Daily Archives : Sep 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, 57, Dies, Loses His Battle to Pancreatic Cancer

Patrick Swayze, 57, the movie star who starred as an aging FBI agent in A&E’s 2008 series "The Beast," succumbed to pancreatic cancer today. According to ABC News’ obituary, "The show was shot in Chicago, where he would often work…

Patrick Swayze, Who Courageously Starred in A&E’s ‘The Beast’ While Being Treated For Cancer, Dies at Age 57

Patrick Swayze, 57, the movie star who starred as an aging FBI agent in A&E’s 2008 series "The Beast," succumbed to pancreatic cancer today. According to ABC News’ obituary, "The show was shot in Chicago, where he would often work…

ABC Cancels ‘Defying Gravity’

ABC has canceled its futuristic romance drama "Defying Gravity," according to TVSquad.com. Low ratings were the culprit, with the show premiering Aug. 2 to just 3.83 million viewers and declining from then on. The Fox Television Studios show, often described…

Taylor Swift to Visit ‘The View’ Tuesday; Kanye’s Headed for ‘Leno’ Tonight

Singer Taylor Swift will appear on "The View" tomorrow, where she’ll sing two songs and, most likely, talk to the ladies about her appearance on Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, according to the Associated Press. While accepting her Video Music…

Oh, No, They Renewed Kenny! ‘South Park’ Returns for 13th Season Oct. 7

The Emmy Award-winning animated comedy series "South Park" returns with new episodes at 10 p.m. on Oct. 7, according to Comedy Central. The often-controversial series, Comedy Central’s highest-rated show, will be starting its 13th year on the air. –Allison J….

Ray Romano Takes a Swing at Reality Show for Golf Channel

Ray Romano has decided to share his golf game with the world starting in March, reports the Associated Press. Ray will star in reality show "The Haney Project" for the Golf Channel, working on his golf game with Tiger Woods’…

Nominees Fey, Baker, Sutherland Set to Present Primetime Emmys

Tina Fey, already a winner this year with the Creative Arts Emmy she received Saturday, will join fellow nominees Kiefer Sutherland and Simon Baker as presenters at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, says the Associated Press. Other presenters include Jon Hamm…

HBO to Preview ‘Bored to Death’ All Over Internet, on-Demand

In advance of its Sept. 20 premiere on HBO, the cable network will preview "Bored to Death" across a variety of platforms, including HBO On-Demand, Apple iTunes, Comcast’s Fancast.com and Amazon.com’s video-on-demand service, reports B&C. "Bored to Death" is a…

NBC Scores Big With NFL Season Opener

NBC dominated the Sunday night Nielsen ratings with the opening game of its NFL package, according to Variety. The game between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, combined with the pregame "Football Night in America," scored a 7.5…

Handicapping the Race for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Take two newcomers and four lauded pros—with last year’s winner Jean Smart out of the mix–and there’s a lot of drama in the race for the Emmy Award as best supporting actress in a comedy series. Vanessa Williams is used…