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RDF Media USA CEO to exit post

RDF Media USA CEO to exit post
  RDF Media USA CEO Chris Coelen is leaving the company after four years.

The news was announced internally Thursday morning.

Coelen's exit comes as a surprise since he helped build Rdf's U.S. outpost into a formidable supplier for the past four years.

He had significantly expanded operations with a string of hires of senior executives over the past year, most recently leading ITV entertainment executive Natalka Znak, the co-creator and executive producer of ITV1 reality hits "Hell's Kitchen" and "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" whose appointment as executive vp at RDF USA was announced Thursday morning, hours before Coelen's resignation.

Under Coelen, RDF Media USA, the company behind ABC's veteran "Wife Swap," has produced such reality series as "Secret Millionaire" and "Don't Forget the Lyrics" for Fox, "Find My Family" for ABC, as well as cable shows "Addicted to Beauty," "How to Look Good Naked" and
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TV Show Obituaries: 85 Series from the 2008 - 2009 Season that are Cancelled or Ending

Those not returning for the 2009-10 TV season include 4Real, According To Jim, America's Toughest Jobs, American Gladiators, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, Celebrity Circus, Celebrity Exposé, Celebrity Family Feud, Charlie Jade, Chocolate News, Cristina's Court, Crusoe, Cupid, D.L. Hughley Breaks The News, Deal Or No Deal, Dirty Sexy Money, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Easy Money, Eleventh Hour, Eli Stone, ER, Everybody Hates Chris, Fear Itself, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends, Frank TV, Harper's Island, Hole In The Wall, Homeland Security USA, Howie Do It, In Harm's Way, In The Motherhood, Kath & Kim (Us), King Of The Hill, Kings, Knight Rider (2008), Kyle Xy, Last Comic Standing, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Life, Life On Mars (Us), Lipstick Jungle, MADtv, Momma's Boys, Most Outrageous Moments, My Own Worst Enemy, Nashville Star, Opportunity Knocks, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Privileged, Pushing Daisies, Reaper, Samantha Who?
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2008 - 2009 Cancelled TV Shows: 10 Fox Series That Won't Be Back for 2009 - 2010

Fox announced its new schedule for the 2009 - 2010 season earlier this week and, other than the renewal of Dollhouse, there weren't many surprises.

Shows that will be back next season include 24, American Dad, American Idol, America's Most Wanted, Bones, Cops, Dollhouse, Family Guy, Fringe, Glee, House, Kitchen Nightmares, Lie To Me, The Simpsons, So You Think You Can Dance, and 'Til Death.

So You Think You Can Dance is also airing over the Summer. It'll be joined by Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Hell's Kitchen, and The Moment of Truth. Joining them will be Mental and More to Love.

Shows not returning next season include Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, Do Not Disturb, Don't Forget The Lyrics!, Hole In The Wall, MADtv, Osbournes: Reloaded, Prison Break, Secret Millionaire, Sit Down Shut Up, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

King Of The
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Duncan Gray joins Sky One

London -- In his first major hire since taking the reigns as controller of Sky One on May 5, Stuart Murphy has hired former ITV and ABC executive Duncan Gray as temporary commissioner of entertainment, beginning June 1.

Gray will cover the maternity leave period for Sky exec Andrea Hamilton.

Sky will be looking for a roster of new entertainment programs after Murphy cancelled two of his predecessor Richard Woolfe's biggest entertainment shows.

Murphy said he had opted to axe the Shine-produced "Gladiators" and Rdf Media's "Don't Forget The Lyrics" because he was looking to make newer fare and new genres such as comedy part of the Sky One mix.
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Sky1 axes 'Gladiators', 'Lyrics'

Sky1's new director of programmes has axed Gladiators and Don't Forget The Lyrics from its schedule, according to Broadcast Now. The two shows are reportedly the first in Stuart Murphy's planned shake-up as he seeks out more big entertainment formats and comedy. "Gladiators has done a great job for Sky1 over two seasons, resonating with our young audience and showcasing (more)
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What To Watch: Weekend Edition

Don't Forget The Lyrics @ 9pm Most of the time on this show, we witness ordinary folks (Joe the Singer?) trying their best to remember enough words from a handful of songs to walk away with some cash. But how about when these folks have sold millions of albums? We'll find out tonight how much fame, fortune and almost 20 years of experience count when acclaimed R&B quartet En Vogue reunites to sing for charity. Sanctuary @ 10pm Magnus and Co. take animal magnetism to a whole new level when two furry critters called nubbins are added to the...
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'Supernatural' Hits Top Ratings Return List

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The Hollywood Reporter paused to take a look at the winners and losers of returning prime time series. While it’s interesting to see Supernatural’s strong start in its fourth season, the shows with weak returns do not bode well for our genre faves.

Gainers

1. CW Supernatural 1.2 to 1.7 = 42%

2. CBS Criminal Minds 3.5 to 4.7 = 34%

3. CBS How I Met Your Mother 3.3 to 4.0 = 21%

4. CBS CSI: Miami 4.6 to 5.2 = 13%

5. CBS NCIS 3.2 to 3.6 = 13%

6. CBS Two And A Half Men 4.8 to 5.3 = 10%

7. CBS CSI: NY 3.7 to 4.0 = 8%

8. CW Gossip Girl 1.6 to 1.7 = 6%

9. CW One Tree Hill 1.6 to 1.7 = 6%

10. Fox American Dad 3.1 to 3.2 = 3%

Droppers

1. ABC Pushing Daisies 4.4 to 2.0 = -55%

2. Fox Terminator 4.2 to 2.4 = -43%

3. Fox Don't Forget The Lyrics 2.9 to 1.7 = -41%

4. CBS Without A Trace 4.7 to 2.8 = -40%

5. CBS Old Christine 3.2 to 2.1 = -34%

6. ABC Dirty Sexy Money 3.6 to 2.4 = -33%

7. CW America's Top Model 2.5 to 1.7 = -32%

8. Fox Smarter Than 5Th Grader 2.5 to 1.7 = -32%

9. NBC Heroes 7.3 to 5.0 = -32%

10. NBC My Name Is Earl 3.8 to 2.7 = -
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Fox's 'Don't Forget the Lyrics' Returns Tonight

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The Fox reality series Don’t Forget the Lyrics returns to airwaves tonight at 9pm, with the contenders vying for the grand prize of a million dollars. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the show requires contestants to take the stage and the microphone and choose several songs from a wide range of genres, decades and musical artists. Each song they pick must be sung completely and correctly, even with missing lyrics flashing on screen. If the contestant successfully sings the correct missing lyrics, he or she moves on to the next round. Each successful level will enable the contestant to decide to keep playing or take the money and leave. If the contestants get nine songs right, they will enter the tenth level in which they could win the grand prize of a million dollars.

Don’t Forget the Lyrics comes back tonight with host Wayne Brady, the 37-year-old Emmy Award-winning
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'Idol' slips; Fox doesn't miss a beat

'Idol' slips; Fox doesn't miss a beat
Despite American Idol taking some well-publicized ratings hits, Fox won its 15th consecutive week in the Nielsens and actually managed to exceed last year's performance.

Idol is most definitely down, with Tuesday's edition hitting a five-year-low (23.7 million, 8.8 rating in adults 18-49 rating and a 23 share) and on Wednesday falling to a four-year low (23.3 million, 8.8/22).

Yet Fox was up 8% in the demo for the week ending April 20 thanks partly to a more sturdy Thursday lineup this season -- Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (9.2 million, 2.5/8) and Don't Forget the Lyrics (9.3 million, 3.1/8) -- and a strong performance by its in-season edition of Hell's Kitchen (10.6 million, 4.7/12).

On the scripted side, however, Fox's New Amsterdam (6.6 million, 2.0/5) had a finale that's assumed to be the series' last episode.

NBC unexpectedly edged CBS for second place for the week. The Peacock was led by The Office (9.9 million, 5.0/13) winning Thursday night amid mostly repeats in the 9 p.m.

New 'Office' supplies season high

NBC returned to an all-original lineup Thursday night, highlighted by the much-anticipated resumption of The Office.

Most of the network's comedies were roughly on par with their pre-strike averages, but The Office spiked to deliver its highest rating since the show's fall season premiere (9.2 million, 4.8/12). At 8 p.m., My Name Is Earl (7 million, 3.0/9) and return of 30 Rock (5.7 million, 2.7/7) were down slightly from their averages as they were up against an American Idol results show. The return of comedy Scrubs at 9:30 was up 6% (6.6 million, 3.4/8). At 10 p.m., the return of "ER" was down 14% to match its all-time low (5.9 million, 3.1/8).

NBC came in third place overall, with Fox in first place airing a special American Idol results show (20 million, 6.8/19), which matched Wednesday's Idol Gives Back event. After, an episode of Don't Forget the Lyrics performed strong (10.9 million, 4.0/10).

In second place, CBS aired a series low Survivor: Micronesia (11.7 million, 3.8/11). "CSI" was down a couple ticks from last week's return to originals (20 million, 5.7/14), but effectively matched Idol as the most-viewed show of night.

'Lost' drops to season low; 'Idol' boosts 'Lyrics'

Critics and fans are praising this season of ABC's "Lost", yet ratings continue to erode. The drama hit a season low Thursday, as did NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" in the same time period.

Fox's ever-dominant "American Idol" was up slightly from last week's results show debut and gave another series high to "Don't Forget the Lyrics".

According to preliminary Nielsen ratings, Fox won the night among total viewers (20.2 million) and adults 18 to 49 (2.5/6). "Idol" (25.9 million, 9.1/24) was up 7% week-to-week, followed by "Lyrics" (14.6 million, 5.2/13).

CBS edged out ABC for second place, with "Survivor: Micronesia" (14.6 million, 4.2/11), rallying slightly after last week's series low, followed by repeats.

In third, ABC had a repeat, followed by "Lost" (12.9 million, 5.4/13) and "Eli Stone" (7.5 million, 2.7/7) -- the latter winning the 10 p.m. hour.

After a repeat, fourth-place NBC had "Apprentice" (7.6 million, 3.1/8) and "Lipstick Jungle" (5.7 million, 2.5/7).

The CW aired repeats.

'Lyrics' launching online game

The Fox primetime series Don't Forget the Lyrics will get some casting help from a new companion online game being developed by the show's producers, RDF USA.

Part of the game, which will be available on Fox.com, allows players to upload video of themselves singing; submissions will in turn be reviewed by the show's producers for consideration as future on-air contestants.

The Lyrics game is one of two such properties being developed by RDF, which plans to make casual games a new area for the company to explore. RDF is also at work on a mobile game to accompany the A&E series The Two Coreys.

"This is a natural extension for us as we continue to explore ways to maximize the value of our show brands," said Max Benator, head of digital media for RDF USA. "Any production company that wants to survive in this changing media landscape should be creating for as many platforms as possible - and I'm glad we're finding successes in doing that."

CBS 'Power'-less against Fox in 18-49 demo

NEW YORK -- CBS' new game show The Power of 10 faltered in its second outing while Fox won in the adults 18-49 demographic in Wednesday's primetime.

Fox won each hour in the demo between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., first with So You Think You Can Dance (7.6 million, 2.8 rating/10 share in adults 18-49) and then at 9 p.m. with Don't Forget the Lyrics (8.8 million, 3.2/10). The preliminary estimates were released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.

Meanwhile, Power (7.8 million, 2.0/7) won in viewership at 8 p.m. but was down from Tuesday night's premiere (9.2 million, 2.7/9). It tied in the demo with a repeat of NBC's Outrageous Moments (6 million, 2.0/7). CBS had better luck at 9 p.m. with a repeat Criminal Minds (8.9 million, 2.1/6), though NBC's Last Comic Standing (5.9 million, 2.5/8) came in second in the demo against Lyrics.

CBS won viewership at 10 p.m. with a repeat CSI: NY (8.5 million, 2.4/7) and tied in adults 18-49 with NBC's Dateline (6.6 million, 2.4/7).

Fox dazzles with 'Dance' and 'Lyrics'

NEW YORK -- Fox won Wednesday's primetime with So You Think You Can Dance and Don't Forget the Lyrics.

Dance (8.2 million, 3.0/10) prevailed between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. against repeat competition on the networks, though it did come up against stiffer competition between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Fox's Lyrics (7.8 million, 3.0/8) won in viewership at 9:30 p.m., but the last half-hour of Last Comic Standing (6.8 million, 2.9/8) tied it in adults 18-49. Farther down the list at 9 p.m. were ABC's American Inventor (5.3 million, 1.7/5) and CBS' Criminal Minds (6.8 million, 1.8/5).

Lyrics was up slightly compared with last week in adults 18-49. Last Comic Standing tied its highest demo rating so far this season.

The 10 p.m. hour split between a repeat CSI: NY (8.2 million, 2.1/6) in viewership and Dateline NBC (7.2 million, 2.8/8). An episode of ABC's canceled The Nine (3.2 million, 1.1/3) came in far third.

Wednesday averages: Fox (8.1 million, 3.0/9); NBC (6.8 million, 2.6/8); CBS (6.7 million, 1.9/6); ABC (4.3 million, 1.4/4); and the CW (1.6 million, 0.7/2).

Fox dominates with reality heavyweights

NEW YORK -- Fox won Wednesday night's primetime.

The netork won every half-hour between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the adults 18-49 demographic, first with the 90-minute So You Think You Can Dance (8 million, 3.0/9) and then at 9:30 p.m. with Don't Forget the Lyrics (7.4 million, 2.8/8).

ABC took the 8 p.m. hour in viewership with The Next Best Thing (7.1 million, 1.9/7) then came in behind Fox at 9 p.m. and NBC and CBS at 10 p.m. with a two-hour American Inventor (6.1 million, 2.0/6). NBC had better luck with Last Comic Standing (6.3 million, 2.5/8), while a repeat Criminal Minds (7.6 million, 1.8/6) won that hour in viewership.

The 10 p.m. hour went to CSI: NY (8 million, 2.1/6) in viewership and Dateline: NBC (7.2 million, 2.8/9) in adults 18-49.

Wednesday averages: Fox (7.6 million, 2.9/10); CBS (6.8 million, 1.8/6); ABC (6.4 million, 2.0/6); NBC (6.3 million, 2.4/8); and the CW (1.7 million, 0.7/2).

'Dance,' 'Lyrics' a winning combo for Fox

NEW YORK -- Fox won Wednesday's primetime with So You Think You Can Dance plus a good premiere of Don't Forget the Lyrics.

Lyrics might not have hit the same high notes as NBC's Singing Bee the night before, but it didn't do too badly either. It was the night's highest-rated program, with 8.1 million viewers and a 3.4 rating/10 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.

It improved upon Dance ( 8.4 million, 3.0/10), which also won its time period between 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. That was ahead of NBC's America's Got Talent (7.5 million, 2.6/8), which was its lowest rating so far this season.

ABC got a second-place finish at 8 p.m. with The Next Best Thing (7.1 million, 2.0/7) but fell at 9 p.m. with American Inventor (5.7 million, 2.0/6).

The 10 p.m. hour went to Last Comic Standing (6.9 million, 2.9/9) in adults 18-49 and to a repeat CSI: NY (8.6 million, 2.3/7) in viewership, while ABC's drama Traveler (3.5 million, 1.2/3) continued to fade away.

Fatone in sync with 'Bee'

Dancing With the Stars runner-up Joey Fatone has been tapped as host of NBC's karaoke-themed game show The Singing Bee.

The series is slated to launch at 9:30 p.m. July 10, following America's Got Talent. That is a day before Fox debuts its own karaoke-style game show, Don't Forget the Lyrics, hosted by Wayne Brady.

Singing Bee, from Juma Entertainment and the Gurin Co., will feature contestants trying to accurately sing the lyrics to the most popular songs of all time.

Before advancing to the final of Dancing, Fatone was best known as a member of 'N Sync.

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