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iTunes Puts Classic TV Comedy on Sale

Talk about your cheap laughs. Apple’s iTunes Store has launched a summertime comedy promotion giving away five full-length episodes of some popular TV comedies… for free. Dozens more episodes are being virtually given away at just 99 cents a pop….

Letterman’s Pretty Weapon: Julia

David Letterman is bringing out the heavy artillery. As week two of the Late Night War nobody really wants but those of us in the media are hell-bent on waging gets underway, Letterman has been calling on some of his…

Late Night Ratings Watch: Conan Beats Dave– But Just Barely

The late-night race is getting closer. A lot closer. "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien" beat "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday– but just barely. According to major market overnight Nielsen numbers, "Conan" notched a 3.1/8, just ahead of "Letterman’s"…

Why Reality ‘Stars’ Ought to Be Treated Like Actors

So who needs a column when you’ve got a blog? Good question. And, indeed, it’s one I considered quite a bit as TVWeek has made the transition from a print and online publication to an Internet-only based destination. During the…

Live from New York, It’s… ‘The Tonight Show’!

Lorne Michaels is now longer producing Conan O’Brien’s late night antics– but "The Tonight Show" is planning to showcase a number of "Saturday Night Live" alums in coming weeks. No less than three ex-"SNL" cast members are scheduled to visit…

Showtime Emmy Campaign: Ahead of the Times?

Showtime has opted against running Emmy advertising in the daily Hollywood trades in order to mount an exclusive 13-day kudos campaign in the Los Angeles Times. Starting Friday—the first day Emmy nomination ballots are available for viewing—Showtime will take out…

J-Lev, The WB Reunite for ‘The Lake’

TheWB.com is getting into business with Jordan Levin, former chief executive officer of the website’s predecessor, The WB network. Levin, along with his Generate partners Pete Aronson and Michael Petok, will executive produce a "Dawson’s Creek"-style coming-of-age drama called "The…

Ratings: Obama Can’t Match ‘Dance’; Speidi Sinks

President Obama is no match for Mary Murphy and "So You Think You Can Dance." Part two of Brian Williams’ primetime exclusive with the president came in a distant second Wednesday night behind Fox’s "Dance" juggernaut. According to Nielsen, the…

Conan, Night Three: Ratings Down, Tweets Up

Three nights in, Conan O’Brien is still dominating late-night– but his margin of victory is, predictably, shrinking. Wednesday’s "Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien" earned a 4.3 rating/11 share in Nielsen’s metered markets. That easily topped CBS’s "Late Show with David…

Ouch! Reporters Rip ‘I’m a Celebrity’

TV critics aren’t generally fans of reality shows. But NBC’s reality megaseries "I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!" is generating particularly harsh scorn from a different subset of the media scribe tribe: reporters. Within the last few hours, two…