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Moraes on TV: April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Oprah returning to talk TV

Opraholics, who four months ago flung themselves on their sofas and began to chew the cushions in an ecstasy of grief upon hearing Oprah Winfrey announce the end of her daytime talk show, were feeling like perfect fools Thursday when Oprah announced she's going to do a talk show for...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 8, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Kate Gosselin to help "challenged" families on TLC. Seriously.

TLC announced Thursday it has greenlit a series in which Kate Gosselin will give life-assistance to "real families in the middle of their own extraordinary challenges" after walking a mile in their shoes, another series in which Nic Cage will give financial advice to real families in the middle of...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 8, 2010; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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'American Idol' 2010 puts judges in the hot seat

"Prepare yourself for a surprise or two," host Ryan Seacrest says at the top of this week's "American Idol" 2010 results show. "Shocking results" are in store, Seabiscuit continues. This can only mean that some Idolette besides Katie Stevens, Tim Urban, or Andrew Garcia got the fewest viewer votes this...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 8, 2010; 7:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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ABC announces three scripted series for summer

Seeking to pry loose cable networks' iron grip on the summer TV season, broadcast networks are unveiling summer schedules that with actual scripted series included. And not just Summer Burnoff Theatre. Genuine scripted, 13-episodes-ordered stuff. Late Wednesday, ABC announced a summer schedule that had a whopping three new scripted series...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 7, 2010; 7:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'American Idol' tackles Lennon & McCartney tunes

[Note from Lisa: Siobhan's song-name mistake corrected. It was a long night -- that's my story and I'm sticking with it.] Another John Lennon-Paul McCartney night on "American Idol." 'Idol' contestant Siobhan Magnus sings "Nothing's Going to Change My World." (Michael Becker -- Fox) Click image to see more photos...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 7, 2010; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
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White House "Glee" performance "surreal" says co-creator

Really lousy streaming audio at whitehouse.gov/live made it impossible for those of us stuck at our offices to appreciate the awesomeness of the "Glee" cast performance at the White House on Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll. At our office, the performances looked pitchy, robotic, and like the singers...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  April 6, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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