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2005-12-29 03:36:05

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - At the start of a week of family get-togethers, gift-giving and sundry holiday pursuits, Americans were looking for laughs in primetime. CBS' Monday comedy block hit season-high ratings in the week ending December 25, which went a long way toward helping the network win its 14th consecutive week in total viewers and third in a row in the adults 18-49 demo derby, according to Nielsen Media Research. CBS' Monday 9 p.m. anchor...

2005-11-30 19:50:38

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After weeks of speculation about a possible move of "American Idol," Fox has decided to keep the upcoming fifth installment of its blockbuster talent competition on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. "Idol" will return with a two-hour episode January 17 and a one-hour episode January 18. The network has also taken a conservative approach toward its hit dramas "24" and "House," which will keep their 9 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Tuesday...

2005-09-23 02:07:25

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four days after the official launch of the fall television season, Fox has become the first network to ax a new show, dropping the quirky legal drama "Head Cases," Hollywood's trade papers reported in Friday editions. The show, which starred Chris O'Donnell and Adam Goldberg as mismatched attorneys, averaged just 3.1 million viewers Wednesday, according to Nielsen Media Research. By contrast, the Emmy-winning drama "Lost" began its second season with 23.4...

2005-09-22 05:08:41

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Move over, "A Current Affair," here comes Geraldo Rivera. The syndicated newsmagazine, which debuted in March on the Fox-owned stations, is being scrapped come October to make way for "Geraldo at Large," a live half-hour news program hosted by Fox News' Rivera, the shows' distributor Twentieth Television said Wednesday. "A Current Affair," a revival of the newsmagazine that aired in syndication from 1988-96, hasn't "resonated with audiences in the...

2005-09-06 11:43:44

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - A local affiliate of broadcaster Fox News has rejected a campaign advertisement for a Democratic politician that lampoons President George W. Bush by superimposing his head on a naked torso. The ad, produced by Brian Ellner, an openly gay candidate for Manhattan Borough president, opens with a close-up of Bush's face and zooms out to show the torso from the hips up, with a voice-over saying, "New Yorkers know the emperor has no clothes."...

2005-07-19 13:02:21

By Paul J. Gough LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Hell's Kitchen" continues to heat up the ratings for Fox. The cook-off reality show averaged 6.4 million total viewers and a 3.2 rating/8 share in the adults 18-49 demographic at 9 p.m. Monday, according to preliminary ratings estimates from Nielsen Media Research. That was enough to win the time period in the key demo, although a repeat of CBS's "Two and a Half Men" at 9 p.m. averaged 9.5 million viewers and a 3.3/9 in the demo. But...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.