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7 COMEDY CENTRAL In high demand in the upfront and sells vignettes from Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" to CNN International. Negative: Jimmy Kimmel headed to ABC.

6 DEBORAH NORVILLE The one-time "backstabber" to Jane Pauley on "Today" gets another shot at morning TV with a tryout on CBS' "The Early Show."

4 SONY Gets powerful box-office performances from "Men in Black II" and "Mr. Deeds," but becomes subject of odd attack by roster artist Michael Jackson, whose latest album has seemed more red than black.

1 BASEBALL Steroids and strikes (labor, not pitches) dominate the headlines, while the All-Star Game ratings sink to lowest ever.

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