Daily Archives : Jan 27, 2010

The Most Sought-After Actors and Actresses of Pilot Season

A few actors and actresses have the pick of the crop this casting season, with offers from multiple pilots to choose from,reports The Hollywood Reporter. Those with offers from multiple shows include Julianne Moore, Maria Bello, Christina Applegate, Matt Dillon…

Jay Leno’s Primetime Show Ending Even Earlier

NBC’s “Jay Leno Show” will end its 10 p.m. earlier than previously announced, EW.com reports. The network had announced that "The Jay Leno Show" would end on Feb. 11. Now it looks like the date is Feb. 9th, according to…

Syfy Partnering with Atari on Big ‘Star Trek Online’ Launch

NBC Universal’s Syfy is joining with Atari to promote the launch of "Sar Trek Online," which releases for PCs on Feb. 2nd. According to an announcment put out by the companies, Syfy will "build a one-stop ‘hub’ for Star Trek…

CBS Seeking Even More Advocacy Ads For Super Bowl

Not only is CBS not going to pull an advocacy ad from the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family, which is to run in the Super Bowl, but the network said it has eased restrictions on such ads and…

Local Stations Want Voice in Industry’s Ratings Talks

Local stations are organizing so they aren’t left out of industry efforts to develop new audience measurement services based on cable and satellite set-top box data, our good friend Harry Jessell of TVNewscheck reports. A group of station executives met…

Breakthrough in Talks: ‘Jersey Shore’ Cast Likely to Return

Negotiations between MTV and the cast of “Jersey Shore” for a second season are expected to be concluded by the end of the week, reports The Hollywood Reporter. No deal has been reached but MTV’s offer of $10,000 per episode…

Original Series ‘Spartacus’ Premiere Ratings Sparkle for Starz

The Jan. 23 premiere of Starz’ “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” drew more than 3.3 million total viewers in its several showings, which the network said was its most successful premiere ever, reports Multichannel News. When ongoing DVR playback and online…

Larry the Cable Guy to Install New Show on..Cable

"Blue Collar Comedy" star Larry the Cable Guy is headed to a cable network for his next series, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The show, on the History Channel, has the working title of “Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy.” According…

In Twist, Nancy Grace Asks Court to Ban Videotaping of Her Deposition

HLN talk-show host, lawyer, former prosecutor and soon to be syndicated court show judge Nancy Grace ("Swift Justice with Nancy Grace") has asked a judge to prohibit the videotaping of her deposition in a central Florida wrongful death lawsuit, the Associated Press reports….