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  1. How does Borat hope to get away with 'Bruno'?

    1:03 pm 3/20/2009

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201127983b0d128a4-pi.jpg" style="float: left;"><img alt="Bruno" border="0" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201127983b0d128a4 " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201127983b0d128a4-320pi.jpg" style="margin: 10px;" title="Bruno" /></a> Read more

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  2. Ben Silverman on Obama, Leno and 'Kings'

    11:49 am 3/20/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201127983d8bc28a4-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Silverman" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201127983d8bc28a4 " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201127983d8bc28a4-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 154px; height: 193px;" /></a>Ben Silverman jumped on the phone for a couple minutes to talk about Jay Leno&#39;s <a href="http://www.thrfeed.com/2009/03/obama-sets-tonight-show-record.html">ratings success last night</a>...</p><p>THR: Well how &#39;bout last night?</p><p>Ben Silverman: It&#39;s just awesome. Jay Leno is so strong and did such a great job and the show was so accessible and broad. Last night builds on the momentum he&#39;s had this year, and I think Barack Obama knows what every American knows. It builds on the momentum he&#39;s had this year; Jay and his humanity are coming through. </p><p>Q: Does seeing last night&#39;s rating and Jimmy Fallon&#39;s numbers so far give you hope that, OK, next fall, &quot;we&#39;re gonna pull this off&quot;?</p><p>Silverman: I don’t want to be overly confident ... we’ve had enough disappointment to know not to be overly confident. But I&#39;ve analyzed this a million different ways, and I feel we&#39;re being validated in the choices we&#39;ve made. I think this is going to pay off. I think Leno in the fall is going to be a show where anything can happen and any person can be on it.&#0160; </p><p>Q: Does it bother you when you have an event, and everything goes fine, and the media zooms in on one gaffe -- like the Special Olympics line?</p>Read more

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  3. Obama sorry for Special Olympics quip

    10:33 am 3/20/2009

    President Barack Obama has apologized to the chairman of the Special Olympics for his late-night talk show quip equating his bowling skills to those of athletes with disabilities.Read more

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  4. Second season for 'IFC Media Project'

    10:02 am 3/20/2009

    IFC has ordered a second season of its documentary series "The IFC Media Project,' which goes behind the scenes of how the news gets made.Read more

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  5. CBS scores with NCAA

    7:33 am 3/20/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20111690e74e0970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="85529665" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20111690e74e0970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20111690e74e0970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 144px; height: 216px;" /></a>NCAA basketball returned to CBS primetime last night and drew slightly more viewers than last year. Since CBS is typically strong on Thursdays, competitors weren’t much rattled by the switch to sports coverage, with most programs on or just slightly below last week&#39;s numbers.</p><p>CBS and ABC tied in the adult demo, though that will likely shift in the nationals once accurate figures are in for the live NCAA coverage. CBS earned an average of 9.5 million viewers, 3.5 preliminary adults 18-49 rating and 10 share -- up about 8% in viewers from last year. </p><p>ABC aired &quot;Ugly Betty&quot; (7.6 million, 2.1/6) and &quot;Grey&#39;s Anatomy&quot; (14.4 million, 4.9/12), the latter slipping a rung to a series low. &quot;Private Practice&quot; (10 million, 3.6/10), however, climbed 9% from last week.</p>Read more

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  6. Norman Lear collection hitting DVD shelves

    7:00 am 3/20/2009

    Sony is taking aim at the high-end gift market with a lavish new collection of TV classics, including "All in the Family," from groundbreaking producer Norman Lear.Read more

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  7. Could 'Star Trek' soon return to TV?

    4:48 am 3/20/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201116902c957970c-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Jj-abrams-star-trek" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201116902c957970c " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e201116902c957970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 205px; height: 306px;" /></a>It&#39;s theoretically possible ... in the same way traveling faster than light is theoretically possible. </p><p>Here&#39;s rampant speculation followed by tangled reality:</p><p>&gt;&gt; Paramount’s twentysomethings-in-Starfleet &quot;Star Trek&quot; movie relaunch is coming in May (see the most recent trailer below). </p><p>&gt;&gt; CBS Corp. holds the &quot;Trek&quot; TV rights.</p><p>&gt;&gt; CBS also co-owns twentysomethings-in-unhealthy-relationships network the CW, whose forebear UPN aired the last two &quot;Trek&quot; series ("Enterprise" and "Voyager"). </p><p>&gt;&gt; The &quot;Trek&quot; revamp is directed by J.J. Abrams, who knows a thing or two about creating hit TV shows ("Lost," "Fringe"). </p><p>If the &quot;Trek&quot; reboot is successful and you look at those above bullet points and you squint ...</p><p>Why, you could almost see it, right? </p><p>"Gossip Girl" in space!</p><p>Plus there’s "Pushing Daisies" creator and returning "Heroes" writer Bryan Fuller. He <a href="http://sffmedia.com/tv/science-fiction-tv/318-new-star-trek-tv-show.html">told</a>IF magazine earlier this month he would like to relaunch Trek as aTV series, following up on similar comments he made to MTV last fall.&#0160; </p><p>&quot;I told my agent and told the people of J.J. Abrams&#39; team I want to create another &#39;Star Trek&#39; seriesandhave an idea that I’m kicking around,&quot; Fuller said. &quot;I would love toreturn to thespirit of the old series with the colors and attitude. I loved&#39;Voyager&#39; and &#39;Deep Space Nine,&#39; but they seem to have lost the ‘60sfun and I would love to take it back to its origin.&quot;</p>Read more

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  8. Obama's 'Tonight Show' audience largest in years

    4:48 am 3/20/2009

    <p>Thursday night&#39;s telecast of &quot;The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,&quot; featuring a guest appearance by President Barack Obama (11.2 metered market household rating), was the biggest &quot;Tonight&quot; rating in the overnights in four years -- since a special tribute to Johnny Carson.</p><p>&quot;Tonight&quot; also matched its highest overnight number in nearly 11 years. The last time &quot;Tonight&quot; pulled a larger rating was after the finale of &quot;Seinfeld&quot; in 1998 (too bad about the whole <a href="http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2009/03/20/obama-on-leno-some-strikes-some-spin-and-a-gutterball/?xid=rss-topstories">&quot;Special Olympics&quot; gaffe).</a> </p><p>The boost also helped &quot;Late Night With Jimmy Fallon&quot; (3.9), which had its best number yet. </p><p>Full video below:</p>Read more

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  9. Elle Macpherson gets 'Beautiful' for CW

    9:06 pm 3/19/2009

    Supermodel Elle Macpherson is returning to acting with a recurring role on CW's drama pilot "Beautiful Life."Read more

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  10. CBS' biathlon tests muscles, minds

    9:00 pm 3/19/2009

    "Wipeout" meets "Jeopardy" in the latest broadcast network reality TV project.Read more

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