November 25, 2008

'Dancing with the Stars' moves to make room for Packers game

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In a matchup between a top-rated "reality" show and the Green Bay Packers, the Packers always win on Milwaukee TV.

Always.

That means the final night of competition on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" moves to 11:05 p.m. Monday on Channel 12.

If you're recording the 90 minutes of "Dancing," you'll want to build in some cushion on either end because football - the Packers-New Orleans Saints game starts at 7:30 - doesn't always end when it's supposed to.

Even though the final night of "Dancing" competition won't be airing live on Milwaukee TV, you'll still be able to vote online after watching the delayed show. Votes will be accepted at abc.com until 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The two-hour finale airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 12.

Chances are good that this will be the last time for such a situation.

By next year, with the digital conversion completed, Channel 12 should have a subchannel running, so the Packers and the dancers can air simultaneously.

NO 9 P.M. NEWS: A prime-time Packers game during a sweeps month - the four-week November sweeps period ends Wednesday - means Monday's 9 p.m. newscast on Channel 6 is being pre-empted by a rerun of the Fox affiliate's "Harley 105th Recap Special" from the end of August.

Since a good chunk of the audience will be watching the Packers, dropping a newscast keeps the news ratings from taking a hit.

A DVR ALERT: As long as we're talking about Channel 6's 9 p.m. news, it'll be starting late Tuesday night.

A very special episode of Fox's "House" will run long Tuesday, pushing the start of "Fringe" to 8:08 and pushing back the start of the news to 9:07. Set your DVRs or VCRs accordingly.

CHANNEL SURFING: Leggy Brittany Sullivan - who goes by the moniker "McKey" - won the 11th installment of the CW's "America's Next Top Model" on Wednesday night. She's a Ripon College student from Lake Forest, Ill.

• Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes has signed a five-year deal to remain at the helm of the biggest cable news outlet.

• Warren Buffett talks to the Fox Business Network's Liz Claman at 3 p.m. today. Maybe he can calm us down.

•  Speaking of the economic mess, ABC's "The View" launches a series of cost-cutting tips under the umbrella title "Bank on 'The View' " starting on today's episode at 10 a.m. on Channel 12.

DAIRYLAND'S FINEST: The next season of Oxygen's "Bad Girls Club" - premiering at 9 p.m. Dec. 2 - features a Wisconsin native identified only as "Sarah."

The cable channel's announcement of the cast includes this description of 23-year-old Sarah: "Born and raised in Wisconsin, Sarah does not share the conservative morals of most rural Midwesterners.

"Married by 19 and divorced by 21, Sarah has spent the last several years making up for lost time, indulging in countless nights of drinking, partying and promiscuous sex. She recently posed for an online edition of Playboy and dreams of becoming a Playmate."

Yes, you could call her one of Wisconsin's cheesiest exports.


Source: Jsonline.com

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