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Marilu Henner on Her Unforgettable New Gig and Her Infallible Memory

Marilu Henner

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. That was the day CBS aired a 60 Minutes report on Marilu Henner's rare condition — highly superior autobiographical memory (HSAM) — that gives her the ability to remember everything. Only six known people in the world have it, and after the special aired, "everything changed," Henner tells

Curiosity piqued, she's participating in more studies, she's writing a book, and the biggest change of all, she has a new gig: as a consultant on CBS' new show Unforgettable. Starring Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, a New York City cop with ...
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Ratings: Diane Sawyer Interview With Jaycee Dugard Attracts a Big Audience

Diane Sawyer and Jaycee Dugard

Some 14.78 million people watched Diane Sawyer's Sunday interview with Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped, raped and held prisoner for 18 years, in a special two-hour edition of Primetime — the biggest summer viewership for a newsmagazine in seven years.

The California woman's story is a compellingly harrowing tale: Just 11 when she was taken by Phillip and Nancy Garrido, she repeatedly was abused and gave birth to two children as a result of rape. Now 31, she has written a memoir titled A Stolen Life that's being published Tuesday ... read more

Jaycee Dugard: I Didn't Know I Was in Labor

Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard says she didn't know she was pregnant when she gave birth to her first child.

"I didn't know I was in labor," she told Diane Sawyer on Primetime. "I was still ... locked at that time. Just scared."

Dugard, who was kidnapped at age 11 in 1991 and ...
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Ratings: Fringe Fares Well on Friday; Medium Ends on High Note


What death slot? Fringe's Friday debut proved to be a ratings success, helping Fox top the night in the coveted adults-18-to-49 demographic.

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Fringe delivered 4.9 million viewers and a 1.9 in the demo, slightly above its fall average of 1.8 and up 12 percent from ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

Modern Family

Modern Family
9/8c ABC
Living with a Colombian wife and her son, Jay's horizons broaden every day, but tonight it's apparent that the phrase "like riding a bike" means nothing to them — because they don't know how. So while Jay teaches them what to him feels like an American birthright, Claire is driven to distraction by a person speeding through the Dunphys' neighborhood; and Mitchell and Cameron are just plain distracted by the New Agey, hot-tubbing and frequently shirtless guy (James Marsden) who moved in upstairs. — Joe Friedrich

Read on for previews of the People's Choice Awards, Law & Order: SVU, Are We There Yet?, Top Chef, Primetime and Ghost Hunters International. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

Modern Family

Modern Family
9/8c ABC
Take one look at Cameron's visiting mother, Barb (Celia Weston), and it's easy to see the apple didn't fall far from the plus-size personality tree. And Mitchell goes out of his way to explain that he's always found her unconditional love and openness touching. Of course, "touching" is the operative word here, and as far as Mitchell is concerned, there's way too much of it. Meanwhile, Haley calls it quits with Dylan, but the person who suffers the most from their devastating breakup is — Phil? — Joe Friedrrich

Read on for previews of Firebreather, NBA Basketball, Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special, Hell's Kitchen, Great Performances, Primetime. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Oct. 29, 2010


8/7c CW
Clark ought to know better than to make Lois aware that he's trying to protect her. But no. His efforts to steer her clear of the Vigilante Registrations Act story results in a declaration from Lois that she can take care of herself.  Of course, a flat tire on a lonely stretch of road has her doubting her own words as she finds herself in a dangerous pickle. — Rhoda Charles

Read on for previews of Dog Whisperer, CSI: NY, Primetime: What Would You Do?, What Not to Wear, Blue Bloods and Sanctuary. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, June 22, 2010


9/8c TNT
Star and executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith's character-driven hospital drama opens its second season. This new nurse verse begins with a harsh reality: Richmond Trinity goes out of business completely, prompting several staff members to land employment at a decaying hospital set in a run-down neighborhood. There, series protagonist Christina Hawthorne promptly clashes with the nursing supervisor. And the change is a bitter pill to swallow for Tom as well: He must relinquish his administrative post.

Read on for previews of Memphis Beat, Deadliest Catch, Primetime: Mind Games, Downfall, the World Cup and 30 for 30. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, May 7, 2010


10/9c Syfy
The two-parter about the troll Catrina masquerading as a human in order to woo King Uther into marriage picks up post-wedding, with her influence over Uther becoming stronger by the day. Merlin, who knows well her true nature, plots to expose her, but the task is made all the more difficult when she accuses him of theft, a crime punishable by death.

Read on for previews of Friday Night Lights, Smallville, Real Time with Bill Maher, Primetime: What Would You Do?, Need to Know and NASCAR. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009

Melrose Place

Melrose Place
9/8c CW
It's been 10 years since we last checked in on the residents at 4616 Melrose Place, and evidently the scandal and intrigue never left. Within the first 10 minutes of this anticipated reboot, someone is stabbed in the back — literally — and found floating dead in that infamous courtyard pool. Before long, everyone is a suspect. Reprising their roles from the original are Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro as Sydney Andrews and Dr. Michael Mancini, respectively. New cast members include Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Shaun Sipos.

Read on for previews of Get Schooled: You Have the Right, 90210, Primetime: Family Secrets, Curb Your Enthusiasm: It's Not a Reunion Show But It's the Closest You'll Get and Sons of Anarchy. read more

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Premise: A weekly newsmagazine addressing political, social and cultural issues. In its original format, hosts Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer bantered before a studio audience, but it flopped and producers quickly adopted a straight-news approach. ABC merged it with '20/20' in 1999, but revived it in 2001, and later offered editions devoted to medical mysteries and 'outsiders' (2006), crime and 'family secrets' (2007), and how people react in unusual situations ('Primetime: What Would You Do?' 2008).



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