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As Green as It Gets

On Wednesday, NBC Universal announced that “Lipstick Jungle” was one of three NBC programs that had committed to going “green.” Within the next news cycle, it was learned that “Jungle” was going bye-bye before completing its sophomore season. “You can’t...

Broadway Rosie’s Back in Town

Rosie O’Donnell is offering an early peek at her upcoming NBC variety hour—and making some jokes about her public persona in the process. On a video posted Thursday on her Rosie.com Web site, Ms. O’Donnell appears in costume as Officer...

Sneak a Peek at ‘The Beast’

Earlier this year Patrick Swayze revealed he was battling pancreatic cancer. The news brought into question his role on A&E’s series “The Beast.” After he starred in the pilot, the network was glad to keep Mr. Swayze on board for...

PTC Says ‘Extreme Makeover’ Is Suitable for All, but ‘Family Guy’? Not So Much

The Parents Television Council released its list of the 20 most popular prime-time broadcast TV shows watched by children ages 2-17, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The programs are ranked from best to worst “based on foul language, sexual...

'Daisies' Staff Not Ready to Say Die

Fear not, "Pushing Daisies" fans: If ABC prematurely pulls the plug on piemaker Ned and his posse of peculiar pals, Bryan Fuller is prepared to resurrect his series from the dead. "The idea would be to finish out the season's...

NBA TV’s Rashad Gets ‘Magic Wall’ Help from CNN’s King

If you were NBA TV host Ahmad Rashad and you were having trouble getting a grip on the network’s “TouchPass” high-tech video screen, who would call for a crash-course study on the technology? You guessed right. CNN’s chief international correspondent,...

Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls on TV

The clock is ticking for a number of high-profile freshman and sophomore series whose fates are up in the air, including ABC drama “Pushing Daisies” and CBS comedy “Worst Week.” “Daisies,” a critical darling that performed nicely last year, has...

CNN’s Own Reality

CNN Senior VP David Bohrman’s signature fascination with techno-wizardry was one of the hot topics the day after Election Night, when that cable news network scored a record audience. Mr. Borhman conjured up the network’s “hologram” plan, in which live...

ESPN’s Mayne Sponsor

ESPN has secured an official sponsor for “SportsCenter” anchor Kenny Mayne’s new show, which will appear not on cable but on ESPN.com. The sponsor of “Mayne Street,” ESPN’s first original scripted series, is—drumroll, please—Nyquil. That must mean ESPN doesn’t expect...

NBCU Stars Talk DTV

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution stars Billy Bush, Howie Mandel, Nancy O’Dell, Maury Povich, Jerry Springer and Steve Wilkos are teaming with the National Association of Broadcasters to spread the word about the Feb. 17 transition to digital TV signals....

NFL Card Sharps

Blink can hear it now: “I’ll trade you three Rich Eisens for a Tony Romo.” Announcers from NFL Network will be pictured on Donruss trading cards that will be handed out for free at the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day games in...

Transgender Issues, Crappy Jobs in Spotlight on Election Day

The economy is in crisis, but on Nov. 4 there’ll be a far greater choice to make than Barack Obama or John McCain. Maury Povich will host his own vote on Election Day with a special episode that’s a little...

TheWB.com Plays Along With Schwartz’s ‘Rockville’

It’s like Seth Cohen’s wet dream come true. The latest project from Josh Schwartz (“The OC,” “Gossip Girl,” “Chuck”) is all about music. ROCK IT Liela Moss from The Duke Spirit performs on “Rockville, CA.” “Rockville, CA,” a music-themed scripted...

Web-to-TV Transfer

Calling all television writers! The online community First WivesWorld.com is aiming to develop your work into pilots, but with a twist. Its approach is to first launch an idea as a blog, see how it works, then migrate it to...

November's Pet Project for Judge David Young

Sony Pictures Television’s “Judge David Young” is going to the dogs on Fridays during November sweeps. Starting Friday, “Young” will air special pet-themed episodes under the banner of “Thank Dog It’s Friday!” The shows will feature cases involving animals, along...

Looking Forward to ‘Lost’? Check This Out!

A leaked version of a new ABC promo touting the upcoming return of “Lost” hit the Internet a few days ago. But why watch a grainy, bootlegged bit of video when you can watch an officially sanctioned copy? Be on...

Does Silverman Sit-Down With Kimmel Mean They’re Together Again?

Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman haven’t publicly commented on reports that they’re back together as a couple. But fans might get a definite answer next week. That’s because ABC today confirmed that Ms. Silverman has been booked to appear on...

Howard Will Do Whatever It Takes to Support Obama

OK this election has seen some strange sights before but the return of Ron Howard as Opie and Richie Cunningham … complete with Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler? Ladies and gentlemen, the latest video from supporters of Barack Obama...

'Mars' Music

ABC continues to pump up the marketing for new drama “Life on Mars.” For weeks now, the network has been using the new Chris Cornell single “Ground Zero” as the main promotional music in its campaign for “Mars.” Today, the...

'ET': Fun With Self Exposure

“Entertainment Tonight,” in a just-inked deal with Pure Digital Technologies, is outfitting celebrities such as Zac Efron, Jerry O’Connell and Lauren Conrad with Pure’s pocket-sized Flip Mino camcorders to shoot behind-the-scenes video footage of their daily lives. The video...

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