Daily Archives : Sep 4, 2009

Top Stories of the Summer

The passing of Labor Day marks the unofficial end summer. So we went back, week by week, and have linked to the 20 most popular stories you’ve read here at TVWeek between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  It’s been quite an eventful season, as you’ll see. Some…

Susan Boyle’s Debut Album Tops Charts Even More Than Two Months Before Release

The debut album of Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to stardom on “Britain’s Got Talent,” hit the top of Amazon.com’s online retail chart, even though it doesn’t come out until Nov. 24, says People.com. Pre-orders for “I Dreamed A…

Scrutiny of New ABC Anchor Sawyer Won’t Be Limited to Her Credentials

In her TVWeek.com Open Mic blog, contributor Hillary Atkin posits that while Diane Sawyer is an accomplished journalist and a classy woman, it won’t be just her considerable credentials that are pored over when she takes over for retiring ABC "World News" anchor Charles…

Networks Not Yet Committed to Carrying Obama’s Wednesday Primetime Address

UPDATE: Since we first published this item, ABC and CBS have decided to broadcast President Barack Obama’s prime time address to the joint sessions of congress. The broadcast networks haven’t yet committed to carry President Obama’s Wednesday night address on…

ABC Courts ‘FlashForward’ Viewers with 3D Ads

ABC’s new “FlashForward” is being marketed to tech-savvy readers with printed codes that when held up to a web cam turn into a 3-D ad on their computer screens, says Variety. If clicked, the pictures begin playing clips—10 minutes in…

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is this item’s not really about TV but it’s about my story that Hollywood’s been trying to make for years and it’s sorta interesting and all that kind of crap…

Is J.D. Salinger about to lose a case trying to protect his most famous creation? For years Salinger has prevented anyone from what he feels is exploiting in any way his "Catcher in the Rye."  He has consistently rebuffed Hollywood–including Steven Spielberg–where many…

ABC News Has Four Months to Reinvent ‘Good Morning America’

Diane Sawyer’s move to ABC’s “World News” leaves a big hole at “Good Morning America,” and several staff members told the New York Times that they expect major changes, including a number of anchor shifts, at the morning show. ABC…

‘Partridge Family’s’ Shirley Jones, David Cassidy to Reunite on ABC Family Show

Shirley Jones is set to play her real-life stepson David Cassidy’s mother, just as she did on “The Partridge Family,” on Cassidy’s new show “Ruby and the Rockets” on ABC Family, ET Online reports. Jones will appear in the upcoming…

On Its Internet Site, AT&T Launches Free TV Shows From Over a Dozen Programmers

AT&T started a soft launch of its AT&T Entertainment video portal, with free TV shows for all Internet users, and the promise of bonus content for its U-verse TV customers, says B&C. The site so far has content from more…

‘Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures’ Headed to Hallmark

Hallmark Channel picked up exclusive cable rights to “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” from Litton Entertainment, including digital distribution rights for use on HallmarkChannel.com and sites such as iTunes, says The Hollywood Reporter. The weekend morning show will begin airing on…