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TVMoJoe: This Is It!

TVMoJoe has only been in existence since late April, but it’s already time to begin another chapter in this blog’s history. Yes, this is my final MoJoe post on TVWeek.com. I’m moving on to join TheWrap.com as TV editor after…

Michael Jackson Mania: What’s Next

The Michael Jackson memorial is over, but anyone who thinks this storyline will disappear from the pop culture landscape any time soon is probably living in Neverland. So what’s next? Let’s count the possibilities… with the major caveat that what…

Peter Johnson: Wonderland Chief on ‘Target’ For a Great Season

 Hard to believe but it’s been five years since Fox development executive Peter Johnson left the drudgery of network TV to head up McG’s Wonderland Media. With the company’s "Human Target" already generating some heat for Fox, and "Supernatural" fans…

Somebody Call 911: The Networks Flatline Over Holiday Weekend

How bad are things for the broadcast networks this summer? So bad, apparently, that entire groups of viewers have decided to abandon the networks completely. In what will likely be the low-water mark for the Big Four this summer, CBS…

The TV Academy Gets It Right: Why Neil Patrick Harris is Such a Stunning Choice for Emmy Host

The folks at the TV Academy clearly have gotten the message. Variety has word tonight that "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris is in final talks to serve as host as this year’s Emmys. It’s news that…

Chenbot Alert! B-Side Goes Inside ‘Big Brother’

It’s Fourth of July week in America. To some folks, this means hot dogs, baseball and an extra day off from work. For a small minority of us so afflicted, Independence Day also marks something else: The return of the…

Friday Ratings: ‘Virtuality’ Tanks, Jackson Specials Dominate as Networks Struggle to Find Viewers

Fox’s big budget "Virtuality" will likely remain an unsold pilot after a disastrously low-rated Friday broadcast. The two-hour movie/backdoor pilot, from one of the creators of "Battlestar Galactica," flatlined Friday with a 0.5 rating/2 share among adults 18-49. Of even…

Michael Jackson, Syndication Star

Today’s sad news about Michael Jackson has also proven to be a boon for syndicated magazine shows. Telepictures’ TMZ, of course, first broke the news of Jackson’s passing (as well as his heart attack). Now, CBS Television Distribution’s "Entertainment Tonight"…

CBS Loses its Longest-Serving Staffer

CBS has lost one of its behind-the-scenes icons. Anne Roberts Nelson, who spent more than 60 years at the Eye network, has passed away. Nelson was a longtime business affairs executive who worked on contracts for classic shows such as…

Read This Item Because It Mentions Susan Boyle

"America’s Got Talent" didn’t get a Susan Boyle bump– but it still dominated the ratings in its Tuesday premiere. "Talent" averaged a 3.2 rating/10 share and 11.3 million viewers, according to prelim national Nielsen numbers. That’s the lowest "Talent" premiere…