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‘Idol’ taps veteran of Swedish edition as new boss

  NEW YORK (AP) — One day after dismissing its longtime production pair, “American Idol” has a new executive producer. Freemantle Media has named Per Blankens to head the troubled Fox singing competition. The company […]

06/10/2013

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Fox show brings messy workplaces to television

NEW YORK (AP) — This time “you’re fired” is more than a Donald Trump catchphrase. Fox is turning the firing of real people from real jobs into prime-time entertainment starting this week. The network on […]

05/22/2013

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Fox schedule includes ’24’ return

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox, facing the ebbing ratings power of “American Idol,” is betting big on its first miniseries showcase, starting with a limited-edition “24” and shows from heavyweight producers Seth MacFarlane and J.J. […]

05/13/2013

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Big week for news with Boston Marathon bombs story

NEW YORK (AP) — The deadly Boston Marathon bombings and the massive manhunt for two suspects helped television news, with Fox News Channel leading all cable networks in prime-time ratings for the first week since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

04/23/2013

John Walsh, television host known for his work on "America's Most Wanted." (AP Photo)

‘America’s Most Wanted’ won’t be back on Lifetime

NEW YORK (AP) — “America’s Most Wanted’ may have come to an end after 25 years. Lifetime network has confirmed it won’t be picking up the crime-fighting series for another season.

03/29/2013

TV ratings

News ratings plummet with time change, longer days

NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a busy week with the selection of a new pope, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts collectively had 11 percent fewer viewers than the week before — and a glance outside the window reveals the primary reason why.

03/19/2013

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‘The Bible’ is a big ratings winner

NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest TV ratings, the Bible is hot and aspiring pop stars are not. History’s first installment of the miniseries “The Bible” was seen by 13.1 million people. Produced by husband-wife team Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, it will air in four more installments concluding March 31, Easter Sunday.

03/05/2013

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Michael Costigan on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Michael Costigan, an internationally acclaimed speaker and one of the nation’s youngest entrepreneurs who was recently named ‘Young Business Leader of the Year’ by the National Financial Educators Council.

02/27/2013

Box Office

‘Identity Thief’ tops box office with $14 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A week after losing the box office title to Bruce Willis, Melissa McCarthy took it back again. McCarthy’s road trip comedy “Identity Thief” topped the box office in its third week of release on Oscar weekend with $14 million for Universal.

02/25/2013

TV ratings

Super Bowl tops ratings; outage highly viewed, too

NEW YORK (AP) — As it does nearly every year, the Super Bowl will almost certainly stand as the most-watched television event of 2013. This year, the Blackout Bowl wasn’t too far behind.

02/05/2013

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