Daily Archives : Sep 16, 2011

Cast Shakeout on Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’: Who Makes the Cut?

After weeks of rumors about who’s in and who’s out on one of the “Real Housewives” shows, The Huffington Post appears to have rounded up some concrete info: Three cast members of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” are…

Real-Life ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’: Two Men Allegedly Put Dead Friend in Car and Go Partying

This is all too reminiscent of the 1989 movie "Weekend at Bernie’s" and its later sequel that have become cult classics due to their multiple airings on TV and other forms of home entertainment.  We got all of the following from an article at The Huffington…

Two Funny Emmy-Themed Videos

Audi, who is the overall auto sponsor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, has done two funny videos to promote the Primetime Emmys. They can both be found below and on the Primetime Emmys Channel on YouTube. In…

Starz Plans Tribute to Fallen ‘Spartacus’ Star

Starz will air a memorial tribute to Andy Whitfield, the star of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," who died of cancer earlier this week, reports Deadline.com. This Sunday, Sept. 18, Starz will broadcast five episodes of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" dedicated…

CBS Rolls Out Plans to Give ‘Early Show’ a New Venue and a New Look

CBS News’ "The Early Show" is getting a change of venue and a new look, leaving its current studio at the General Motors Building in Manhattan, reports TVNewser.com. CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, President David Rhodes and programming VP Chris…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Mom to Play TV Mom to Another Blond Actress

The real-life mom of Gwyneth Paltrow will now be the TV mom of another well-known blond actress, TVLine.com reports. Veteran TV, film and theater star Blythe Danner, best known as Robert De Niro’s wife in the "Focker" films — and…

New ABC Family Drama Brings In a Heavy Hitter to Help Out

A new drama that’s in the pipeline at ABC Family is getting some help as it works its way through the usual bumps in the road on the way to becoming a series. Joining the team behind “Strut” is Amy…

Writers Reveal Insights, Share Laughs About Working in TV … and the Allure of a Certain Miss Emmy

Some of the most honored writers in television gathered this week to share their insights on the TV business and talk about what it means to court Emmy glory. Read TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin’s reflections on this high-powered…

Writers Share Insights, Laughs About Working in TV … and the Allure of a Certain Miss Emmy

In film, writers often don’t get much glory, as we’ve all heard many times in the silly but somewhat truthful joke about the naive starlet who slept with the screenwriter in order to get cast in the film, to no…

Truly End of an Era with Rick Ludwin Leaving NBC After 31 Years. Without Ludwin’s Support ‘Seinfeld’ Would Have Definitely Been Canceled In Its Earliest Days. But He Also Reportedly Thought the Future of NBC Late Night was Conan, Not Jay

One of TV’s  top executives, Rick Ludwin, is leaving NBC after a 31-year run at the network, writes Bill Carter at The New York Times. Back in 2005, our good friend Phil Rosenthal at the Chicago Tribune wrote, " ‘The headline…