Daily Archives : Nov 3, 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow, ‘Glee’ and the ‘F’ Word

Interesting headline of an article posted on People.com tonight: "Gwyneth Paltrow to Serenade ‘Glee’ Viewers with the ‘F’ Word." Well, not quite. Yes, Paltrow will  appear on an upcoming episode of "Glee." And the ORIGINAL version of the hip-hop song…

San Francisco To Kids: No, You CANNOT Have a Toy with that Happy Meal

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have preliminarily banned toys from certain Happy Meals, reports the Globe and Mail. Says the report, "On Tuesday, San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban restaurants from offering a free toy…

Reality Show Participant Elected to Congress

A former participant on a reality show was elected to the House of Representatives yesterday. It’s Sean Duffy, who was on MTV’s "Real World, , reports the Wausau Daily Herald. Duffy, the former district attorney for Ashland County in Wisconsin,…

Popular Host on E! Has Show Going to Pilot on NBC

A popular host on E! has a new show going to pilot on NBC, reports Deadline.com.  "Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea," is the name of the semi-autobiographical sitcom that will deal with Chelsea Handler’s life when she was…

Today’s Parlor Game: Guess Which Basic Cable Series Has the Most Total Average Viewers This Season: ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Army Wives,’ ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ or ‘Project Runway’?

Again, here’s the question. Which basic cable show has the most total average viewers this season? Is it ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey,’ ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Army Wives,’ ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ or ‘Project Runway’? According to Nielsen stats provided to us…

A Bauerful Big Deal: Stars of ’24′ and ‘Sex and the City’ to Star Together on Broadway

It’s a Bauerful Big deal: the stars of "24 and "Sex and the City’ together on Broadway,  TV Guide reports. Keifer Sutherland and Chris Noth will both apperar in a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "That Championship Season," the story…

‘Dancing’ Tops Tuesday Ratings Amid Reruns and Election Results

Tuesday night was an easy win in the ratings for ABC’s "Dancing With the Stars" results show amid mostly reruns and election coverage, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. At 8 p.m. "Dancing" was ahead of NBC’s "The Biggest Loser," with an average…

Huh? NBC–Yes NBC(!)–Argues to Madison Ave. That 55 to 64 is the New 18 to 34

NBC will begin a new pitch to advertisers, media agencies and Nielsen officials on Thursday, and it goes something like this: the 55 to 64 year-old demographic is the new 18 to 34 year-old segment, reports our friend John Consoli…

No Bull: NBA Star No Show For His Cameo Appearance on Series

An NBA player who was all set to make a cameo appearance on a prime-time TV series was a no show, reports the New York Post’s Page Six. CBS’s "The Good Wife," which is set in Chicago although filmed in…

The Election Landslide. Could Obama Not See It Coming? Could He Not Have Cared?

With yesterday’s mid-term election landslide for the Republicans, one wonders what Obama and the Democrats were thinking. Or maybe they weren’t. TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross has seen this kind of behavior before in other industries, including in the…