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Moraes on TV: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010

Sarah Palin: ready for her close-up

Sarah Palin -- the politician-turned-ubiquitous TV personality who is credited with winning Tina Fey this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor -- finally gets her very own show, starting Sunday, on TLC: Watch more Sarah Palin videos on TLC.com...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 12, 2010; 8:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Arrested Development' history repeats itself: Fox pulls 'Running Wilde' for rest of November sweep

Fox has pulled Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett's new ratings starved comedy, "Running WIlde" for the rest of the November sweep ratings race. Golly this sounds familiar. Oh wait, that's right! Last time Hurwitz and Arnett tried to launch a comedy on Fox -- "Arrested Development" -- way back...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 12, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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'Rubicon' falls victim to zombies at AMC

AMC announced Thursday it would not renew its conspiracy thriller "Rubicon" for a second season. The series is about an analyst at an intelligence analyst NYC-based think tank who begins to suspect he's actually working for members of a secret society that's manipulating world events. When it officially premiered on...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 11, 2010; 2:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Christine O'Donnell fighting late night terrorism

[This blog post has been updated] Tea Party darling and senate candidate in Delaware, Christine O'Donnell went on Jay Leno's "The Tonight Show" Wednesday to explain why she had declined to appear on Bill Maher's HBO late night show during her campaign. Maher had a boatload of O'Donnell clips -...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 11, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Kanye West tells NBC News to knock off the noise during interview

Once upon a time a former President of the United States, whose time in office included Hurricane Katrina, Sept. 11, 2001, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a financial meltdown, wrote a memoir in which he pointed to Kanye West saying on national TV that said POTUS doesn't care about...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 11, 2010; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Lou Dobbs heading to Fox Business Network

One year ago, Jonathan Klein, president of CNN/United States, said in a statement that Lou Dobbs was leaving the network, effective immediately, because Dobbs "has now decided to carry the banner of advocacy journalism elsewhere." Lou Dobbs is joining Fox Business Network. "Elsewhere," turns out, is Fox Business Network, which...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 10, 2010; 7:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Updated: Chastened Olbermann returns to MSNBC, a sadder but wiser man

Returning to MSNBC after a two-day suspension after violating a company rule about making political donations, Keith Olbermann explained to his viewers that that rule was "probably not legal." Video: Keith Olbermann responds to his suspension on his return to "Countdown." One day earlier, in preparation for his scheduled return...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 10, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
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'Glee' Week 6: We watch so you don't have to

No more adults re-enacting inappropriate scenes from "Rocky Horror" -- "Glee" returns to its high school roots Tuesday night by focusing on every teenager's favorite topic: sex! And lots of it. Or, more accurately, not having sex. Or, even more accurately, not having sex but wanting to, and trying to deal with the fact that your significant other won't have sex with you.

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 9, 2010; 11:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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'Dancing With the Stars': Kurt Warner goes home

In the elimination spectacle that is "Dancing with the Stars" on Tuesday, there was of course more spectacle than elimination. In fact, some young kids with strictly ballroom ambitions hoofed around in what looked like that stupendous Bugsy Malone movie from the 70s.

By Ned Martel  | November 9, 2010; 11:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (24)
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Conan's TBS debut clocks 4.2 million, beats all late-night talk show competitors

[This post has been updated with ratings information.] About 4.2 million people watched Conan's debut on Monday, handily beating his late night talk show competition, TBS reports Tuesday. NBC's "The Tonight Show" -- the gig Conan left when that network wanted to move him to just after midnight to make...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 9, 2010; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Jon Stewart welcomes Conan O'Brien to his timeslot

On Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' Monday night, Jon Stewart notes he's now sharing his 11 o'clock timeslot -- and presumably some viewers -- with TBS's O'Brien: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cCongratulations to Conan O'Brienwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorRally to Restore Sanity Video:...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 9, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Dancing With the Stars' introduces Insta-Dance: We watch so you don't have to

Insta-Dance was an insta-hit on "Dancing with the Stars" Monday night, producing some of the most fun moments of the season. Turns out, a little spontaneity goes a long way on a reality TV show -- culminating in the spontaneous combustion of professional dancer Maks Chmerkovskiy.

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 9, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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AMC renews 'Walking Dead' for Season 2

AMC announced Monday it had picked up a second season of its zombie series "The Walking Dead" after 4.7 million of the 5.3 million who watched the premiere two Sundays ago stuck around to watch the unveiling of the second episode this past Sunday night. AMC went one step further...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 8, 2010; 6:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bristol talks Levi with Ellen

[This blog post has been updated.] "Dancing with the Stars" survivor Bristol Palin visited Ellen DeGeneres's syndicated talk show Monday. Ellen noted she first met Bristol when Ellen was a judge on "American Idol" and Bristol visited the show. These Palins are really warming up to Hollywood! Bristol, for...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 8, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Jay Leno snares Christine O'Donnell as guest during Coco's first week on TBS

Former Delaware Senate Nominee Christine O'Donnell is Jay Leno's big Wednesday "get" on NBC's "Tonight Show." Conan O'Brien's big "get" that night: Jon Hamm. Jay wins -- that night, anyway. Monday night -- Conan's first on his TBS late night show -- Leno has lined up Arnold Schwarzenegger. Conan has...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 8, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
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Conan reveals results of his First Guest "Poll"

Conan O'Brien's much ballyhooed Mystery First Guest tonight on the premiere of his new TBS late night show will be white-haired Arlene Wagner, proprietor of the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum in Washington She "beat" 11 other "potential" (not really) guests on a poll at Conan's web site, Teamcoco.com. The poll had...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 8, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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