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TV Notes
CBS renews 11 scripted shows
By Kimberly Nordyke, The Hollywood Reporter, Feb 14, 2008

CBS has renewed 11 scripted series for next season, including its hit procedurals "Cold Case," "Criminal Minds" and the "CSI" franchise as well as freshman comedy series "The Big Bang Theory."

The other series getting pickups are dramas "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS," "Numbers" and "Without a Trace" and comedy "Two and a Half Men."

It's understood that no decision has been made regarding the dramas "The Unit," "Shark" and freshman series "Cane" and "Moonlight." Also up in the air are three comedies: "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "How I Met Your Mother" and freshman "Rules of Engagement."

However, CBS earlier in the week ordered additional episodes of "Shark," "Moonlight," "Rules" and "Mother," following the end of the writers strike, to air this season.

"Unit," "Cane" and "Shark" are on previously announced hiatus to accommodate the midseason launches of "Big Brother," "Jericho" and "Dexter."

The news follows last month's pickups of two CBS reality series: "Survivor," which has been extended through its 18th season, and "The Amazing Race," which will be back for its 13th edition.

CBS' announcement also follows a slew of scripted renewals earlier in the week by ABC and NBC.

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February Nielsen Sweep Notes
FOX Holds Commanding Lead After Two Weeks of the 2008 February Sweep
(Posted by Dumont at Marc Berman's Programming Insider blog)

After two weeks of the February Sweep, FOX holds a commanding lead over the other networks in all key measures. The mammoth FOX lead over its rivals has been fueled by the enormous, record-breaking Super Bowl numbers, the powerhouse American Idol numbers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and reliable ratings strength on every other night.

In nightly wins for the young audience A18-49 demo that advertisers crave to place commercials within, FOX has the most nightly wins having beaten the other networks on nine out of 14 nights so far (one tie), followed by NBC with three nightly wins (one tie also). FOX's 8.64 average in the young demo is more than the five-network combined average of 8.52.

After two weeks, ABC holds a narrowing 0.17 advantage over NBC for second place in the A18-49 demo, while NBC in turn is only 0.07 ahead of CBS in fourth. However, CBS has a firm grip on second place in households and viewership.

After two weeks, FOX is at roughly double what its numbers were last year. MyNetworkTV is also showing significant double-digit year-over-year upward movement. All the remaining networks are showing significant double-digit year-over-year slippage, with NBC showing the least year-over-year slippage (-18% in demo, -15% in households, and -14% in viewers) while CBS, who were last year's Super Bowl broadcaster, is faring worst (-64% in demo, -51% in households, -14% in viewers) due to its large proportion of encore programming as a result of the writers strike.

After two weeks, the six networks are showing smaller-than-expected (given the strike) year-over-year erosion: the young adult demo down by -10%, households are down by -9% on a year-over-year basis, while viewership is down by -7% year-over-year.

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                                        nights   nights
18-49   web     demo    demo    %       won     won
Rank    web     2008    2007    chg     2008    2007
1       FOX     8.64    4.65    86%     9       7
2       ABC     2.49    3.43    -27%    2       2
3       NBC     2.39    2.90    -18%    3       
4       CBS     2.32    6.44    -64%    1       5
5       CW      0.85    1.31    -35%           
6       MNT     0.48    0.27    78%                    
       total   17.16   18.99   -10%    15      14  

                                        nights  nights
HH      web     HH      HH      HH      won     won
rank    web     2008    2007    chg     2008    2007
1       FOX     11.6    6.7     73%     9       5
2       CBS     5.4     11.0    -51%    3       8
3       ABC     4.7     5.8     -19%    2       1
4       NBC     4.7     5.5     -15%    2       1
5       CW      1.5     2.1     -30%           
6       MNT     0.8     0.5     51%                    
       total   28.7    31.6    -9%     16      15  

                                        nights  nights
viewers web     viewers viewers viewers won     won
rank    web     2008    2007    chg     2008    2007
1       FOX     22.420  11.444  96%     8       5
2       CBS     8.273   19.200  -57%    2       8
3       ABC     7.378   9.053   -18%    2       1
4       NBC     7.275   8.499   -14%    2       
5       CW      2.249   3.255   -31%           
6       MNT     1.229   0.786   56%            
          total     48.83   52.24   -7%      14        14
This years and last years numbers are based upon final Nielsen numbers, except for last nights data which is based on FAST national numbers.

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Obituary
David Groh, 68
Played Husband on 'Rhoda'
By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, February 14, 2008

David Groh, an actor best known for his role on the 1970s TV sitcom "Rhoda" as the title character's husband, died of kidney cancer Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 68.

Groh became an instant celebrity in 1974 when he starred as the easygoing Joe Gerard opposite Valerie Harper's neurotic Rhoda ******stern on the " Mary Tyler Moore" spinoff. But by the third season the couple divorced and he was off the show.

Groh later had recurring roles on such prime-time series as "Police Story" and on daytime TV as D.L. Brock on "General Hospital."

Born May 21, 1939, in New York, Groh was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright scholarship.

After a stint in the Army, he studied at the Actors Studio and appeared in theater productions "so far off Broadway, my parents would take subways and buses and taxis to try to find me," he later said.

After he left "Rhoda" in 1977, Groh appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" and in "Twilight of the Golds" in 1993. He also had film roles in "Two-Minute Warning" (1976) and "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich" (1978), among others.

Survivors include his wife, actress Kristin Andersen; a son, Spencer, from a previous marriage; his mother, Mildred; and a sister, Marilyn Mamann. Services are pending. His family suggests donations to the Actors Studio, 8341 De Longpre Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

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Thanks Fred.

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Finding a date with the click of a remote

By JEANNIE KEVER
Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle
Feb. 13, 2008, 3:59PM

Who said a night in front of the tube can't lead to romance?

Comcast Digital Cable has entered the world of video dating. Dating on Demand allows Comcast Digital Cable subscribers to check out video profiles of Houston men and women from the comfort of their couches.

The service has been available for a while in other parts of the country, but the first Houston profiles went up just this week.

Comcast is working with Houston Single Source, a local organization that sponsors events to help single adults meet one another. So far, just 13 Houston videos are available, but Comcast spokesman Ray Purser said anyone interested in taping a profile can do so at Single Source's planned Leap Day party. That's Feb. 29 at Joystix, 1820 Franklin. The party starts at 7 p.m. CT.

The videos will be edited into a two- to five-minute profile that Comcast Digital Cable subscribers can see for free through the "get local" category of the On Demand menu. Just tune in to Channel 1 or press the "on demand" button on the Comcast remote.

Check out www.datingondemand.com for more details, including dating tips and information on how to express an interest in a video you've seen.

Still, video dating can require a leap of faith. Purser said working with Houston Single Source is intended to bring credibility to the people whose profiles are available.

"We are trusting that people are going to be their genuine selves," he said.

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I wonder if they are going to be their genuine HD selves or their genuine SD selves?
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TV Notes
Thursday Night's Original Episodes
(And some other shows of possible interest)
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8 PM ET/PT
Smallville CW
NAACP Image Awards Fox (three hours)
Survivor: Micronesia CBS
1 vs. 100 NBC

Deal or No Deal is on NBC at 8 tonight. 1 vs 100 is on Friday nights.
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Strike Notes
CW looks to wrap up 'Girlfriends'
Network plans for retrospective special
By Michael Schneider, Variety, February 14, 2008

As fans of the long-running comedy "Girlfriends" start harassing the CW over its recent stealth cancellation, the netlet is looking at ways to wrap up the show.

"To better focus its creative and financial resources," the CW said -- via a lengthy statement -- that it opted post-writers strike to "only resume production on shows that are in consideration for renewal next year."

With "Girlfriends" already set to end its run, that meant a sudden end with no series finale to the show after eight years.

"This was a very difficult decision for us, and was based solely on the considerable cost to license each episode in an extremely unusual business environment," the CW stated.

Network said it's now in discussions with creator-exec producer Mara Brock Akil to air a retrospective special featuring the show's cast.

Akil said the special "will honor and celebrate this landmark series."

"Although it's always difficult to say goodbye, I choose to focus my energy on the history that 'Girlfriends' has made, the human stories we told, the beautifully complex images that we projected and the blessing 172 episodes bestowed on us."

"Girlfriends" first bowed on UPN in September 2000, moving to the CW when that network launched in 2006. With "WWE Smackdown" also leaving the CW at the end of the year, that leaves just "America's Next Top Model" and potentially on-the-bubble "Everybody Hates Chris" as the final UPN refugees on the CW.

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A new "Cold Case" episode "Spiders" will air this Sunday 2-17-2008 even though the previous information was that there were no new episodes remaining. I saw a commericial for it tonight and the information is in my DVR Program Guide.
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A new "Cold Case" episode "Spiders" will air this Sunday 2-17-2008 even though the previous information was that there were no new episodes remaining. I saw a commericial for it tonight and the information is in my DVR Program Guide.

Notice that the following CBS press release was put out on the 24th and that the episode in question was previously scheduled. In other words, there shouldn't be any remaining episodes. This one only exists because it got bumped for some reason

01.24.2008 THE TEAM REOPENS THE 1998 CASE OF A MURDERED TEENAGED GIRL AFTER HER FATHER IS ARRESTED FOR SAVAGELY BEATING THE TEEN'S 3-YEAR-OLD STEP-SISTER, ON "COLD CASE," SUNDAY, FEB. 17

"Spiders" - Though a 17-year-old girl's abusive father is, at first, the team's primary suspect for her 1998 murder, they soon uncover that the victim ran off with a Neo-Nazi ex-con shortly before her slaying, on COLD CASE, Sunday, Feb. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Previously scheduled for an earlier date)

SERIES REGULARS:

Lilly Rush................................. Kathryn Morris
Scotty Valens................................. Danny Pino
Lt. John Stillman................................ John Finn
Nick Vera............................ Jeremy Ratchford
Will Jeffries................................... Thom Barry
Kat Miller................................... Tracie Thoms

GUEST CAST:

Tamyra Borden (1998).............. Emily Wallace
Sly Borden (1998, 2008)........... Jeffrey Combs
Truitt "Spider" Leland (1998) .......................... Johnny Lewis
Truitt "Spider" Leland (2008)............ Jilon Ghai
Rayanne Leland (1998, 2008)... Diana Scarwid
Elliot Leopold (1998, 2008).......... Jacob Fishel
Nora Mariposa (1998)....... Sonia Maria Martin
Miguel Mariposa (2008)............... Bobby Soto
Lindsay Port (1998)................... Brianne Davis
Lindsay Port (2008)..................... Jamie Denbo
Kate Carley (1998, 2008)......... Mandy Freund
Jarrod Jones (2008).......... Dondre T. Whitfield
Burley Guy #1 ........................ Michael Canaan

WRITTEN BY: Liz W. Garcia, the series' consulting producer

DIRECTED BY: John Peters

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UPDATED (Feb. 15)
Network Post-Strike Plans
(Sources: networks, NY Times, FutonCritic.)

ABC

According To Jim: Two episodes remain
Big Shots: No new episodes remain
The Bachelor:
10 episodes remain; premieres March 17
Boston Legal: One new episode remains
Brothers & Sisters: One new episode remains
Carpoolers: Three episodes remain
Cashmere Mafia:
One new episode remains
Cavemen: Seven episodes remain; off the schedule
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann: One new episode remains
Dancing With The Stars: 20 episodes scheduled, premieres March 17
Desperate Housewives: No new episodes remain
Dirty Sexy Money: Three unscheduled episodes remain. Returns in the fall.
Eli Stone:10 episodes remain
Lost: Six episodes remain
Grey’s Anatomy: No new episodes remain
Just For Laughs: Nine episodes remain
Men in Trees: 11 episodes remain; returns Feb. 27
October Road: Four episodes remain

Private Practice: No new episodes remain. Returns in the fall.
Pushing Daisies: No new episodes remain. Returns in the fall.
Samantha Who?:
Two episodes remain
Ugly Betty: No new episodes remain

CBS

The Big Bang Theory:
No new episodes remain. Nine new episodes to be shown starting March 17.
Cane: No new episodes remain; off the schedule. Next year's fate unclear
Cold Case: One new episode remains (Feb. 17) Five episodes to be shot and shown beginning March 20.
Criminal Minds:
No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes to be shot and shown beginning April 2.
CSI: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 3)

CSI: Miami: No new episodes remain. Eight new episodes to be shot (March 24)
CSI: NY: No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes to be shot (April 2)
Ghost Whisperer: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 2)
How I Met Your Mother: No new episodes remain. Nine episodes (March 17)
Jericho: Six episodes remain
Moonlight: No new episodes remain.
Four new episodes to be shot (April 11)
NCIS: No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes to be shot (April 8)
New Adventures of Old Christine: Seven episodes remain
NUMB3RS: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 4)
Rules of Engagement:
No new episodes remain. Four new episodes to be shot (April 14)
Shark: No new episodes remain. Four episodes have been ordered; no air date yet.
Survivor: 12 episodes remain
Two and a Half Men: No new episodes remain. Nine episodes (March 17)
The Unit: No new episodes remain. Next year's fate unclear
Viva Laughlin: Six new episodes remain; off the schedule
Welcome to The Captain: Five episodes remain
Without A Trace: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 3)

CW

Aliens In America: seven episodes remain; they return February 17
America’s Next Top Model: 11 episodes remain
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The Mother of All Pageants: One episode remains
Everybody Hates Chris: 12 episodes remain; returning February 17

The Game: No episodes remain. Eight to nine episodes ordered.
Girlfriends: No episodes remain. Planning for one hour farewell.
Gossip Girl: No new episodes remain. Five episodes ordered.
Life Is Wild: No new episodes remain. Canceled
One Tree Hill: Eight episodes remain. Six episodes ordered.
Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious: Ten episodes remain; returns February 18
Reaper: two episodes remain; returns February 28. Four to six episodes ordered.
Smallville: Five episodes remain. Five episodes ordered.
Supernatural: Three episodes remain. Four or five episodes ordered.

Fox

24:
Will return in January, 2009
American Dad: Unknown number of episodes remain
Back to You: Two (or three) episodes remain
Bones: Four episodes remain; will air beginning April 14. A couple new episodes reportedly may be ordered.
Canterbury’s Law: Six episodes remain; will air beginning April 14
Family Guy: Unknown number of episodes remain; not on schedule
Hell’s Kitchen: Eleven episodes remain; will air beginning April 1
House: No new episodes remain. Reportedly 4-5 new episodes to be ordered.
King of the Hill: Unknown number of episodes remain
New Amsterdam: Eight episodes remain; to premiere March 4 (FC) or March 10 (NYT)
Prison Break: Three episodes remain
The Return of Jezebel James: Seven episodes remain; premieres March 12

The Simpsons: Twelve episodes remain (NYT); unkown number (FC)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Three episodes remain
‘Til Death: Three episodes remain; will be shown beginning March 14

NBC


1 vs. 100: Four episodes remain
30 Rock
: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10
The Apprentice: TBD now airing. Renewed for next cycle.
Bionic Woman:No new episodes remain; Canceled
Chuck: No new episodes remain. Renewed for 2008-09.
E.R.: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10
Friday Night Lights: No new episodes remain. Fate unknown.
Heroes: No new episodes remain. Renewed for 2008-09.
Journeyman: No new episodes remain. Cancelled
Las Vegas: Three episodes remain
Law & Order: Eight new episodes remain
Law & Order: SVU: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 15.
Life: No new episodes remain. Renewed for 2008-09.
Lipstick Jungle: Six episodes remain
Medium: Five episodes remain, more will be shot.
My Name Is Earl: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10
The Office: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10.
Quarterlife: Six episodes remain, premieres Feb. 18
Scrubs: Four episodes remain, resumes April 10.
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I am so happy The Big Bang Theory is renewed for next season. It is the best and funniest new sitcom in years.

I am also looking forward to it returning with new episodes on March 17.
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"I am so happy The Big Bang Theory is renewed for next season. It is the best and funniest new sitcom in years"


It is a funny show. Not as smart as 30 Rock but funny never-the-less.

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I read this column yesterday, so I believe it's worth to put it here:

http://www.nj.com/printer/printer.ss...140.xml&coll=1

The strike's over. Let the new episodes begin
Thursday, February 14, 2008
BY ALAN SEPINWALL
Star-Ledger Staff


THE WRITERS' strike is over and Hollywood has gone back to work. So how long will it take before your favorite show is back?

Keeping in mind that it will take most scripted series 6-8 weeks to get their first completed episodes on the air, and there are so many shows out there (plus fill-in programming designed for a strike that lasted longer than this one did) that some shows will be relaunched in the fall, here's an overview of what you can expect:

CBS

The Eye Network's been the most transparent about its post-strike plans, issuing a press release with estimated return dates for each show along with a tally of how many episodes they're expected to produce:

"How I Met Your Mother" (March 17, nine episodes); "The Big Bang Theory" (March 17, nine episodes); "Two and a Half Men" (March 17, nine); "CSI: Miami" (March 24, eight); "Cold Case" (March 30, five); "Criminal Minds" (April 2, seven); "CSI: NY" (April 2, seven); "CSI" (April 3, six); "Without a Trace" (April 3, six); "Ghost Whisperer" (April 4, six); "Numb3rs" (April 4, six); "NCIS" (April 8, seven); "Moonlight" (April 11, four); "Rules of Engagement" (April 14, six); "Shark" (TBA, four).

"The Unit" and "Cane" won't be back this season (and may or may not be back in the fall) due to strike replacement programming like "Big Brother" and edited-for-broadcast episodes of "Dexter." In addition to "Shark," which is currently timeslot-less, CBS will put back into production "Swingtown," a period drama about the sexual revolution in the early '70s, possibly to air before the season's over.

NBC

NBC quickly followed CBS' lead in announcing its post-strike plans, though their list was less detailed. "My Name Is Earl" will be back April 3, while fellow Thursday shows "30 Rock," "The Office," "Scrubs" and "ER" will be back April 10. (Keep in mind that "Scrubs," which was in its final season, had five unaired episodes in the can; NBC and the show's creator Bill Lawrence are still negotiating about producing the four episodes he says he would need to give the show its proper send-off; if NBC won't air them, they'll likely become a very expensive DVD extra.)

"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will have new episodes starting April 15, while "Law & Order" original recipe will start back up on April 23.

"Friday Night Lights" is doubtful for more episodes this year, and its future past this season is uncertain.

NBC has already renewed "Heroes" and freshmen "Chuck" and "Life" for next season, but all three shows will be kept off the air until fall -- "Heroes" because the FX process is too time-consuming to produce more than a handful of episodes this year, the rookies so they won't get lost in the clutter of all the returning shows on every network. "Journeyman" and "Bionic Woman" are done.

"Saturday Night Live" will be back on Feb. 23 with Tina Fey as host; "Juno" star Ellen Page will host the following week.

ABC

ABC's plans for next season are almost clearer than for this one, as the network has already renewed nine of its series for fall: "Brothers & Sisters," "Desperate Housewives," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Grey's Anatomy," "Lost," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies," "Samantha Who?" and "Ugly Betty." ("Boston Legal," the only current ABC hit not on that list, will probably come back, too, but it's always operated on a different schedule from the rest of the network.)

Of those shows, Wednesday rookies "Pushing Daisies," "Private Practice" and "Dirty Sexy Money" aren't expected back until fall. "Lost," which was originally going to do a 16-episode season, will instead do 13 episodes, in which the producers promise to still deliver the answers they would have at the planned length. (The other three episodes will be added to the tally of one of the next two seasons.) "Lost" will also likely move to Thursdays at 10 whenever new "Grey's Anatomy" episodes are ready in April.

"Grey's," "Desperate Housewives," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Ugly Betty" will make as many episodes as possible (between four and seven) before the end of the season, and "Samantha Who?" might film a few more to air with the next "Dancing with the Stars" cycle.

As for other ABC shows not on that list, "Boston Legal" will definitely go back into production. There are four remaining episodes of "October Road" and 11 of "Men in Trees" (which will be back on Feb. 27). "Women's Murder Club" may be back if ABC can find a new team of producers, and "Big Shots" is kaput.

Fox

Because it has "American Idol" and a half-dozen scripted mid-season replacement shows it was saving as strike insurance, Fox isn't in any hurry to announce its post-strike plans. One thing that's definitive is that "24" will be held until January '09 so the show can stick to its traditional scheduling. "Prison Break" also likely won't be back until fall. "Bones" has four episodes left (currently set to begin airing on April 14) and may or may not film more. "House" will almost certainly film more episodes, and could even run into June.

CW

Comedies like "Aliens in America" and "Everybody Hates Chris" still have several months' worth of episodes left to air. "Girlfriends" has been canceled, but may produce a final episode or retrospective. "Gossip Girl" will go back into production and may air through the summer, a la the first season of "Beverly Hills 90210." Other dramas like "Reaper," "Smallville," "Supernatural" and "One Tree Hill" have a handful of leftover episodes and will likely produce more to make it to the end of the season.

On cable

Some notable cable dramas and comedies either had episodes in the can before the strike began or will premiere late enough to be unaffected by the strike. Sci Fi will air at least 10 episodes of the final season of "Battlestar Galactica" beginning on April 4. FX will likely bring "The Shield" back in the summer, after creator Shawn Ryan has had a chance to finish editing the handful of final episodes that were shot during the strike. (FX will also bring "Dirt" back on March 2 and "The Riches" on March 18; both will have abbreviated seasons.) Showtime will launch a new season of "Weeds" on June 16 ("Dexter" season three will premiere in the fall). The "Mad Men" writers were able to go back to work a few weeks ago, after their studio signed an interim deal with the writers; expect the show back in the summer.

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"I am so happy The Big Bang Theory is renewed for next season. It is the best and funniest new sitcom in years"


It is a funny show. Not as smart as 30 Rock but funny never-the-less.

I tried to watch 30 Rock a few times, and hated it. It just seemed so boring to me. The Big Bang Theory I love.

I guess everyone has different tastes in shows.
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"The Office: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10." this seems to contradict itself.. LOL

I'm happy it will return before the summer break instead of waiting until Fall.

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Digital Transition Notes
Nielsen: 13 Mil. Not Ready for DTV
By Katy Bachman, MediaWeek, February 15, 2008

More than 13 million households are unprepared for the TV industry's historical transition to digital broadcasting a year from now on Feb. 17, 2009. According to Nielsen data released Friday, the 13 million households have TV sets that can only receive analog broadcasts. Another 6 million households have at least one TV set that will no longer work after the big switch.

If the switch was today, 10.1 percent of households would find themselves staring at a snowy screen; 16.8 percent would have at least one analog TV set that wouldn't work.

Between now and then, consumers have several choices: purchase a new digital set, purchase a converter box for the old set or subscribe to a subscription TV service.

Some segments of the population are more prepared than others. Overall, adults 55 years and older are more prepared than younger households. Only 9.4 of Adults 55+ are completely unready compared to 12.3 percent of those under 35.

Whites and Asians are more ready than Blacks and Hispanics, with 8.8 percent of Whites completely unready compared to 12.4 percent of Blacks; 11.7 percent of Asians; and 17.3 percent of Hispanics. When multiple TV sets are factored in, 26.2 percent of Hispanics have one more unready sets.

DTV readiness also varies by market. In New York, only 3.5 percent of the market's TV sets are not equipped for digital broadcasts. The least-prepared market of the 56 meter markets, is Portland, Ore., where 22.4 percent of households rely on analog sets and over-the-air TV.

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Thursday’s metered market over night prime-time ratings – along with Media Week Analyst Marc Berman’s view of what they mean -- have been posted at the top of Ratings News -- the second post in this thread.

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Critic’s Notes
Writers working late again
The late-night talk shows have their jokesmiths back, but during the strike, some hosts (Conan O'Brien) fared better than others (Jon Stewart).
By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, February 15, 2008

The writers are back on late night and here's what we now know: Jon Stewart is much funnier with a script written by someone other than himself; Jay Leno may still have the chops to write amusing opening monologues on his own, but if he wants to reference events from, say, this decade, he needs a team; and Conan O'Brien should win a special strike-year medal of honor for actually obeying the Writers Guild strike rules and still remaining pretty darn funny.

In fact, watching him glue his eyes to the teleprompter for the first time in so many weeks during Wednesday night's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," one couldn't help feel a twinge of regret. Yes, there was an air of calm and security as he made all the expected jokes about how much he missed his writers ("and they wrote that for me"), but gone was that endearing nervous bounce, the almost kinetic energy of sheer panic that drove O'Brien to new heights of ring-twirling, rocket-racing and home-movie making.

He alone of the late-night hosts respected the call for "pencils down." He not only surrendered to the strike, he embraced the moment, used it to engage in McGyver television. Like the geeky, self-conscious rebel all late-night hosts were at some point in their lives, O'Brien created an entire new sub-genre of late night -- the reality talk show.

As O'Brien ran through a brief montage of the strike-weeks' greatest hits Wednesday night, one could already imagine the special DVD package just out in time for Christmas. (Which may make it bit less rebellious and cool, but still I would buy it.)

If at times these skits resembled something your younger brother and his high school buddies might throw together in the paneled portion of the basement, well, at least our man Conan did not capitulate, refused to collaborate by attempting to produce a show that was still the same as before only not as good.

Though no special badge or guild honor seems to be forthcoming, this fact has not gone entirely unnoticed by his peers. One of the hottest e-mails among WGA members these days include a link to remarks made by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (captured by Times reporter Matea Gold) at the WGA East Awards held Saturday night. Triumph, a dog puppet (operated by comedian Robert Smigel) and long-standing guest on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," laid it on the line to an appreciative crowd as he thanked guild leaders. "Patric Verrone, John Bowman . . . they're great comedy writers. . . . They've written hilarious material like 'Futurama' and 'In Living Color' and -- the Writers Guild strike rules! The strike rules, ha, prohibit all the writing, ho ho, by any guild member that would be performed on-air by that member, ah ha ha ha, including monologues!"

According to Triumph, all the late-night hosts "made a mockery of the strike rules" except O'Brien, who went out "with no material" and was worse than ever. (Triumph is the "insult" dog, after all.)

Not surprisingly then, with the exception of O'Brien's show, Wednesday late-night did not feel appreciatively different from the late-nights that proceeded it. Leno's monologue was more time-sensitive -- though how fresh jokes about Hillary Rodham Clinton's pantsuits are is open to debate -- skewering the primary results, the CIA torture tapes and recent scientific breakthroughs. But we still had cracks about "the clapper" because this is Leno, after all.

More important for Jay, of course, are the guests, which is to say the return of all the various Screen Actors Guild members to circulation. While bookers were not able to scramble fast enough to fill Wednesday with celebrities -- unless you count Larry the Cable guy, a hedgehog and a chinchilla as celebrities, and I don't -- Jay announced that "tomorrow we will have an actual star. Russell Crowe will be joining us." Perhaps not everyone's first choice -- what, Jay couldn't get any of the Oscar nominees? -- but obviously things are returning to normal.

Over on Comedy Central, the change was more in mood and attitude than content. Not surprisingly, the primary results and CIA torture tapes ruled, and it's good to have a team keeping an eye on the news and the Internet again. Stephen Colbert seemed to have jugged an extra quart or so of Red Bull, and even Stewart looked decidedly less rattled and morose. Which is good since he's on deck to host the now full-steam-ahead Oscars telecast Feb. 24 and rattled and morose don't play too well at the Kodak.

And if "The Daily Show" wasn't exactly sparkling, it's only to be expected. As Stewart (or rather his script) pointed out, it's like when you turn on the faucet after you've been away for a while -- before you get the good water, you have to put up with all the brown stuff. Words to live by, and, of course, somebody wrote them.

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The Business of Television
Networks Plot Course

Poststrike, Executives Seek Strategies To Woo TV Viewers: Premieres Year-Round? More Reruns? Definitely New Scripts
By Rebecca Dana, The Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2008

Back in business after the writers' strike, executives at the broadcast networks are trying to address two urgent questions: how to win back viewers and advertisers this season, and how to keep them coming back next year.

Executives say they also are hoping to capitalize on the chaos of the strike by doing away with some of the arcane conventions of television production that have persisted, against reason, for decades. This includes the rhythms of the traditional TV-season structure, which many feel is outmoded in an age of hundreds of channel-surfing and time-shifting viewers. And it includes the expense of making pilots for dramas, which often cost three times the $3 million or so budget for an ordinary episode.

"The economics of this business have been broken for quite some time," says Jamie Erlicht, co-president of programming and production for Sony Corp.'s Sony Pictures Television. "In the poststrike environment, there's going to be a shift to new ways of piloting, new ways of ordering series."

So far, the gravest predictions about the effects the strike would have on the old model haven't transpired. Viewers didn't abandon the medium en masse and turn to the Internet and DVDs. They dutifully watched reality shows, but these shows didn't take over; reruns and other programming kept plugging along as well. But over the 100 days of the strike, ideas about the business shifted in subtle ways.

"At the end of the day, TV's still a hit-driven business. Who's to say that the old way was the only way of doing it? I like to think that we can collectively get together and figure out what a good show is, maybe based on something less than a fully polished full pilot," says Kelly Kahl, executive vice president of program planning and scheduling for CBS Corp.'s CBS network.

Executives say they plan to abandon the clustering of program premiere dates in the fall, instead spreading them year-round. The whole subject of reruns is being re-evaluated, in fact, as networks consider adding more same-week repeats into prime time as a way of competing with digital video recorders, as NBC has done successfully with "Heroes" and Time Warner Inc.'s HBO did with shows like "The Sopranos."

And they are hoping to maintain some of the cost-cutting benefits of the strike, such as ending costly studio deals through the use of force majeure clauses.

"We're a little bit leaner and more agile now," says Marc Graboff, co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio, units of General Electric Co. "We would be foolish as an industry to go back to the way things were before. It would be a real shame if the vast majority of those deals got reinstated."

The first priority in getting new episodes of series on the air is leaning to the tried-and-true. That means many first-year shows, such as NBC's "Life," which picked up a small but enthusiastic audience when it premiered last autumn, will remain in hibernation until the fall. Then, with the fanfare of a new season's marketing campaign, the networks will try to win back forgetful viewers.

Executives are focusing their efforts on marquee dramas, including ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and CBS's "CSI" and NBC's "Law and Order" franchises. Quick-to-produce sitcoms, too, could be on the air by mid-March.

But compounding the pressure is that in a normal year, this would be the peak of development season, when pilots are commissioned and shot. Then they are rejected or picked up in May and aimed toward a standard September premiere. This schedule has been compressed as a result of the strike, and in some cases studios and networks are relying on rough drafts of scripts to order up pilots. In other cases, they are placing 13-episode orders of new shows without seeing a pilot at all -- in hopes of getting back on schedule by this summer.

Bradford Winters, who works on "The Philanthropist," a drama by "Homicide" writer Tom Fontana that earned a pilot-free 13-episode order from NBC last fall in anticipation of the then-looming strike, returned to his office this week only to do more sitting and waiting -- this time for a go-ahead from network bosses to restart work.

To go through May, the traditional end of the TV season, CBS plans to start showing in March and April new episodes of 14 scripted prime-time shows, all in various stages of production. The network expects to show nine new episodes each of the network's most dependable sitcoms, including "How I Met Your Mother" and "Two and a Half Men," which will debut together on March 17. Producers also anticipate showing six to eight unshown episodes of the "CSI" franchise shows, which will appear in late March and early April. By the middle of April, CBS is hoping to have a complete schedule of new episodes of recognizable shows back on TV.

NBC is planning to launch new episodes of many of its scripted series in April. The network will air eight episodes of the sitcom "My Name is Earl," six of "The Office" and five of "30 Rock." For dramas, the network expects to show five new episodes each of "Law and Order" and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" and six of "ER."

Walt Disney Co.'s ABC expects to air four to six new episodes each of its slate of hit dramas, including "Desperate Housewives," "Brothers and Sisters," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Ugly Betty" by the end of May. There are nine episodes yet to air of the midseason drama "Eli Stone."

Because Fox has been showing the juggernaut "American Idol" during the strike, the network has a somewhat lessened sense of urgency. Still, the network is roughly in line with the others when it comes to stores of new scripted programs, with expectations of airing four to six episodes of "Bones" this spring, as well as upwards of six episodes each of new shows "Unhitched," "Canterbury's Law" and "The Return of Jezebel James." The network has delayed the premiere of the new season of terror thriller "24" until January.

But one long tradition, the May "upfronts" when shows are unveiled for advertisers at lavish presentations, will go on as planned. Jeff Zucker, president and chief executive of NBC Universal, recently floated plans to dial down the pricey ritual, but no other network has followed suit. CBS yesterday announced plans to go ahead with a traditional upfront presentation. News Corp.'s Fox has already said it intends to host its usual event, although Peter Liguori, Fox network's president, says he expects it to be a more flexible affair. "I see no reason next year to say, 'We need to get all of our pilots, all of our decisions made for the May upfront,' " he says.

ABC hasn't made an announcement, but many in the business believe it will proceed as planned as well. Not even NBC is planning a radical departure.

"I'm sure there will still be some form of a party," Mr. Graboff says. In recent years, NBC has used Radio City Music Hall for the occasion.

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Thursday's fast affiliate over night prime-time ratings - along with Media Week Analyst Marc Berman's view of what they mean -- have been posted at the top of Ratings News -- the second post in this thread.

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David Groh, 68
Played Husband on 'Rhoda'
By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, February 14, 2008

David Groh, an actor best known for his role on the 1970s TV sitcom "Rhoda" as the title character's husband, died of kidney cancer Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family announced. He was 68.

Groh became an instant celebrity in 1974 when he starred as the easygoing Joe Gerard opposite Valerie Harper's neurotic Rhoda ******stern on the " Mary Tyler Moore" spinoff. But by the third season the couple divorced and he was off the show.

Groh later had recurring roles on such prime-time series as "Police Story" and on daytime TV as D.L. Brock on "General Hospital."

Born May 21, 1939, in New York, Groh was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art on a Fulbright scholarship.

After a stint in the Army, he studied at the Actors Studio and appeared in theater productions "so far off Broadway, my parents would take subways and buses and taxis to try to find me," he later said.

After he left "Rhoda" in 1977, Groh appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Chapter Two" and in "Twilight of the Golds" in 1993. He also had film roles in "Two-Minute Warning" (1976) and "A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich" (1978), among others.

Survivors include his wife, actress Kristin Andersen; a son, Spencer, from a previous marriage; his mother, Mildred; and a sister, Marilyn Mamann. Services are pending. His family suggests donations to the Actors Studio, 8341 De Longpre Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

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He also played a perp on Law & Order during the first season who reprised that same character (who was now out of prison) some sixteen (16) years later!
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"The Office: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10." this seems to contradict itself.. LOL

I'm happy it will return before the summer break instead of waiting until Fall.

Good point, but I didn't have specific episode numbers for NBC shows previously, Dr. Lar. Now I do.

Along with several other updates, here is the new list -- which is always available at the third post in this thread:

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UPDATED (12:01 PM PT, Feb. 15)
Network Post-Strike Plans
(Sources: networks)

ABC

According To Jim: Two episodes remain
Big Shots: No new episodes remain
The Bachelor:
10 episodes remain; premieres March 17
Boston Legal: One new episode remains. Eight new episodes ordered: April
Brothers & Sisters: One new episode remains. Five new episodes ordered: April
Carpoolers: Three episodes remain. Canceled.
Cashmere Mafia:
One new episode remains
Cavemen: Seven episodes remain; Canceled
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann: One new episode remains
Dancing With The Stars: 20 episodes scheduled, premieres March 17
Desperate Housewives: No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes ordered: April
Dirty Sexy Money: Three unscheduled episodes remain. Returns in the fall.
Eli Stone:10 episodes remain
Lost: Six episodes remain. Five new episodes ordered.
Grey’s Anatomy: No new episodes remain. Five new episodes ordered: April
Just For Laughs: Nine episodes remain
Men in Trees: 11 episodes remain; returns Feb. 27
October Road: Four episodes remain

Private Practice: No new episodes remain. Returns in the fall.
Pushing Daisies: No new episodes remain. Returns in the fall.
Samantha Who?:
Two episodes remain
Ugly Betty: No new episodes remain. Five new episodes ordered: April

CBS

The Big Bang Theory:
No new episodes remain. Nine new episodes to be shown starting March 17.
Cane: No new episodes remain; off the schedule. Next year's fate unclear
Cold Case: One new episode remains (Feb. 17) Five episodes to be shot and shown beginning March 20.
Criminal Minds:
No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes to be shot and shown beginning April 2.
CSI: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 3)

CSI: Miami: No new episodes remain. Eight new episodes to be shot (March 24)
CSI: NY: No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes to be shot (April 2)
Ghost Whisperer: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 2)
How I Met Your Mother: No new episodes remain. Nine episodes (March 17)
Jericho: Six episodes remain
Moonlight: No new episodes remain.
Four new episodes to be shot (April 11)
NCIS: No new episodes remain. Seven new episodes to be shot (April 8)
New Adventures of Old Christine: Seven episodes remain
NUMB3RS: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 4)
Rules of Engagement:
No new episodes remain. Four new episodes to be shot (April 14)
Shark: No new episodes remain. Four episodes have been ordered; no air date yet.
Survivor: 12 episodes remain
Two and a Half Men: No new episodes remain. Nine episodes (March 17)
The Unit: No new episodes remain. Next year's fate unclear
Viva Laughlin: Six new episodes remain; off the schedule
Welcome to The Captain: Five episodes remain
Without A Trace: No new episodes remain. Six new episodes to be shot (April 3)

CW

Aliens In America: seven episodes remain; returns March 2-23, April 27-May 18.
America’s Next Top Model: 11 episodes remain
Crowned
The Mother of All Pageants: One episode remains
Everybody Hates Chris: 12 episodes remain; returning March 3

The Game: No episodes remain. Nine episodes ordered, returns March 23.
Girlfriends: No episodes remain. Planning for one hour farewell.
Gossip Girl: No new episodes remain. Five episodes ordered (April 21).
Life Is Wild: No new episodes remain. Canceled
One Tree Hill: Eight episodes remain. Six episodes ordered.
Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious: Ten episodes remain; returns February 18
Reaper: two episodes remain (February 28). Five episodes ordered (April 22).
Smallville: Five episodes remain. Five episodes ordered (April 17).
Supernatural: Three episodes remain. Four episodes ordered (April 24).

Fox

24:
Will return in January, 2009
American Dad: Unknown number of episodes remain
Back to You: Two (or three) episodes remain
Bones: Four episodes remain; will air beginning April 14. Two new episodes ordered.
Canterbury’s Law: Six episodes remain; will air beginning April 14
Family Guy: Unknown number of episodes remain; not on schedule
Hell’s Kitchen: Eleven episodes remain; will air beginning April 1
House: No new episodes remain. More episodes TBD.
King of the Hill: Unknown number of episodes remain
New Amsterdam: Eight episodes remain; to premiere March
Prison Break: One episode remains
The Return of Jezebel James: Seven episodes remain; premieres March 12

The Simpsons: Twelve episodes remain.
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: Three episodes remain
‘Til Death: Three episodes remain; will be shown beginning March 14

NBC


1 vs. 100: Four episodes remain
30 Rock
: No new episodes remain. Five episodes ordered, resumes April 10
The Apprentice: TBD now airing. Renewed for next cycle.
Bionic Woman:No new episodes remain; Canceled
Chuck: No new episodes remain. Renewed for 2008-09.
E.R.: No new episodes remain. Resumes April 10
Friday Night Lights: No new episodes remain. Fate unknown.
Heroes: No new episodes remain. Renewed for 2008-09.
Journeyman: No new episodes remain. Cancelled
Las Vegas: Two episodes remain (to be shown back-to-back Feb. 15)
Law & Order: Eight new episodes remain, five episodes ordered.
Law & Order: SVU: No new episodes remain. Five episodes ordered, resumes April 15.
Life: No new episodes remain. Renewed for 2008-09.
Lipstick Jungle: Six episodes remain
Medium: Five episodes remain, seven more will be shot.
My Name Is Earl: No new episodes remain. Seven episodes ordered, resumes April 10.
The Office: No new episodes remain. Six episodes ordered, resumes April 10.
Quarterlife: Six episodes remain, premieres Feb. 18
Scrubs: Five episodes remain, resumes April 10.
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He (David Groh) also played a perp on Law & Order during the first season who reprised that same character (who was now out of prison) some sixteen (16) years later!

Jacob Lowenstein, a composite of the notorious Joel Steinberg therapist that abused his family and murdered his children in New York City in the late 1980's. The two L&O episodes (1990's "Indifference" and 2006's "Fixed," which just aired earlier this week on TNT-HD) also featured Marcia Jean Kurtz reprising the role of Carla Tucker, the composite of Steinberg's abused wife Hedda Nussbaum. These are two of the few episodes of "L&O" that came so close to the real deal that one wonders how the producers took it past NBC lawyers and nobody got sued.

And this, folks, is why I love "L&O."
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Overnight Nielsens in the 18-49 Demo
ABC dips but holds its Thursday lead
Averages a 3.5 in adults 18-49s, down 15 percent
By Toni Fitzgerald MediaLifeMagazine.com staff writer Friday, February 15, 2008

ABC is still the network to beat on Thursday night, but its lead is shrinking.

The network finished first last night among adults 18-49 with a 3.5 rating and 10 share, according to Nielsen overnights, a bit ahead of CBS and NBC, which tied for second at 3.2/9.

But ABC was off 16 percent from last week, when it averaged a 4.1/11, and it saw across-the-board declines for its lineup. “Lost,” the network’s new Thursday anchor, slipped 11 percent from last week, from a 6.4 to a 5.7, though it was still by far the night’s top-rated show and dominated its 9 p.m. timeslot.

Lead-out “Eli Stone,” a quirky new drama, averaged a series-low 2.8 in its third outing, off 22 percent from last week’s 3.6 overnight. That number will adjust with final ratings, as “Lost” usually runs a few minutes past 10 p.m.

It’s probably no surprise that “Lost” is falling off a bit. The show was up over last season’s finale, though it did have its lowest-rated premiere to date. The show generally gets a lot of DVR playback, though just how much won’t be clear until ratings are released several weeks from now.

It’s also likely that the show received extensive sampling at the season’s start because of the writers’ strike, which has led given some returning series a small bump as viewers search out new fare of any kind.

Certainly part of “Stone’s” decline is due to its lead-in’s drop, but slipping below the 3.0 level is never good for a new series. Meanwhile, another new show, the Brooke Shields drama “Lipstick Jungle,” fell 14 percent from last week’s premiere on NBC, from a 2.9 to a 2.5.

ABC was first for the night among viewers 18-49 with a 3.5 average overnight rating and a 10 share, followed by CBS and NBC at 3.2/9, Univision at 1.6/4, and Fox and CW at 1.4/4.

CBS started the night in the lead with a 4.5 at 8 p.m. for “Survivor,” followed by NBC with a 3.4 for “Deal or No Deal.” Univision and ABC tied for third at 2.0, Univision for “Al Diablo con los Guapos” and ABC for a “Lost” rerun, with CW fifth with a 1.5 for “Smallville” and Fox sixth with a 1.3 for the first half of the “NAACP Image Awards.”

At 9 p.m. ABC took the lead with a 5.7 for an original “Lost,” with NBC second again with a 3.7 for “Celebrity Apprentice.” CBS was third with a 2.9 for a repeat of “CSI,” Univision fourth with a 1.6 for “Pasion,” Fox fifth with a 1.4 for its second half of the “Image Awards” and CW sixth with a 1.2 for “Supernatural.”

ABC was first again at 10 p.m. with a 2.8 for “Stone,” followed by NBC with a 2.5 for “Jungle.” CBS was third with a 2.3 for a “Without a Trace” rerun and Univision fourth with a 1.1 for “Amas de Casa Desperadas.”

Among households, it was CBS on top for the night with a 6.9 average overnight rating and a 12 share. NBC was second at 6.0/10, ABC third at 5.7/9, Fox fourth at 2.6/4, CW fifth at 2.1/3 and Univision sixth at 1.8/3.

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Fred - unless something has changed - Prison Break only has 1 new episode left.

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Good point, but I didn't have specific episode numbers for NBC shows previously, Dr. Lar. Now I do.

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I am not a Swann fan, but in fairness, he was simply quoting Brian Roberts.

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