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Marketing Predictions for 'DWTS' Season 12

On Monday night, ABC announced the season-12 cast for Dancing with the Stars. The lineup—probably the weakest to date—features Sugar Ray Leonard, Hines Ward, Ralph Macchio, Chris Jericho, Lil' Romeo,…

March 1, 2011, 9:24 AM EST

Even Joe Buck hates Joe Buck in Fox spots

Everyone hates Joe Buck. This is an established truth, one that we've remarked on for years. The Fox broadcaster is so universally maligned, you expect his mother to publicly criticize…

January 31, 2011, 4:24 PM EST

CW sacrificing subtlety for 'Vampire Diaries'

The CW doesn't seem worried about collateral damage from being in the blast area around MTV's Skins. As the latter watches a sixth advertiser (Schick) run scared from its hammered,…

January 27, 2011, 9:25 AM EST

Piers Morgan, dog-eat-dog celeb interviewer

CNN is betting a lot on Piers Morgan, whom the network has installed on Larry King's old throne. The company's PR department bombards me with a half…

January 20, 2011, 12:02 PM EST

Donny Deutsch becoming Bravo's love guru

Bravo is getting another millionaire matchmaker in sometime adman Donny Deutsch, who will reinvent himself as a relationship expert as host of an upcoming show called Love Live. The live,…

January 11, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

HBO's shows: Do not attempt them at home

Folks use crazy costumes and kooky contraptions to re-create scenes from True Blood, Entourage and Eastbound & Down at home in seasonal spots by BBDO (and director Tim Godsall of…

December 8, 2010, 9:02 AM EST

Norway TV promo packs in D-list celebrities

Norwegian TV show Golden Times brought together a random group of D-list celebrities to sing "Let It Be" in this bizarre promo. The show itself involves interviewing fading celebrities about…

December 6, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

DirecTV's robots make a mess of your home

This DirecTV spot from Grey New York, with the robots rampaging through a guy's house as he quietly fetches a bowl of ice cream, is visually awesome—and expertly highlights the…

November 9, 2010, 1:27 PM EST

Hairy toddler Hoff promos A&E reality show

Did you know A&E were making a reality series about David Hasselhoff and his two daughters, who are "aspiring singers"? Well, they are. And to promote the Dec. 5 premiere,…

November 5, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

Obama learns Arabic for French TV channel

A French TV station is promoting its new Arabic broadcasts by showing mock footage of President Obama, Bill Gates, Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese president Hu Jintao learning the Arabic…

October 19, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

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