Daily Archives : Nov 13, 2012

One of NBC’s Top New Series Showing Signs of Ratings Weakness

A show that has been helping NBC undergo a ratings turnaround this season hit an all-time low in the ratings Monday night, based on Nielsen overnight figures. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the freshman drama series “Revolution” fell to a series-low 2.6…

Video: ABC Affiliate Taken In by YouTube Parody, Airs Risque Version of Petraeus Book Cover in News Report

An ABC-affiliated TV station was apparently duped by a parody video that appeared on YouTube, and aired a clip during a news report that included an altered cover for biographer Paula Broadwell’s book about Gen. David Petraeus, The Huffington Post…

‘Jersey Shore’ Star Gets a Talk Show

One of the stars of "Jersey Shore" will star in a new talk show, reports Entertainment Weekly. The hybrid talk and reality series is MTV’s “The Show with Vinny,” which will feature Vinny Guadagnino. “The project will tweak the usual…

‘CSI’ Star Files for Bankruptcy

An actor who was once a star on the most popular show on television now says he’s bankrupt, The Huffington Post reports. Gary Dourdan, who played Warrick Brown on the hit CBS drama “CSI,” filed for bankruptcy in August, according…

B&C’s Grossman Moves to Twitter; Grego Named Editor-in-Chief

Ben Grossman has stepped down as editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable to head up global operations for Twitter Media, B&C reports. The publication promoted our good friend Melissa Grego, a former editor here at TVWeek, to editor-in-chief. Grego has been…

ABC Increases Its Orders for Two Comedy Series

On the same day that ABC ordered a full season of freshman drama "Nashville," as previously reported, the network has also committed to more Friday night comedy, reports Deadline.com. ABC ordered three additional scripts each of Reba McEntire’s new sitcom…

NBC Shakes Up ‘Today’ Team, Ousts Show’s Longtime Boss

In an executive shakeup, NBC is replacing the exec who has overseen the morning show "Today" since 2005, The New York Times’ Media Decoder reports. Jim Bell will be replaced by Alexandra Wallace, a senior vice president at NBC News,…

Janeane Garofalo Gets Divorced — After 20-Year Gag Marriage Turns Out to Be Real

Twenty years after a drunken, drive-through Las Vegas wedding between actress Janeane Garofalo and television writer Rob Cohen ("The Big Bang Theory"), Garofalo had to get a divorce to free him to marry again, reports the New York Post. Garafolo…

The Most Outrageous Experiment Ever Conducted in the Movie Industry. Do Those Who Help Decide What Movies Get Made Know the Difference Between John Ford and Henry Ford? Should They?

TVWeek Open Mic contributor Chuck Ross knows a lot about this "outrageous experiment" because he’s the one who conducted it! To get to this must-read entry, please click here.

Anti-Donald Trump Petition Gaining Momentum

A petition accusing "Apprentice" star Donald Trump of sexism and a "racially charged" campaign against President Barack Obama, and asking Macy’s department store to stop carrying Trump brand products, has attracted nearly 450,000 signatures, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The…