Daily Archives : Jun 25, 2010

Forecast Indicates U.S. Ad Spending Has Bottomed Out; TV and Online Seen Outpacing Other Media

A new forecast indicates ad spending in the United States bottomed out earlier this year, with the overall figure for 2010 expected to decline 1.3 percent to $145 billion, down from the $147 billion spent in 2009. U.S. ad spending…

‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Behind New Reality TV Series

One of the stars of ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" is taking on the challenge of a new reality TV show for VH1, but she will not be the star, reports CNN.com. The show will be all about the people working at…

Change in New Jersey Tax Law Spurs Departure of Major Show

New Jersey’s upcoming suspension of the film and TV production tax credit has already had an impact on the state, as a high-profile production is moving out of state, reports Deadline.com. NBC’s "Law & Order: SVU" will depart from its…

Elizabeth Edwards Will Talk to ‘Today’

"Today’s" Matt Lauer will sit down with Elizabeth Edwards on Wednesday, June 30, for her first interview since separating from her husband, former presidential candidate John Edwards, reports The Wrap. Ms. Edwards will talk about her 30-year marriage to the…

Lou Dobbs Weighs in on Parker/Spitzer Show

Former CNN anchorman Lou Dobbs was asked about CNN’s decision to give former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker a new roundtable political program, and his response included a fair amount of laughter, reports TVNewser. Dobbs,…

TBS Execs on the Move

 Turner Broadcasting has announced the promotion of one of its executives to senior vice president and strategic communications officer, a new position in the company, reports Multichannel News. The company promoted Jeff Matteson, who was senior vice president of communications….

ABC Summer Series Off to Mixed Start in Ratings

ABC did OK with the second installment of "Wipeout" in Thursday night’s Nielsen ratings, but the network’s two new serious shows–"Rookie Blue" and "Boston Med"–failed to generate much of a buzz, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. At 8 p.m., "Wipeout" was the…

TLC Orders Spinoff From Popular Show

One of TLC’s most successful programs is getting a spinoff. The cable channel confirmed Thursday that the star of "Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro, will host an eight-episode competition show to find another superior baker. The show will recruit the 10…

‘Hot in Cleveland’ Still on Fire

After a sizzling opening for TV Land’s "Hot in Cleveland," week two continued to smoke with 3.4 million total viewers watching the second episode. The sitcom’s premiere had 5 million viewers. In other numbers, Nielsen reported that ‘Hot" was No….

10th BET Awards: A Queen, a Prince and Family

It’s the baby of entertainment industry awards shows. This Sunday, the BET Awards turn 10 years old in ‘10, as the network itself celebrates its 30th year. The show got booted into adulthood last year, when just three days before it…