Daily Archives : Jul 13, 2011

NBC Names New President of Entertainment

NBC made it official today, announcing the name of the new president of NBC Entertainment, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. The news was not a surprise, as we reported a month ago that Jennifer Salke, executive VP of 20th Century Fox Television, was…

Homophobic Rant on ‘Big Brother’ Invokes Statement by CBS

Homophobic comments made by one of the cast members of “Big Brother” have sparked a response by CBS, which will not include the comments, described as a “rant,” in the televised version of the show, Entertainment Weekly reports. The comments…

CNN Host Could Get Dragged Into U.K. Phone-Hacking Scandal

As the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal continues to spread, one person familiar to U.S. television viewers could get caught up in it, Business Insider reports. CNN host Piers Morgan, who has an extensive background in the British tabloid industry, is…

Cop Show Gets Third-Season Order

Just three episodes in to its second season, a network cop drama has received an order for a third season, reports TheWrap.com.  ABC made the announcement that it is ordering another season of "Rookie Blue," the story says. As a…

MLB All-Star Game Sees Drop in Viewership From 2010

The 82nd MLB All-Star Game gave Fox a good night in the ratings even though viewership was off from last year, the network announced. Tuesday was the network’s best night of prime time since the “American Idol” finale in May….

Sony Pictures Television Opens Canada Office

Sony Pictures Television has announced the opening of an office in Canada and has named a senior vice president of distribution for Canada. Kevin Byles was recently named to the post and will oversee the new office in Toronto. Keith…

Original Web Series Marks 300th Episode

One of the most successful original Web series is marking the production of its 300th episode. Partners Reveille, Yahoo! and Toyota Motor Sales USA are celebrating the milestone for the series “Who Knew?” The companies reported that the series had…

Humor and Awkward Moments Mark Royal Couple’s SoCal Swing

Prince William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wrapped up their North American visit with a whirlwind tour of Southern California that included its share of laughs and only a few missteps — and TVWeek Open Mic blogger…

Cheers! Actor Best Known for TV Sitcoms Replaces Laurence Fishburne on ‘CSI’

CBS will go with an actor best known for sitcoms to take over for Laurence Fishburne on ‘CSI,’ according to a number of media reports. According to our friends Lynette Rice and James Hibberd at EW.com’s Inside TV blog, who…

As Rupert Murdoch and His Company Get Further Mired in the U.K. Phone-Hacking Scandal, We Wonder, Where Is Murdoch’s Moral Compass? Is Part of the Problem That Murdoch Has Watched Too Much of Jack Bauer?

Or at least that’s what TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross wonders. To read his provocative, insightful essay, please click here.