Daily Archives : Jun 6, 2011

Rep. Weiner Admits Sending Lewd Photo, Apologizes to Wife, Media

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., held a hastily arranged news conference today in which he admitted that he sent a lewd photo to a woman online, an accusation that he had been denying since rumors surfaced about 10 days ago, MSNBC.com…

USC Stripped of 2004 National Football Championship

The Bowl Championship Series announced Monday that it has stripped the University of Southern California of its 2004 national football championship, USA Today reported. The move, which had been expected, is believed to be the final sanction related to the…

It’s Official: ABC’s Multiplatform Deal With Katie Couric. Jeff Zucker Will Exec. Produce Syndie Show; ABC O&O’s Clear It. Also, Affiliates To Get Daytime Hour Back

ABC has made official the deal that was widely expected for weeks, a broad pact with former “CBS Evening News” anchor Katie Couric. The multiyear, multiplatform deal between Couric and Disney/ABC Television Group includes a nationally syndicated talk show to…

Final Charlie Sheen Episode of ‘Two And a Half Men’ Contains Clue to How the Star May Be Written Out of the Show

In a case of serendipity, the last episode of "Two and a Half Men" with Charlie Sheen may have given creator Chuck Lorre the perfect way to write out the star forever, reports TMZ.com. In the Feb. 14 episode, Sheen’s…

Cable Net Orders Reality Series About Young Working Women

A reality show about Texas women who work in the rodeo and country music fields–and who, incidentally, party pretty hard at night–has been ordered by CMT, EW.com reports. The show, tentatively titled “Texas Women,” focuses on four ambitious female friends–two…

Marv Albert Adds CBS Sports to His Workload

Veteran sportscaster Marv Albert has joined CBS as play-by-play announcer for the network’s “NFL on CBS” coverage, the network announced today. CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus, in making the announcement, said: “Marv Albert is recognized throughout sports broadcasting as one…

‘Modern Family’ Paces Nominees for New Critics’ Choice TV Awards

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association in partnership with the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its nominees for the first Critics’ Choice Television Awards today, with ABC’s "Modern Family" netting six nominations and AMC’s "Mad Men" nabbing five, reports TheWrap.com. Four…

ABC’s NBA Finals Dominate Sunday Ratings

ABC’s coverage of the NBA Finals gave the network a big win in the ratings Sunday night, TVbytheNumbers.com reported. Due to the nature of live programming, the overnight numbers aren’t conclusive, but ABC’s lead was clear. ABC had a preliminary…

‘Family Feud’ Moving to a New Home Town

The syndicated game show "Family Feud" is relocating from Orlando, Fla., where it has been filming for the past year, to a new home town. It will be located in Atlanta, host Steve Harvey’s home base, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution….

As Katie Couric Is Expected To Announce Her ABC Deal Today (Monday, June 6th), Here’s Why Syndie Deals With CBS and NBC Didn’t Happen

The possibility of Katie Couric returning to NBC, this time to do, primarily, a syndicated talk-show, "fell apart over what the network believed were excessive demands — including the insistence that NBC guarantee that its stations would free up the…