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

Fox finally moves 'American Idol' to Thursdays

Fox made a major defensive move Friday, announcing it was bumping "American Idol" out of Tuesday nights and into Thursday nights when it returned for its new season in January. When the country's most popular series debuts, it will not air in its traditional Tuesday Wednesday configuration and will instead...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 19, 2010; 9:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  "American Idol"  
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MSNBC suspends Joe Scarborough for campaign contributions

Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman) Here we go again! Little more than a week after MSNBC star Keith Olbermann returned to his show, following a two-day suspension over political contributions made in violation of his employer's policy, MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough has suffered the same...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 19, 2010; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (35)
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Sarah Palin tries to lure Bristol's huge 'DWTS' audience to her far less popular TLC reality series

[This blog post has been updated] Sarah Palin hopes to lure her daughter Bristol's 20 million viewers to her own, far less popular, reality TV series this coming Sunday: "Ah yes...Bristol-the-diva! Silly critics! See her diva-ish-ness Sunday,'Sarah Palin's Alaska' 2 learn truth, before assuming.Thanks & enjoy!" Sarah Palin tweeted Thursday...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 19, 2010; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (77)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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Christiane Amanpour's exec producer leaving at year's end

ABC News president David Westin makes it official: Ian Cameron's run as exec producer of the network's Sunday Beltway show ends with the calendar year, and New York-based "Nightline" exec producer James Goldston is taking on responsibility for "This Week," as well. Here is his memo to staff, followed by...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 19, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Local TV  
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Sarah Palin thinks she could beat Obama in 2012; Donald Trump also considering presidential run

Reality TV stardom -- the straightest road to the White House in 2012? Two reality TV series stars are telling two different ABC journalists they're seriously considering a run at the Oval Office. America's new reality TV star Sarah Palin taped yet another appearance for ABC -- this time to...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 18, 2010; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: Brandy sent packing, Bristol survives to finale

Judging from the final moments of Tuesday night's elimination episode, things could get tense next week when the winner is named for this edition of ABC's dance competition series, "Dancing with the Stars."

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 17, 2010; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (247)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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Gwyneth Paltrow can sing -- on 'Glee'!: We watch so you don't have to

Gwyneth Paltrow made her appearance on "Glee." (Fox/Adam Rose) WaPo TeamTV's Emily Yahr filed this dispatch: This week on "Glee" we learn Gwyneth Paltrow has a movie coming out in January. Sure, Will Schuester and his ex-wife have a disastrous fling and Mercedes feels left out now that Kurt...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 16, 2010; 11:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Glee  
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NBC renews '30 Rock' for another season

The good news: NBC has picked up "30 Rock: for next season. The bad news: NBC is moving the show to 10 p.m. Thursdays as part of a pretty thorough reshuffling of its primetime deck chairs starting in January. More to come.. Video: Liz and Jack talk on "30 Rock."...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 16, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Dancing With the Stars' semi-finals performances: We watch so you don't have to

Semi-finals night on "Dancing with the Stars" is also Solo Night and Back Story Night. So settle in for a long-ish story. Once upon a time....

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 16, 2010; 12:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars  
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Bristol Palin gets viewers heated up on 'Dancing with the Stars'

It's the most important vote since the mid-term elections. It's a bellwether for 2012. Expect instant analysis from political pundits. Bristol Palin and Mark Ballas on "Dancing With the Stars." (ABC/Adam Larkey) We're talking, of course, about ABC's "Dancing With the Stars." ABC's ballroom dance competition series has paso-dobled its...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 16, 2010; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Reality TV series star Sarah Palin: giving zombies something to think about but no match for Bristol

[This blog post has been updated] Sarah Palin -- giving zombies a run for their money. TLC scored the biggest series launch in its history Sunday -- about 5 million viewers -- with the unveiling of "Sarah Palin's Alaska." That crowd rivals the 5 million bagged by AMC's zombie series...

By Lisa de Moraes  | November 15, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
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