Daily Archives : Feb 8, 2012

Clint Eastwood Joins Team to Launch New Channel

Oscar-winning director and Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood, who began his long career as an actor on the TV Western "Rawhide," is returning to television as one of the prime movers behind a new channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. According…

Shazam! Super Bowl Broke Ground in Media Technology, but Halftime Show Was Deja Vu

Even as the New York Giants pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind, down-to-the-last-play win over the New England Patriots in Indianapolis, what Super Bowl XLVI may be remembered for nearly as much are its record ratings for the NBC broadcast, the…

CNN Suspends Roland Martin for His Controversial Tweets

CNN has suspended contributor Roland Martin for some controversial tweets he made during the Super Bowl. As TVWeek previously reported, "Martin’s tweet made fun of [soccer superstar David] Beckham for sporting only his underwear in [a Super Bowl] ad, noting, ‘Ain’t no real…

NBC Comedy Pilot Casts Allison Janney, Tony Shalhoub

NBC has attracted Emmy winners Allison Janney ("The West Wing") and Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") to star in the new Greg Daniels comedy pilot "Friday Night Dinner," reports Deadline.com. Based on a U.K. comedy, the single-camera production is, as the title…

Super Bowl Broke Ground in Media Technology, but Halftime Show Was Deja Vu

Sunday’s record-breaking Super Bowl broadcast featured a great game, terrific ads and a wide range of technological innovations, but what it may be best remembered for was a low-tech gesture during the halftime show. TVWeek Open Mic blogger Hillary Atkin…

Disappointing Debut for ABC Series

A new ABC series bowed to disappointing ratings Tuesday night as CBS parlayed a milestone episode of “NCIS” into a big win for the night in total viewers, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. CBS averaged 16.2 million viewers for prime time, more than…

Former Fox News Anchor Cleared in Rape Case

A former correspondent and weekend anchor for Fox News, now anchoring the morning show for Fox5 New York, has been cleared of a rape accusation, TVNewser.com reports. Greg Kelly, who is the son of New York City Police Commissioner Ray…

Actress Poised to Reprise Golden Globe-Winning Role on ‘American Horror Story’

An actress who won a Golden Globe for her role on "American Horror Story" will apparently return to the FX show, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog. Co-creator Ryan Murphy appeared on Andy Cohen’s "Watch What Happens Live,"…

Russell Brand Turns Down a Fortune in Divorce From Katy Perry

Comedian Russell Brand has turned down a fortune he was entitled to as part of his divorce from Katy Perry, reports TMZ.com. Brand reportedly turned down about $20 million. The pair, who were married for 14 months, apparently didn’t have…

NBC May Rush New Season of ‘The Voice’ Into Fall 2012 Lineup — And Three of the Four Judges May Be Replaced

NBC is considering debuting a new cycle of "The Voice" in fall 2012 instead of waiting until 2013 to return for another midseason run, reports TheWrap.com. The network has signed judge Christina Aguilera for the next cycle, which, if it…