Daily Archives : Jan 8, 2010

A Toast to the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Simpsons’

The record books are re-arranging the rankings, moving “Gunsmoke” down a notch and elevating “The Simpsons.” Yes, Sunday night at 8 p.m. marks a special moment in television history: “The Simpsons” will officially celebrate its 20th anniversary, becoming the longest-running…

Report: Conan Can Turn to Fox

Fox is interested in providing a home for Conan O’Brien’s latenight talk show should he decide to depart NBC, according to Josef Adalian at TheWrap.com. It is not known whether O’Brien, whose "Tonight Show" is being reassigned to 12:05 p.m….

Disney Pulling Plug on ‘Hannah Montana’

Disney Channel has confirmed that the upcoming fourth season of the hit series "Hannah Montana" starring Miley Cyrus will be the last for the show, according to the New York Post. The popular tweener comedy has been a solid performer…

College Football Championship Dominates Thursday Ratings

The networks bowed to the power of college football Thursday evening, serving up mostly reruns against the University of Alabama vs. the University of Texas championship game on ABC. The game won the Nielsen race handily, averaging 10.1 in the…

NATAS Technical Emmys Presented at CES

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences honored Arbitron, Fox and PBS, among others, Thursday night at its  61st Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, reports B&C. Arbitron was recognized for its audience measurement technology and Fox and PBS received honors for pioneering…

HSN Launches Shop by Remote App

Samsung HDTV and Blu-ray Players will soon have an interactive application that allows HSN viewers to shop by remote. HSN Shop by Remote will be on select 2010 models of Samsung televisions and players, making purchases instantaneous by using the remote…

TV Game Changers of the Decade

In her latest entry, Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin looks back at how the Aughties changed TV, recalling a decade that began before 9/11, the reality craze, "American Idol" and Jack Bauer, when Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Dan Rather reigned supreme…

State of the Union Address Won’t Bump ‘Lost’ Premiere

Fans of "Lost" can stop the petitions! The White House has declared that President Obama’s State of the Union address will not be given on Feb. 2, which means the return of ABC’s "Lost" can premiere as originally scheduled, according…

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Voices Her Choice for Mom

CBS will broadcast the 100th episode of "How I Met Your Mother" Monday, bringing audiences a step closer to discovering the identity of "mother," and if star Alyson Hannigan gets her way, when the final reveal is made the actress playing Ted’s spouse will…

Ted Turner’s Bison Offer Prompts Protest

Ted Turner offered to take 74 bison off the hands of Yellowstone National Park officials for five years, in exchange for getting to keep their most of their offspring, but critics complain they shouldn’t be given up for private profit,…