Daily Archives : Jun 20, 2012

NBC Reportedly Planning to Replace Ann Curry on ‘Today’

"NBC executives are readying a plan to replace Ann Curry on the ‘Today’ show, only a year after she became the co-host of the iconic franchise," reports Brian Stelter on The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog, in a major…

CBS in Talks to Revive Canceled Series

CBS is reportedly talking with the production company behind a series that was canceled by the network, with the plan being to try to bring the show back for a summer run of 13 episodes. The show is the Poppy…

Showtime Adds Cast Members to ‘Homeland’

After a first season that drew critical raves along with solid viewer numbers, Showtime is beefing up the lineup for season two of "Homeland," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The terrorist drama has cast Rupert Friend as a series regular,…

NBA Finals Lift ABC to Nightly Win

Game four of the NBA Finals on ABC — in which the Miami Heat topped the Oklahoma City Thunder to tighten their grip on the title with a 3-1 series lead — was the top-rated program Tuesday night, reports TVbytheNumbers.com….

Just Heard That Something Happened in Vegas of Which the Odds Were 114 Billion to One. Have I Seen Too Many Movies or Am I Correct About Questioning the Legitimacy of This? Bogus Story?

By Chuck Ross This just in from our friend RJ Bell of Pregame.com: “Monday night, June 18, 2012, at the Rio in Las Vegas, the number 19 hit SEVEN straight times at a roulette table. Hitting a roulette number even…

NBC Racks Up Ratings Milestones for U.S. Open Golf Broadcast

NBC’s coverage of the 112th U.S. Open Championship golf tournament produced some ratings milestones, the network announced. Among them, according to an NBC Sports statement citing Nielsen data: – The most-watched final round in four years– The most-watched third round…

ABC News Announces New ‘GMA’ Contributor

ABC has announced the addition of a new contributor to “Good Morning America.” Joining the morning show will be Ben Mulroney, who is a well-known television anchor in Canada. ABC News President Ben Sherwood made the announcement. Mulroney will debut…

CBS Television Stations and Weigel Stations Acquire Two Off-Network Sitcoms

Off-network rights to two top sitcoms have been sold to the CBS Television Stations and the Weigel station group, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and the CBS TV Stations announced. “Mike & Molly” is ready to premiere in fall 2014…

TBS Secures Cable Rights to ’2 Broke Girls’

TBS has acquired the cable rights to the hit CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution announced. The show was the top-rated new series of the 2011-2012 season in the key demo of adults 18-49, and was…

Critics’ Choice Awards Prove They’re Ready for Prime Time

The Critics’ Choice Awards were an important bellwether of this past winter’s plethora of film awards, anointing early favorites like “The Help” and “The Artist” that went on to be big winners at guild awards and at the Oscars. So…