Daily Archives : Feb 1, 2010

CBS’ Super Bowl Ads Sell Out

[UPDATE: The original headline on this story included the clause "but at Lower Prices." With the release of the following statement by CBS we have taken that clause out of our headline: "CBS says it has sold out of ads...

Grammy Surge Propels CBS to Sunday Ratings Victory

Music ruled Sunday night in the Nielsens as CBS’ coverage of the Grammy Awards dominated the ratings, averaging a preliminary 10.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, according to TVbythenumbers.com. "The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards" attracted 25.8 total million viewers to CBS,…

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Contestants to Be Revealed During ‘Bachelor’ Finale

The contestants for the upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” will be announced during a special edition  the finale of "The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love" March 1 at 8 p.m. "Stars" host Tom Bergeron will appear during the…

Time Warner, Raycom Reach Retrans Agreement

Station owner Raycom Media and Time Warner Cable, after a months’ extension, officially cemented a new multiyear retransmission agreement today, reports Multichannel News. Raycom owns stations in eight Time Warner Cable markets, including Honolulu, Wilmington and Charlotte, North Carolina, Columbia…

CBS Launches Latest Version of Promo

CBS has launched a new variation on its "Only CBS" promotional campaign, adding different music, reports The Wrap. For the new promo, the group Train recorded a cover of the Platters’ "Only You" in a mash-up with its latest single…

No Half-Baked Plan Here: TLC Renews Reality Show for Season Three

If your mouth waters for more biscotti, cannoli, pastiche ricotta and sfogliatelle, then TLC’s got a series for you. It’s the network’s popular "Cake Boss," which has been given a third-season renewal by TLC. The reality show, set in a Hoboken, N.J….

‘West Wing’ Star Joins ABC’s Matthew Perry Comedy

An Emmy-winning star of "The West Wing" has joined the cast of ABC’s Matthew Perry comedy, "Mr. Sunshine," reports The Hollywood Reporter. Allison Janney will portray Perry’s boss at his San Diego workplace, managing an aging stadium. Perry co-wrote the comedy…

‘Project Runway’ Judge Writing Fashion Book

Fashion editor and Lifetime "Project Runway" judge Nina Garcia announced today that she is writing a new book on fashion for the Voice imprint of Disney-owned Hyperion Books, according to USA Today. The book, Garcia’s fourth on style, will be…

Spike Picks Up Two Docu-Series

Series that chronicle little person wrestling and competitive scrap-metal hunters have been picked up by Spike TV, reports The Hollywood Reporter. "Half Pint Brawlers," which is already in production, will follow a troupe of little person wrestlers in their travels…

It’s the Case Against—and For—Jeff Zucker

In his latest provocative essay, TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross writes about the debate over Jeff Zucker, NBC Universal’s beleagured president and CEO. Click here to read his thoughtful piece. –Tom Gilbert