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Shawna Benson

Confessions of a TVJunkie


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Talk about TV. And TV. And MORE TV. Interviews with people in the biz and those who want to be.

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It's that time again -- pilot season! Networks are scrambling to take advantage of what time they have left before upfronts in May. Learn what pilots are being produced, what shows will definitely make it to air, and what the heck is NBC up... more

At long last, our great national nightmare may be over. We'll get the lowdown on all the haps at the WGA membership meeting and get the skinny on the deal. Then, we'll try reading the tea leaves as to what the future holds...

It's happening -- moreso than usual for this time of year. Shows are running out of new episodes due to the writers strike, and soon we will be faced with an onslaught of reruns and reality shows. How will we survive?

We'll talk about the WGA strike, and if it is still going at showtime, how the future looks for networks and TV shows. We'll also preview some new shows coming on the air soon.

**One hour later this week (and don't forget the time change)** The strike has been called to start Monday at 12:01 AM. Apparently there's a last ditch effort to negotiate a contract on Sunday. What does it mean for you, a film and tv... more

**RESCHEDULED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES** We'll be talking in depth about Nielsen ratings, what they are, how they are calculated and what they mean. Also, we'll examine how the new media and time shifting (DVRs,... more

Let's review the Emmy winners and losers and the TV premieres thus far.

After a week off making a short film, the TV Junkie (aka Shawna) checks in to talk the upcoming week in TV. Want to rant or rave about a new show? Call in!

For TV Junkies and those who want to be. Time to gear up for the new fall season -- What's new, what's coming back, what we love and hate.
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