Daily Archives : Nov 2, 2012

Film Star’s Move to TV Hits a Snag — Actor Exits TNT Project Over Creative Differences

An actor known for his film roles won’t be moving to TV as soon as expected, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed. Brendan Fraser is parting ways with TNT’s "Legends" amid creative differences with showrunner Howard Gordon, the piece…

NBC News Program Hires Former CBS and CNN Anchor

NBC News confirmed that it has hired a former CBS and CNN anchor, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder. Joining NBC’s "Weekend Today" will be Erica Hill, the piece reports. Hill will co-host the Saturday and Sunday program with…

HBO Picks Up Comedy Series From ‘The Office’ Co-Creator

HBO has given a season order to a project from Stephen Merchant, who co-created "The Office," reports Deadline.com. The order is for eight episodes. Called "Hello Ladies," the project stars Merchant, who is 6 feet, 7 inches tall, trying to…

Huge Jump in Political Advertising Projected Over 2008

Political advertising this year is on track to surpass 2008 figures by a wide margin, Joe Flint reports in the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog. Television stations are expected to haul in $2.6 billion in political advertising this year,…

Al Gore to Lead Current TV’s Election Night Coverage

Former Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore will lead Current TV’s election night coverage, reports UPI.com. Gore is the co-founder of Current TV and has been sitting in on the network’s debate coverage during the election season. Current TV’s…

Why Baseball Remains Our Greatest Game, Despite the Low Ratings of 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’

As a Dodgers fan from age 6, I’m a lifelong Giants hater, but I damn near fell in love with them during the playoffs and World Series this year. The postseason run of the San Francisco Giants, culminating in their…

ABC Buys Project from ‘Eureka’ Co-Creator, ‘I, Robot’ Director

ABC is working on a project from Jaime Paglia, the co-creator and executive producer of Syfy’s long-running show "Eureka," with "I, Robot" director Alex Proyas tapped to direct and executive produce, reports Deadline.com. The project, called "Evolve," is based on…

Soon After Receiving Renewal, AMC Drama ‘Hell on Wheels’ Loses Showrunner

Just days after AMC’s historical drama "Hell on Wheels" received a third-season renewal, its showrunner, John Shiban, has departed for personal reasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed. AMC has put the show on hold while it searches for…

Showtime Buys Roman Polanski Documentary

A documentary about film director Roman Polanski has been bought by Showtime, reports TheWrap.com. "Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out" is set to premiere next year on the pay-cable network. The film tracks the director’s 2009 arrest at the Zurich Film…