Daily Archives : Dec 20, 2011

HBO Renews One Show, Cancels Three Others

HBO dished out some holiday cheer to one of its series today, but it was a bloodbath for much of the lineup. The network pulled the plug on "Hung," "Bored to Death" and "How to Make It in America," while…

YouTube’s Top Videos of 2011: Could Cute Kids and ‘Ultimate Dog Tease’ Hold Off the Latest Pop Sensation? (Here’s the Video)

YouTube today revealed the top videos of 2011, releasing, what else, a video, counting down the top 10. Among the favorites you might remember, “Ultimate Dog Tease” at No. 2, “Talking Twin Babies” at No. 4 and “Cat Mom Hugs…

New ‘Glee’ Character — a Tough Rival for Sue Sylvester — to Be Played by Reality Veteran

A new character on Fox’s hit series “Glee” — described as a brash rival to coach Sue Sylvester — will be played by NeNe Leakes, best known as one of Bravo’s "Real Housewives of Atlanta," ETOnline.com reports. While on Bravo’s…

Super Bowl to Go Where It’s Never Gone Before

The NFL announced a plan today that will take the upcoming Super Bowl, scheduled for Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, somewhere it has never gone before: streaming online and to mobile phones, The Wall Street Journal reports. NBC’s broadcasts of the…

Carl Reiner Hands Off Longtime Hosting Gig to Kelsey Grammer

Carl Reiner has had a choice gig for as long as almost anyone can remember, but he’s about to hand over the reins to “new kid on the block” Kelsey Grammer, TheWrap.com reports. The gig is hosting the Directors Guild…

30-Year-Old Show to Return to TV

A 30-year-old show is set to return to television as a syndicated show, reports Deadline.com. On tap from dick clark productions is "Bloopers," a new take on "TV Bloopers." Dick Clark originated "TV Bloopers" as a series of seven specials,…

‘America’s Got Talent’ Isn’t Done Hiring Judges Yet

Even after the widely publicized hiring of Howard Stern as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” — where the shock jock will fill the seat previously held by Piers Morgan — the NBC show apparently isn’t finished hiring judges. Simon Cowell…

Simon Cowell Talks to TVWeek as the ‘X-Factor’ Finale Is Soon to Air. What Cowell Will Do About the Sing-Offs Next Season and What He Thinks About the Judging on ‘American Idol.’ And What TVWeek Thinks Should Happen to Host Steve Jones

All of this is the subject of TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross’ latest entry, which you’ll find if you click here.

TiVo Reveals the Most DVR’d TV Moments of 2011

The most “time-shifted” television moment of 2011 was one that happened early in the year, according to TheWrap.com, citing a report by TiVo. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s Super Bowl flub — an incomplete pass to Mike Wallace during Super…

Popular MTV Show Returns After Four-Year Hiatus

A show that has been on hiatus for more than four years at MTV is returning to the network, reports the New York Daily News. "Punk’d" will return with a sneak peek on New Year’s Eve, with former host Ashton…