Daily Archives : Jun 5, 2012

‘American Idol’s’ Nigel Lythgoe Shopping New Talk Show Built Around Five Female L.A. News Anchors

“American Idol’s” Nigel Lythgoe is shopping a new talk show built around five prominent female Los Angeles news anchors, Deadline.com reports. One of the anchors, Dorothy Lucey, talked about the project during an appearance on “KTLA Morning News,” also discussing…

NBC Settles on Actress to Play Lily Munster — But She’s Caught in a Tug-of-War With Her Other Show

Just hours after NBC settled on an actor to play Herman Munster in “Mockingbird Lane,” as previously reported, word surfaced that the network has decided on an actress to play Herman’s wife, Lily Munster, in the project, Deadline.com reports. Yvonne…

Fox Wins Monday Reality Ratings Slugfest

Fox rode strong premieres for its two Monday night food shows to a ratings win for prime time Monday night, according to Nielsen overnights, TVbytheNumbers.com reports. “MasterChef” bowed with a 2.3 average rating in the key 18-49 demo, up five-tenths…

Fuse Greenlights Three Reality Shows

Fuse, the Madison Square Garden Company’s music-centered cable channel, announced today that it has greenlighted three new original reality series, Deadline.com reports. Here’s a look at the new shows: “Off Beat” – 12 episodes of a weekly 30-minute mash-up of…

NBC Comedy Series Leads Pack in Critics’ Choice Nominations

Nominees were announced today for the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and the most-nominated show is NBC’s quirky comedy "Community" with six nominations, Deadline.com reports. Another low-rated NBC Thursday night sitcom, “Parks & Recreation,” pulled in five nods, as…

Nominees for the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Here’s the full list of nominees for the Second Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, released today, June 5, 2012, by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. The awards presentation is set for June 18 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Best Comedy…

Former Harpo Exec to Develop First-Run Programming for NBCU’s Syndication Division

NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has named a former top development exec from Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions to develop original first-run programming for the syndication company. Valerie Schaer takes the position of executive VP, creative affairs, it was announced today by…

Zombies to Infest Ancient Rome in New Clive Barker Project for Amazon

Horror guru Clive Barker is being brought on board by Amazon Studios to rewrite the action horror project “Zombies vs. Gladiators,” TheWrap.com reports. The project focuses on a gladiator who battles zombies in ancient Rome. In a statement, Barker said:…

CNN Rolls Out Interactive Map for Election Coverage

Following up on its famous Magic Wall for election coverage, CNN unveiled a new version of its interactive national election map on "The Situation Room," reports TVNewser.com. John King appeared on the show using the new CNN Electoral Map to…

Oscar-Winning Actress in Hot Water Over the N-Word

An Oscar-winning actress is firing back after becoming embroiled in a Twitter controversy over a reference to the N-word, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gwyneth Paltrow, who won an Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999, stepped into it on…