Daily Archives : Nov 2, 2012

Comedy in the Works at ABC From Conan O’Brien

ABC has a new untitled single-camera comedy project in development, with Conan O’Brien’s Conaco Productions and Warner Bros. TV producing, Deadline.com reports. The show is based on “Keep Swinging,” a Kindle Single memoir by Rick Marin. “This is the first…

Rocker Drops the F-Bomb on NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

Underscoring the stereotype that rock stars aren’t exactly morning people, a live appearance on NBC’s “Today” show by the group Aerosmith turned into a problem for the network when lead singer Steven Tyler dropped the F-bomb, the Los Angeles Times…

Big Night for Country Music’s Power Couple, but CMA Awards Sink to Historic Low in Ratings — Here Are the Thursday Broadcast Results

Country music’s reigning power couple had a winning night at Thursday’s Country Music Association Awards, but the ceremony itself was a loser — at least in the ratings. Blake Shelton, who’s a coach on “The Voice” besides being one of…

‘Flashdance’ Actor Arrested in Domestic Violence Case

An actor best known for the 1983 hit film "Flashdance," who also has had a recurring role on CBS’s "NCIS," was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, reports TMZ.com. The actor is Michael Nouri. Police received a call…

Khloe Kardashian on ‘X Factor’ Wardrobe Malfunction: Blame It on Hurricane Sandy

Much of the chatter about Khloe Kardashian’s debut Wednesday as host of Fox’s “The X Factor” has focused on her wardrobe situation, with Kardashian’s sheer blouse and lack of a bra provoking Simon Cowell to offer a quip about the…

Bomb Scare, With Claim of ‘Hostages,’ at CNN in Atlanta

An unknown person called in a bomb threat overnight to the CNN Center in Atlanta, reports TVNewser.com. The caller also claimed to have hostages at the network’s Atlanta headquarters. My Fox Atlanta reported that the authorities searched the CNN Center…

Sitcom Becomes the Most Profitable 30-Minute Show in TV History

Executives behind a beloved sitcom revealed how much money the series has been pulling in since it went off the air 12 years ago. And the numbers say the show about nothing, “Seinfeld,” is definitely about something in syndication —…

USA Network Pulls Plug on One Drama Series, Eyes Renewal for Another

USA Network has canceled one of its drama series and is close to a renewal on another show, Deadline.com reports. Getting a pink slip after two seasons is "Fairly Legal," while "Burn Notice" is poised for a seventh season. The…

Boy Who Killed His Father Says He Was Inspired by CBS Procedural

A boy who shot and killed his neo-Nazi father told police he was inspired by an episode of the CBS police procedural "Criminal Minds,” reports the Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif. "A bad father did something to his kids and the…

Why Baseball Remains Our Greatest Game, Despite Low Ratings for the World Series. Lessons From a 104-Year-Old Man. Plus, the Giants’ Greatest Fan, Who Once Said, ‘There have been only two geniuses in the world, Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare’

A lifelong Dodger fan reflecting on the rival Giants’ improbable playoff run and dominating World Series triumph, TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross finds inspiration in the observations of a legendary screen actress and a 104-year-old philosoper and historian. Click…