Daily Archives : Aug 21, 2013

Set Your DVRs: The Favorite Movie of Blake Edwards, Who Gave Us ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ the ‘Pink Panther’ films, ‘Days of Wine and Roses,’ ’10′ and ‘S.O.B.,’ Is on TV in a Few Hours, Late Tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013,Uncut and With No Commercials

It’s a warm summer night during the dog days, and TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross has another movie on TV recommendation for you, if you would please click here.

Set Your DVRs: The Favorite Film of Blake Edwards, Who Gave Us ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ the ‘Pink Panther’ movies, ‘Days of Wine and Roses,’ ’10′ and ‘S.O.B.,’ Is on TV in a Few Hours, Late Tonight, Wednesday, Aug, 21, 2013, Uncut and With No Commercials

Blake Edwards was first successful on TV, as the creator, in 1958, of “Peter Gunn.” TV historians Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, in their authoritative “Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows,” write that the character of…

Disney/ABC TV Group Braces for Layoffs

Layoffs are in the works at Disney/ABC Television Group, with the impact expected to be felt across the unit, the Los Angeles Times reports. The ABC broadcast network, local television stations and cable channels ABC Family and Disney Channel are…

NBC Series Sinks to Ratings Low

A tough ratings summer for the broadcast networks continued last night as an NBC series sank to its all-time low for a Tuesday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC still rolled to…

Dr. Phil Taking Heat Over ‘Ill-Advised’ Question on Drunken Teen Sex

A move by Dr. Phil McGraw’s show in advance of an episode on drinking and teen sex landed the talk show host in the middle of a controversy, the Los Angeles Times reports. In an apparent attempt to provoke discussion…

’70s TV Star Arrested — Again

A performer who was a teen idol in the early 1970s was arrested early today — and it’s not the first time. CNN reports that David Cassidy, who starred in the TV series "The Partridge Family," faces a drunken driving…

News Corp. Announces Global Ad Exchange

News Corp. today announced plans to launch a global programmatic advertising exchange that will allow marketers to "collectively leverage the company’s leading online and mobile products and rich first-party data for programmatic buying and real-time bidding," the company said in…

James Franco Invokes Classic Works of Art to Announce His New TV Series

Actor, director and writer James Franco took the wraps off plans for a new TV series, invoking the image of a famous artist, Vincent van Gogh, in an Instagram message Tuesday night teasing the program, Entertainment Weekly reports. Franco uploaded…

NBC News to Rebroadcast Historic ‘Meet the Press’ Program From 1963

NBC will mark the anniversary of a historic event by rebroadcasting its Aug. 25, 1963, episode of "Meet the Press" this Sunday, Deadline.com reports. The telecast featured an interview with Martin Luther King conducted 50 years ago — three days…

Fox News Channel Executive Fired for ‘Financial Irregularities’

A top executive at the Fox News Channel has been fired by Roger Ailes for what the news company called “issues relating to financial irregularities, as well as for multiple, material and significant breaches of his employment contract," reports Bill…