Daily Archives : Feb 22, 2010

Sarah Palin, ‘The Jersey Shore’ and Jamie Foxx Lined Up for First Week of Leno’s New ‘Tonight Show’

When Jay Leno resumes the reins on "The Tonight Show" March 1, he plans on bringing on some magnetic stars to boost the ratings, reports Entertainment Weekly. Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx has been booked for the first night, and former Vice Presidential…

One of the Most Sought After Actresses in Hollywood Has Chosen Her Pilot

One of the most sought after actresses this pilot season has been one of the cast members of “Ugly Betty," which is ending its run. Actress Becki Newton has been in much demand for pilot season, with a reported 11 offers. Now,…

Humor the Highlight of the Writers Guild Awards Ceremonies

You probably had to be there, but Larry David said the Writers Guild issued him a death sentence in handing him the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television. It was the culmination of a hilarious acceptance speech at the WGA…

Star Power to Brighten Scripps Upfront Plans

Scripps Networks Interactive will bring out the stars for the 2010 upfront presentation for its channels April 20 in New York, according to B&C. Giada De Laurentiis from Food Network, HGTV’s Candice Olson and Travel Channels’ Anthony Bourdain are all slated to…

ABC’s ‘V’ Plans on Birth of a Lizard Baby

Fans of the original ‘V’ mini-series will recall that the birth of the lizard baby was perhaps the show’s biggest highlight, and ABC plans to recapture that magic moment in the episodes that air when the show returns on March…

‘Modern Family’ Takes Home WGA Honors for Best New Series Writing

The Writers Guild America Award for best new series writing went to ABC’s “Modern Family” on Saturday night. But the top drama and comedy series winners were familiar names: the already much-honored “Mad Men” won in best drama, and “30…

‘Boss’ Doing Well Against ‘Housewives,’ While Winter Olympics Continue to Dominate Ratings

NBC continued to score well in the ratings with its coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, but there were interesting results among the other shows as well, including CBS’s "Undercover Boss" significantly beating ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" in the 9 o’clock…

Comic Vet Belushi Cast in CBS Hour-Long Legal Pilot

Comic Jim Belushi has landed a dramatic role on the new CBS pilot "Defenders," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The CBS Studios pilot is an hour-long drama about two volatile Las Vegas defense attorneys. Belushi will star as one of…

Univision Launches New Online and Mobile Initiative

The digital division of Univision Communications Inc. today announced its plans for a new online and mobile outlet to launch later this year called "Novelas y Series." The Spanish-language media company will set up "Novelas y Series" on Univision.com and…

Can NASCAR Fans Sing and Dance?

The Speed cable network is about to find out if NASCAR fans are able to sing and dance, B&C reports. The network is launching a talent search show called “Fast Track to Fame,” on March 1. Over 10 episodes, the…