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Moraes on TV: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Reality Is the New Reality

The reality television genre has "exploded in the last five or six years," David Lyle, president of Fox Reality Channel told critics at Summer TV Press Tour 2008 Friday. According to Lyle, in 2002 broadcast TV networks introduced 27 reality shows, and 22 reality shows were introduced by cable networks....

By Rose Jacobius  |  July 12, 2008; 1:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Getting 'Leverage' Out of 'Coupling'

British actress Gina Bellman says she's recognized more in the United States than in the U.K. as that actress from the British comedy series "Coupling." Bellman came to Summer TV Press Tour 2008 here in Beverly Hills on Friday to plug her TNT drama "Leverage," from Dean Devlin, producer of...

By Rose Jacobius  |  July 12, 2008; 1:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Spike (Lee) TV: Talking Barack

The Reporters Who Cover Television are keenly interested in asking any African American they can get their hands on at Summer TV Press Tour 2008 what they think of Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the likelihood of him succeeding. That's the case because filmmaker Shelton Lee, aka Spike Lee, predicts...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 10, 2008; 6:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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'Chocolate News,' Heavy on the Vanilla Frosting

Just a few short years after TV networks took shots at the TV press tour over the absence of African Americans in front of and behind the camera, Comedy Central introduces to critics "Chocolate News," a sketch comedy show that focuses, the cable network says, on "the urban experience in...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 10, 2008; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ted Koppel and Lisa Ling: Trading Places

*"Nightline" icon Ted Koppel joins BBC America's newscast and "Nightline" hires former "The View" co-host Lisa Ling. What could be more perfect? Less than 24 hours after BBCA announced Koppel had joined its newscast, ABC's late night news show announced Ling would contribute a series of reports for the show....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 9, 2008; 5:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Vive la Indifference!

Nothing is so perplexing for an actor as playing to a room filled with reporters and critics whose eyes are glued - to their laptops. What with all the blogging, twittering, e-mailing, Internet trawling and editor-messaging that goes on all day long at the tour, it's no wonder even the...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 9, 2008; 12:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ted Koppel, Again a Conventional Thinker

Former ABC News "grand dame" Ted Koppel appeared at the press tour via satellite to discuss the news that he'd been named a contributor to BBC America's "BBC World News America" just in time for the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Journalist Ted Koppel. (Haraz Ghanbari/AP) One critic remembered that...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 9, 2008; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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SAG and Making Magic: Hollywood Labor Update

Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today approved their new three-year contract with Hollywood studios. The Screen Actors Guild had tried its best to kill the AFTRA deal. No wonder -- industry navel-gazers have forecast that the smaller union's approval probably would put the kibosh on...

By Rose Jacobius  |  July 8, 2008; 11:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Chandra Explains Heigl

"Grey's Anatomy" thespian Chandra Wilson reached like no thespian in recent memory has reached to take the high road when asked about series colleague Katherine Heigl's comment about not submitting herself for Emmy consideration this year. "Grey's Anatomy's" Chandra Wilson (Courtesy of ABC) Heigl, who last year was the surprise...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 8, 2008; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hollywood Labor's Favorite Grumpy Gramps

Dispatches from the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles... Former Screen Actors Guild president Ed Asner appears in the morning of the first day of Summer Press Tour 2008 to plug one of Hallmark Channel's glutinous new TV movies, "Generation Gap." Asner plays a cranky grandfather who takes...

By Michael Cavna  |  July 8, 2008; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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