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Marc Berman

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: 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…

NBC's Law & Order: L.A. on Hold

Law & Order: Los Angeles on NBC is not canceled, but the network has decided to keep sophomore Parenthood in the Tuesday 10 p.m. hour instead.LOLA, which was scheduled to…

Regis Philbin Leaving 'Live'

Live with Regis & Kelly co-host Regis Philbin, who has helmed the veteran Disney-ABC morning talker since 1988, has announced his retirement. Regis, 79, who has been active in recent…

Analysis: Oprah's OWN Network (TCA Video)

When Discovery Communications announced in 2008 its plans to launch the Oprah Winfrey Network, few industry analysts bet against it. After all, even if Winfrey drew a small percentage of…

Analysis: CBS and The CW (TCA Video)

At the TV season's midpoint, CBS ranks as the top-rated broadcast network both in total viewers and in 18-49 viewers. Of course, with Fox's American Idol about to launch its…

TCA Day 10: CBS' Tassler Discusses Troubled Actor Sheen

The CBS executive session with entertainment president Nina Tassler launched, not surprisingly, with a question about troubled Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheen. “We have a high level…

TCA Day 10: Showtime Has MLB Show on Deck

Today, Showtime was literally up to bat at the Television Critics Association's winter press meeting. Showtime will introduce a new series in 2011 chronicling the competitive world of professional baseball.…

Analysis: NBC's New TV Schedule (TCA Video)

As Comcast prepares to acquire NBC, it's no surprise that the still-GE-owned network chose not to hold an executive session at its portion of the TCA press tour today. After…

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