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Moraes on TV: October 4, 2009 - October 10, 2009

Will You Watch BET's Michael Vick Project?

Do you intend to watch BET's Michael Vick reality show? The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback -- now with the Philadelphia Eagles -- is doing a reality series for BET (the network insists it's a "documentary series") about his efforts to repair his reputation by explaining how he got to...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 9, 2009; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Richard Hatch Gets 9 More Days; "Access" Gets Great Story

There's just no end to the selfless giving by former "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch to NBC's syndicated celebrity suck-up show "Access Hollywood." Back in August, Hatch, who was serving out the rest of his tax-dodging sentence on home confinement at his sister's place in Rhode Island, gave an "exclusive" interview...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 9, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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ABC Endorses "Cougar Town," "Modern Family," "The Middle"

ABC had picked up three of its new Wednesday comedy series, which may sound innocuous enough but serious students of TV know is practically historic. ABC is not known for its comedies; ABC is, after all, the network of "According to Jim." The lucky three are: Patricia Heaton's "The Middle,"...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 8, 2009; 7:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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"NCIS: Los Angeles," "The Good Wife": Good to Go

*To the surprise of no one, CBS has given full-season orders to the two most watched new TV series of this new 2009-10 season: "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "The Good Wife." "NCIS: Los Angeles," a spinoff of "NCIS," stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J as guys with big guns...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 7, 2009; 8:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kimmel Gives DeLay Grilling ABC News Avoided

After stepping down from "Dancing with the Stars" this week, owing to stress fractures in both feet, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was wheeled on to ABC late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" in a wheelbarrow -- seriously -- so comic Kimmel could ask him all the questions that should...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 7, 2009; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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No More Dancing-Around Issues for DeLay

Fractured feet did in former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay in his bid to make himself over from scandal-tainted pol to that nice old man who won the cheesetastic Mirrored Disco Ball on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." The rump-shaking disgraced Texas Republican announced his resignation from the running Tuesday...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 6, 2009; 7:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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Craig Ferguson: Don't Hold Dave to Jonas Bros. Standards

It was back to business at CBS late night on Monday. Craig Ferguson got to weigh in on his boss, David Letterman, who last Thursday announced on air he was the victim of an alleged blackmail attempt over his sexual relations with female company staffers. "Well, I guess by...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 6, 2009; 1:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tom DeLay Dances with Elephant on His Back

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay ignored the advice of "Dancing with the Stars" producers and a doctor Monday, so that he could tiptoe his way through the samba to the War tune "Why Can't We Be Friends" while dressed in red and white stripes and a big ol' GOP...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 5, 2009; 10:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Letterman Apologizes to Wife on "Late Show"

Hours after the attorney representing the CBS News staffer accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman tells the "Today" show the late-night comic is a master of manipulation, Letterman tapes Monday night's "Late Show" and delivers an on-camera apology to his staff and his wife. "Did your weekend just fly...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 5, 2009; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Saturday Night Live' Honor System Fails Again

Hey, remember that "honor system" "Saturday Night Live" executive producer Lorne Michaels told The Washington Post's Tom Shales last week was firmly in place at his show, preventing on-air talent from uttering naughty words -- except two Saturdays ago when new cast member Jenny Slate uttered one of them, sending...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 5, 2009; 5:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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MTV To Air Its Now-Ironic DJ AM Reality Series

A week after the New York Medical Examiners office announced a celebrity DJ died after downing a lethal cocktail of cocaine and prescription drugs, MTV announced it will go ahead and air a reality series in which that DJ recruits young addicts for rehab. DJ AM, whose real name was...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  October 5, 2009; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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