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  • Spokane kid picked for ‘PICME’

    Thanks to modern technology, a Spokane preschooler is about to become a TV star. Three-year-old Damian Carrera Ordaz will be featured in Thursday’s episode of “PICME,” a new show on …


  • TV makers hope 3-D grabs market share

    LAS VEGAS – This is supposedly the year 3-D television becomes the hot new thing: Updated sets and disc players are coming out, and 3-D cable channels are in the …


  • Free TV may not survive shift in advertising strategy, revenue

    NEW YORK – For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much …


  • Comcast strikes deal to buy NBC Universal

    HOLLYWOOD – In a momentous shift in the balance of power of the entertainment industry, cable television giant Comcast Corp. on Thursday made it official by announcing that it was …


  • Fresh Sheet: New show features Hispanic cooking

    Join KXLY’s morning co-anchor Mike Gonzalez “En La Cocina (In the Kitchen),” for his new show featuring Hispanic cooking and culture. Gonzalez is the host of the show, which he …


  • Yule specials aim to please

    The creative forces behind “Yes, Virginia” know they face daunting odds. At this time every year, TV programmers serve up shiny, new holiday-themed fare, only to have viewers discard most …


  • Locally raised showman hitting on all cylinders

    You don’t need an astrologist to figure this out: The stars and planets lined up perfectly for Cheyenne Jackson this month. This actor-singer from Newport, Wash., has been a hot …


  • ‘Oprah’ to end in 2011 after 25-year run

    CHICAGO – “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” an iconic broadcast that grew over two decades into a daytime television powerhouse and the foundation of a multibillion-dollar media empire, will end its …


  • 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 …


  • ‘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 …


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  • ‘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. …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • ‘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 …


  • 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, …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • ‘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 …


  • ‘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, …


  • 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. …


  • ‘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 …