Daily Archives : Nov 6, 2009

Former NBC Exec Warren Littlefield Writing Memoir of ‘Must-See’ Years

Former NBC Entertainment president Warren Littlefield will write a memoir of his years overseeing “Must-See TV,” when the network’s primetime schedule went from third to first place, Variety reports. He has a deal with Doubleday for a 2011 publication. Littlefield,…

Billboard and Fox Team for New Year’s Eve Special

Fox will collaborate with Billboard to create a new musical special celebrating the New Year. Fox’s "Billboard’s New Year’s Eve Live" will broadcast Dec. 31 from two major entertainment hot spots, the strip in Las Vegas and Times Square in…

CBS’ ‘Numb3rs’ Wrapping Up With Fifth Season

CBS’ recent decision to cut the episode order for "Numb3rs" from 22 to 16 was a signal that the show will not be returning for a sixth season, reports Michael Ausiello in Entertainment Weekly. The producers have been given notice…

‘Nurse Jackie’ and ‘United States of Tara’ Return in March

Showtime has announced that the "United States of Tara" starring Toni Collette and Edie Falco’s "Nurse Jackie" will both be back for second seasons starting March 22, 2010, reports the Hartford Courant. Showtime also revealed that "The Tudors" will be…

ABC Wins Thursday in Demo, CBS in Total Viewers

ABC’s overall average in the key adults 18-49 demographic put it in first place Thursday night, with a 3.7/10, while CBS was smidge behind with a 3.5/9, according to B&C. NBC’s comedy line up earned a 2.4/7 with Fox trailing at…

Elliott Gould to Appear in ‘Law & Order’ Episode

Elliott Gould will make a guest appearance on the Nov. 20 episode of NBC’s "Law & Order," reports TV Guide. Gould will play a Harlem business owner who’s fed up with the crime in his neighborhood, taking the law into his…

Julianne Moore Guesting on ’30 Rock’

Julianne Moore will be guesting on NBC’s "30 Rock" perhaps as a new squeeze for Alec Baldwin’s Jack Donaghy character, reports E! Online. The two actors were spotted filming on location in Rockefeller Center, in close proximity to the GE Building….

‘Goode Family’ Makes Jump to Comedy Central Jan. 6

Comedy Central said the animated series "The Goode Family," which it picked up after a summer ABC run, will debut on the cable network Jan. 6, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The 13 episodes will air on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m….

NBC General Counsel Says Discussions With FCC Over Spectrum are Inevitable

 NBC Executive VP and General Counsel Rick Cotton said it’s inevitable that broadcasters will have a discussion with the FCC about the government’s desire to reclaim some broadcast spectrum to use for wireless broadband, reports B&C. The topic is "a…

‘Benny Hill’ Image Rejected Royal Mail for Stamp Series

The U.K.’s Royal Mail service has rejected using an image from "The Benny Hill Show" for a set of stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of ITV, reports the Telegraph. The Royal Mail explained that there had been concerns raised about using…