Daily Archives : Jun 21, 2010

Rose Bowl Loses Longtime Sponsor

Citing issues surrounding the takeover of the Rose Bowl college football broadcast by ESPN, the game’s prime sponsor for seven years is bowing out, reports Sports Business Journal. Citi, which has decided not to renew its agreement with the BCS…

Rare Medical Procedure to Air on ABC’s ‘Boston Med’

In a case of being at the right place at the right time, ABC’s summer documentary series "Boston Med" captured one of the rarest procedures of all, the AP reported. In the course of shooting months and months of footage…

Oscar-Winning Actress Set for FX Pilot

FX has cast an Oscar-winning actress to star in the cable network’s new drama pilot "Outlaw Country," reports Deadline.com. The thriller, which is set in the country music world, will star Mary Steenburgen as an overprotective mother and a Nashville…

Conservative Columnist Is Top Candidate for Prime-Time Co-Host Spot on CNN

A conservative syndicated columnist for the Washington Post Writers Group is said to be the leading candidate to co-host a show that would pair her with former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, reports the New York Post. Kathleen Parker has…

HBO Orders 12 Episodes for Fourth Season of Hit Series

Saying that the new season is "off to a terrific start, as enthusiasm for this unique show continues to build among both subscribers and critics," HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo announced that the cable network is ordering 12 new episodes…

ABC Shuffles Plans for Mystery Series

ABC has changed its mind about burning off the remaining unaired episodes of one of its series this month, Reuters reports. The mystery series “Happy Town,” which was canceled in the spring, has been running on Wednesday nights at 10…

NASCAR to Air Race in 3D

NASCAR will jump into 3D programming with the July 3 broadcast of the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola on TNT at 7:30 p.m. ET. The 3D production will be a collaboration between NASCAR Media Group and Turner Sports. It…

Arizona’s KMSB-TV to Create Four-Hour Local Morning News Show

While some television stations are cutting back, KMSB-TV in Tucson, Ariz., is creating a four-hour morning television news program, reports Inside Tucson Business.  The show will debut in the fall from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. on weekday mornings and…

Here’s One Former Child Star Who’s Proud of His Past

Meet one former child actor who’s proud of his famous television alter-ego: Jaleel White, perhaps better known as Urkel, the geeky kid on the ABC comedy "Family Matters," reports Greg Braxton in the Los Angeles Times.  Unlike the late Gary…

Exclusive: Henry Schleiff, President of ID Network, Is Injured; Discovers It’s Really an Animal Planet After All, and a Dangerous One at That

Quite a harrowing Friday for the President and General Manager of Investigation Discovery (ID), Henry Schleiff. Last Friday, June 18, as part of Discovery Communications’ 25th Anniversary Celebration, employees took part in "Discover Your  Impact Day," where they volunteered  to…