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October 25, 2014

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Can 'Glee' Survive a Four-Month Break?

by Bryan Reesman, posted Nov 25th 2009 2:24PM
Those of us who watched 'Glee' prior to its September debut on Fox knew that it was something special. The combination of teenage antics, musical gusto and spirited characters make it a deliciously fun dramedy. So it was no surprise when it became the breakout hit of the season for the network. Yet despite its excellent ratings and loyal viewership, the sassy singing show is going on hiatus for the second time in two months.

The first break was not terrible. It occurred between late October and mid-November, which some of us could tolerate, but this time 'Glee' will be leaving the airwaves from December 9 to April 13 to make way for Fox's prime musical contender, 'American Idol'. Now we know that 'Idol' is a ratings monster that crushes the competition, but is that any reason to deny the growing legions of Gleeks their weekly fix?

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Are you ready for another national morning show?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 18th 2006 2:29PM
FOXIf The Today Show and Good Morning, America aren't enough for you. If CBS This Morning doesn't float your boat, and you don't really want to watch CNN's American Morning or your local morning show, then FOX has another option coming next year.

The network will launch a national morning program from New York, to be hosted by FOX News personalities Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy. It will feature news and celebs and music and all that. In other words, another morning show.

This flashes me back to the days when FOX actually did have a morning show. When they took Breakfast Time from FX, changed it to FOX After Breakfast, destroyed it, and then changed it into the Vicki Lawrence Show. Ugh. What a sad end to one of the great morning shows in history.

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