Daily Archives : Jun 9, 2009

Creative Emmys Not Moving

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to keep the 2009 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on their originally scheduled date, Sept. 12, which means a busy weekend for the industry, says The Hollywood Reporter. CBS last week moved the…

TV Land Moves Up ‘Rich’ Premiere

TV Land has moved the series premiere of "How’d You Get So Rich?" starring Joan Rivers from Aug. 12 to Aug. 6. The reality series about lifestyles of the rich will debut at 9 p.m. during TV Land PRIME, the…

Thai Police Allow FBI Assistance in Carradine Case

The FBI can assist in the investigation of the death of former TV star David Carradine, but only as observers, according to the Associated Press. —Elizabeth Jensen

CBS Making Letterman Take a Pay Cut?

Six months after CBS opened up talks with David Letterman about extending his contract, the network appears to be closing in on a new– and possibly smaller deal with its “Late Show” host. Letterman has agreed to stay on through the 2011-2012…

More Cast Changes for NBC’s ’100 Questions’

The new NBC sitcom “100 Questions,” slated for midseason, has recast two more roles, leaving just three original cast members from the pilot, says The Hollywood Reporter. Roles played in the pilot by Elizabeth Ho and Joy Suprano will be…

CBS’s Tony Ratings Up by More Than One Mil Viewers

Viewers turned out to watch the stars on CBS’ Tony broadcast this year, and the Sunday event drew its largest audience since 2006, says Variety. The awards show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, averaged a preliminary 7.5 million viewers, up…

Bates, Curry Join Cast of SciFi Miniseries ‘Alice’

Academy Award winner Kathy Bates will play the Queen of Hearts in Sci Fi’s December miniseries “Alice,” a re-imagining of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” says Broadcasting & Cable. Tim Curry has signed on to play Dodo. Both join Caterina…

Cable Ops to Benefit from Digital Switch

The June 12 analog-to-digital TV switchover will funnel an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 net subscribers to pay-TV operators, says Multichannel News, citing Leichtman Research Group figures. As the deadline approaches, cable operators are working hard to lure the procrastinators, with…

Gordon Ramsey Upbraided by Australian PM

Foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay went too far in insulting a female Australian TV reporter, earning a rebuke from Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Reuters reports. Rudd said Ramsey reflected "a new form of low life" after the chef, while…

NYC TV Stations to Pool Video

Four New York City TV stations are forming a local news service pool of video newsgathering, says Mediaweek. The local news service, formed by Fox’s WNYW, NBC Universal’s WNBC, Tribune’s WPIX, and CBS’ WCBS, will launch June 22. —Elizabeth Jensen