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by Anthony Colarusso, posted Oct 27th 2009 12:23AM
Since 1970 the NFL has aired nearly 600 matchups on Monday night, and the broadcasts' consistently stellar ratings have made 'Monday Night Football' one of primetime television's all-time most successful shows. The 2009 season marks the live sports showcase's 40th anniversary -- and to help you celebrate, we've got your complete schedule of all this year's Monday Night matchups and results. The only question is, are you ready for some football?

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What's On Tonight: Dancing, One Tree Hill, Rita Rocks, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 26th 2009 12:20PM
  • CastleAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Dancing with the Stars, followed by a new Castle.
  • NBC has a new Heroes at 8, then new episodes of Trauma and The Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new So You Think You Can Dance at 8, followed by a new Lie To Me.
  • The CW has new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • ABC Family has a new Lincoln Heights at 8, then a new Greek.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8, followed by a new Jon & Kate Plus 8 and two new episodes of Cake Boss.
  • There's a new Good Eats on Food Network at 8.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has a new Glenn Martin, DDS.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has Monday Night Football, the Redskins vs. the Eagles.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 8.
  • At 9:30, Lifetime has a new Rita Rocks.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • Fine Living has a new Three Sheets at 10.
  • At 10:30, Lifetime has another new Rita Rocks.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: How I Met Your Mother, National Parks, Lie To Me, Trauma

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 28th 2009 12:16PM
  • Hugh LaurieTV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon all night.
  • WE has a Golden Girls marathon all night.
  • At 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Dancing with the Stars, followed by a new Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother at 8, then new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has a new Heroes at 8, followed by the series premiere of Trauma and a new Jay Leno Show.
  • FOX has a new House at 8, then the season premiere of Lie To Me.
  • The CW has new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • PBS has a new episode of The National Parks: America's Best Idea at 8.
  • There's a new Lincoln Heights on ABC Family at 8, then a new Greek.
  • Also at 8: Nickelodeon has a new Glenn Martin, DDS.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has a new Monday Night Football, the Panthers vs. the Cowboys.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • TLC has a new Jon & Kate Plus 8 at 9.
  • At 10, A&E has a new Hoarders.
  • TLC has a new Ultimate Cake-Off at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: One Tree Hill, Lincoln Heights, Monday Night Football, Jay Leno

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2009 4:00PM
  • Gossip GirlAt 8, The CW has the season premiere of One Tree Hill, then the season premiere of Gossip Girl.
  • NBC has a new, two-hour America's Got Talent at 8.
  • ABC Family has the season premiere of Lincoln Heights at 8, followed by a new Greek.
  • ESPN has the season premiere of Monday Night Football at 7, the Patriots vs. the Bills.
  • At 9, TLC has a new Jon & Kate Plus 8.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9.
  • At 10, NBC has the series premiere of The Jay Leno Show.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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Idol's Ellen DeGeneres decision sounds eerily similar to MNF's Dennis Miller manuever

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 10th 2009 2:07PM
Ellen DegeneresNow regular Squad hoppers know I'm no drooling American Idol watcher, so maybe you think my opinions on this show are worth less than the U.S. dollar injected with swine flu.

But this move to bring in Ellen DeGeneres, a talk show host, actress and comedian, screams of another move in the world of TV commentating. A move that seemed well reasoned enough but went down in a glorious ball of blue and orange flames on live television.

Comedian and long time TV fixture Dennis Miller's very short stint as the color commentator for ABC's Monday Night Football screams of similarities louder than that guy in the Edvard Munch painting watching the Orson Welles sex tape. Great, Miller's voice is back in my head again. Thanks cha cha, I mean, Ellen.

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Monday Night Football shakeup: Kornheiser out, Gruden in

by Allison Waldman, posted May 18th 2009 3:37PM
Monday nightThere'll be a new face in the Monday Night Football booth this season. Pardon The Interruption's Tony Kornheiser is out after three years and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach – and Super Bowl winner -- Jon Gruden, is in. Gruden, who was dumped by the Bucs at the end of last season, has been sitting in on ESPN as a commentator, so this is a logical progression for him, although he does claim that he wants to be a head coach again some time in the future.

That's an interesting notion because usually when a guy gets into the booth, he doesn't get out. Dick Vermeil is one of the few to jump back and forth; John Madden, who retired from NBC less than a month ago, was one who never returned to the sidelines.

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Ebersol says Madden retirement will stick; Collinsworth named as replacement

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 16th 2009 2:24PM
John Madden retiresJohn Madden is done. NBC announced today that Madden, perhaps the most famous broadcaster in football history apart from Howard Cosell, is retiring from the booth after covering the NFL for 30 years, winning 16 Emmys and the admiration of football friends everywhere.

Madden addressed listeners this morning on KCBS in San Francisco about the decision, which was obviously not easy for him. "I decided to retire," he said. "Heck I can't even say it. It's tough, not because I'm not sure it's the right time. I really feel strongly this is the right time. I'm just going to miss everything about it because I enjoyed it so much."

Football is in Madden's blood. He's a Hall of Fame coach, winning the Super Bowl with the Raiders in 1977, a college stand-out offensive tackle from California Polytechnic State University, and his Madden NFL is a perennial best-selling video game on multiple platforms. He joined ABC's Monday Night Football crew in 2002, and spent the past three years on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

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John Madden retires from NFL broadcasting

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 16th 2009 12:29PM
madden nbcBoom! Faster than you can say, "Tough actin' Tinactin," NFL Hall of Famer John Madden, the legendary voice of Monday Night Football and the creator of EA Sports video game Madden NFL Football, has decided to take himself out of the game. Madden's retiring from broadcasting. He'll be leaving NBC's Football Game of the Week as the color commentator; Al Michaels is continuing at the play by play voice.

The fact that Madden has retired at 73 is not really a surprise. This is the same guy that walked away from the Oakland Raiders head coaching position (when it still was a prestigious gig) after winning a Super Bowl and while he was still a young man.

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What's On Tonight: Today Show, Monday Night Football, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 22nd 2008 4:00PM
  • Prison BreakAt 8, ABC has Shrek The Halls.
  • NBC has The Today Show Looks Back: A Holiday Special at 8, then a new Momma's Boys.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8.
  • History Channel has a new Modern Marvels at 8, followed by a new Cities of the Underground.
  • Food Network has Rachael Ray's Holiday Feast at 8.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has a new Monday Night Football, the Bears vs. the Packers.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Prison Break.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • Nickelodeon has two Christmas episodes of Home Improvement at 9.
  • Also at 9: Cartoon Network has Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
  • At 10, MTV has a new episode of The Hills.
  • E! has The Soup: The Year In Soup at 10.
Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Big Bang Theory, Monday Night Football, 20/20

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 15th 2008 4:00PM
  • Sandra LeeAt 8, ABC has I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown, followed by a new, two-hour 20/20.
  • CBS has a new Big Bang Theory, then new episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck and Heroes, then the series finale of My Own Worst Enemy.
  • FOX has a new Sarah Connor Chronicles at 8, then a new Prison Break.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8.
  • AMC has the George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol at 8, followed by the movie Prancer.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Christmas, then Wintertime Treats Unwrapped.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has a new Monday Night Football, the Browns vs. the Eagles.
  • At 9, Lifetime has the movie Secret Santa.
  • History Channel has a new Cities of the Underground at 9, followed by a new Ancient Discoveries.
  • Hallmark has the movie A Town Without Christmas at 9.
  • At 9:30, Nickelodeon has a Christmas episode of Home Improvement.
  • At 10, MTV has a new episode of The Hills.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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Monday Night Football to feature McCain & Obama on election eve

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 30th 2008 2:15PM
MNFAt the rate they're going, the 2008 presidential candidates will have made appearances on every kind of TV program before voting day arrives. No show is too insignificant, it seems. (Seriously, if only we could have seen Obama and McCain do the cha-cha on Dancing with the Stars!)

Therefore, it comes as no big shock that on the eve of the election -- Monday, November 3 -- the presidential candidates are going to appear on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

They will be interviewed -- separately on tape -- by half-time anchor Chris "Boomer" Berman. The anticipated time is 10:15 p.m. (ET), but because of the flow of the game, it could be closer to 10:30.

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What's On Tonight: Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, My Own Worst Enemy

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 13th 2008 4:00PM
Raising the Bar
  • At 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, followed by new episodes of Samantha Who? and Boston Legal.
  • CBS has a new Big Bang Theory at 8, then new episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck and Heroes, followed by the series premiere of My Own Worst Enemy.
  • FOX has more Baseball Playoffs at 8, the Dodgers vs. the Phillies.
  • The CW has a new Gossip Girl at 8, then a new One Tree Hill.
  • History Channel has a new Modern Marvels at 8.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has Monday Night Football, the Giants vs. the Browns.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • IFC has I, The Jury at 9.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 9.
  • At 10, TNT has a new Raising The Bar.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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What's On Tonight: Baseball Playoffs, Worst Week, Monday Night RAW

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 6th 2008 4:00PM
  • Prison BreakAt 5, TBS has the Rays/White Sox game, followed by the Red Sox/Angels game.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Dancing with the Stars, then a new Boston Legal.
  • CBS has a new Big Bang Theory at 8, followed by new episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men, Worst Week, and CSI: Miami.
  • NBC has new episodes of Chuck, Heroes, and Life.
  • FOX has a new Sarah Connor Chronicles at 8, followed by a new Prison Break.
  • At 8:30, ESPN has Monday Night Football, the Vikings vs. the Saints.
  • Also at 8:30: Food Network has a new How'd That Get On My Plate, then a new Unwrapped.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • At 10, TNT has a new Raising The Bar.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • MTV has a new episode of The Hills.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk show listings.

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Chris Berman takes his crew to effin' TV school - VIDEO

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 1st 2008 6:24PM
Chris BermanThis video has been floating around the blogosphere for a few days -- thanks to Deadspin, who always seems to be able to dig up fun clips like this -- but I wanted to put it up here, for those who missed it (or those who find it so funny that they want to see it over and over again):

The clip is an outtake of Chris Berman doing a Monday Night Football halftime show in 2000 (when MNF was on ABC and was still semi-relevant). Apparently, people were moving within Berman's line of sight while he was doing said halftime show, and he didn't like it. Nope, he didn't like it one bit. He hated it so much, that went on an obscenity-laden tirade, only to pause to take a dainty sip of what looks like a Diet Coke.

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending December 30

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 4th 2008 10:02AM

MNF logoHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

If I was to summarize the cable ratings for this week, it would be football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, High School Musical 2, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, World's Funniest Commercials, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, The Santa Clause 2, football, football, football.

Next week might be more of the same, since there were college football games on New Year's Day.

1. Monday Night Football (ESPN)

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