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Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ As A Coach

Pharrell Williams Joins ‘The Voice’ As A Coach

April 1, 2014


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By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Pharrell Williams will be joining the coaching lineup of NBC’s “The Voice” when that reality singing competition show returns in the fall. NBC made the announcement Monday, though the rest of the show’s seventh season coach...

‘How I Met Your Mother’ braces for ‘ambitious’ finale

‘How I Met Your Mother’ braces for ‘ambitious’ finale

March 27, 2014


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By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) While shooting the pilot for “How I Met Your Mother” back in 2005, Alyson Hannigan genuinely believed the show was destined to fail — not because everything was going wrong, but because everything was working out just right. “It was so wonder...

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Joins ‘The Voice’ in Format Twist

Coldplay’s Chris Martin Joins ‘The Voice’ in Format Twist

March 20, 2014


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By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — “The Voice” is getting yet another dose of pop star power. NBC’s hit singing competition show has recruited Coldplay’s Chris Martin to serve as a mentor. Martin isn’t jumping into one of the plush, red spinning-ch...

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ 15 other shows

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ 15 other shows

March 17, 2014


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By Scott Collins Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Sorry, Robin Williams, but you and your peeps at “The Crazy Ones” will just have to wait a little longer. CBS announced Thursday that it will return 18 series already on the schedule for the 2014-15 TV season, including old favori...

CBS sets summer slate with returns of ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Under the Dome’

CBS sets summer slate with returns of ‘Big Brother,’ ‘Under the Dome’

March 14, 2014


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By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — CBS has set its summer slate, with return dates for “Big Brother” and Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” announced — among others — and a slight delay for the Halle Berry-Steven Spielberg limited-run series “Extant.” ...

‘Dancing With the Stars’ New Cast Revealed

‘Dancing With the Stars’ New Cast Revealed

March 4, 2014


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By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The new crop of celebrity hoofers competing in Season 18 of “Dancing With the Stars” has been revealed. As has become tradition, the unveiling occurred Tuesday morning during “Good Morning America,” with the celebrity cast on...

Neal Justin: Jimmy Fallon wants ‘Tonight’ to stay ‘goofy and fun’

Neal Justin: Jimmy Fallon wants ‘Tonight’ to stay ‘goofy and fun’

February 24, 2014


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By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon has convinced Bruce Springsteen to cover “Whip My Hair,” Tom Cruise to smash a raw egg on his own forehead and President Barack Obama to “slow jam” the news. With a record like that, taking over “The Tonigh...

Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner Cable Could Undermine CBS Deal

February 20, 2014


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By Joe Flint Los Angeles Times (MCT) The new distribution contract CBS Corp. signed with Time Warner Cable Inc. last summer after a bitter fight could be a casualty of Comcast Corp.’s proposed acquisition of the pay-TV operator. According to people familiar with the deal, it does not i...

Spanish-language television studios breaking the language barrier

Spanish-language television studios breaking the language barrier

February 20, 2014


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By Douglas Hanks The Miami Herald (MCT) What would make Nickelodeon film a teen series in Miami? A Spanish-language script. Every character on Nickelodeon’s popular new show, “Every Witch Way,” speaks English, even when rookie witch Emma Alonso casts a spell to help her through the...

Cee Lo Green Says He Will No Longer Be A Judge On ‘The Voice’

Cee Lo Green Says He Will No Longer Be A Judge On ‘The Voice’

February 19, 2014


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By Todd Martens Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Cee Lo Green says he won’t be returning to the spinning judge’s seat on NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice.” The artist broke the news on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, revealing his change in plans just days before “The Voi...

Critics Weigh In On Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debut

Critics Weigh In On Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debut

February 19, 2014


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) After much fanfare, Jimmy Fallon made his debut as host of “The Tonight Show” Monday night and, though the reviews were certainly better than those that followed his nervous “Late Night” premiere in 2009, there is still room for improvement. Ma...

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debut Draws 11.3-Million Viewers

Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Debut Draws 11.3-Million Viewers

February 19, 2014


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By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Jimmy Fallon officially took over the “Tonight Show” Monday night — and brought in a big audience. About 11.3-million people tuned in to Fallon’s heavily publicized “Tonight Show” kickoff on NBC, according to early numbers from Ni...

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