Daily Archives : Aug 19, 2009

HBO’s Sheila Nevins to Be Honored With TV Academy’s Governors Award

HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins will be this year’s recipient of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Governors Award. Nevins, who is the 15th individual to be presented with ATAS’s Governors Award since 1978, will receive the honor at the…

HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins to Receive TV Academy’s Governors Award

HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins will be this year’s recipient of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Governors Award, TVWeek reports. Nevins, who is the 15th individual to be presented with ATAS’s Governors Award since 1978, will receive the honor…

AMPTP and SAG Reach Animation Agreement

The Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the Screen Actors Guild have reached a tentative deal for a two-year contract covering broadcast television animation and basic cable animation, The Wrap reports. The deal includes annual wage increases, an…

ABC Picks Up ‘Clive Barker’s Hotel’ From ‘Saw’ Writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton

“Saw” writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton’s script “Clive Barker’s Hotel” has been picked up by ABC, Reuters reports. ABC beat out Fox and other networks for the Warner Bros. TV project. The two writers won a season of “Project…

Video: Hewitt on Hewitt. The Legendary CBS News Producer, Who Has Died at Age 86, Looks Back at His Career in This Video Made Last Fall. Among Other Achievements, Hewitt Put the Storytelling Into News That Made ’60 Minutes’ a Hit

’60 Minutes’ Creator Don Hewitt Dead at 86

Don Hewitt, the man who created CBS’s definitive magazine show, "60 Minutes," has succumbed to cancer at age 86, TVWeek reports. Hewitt’s death comes just weeks after CBS lost another news giant, the late anchorman Walter Cronkite. To see a…

Fox Turns to Focus Groups to Decide Paula Abdul’s Fate on ‘Idol’

Fox has turned to focus group research to determine whether or not to bring Paula Abdul back to "American Idol," reports RadarOnline.com. After negotiations broke down with the singer/choreogrpher-turned-judge, Abdul announced via Twitter that she had left the top-rated Fox…

‘Cheers’ Vet Shelley Long to Return to Series TV on ABC’s ‘Modern Family’

Emmy-winning actress Shelley Long has joined the cast of ABC’s new sitcom "Modern Family," according to Josef Adalian at The Wrap.com. Long won her Emmy for the character of Diane Chambers on "Cheers." She will appear on "Modern Family" as Ed…

Parents Television Council Takes Issue With TV-14 Rating for ‘Mad Men’ Premiere

AMC has been chastised by the Parents Television Council for giving AMC’s "Mad Men" only a TV-14 rating for the premiere episode last Sunday, according to Time magazine. The group specifically cited "a shot of a character’s hand going down…

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Will Accept Emmys’ Farnsworth Honor on Behalf of NASA

Buzz Aldrin has walked on the moon as part of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, and at the upcoming Creative Emmys, the astronaut will accept the Philo T. Farnsworth Award on behalf of NASA, reports Huffington Post. NASA is receiving…