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  • 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Scandal,' 'Americans': this week

    The February ratings period starts Thursday, and that night will be busier than usual. ABC offers fresh installments of its three dramas. "Grey's Anatomy" returns at 8 p.m., "Scandal" follows at 9, and "How to Get Away With Murder" wraps up prime time...
  • How Many More Olympics – And UConn Seasons – For Geno?

    How Many More Olympics – And UConn Seasons – For Geno?
    If USA Basketball had its way, Geno Auriemma's reign as coach of its senior national team would mirror that of Pius IX. His sovereignty as pope of the Catholic Church in the 19th century lasted 31 years, the longest of any pontiff in history. However,...
  • New Tyra Banks show sold to WFTV

    New Tyra Banks show sold to WFTV
    The new Tyra Banks daytime talk show has been sold to more than 70 percent of the country, including WFTV-Channel 9 in Orlando. The announcement came Tuesday from Janice Marinelli, president of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution....
  • 'SNL': Dakota Johnson gets slapped

    'SNL': Dakota Johnson gets slapped
    After scoring huge ratings for a 40th anniversary special, "Saturday Night Live" returned this weekend with a forgettable episode. It's never a good sign when the musical guest, in this case Alabama Shakes, is the best thing in the comedy show. But...
  • Obama speech draws 31.7 million

    Obama speech draws 31.7 million
    UPDATED: President Barack Obama's latest State of the Union address was described as forceful Tuesday night. But his viewership was down to 31.7 million across 13 channels, Nielsen Media Research said Wednesday. Those channels were ABC, Al Jazeera...
  • NBC's Brian Williams, in stunning fall from grace, gets six-month suspension

    NBC's Brian Williams, in stunning fall from grace, gets six-month suspension
    "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was suspended for six months without pay for exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, marking the first time a network news anchor has been stripped of his duties. The disciplinary action Tuesday...
  • Vanessa Echols leaving WFTV mornings

    Vanessa Echols leaving WFTV mornings
    UPDATED: Vanessa Echols is leaving WFTV-Channel 9 mornings to be reunited with Greg Warmoth at 4 p.m. on the ABC affiliate. They were together for 15 years in the mornings at WFTV. Nancy Alvarez will takes Echols' morning spot with Jamie Holmes, and the...
  • KABC-TV promotes Cheryl Fair to General Manager

    KABC-TV promotes Cheryl Fair to General Manager
    Veteran news director Cheryl Fair has been named the president and general manager of KABC-TV Channel 7. Fair previously served as the vice president and news director for the ABC-owned television station since 1994, overseeing 53 hours of live newscast...
  • NBC, Fox News post ratings wins; CNN gains

    NBC, Fox News post ratings wins; CNN gains
    Fox News Channel put up the biggest numbers in cable news for January, but CNN made the greatest strides. And their broadcast counterparts scored big audiences last week, which brought especially good news to NBC and Brian Williams. First, the cable...
  • Sweeps: Super Bowl, Oscars, Grammys

    Sweeps: Super Bowl, Oscars, Grammys
    The February sweeps start Thursday, and you've probably noticed the increased promotion for special reports (starting Thursday) by local stations. The sweeps are usually about broadcast networks presenting big events to bolster their stations and...
  • Suit over fired Fox anchor's use of 'N-word' gets green light

    Suit over fired Fox anchor's use of 'N-word' gets green light
    A racial-discrimination suit that involves use of the N-word filed by a white, former Philadelphia news anchor may finally be heading to a federal courtroom. Tom Burlington, an award-winning TV reporter, claims he was fired by Fox29 for using the N-word...