Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day Thursday News Bites

News Networks Gearing Up
It's a big night for all news networks tonight. Who to watch? When to watch it? America will be spoiled for choice. Huffingtonpost.

Networks Could Call Election Early
Network news executives are preparing for early results, and might start calling the winner early. NYTimes.com

"The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" Join Forces Tonight
Political Comedy Central Duo will team up for special election coverage starting at 10pm ET/9pm CT. Tune in to Comedy Central.

In other Television News....

NBC Gives Full Season to "Kath and Kim"

Even low ratings and bad reviews won't stop NBC from canceling "Kath and Kim". They just picked up an entire season's worth of episodes. It's either one of two things: High expectations and an aggressive promotional campaign will not allow NBC brass to admit they have a failure - or - they are actually giving a show they feel has potential a chance.

Fox Cancels "King of the Hill", ABC Possible Suiter
Fox gave the axe to animated comedy "King of the Hill" last week, but ABC is waiting in the wings for a possible pick up.

CBS is Becoming a Ratings Winner
CBS has been number one in prime time among the 18 - 49 year olds, a demographic they are not focusing on. Moonves attributes it to programming being like "comfort food".

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