Daily Archives : Nov 22, 2011

FX Developing New Comedy To Be Produced by Beloved ‘SNL’ Veteran

FX is developing a new comedy to be produced by a beloved former regular on "Saturday Night Live." "FX has teamed with Amy Poehler to bring cult Web series "Broad City" to television," writes our good friend Nellie Andreeva at…

Prolific TV Comedy Writer Dead at 89 — His Work Spanned Five Decades and Included ‘The Real McCoys,’ ‘Hogan’s Heroes,’ ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ ‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ and Many Others

One of the most prolific comedy writers in television has died at the age of 89, reports Deadline.com. In addition to numerous writing credits, New York native Jack Elinson was also executive producer of sitcoms including "One Day at a…

Executive Shakeup at ESPN: Bodenheimer Moves Up, New President Is Named

Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger announced changes today in the executive structure at ESPN, with George Bodenheimer relinquishing his day-to-day leadership role and moving up to executive chairman of ESPN, Multichannel News reports. Bodenheimer, currently president of ESPN and…

Cable Channel Secures Rights to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The exclusive off-network broadcast rights to ABC’s hit reality competition series "Dancing With the Stars" have gone to Game Show Network (GSN), reports Deadline.com. Seasons 4-13 will air on GSN starting in January 2012. “Many of the most popular shows…

‘NCIS’ Actor, Accused of Choking Neighbor, Enters Plea

An actor who appears on the CBS drama “NCIS” has entered a plea on a battery charge after being accused of trying to strangle a neighbor during an argument, TMZ.com reports. David Fisher, who plays the recurring character Trent Kort…

Jimmy Fallon’s Band Gives Michele Bachmann a Rude Welcome

The house band on Jimmy Fallon’s NBC talk show “Late Night” gave a rude greeting to Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann when she came out on stage for an appearance on the show, The Wall Street Journal reports. The house…

In the Natalie Wood Case ‘ET’ Touts ‘The details you’ve never heard from the witness who’s never spoken before.’ Huh? She Was Just on TV Two Days Earlier. And What She Witnessed Was Published at Least 11 Years Ago

The reopening of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigation into the death of Natalie Wood just gets curiouser and curiouser. TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross tells you what’s really going on behind Hollywood’s latest media circus if you…

NBC Gives Full-Season Pickup to Freshman Drama, Will Try It Out in New Time Slot

NBC has given a full-season order to a new drama, and will give the show a tryout in a new time slot, Deadline.com reports. The fairy-tale-inspired police procedural "Grimm" received the full-season order and will get a tryout in the…

Why Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s Marriage Failed: New Report Breaks It Down

The marriage between "Two and a Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher and actress Demi Moore failed because of their 15-year age difference, as well as her insecurities and his wandering eye, reports People.com. The age gap caused Moore to doubt…

Fox News’ Roger Ailes Furious at Sarah Palin

Fox News chief Roger Ailes was reportedly furious at Sarah Palin over a recent move by the former Alaska governor, reports New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog. Ailes was angry that Palin didn’t announce her decision not to run for…