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TV Squad Ten: Fearless predictions for 2009

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 5th 2009 11:01AM
M ScorseseA year ago at this time, who would have guessed that Jay Leno would be leaving late night and NBC would be handing him five hours of prime time instead? Who would have predicted CBS continuing to dominate in the ratings or that ABC's sophomore series like Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies would stumble and fall so completely after being off the air all last spring? Predictors from last January were on target about there being a writers' strike; that did happen and it was definitely not a good thing.

Fortunately, I don't see a SAG strike in the future. However, here are ten things I'm betting will happen by the time the ball drops on December 31st.

1. Martin Scorsese will be the next big thing on HBO. He's producing a drama based on the book Boardwalk Empire. HBO is overdue to launch another big series in The Sopranos tradition. Boardwalk Empire seems to have all the right elements: violence, sex, gambling, and Oscar-winning, iconic director Martin Scorsese.

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TV Obits: Fishman, Hill, Osier, Alonso

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 8th 2007 2:02PM

Hal FishmanA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Hal Fishman: He was the longest-running anchor in TV history. He did the news on L.A.'s KTLA non-stop since 1975. He started in news in 1960. He not only won several journalism and TV awards, he got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992. He died of colon cancer at the age of 75.

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