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ABC Cancels More Adam Lambert Gigs

Adam Lambert on the American Music Awards

Looks like will be in ABC’s doghouse a little while longer.

The singer’s controversial number on the American Music Awards has already cost him a performance on GMA, now he’s lost two other gigs on that same network. Lambert’s previously scheduled appearance on the Dec. 17 broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live has just been dropped. A tentative booking on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve is off as well.

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Good Morning America Axes Adam Lambert Appearance

Adam Lambert's AMA performanceDespite the overwhelming split over whether or not Adam Lambert’s American Music Awards performance was too provocative for television, Good Morning America has canceled Lambert’s scheduled appearance for tomorrow.

“Given his controversial American Music Awards performance, we were concerned about airing a similar concert so early in the morning,” a network spokesperson said.

I can’t necessarily blame them, considering I was appalled to wake up in the morning to be greeted by a very sexed-up Fergie performance on the Today Show. At the same time, there are huge Calvin Klein billboards in New York City that feature a half naked Eva Mendes (and men, for that matter) 24 hours a day!

Either way, CBS jumped at the opportunity ABC threw away, quick to book Lambert for their Early Show tomorrow. I wonder what the sexual singer will have in store for his daytime fans…

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Sunday Ratings: AMAs Strike a Chord for ABC

Wins for Michael Jackson, a fall from Jennifer Lopez and a kiss from Adam Lambert combined for one of the best-rated AMAs in some time. The 2009 event had its largest audience in seven years and its highest demo in five.


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AMAs: East Coast vs. West Coast Experience

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If you live on the West Coast, you missed seeing J-Lo …not to mention a few other things. Because of the time difference, a few changes could be implemented for the AMAs as seen in California, a distinctly more polished version than the broadcast spied in the East.

Some of the saltier moments could certainly stand the editing which followed for PST viewers, but Jennifer Lopez getting tripped up? Why should such a moment be hidden from a portion of the watching audience? Well, the answer seems simple enough - to make J-Lo look good. According to ABC, “We did not expect the impromptu moment in question,” well, I should say so. “Execs and producers felt it was respectful to Ms. Lopez to edit the mishap for later time zones.”

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VIDEO: Adam Lambert Brings Controversy to American Music Awards

I’m guessing this wasn’t the kind of “entertainment” ABC was hoping to see from .

At tonight’s , the American Idol finalist raised eyebrows higher than his own hairstyle. During an S&M-laced performance of “For Your Entertainment,” Lambert leads a male dancer around the stage with a leash, simulates oral sex and then later kisses a male keyboardist—all on live TV. (Just in case you hadn’t already heard—he’s gay.)

Although it’s unclear which portions ABC was prepared for, E!‘s Marc Malkin said the kiss was not the cards. “Very good source tells me that ABC and producers did NOT know adam lambert was going to makout w/keyboardist…” Malkin tweeted.

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This Week on TV (11/16-11/22)

Elizabeth Banks on Modern Family

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MONDAY (11/16)
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Barney and Robin break up, and Barney gets serious about dating again by consulting his playbook containing all of his greatest techniques.” If Brett Favre can come out of semi-retirement, so can Barney Stinson.
  • Castle (ABC, 9pm):  “The investigation into an ADA’s murder is threatened by Castle’s eagerness to help a call girl involved in the case.” Every John started as someone who simply wanted to help.
  • Cake Boss (TLC, 10pm):  “Buddy constructs a cage-fighting cake.” The final creation involved blood, sweat and tears.

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Sunday Ratings: 24 Makes Up for Lost Time

Although it had been 18 months since we last left Jack Bauer (longer than the writers’ strike itself), fans still cared enough to welcome 24 back. Even though it was down 23% from Season 6’s debut, last night’s two-hour “bridge” movie - with help from an earlier football overrun - gave FOX wins in the viewers and the demos.

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  • (12.3 million, 4.7/11 in 18-49) lost 4.7 million.
  • The (12.2 million, 5.1/12) had its best ratings in four years.
  • (12 million) 4.0/9) was up 18% from the previous season’s finale.
  • (10.1 million, 2.7/6) slid by 2.2 million.
  • * (640,000, 0.2/0) picked up 40,000.
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    This Week on TV (11/17-11/23)

    24 Redemption

    (You can view TV Envy’s Fall Television Programming Schedule here.)

    MONDAY (11/17)
    • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Cyrus (Wallace Shawn) implements changes to the Waldorf Thanksgiving traditions, which upsets Blair.” The introduction of iocane powder is always a controversial decision.
    • Jon & Kate Plus 8 (TLC, 9pm):  “Jon and Kate renew their vows in an intimate Hawaiian ceremony.” Wait a second - that wedding hasn’t happened yet? They’ve been milking that cow for weeks!
    • Prison Break (FOX, 9pm):  “T-Bag’s boss at GATE makes him a tempting offer.” Please don’t let it be a season renewal.
    • My Own Worst Enemy (NBC, 10pm):  “Edward makes a risky deal with a KGB agent to find information on his past.” Edward better hurry up. He only has a few chances left to get it all figured out.

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    This Week on TV (11/12-11/18)

    Project Runway


    MONDAY (11/12)
    • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  ‘Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona.’  He’s been linked to the hatch this whole time. (NOTE:  This will be the last new Prison episode until Jan. 14th.)
    • Heroes (NBC, 9pm):  ‘The calendar turns back four months.’  Does this mean the writers still have a chance to redo this whole season?
    • (CBS, 9pm):  ‘Charlie finds success as a children’s singing star.’  He becomes The Wiggles’ new green-shirted guy.
    • (ABC, 10pm):  This is their opportunity to make up for any embarrassing moments they didn’t have a chance to create.

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    The American Music Award Nominations

    Justin TimberlakeThe heaped honors this week awarding Beyonce, , Linkin Park and Daughtry (led by American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry) with three nominations each. Idol winner Carrie Underwood nabbed two nominations, showing that FOX can, at least, find talent. Daughtry will also be a performer, along with Celine Dion, Fergie and Rihanna.  is set to host the event, which will air on ABC November 18.

    Nominees for the AMAs are initially chosen based upon record sales, but this year marks a first for the award show: members of the public will be able to vote for nominees online.

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