Daily Archives : Nov 3, 2009

Surprise Duo Tapped to Host Oscars

After the Super Bowl, the biggest non-series show on TV is usually the annual broadcast of the Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the 2010 editon of the show, which will be broadcast…

One More Season of HBO’s ‘Conchords’ May Be Too Much Work, Star Says

HBO’s hit comedy series "Flight of the Conchords" may have flown for its last full season, according to Reuters. The show’s star Jemaine Clement revealed in an interview that a third season is not a certainty because of how much work…

Vegas Oddsmaker Picks Likely Candidate to Host Oscars

Now that Hugh Jackman has said he will not be returning as the host of the Oscars, the race is wide open as to he might be the choice for this year’s Academy Awards. According to E! Online, Las Vegas…

D-List Comic to Host ABC’s New Celebrity Dance Series

ABC has signed a host for its new celebrity dance competition show, "Let’s Dance," reports Josef Adalian at The Wrap. Self-admitted D-lister Kathy Griffin will host the show, which debuts on Nov. 23 at 9:30 p.m. "Let’s Dance" will, like "Dancing With the Stars,"…

‘Colbert Nation’ to Sponsor U.S. Speedskating Team’s Winter Olympics Bid

Comedy Central’s Colbert Nation—the groupies of the network’s “Colbert Report”– can’t compete themselves in the Vancouver Winter Olympics, but the show will sponsor the U.S. Speedskating team, the Associated Press reports. Host Stephen Colbert announced the sponsorship on the program…

Veteran TV Star Cast in ‘NCIS’

"NCIS" has cast a veteran TV actor in a special episode that will air in January. The star of "Hart to Hart," "Switch" and "It Takes a Thief," Robert Wagner, will appear on the show’s 150th episode as the father of actor Michael Weatherly’s…

Bret Favre a Ratings Booster for Fox

All the hype about quarterback Bret Favre’s return to Green Bay as a member of the rival Minnesota Vikings paid off in the ratings. The Nielsen ratings for Fox’s coverage of Sunday’s Green Bay Packers vs. the Minnesota Vikings gamed…

Barry New NBA TV Analyst

Brent Barry, a former NBA star forward who played for 14 years for a few teams including the San Antonio Spurs, has lent his expertise to NBA TV, reports Multichannel News. Barry is now a full-time analyst on "NBA Game…

YouTube’s Hoffner Moves to Silverman’s Electus

Jordan Hoffner, YouTube director of content partnerships, is departing the company to become part of IAC’s Electus, the Barry Diller-backed content-creation venture headed by former NBC executive Ben Silverman, reports B&C. Hoffner was responsible for bringing accomplished content from established media…

WE tv Scores With ‘Bridezillas’ and ‘My Fair Wedding’

The Sunday night sixth-season finale of WE tv’s series "Bridezillas" was a winner for the network. The finale was the network’s best-rated telecast ever among women 25-54, pulling 493,000 viewers in that demo, according to Nielsen. The season six episodes overall were…