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ABC News' Dan Harris: Drug Use Caused My On-Air Panic Attack

Dan Harris

Ten years ago, ABC News anchor Dan Harris had a panic attack on live television — and now he says the incident may have saved his life.

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Yahoo! Unveils Losing Your Virginity with John Stamos, Ed Helms Comedy

Yahoo! logo

Yahoo! unveiled its new slate of original programming at its newfront presentation Monday, including new comedy series from Ed Helms and John Stamos.

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Ratings: Jimmy Kimmel Beats Letterman, Falls Short of Leno in 11:35 Debut

Jimmy Kimmel

Everything's coming up Kimmel!

Jimmy Kimmel made an impressive debut in his new 11:35 p.m. timeslot, beating David Letterman and falling just short of his rival Jay Leno.

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Tuesday Playlist: The Return of Justified and Cougar Town, Jimmy Kimmel's Move, More


A week's worth of notable TV has been crammed into one very busy night. Let's take it from the top.

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Exclusive Promo: Barbara Walters Touts Jimmy Kimmel's Timeslot Change

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC has started promoting Jimmy Kimmel Live's big move to 11:35/10:35c, and tonight will lean on a network titan to help sell that message. Barbara Walters has taped a spot highlighting Kimmel's time slot promotion, which takes place next month.

Walters' promo will air during the 90-minute special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012, airing Tuesday night at 9:30/8:30c.

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The Walters promo is also notable because her special is produced by ABC News. Kimmel's move back a half hour (starting January 8) is displacing ABC News' Nightline, which shifts to 12:35/11:35c. Perhaps a sign of no hard feelings?

Here's the short Walters promo — featuring a cameo by Jimmy Kimmel Live's Guillermo Rodriguez — that will air tonight... read more

Dolly Parton Responds to Gay Rumors on Nightline

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton has denied long-circulating speculation that she is gay in a candid interview with Nightline.

The legendary singer and gay icon, whose been married to her husband Carl Dean for 46 years, shut down the reports that she is romantically involved with her childhood friend Judy Ogle. In fact, the singer says she has even bonded over the gay rumors with her pal Oprah Winfrey. read more

Election Night TV Coverage: Where to Watch and When

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Election Day is finally here! And your favorite Tuesday night shows will step aside for wall-to-wall results coverage. Not sure what to watch when? Check out our roundup below to see what the networks have planned (all times Eastern): read more

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live Gets a Time Slot Upgrade

Jimmy Kimmel

Just in time for its 10th anniversary, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live will move to 11:35 p.m. in January, while Nightline — which has held that time slot since its launch in 1979 (as Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage) slides to 12:35 a.m.

As part of the time slot shift (which takes effect Jan, 8), Kimmel has also extended his contract — which was set to expire in February 2013 — for another two years, keeping him at ABC until at least 2015. read more

Newt Gingrich's Ex-Wife Tells Nightline: He Wanted An 'Open Marriage'

Newt Gingrich

Just two days before Saturday's crucial GOP primary in South Carolina, Nightline has what's characterized as a "bombshell" interview with Newt Gingrich's (second) ex-wife, Marianne.

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As Dave Catches Jay, Are the Late Night Wars Over?

The Tonight Show

Remember the late night wars? Now that there are so many choices on TV — even in the bedtime hours — the idea of Jay vs. Dave seems quaint.

That was all the more apparent this November, as the battle between the two late night titans came to a draw. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (3.6 million) still held a slight edge over Late Show With David Letterman (3.4 million) in viewers. But for the first time since 1994, Letterman (with a 0.9 rating) managed to beat ...
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