Daily Archives : Sep 10, 2009

Maura Tierney Exits ‘Parenthood’ Due to Cancer Treatment

Maura Tierney has decided to leave NBC’s "Parenthood" because she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer, Variety reports. NBC, which had already pushed back the series from a fall to midseason to accommodate Tierney, plans to recast the role, which…

Anna Camp to Be a Guest at ‘Office’ Wedding

The highly anticipated on-screen wedding of Jim and Pam in “The Office” will feature “True Blood’s” Anna Camp as Pam’s sister, TVGuide.com reports. Linda Purl also will appear in the Oct. 8 wedding episode as Pam’s mom. This season of…

John Stossel Leaves ABC to Join Fox News and Fox Business

After decades as a reporter and host on "20/20" and other ABC News shows, John Stossel is leaving the network for a multiyear deal with Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, according to TVNewser. Stossel reportedly is going to…

Fox Sports Launches New Web Division With Five Online-Only Shows

Fox Sports is launching an online division with five Web-only programs, according to Variety, including two with an emphasis on the NFL: "Coach Speak With Brian Billick" and a football-centric talk show called "The Afterparty With Jay Glazer." The new…

Ryan Reynolds, Drew Barrymore, Gerard Butler to Host ‘SNL’ in October

On the heels of announcing Megan Fox and U2 for its Sept. 26 season premiere, "Saturday Night Live" will follow up with Ryan Reynolds hosting and Lady Gaga performing on Oct. 3, according to NBC. On Oct. 10, Drew Barrymore…

Hank Williams Jr. to Open the 40th Season of ‘Monday Night Football’

Hank Williams Jr. will kick off the 40th anniversary of "Monday Night Football" by singing "Are You Ready for Some Football?" on the Sept. 14 season opener, according to ESPN. It’s Williams’ 21st season of working with the broadcast, now…

Fox’s ‘Glee’ Does Great in Key Demos in Overnight Ratings

Fox’s "Glee" pulled in 7.136 million viewers in its fall season premiere with a 3.4/9 adults 18-49 in the ratings and a 3.7/10 with adults 18-34, according to TVbythenumbers. Those figures stomped NBC’s "America’s Got Talent" in the demographics, even…

‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Vote Yes for Ellen as ‘Idol’ Judge

While the public is still hearing about and deciding how they feel about Ellen DeGeneres joining "American Idol" as the fourth judge, two celebrity judges from "America’s Got Talent" have given her selection the thumbs-up, reports People. Sharon Osbourne called…

Barbra Streisand to Talk—and Sing—on BBC’s Jonathan Ross Show

Superstar Barbra Streisand will make a "world exclusive appearance"–including singing three songs–on the BBC’s "Friday Night With Streisand & Ross" on Oct. 2, reports BroadwayWorld.com. Streisand will perform songs from her upcoming CD "Love Is the Answer" for a studio…

Disney XD Gets ‘Naruto Shippuden’

Disney XD will start airing the “Naruto Shippuden” anime series in early October, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Naruto Shippuden” is the sequel to “Naruto,” a popular Japanese anime that has aired on Cartoon Network since 2005. “Naruto” and “Naruto Shippuden” are…