Daily Archives : May 31, 2009

The ‘Password’ is… IDIOT!

Well, it’s Sunday night, and my usual televised staples — "The Amazing Race," "Celebrity Apprentice," football (yes, I do watch football) — are nowhere to be found; so what did I do? No, I didn’t read that book that my…

Carey Might Return to News Corp.

   Chase Carey could be returning to the News Corp. fold, according to multiple published reports.   Carey, currently president and chief executive officer at DirecTV, is in talks to replace the exiting Peter Chernin as president and chief operating officer…

Hair Comes Conan, At Long Last

Due to some bugginess with the relaunch of TVWeek.com, I’m reposting this week’s column below: It’s another sunny day in Southern California, and Conan O’Brien is about to go for a ride. The soon-to-be host of “The Tonight Show” waits…

Bravo’s ‘Miami Social’: A Cure for Reality Fatigue?

To quote the prolific Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, “You gotta get a gimmick if you want to get ahead.” That axiom applied to the strippers in the Broadway musical, and it also applies to producers and networks trying…

Edd Hall Recalls Glory Days with Jay Leno

Among those who were in the audience tonight for Jay Leno’s final “Tonight Show”: Edd Hall, Leno’s announcer for the first 12 of his 17 years as host of the NBC late-night show. Besides making the show’s introductory announcements, Hall,…