Daily Archives : Aug 27, 2009

‘Dollhouse’ Picks up Summer Glau from ‘Terminator’

Fox’s “Dollhouse” picked up Summer Glau from Fox’s canceled “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” says The Hollywood Reporter. Glau will play a Dollhouse employee. Jamie Bamber, from Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica,” also joins the cast, as does his “Battlestar” colleague Michael…

Indicted Ex-Gov. Blagojevich and Wife to Appear on ‘The View’

The indicted former Illinois governor Rob Blagojevich and his wife Patti, who was a contestant on “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here,” will appear on the Sept. 9 episode of “The View,” the Associated Press reports. Blagojevich will…

Is Paula Abdul Vegas-Bound?

Paula Abdul is in serious talks to do a revue-style stage show in Las Vegas, the New York Post says, citing the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The former “American Idol” judge is talking to The Venetian, the Wynn Las Vegas and…

Brandon Routh to Make Guest Appearances on ‘Chuck’

[UPDATED with spelling correction of Routh's name] Brandon Routh, star of “Superman Returns,” is set to appear on NBC’s “Chuck” for a multi-episode arc, Entertainment Weekly reports. Routh will make his debut on the show in the fourth episode of…

In a Special Guest Blog, Starz’ Executive Tom Southwick, Who Once Served as Press Secretary for the Late Sen. Edward Kennedy, Talks About How Kennedy Worked With the TV Press, and How the TV Press That Covers Public Policy Today Is Failing Us

The following is a guest blog by Tom Southwick. For the past six years Tom has been with Starz in Denver, where he is senior VP of corporate communications. Earlier in his career he was the founder of the trade…

A&E Networks Acquires Lifetime

As expected–and as previously reported–A&E Networks announced today that it is acquiring Lifetime Entertainment Services. A&E is co-owned by DIsney, Hearst and General Electric’s NBC. Lifetime has been a 50/50 joint venture between Disney and Hearst. In May, 2008, Disney…

Laura Linney to Star in ‘The C-Word,’ a Dark Comedy for Showtime

Laura Linney will executive produce and star in a dark comedy series about cancer for Showtime, reports Daily Variety. In the half-hour series, entitled “The C Word,” Linney plays a cancer patient. Showtime has ordered a pilot and production will begin in…

Study: DVR the Most Valuable Way for Advertisers to Reach Viewers

Results from the Council for Research Excellence’s Video Consumer Mapping Study has shown that DVR usage is the highest-rated "sole medium used with no other life activity," according to MediaPost.com. More than watching live TV, reading, using the computer and…

Time Warner Cable Signs Seven Companies For Its Own Internet TV Test

Time Warner Cable signed up at least seven partners for a test offering TV programs via the Internet to paid subscribers, says the Wall Street Journal, via Reuters. Participating networks are expected to include Syfy, TNT, AMC and BBC America….

‘Leverage’ Renewed for Third Season by TNT

“Leverage” has been renewed for a third season by TNT, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The cable network has also renewed “HawthoRNe,” while “Raising the Bar” and “Daark Blue” are awaiting pickups. –Alex Jacobius