Daily Archives : Nov 5, 2012

CBS Drama Slips in Ratings, Equals All-Time Low; ABC Show Sinks Even Lower

A CBS drama series that has traditionally been in the top 20 among broadcast shows is showing signs of weakness in its fourth season. “The Good Wife” slipped to a 1.7 average rating in the key 18-49 demo Sunday night,…

Sharon Osbourne Has Major Surgery

Sharon Osbourne, one of the co-hosts of CBS’s daytime gabfest "The Talk," revealed that she recently had major surgery — a double mastectomy, the AP reports. The procedure was voluntary. Osbourne learned that she carries the gene that increases the…

USA Officially Ends Drama Series

The USA Network put to rest speculation about the fate of a drama series that had been up in the air, Deadline.com reports. The series is "Political Animals," which originated as a miniseries but which some observers hoped would continue…

Merrilee Crain, Wife of TVWeek Founder Rance Crain, Dies at 69

Merrilee Patterson Crain, secretary and board member of Crain Communications Inc. and wife of Crain’s TVWeek founder Rance Crain, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. She would have turned 70 on Nov. 27. Mrs. Crain was active in charitable, business and…

Time Warner Cable Stock Falls the Most in a Year on Customer Losses

Share prices for Time Warner Cable Inc. fell by the largest margin in more than a year after news surfaced that the company experienced a larger-than-expected downturn in video subscribers, BloombergBusinessweek reports. Time Warner Cable, the second-largest U.S. cable-television operator,…

One of TV’s Most Popular Villains to Return After Eight-Year Absence

One of television’s most popular villains is set to return to the screen after an eight-year absence, Soap Central reports. Actress Lynn Herring will reprise her role as Lucy Coe on ABC’s daytime stalwart “General Hospital.” The character started out…

Canceled CBS Show Finds Temporary Home on Saturdays

A drama series that has been canceled by CBS hasn’t quite gone off the air yet, as the network scheduled two episodes of "Made in Jersey" to air on two Saturdays later this year, reports Deadline.com. The two previously unaired…

‘Back to the Future’ Director Working on TNT Project With ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Twist

"Back to the Future" director Robert Zemeckis is executive producing a project for TNT that has an "It’s a Wonderful Life" twist, reports Deadline.com. The project, which is in development, will focus on a runaway bride who wishes she were…

Cox Cable, Time Warner Cable Reach Terms for Carriage of Lakers Channel

Cox Cable and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement on the carriage of SportsNet, Southern California’s new local TV channel centered on the Los Angeles Lakers, the L.A. Times reports. “The agreement ends a standoff between the two companies…

Has NBC Pulled Another ‘Ann Curry’? Fans Are Upset at ‘Weekend Today’ Host Switch

NBC has angered some viewers with another change in hosts, although this time fans are upset at the network’s decision to bump Jenna Wolfe, the Sunday co-host of "Weekend Today," reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder. As previously reported,…