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Moraes on TV Archive: Summer TV Press Tour 2009

Where Were You When Ben Silverman Left the Building?

Fox Entertainment division president Kevin Reilly got asked about the departure of NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman during Summer TV Press Tour 2009. Heck, all of the broadcast network entertainment division chiefs are going to get asked about the departure of Silverman during their press tour at-bats. It's the...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 7, 2009; 2:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New Jay Leno Storms TV Press Tour

New Jay Leno came to Summer TV Press Tour 2009 to tell TV critics about his new NBC 10 p.m. weeknight strip and to let them know if they don't like it they can lump it. Old Jay Leno had looked doughy and stressed out, and bombed at NBC's...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 6, 2009; 3:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Paula's Bomb Fills Air With Mangled 'Idol' Fragments

"American Idol" principals were busily disentangling themselves from the wreckage, the morning after Paula Abdul lobbed a grenade into the middle of the show when she tweeted Tuesday night she was not coming back to the show. Abdul walked away from a 30 percent pay raise according to a source...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 5, 2009; 3:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
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Emmy Producer Tames Ferocious TV Critics

Hotted up TV critics, ready to rumble with this year's Primetime Emmy Awards producer Don Mischer, got hit in the face with a wallop of wake- up- and- smell- the- ratings. With the best of intentions, the critics attending Summer TV Press Tour 2009 have been chest-thumping about Mischer and...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 4, 2009; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Condoms Can't Protect Critics from Jenna Elfman at TV Tour

CBS set the bar very high for the Big Four portion of Summer TV Press Tour 2009 when it began handing out little ramekins filled with condoms. The condoms (product of Thailand, expire 01/2014) were intended to get TV critics in the mood, so to speak, for a Q&A session...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 3, 2009; 6:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Ken Burns Waxes Lengthily About 'National Parks'

The only thing longer than a Ken Burns docu-series is a Ken Burns answer to a question about a Ken Burns docu-series. Appearing at Summer TV Press Tour 2009 to talk heftily about "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," Burns joked that at his Florentine Films, they consider "brief question"...

By Lisa de Moraes  |  August 2, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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