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Moraes on TV: November 1, 2009 - November 7, 2009

"Oprah" to cable in 2011 -- here we go again!

Nearly one year to the day after Discovery Communications' top dog said Oprah Winfrey would stop syndicating her talk show in September of 2011 and move it to Discovery's new Oprah Winfrey Network, a blog report saying Oprah will stop syndicating her talk show in September of 2011 and move...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 5, 2009; 6:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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GOP gains; Fox News Channel wins

An off-year election night the GOP is touting as the launch of a "Republican renaissance" delivered a decisive primetime ratings win for Fox News Channel too. After three years of Democratic wins, Republicans captured the governorships in New Jersey and Virginia -- two states President Obama won last year. This...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 4, 2009; 7:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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MTV pulls DJ AM series from primetime

MTV has yanked its deceased-DJ intervention series "Gone Too Far" from its primetime schedule after it died in the ratings. The reality series has been moved to Thursdays at 11 p.m., starting this week. Only three of the eight episodes ordered ran in primetime, when the number of Homes Using...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 4, 2009; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Aliens land; 14 million watch

More than 14 million people watched the unveiling of ABC's controversial "V" do-over, making it the second biggest new-series opening of the two-month-old 2009-10 TV season. CBS's "NCIS" spinoff, "NCIS: Los Angeles" is still the ratings champ, having attracted 19 million viewers to its premiere episode in September. But...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 4, 2009; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Kirstie Alley to perform weight-loss encore

Kirstie Alley returning to the small screen to lose more weight for our entertainment. In case you did not get the memo: Fat is the new singing competition; fat is the new dance derby. Seems like every TV network wants a reality series about people trying to lose weight. Some...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 3, 2009; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin to share Oscar hosting gig

NBC has won the latest round of trophy-show one-upmanship it had been waging against ABC, when the motion picture academy announced late Tuesday that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin would co-host the 82nd Academy Awards. No, NBC is not broadcasting the Academy Awards -- ABC is, on March 7. NBC...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 3, 2009; 10:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Levi teases when "Insider" begs for Palin dirt

*Syndicated celebrity suck-up show "The Insider" continued its new format in which a panel of celebrity talkers grills some dumb cluck in the news. A couple weeks ago, the show snagged Jon Gosselin, who got disemboweled by CNN talking head Nancy Grace. Good times. This week, the Big Get is...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  November 3, 2009; 5:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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