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Q&A: How ESPN’s Michelle Beadle Deals With Twitter Trolls

Specs Age 39 Claim to fame ESPN reporter and co-host of SportsNation (weekdays on ESPN2) Base Los Angeles

Roma Downey’s Journey From TV Star to Subtly Superpowered Producer

Shortly after marrying in 2007, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey decided to work together as producers, creating the company LightWorkers Media. "We didn't have any doubts," says Burnett. The same cannot be said of their stunned pals. "We have so many friends who say, 'Working with your husband? Are you crazy?

How the Reality TV King Created 11 Popular Shows and Counting

As of a couple of weeks ago, Mark Burnett's schedule for the week of May 11 was still surprisingly unfilled. "It's funny, but I haven't been invited to an upfront yet," says the prolific producer, looking ahead to the culmination of upfront season when the broadcast networks finally unveil their fall schedules. "Maybe we'll just stay home!"

A Low Note for American Idol

Is that a fat lady singing? American Idol did manage to beat CBS' venerable reality competition show Survivor on Wednesday night, but not by much: The show scored a 2.6 rating in the 18-49 demo with 10.1 million total viewers—down quite a bit from last year's season finale.

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season. 

Ratings: More Slippage on Wednesday Night

Erosion continues to plague the Wednesday night broadcast lineup, as new shows and returning veterans once again suffered significant ratings reversals.

Ironside Rolls to a Dead Stop; Super Fun Night Lifts ABC

ABC’s decision to mothball the Super Fun Night pilot seems to have paid off, as the replacement episode performed well on Wednesday night.

Hump Day Dump Day: Wednesday Ratings Drop

But for bounce-back performances from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The X Factor, every returning Wednesday night broadcast series lost ground. In some cases, the regression was downright ugly.

The X Factor Stumbles Out of the Gate

Fox has a black hole punched through the middle of its prime-time schedule, and if the Season 3 premiere of The X Factor is anything to go by, the void is only going to get more ragged at the edges as the season progresses.