Daily Archives : Mar 22, 2011

NBC Pulling Plug on Sitcom, Replacing It With Show From Former ‘Mad About You’ Star

NBC is giving up on one of its shows and pulling the plug, yanking the show from its Thursday night lineup in favor of a new project from former “Mad About You” star Paul Reiser, Entertainment Weekly reports in its…

Syfy Picks Up Three New Reality Shows

Three new unscripted shows are being picked up by Syfy, including a show about people living through paranormal experiences and another featuring "Da Vinci Code"-type sleuthing, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Paranormal Witness" blends first-hand testimony and drama and will…

Writer, Host Pointing Fingers at Each Other Over Poorly Received Oscars Ceremony

After longtime Oscars writer Bruce Vilanch told New York Magazine that James Franco had failed as the host of the Academy Awards, Franco took umbrage, reports TV Guide. Vilanch, a comic who’s written jokes for nearly every Oscars broadcast in…

HBO Appears to Have an NFL Team in Mind for Next ‘Hard Knocks’–Assuming There’s an NFL Season

One of HBO’s most successful sports programs, "Hard Knocks," is coming back later this year–assuming there’s an NFL season–and indications are that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the leading candidates to be featured, reports SportsNewser.com. The Bucs are perceived as…

Showtime Responds to Growing Threat From Netflix, Limits Availability of Its Programming

Netflix has just struck a deal for its first original series, “House of Cards,” starring Kevin Spacey, putting itself in direct competition with premium cable channels. But Showtime was already prepared for battle, Crain’s New York Business reported. By midyear,…

‘Judge Judy’ Moves Ahead of ‘Oprah’ in Syndie Ratings

“Judge Judy” took the top spot in the daytime syndication ratings for the week ended March 13, beating “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for the first time in nine weeks, TVNewsCheck reported. Following the February sweeps period, most shows went into…

ABC Dominates Monday Night as ‘Dancing’ Premieres to Big Ratings

ABC got a strong performance from the two-hour season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” and scored a big win for the night overall in Monday’s overnights, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. ABC finished the night with a 4.5 average rating in adults…

Two Major Comic Actors to Appear on the Season Finale of ‘The Office’

Two major comic actors are set to guest-star in this season’s finale of "The Office," reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog. The two are Ricky Gervias, who co-created and starred in the original British version of "The Office," and Will Arnett….

CBS and Warner Bros. ‘No Comment’ Reports That CBS Chief Les Moonves Is Trying to Broker Peace Between Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros./Chuck Lorre So Sheen Could Come Back to ‘Two and a Half Men’

Fueled by a report on Radar online and a tweet by NBC reporter Jeff Rossen, the Internet was rife with rumors on Monday, March 21, 2011, that CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is trying to be a peacemaker between Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros. and…

Video: CNN Correspondent Angrily Denies Fox News Claim That Journalists Were Used as Human Shields by Qaddafi

CNN correspondent Nic Robertson is rejecting a Fox News report that he and other journalists were used as human shields by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, reports CNN.com. The report said  a planned British missile attack on one of Qaddafi’s compounds was…