Daily Archives : Jun 9, 2009

The ‘Futurama’ is Now: Comedy Central Revives Series

There’s a future for “Futurama.” Five years after Fox canceled the animated comedy, 20th Century Fox TV has officially struck a deal with Comedy Central to produce 26 original episodes of the Matt Groening series. It will return as early…

TNT Premieres: ‘Closer’ Strong, ‘Raising the Bar’ Down

TNT’s Monday night dramas "The Closer" and "Raising the Bar" premiered to mixed results, the Hollywood Reporter says. "The Closer" held strong with 7.1 million viewers, a decrease of 9% from last summer’s season premiere. The second season debut of…

Lifetime Slates ‘Diva’ Debut for July 12

Lifetime will premiere its new original series "Drop Dead Diva" on July 12 at 9 p.m. The 13-episode series revolves around a vapid model whose soul is transported into the body of a recently deceased, plus-size attorney. The series stars…

Nurses Upset With Showtime’s ‘Jackie’

The New York State Nurses Association is not very happy with the portrayal of the nursing profession on Showtime’s new series "Nurse Jackie," the New York Daily News reports. The group is asking that Showtime include a disclaimer at the…

Why Content’s Kingdom is Slipping Away

Content and technology are locked in a struggle whose outcome may determine the future of the entertainment industry. The problem is this: Content is becoming a commodity. In contrast, although distribution used to be the exclusive province of Hollywood —…

Late Night Ratings Watch: Conan Beats Dave– But Just Barely

The late-night race is getting closer. A lot closer. "The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien" beat "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday– but just barely. According to major market overnight Nielsen numbers, "Conan" notched a 3.1/8, just ahead of "Letterman’s"…

No Speidi Sizzle: ‘I’m A Celebrity’ Falls 23 Percent, Ranks Third

All the tabloid drama over "Speidi," torture chambers and possible lawsuits wasn’t enough to boost ratings for the NBC reality freakshow known as "I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!" Last night’s two-hour edition of "Celebrity" finished a distant third…

‘Idol’ Runner-up Adam Lambert Signs Record Deal; Reveals Sexuality

Adam Lambert, who was expected by many to wear this year’s American Idol crown—but who finished in second place—-has signed a record deal with 19 Entertainment (co-producer of the show) and RCA Recordings, according to People magazine. It’s anticipated that…

Revealing Photos of Britney Spears

Revealing  photos taken of Britney Spears, reportedly with her permission, during the shooting of her hit 2007 video “Gimme More," have emerged, according the New York Post. Spears was the talk of the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards when she performed…

Jon and Kate Accused of Mistreating Dogs, Exploiting Kids

Jon and Kate Gosselin, stars of the TLC reality series "Jon and Kate Plus 8," respond to allegations that they mistreat their dogs, ABC News reports. Separately, a new poll finds that 42% of those asked feel that Jon and…