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Monday Ratings: Teen Choose FOX

While it wasn’t the most-watched program last night, the 2008 Teen Choice Awards did earn nice numbers for the under-35 set. Meanwhile, CBS’s repeat roster was the winner in both categories yesterday.

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This Week on TV (7/28-8/3)

Pamela Anderson

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MONDAY (7/28)
  • Wanna Bet? (ABC,9pm):  “Corbin Bernsen, , Rip Hamilton and Melissa Peterman are the celebs placing the wagers. Stunts include a man trying to kick himself in the head 45 times in one minute.” Wanna bet people only know who half these ‘celebrities’ are?
  • Paranormal State (A&E, 10pm):  Season Two premiere. “The team investigates supposed activity at a home, including the mysterious destruction of religious objects and the unexplained appearance of dead animals near the home.” Dead animals? Should they be looking for ghosts or a serial killer?
  • Make a Move (DIY, 10pm):  “Amy Wynn Pastor helps newlyweds with their eco-conscious home, including projects like a compost heap, a kitchen upgrade and a wall demolition.” Ah, newlyweds. Always so annoyingly optimistic.
  • Weeds (Showtime, 10pm):  “In Mexico, Celia discovers the joys of discounted medicine at local pharmacies.” If only she had known about the $4 generics at her local Wal-Mart.

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Disney Plans Camp Rock Sequel

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Kids, Music, Prime Time, Cable, Ratings,

Camp Rock

Although the movie didn’t pull in High School Musical 2-sized numbers, Camp Rock did well enough on Friday night to warrant interest in a sequel.

The Disney Channel original, which featured the red-hot , debuted to 8.9 million viewers making it the highest-rated non-sequel to air on that network. (HSM2 had 17.2 million glued to their sets last August.) Rock also outperformed anything from the Top 5 networks on that same night.

Assuming a script is finalized soon (and schedules are coordinated), the key players could get back to work on the sequel’s production sometime next year.

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Can Disney Rock the Ratings Again?

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Kids, Music, Prime Time, Cable, Gossip,

Camp Rock

Lightning doesn’t strike twice…unless you build the right kind of rod. No one anticipated the runaway success of Disney’s High School Musical, and now the powers-that-be are determined not to be caught unawares a second time. Fanfare and fan participation became the bookends of the High School Musical 2 marketing campaign…and even this pales in comparison to the star treatment the network is giving the soon-to-be-released .

The promos have been going strong for weeks, the Web site is filled with glitter and pizazz, and the debut is scheduled for June 20. Are you itching to set your DVR?

With the co-starring and a crop of fresh-faced youngsters, Disney is treating Rock like it’s the heir apparent to the Musical throne (the stars of which are moving quickly past the high school stage of their lives). But…is it?

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American Idol: Season Seven Winner Announced

David Cook and David Archuleta

The seventh season of culminated last night in a spectacular, two-hour grand finale event. The fans, the fanfare, the Davids - it was a truly great show.

The men of the hours, Davids Archuleta and Cook, appeared in white for the opening sequence. announced that the winner of the contest secured 56% of the vote. More than 96 million votes were logged, a record-breaking number, but of course voters had four hours after Tuesday’s performance (instead of the usual two) to make their wishes known.

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Miley Cyrus To Skip Scheduled Disney Appearance

Posted by Jacci Lewis Categories: Games, Kids, Reality, Sports, ABC, Cable, Editorial, News,

Miley CyrusHas the house of mouse grounded star ?

The Associated Press reports that Cyrus will skip a media event Friday to coincide with the end of taping of the Disney Channel Games.

The event would be Cyrus’ first scheduled public appearance since the scandal erupted over pictures the 15-year-old took with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for the June issue of Vanity Fair.

The photo in question shows a bare-backed and shouldered Cyrus wrapped in a silky swath of fabric suggesting a bed sheet, though flaks for Vanity Fair say it was actually a shawl. The photo has sparked furious debate over whether the picture is too sexually suggestive for a 15-year-old girl, let alone Disney’s most lucrative starlet and the current “It Girl” of the tween set.

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Disney Channel Games To Begin This Week in Orlando

Disney Channel GamesWalt Disney World’s Wide World of Sports will be the center of the known tween world this week when The Disney Channel Games kick off tomorrow in Orlando.

star Miley Cyrus, the , the Cheetah Girls and the ubiquitous Sprouse brothers from are among Disney stars continental and international who will compete this week with winnings going to charity.

Tuesday and Thursday production will be free and open to the public, albeit in a very limited way. Disney officials told the Orlando Sentinel, “We can’t have regular kids on the field.” That is due in part to the fact that the games aren’t really a sporting event, it’s more like a series of reality TV challenges. Footage shot this week will culminate in five half-hour shows that debut in late July on .

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Jonas Brothers Get Reality Series

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Kids, Music, Reality, Cable, Gossip, News,

Jonas BrothersI couldn’t hum one Jonas Brothers song to you if my life depended on it—but I have a feeling I’ll become quite acquainted with their tunes soon.  The Disney Channel has announced big plans for the three siblings, which means a heavy dose of promotion will shortly follow.

The cable network - already responsible for the popular franchise and that girl we know as - will now be giving the singing trio their own reality program.

The series, currently titled Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream, will show clips of the guys in their daily lives—prepping for their concerts, interacting with family, etc.  The episodes are slated to air sometime this spring.

The overexposure of the brothers will not be limited to this reality skein.  Disney already plans to feature the Jonases in a two-hour movie and a scripted series.

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This Week on TV (12/24-12/30)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl


MONDAY (12/24)
  • (ABC, 8pm):  Am I the only one who still gets creeped out when I see the Grinch?  He’s not exactly kid-friendly.
  • (NBC, 8pm):  You officially have one last chance to be grateful before Christmas officially begins.
  • (FOX, 8pm): In case you need a reminder why having more kids during the holidays might not be a good thing.
  • (ABC, 9pm):  If you don’t want to get your child a pet, force them to watch this movie and convince them that animals were meant to be free.

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More Music from Disney

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Kids, Music, Cable, Rumors,

The Jonas Brothers  Still looking for ways to extract more success from the mega-hits High School Musical and High School Musical 2, the Disney channel has begun production on a new musical movie in Toronto. Camp Rock will debut in summer 2008 and stars Disney channel alums the Jonas Brothers - Joe, Kevin, and Nick. Camp Rock will tell the tale of Mitchie Lopez, a teen who wants to spend her summer at a camp for musicians. The trouble is, the Lopez family can’t afford the expense, so Mitchie takes a kitchen job to be near the tuneful summer camp. Shane Gray (Joe Jonas) overhears Mitchie singing and embarks on a quest to find the face behind the voice. Could Camp Rock be the next big musical hit for the Disney channel, or will lightning fail to strike twice?

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