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‘Two and a Half Men’ Ending 12-Year Run

‘Two and a Half Men’ Ending 12-Year Run

February 19, 2015


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) “Two and a Half Men,” 9 p.m. Eastern, Thursday BURBANK, Calif. — Jon Cryer has been through all the highs and lows that have been the journey of “Two and a Half Men.” There have been the years when it dominated the ratings and he won Emmys. There have been t...

Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon Star In New ‘The Odd Couple’ Comedy On CBS

Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon Star In New ‘The Odd Couple’ Comedy On CBS

February 17, 2015


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) “The Odd Couple,” 8:30 p.m. Eastern, Thursday, CBS PASADENA, Calif. — Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” has been produced on stage, in films and as a variety of TV programs since its Broadway debut in 1965. There was even a female version of the tale of two very di...

Although On-Demand Options Are Multiplying, Television Executives Still Lean On Programming Schedules

November 30, 2014


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By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times (TNS) Amanda Lotz can recall when she would look forward to the launch of a new TV season. Armed with a marker, she would scrutinize TV scheduling grids and entertainment magazines, highlighting promising new shows and old favorites as she often built her evenings aroun...

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

November 16, 2014


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By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON’T MISS: “How to Get Away With Murder” — Fall’s most tantalizing new drama finally gets to the heart of its central mystery by showing us who killed psychology professor Sam Keating (Tom Verica). This week’s intense winter finale — ominously ti...

‘Under The Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Win Summer Renewals From CBS

‘Under The Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Win Summer Renewals From CBS

October 10, 2014


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By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Under The Dome” and “Extant,” two of CBS’ marquee summer dramas, have been renewed despite less than winning seasons. “Under The Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel about a community trapped under a transparent dome that seals it off from th...

‘Black-ish’ Celebrates Black Culture

‘Black-ish’ Celebrates Black Culture

September 25, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Network executives have talked for years about the need for more diversity in their programming. But all you have to do is watch TV to realize how far off they are from reflecting the real ethnic makeup of this country. Larry Wilmore, executive produ...

‘Chicago Fire’ Star David Eigenberg Mostly Mum About The Cliffhange

‘Chicago Fire’ Star David Eigenberg Mostly Mum About The Cliffhange

September 23, 2014


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By Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal (MCT) Fans of the NBC drama “Chicago Fire” have been anxiously awaiting Tuesday’s third-season premiere, to see who survived the explosion that had almost the entire cast in danger in the second-season finale. You can rest more easily about Christopher...

A Tiresome ‘Utopia’: They Argue, They Make Rules, They Argue Some More On Fox’s New Reality Show

A Tiresome ‘Utopia’: They Argue, They Make Rules, They Argue Some More On Fox’s New Reality Show

September 9, 2014


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By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (MCT) In “Utopia,” which is not an adaptation of Thomas More’s 1516 work of philosophical speculative fiction but a reality show from the creator of “Big Brother,” 15 people volunteer to live together for a year without indoor plumbing. As is the custom, th...

Q&A With Financial Journalist Maria Bartiromo

Q&A With Financial Journalist Maria Bartiromo

August 13, 2014


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By Patricia Sheridan Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) PITTSBURGH — In 1995, Maria Bartiromo was the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame. The former CNBC “Money Honey” and Emmy Award w...

New Day, But Basically The Same Story

New Day, But Basically The Same Story

July 16, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (MCT) It will be approximately 2 million “tick ... tick ... ticks” of the clock between when Jack Bauer’s last world-saving events of “24” ended and the start of a new adventure with “24: Live Another Day.” But after almost four years, little has change...

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

Steve Capus, Former NBC News Chief, To Produce ‘CBS Evening News’

May 6, 2014


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By Meg James Los Angeles Times (MCT) Steve Capus, who earned his stripes at NBC News as wingman for anchors Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams, soon will be piloting the cross-town rival “The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.” CBS News announced Tuesday it had hired Capus, former president of N...

Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

Daytime Emmy nominations: ‘Ellen,’ ‘Sesame Street’ among contenders

May 1, 2014


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By Meredith Blake Los Angeles Times (MCT) NEW YORK — The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Sesame Street” and “The Young and the Restless” ra...

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