Daily Archives : Nov 30, 2012

NBC Abandons Thursday ‘Rock Center’ Experiment, Juggles Schedule

NBC announced a number of scheduling moves as it scrambles to resuscitate its Thursday night lineup, which has been getting battered in the ratings. “NBC‘s experiment with a newsmagazine in the iconic Thursday 10 p.m. time slot is over,” Nellie…

Two NBC Shows Sink to Historic Ratings Lows

Two NBC series hit all-time lows as the network sank to a distant fifth place among the broadcast networks for prime time overall Thursday night, based on Nielsen overnight figures. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that “The Office” and “Parks & Recreation” both…

Video: TV News Team Falls Victim to Fake Plane Crash

The news team at Tribune station WGN-TV in Chicago was caught this morning by what turned out to be a fake plane crash being staged for a TV show. WGN posted video of its report on the incident, which can…

Date Set for Broadcast of the 65th Primetime Emmys

CBS has set the date for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast, with the program set to air from L.A. Live’s Nokia Theatre Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nominations will be announced July 18. The 2012…

Popular Telenovela Gets English-Language Adaptation by Fox

Fox is adapting a popular telenovela for English-speaking audiences, putting in development an hourlong series based on the 2004 show "Rubí,” reports Deadline.com. The project focuses a beautiful but penniless woman who wants to become rich, even if it means…

Want to Know How Chevy Chase Will Be Written Out of ‘Community’?

The abrupt decision to dump Chevy Chase from NBC’s "Community" will not cause disruption in the writers room, reports TVLine.com. It turns out that the show had already filmed a season finale in which the fate of several characters is…

Plot Thickens in Angus T. Jones Meltdown: Report Explores Role LSD May Have Played

There may be more to Angus T. Jones’ YouTube video meltdown than religious conversion, according to a report by Newsweek’s Daily Beast. The controversial video focused on the young “Two and a Half Men” star — which you can see…

MTV Reveals Replacement for ‘Jersey Shore’

MTV announced that it will replace "Jersey Shore" with a new reality show, reports EW.com’s Inside TV. The new series, called "Buckwild," features a group of nine young friends in West Virginia doing "Jackass"-style stunts. The friends live by their…

New CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Hints at What He Has in Mind for the Cable News Channel

Jeff Zucker, the newly named CNN Worldwide president, told reporters on a conference call that he wants to make the cable news channel "relevant, vibrant and exciting," while hinting that he wants to broaden its programming, reports Joe Flint in…

Hey Jeff Zucker, Here’s How You Can Fix CNN

TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross has some very specific ideas, that might surprise you, about how to fix CNN, which you can read if you click here.