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Rob Schneider's big bet. NBA wants big increases in next TV deal.
Rob Schneider's big bet. NBA wants big increases in next TV deal.

After the coffee. Before ABC's press tour day. The Skinny: I was a little bummed (and even teary) by the finale of "24" last night. I'd tell you why but then I'd have to type SPOILER ALERT, so instead I'll just wait till everyone watches it. Check back here in a year. Today's roundup includes comedian Rob Schneider's attempt to self-finance his own sitcom. Also, the NBA wants a big increase in rights fees in its next TV deal. Daily Dose: Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the heads of 20th Century Fox Television who are over Fox Broadcasting as well, are not totally abandoning the network's new strategy of getting away from pilot season, those...

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