Daily Archives : Jun 9, 2009

Kid Chef, 14 Years Old, Signs TV Deal

Greg Grossman the 14-year-old wunderkind of the kitchen, has signed a production deal to develop and star in his own reality TV show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. —Chuck Ross

TBS in Discussions to Order New Episodes of ‘My Name is Earl’

Cable’s TBS is in early talks with Twentieth Century Fox TV about a 13-episode pickup of original episodes of NBC’s cancelled sitcom “My Name is Earl,” according to Variety. The cable channel already carries syndicated reruns of “Earl,” which was…

Ad Buyers Not Bullish on Leno Primetime Prospects

NBC’s dramatic move of Jay Leno into a Monday-Friday primetime slot may save the network a lot of money, but don’t expect the show do to big ratings, ad buyers have told Advertising Age. "He will guarantee NBC a third-place…

Bret Michaels of Poison Suffers Broken Nose at Tony Award Broadcast

Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the rock group Poison, suffered a broken nose during Sunday’s broadcast of the Tony Awards on CBS, according to the Associated Press. —Chuck Ross

Schleiff Lands at Investigation Discovery

Six weeks after resigning as president and CEO of Crown Media Holdings, owner of the Hallmark Channel, Henry Schleiff has landed at Investigation Discovery, says The Hollywood Reporter. As president and general manager of the Discovery Communications’ channel, Schleiff, who…

Standard & Poors Lowers CBS Debt Rating

Shares of CBS Corp. dipped Monday after Standard & Poor’s lowered its debt rating on the media company, according to Forbes.com. A S&P analyst was particularly bearish about the recovery of the ad market. —Chuck Ross