Daily Archives : May 19, 2010

CBS Shakes Things Up With Fall Schedule Changes

In addition to confirming the addition of four new dramas and two new sitcoms, CBS announced today that the schedule for fall 2010 will include some major shows shifting days and times. The biggest shift is "The Big Bang Theory" from…

Fox Takes Tuesday With ‘Idol’ and ‘Glee’

It was a good night for Fox in the Nielsen ratings on Tuesday, with "American Idol" and "Glee" both winning their time slots, reports TVbythenumbers.com. At 8 p.m., "Idol" scored a 6.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, well ahead of…

Is It Good to Be King? ‘Tudor’ Star Headed Back to Rehab

Following a well-publicized outburst earlier this month at New York’s JFK airport in which he was alleged to be drunk and disorderly, Showtime’s "The Tudors" star Jonathan Rhys Meyers has voluntarily returned to an alcohol rehabilitation facility, reports People magazine. The…

Rebecca Campbell to Head ABC O&Os

Rebecca Campbell, president and general manager of WABC-TV in New York, has been named president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, reporting directly to Disney Media Networks Co-Chairman and ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney, reports B&C. Campbell will…

ESPN’s Chris Berman to Get a Hollywood Star

The Shwam will be getting a star when ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame May 24, reports the Sporting News. In a statement, Berman said, “A star on Hollywood Boulevard is an iconic honor…

Kyle MacLachlan Leaving ‘Desperate Housewives’

After four years on Wisteria Lane, actor Kyle MacLachlan has decided to exit ABC’s "Desperate Housewives," reports Entertainment Weekly. In the season finale last Sunday, MacLachlan’s character — Orson — moved out of wife Bree’s home. It could be that that move will…

Syfy Series to Try Network’s First-Ever Crossover

Syfy’s two most-watched series, "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka," will be doing crossover episodes this summer. The crossover shows will air on Aug. 3 and Aug. 6, with "Eureka’s" Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston) being sent from Global Dynamics to Warehouse 13 to…

Surf’s Up, Moondoggie! ‘Gidget’ May Return to the Big and Small Screen

Surfer girl "Gidget," the iconic film and TV character that made Sandra Dee and Sally Field stars, is being dusted off for a comeback to the big and small screens, reports Variety. Pterodactyl Production’s Barney Cohen and feature producer Mark…

Networks Plan New ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Fundraiser

Following last year’s successful cancer fundraiser, there will be another "Stand Up To Cancer" TV special in 2010, reports ABC News. ABC, CBS and NBC will turn over an hour of prime time Sept. 10 for a fundraising event featuring stars…

KNBC-TV News Director Resigns After Three Months

KNBC-TV, an owned-and-operated NBC station in Los Angeles, lost news director Steve Lange, who resigned after about three months at the station, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.  Lange decided to return to his independent production company, Steve…