Daily Archives : Nov 16, 2011

Dunno About You, But We Lost the Office Bet on This One: Ricky Gervais WILL Be Back For a Third Time To Host the Golden Globes in January

Controversial comic Ricky Gervais will be back to host the Golden Globes ceremony and broadcast on NBC for a third time on January 15, 2012. Many in Hollywood thought that the cherubic-faced, ascerbic Gervais would not be welcome to host the Globes…

Why One of NBC’s At-Risk Shows Will Likely Not Get the Ax

The outlook for a show NBC recently pulled from its midseason schedule remains undecided, but the ratings-challenged show has at least one factor in its favor. "Community’s" departure from the midseason lineup doesn’t mean the program is canceled, writes Joe…

One for the Book of TV: Popular Cable Series Renewed for Three More Years. At End of Deal It Will Have Been on 20 Years!

One of the longest-running shows on cable will remain on the air through 2016 after being renewed for three more seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is “South Park,” cable’s longest-running animated shows. The renewal by Comedy Central…

Tuesday Ratings: ‘Glee’ Hits a Season Low, ‘Biggest Loser’ Continues to Slide

Fox’s “Glee” fell to a season low in the key 18-49 demo Tuesday, according to Nielsen overnights reported by TVbytheNumbers.com. NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” meanwhile, continued its season-long ratings slide. “Glee” was off 6% from a week ago, settling for…

One of the Last Munchkins From ‘Wizard of Oz’ Dies

One of the last of the 124 actors who played Munchkins in “The Wizard of Oz” has died. The Huffington Post reports that Karl Slover died Tuesday in Georgia at 93. Slover, who played the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins…

Snooki Sues to Get Out of Branding Deal, Says It’s Not Bringing in as Much Money as Expected

"Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is suing to end her partnership with SRG Ventures, which signed the MTV reality star in a licensing deal to put her name on a wide range of consumer products, reports the New York…

Yet Another Daytime Syndicated Talk Show Getting Significant Clearances for Fall 2012 Debut

Yet another syndicated daytime talk show is getting significant clearances for a fall debut next year.  NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution announced that it has sold “Steve Harvey” in more than 70% of the U.S., including 40 of the top 50…

NBC Deals Another Blow to Low-Rated Series — but Still Hasn’t Officially Pulled the Plug

The death watch continues for a low-rated NBC drama, with the network doing everything but officially cancel it. The latest piece of bad news for “Prime Suspect” is the announcement that production on the crime drama will wrap at the…

On the Scandal at Penn State: Hey CBS News–When You Don’t Have It, Don’t Hype It. Lessons From Watergate

There’s an exemplary scene in the movie version of “All the President’s Men” that goes basically like this: Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein have been working their asses off on one of their stories about the Watergate scandal. They…

Bob Costas Says Jerry Sandusky Interview Was a Last-Minute Surprise — and You May Be Surprised Who Set It Up

Bob Costas said he was prepared to interview Joseph Amendola, the attorney for Jerry Sandusky, when he arrived at the "Rock Center" studios on Monday night, reports Bill Carter in The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog. But a few…