by singer boyfriend Chris Brown, Tyra Banks is devoting an episode of her talk show to the issue of teen dating …

  • THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009

    TV grid reflects digital conversion

    Our daily TV listings have a new, digital look beginning this week. As part of the conversion to digital broadcasting, most local stations have turned off their old, analog signals. …

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009

    ‘Mother’ pregnancies challenge producer

    If you watch enough TV, you’ve spotted that awkward situation when an actress is pregnant – but the baby bump doesn’t work with the storyline. Suddenly your favorite character is …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009

    TV grid reflects digital conversion

    Our daily TV listings have a new, digital look beginning this week. As part of the conversion to digital broadcasting, most local stations have turned off their old, analog signals. …

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009

    ‘Seinfeld’ gang together again

    “Seinfeld” isn’t coming back, but its stars will be together again this fall on HBO. The network says that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will appear …

  • MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009

    One-liners, flirting fill ‘Castle’

    In ABC’s new, cheeky hour tonight called “Castle,” a roguish, life-is-good crime novelist gets teamed with a reluctant, life-is-hard cop. Does anyone not expect sparks? The best news about this …

  • MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009

    New TV grid reflects digital conversion

    Our daily TV listings have a new, digital look beginning this week. As part of the conversion to digital broadcasting, most local stations have turned off their old, analog signals. …

  • MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009

    Hunter’s life a ‘Saving Grace’

    Truth be told, Holly Hunter isn’t convinced her character in “Saving Grace” needs saving. At least not right away. Back in 2007, when the first episode of TNT’s hit drama …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009

    Everyone’s a critic on ‘The Rotten Tomatoes Show’

    Sign of the times in the ’70s: two ink-stained newspaper movie critics – Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert – begin hosting a movie-review program on broadcast TV that consists of …

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009

    ‘At the Movies’ dishes it out, takes it

    “At the Movies” critics Ben Mankiewicz and Ben Lyons have dished it out and taken it since joining the show last fall. That’s especially true for Lyons, who’s gotten heat …



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