Daily Archives : Feb 2, 2010

March Madness Basketball Could End Up on Turner in Addition to CBS

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is thinking of expanding the annual March Madness NCAA basketball playoffs from 65 teams to 96 teams, and if they do that Turner Sports would likely make a joint bid with the incumbent TV rights…

Conan Personally Covers Stagehands’ Severance

 The negotiations involving Conan O’Brien’s exit from NBC’s "The Tonight Show" were especially contentious when it came to the severance pay due to O’Brien’s staff and now it’s the comic himself who is going to do right by his people,…

‘Boston Legal’ Actor Dies in Car Crash

An actor who appeared on the series "Boston Legal" died early Monday morning near Blanchardville, Wis., when the car he was driving went down an embankment, reports the Associated Press. Justin Mentell, 27, who appeared as Garrett Wells on the…

‘Big Bang’ Big Stuff for CBS in the Ratings

CBS had another strong Monday showing in the Nielsens, anchored by "The Big Bang Theory" having the top 18-49 rating of the night, 5.4, according to TVbythenumbers.com. In the 8 o’clock hour, Fox’s "House" was tops with a 4.8 in…

‘Jersey Shore’ Star’s Abs Apply for Trademark

First the cast of MTV’s "Jersey Shore" leveraged their success to get raises; now one of the principals cast members, is cashing in on a body part. In the first for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Michael Sorrentino, who dubbed his…

A&E Has Its Best January Ratings Ever

Fueled by successful series "Intervention," "Dog The Bounty Hunter," “Hoarders,” “Steven Segal Lawman" and "Paranormal State," the A&E Network says it had the strongest January in the network’s history, citing Nielsen figures. Among all key demos, including adults 18-34, 18-49,…

Grammy Awards: Highs or Lows, a Tough Year to Top

Where was Kanye West when you needed him? Perhaps he could have mitigated some of the Taylor-phoria at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, which many people are complaining was more like the Country Music Awards, what with the Zac Brown…

No More Series TV for Two ‘Lost’ Stars

Two of the stars of ABC’s ‘Lost’ have said that this will be the last time they do a television series, reports E! Online. Matthew Fox, who previously starred in ‘Party of Five’ on Fox, said at the ‘Lost’ premiere in…

Schueler Named Cablevision Executive VP

Cablevision Systems has named Charles R. Schueler executive VP of communications and community relations, a new position. Schueler will continue to serve as Cablevision’s chief communications officer and strategist as well as primary spokesperson, responsible for all the company’s communications, media…

Moriba Made Exec Producer of CNN’s ‘In America’

CNN has named producer Geraldine Moriba executive producer of its "In America" unit, a new division of CNN that is going to expand the “In America” franchise. Soledad O’Brien is the "In America" anchor. – Allison J. Waldman