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Moraes on TV: July 26, 2009 - August 1, 2009

Omarosa In Her Own Words

Omarosa, having plowed through about every reality series that will have her, is now heading to TV One network to explain it all, in a new series called "Life After." The show will explore "major turning points" in the lives of some some of the country's "most intriguing personalities," TV...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 1, 2009; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2009  
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Cranky Old Comics Invade Summer TV Press Tour

We'd expected "M. Night Shyamalan Presents Summer TV Press Tour 2009" (decimated TV critics group walking around, not realizing they are dead) to be a very cranky scene. But we thought the TV critics would be the cranky ones. Instead, it's been -- the comics. The first few days...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 31, 2009; 6:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2009  
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Upbeat HBO Goes On Renewal Spree

"Two years ago we were feeling beat up. Now we're feeling upbeat," HBO's communications chief Quentin Schaffer told TV critics in the network's recent ratings rebound after losing its mojo a while back. In that vein, HBO suits announced new "Hung," aging "Entourage," and vampire drama "True Blood" had all...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 31, 2009; 2:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2009  
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TV Critics Abandon Jon & Kate's Kids

TLC president and general manager Eileen O'Neill shoved a pacifier into the mouths of TV critics Thursday to keep them from asking irksome questions about Jon and Kate Gosselin during the network's time at the Summer TV Press Tour 2009. That pacifier was a "statement" about the bitter, divorcing couple...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 31, 2009; 1:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2009  
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Leno at 10:30?

NBC could wind up bumping Jay Leno's new 10 p.m. talk show to 10:30 p.m., and moving its local stations' 11 p.m. newscasts to 10, former NBC programming chief Garth Ancier forecast. Leno's talker will do okay, ratings-wise, under the current plan to air it at 10, said Ancier, who...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 30, 2009; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2009  
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Joy Behar Pursues Sarah Palin

Comic and "The View" co-host Joy Behar wants Sarah Palin on her new HLN talk show. "I can understand why you would want Sarah Palin on. Why would Sarah Palin want to come on your show?" One critic asked her at Summer TV Press Tour 2009. "Well, I don't know....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 30, 2009; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Summer TV Press Tour 2009: CNN Loves Old Rumors

PASADENA, Calif. -- Summer TV Press Tour 2009 kicked off this week with CNN showing up to plug a new Christiane Amanpour documentary, a Soledad O'Brien series and John King's "State of the Union." Sadly, TV critics mostly wanted to talk about Lou Dobbs, host of the news network's "I'm...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  July 28, 2009; 11:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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NBC Co-Chairman Leaves to Start New Company

Another programming chief has bit the dust at NBC. Just weeks before the beleaguered network makes a last-ditch effort to fix its prime-time ratings woes with a prime-time Jay Leno-hosted talk show, the parent company announced that Ben Silverman is leaving as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios....

By Kendra Nichols  |  July 27, 2009; 1:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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