Daily Archives : Aug 9, 2013

Fox News Moving Daytime Anchor Into Prime Time — but How Will the Channel Make Room?

Change is coming to the Fox News Channel prime-time lineup, and the one certainty is that the cable news operation will move "America Live" host Megyn Kelly from her afternoon slot into prime time. But Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes…

CBS Working on High-Concept ‘Wizard of Oz’ Project

CBS has a high-concept "Wizard of Oz" adaptation in the works, EW.com’s Inside TV reports, with the network calling the project "a medical soap based in New York City, inspired by the characters and themes immortalized" in the classic movie….

Was Stephen Colbert’s ‘Get Lucky’ Dance Party a Hoax? Colbert Responds to the Claim

In what’s being called "Daftpunkgate," Stephen Colbert came under criticism for his "Get Lucky" dance party on Tuesday, with some viewers speculating that it was an elaborate hoax to build ratings for MTV, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker….

Former Prime-Time Star Eyes Return to Network TV After Foray Into Movies

An Emmy-winning actress who was a fixture on prime-time television until she exited a few years ago for a move to the big screen is looking to get back on network TV. Katherine Heigl, who left "Grey’s Anatomy" more than…

Transgender TV Personality Accuses BET Awards of Discrimination

A transgender television personality alleges discrimination in a $2.5 million lawsuit over his appearance at the 2013 BET Awards, The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq. reports. B. Scott, born Brandon Scott Sessoms, claims that when he was offered the role of…

CNN Medical Guru Shifts His Position on Pot, Apologizes for Earlier Stance

CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta says he has changed his mind about marijuana, and is apologizing for his earlier opposition to the legalization of medical marijuana, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. His change of opinion comes…

Piracy of CBS Show Spikes in Areas Where the Network Is Blacked Out

Piracy of a CBS series has seen a spike, with particularly large increases in cities where the network is blacked out amid a contract dispute with Time Warner Cable. Deadline.com cites data from TorrentFreak, which says the increase in illegal…

Leah Remini Files Missing Person Report on Wife of Scientology Leader

Former "King of Queens" actress Leah Remini, who publicly broke from the Church of Scientology last month, has filed a missing person report with the police on the wife of the organization’s leader, reports the Los Angeles Times. Shelly Miscavige,…

‘Underwhelming’ Title Revealed for ‘Sharknado’ Sequel

The title for Syfy’s "Sharknado" sequel has been revealed, and it’s what The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed calls "an underwhelming name." The sequel for the original Syfy movie will be called "Sharknado 2: The Second One," the story says. It’s…

Hey Little Buddies, Three TV Classics Return to the Small Screen: ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ ‘The Love Boat,’ and the Steve McQueen Western ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’

Three classic TV shows are returning to the small screen next month: "Gilligan’s Island," "The Love Boat" and "Wanted: Dead or Alive," starring Steve McQueen. All of the shows will be returning on Me-TV, the Memorable Entertainment Television digital network…