Lost Tops the List of 2010's Most-Pirated Shows

... All you internet criminals out there who skirting legal methods of watching television that's bloated with commercials had one heck of a 2010. Torrentfreak.com has released its list of the year's most-pirated shows, and on top of the pile are Lost, Heroes, and Dexter. Click the link for the top ten. [Torrentfreak]

... Global Compliance, a research company devoted to making the workplace incredibly boring by holding employees up to certain ethical standards, has named NBC's 30 Rock the biggest violator of workplace ethics on television with an average of 11 violations per episode. Grey's Anatomy came in second with seven violations per episode, and House and CSI tied for third with six no-nos per episode. [CNN]

... Oprah launched her new network, OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network), on January 1, and it appears her many flocks of followers tuned in. OWN replaced Discovery Health on your cable dial and immediately saw a huge jump in viewership, posting a 555-percent gain from Discovery Health's numbers just four weeks ago. Take that, Discovery Health! [THR]

... Nickelodeon has renewed SpongeBob SquarePants for a ninth season, adding 26 episodes to the animated series that's been number-one among kids aged 2-11 for the last ten years. [Deadline Hollywood]

... CNN's John Roberts is leaving his post at the news network for a new position at... Fox News. Roberts had co-anchored American Morning since 2007, and will now assume the position of senior national correspondent at Fox News. This should significantly increase the number of times he's mentioned on The Daily Show. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Fox is developing a comedy starring Curb Your Enthusiasm's J.B. Smoove. The untitled show would star Smoove as a blue-collar dude who's going through a divorce but can't afford to move out of the house and holes up in his family's basement instead. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was filming Gordon's Shark Bait (what!?) in Costa Rica when shark hunters threatened him and his crew at gunpoint. He also says the poachers dumped a barrel of gasoline on him and police advised him to leave the country. Costa Rica... book your vacation now! [The Sun]


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Wow. I will never go to Costa Rica.
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Go JJ Abrams!
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5 of the 10 shows on that list I watch/watched/seen every episode of. Glad to see Lost & Heroes on the top. See NBC...Heroes had definitely lost it's audience...except not. I'll never get over that cancellation.
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How again is watching TV with a DVR and fastforwarding thru commercials different than downloading an AVI file?
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I'd almost swear your description of J.B. Smoove's show sounds like the premise of "Unhappily Ever After" with Geoff Pierson.
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Well Lost is the greatest show ever. So it's no surprise, who wants mediocre quality, not being able to pause and commercials?
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I do not think the OWN number will hold up
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Actually, with Roberts now being on FOX, he has in fact come full circle to his days on CityTV...in terms of caliber of network anyway...
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Ahhh, John Roberts, he's come a long way since his days as JD Roberts, the mullet VJ on Canada's MuchMusic channel...heh
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Woah, Gordon Ramsay is having a heck of a time in Costa Rica! LOL!
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