Daily Archives : Nov 8, 2012

Key NBC Show Takes a Big Hit in the Ratings

One of NBC’s top shows of the season suffered a ratings setback Wednesday night, according to Nielsen overnight figures, but the network was still able to win the night. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC’s two-hour “The Voice” settled for a 3.7…

Video: Popular TV Personality Reveals She Has Thyroid Cancer

A popular television personality posted a moving video in which she reveals that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Extra reports. Brooke Burke, known for co-hosting “Dancing with the Stars” along with a number of other TV gigs, taped…

Fox News Contributor Dick Morris Explains His Election Prediction Goof

Dick Morris, a major talking head on Fox News, appeared on "The O’Reilly Factor" to explain how his prediction of a landslide victory for Mitt Romney in the presidential election was so far off, reports FoxNews.com. Morris told O’Reilly, "I…

Plans Unveiled for Sports Talk Kingpin Jim Rome’s New Showtime Show

Showtime has taken the wraps off its plans for sports talk veteran Jim Rome, whose new show on the pay-cable network will roll out Nov. 21, Deadline.com reports. “Jim Rome on Showtime” will be an hour show, starting at 10…

Premiere Set for ‘Sex and the City’ Prequel

The CW has scheduled a premiere date for its prequel to the HBO hit "Sex and the City," TVLine.com reports. "The Carrie Diaries" will debut Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at 8 p.m. ET. The new series features Carrie Bradshaw before…

Diane Sawyer Going Loopy on Election Night Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg Regarding the Problems at ABC News

So says TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross. Please click here to read why he says so.

Jermaine Jackson — Michael Jackson’s Older Brother — Petitions Court to Change His Last Name

"Jermaine Jackson wants to change his name to something a little brighter," the Associated Press reports. The story continues, saying that Jackson is "asking a court to allow him to alter his famous surname and become Jermaine Jacksun. The older brother of…

Actress on ‘Modern Family’ Removed From Home Over Abuse Allegations

Ariel Winter, who plays teenager Alex Dunphy on ABC’s "Modern Family," has been removed from her home by a judge after allegations of abuse by her mother, TMZ.com reports. Winter’s mother, Chris Workman, denied the allegations, according to People.com. "It’s…

Emmy-Nominated Writer-Producer Behind ‘Happy Days’ Dead at 78 — He Came Up With the Name ‘Fonzie’ and Is Credited With Suggesting the Shark-Jumping Scene

The man credited with naming the iconic character “Fonzie,” along with later suggesting the infamous 1977 shark-jumping scene that would add the phrase “jump the shark” to the cultural lexicon, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "Happy Days" writer-producer…

USA Network Has Good News/Bad News for ‘Burn Notice’

USA Network gave good news and bad news to the series "Burn Notice." The good news is that the spy drama was renewed for a seventh season, but the bad news is that the season will be shorter — just…