Daily Archives : Sep 24, 2009

Showtime Picks Up Bon Jovi Documentary Shot During Band’s 2008 Tour

Showtime has picked up a documentay of the rock band Bon Jovi that was filmed during the band’s 2008 tour., the network announced. The program, "When We Were Beautiful," will debut on the pay network on Saturday, Oct. 24. The…

Julie Chen and Les Moonves Have Baby Boy, Charlie

CBS’ Julie Chen ("The Early Show," "Big Brother") has given birth to a baby boy, Charlie Moonves. Her husband is CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves, and this is their first child together. All are very happy and  doing well,…

Cablevision Wants to Encrypt Basic Cable Channels

Cablevision is asking the Federal Communications Commission if it can encrypt its basic cable channels, according to Multichannel News. The FCC imposed the ban on encrypting basic cable channels in 1994 so consumers would not have to rent or buy…

A Feisty ABC Growled Wednesday Night: Ratings of ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Cougar Town’ Beat Expectations

The overnights from Wednesday show that ABC’s new show, "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" started strong and were more than competitive with the other nets, reports TVbythenumbers.com. CBS’s "The New Adventures of Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" had good opening…

Time Warner Cable Launches Wideband Internet In NYC—It’s Super Fast!

Today in New York, Time Warner Cable unveiledl the first deployment of DOCSIS 3.0 – an advance in wideband transmission communication services that allows multiple downloads and uplinks simultanenously — in the New York metro area, reports Multichannel News. The…

CW Renames Stewardesses ‘Fly Girls’ and Orders Reality Show about Them

The CW has ordered eight episodes of a reality series about Virgin America flight attendants, which it is calling “Fly Girls,” reports Variety. The airline is working closely with the producers on the hourlong series, which focuses on a group…

‘SNL’ Alum Jim Breuer Developing Sitcom for NBC Based on His Life

“Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer is developing a multi-camera sitcom for NBC based loosely on his own life as a stay-at-home dad who is raising three daughters while he cares for his elderly parents, Variety reports. The storyline was…

DJ AM Reality Series Still A Possible Go at MTV

MTV sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the network still intends to air the drug-intervention reality series shot with DJ AM before he died at the end of August, of an apparent drug overdose. The network hasn’t made a final…

U.S. Version of Simon Cowell’s Popular UK Show ‘X Factor’ Being Discussed

"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell may finally be getting his wish to bring his British format “The X Factor" to the U.S., as part of a new deal he’s negotiating with Fox to stay as an “Idol” judge for another…

Sony Pictures to Attempt Unprecedented TV Roadblock to Promote ‘2012’ Disaster Film

Sony Pictures plans to air a two-minute clip from its upcoming disaster film “2012” as an unprecedented roadblock on 450 North American TV outlets on Oct. 1, reports Variety. The clip for the movie, directed by Roland Emmerich and opening…