Daily Archives : Dec 8, 2011

Report: HBO Finalizing Deal for Darren Star’s Comedy Pilot Starring Oscar Winner

HBO is reportedly putting the finishing touches on a pilot deal for “The Viagra Diaries,” a sitcom from Darren Star that would be toplined by Oscar winner Goldie Hawn, Deadline.com reports. The story reports: “The project is looking for a…

ESPN Gets a Geography Lesson From Football Fans After Errant Blimp Shots

ESPN got caught running old shots of Jacksonville, Fla. — and in one case, a shot of Charlotte, N.C. — by savvy fans watching this week’s “Monday Night Football” game between the San Diego Chargers and Jacksonville Jaguars, Yahoo! reports….

Lindsay Lohan’s Playboy Cover Leaks Online — See for Yourself

A photo of the Playboy magazine cover featuring actress Lindsay Lohan has made the rounds online after leaking in advance of the release of the issue, CBS News reports. The story reports: “In the photo, the 25-year-old actress seems to…

CBS and NBC Tussle Over Rights to Game Featuring Hot NFL Player … So, Who Won?

The biggest story in the NFL this season has focused on a second-year player who continues to find ways to win despite possessing a skill set that many football purists say is woefully lacking. The player is the Denver Broncos’…

Cast of ‘Community’ Creates Mock PSA Designed to Save Show

The cast of "Community" has created a mock public-service announcement geared to generating fan support for the NBC comedy, reports TV.com. The video, posted on CollegeHumor.com, features the actors playing the characters in an ad to "save" Greendale Community College….

ABC Offers Two Freshman Shows Online

ABC is offering viewers and potential viewers the chance to watch the entire seasons to date of two new dramas online, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The shows are "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time." For a limited time period,…

Cable Net Buys Show With Roots in ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’

A pilot for a drama with its origins in the critically acclaimed 1990s NBC cop show “Homicide: Life on the Street” has been bought by A&E, Deadline.com reports. “Homicide’s” Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson are behind the half-hour series, an…

Report: NBC Talking With High-Profile TV Personality About Succeeding Matt Lauer

NBC has met with a well-known TV personality about succeeding "Today" anchor Matt Lauer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network talked about the job with "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, the story reports. NBC executives including "Today" executive producer…

‘Mythbusters’ Stars Explain What Went Wrong in Cannonball Mishap, and What They Will Do About It

The stars of Discovery’s "Mythbusters" talked about what went wrong with an experiment involving a cannon, and said they plan to deliver an in-person apology to the families whose homes were damaged when a 30-pound cannonball went off course during…

Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry’s Debate Gaffes Make for Choice Comedy. However, What He’s Chosen to Say About Gays, Sadly, Only Points Out a Tragic Flaw in His Character

During the past week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president of the United States, has had a field day bashing gays. Please click here to read TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross taking on Perry’s…