Daily Archives : Jan 11, 2010

Cowell Sets ‘Idol’ Exit; Fox to Get His New ‘X Factor’

This will be Simon Cowell’s last season as a judge on Fox’s "American Idol," reports The Hollywood Reporter. He won’t disappear from the network, however; Fox has picked up the U.S. version of his British hit “The X Factor” for…

Sarah Palin to Become Fox News Contributor

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has become a contributor to the Fox News Channel, The New York Times reports. She’ll appear on the network regularly as part of a multi-year deal, and will host occasional series, but won’t have her…

Who Altered ‘The Simpsons’ Final Credit and Why?

When last night’s 20th anniversary episode of "The Simpsons" ended, the thank you credit–originally a friendly jab at Fox colleague Seth MacFarlane, the creator of animated series including “Family Guy”—was altered, reports The New York Times. Instead of reading "Thanks…

‘Glee’ Renewed for Second Season

At Monday’s TCA presentation, Fox announced that the musical TV series "Glee" has been renewed for a second season, reports Joel Keller at TVSquad.com. The Ryan Murphy creation has been a solid ratings success and has spawned major hits on…

Barbara Walters Reveals She Was Offered NBC News Spot

On Monday’s episode of ABC’s "The View," host Barbara Walters revealed that she had been offered a job at NBC News last year, reports TV Guide. Walters said that at her age (80) she was extremely flattered to be asked…

Howie Mandel Joins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Now that David Hasselhoff has decided to not to return to NBC’s "America’s Got Talent," Howie Mandel will take a judge’s chair, reports the Associated Press. Mandel has been the host of NBC’s game show "Deal or No Deal." He’ll…

Sheen Returns to Work at CBS

Charlie Sheen on Friday taped his first episode of CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” since being arrested in Aspen, Colo., on Christmas Day on accusations of domestic violence, The New York Times reports. Chuck Lorre, the co-creator and an…

‘Undercover Boss’ Won’t Pay the Workers

Unlike participants in other CBS reality shows like "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race," the workers who appear on camera in "Undercover Boss" will not receive compensation, reports the New York Post. The producers had participants sign a release to appear…

‘Friday Night Light’s’ Minka Kelly Engaged to Derek Jeter

Actress Minka Kelly, one of the young stars of NBC’s "Friday Night Lights," is engaged to marry New York Yankee shortstop — and all-star — Derek Jeter, reports the New York Post. The couple has set the date for Nov….

‘Law & Order’ Headed Out of New York

For the first time, a spinoff of “Law & Order” will be set somewhere other than New York, the New York Post reports. The latest series in the franchise will be set in L.A., according to NBC programming chief Angela…