Daily Archives : Jun 8, 2009

Tonys 2009: A Legendary Night

Guilty confession: I’m a theatre junkie. Whenever I can get to New York City, I make a beeline for the theatre district and for the TKTS booth to see what’s on sale. So it’s a given that I love The…

The Tonys? More Like the Really Awards

Everyone’s buzzing about the number of “West Wing” women on Sunday night’s Tony Awards (Allison Janney, Stockard Channing, Kristin Chenoweth), but I was impressed with the number of reality vets at the theater world’s annual kudofest. First and foremost, VH1 poster…

Monaghan ‘Flashes’ Back to ABC

Dominic Monaghan will be part of the new ABC series "Flash Forward," IGN.com reports, citing unnamed sources. Speculation that Monaghan might be returning to ABC first began when an "ABC House" promo featuring the former "Lost" actor surfaced. "There is…

Lifetime Scores With ‘Army Wives’ Premiere

The third season premiere of Lifetime’s "Army Wives" on Sunday night garnered a 2.4 rating among women 18-49, making it the number one-rated cable drama premiere in 2009. The premiere was watched by 3.5 million total viewers, growing in the…

Bunny Bump: E!’s New ‘Kendra’ Series Scores Best Debut Numbers Since Anna Nicole

The girl next door has arrived with a big splash. “Kendra,” the spinoff of E!’s “Girls Next Door” series that stars Kendra Wilkinson, bowed Sunday with 2.6 million viewers—the best for any E! series debut since “The Anna Nicole Show”…

Going Too Gently Into That Good Night: Saying Farewell To Analog TV

Recently, I lost a loyal and faithful friend. It was on a nondescript April night, just after midnight. It wasn’t unexpected; it was clear this was going to happen, and I figured I could be a witness to the final…

Murdoch Sounds off on Carey, Future of Newspapers

Rupert Murdoch is downplaying speculation that incoming News Corp. vice-chairman Chase Carey is now Murdoch’s heir apparent. “I don’t think we’re making commitments on that at all,” Murdoch told Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto today during an interview. “No,…

Why the Sex Game Carradine Might Have Practiced Can be Deadly

A story on the ABC News website explains why the sex game the late actor David Carradine may have been involved in when he died can be deadly. And a fomer family member says that Carradine, who starred in the hit…

Nielsen: Ad Spending on TV Down Significantly in First Quarter

Network TV took in $5.76 billion in ad dollars in the first quarter, down 4.8% compared to the ad dollars network TV received in the first quarter of 2008, according to numbers released today by Nielsen Media Research. Cable TV…

Media Buyers Fairly Frosty on Prospects for Prime-Time Leno

NBC is touting Jay Leno’s new prime-time program, which will make its debut Sept. 14, as an innovative, DVR-proof move, but buyers say the new talk show will draw fewer viewers than ABC and CBS on any given night, and…