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CONAN IS SNUBBED AGAIN

August 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In the end, Conan O’Brien got the hook again. Widely expected to receive the Emmy for outstanding variety, music or comedy series for the period when he hosted The Tonight Show, he lost out to Jon Stewart, who took the award for the eighth consecutive year. The residue of the NBC debacle was very much […]

NEW SHOWS SHINE AT EMMYS

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Demonstrating that the broadcast networks can still compete with cable in the quality department — and attract impressive audiences in the process — such critical and ratings hits as Glee, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, and The Good Wife were honored with Emmy awards Sunday night. Modern Family, which debuted last season on ABC, […]

RATINGS FOR EMMYS DIVE TO RECORD LOW

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NBC’s decision to broadcast the Primetime Emmy Awards live across the country and to do so in August, a month when TV viewing is generally at its lowest ebb, appeared to hit the telecast’s ratings hard. The awards show attracted 11.63 million viewers, making it the lowest-rated Emmys show on record. The figure was significantly […]

LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 2010 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

August 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

COMEDY SERIES: Modern Family (ABC) DRAMA SERIES: Mad Men (AMC) MINI-SERIES: The Pacific (HBO) TELEVISION MOVIE: Temple Grandin (HBO) VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) REALITY PROGRAM: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC) REALITY COMPETITION: Top Chef (Bravo) ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory […]

LOW-BUDGET FLICKS MAKE IMPRESSIVE DEBUTS

August 29, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Far exceeding analysts’ expectations, Lionsgate’s The Last Exorcism topped the weekend box office with $21.3 million, according to studio estimates. The film, which cost just $2 million to produce (the studio reportedly acquired it for half that amount), marks the second hit of the month for Lionsgate, whose corporate parent, Lions Gate Entertainment, has been […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE LAST EXORCISM

August 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Compared with the no-budget likes of The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, The Last Exorcism, which cost $2 million to make, is a spendthrift affair. For the most part, critics aren’t impressed. Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel calls it “modestly chilling.” Sean O’Connell in the Washington Post describes it as “unnerving.” Other critics […]

TV HOUSEHOLDS , VIEWERS INCREASE

August 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

After climbing by only 400,000 during the 2009-2010 season, the number of television households in the U.S. is due to climb by 1 million in 2010-2011 season, Nielsen Media Research predicted today (Friday). Nielsen said that the actual number of viewers will climb by 2 million to 294.65 million. Household and viewer numbers in most […]

FALLON SAYS CONAN GAGS WILL FIGURE IN EMMY TELECAST

August 27, 2010 by · 4 Comments 

Jimmy Fallon insists that neither NBC nor the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is restricting him in any way when he hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. In an interview with DeadlineHollywood.com, Fallon said, “No one’s telling me anything like, don’t go here, don’t talk about Conan. We’ll touch on the stuff the […]

FCC WANTS REHEARING OF INDECENCY CASE

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Saying that a federal appeals court’s recent ruling overturning its rules on “fleeting expletives” makes it “all but impossible” to enforce its decency rules the FCC on Thursday asked for a rehearing of the case. FCC General Counsel Austin Schlick said that the court’s decision “raised serious concerns about the commission’s ability to protect children […]

HULU PLUS: NOT MUCH MORE THAN PLAIN OLD HULU, SAYS REPORT

August 27, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hulu’s premium service, Hulu Plus, which costs $9.99 per month, provides only 14 percent more TV episodes than its free service, MediaPost said on its website today (Friday), citing research firm One Touch Intelligence. It noted that many of the additional episodes are from shows no longer on the air, including ABC’s 8 Rules for […]

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