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Moraes on TV: September 20, 2009 - September 26, 2009

"The Beautiful Life: TBL" -- RIP

Late Friday -- one day after Nielsen sent word the audience for "the Beautiful Life: TBS" had fallen to under 1 million viewers in its second episode, CW sent out an announcement that it had yanked Ashton Kutcher's new supermodel soap from its schedule effective immediately -- earning it the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 25, 2009; 7:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Ashton Kutcher's "The Beautiful Life: TBL" on Career Planning

This week in "The Beautiful Life: TBL": Our new favorite show, Ashton Kutcher's semi-autobiographical CW drama -- hunky Iowa farm boy who moves to the Big Apple and becomes a male model to save the family farm - continues to deliver the best lines in all of primetime. CW's "The...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 24, 2009; 12:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dancing with DeLay: Tom Wins Second Term

Tom DeLay lives to dance another day on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" because while, yes, his cha cha cum rump shimmy left good portions of the nation speechless Monday, as show host Tom Bergeron noted, the foxtrot performed by Ashley "son of George" Hamilton and the Viennese waltz stomped...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 23, 2009; 10:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Viewers Want More "NCIS"

CBS scored a big win Tuesday night when "NCIS" opened its seventh season with the largest audience in its history - 21 million viewers. After that, CBS's new "NCIS" spinoff, "NCIS: LA" premiered with a bigger audience than last season's timeslot occupant "The Mentalist" which had been last season's most...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 23, 2009; 3:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Obama Draws Dave's Biggest Crowd Since Oprah

More than 7 million people watched president Obama visit David Letterman's CBS late night show on Monday. Obama's appearance -- the first by a seated president to Letterman's show -- was no match for the 13 million who turned in to that episode in December of 2005 when Dave and...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 22, 2009; 6:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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DeLay Doesn't Do It for "Dancing" Ratings

ABC's decision to invite disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to participate in "Dancing with the Stars" may have backfired. Monday's much ballyhooed ninth-edition debut of the ballroom dance competition attracted an average audience of 17.5 million viewers, according to early Nielsen stats. That's the show's smallest opening audience...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 22, 2009; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
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Emmy Parties: Tough Assignment

Immediately after the Primetime Emmy orgy of trophy dispensing at the [Cell Phone Company] Theater in downtown Los Angeles wrapped on Sunday, The Reporters Who Cover Television began to pack outside the Fox party at Cicada, which was the closest to the theater. "We're not letting people in yet," the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 21, 2009; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Audience Gives Overhauled Emmy Show A Thumbs Up

More than 13 million people caught Neil Patrick Harris's turn as host of the Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night. That's the trophy show's biggest audience in three years and up by more than a million people compared to last year's worst-ever ratings. "Mad Men" executive producer Matthew Weiner accepts the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 21, 2009; 12:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Live Tweeting the 61st Annual Emmy Awards

The Post's TV columnist Lisa de Moraes will be live tweeting the Emmys all night long -- from the pre-show to the live broadcast. Also, join Lisa's live Emmys discussion starting at 7 p.m. ET here. For show updates, to see photo galleries and more, check out washingtonpost.com's 2009 Emmy...

By Andrea Browne  |  September 20, 2009; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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