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Moraes on TV: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Dave Letterman Cracks Up Late Night Rivals

Viewers hoping for more riveting revelations about David Letterman's relations with female employees in the Friday edition of "Late Show" were disappointed - the broadcast had been taped the previous day. On the other hand, Friday's show had been taped Thursday -- the same day Letterman had careened wildly between...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 3, 2009; 5:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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CBS Employee Arrested in Letterman Extortion Attempt

An employee of the CBS News program "48 Hours" was arrested Thursday and charged with attempting to blackmail CBS late night host David Letterman about sexual relations Letterman had with female employees of his "Late Show," CBS and Letterman revealed Thursday. Letterman had surprised his studio audience when, coming back...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 2, 2009; 1:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
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New Comedy Probes US Art of Botching Britcoms

Some of the people who used to work for NBC on the comedy "Friends" are going to poke fun at that network's "The Office" (or maybe NBC's "Coupling" or CBS's "The Worst Week"? or Fox's "The Ortegas"?) in a new comedy for Showtime about a U.S. television network that buys...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 30, 2009; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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CBS Clone Machine Turned On "Criminal Minds"

CBS -- having fully recovered from the self-loathing that precipitated its "we can swing for the fences like all those hip and trendy networks" season of a couple seasons back, in which it perpetrated the musical-drama "Viva Laughlin" and period-sex-romp "Swingtown" on a unamused public -- is now focused with...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 30, 2009; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dancing with DeLay: Tango Trip-Up

Though he and former model Kathy Ireland both the fewest points from the professional judges, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay survived another week on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" after nearly dropping his dance partner on her back. Because viewers -- who do the other half of the voting -- have absolutely no idea who Ireland is. Bye bye, Kathy Ireland.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  September 30, 2009; 1:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  TV News  | Tags: ABC, Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars,, Kathy Ireland, Samantha Harris, Tom Bergeron, elimination  
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