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2007-01-02 21:00:00

LOS ANGELES - Let the games continue: "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!" will be airing through at least 2011-12. The game show renewals were announced Tuesday by Roger King, chief executive officer of CBS Television Distribution. Whether "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and assistant Vanna White and "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek have job security into the next decade was unclear: CBS Television Distribution said it does not comment on talent contracts. "Wheel of Fortune," in its 24th...

2006-01-24 09:26:57

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With new hits few and far between in daytime TV during the past few years, those who aspire to be the next Oprah Winfrey face increasingly long odds, even if they are already well known to viewers. In the fall, King World Prods. and Winfrey's Harpo Prods. are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time in four years by launching a high-profile show with the assistance of what might be called the Oprah Seal of...

2006-01-24 01:34:11

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - With new hits few and far between in daytime TV during the past few years, those who aspire to be the next Oprah Winfrey face increasingly long odds, even if they are already well known to viewers. In the fall, King World Prods. and Winfrey's Harpo Prods. are hoping to catch lightning in a bottle for the second time in four years by launching a high-profile show with the assistance of what might be called the Oprah Seal of...

2005-10-06 02:53:49

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Food Network personality Rachael Ray has signed a deal with Oprah Winfrey's production company to host a daytime syndicated talk show targeted to launch in fall 2006. "People know me for my love of food, but I have so much more I want to share," Ray said. "Our show's going to be all about taking a bigger bite out of life. I want people to see themselves in this show because life is full of messes and successes, and getting there...

2005-08-04 04:05:33

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw has signed a five-year extension of his syndication deal with the distributors of his show, King World Productions Inc., the company announced on Wednesday. The agreement will keep the daily, hourlong "Dr. Phil" broadcast, which ranks second among all syndicated talk shows behind "The Oprah Winfrey Show," on the U.S. airwaves through the 2013-2014 TV season. The current accord runs through the 2008-2009 season. The Texas-born...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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