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Secret Millionaire Sneak Peek: Who Gave the Biggest Gift Ever?

Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire is going out with a bang.

On the show's season finale (Sunday 9/8c, ABC), multimillionaires George and Kym Rapier bestow more than a million dollars on the residents of Oakridge, Ore. Their donation is the biggest gift in the show's history.

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VIDEO: Auntie Anne's Pretzels Founder Is the Latest Secret Millionaire

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ABC has resurrected Secret Millionaire, the reality show (formerly on Fox) based on a British series, about wealthy people who assume secret identities and donate thousands of dollars to charities. The first philanthropist to be featured on ABC's version is Anne Beiler, the founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels.

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Can the Broadcast Networks Wrestle Summer Back From Cable?

Saving Hope

A few years ago, the broadcast networks finally woke up from their summer slumber and realized they'd ceded too much ground during the warmer months. Cable was winning the battle for the hearts and eyes of summer TV viewers by offering heavily promoted scripted fare — and the networks were mostly in rerun hell. "People got used to going away from the broadcasters in the summer," says The CW president Mark Pedowitz. "Now you're dealing with viewing patterns and trying to change them." read more

Ratings: Tony Awards Hits Low

Neil Patrick Harris

The Tony Awards hit an all-time low Sunday despite little competition elsewhere.

The 66th annual show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris for the third time, drew 6 million viewers and a 1.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. That rating ...
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Exclusive: ABC Orders Summer Reality Show The Glass House

The Glass House

ABC is already getting into the singing competition game with this summer's Duets, and now it's taking on CBS' long-running Big Brother as well. The network has partnered with a former Big Brother producer to build The Glass House, which will air this summer.

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ABC Orders Celebrity Wife Swap

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Stars now have an alternative to divorce: Celebrity Wife Swap.

ABC has ordered six episodes of the reality series, which features celebrities trading lifestyles and partners for a week, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Ratings: Kennedys, Borgias Post Solid Debuts

The Kennedys

Famous families got off to relatively impressive starts as The Kennedys attracted 1.9 million viewers, a record for the relatively obscure basic cable ReelzChannel, and Showtime's The Borgias reeled in 1.49 million total viewers, boosting the pay-cable outlet to a seven-year peak for a dramatic premiere.

And while The Killing failed to match the ratings of The Walking Dead, it still totaled... read more

The Biz: Second-chance Successes

Michael Cudlitz

Mae West once said, "All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else." Several TV networks couldn't agree more.

The Game was dumped by The CW in 2009 when the network decided to get out of the half-hour comedy business. Since relocating to cable network BET in January, the sexy, soapy sitcom about pro football players and the women who love them has averaged 4.4 million viewers — more than any current show on The CW...
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Ratings: Shameless, Army Wives Hit Series Highs

Army Wives

Shameless' Season 1 conclusion attracted 1.51 million people over two airings, hitting a series high.

The record numbers also gave Showtime its largest viewership for a freshman show's finale in a decade. (Queer as Folk got 1.49 million in 2001).

Army Wives on Lifetime also posted a series high in its fifth season — 4.8 million viewers. The ensemble drama, starring Kim Delaney and Catherine Bell, is the No. 1 drama on... read more

Ratings: Secret Millionaire, Next Great Restaurant See Declines in Week 3

James Malinchak

CBS' Amazing Race outpaced ABC's Secret Millionaire, which has seen its audience shrink since its debut two weeks ago.

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Premiered: March 06, 2011, on ABC
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Premise: Millionaires give back in this unscripted series, which follows well-to-do folks as they live and work (for the minimum wage) anonymously alongside the less fortunate before identifying themselves and giving a deserving recipient at least $100,000. Based on a British show of the same name.

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