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I don't know if this is bulletin board material, but "Late Show with David Letterman" has already booked Ball State Coach Brady Hoke to present the show's Top 10 list on Monday. Letterman, of course, is a graduate of Ball State, which plays the University at Buffalo tonight for the Mid-American Conference title. The booking of Coach Hoke suggests that the show …

You have to give ABC credit. In the semifinal episode of "Boston Legal" Monday, it allowed writer-producer David E. Kelley to take several shots at the direction of broadcast television. The teleplay, written by three people including Kelley, had a sub-plot in which attorney Carl Sack (John Larroquette) took a case inspired by Catherine Piper (Betty White) that …

Channel 2 consumer reporter Mike Igoe has accepted a buyout being offered companywide by the station's owner, Gannett, to employees 55 and over who have worked for it for 10 years and don't have a personal services contract. Now, Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner has two days to decide whether to accept Igoe's decision or to keep the veteran reporter on the payrol…

"Go Bills." That's how Luke Russert ended a wide-ranging, 30-minute interview Monday in which the NBC News youth correspondent discussed his family, election coverage and his appreciation of the support from Western New Yorkers since the June 13 death of his father, "Meet the Press" moderator Tim Russert. Luke's sign-off was just one illustration t…

Happy endings all the way around on "Entourage"? What a concept. In Sunday's season finale of HBO's series about the ups and downs of life in Hollywood, Vinny (Adrian Grenier) got off the mat and landed the lead in Martin Scorsese's next film to rescue his career. Vinny then apologized to his buddy and manager, Eric (Kevin Connolly), who set the wheels in mot…

Time Warner Cable sure was resourceful Friday night in delivering the University at Buffalo's thrilling 40-34 victory over Bowling Green in double overtime that assured the Bulls a postseason bowl bid. It can even be forgiven the fact that the picture on Channel 13 often had some annoying interference that made it difficult at times to see the field. TWC carried the ga…

After many national prime time telecasts involving the Buffalo Bills, fans usually can find something to complain about. But ESPN's coverage of the Bills' 29-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns Monday night was respectful of the area and its fans and mostly on the money when dealing with game strategy. Of course, the ESPN announcing trio of Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser an…

Two of the questions I hear most often are: When is "Nip/Tuck" coming back to FX? And how about "Damages"? FX has finally provided the answer. "Nip/"Tuck" returns for another season at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.6. The guest list this season includes Sharon Gless, Portia de Rossi and Morgan Fairchild. Yes, Morgan Fairchild. And "Damage…

You are out of luck if you want to see the live coverage of the semifinals of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" tonight. Channel 7, the ABC affiliate, is the local broadcast station that has a deal to carry ESPN's coverage of the Buffalo Bills game with the Cleveland Browns for those viewers without cable. As a result, Channel 7 plans to carry "Dancing" …

The return of Anthony Edwards to NBC's "ER'' as Dr. Mark Greene brought many local viewers back to the series in its 15th and final season. In the episode, Dr. Greene appeared in flashbacks unsuccessfully treating the sick son of Dr. Cate Banfield (Angela Bassett) years ago after she delayed bringing him to the emergency room. It had a local rating that was about 5…

She is everywhere, she is everywhere. We're talking about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who cooked for NBC's Matt Lauer on "Today" this week during a media tour that also included interviews with Fox's Greta Van Susteren, CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Larry King and just about any other media member who wanted to talk with her. Whether it was Lauer eating a salmon dish or…

Keep your children out of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen" and away from the Fox animated shows like "American Dad" and "Family Guy." That's the word from The Parents Television Council, a watchdog organization that calls itself non-partisan but is viewed by many to be a conservative interest group. The three prime time programs above were declared …

Talk about a quick breakup. The end of this season's lesbian relationship on "Grey's Anatomy" Thursday between Dr. Callie Torres (Sara Ramirez) and Dr. Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith) was so abrupt that it didn't give the two characters much time to deal with many issues. In the episode's next-to-last scene, Erica broke up with Callie as they walked out of Seattle G…

Channel 2 was the big local news winner on the night that Barack Obama was elected president, Chris Lee was elected to Congress and Frank A. Sedita III was elected Erie County district attorney. The NBC affiliate had the highest local news ratings at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m Tuesday. The 11 p.m. news was helped by the lead-in from NBC News, which finished first here on…

If you’re to believe the Associated Press story that ran on the front page of today’s Buffalo News, then the 2008 presidential election was close to being decided at 8 tonight when ABC and NBC projected Democrat Barack Obama would win Pennsylvania. CBS, CNN and Fox News were more cautious to make the projection, which had great significance to the national race. Fox…