Daily Archives : Feb 9, 2010

‘Mad About You’ Star Might Be Returning to NBC

One of the stars of "Mad About You" has a new sitcom for NBC, according to Nikki Finke at Deadline.com. The network is reportedly interested in the latest pilot developed by Paul Reiser, who starred in "Mad About You." That hit…

Jay to Dave: Thanks for Inviting Me to Appear in Your Super Bowl Promo

Appearing on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" helped Jay Leno’s image a bit, but the commercial during the Super Bowl has done even more and Jay is thanking David Letterman for making it happen, reports the Associated Press. During the penultimate…

Which ‘American Idol’ Winner Will Become the Next ‘Sesame Street’ Character? (Guess Quick, Before He Cheats)

You know you’re a cultural phenom when "Sesame Street" turns you into a Muppet character, and the latest person to get this honor will be one of the winners of "American Idol." It’s Carrie Underwood, who will become Carrie Underworm, reports USA Today….

A Long-Anticipated Movie Version of ’24’ is One Step Closer to Reality—Screenwriter Has Been Hired

The heroics of "24’s" Jack Bauer could reach the big screen, as Twentieth Century Fox has tapped screenwriter and director Billy Ray to pen a film adaptation of the exciting thriller series, reports Variety [caution–Variety now has a firewall and some of…

Move Over, Howard: Madonna’s Manager Possible Simon Replacement

In what is quickly becoming the most coveted chair in show business, Fox insiders have said Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary is in the running to replace Simon Cowell as the next "American Idol" judge, reports the New York Daily News….

Jaytalking Helps Boost Oprah to Top of Syndie Ratings For First Time in 10 Weeks

Hot topics, a birthday celebration and snagging Jay Leno for a sit down helped CBS Television Distribution’s "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to the top of the syndication ratings for the first time in ten weeks, besting fellow CTD show "Judge…

CBS’s ‘Big Bang’ Hits New Ratings High Monday Night

It was a hot night for CBS in the ratings, especially in the nine o’clock hour as "The Big Bang Theory" vaulted to a series high 6.0 rating in the 18-to-49-year-old demographic, according to TVbythenumbers.com. CBS’ "Two and a Half…

ABC TV Station Affiliates Mad About Company Moving Live Sports to ESPN

ABC affiliates are complaining about a corporate decision to move some live sports events that they thought belonged to them to ESPN, reports Mediaweek. Most recently, ESPN said it is picking up eight fall NASCAR races that were originally set…

Yes, Howard Stern is an A*Hole, But He’s the Right Choice to Replace Simon Cowell on ‘Idol’

Or so says TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross. To read why he thinks so, click here. (I think my colleague Ross may have finally gone too far and his mom is going to be unhappy with him…) –Tom Gilbert

Kate Gosselin Defending Herself to Her Kids

Here’s an interesting twist: Kate Gosselin is defending the way she’s been raising her kids–not to the media–but, surprisingly, to her kids themselves. It will come in the form of a book of letters address to her kids, according to People….