Daily Archives : Jun 9, 2009

The CW Gives Us Something to ‘Talk About’

There’s nothing subtle about the CW’s new “TV To Talk About” promotional campaign. The network has started seeding the YouTube with its fall promo teasers– and, predictably, there are a lot of shots of “Gossip Girl” characters vamping about in…

iTunes Puts Classic TV Comedy on Sale

Talk about your cheap laughs. Apple’s iTunes Store has launched a summertime comedy promotion giving away five full-length episodes of some popular TV comedies… for free. Dozens more episodes are being virtually given away at just 99 cents a pop….

Meet Your Next Food Network Stars!

Two nights ago, the Food Network launched its fifth season of Next Food Network Star, a cooking show that is often and unjustly viewed as Top Chef’s ugly little brother. While the series isn’t as slick or upmarket as what…

‘Judy’ Beats ‘Oprah’ to Win Syndie Ratings

“Judge Judy” edged out “The Oprah Winfrey” to rank as the top syndicated show in daytime for the week ending May 31, Broadcasting and Cable  says. Among rookies, “The Doctors” notched its 19th week as the season’s top rookie. –Josef…

Peace In Our Time: SAG Approves New Deal, Finally

There’s labor peace in Hollywood at last. Members of the Screen Actors Guild have ratified a new deal with producers by an unexpectedly strong margin of 78 percent for and 22 percent against. The vote ends nearly two years of…

The Speidi Chronicles: Afternoon Update

NBC alternative chief Paul Telegdy tells the Los Angeles Times he isn’t worried about any lasting impact to NBC’s brand as a result of the drama surrounding the network’s “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” “Television is evolving…

Letterman’s Pretty Weapon: Julia

David Letterman is bringing out the heavy artillery. As week two of the Late Night War nobody really wants but those of us in the media are hell-bent on waging gets underway, Letterman has been calling on some of his…

ABC Unveils Fall Premiere Dates

ABC will kickoff its fall lineup on Sept. 21 with the two-hour season premiere of "Dancing With the Stars," followed by the return of "Castle." Another two-hour episode of "Dancing" on Tuesday night will lead into the debut of freshman…

Moonves Optimistic at CBS Corp. Shareholders Meeting

CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves reassured shareholders at an annual meeting Tuesday in New York, pointing out that CBS’ stock has already doubled from its low point earlier this year, the Hollywood Reporter says. "As the economy improves,…

Showtime Orders Season Two of ‘Nurse Jackie’ After Record Ratings for Debut

“Nurse Jackie” racheted up the ratings for Showtime Monday, so much so that the network has already ordered a second season of the Edie Falco series. “Jackie” earned the best premiere ratings for any Showtime debut since 2004, when Nielsen…