Daily Archives : Jan 4, 2013

CBS Distances Itself From the Pack as Several Series Hit Ratings Highs

With much of the prime-time broadcast competition airing repeat programming Thursday night, CBS dominated the ratings, based on Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that CBS averaged a 3.7 rating for prime time in the key 18-49 demo, well ahead of second-place…

Tarantino, Grilled About Sandy Hook Shooting, Lashes Out at Critics of Media Violence

Film director Quentin Tarantino, whose violent movie “Django Unchained” is currently in theaters, lashed out at critics who have been connecting media violence with the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, E! Online reports. During an interview for NPR’s “Fresh…

‘Most Desirable Woman of 2013′ to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

On the heels of news that “The Voice” coach Adam Levine will host the Jan. 26 episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” as we reported earlier, NBC revealed that actress Jennifer Lawrence will host the Jan. 19 episode. Lawrence, who’s…

Oscars Telecast to Feature Tribute to James Bond

Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed that they will devote a part of the upcoming 85th Academy Awards television broadcast to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a…

‘Scary Movie’ Beauty Makes Jump to TV, Joins New Chuck Lorre Comedy Project

Chuck Lorre, the man behind CBS sitcom hits "The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men" and "Mike & Molly," has cast actress Anna Faris in a new project for the network called "Mom," reports Deadline.com. Faris is known…

Fox News Channel Under Fire From State Department

Fox News Channel has angered the State Department, which targeted the cable channel in a critical letter saying that a line of questioning by Fox News correspondent Justin Fishel over Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "simply a blatant lie…

Media Firm Earns Unflattering ‘Honor’: Worst Company and Worst Boss in America to Work For

A new study determined that a media firm is the worst company to work for in the U.S., with the man at the top blamed for the bulk of the unpleasantness. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the “honor” goes to Dish…

Former Fox News Channel Personality Jumps to NBC

A talking head who recently exited Fox News Channel is making the move to NBC, TVNewser.com reports. After saying his goodbyes to "Fox & Friends" early this week, Dave Briggs will co-host a daily sports and pop culture show for…

In a Deal ‘Reeking With Irony,’ Al Gore May Come Away With $70 Million From Current TV Sale

Al Gore, who has made dozens of investments since he lost the 2000 presidential race, might gross about $70 million from the sale of his Current TV to the pan-Arab, Qatar-backed cable channel Al Jazeera, reports Bloomberg. Gore, who won…

Time Warner Cable Says It Will Keep ‘Open Mind’ on Al Jazeera

After taking Current TV off its systems following the channel’s purchase by the pan-Arab broadcaster Al Jazeera, Time Warner Cable said it would keep "an open mind" and size up the new network as it develops, reports The New York…