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Moraes on TV: October 17, 2010 - October 23, 2010

Local NBC rolls out new, 24-hour-a-day channel

[This blog post was filed by Emily Yahr.] NBC's Local Media division will unveil its Washington, D.C., 24/7 multicast channel, called NBC Washington Nonstop, next Wednesday, Oct. 27. Launching at 1 p.m., the channel kicks off "The Rundown," a daily news show that will involve familiar NBC Channel 4 (WRC)...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 22, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Local TV  
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Oprah ratchets up guest list for November sweeps

[This blog post was filed by Emily Yahr.] In case you haven't heard (or won a free trip to Australia lately) it's Oprah Winfrey's last season on her syndicated talk show -- and she continues to ratchet up this season's guest list for November sweeps, the show announced Friday, leaving...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 22, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CBS picks up all its new series for the entire TV season

CBS on Thursday picked up ALL of its new series for the rest of the TV season. William Shatner will be around for the whole season on "$#*! My Dad Says." (CBS/RON P. JAFFE) Yes, that means it's "Hawaii Five-O" reboot, Tom Selleck cop drama "Blue Bloods," Jim Belushi lawyer...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 21, 2010; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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After 'Glee' GQ photos cause controversy, cast member responds

[This story has been updated with a statement from actress Dianna Agron.] Seven months after singing live for the kiddies at the White House Easter Egg Roll, some of the cast members of Fox's "Glee" have donned Pout-by-Victoria's Secret bras, American Apparel panties and, weirdly, Christian Louboutin pumps for a...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 21, 2010; 8:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
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Larry King gives Jon Stewart portable restroom for Mall rally

CNN primetime anchor Larry King gave Stewart a portable toilet.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 21, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (84)
Categories:  Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear  
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Live! from Los Angeles! It's Coco Cam!

TBS is offering you the chance to watch "Live Coco Cam" Wednesday, Oct. 20 starting at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. Watch the stream starting at 1pm EST. It's kind of like CBS's Heinie Cam at its annual "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" undies orgy (scheduled for Nov. 30 -- mark...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 20, 2010; 12:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Conan O'Brien  
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Florence Henderson is out, Bristol survives on 'Dancing with the Stars'

The "Dancing with the Stars" results show kicks things off Tuesday with the surprise announcement: Teen Abstinence Advocate Bristol Palin, the previous night's lowest vote-getter, is safe.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 20, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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President Obama to stop by 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central has enlisted President Barack Obama to help promote Jon Stewart's upcoming Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on Oct. 30 on the Mall in Washington. The dueling rallies have merged into one. (Comedy Central) Stewart will be in Washington next week to do episodes of Comedy Central's "The...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 20, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (59)
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TLC leaks scene from Sarah Palin's new show

[This blog post has been updated] Three months after TLC leaked photos of its newest reality series star Sarah Palin and her family going fishing and encountering a mother bear and her cubs -- which leak recipient TMZ noted Palin refrained from killing -- the Silver-Spring, Md.-based cable network has...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 19, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Stephen Colbert walks out on 'The View'

Five days after the real Bill O'Reilly came on "The View" to push some buttons on "The View," Comedy Central's Faux'Reilly, aka Stephen Colbert, came on the show to do the same. Stephen Colbert stops by "The View." (Donna Svennevik/ABC) "The Stephen Colbert of 'The Colbert Report' is actually a...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 19, 2010; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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'Glee' rerun tonight means a tease of next week's 'Rocky Horror' episode

It's Major League Baseball playoff time on Fox - that's when the network prematurely goes into rerun mode on some nights when the network would otherwise be pushing out original episodes to get people back into their Fox viewing habits in the fifth week of the television season. Among this...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 19, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NBC picks up 'LOLA,' 'Outsourced' and 'The Event' for full seasons

NBC has picked up full-season orders on three of its new series: "Law & Order: Los Angeles," Thursday comedy "Outsourced," and serialized drama "The Event." So far this new TV season, Fox's "Raising Hope" has also received a full season order. ABC stopped short of ordering a full season of...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 19, 2010; 9:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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'Dancing with the Stars' Week 5: We watch so you don't have to

This week on "Dancing With the Stars," no more theater in the round. Was that scrapped without acknowledgment? I may have missed this scenic retreat. We are back to the ballroom, and even though that suggests city-slicker elegance, the TV nostalgia theme of Monday's two-hour dance-off was a reverse commute to the burbs.

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 18, 2010; 11:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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A low-key 'Talk' premieres on CBS

"The Talk" (also known as the mom-centric "View") debuted Monday afternoon -- and opposed to the blow-ups on "The View" last week, the hour with Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur seemed...well, quite tame. The group discussed everything from kids, kids...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 18, 2010; 4:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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President Obama to appear on Discovery's 'MythBusters'

President Barack Obama records an episode of the Discovery Channel's television show "MythBusters" with co-hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage in the Library of the White House. (The White House/Chuck Kennedy) [This blog post has been updated.] A few days after showing up on MTV, VH1 and BET for...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 18, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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'Mad Men' season 4 ends with a few surprises

Spoiler alert: The fourth season finale of AMC's niche hit "Mad Men" aired Sunday night with a few twists no one saw coming...namely, Don Draper proposing to his secretary, Megan. In case you missed (or want to re-live) a couple fun scenes, here's Don breaking the news of his engagement...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 18, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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CBS unveils its new chick show, 'The Talk' today

CBS will debut "The Talk" -- its answer to ABC's chick-talker "The View" -- on Monday with a lineup of guests delivered mostly by - what's this? ABC and its parent company Disney? Things start innocently enough Monday with guest Christie Brinkley who recently won an award for her support...

By Lisa de Moraes  | October 18, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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