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Moraes on TV: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

'American Idol' goes to Hollywood: We watch so you don't have to (video)

"Idol" contestants perform during the show's annual Hollywood Week. (Fox) | PHOTOS Countless dreams will be tested, epic journeys will be taken -- it's the start of our Hollywood Hell on "American Idol," show host Ryan Seacrest gloats Thursday. With Simon Cowell, and Paula Abdul, and Kara DioGuardi, and Ellen...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 11, 2011; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Matthew Perry's 'Mr. Sunshine' debut snags 10.5 million viewers

Courteney Cox still has the lead in the "Friends" Alum Show-Down after Matthew Perry's "Mr. Sunshine" opened with 10.5 million watching on ABC Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. That's not quite a million people shy of the 11.3 million people who'd tuned in to the unveiling of Cox's "Cougar Town" in...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 10, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Reelz offers glimpse at Kennedy miniseries

Cast of "The Kennedys": Miniseries stars, from left, KristIn Booth, Barry Pepper, Diana Hardcastle, Greg Kinnear, Katie Holmes and Tom Wilkinson. (Muse Entertainment) If you're willing to give some information to ReelzChannel, it's willing to show you how to access to a clip on its Web site that's from...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 10, 2011; 12:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Conan tells Fortune: NBC like an 'Indiana Jones' Nazi [Updated]

Conan, shown here on his new TBS late night show, thinks he's like Indiana Jones, that time the Nazi threw him through the truck windshield. The Nazi in the movie is NBC. (Meghan Sinclair Photo ) [This blog entry has been updated] The press has been distracted from the...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 10, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Conan O'Brien  
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'American Idol' San Francisco auditions: We watch so you don't have to (video)

The judges arrive in San Francisco for their last round of city auditions. (Fox) "American Idol" opens documentary style. A pretty blond runs her hand through her hair as she walks briskly away from the auditions in San Francisco. "I thought I had it! I thought I was going to...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 10, 2011; 1:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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'Idol' preview: San Francisco auditions kick off with "controversial" cold open

Another controversial cold opening tonight on the final audition stop for "American Idol." And here are a few more previews for what you'll see tonight in San Francisco:...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 9, 2011; 4:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Glee' Valentine's Day: We watch so you don't have to

Kurt takes the stage on "Glee's" Valentine's Day episode. (Fox) WaPo TeamTV's Emily Yahr blogs: "Glee" gave us an early Valentine's Day present: one cohesive storyline, all about love. Hooray! We'll call it the St. Valentine's Day miracle. Here's the breakdown: Puck and Lauren Remember when Puck got Lauren...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 8, 2011; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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'Glee' preview: Valetine's Day episode

Two days after the McKinley High football team waged war against glee club and the school's ice hockey team in a Very Special post-Super Bowl broadcast of "Glee," the show's back in its regular Tuesday timeslot with a Valentine's Day episode in which, Fox promises, hearts end up getting broken....

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 8, 2011; 3:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Glee  
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Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl cumes 9.2 million viewers on Super Bowl Sunday

The Puppy Bowl was a cuddlier option to the Super Bowl on Sunday. (Animal Planet) NFL's Super Bowl wasn't the only broadcast enjoying boffo ratings Sunday. Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl VII scored some if its best numbers ever. The bowl game clocked 1.7 million viewers from 3-5 p.m. ET...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 8, 2011; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Local TV  
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CBS News shakes up execs; '60 Minutes' producer named chairman of CBS News

David Rhodes, left, Jeff Fager and Sean McManus. (AP) Jeff Fager, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," has been promoted to the newly created position of chairman of CBS News at the same time CBS has hired David Rhodes -- ex-head of U.S. Television operations for Bloomberg, but maybe better...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 8, 2011; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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[Updated] Current TV gets hot with Keith Olbermann hire

Olbermann. (AP)Keith Olbermann announced Tuesday he will host a new nightly news and commentary show on Current TV -- the liberal public affairs network co-founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Additionally, Olbermann will serve as the company's Chief News Officer. "Nothing is more vital to a free America than...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 8, 2011; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
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Keith Olbermann to unveil new career on Tuesday

Just when you thought you were going to get a vacation from Keith Olbermann, a publicist has sent out word that Keith is holding a news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday to make an "exciting announcement" regarding the "next chapter in his remarkable career." Less than a month ago, Olbermann...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 7, 2011; 9:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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Super Bowl clocks historic 111 million viewers; 'Glee' fumbles 84 million of them

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, right, holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he and teammate Clay Matthews celebrate after beating the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. (AP) [This blog entry has been updated with final ratings for Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast] Even an opening number festooned with hot blue-wigged cheerleaders sporting sparkler-bedazzled...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 7, 2011; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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'Glee' post-Super Bowl episode: We watch so you don't have to

"Glee's" post-Super Bowl episode featured the cheerleaders taking on Katy Perry's "California Gurls." (Fox) This blog post was filed by Emily Yahr: [This post has been updated with a statement from Christina Aguilera.] Poor Ryan Murphy. He pulled out all the stops for the post-Super Bowl return of "Glee"...

By Lisa de Moraes  | February 7, 2011; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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