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Marc Berman

Oprah Scores With Half-Sister Reveal

Monday’s episode of soon-to-depart CBS Television Distribution talker Oprah, where Oprah Winfrey introduced the half-sister she never knew she had, scored a whopping 9.7 rating/22 share in the overnights, according…

'Great Big World' Gets Clearances

Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World, a new half-hour educational/informational series for fall 2011, has been cleared by the Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, among others…

Analysis: HBO, Showtime, Starz (TCA Video)

With about 28.5 million subscribers, HBO remains the leader in pay cable—although those numbers are down versus a year ago. Runner-up Showtime claims 18.2 million subscribers, while Starz has 17.3 million. Horse races aside, all three…

Ex-'Apprentice' Winner Rancic Gets Distribution for Show

Distributor Debmar-Mercury, home of The Wendy Williams Show and upcoming Jeremy Kyle, will distribute a daily half-hour version of current lifestyle weekly America Now, hosted by the winner of season…

Interview: CNN's Anderson Cooper Gets Talking

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference begins this week in Miami, and the standout new entry, in terms of clearances, is Anderson Cooper. Telepictures Production talker Anderson…

American Idol Down But Not Out (Updated)

Season 10 of American Idol on Fox, featuring new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, opened on Fox with a hefty (and dominant) 26.06 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/26…

Analysis: AMC and FX Roundup (TCA Video)

Among the basic cable networks, AMC and FX may draw the most critical praise and awards show nominations. To wit: Katey Sagal's Best Actress in a TV Drama win at…

ABC to Launch New Nonscripted 'Take the Money and Run'

ABC’s upcoming nonscripted Take the Money and Run, which comes from the producers of The Amazing Race and CSI, will launch on Thursday, April 14 at 8 p.m. (in place…

Analysis: USA and TNT Networks (TCA Video)

The original programs that cable's TNT and USA produce have led both networks to consistent success. And they keep expanding their slates. On Jan. 20, USA launches its quirky take…

Piers Morgan Gets Solid Sampling

Viewers cannot get enough of overexposed Oprah Winfrey, it seems.  The debut of the Piers Morgan talker on CNN, featuring Oprah, averaged 2.1 million viewers on Monday, according to Nielsen…

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