Daily Archives : Nov 8, 2010

Video: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Contestant Guesses 7-Word Phrase After Just A Single ‘L’ Revealed; Even Pat Sajak Was Stunned

Series Built Around Former ‘Friends’ Star Is Poised for a Comeback

HBO’s short-lived 2005 pseudo-reality show sitcom "The Comeback," starring "Friends’" star Lisa Kudrow, is getting a new life on the Sundance Channel, Deadline.com reports. The series tells the story of comedy star Valerie Cherish, played by Kudrow, as she deals…

American Cable Assoc.: Comcast-NBCU Deal to Cost Consumers $2.4 Billion Over Next Nine Years

The Comcast-NBC Universal deal will cost consumers $2.4 billiion over the next nine years, TVNewsCheck.com reports. According to the article, "In a new economic study released today {Nov. 8, 2010), the American Cable Association found that consumers over the next…

Conan Follows in the Footsteps of Seinfeld, Fey and Scorsese

How hot is Conan O’Brien? Tonight his new show debuts on TBS at 11 p.m. ET, and today it was announced that he’s going to be a spokesman for American Express, reports The Wall Street Journal. The credit card giant…

Game Shows Play Musical Chairs: ‘Runway’ Guru to Do Week of ‘Millionaire’ While ‘Price Is Right’ Voice Gets Tryout for ‘Wheel’ Job

The mentor of "Project Runway," Tim Gunn, will try to find a way to “make it work” when he fills in as the host of "Who Wants to Be A Millionaire," reports buzzerblog.com. Gunn will do a week of shows…

TV’s ‘Magnum, P.I.’ Says There’s Only One Person Who Should Play Magnum in the Film Version

Only one person should play Thomas Magnum in the film version of the popular 1980s television series "Magnum, P.I.," says Tom Selleck, Parade Magazine reports. And that person? Tom Selleck. There are rumors that actors Matthew McConaughey and Ashton Kutcher…

Plot Twist for Long-Running Soap Opera: The Show Has Two More Years to Live

The only remaining daytime soap opera on NBC found out Friday that it has two more years of plot twists ahead of it, as outgoing NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker called executive producer Ken Corday to give him the…

As of Sunday, Al Roker, Anthony Edwards, Bobby Flay, Robin Quivers, Meredith Vieira, ‘Survivor’ Winner Ethan Zohn and Jared From Subway All Have Something in Common With One of the Survivors of the Recent Chilean Mine Collapse

An event that isn’t generally considered to be a celebrity showcase attracted a lot of star power Sunday, drawing personalities associated with everything from “ER” to fast food to the recent Chilean mine collapse, E! Online reports. The event was…

Football Continues Its Roll, Helps Both CBS and NBC in Sunday Ratings

America’s love affair with the National Football League was evident on Sunday night as CBS and NBC both benefited, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. CBS’s broadcast overrun from the 4 p.m. game boosted the network’s prime-time Nielsens and NBC’s "Football Night in…

Report: Possible Fate of Gaspin, Hammer, Zalaznick, Others When Comcast Takes Over

Comcast is relying on NBC Universal executives to fill out the new management structure of the media company, with Comcast Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke preparing to unveil the personnel line-up around Thanksgiving, the New York Post’s Claire Atkinson reports….