Daily Archives : Jul 21, 2010

CBS Replaces Soap Opera With Julie Chen Talk Show

CBS has ordered a daytime talk show to replace a long-running soap opera after it ends in the fall, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. The concept for the show, which replaces “As the World Turns,” is being…

Mel Gibson’s Ex-Girlfriend Investigated Over Extortion Allegations

Sheriff’s detectives in Los Angeles are looking into extortion allegations against Mel Gibson’s ex-girlfriend, reports USA Today. A sheriff’s spokesman confirmed that the agency is probing whether Oksana Grigorieva tried to extort the actor, according to the story. The spokesman…

Best Non-TV Story: Golfer Hits 26 Million-to-One Shot

The sport of golf has a new superhero, and his name is Rich Schultz. reports Comcast.net Sports. Schultz, 58, did something during a round of golf with friends Sunday that defies the odds, and then some. Playing at Bethlehem Golf…

Real-Life ‘Mad Man’ Blasts AMC Show

A prominent real-life advertising man from the “Mad Men” era delivers a scathing critique of the AMC series in the latest issue of Playboy, reports Monsters and Critics. Well-known ad man George Lois reminisces about the industry in the 1960s…

Japanese Game Show Concept to Return to U.S. TV

Cartoon Network is bringing back a concept that began as a Japanese game show, reports B&C. “Hole in the Wall,” in which families maneuver to jump through cutouts–holes in the wall–without hitting an obstacle, originally aired in America in 2008…

Reality Shows Rule Tuesday Ratings

Reality competition series topped the Nielsen ratings Tuesday night, led by Fox’s two-hour shot of "Hell’s Kitchen," reports TVbytheNumbers.com. At 8 p.m. the first hour of "Hell’s Kitchen" earned a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, just behind ABC’s "Wipeout,"…

Super Bowl-Winning Coach to Appear on Next ‘Survivor’

A 67-year-old Super Bowl-winning former NFL head coach will be among the contestants on CBS’s upcoming season of "Survivor: Nicaragua," reports the Dallas Morning News. The coach is Jimmy Johnson, who led the Dallas Cowboys to back-to-back Super Bowl titles…

‘The Office’ Signs Deal With Writer, Producer and Actor for Seventh Season–and Eighth

The news in a contract extension between NBC’s “The Office” and writer, producer and actor B.J. Novak may be that the deal includes not just the upcoming season but an eighth season, reports TV Squad. Novak, a utility player who…

‘Impossibly Cool, Smart and Pretty’ Correspondent for ‘Daily Show’ Lands Guest Role on ‘Chuck’

One of the correspondents for Comedy Central’s "Daily Show" has been tapped for a guest-starring role in the fourth season debut of NBC’s "Chuck" on Sept. 20, reports EW.com’s The Ausiello Files. Olivia Munn will play a CIA agent who…

‘Don’t Forget The Lyrics!’ Enlists Social Networking Site as Casting Partner

For the upcoming syndicated run of "Don’t Forget The Lyrics!" one way for fans to audition for the program will be via MySpace Karaoke, reports WebNewser. Twentieth Television inked a deal with MySpace Karaoke to make the social networking site…