Kaleidoscope 2009: Important TV Events (Part 2/4)


Kaleidoscope 2009: Important TV Events (Part 2/4)
'Project Runway' season 6 winner could not be revealed, Adam Lambert lost to Kris Allen, and an important announcement from the Gosselins.


The second quarter of 2009 in television world is crowded with season finales including the revelation of winner for reality competitions. The period also marks the time networks are dropping their ax to shows that do not perform quite well during the midseason and will not be included in the Fall line-up. Nevertheless, controversies also surface, including a shocking revelation from a reality star about the term 'reality' itself.

APRIL



Winner could not be immediately revealed on Project Runway

Heidi Klum complained when the legal matters between Lifetime and Bravo TV about "Project Runway" broadcast right was not settled by the time the winner of season 6 was determined. The show was long-delayed from its November 2008 schedule. It was only on April 1, 2009 that both networks released a joint statement: "The Weinstein Company will pay NBCU for the right to move Project Runway to Lifetime. All of the parties are pleased with the outcome."

  • Other major events of the month:
  • Apr 01: Legal battle resolved, "Project Runway" season 6 moved to Lifetime.
  • Apr 03: Showtime rejected "The L-Word" spin-off despite the original show's success.
  • Apr 07: Julianne Hough announced her last season of "Dancing with the Stars" to concentrate on music career.
  • Apr 13: "The Tudors" was renewed for a fourth and last season.
  • Apr 16: CBS ordered more "Amazing Race", stretching it to season 15.
  • Apr 18: "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" got honored by GLAAD Media Awards for "Ellen and Portia's Wedding Day" episode.
  • Apr 26: "Mad Men" won the Best International Series at BAFTA TV Awards.
  • Apr 28: MTV unveiled that "The Hills" would continue without its pivotal character, Lauren Conrad.


MAY



Kris Allen won over judge favorite Adam Lambert

Due to his appeal and the judges' praise for him, Adam Lambert was touted to be the winner of "American Idol". And when the 'underdog' Kris Allen finally was voted as the winner on May 20, fans of Adam launched a demand to recount the votes. It was only after both Kris and Adam made a statement together, laughing at how ridiculous the claim was, did the questions stop.



JUNE



Jon and Kate Gosselin announced separation on TV

"Jon & Kate Plus 8" season 5 premiere set a record as the most-watched episode on TLC with 9.8 million viewers tuning in to see what the couple has to say about Jon Gosselin's affair. Through the show also, the couple released a statement on June 22 that they were separating although the show will move on as usual.



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