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'Death in Paradise' returns with largest ever audience

'Death in Paradise' returns with largest ever audience
Popular BBC One drama Death in Paradise returned to screens with its biggest ever audience last night. The second series premiere of the crime comedy drama, climaxing with the resolution of a murder mystery, pulled in 6.86m (26.6%) for BBC One in the 9pm hour. The show, starring Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller and Sara Martins, averaged exactly the same audience as ITV had for new Sunday night hit Mr Selfridge. Meanwhile on ITV1, a celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire? entertained 3.3m (13.8%) at 8pm (+1: 126k), not far in front of BBC Two's Stargazing Live which took 2.98m (11.8%). However, Millionaire's figures look fine when compared to the 1.68m (7.1%) audience for ITV's 9pm one-off factual offering, All You Can Eat. The Polar Bear Family (more)
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Get a $50 Visa Cash Card with Cash Cab!

The Emmy-winning hit game show Cash Cab is now in syndication airing five days a week! M&C is celebrating the series by giving away three $50 Visa Cash Cards. The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands. Find out when Cash Cab is playing in your area at http://cashcab.mgm.com. To enter, contestants need to provide a name and e-mail address. Upon notification of winning, contestants will have five days to reply with the name and address of where their prize should be sent.
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Giveaway: Cash Cab $100 Visa Cash Card

Courtesy of our friends at MGM, one of our readers will take home a $100 Visa Cash Card to celebrate the new 5 day a week syndication of Discovery's hit series Cash Cab. The Show The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands. Discovery’s Emmy winning hit Cash Cab is now airing 5 days a week! To find out where Cash Cab is playing in your area, visit http://cashcab.mgm.com The Prize One (1) winner will receive: · $100 Visa Cash Card The Rules 1) Follow our Twitter Page and post the following text onto yours: I Entered the #CashCab $100 Visa Cash Card Giveaway @DailyBLAM http://tinyurl.com/...
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Cash In With Cash Cab! Enter To Win A Visa Gift Card!

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Discovery's Emmy winning, hit game show Cash Cab is now airing 5 days a week and to celebrate, we're giving away a $50 Visa Gift Card courtesy of our friends over at MGM.   The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands.   Read on to enter for your chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. In addition, click here to find out where Cash Cab is playing in your area!
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Discovery’s Cash Cab Giveaway

Discovery‘s little game show that could is now on 5 days a week, and I have a cool giveaway to help celebrate. The ambush game show has been dishing out cash to unsuspecting passengers for quite some time now, and the show’s combination of elements have seen it gather a remarkable following.

You’ll want to check your listings (or the link below) to see when you can catch it, because if you aren’t familiar with it yet, you want to be.

I’m going to have three lucky winners, so check the details below.

Discovery’s Emmy winning hit Cash Cab is now airing 5 days a week!

The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands.
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Cash in with Cash Cab and win a Prize Pack!

Discovery.s Emmy winning hit Cash Cab is now airing 5 days a week! M&C.s getting in on the fun by giving away a Cash Cab Prize Pack . which includes a $100 Visa Cash Card and a Cash Cab board game! The funniest game show on TV, Cash Cab combines elements of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Family Feud and Candid Camera as taxi driver/comedian Ben Bailey picks up unsuspecting people hailing a cab and gives them a chance to win thousands. To find out where Cash Cab is playing in your area, visit http://cashcab.mgm.com. The Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive a $100 Visa Cash Card and a Cash Cab board gameTwo
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Review: Animal Kingdom

This is the Pure Movies review of Animal Kingdom, directed by David Michôd and starring James Frecheville, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann, Guy Pearce, Paul Smits, Jacki Weaver, Luke Ford and Sullivan Stapleton. There are some accolades that sound like the very opposite; the best giblet-based pate, for example, or the best late-night garage. So, I want you to believe me when I say that Animal Kingdom is the best Australian film that I have ever seen, and I want you to believe it without irony. Animal Kingdom (I know – it sounds like a Disney romp, but stay with me) follows the eighteen year old, vaguely gormless, apparently ‘invisible’ Joshua ‘Jay’ Cody as he passes in to the guardianship of his grandmother. Well, his grandmother and extended family of criminal uncles; Darren, Baz, Craig and Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody. For this, like so many that has gone before it, is a film
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Hamish Blake tops Australian TV power list

Hamish Blake has been named the most influential star on Australian television. The radio and TV comedian, who usually works alongside partner Andy Lee, came in first place on a list of the most powerful 250 television personalities compiled by Audience Development Australia. According to The Australian, Andrew Denton and Packed to the Rafters actress Rebecca Gibney came in second and third place. Other stars featured in the top 10 included Gibney's castmate Michael Caton, supermodel Jennifer Hawkins, United States of Tara actress Toni Collette and Spicks and Specks host Adam Hills. Lee came in 13th place. Who Wants To Be a Millionaire presenter Eddie McGuire, breakfast hosts Karl Stefanovic and David Koch, Hollywood star Joel (more)
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Eddie McGuire slams Logie nominations

Eddie McGuire has publicly slammed this year's Logie Award nominations. The Australian television star, who is best known for hosting Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, said that he thinks there has "always been questions" over the voting system for the Aussie TV awards ceremony. McGuire is the first celebrity to speak out amongst rumours of stars being displeased at The Circle presenter Chrissie Swan being voted for three newcomer awards despite having been on screen for a year. He told The Daily Telegraph: "You know when you vote for the dumb kid in the class to be the class captain just to gee up the teachers? We don't want to get that going." Swan (more)
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Win It! 'The Town' Prize Pack!

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Win It! 'The Town' Prize Pack!
Academy Award winner Ben Affleck directed, co-wrote and stars in "The Town" -- a dramatic thriller about cops and robbers, friendship and betrayal, love and hope, and escaping a past that has no future. The film also stars Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively and Jon Hamm. It will be in your town September 17.

Now you can win an awesome "The Town" prize pack! It includes a Port Authority Men's Jacket, Black Heavyweight Duffle Bag,
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In Celador vs. Disney, Silverman Does His Best Reagan: 'I Don't Recall'

By Dominic Patten

Somebody throw Ben Silverman a lifeline … or at least something to clear up the former NBC/Universal co-chair’s memory. Silverman offered very foggy testimony on the witness stand Thursday morning at the trial of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” creator Celador International’s $270 million claim against Disney, ABC, Buena Vista Television and Valleycrest Productions. In fact, when it came to questions from the plaintiff’s attorney, Silverman&rsqu...
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Disney vs. Celador: Next Witness, Ben Silverman

By Dominic Patten

Ben Silverman won't take the stand until midday Thursday, but he’s already the star of Celador International’s case against Disney and it’s TV partners.

The makers of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” are looking to recoup $270 million they say was lost to Disney’s accounting black hole after the show was imported from the U.K. to the U.S.

Silverman, who was working at the London office of Willia...
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'Undercovers': NBC's first step toward redemption?

NBC has a lot of work to do for next season, so it makes sense that the network would get started early with the pickup of its spy drama "Undercovers."

As much as getting a piece of its 2010-11 schedule in place, though, the pickup is sending a message that NBC is a safe place to play again for people who make scripted dramas. That alone won't reverse a six-year ratings slump, but it's a start.

Following the short-lived and strange Ben Silverman era and the hot mess that was Jay Leno in primetime -- both of which caused grumbling and in some cases outright hostility in the creative community -- NBC signaled early this year that it was jumping back into scripted drama in a big way with shows like "Undercovers" (from J.J. Abrams and Josh Reims), a "Rockford Files" remake from "House" creator David Shore and shows from David E. Kelley,
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Who wants to be Nine's CEO: McGuire

Who wants to be Nine's CEO: McGuire
SYDNEY -- In what's been viewed in some quarters of the Australian TV industry as an extraordinary appointment, Eddie McGuire, host of the local version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was named Thursday as the new CEO of the Nine Network. McGuire replaces current CEO Sam Chisholm, who took the job from David Gyngell 10 months ago as a transitional CEO. Chisholm remains a non-executive director of Nine Network parent company Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL). True to his current incarnation as one of Nine's brightest on-air stars, McGuire's appointment was formally announced as the lead item on Nine's National News bulletin last night. McGuire said that under his watch he hoped to "reinvigorate the people who watch TV and who work in television and make Nine the epicenter of Australian creativity."

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