Daily Archives : Jun 7, 2012

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CW Completes Upfront Sales — Results Indicate TV Ad Market May Not Be As Robust as Last Year

The CW broadcast network has completed its upfront sales, and in a sign that the TV ad market may not be as robust as it was a year ago, the network was able to secure CPM increases in the 6.5%-to-7.5%…

CW Wraps Upfront Sales, Secures CPM Hikes of 6.5% to 7.5% After Pitching Dramas With Broader Reach

By Brian SteinbergAdvertising Age The CW has completed its upfront sales process, notching what is believed to be an amount similar to the $400 million to $420 million in ad commitments it secured from marketers in last year’s upfront. CW…

Simon Cowell Teams Up With Fellow Brit Gordon Ramsay to Bring New Cooking Show to the U.K. — Might They Then Do a U.S. Version?

"’X Factor’ creator Simon Cowell’s production firm and the company behind Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ will co-produce a cooking show for U.K. broadcaster ITV," reports The Hollywood Reporter. The article continues, "The joint production of Cowell’s Syco and Optomen will…

Charlie Sheen Flips Out at Stanley Cup Finals

At the Staples Center in Los Angeles Wednesday night, where the L.A. Kings lost to the New Jersey Devils in the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Finals, actor Charlie Sheen flipped out when he was not allowed back in…

So You Think You Can Repeat and Get Good Ratings? Not So

Wednesday’s prime-time ratings were effectively uncontested, with ABC and NBC in all-reruns and CBS rolling out just one fresh program — the low-rated “Dogs in the City.” That left Fox to take it home with a two-hour “So You Think…

Yet Another Celebrity Charged With Failing to File Income Tax Returns

Yet another celebrity has been charged by the Department of Justice for reportedly failing to file income tax returns after earning close to $2 million over three years, Reuters reports.  Accoridng to the article, singer Lauryn Hill "did not file…

TLC Greenlights New Reality Series

TLC is returning to a subgenre where it has been a major player in the past, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The cable network is set to roll out a new home decor show, “Four Houses.” The competition series has…

‘SNL’ Veteran Joins HBO Production

One of the seminal Not Ready for Primetime Players from NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" has joined the HBO production "Behind the Candelabra," about the life of Liberace, reports Zap2It.com, citing a piece in Variety. Dan Aykroyd, who was a mainstay…

‘Entertainment Tonight’ Fixture Jumps to New Hallmark Show

Hallmark Channel has hired a longtime "Entertainment Tonight" anchor to host Hallmark’s new series "Home & Family," according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed. Mark Steines, who had already announced that he would be leaving “ET” this year, moves to…