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ABC announces May finale dates for 2011-12 season including Desperate Housewives series finale (Sunday, May 13)

ABC has set the May finale dates for its 2011-12 television season. Desperate Housewives will conclude with a two-hour series finale on Sunday, May 13 from 9-11 p.m.

The complete press note is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
7.2/11 11.898M 3.3/9
5.9/9 10.200M 3.5/10
5.6/9 8.907M 3.2/9

4.5/7 6.856M 1.6/4
1.8/3 3.698M 1.7/4
1.0/2 1.413M 0.6/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns follows after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
7.6/12 12.338M 3.5/9
7.2/11 12.141M 4.2/12
7.0/11 11.359M 4.1/11

4.4/7 6.616M 1.8/5
2.0/3 3.742M 1.7/4
0.9/1 1.321M 0.6/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

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63rd Primetime Emmy Awards Winners

ABC’s Modern Family won a total of five Emmys tonight, including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Julie Bowen), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Ty Burrell), Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Steven Levitan, Jeffrey Richman) and Outstanding Comedy Series.

On the drama side, Mad Men won only one Emmy tonight (two total Emmys including one Creative Arts Emmy it won on 9/10), but it was for Outstanding Drama Series–the show’s fourth straight win in the category.

Boardwalk Empire led all programs with a total of eight awards (seven Creative Arts and one tonight for Martin Scorsese’s direction of the series pilot).

Other noteworthy wins included two for the fourth season of Friday Night Lights: Kyle Chandler for Outstanding Acting in a Drama series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Jason Katims).

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Broadcast TV Ratings for Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
15.1/24 28.160M 8.9/25
4.4/7 6.658M 1.7/5
3.9/6 6.325M 2.3/6

2.7/4 4.203M 1.2/3
2.0/3 3.821M 1.5/4
0.7/1 1.047M 0.4/1

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons and analysis, follows after the jump.

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ABC announces early renewals for Castle, Cougar Town, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle and Private Practice

ABC announced early pick-ups for the 2011-12 season of “Castle,” “Cougar Town,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Middle,” “Modern Family” and “Private Practice.”

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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USA Network picks up syndication rights to ABC’s Modern Family

USA Network has picked up the off-network rights to the hit ABC comedy series Modern Family. The show will debut in syndication on the network in fall 2013.

USA Network has reached an agreement with Twentieth Television, acquiring the exclusive syndication rights to the critically acclaimed ratings hit MODERN FAMILY. The announcement was made today by Jane Blaney, USA’s executive vice president, programming, acquisitions and scheduling and Steve MacDonald, EVP, General Sales Manager, Basic Cable of Twentieth Television. Under the agreement, USA will strip the series Monday through Sunday beginning Fall 2013.

Full press release after the jump.

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69th Annual Peabody Awards winners

The ABC comedy Modern Family, the FOX musical dramedy Glee, the HBO drama series In Treatment and CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson were among the 36 winners of this year’s winners of the Peabody Awards. Head on over the jump for the complete press release.

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62nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards Winners

With her DGA award last night for Outstanding Direction of a Feature Film, The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow has become the first woman to win the award and now makes The Hurt Locker the favorite for this year’s Academy Awards.  On the television front, Modern Family and Mad Men won their respective categories.

Looking back in history, only 6 times in the last 60 years has the DGA winner not gone on to win the Oscar for Best Picture and in 58 of the last 60 years, the DGA winner has won the Oscar for Best Director. And in my opinion, that’s unfortunate.

I’m sorry, but I’m not one to think The Hurt Locker is deserving of all the praise.  It was a good film sure, but at no time was I blown away by anything presented. I fear, but am still hopeful, that this will be yet another year at the Oscars where one of the lesser-deserving films (which I qualify as being one that has a large discrepancy between critical and fan reception–which The Hurt Locker fits perfectly) will go on to win.  Head on over the jump for the complete list of winners in television and film.

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Cougar Town, Modern Family and The Middle Each Get Full Season Pickups by ABC

On Wednesday, CBS announced full season pickups for NCIS: Los Angeles and The Good Wife.  On Thursday, ABC followed suit, announcing full season pickups for Modern Family, Cougar Town and The Middle.  The three shows comprise 3/4th of the network’s 8-10:00 p.m. Wednesday comedy block and have performed well in the ratings (more-so Cougar […]

Video Clips from ABC’s 2009/2010 Shows

abc200910shows-051909Head on through the jump for video clips from eight of ABC’s new 2009/2010 shows: Cougar Town, V, Flash Forward, Happy Town, Hank, The Forgotten, Modern Family, The Middle. Continue reading Video Clips from ABC’s 2009/2010 Shows

ABC Announces 11 New Shows for 2009/2010 Schedule; Cancels According to Jim and Cupid

ABC today announced their 2009/2010 slate of new programming, with 11 pickups.  The network picked up six new dramas (The Deep End, Eastwick, Flash Forward , The Forgotten, Happy Town, V), four new comedies (Cougar Town, Hank, The Middle, Modern Family) and one alternative series (Shark Tank).

Meanwhile ABC confirmed the cancellations of comedy According to Jim and drama Cupid.

Head on through the jump for the network’s fall and midseason schedules and details of all the new shows. Continue reading ABC Announces 11 New Shows for 2009/2010 Schedule; Cancels According to Jim and Cupid