Daily Archives : Jan 21, 2010

NBC Sets March 1 for Leno’s ‘Tonight Show’ Resurrection

NBC has announced that Jay Leno will resume hosting “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m. beginning March 1. “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” will remain in the 12:35 a.m.-1:35 a.m. slot, where it was before Conan…

Cowell Enlists Boyle, Lewis for Haiti Aid Initiative

"American Idol’s" Simon Cowell said that he is organizing a celebrity recording to raise funds for Haitian relief, reports People magazine. Simon, who announced the recording at he National Television Awards in London on Wednesday, has enlisted Susan Boyle and…

Huge Viewership for Fox News on Election Night

Coverage of the Massachusetts election to fill the seat left vacant by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was a ratings winner for Fox News, according to Huffington Post. Fox News drew 6.161 million total viewers in prime time, trouncing…

More Food, HGTV on NYC’s WPIX

With no resolution of the standoff in the carriage battle between Cablevision Systems and Scripps Networks Interactive’s Food Network and HGTV, reruns of some shows from the networks will again air on the New York station WPIX on Sunday. Reruns…

Nervous Time for Oprah: Author Who Accused Bush of Using Cocaine, Reagan of Date Rape and Sinatra and Nancy Reagan of an Affair Has Unauthorized Bio of Oprah Coming Out in April

A tell-all biography of a TV uber-star will hit bookstalls in the spring, according to the Huffington Post. Crown Books has just announced April 13 as the release date for "Oprah: A Biography," an unauthorized tome about the life of…

Zombies and Crime Pilots for AMC

AMC ordered pilots for what would be its fourth and fifth original series — if they get that far — one about zombies and the other a crime show, reports Multichannel News. “The Walking Dead” is based on Robert Kirkman’s…

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Gets Her Own Show

Megyn Kelly, just back from maternity leave, is getting her own afternoon show on Fox News, the Huffington Post reports. She’ll leave the morning “America’s Newsroom" which she cohosts with Bill Hemmer, and take over the 1-3 p.m. slot now…

Conan, NBC Break-Up Done; Cost is $45 Million

Conan O’Brien’s divorce from NBC is final, and the network announced on “Today” that it will pay him more than $33 million in severance with about $12 million going to his staff, the Associated Press reports. The $45 million deal…

OMG & Wow: An Article Back in 2008 Quoted a Latenight Source as Saying the Plan is to Keep Leno at NBC ‘so if Conan fails on ‘The Tonight Show’ they will put Jay right back in there’

We’ve always known that James Hibberd, our former TVWeek colleague, is one of the best reporters around, but the following reportage astounds even us! Back in December, 2008, after Hibberd left us for The Hollywood Reporter, he wrote a piece quoting a "well placed…

Video: Conan Continues To Stick it To NBC in His ‘Tonight Show’ Comedy Bits–This One’s From Last Night (Wed., Jan 20th)