Daily Archives : Sep 20, 2011

For All the Hassles Between Sheen and Lorre Over ‘Two and a Half Men’ CBS Winds Up With a Big Ratings Night; the Numbers Are Less Encouraging for NBC

The season premiere of CBS’s “Two and a Half Men,” with Ashton Kutcher taking over for Charlie Sheen, was a big ratings winner Monday night, helping CBS win the night in the 18-49 demo, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. NBC, meanwhile, had little…

Coming Soon to a Theme Park Near You: A New Themed ‘Land’ Based on a James Cameron Mega-Hit

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide announced a deal that will bring themed “lands” based on a James Cameron blockbuster to Disney parks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Disney deal with Cameron, producer Jon Landau, Fox and Cameron’s Lightstorm…

‘Entourage’ Is No More — Or Is It?

"Entourage" has ended its run on HBO after eight seasons, but executive producer Mark Wahlberg is already plotting a big-screen incarnation of the show — and he says it will happen, reports People magazine. "We’re working on [a movie] as…

Tuesday Night TV: Heavyweight Season Premieres and Some Key Series Debuts

TV’s big week of fall rollouts continues tonight with some heavyweight shows returning for new seasons along with a couple of launches of new shows, TVLine reports. Among the highlights tonight: At 8 p.m. CBS’s wildly successful procedural “NCIS” kicks…

Former MSNBC Host Cenk Uyger Lands at Another Cable Net

Following his stint at MSNBC, Cenk Uyger has found another TV home, reports TVNewser.com. Uyger will bring his Web show "The Young Turks" to Current TV, where it will fill the 7 p.m. ET timeslot beginning later this year. Uyger’s…

Apple Share Prices Surging in Post-Steve Jobs Era

Despite the recent resignation of CEO Steve Jobs, the economic outlook for Apple has remained robust, Deadline.com reports. The stock closed trading Monday at $411.63 a share — up 2.78% for the day to an all-time high, the story reports….

Former White House Press Secretary Joins CNN

CNN announced today that a former White House press secretary has joined the news network as a political contributor. Ari Fleischer, who was press secretary under President George W. Bush from 2001-2003, will be a regular contributor, CNN SVP and…

Sitcom Couple’s Appearance on ‘Two and a Half Men’ Premiere an Inside Joke by Lorre

"Two And a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre promised surprises in the season premiere of the show to help viewers forget about Charlie Sheen and help pump up Ashton Kutcher’s debut. One of those surprises in Monday night’s debut was…

Here’s the Joke About Murdoch Alec Baldwin Had Taped For the Emmys That Fox Killed

So what was it that Alec Baldwin said about Rupert Murdoch and the News Corp. phone hacking scandal that Fox would not allow to be aired on last Sunday’s Emmy broadcast? Here’s what Darren Franich has to say on EW.com’s Inside TV blog, "Although EW couldn’t learn the exact…

Ding! Ding! Ding! We Have a Winner! Who Is the Company or Individual Exhibiting the Most Insane, Self-Destructive Behavior in the Past 12 Months? No, It’s Not Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan or Anthony Weiner. It’s Reed Hastings and His Netflix!

If you find the headline above enticing, wait until you read the fun and perceptive entry about Netflix’s latest foibles by TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross. Please click here to read it.