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Moraes on TV: February 14, 2010 - February 20, 2010

Tiger Woods poll: Are networks going overboard?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 19, 2010; 1:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Olympics breaks 'American Idol's' six-year winning streak

By creating The Perfect Olympics Storm in primetime, mired-in-fourth-place NBC finally and spectacularly broke "American Idol's" six-year unbeaten streak. In the course of what NBC modestly called "the greatest single day in Winter Olympics history" (because the U.S. captured six medals) the network averaged 29.4 million primetime viewers on Wednesday....

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 18, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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'American Idol' finds its 24 semifinalists

Tuesday night it took two hours to unveil seven of the 24 semi finalists on "American Idol". Tonight they will have just one hour to reveal the remaining 17. Is "Idol" up to the strain? "Many are just praying to get it over with as soon as possible," show host...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 18, 2010; 7:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  "American Idol"  
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Seven of the Top 24 named on 'American Idol'

For all the years Fox has been airing "American Idol," the producers have been tinkering with the Hollywood Week format--in hopes of getting it to less resemble a root canal procedure. This year they've tinkered with it again. Tonight we will actually learn the identities of some -- but not...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 17, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Kudrow: "Who Do You Think You Are?" classes up NBC

"Quality programming" has finally returned to NBC, former "Friends" cast member Lisa Kudrow raved Tuesday of her own new NBC reality series, "Who Do You Think You Are?" in which we are entertained -- no, mesmerized -- watching celebrities trace their ancestral roots. "It's just a high quality show, I...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 16, 2010; 7:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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CW's "Vampire Diaries," four others get next-season order

Looking to generate some February-sweep buzz in the teeth of the Winter Olympics, CW announced it's picking up "The Vampire Diaries," "Gossip Girl," "90210," "Supernatural" and "America's Next Top Model" for the 2010-2011 TV season. That, of course, leaves CW's other primetime series -- "One Tree Hill, " "Smallville," "Melrose...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  February 16, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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