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Christopher Perez

‘Dad’ Looking Forward to Democratic President

Producers for Fox’s “American Dad!” are actually excited about a Barack Obama presidency, despite what audiences might expect from a show about a right-wing CIA operative, Entertainment Weekly reports. “It kind of invigorates the show because we’ve had a character…

TiVo Sees Profit After Third Quarter

Following a big litigation award against EchoStar, digital video recording company TiVo has posted a net profit of $100.6 million during its third quarter, Reuters reports. During the same time a year ago, the company posted an $8.3 million loss….

Network Launch Postponed to February

The launch of digital network .2 (pronounced dot-two) has been moved from December to the spring, Broadcasting & Cable reports. February’s national transition to digital television and the state of the economy are the network’s primary reasons for delaying the…

Dalbey Named WLEX General Manager

Pat Dalbey has been named president and general manager of NBC affiliate WLEX-TV in Lexington, Ky., TVNewsday reports. Dalbey takes over for the retiring Tim Gilbert on Feb. 28. Dalbey, a regional VP for station owner Gray Television, comes from…

‘SNL’ Buries Samberg’s Emanuel Skit on NBC.com

Reel Pop wants to know why a “Saturday Night Live” clip of Andy Samberg as Barack Obama’s new chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, was buried on NBC.com and not shown on Saturday’s broadcast. “Instead, ‘SNL’ led off with its usual…

CBS Would Be a Hard Sell for Redstone

Crain’s New York says media mogul Sumner Redstone may not be able to sell CBS because there probably wouldn’t be any buyers. “There would be strategic buyers for Viacom,” says Alan Gould, senior media analyst at Natixis Bleichroeder. “I’m not…

It’s a Wrap for Swayze’s ‘The Beast’

Patrick Swayze has finished shooting TV series “The Beast,” Us Magazine reports. The actor, who’s been battling pancreatic cancer since his diagnosis in January, filmed his last scene Monday in Chicago. “He has so much energy that you don’t think…

TV Attracting Viewers With Cash

Cash giveaways are becoming more and more ubiquitous these days given the status of the economy. The New York Times talks about the recent rise of the old marketing chestnut, citing CNBC.com’s $1 million giveaway as an example. “The prize…

Gay Rights the Topic of New Documentary

Gay rights and the legalization of same-sex marriage will be the focus of the new documentary “A Non-Issue?,” the Hollywood Reporter says. The documentary follows philosopher, lecturer and author Dr. John Corvino as he engages in debates around the country…

‘Office’ Stars Kaling, Novak Go Home Again

“The Office” stars Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak go home for Thanksgiving and talk with hometown newspaper the Boston Herald about their roles on the NBC show. “My character on the show is just an exaggerated version of myself ……