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    Memorable 2017 Edition of ‘Jeopardy’ Tournament of Champions Concludes

    The two-week “Tournament of Champions” of 2017 of syndicated game show “Jeopardy” concluded with one of the show’s most notable (and, according to host Alex Trebek, “most fun”) championship final rounds on Nov. 16-17. The three finalists were New York City bartender Austin Rogers, Riverside, Calif. software engineer Alan Lin, and Los Angeles music executive […]

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    The Daytime Emmy Awards: And the Winners Were…

    ABC’s veteran “General Hospital” took home four Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, at the ceremony hosted by Mario Lopez and Sheryl Underwood at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California last night. Steve Harvey won two trophies, for Outstanding Game Show Host (“Family Feud”) and Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Host (“The Steve Harvey Show”). […]

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    ‘The Young and the Restless’ Leads the Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

    The National Academy of Television has announced the nominations for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards. “The Young and the Restless” leads the pack with 25 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, two spots for Outstanding Lead Actress for Gina Tognoni and Jess Walton, and two for Outstanding Lead Actor for Peter Bergman and Kristoff St. John. […]

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    Syndication 2017: The Rich Stay Rich, but Opportunities Still Exist for Newbies

    Unlike the glut of original scripted programs in primetime – an estimated 500 titles, a new record, are expected in 2017 on the combination of broadcast, cable and the digital outlets – new shows vying for national clearances in syndication at the upcoming National Association of Television Program Executives conference (aka NATPE) are actually few […]

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    ‘Celebrity Name Game’ to Conclude After Three Seasons

    “Celebrity Name Game,” the syndicated game show from Debmar-Mercury and FremantleMedia North America, hosted by Craig Ferguson,” will not be returning for a fourth season. A victim of low ratings, ‘Celebrity Name Game” ranks last of the five first-run game shows, with a 1.3 household rating (through Nov. 20). First overall is “Family Feud” from […]

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    Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: And the Winners Were…:

    The 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday. CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and PBS’ “Mind of a Chef” topped the leaderboard, each with five wins apiece. “Judge Judy” was named Outstanding Legal/Courtroom program, while PBS’ “Sesame Street” won for Preschool Children’s […]

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    Daytime Syndication…the Land Where Time Stands Still

    Many years ago, the National Association of Television Program Executives Conference (aka NATPE) was the pinnacle of overindulgence. Outlets like Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Television and the former Paramount and KingWorld would compete to have the biggest booths and the most lavish parties. I remember the endless food and booze, and entertainment from the likes […]

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