Daily Archives : Mar 22, 2011

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO Pilot Could Star Three-Time Golden Globe Nominee

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama pilot about a cable news show is in talks with a three-time Golden Globe nominee about a starring role,reports Deadline.com. It’s actor Jeff Daniels, who would play Will McCallister, a news anchor who has his own show…

If Sheen Did Make a Deal with Fox, What Could He Do There? A Reporter Speculates

As TVWeek has reported, Charlie Sheen has indeed met with some top executives at Fox. In his latest blog entry, TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross fantasizes an interesting role for Sheen on the Fox network (hint: think "Idol").  To read this fun…

‘Hot in Cleveland’ Gets Bigger TV Land Order, While Network Picks up New Sitcom Starring Actors From ‘Scrubs’ and ’3rd Rock From the Sun’; Fran Drescher Sitcom Picked Up

"Hot in Cleveland" received a bigger order from TV Land, with the network bumping up its third season order by two episodes to 24, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog. The network also greenlighted a new comedy called "The Exes," which…

Shareholder Advisory Firm Questions Steve Jobs Re-election to Disney Board

Given his frequent absences, the recommendation to reelect Steve Jobs to Walt Disney Co.’s board has been questioned by an influential shareholder advisory firm, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog. Institutional Shareholder Services, while stopping short of advising…

CBS Signs Emmy and Golden Globe Nominated Actress to Team with Michael Chiklis in Pilot

The CBS pilot "Vince Uncensored" has tapped Elizabeth Perkins to star, reports the Hollywood Reporter. She’s joining Michael Chiklis, who was cast in the title role earlier this month, the story notes. The project focuses on a man who decides…

Note to Congress: PBS.org Is 18th Most Popular Site for Video In February

PBS is making a major push to make sure its video is available for streaming. In an announcement, PBS notes, "PBS.org has grown so rapidly that comScore VideoMetrix listed it as the18th most popular site for video last month," said…

Starcom MediaVest Group in Multi-Million Dollar Addressable Ad Deal with DirecTV

"DirecTV has an agreement with Starcom MediaVest Group, under which SMG has committed to spend $10 million to $20 million on household-addressable ads in 2011, reports Multichannel News. The story adds, "DirecTV’s addressable-ad system is intended to reach 10 million…

Air-Date Is Set For Documentary about Daughter of Cher Having Gender Reassignment Surgery. Show to Be Followed By Special Hosted By Rosie O’Donnell

OWN has set the debut date for the documentary "Becoming Chaz," which tracks Chaz Bono’s gender reassignment surgery, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog. The show will debut at 8 p.m. on May 10, and will be followed…

The CW’s ‘Secret Circle’ Casts MTV ‘Best Kiss’ Winner in Show about Witches

The CW’s "The Secret Circle" has cast Natasha Henstridge in the show based on a three-book series about witches from author L.J. Smith, reports TVGuide.com. She’ll play Dawn Chamberlain, who knows about the secret coven of witches in the town…

I Did a Mind Meld With Charlie Sheen and Found Out What Really Happened In His Meeting With Fox (Hint: Think ‘Idol’)

News item: “Sources familiar with the meeting tell TMZ [that] Charlie Sheen sat down last Thursday with Mike Darnell, president of alternative entertainment for Fox, David Hill, president of Fox Sports, and Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment for Fox Networks…