Daily Archives : Oct 7, 2013

ABC’s Sunday Prime Time Loses Ground

ABC can’t be happy about the ratings results for its Sunday prime-time lineup. Based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, all three of the network’s original dramas lost ground as ABC finished in fourth place among the big…

You Know That Executive the Network Just Hired? Boy, What an A-Hole!

If this headline whets your interest, please click here to read what TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross is talking about.

NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Loses Its Biggest Fan

The "Today" show people at NBC are mourning the loss of a stalwart fan of the program. USA Today reports that Linny Boyette died Sunday of complications following a heart attack. He was 71. "Boyette was a superfan of the…

Joan Rivers, Writers Guild Settle Differences Over ‘Fashion Police’

The Writers Guild of America East and Joan Rivers announced a resolution to their dispute in which the WGA accused Rivers of writing for her E! show "Fashion Police" while it was being struck by the guild, according to The…

You Know That Executive the Network Just Hired? What an A-Hole!

Well, that was pretty simple. Name-calling that’s easy for me as a columnist/blogger to do, and a terrific attention grabber. Thanks for clicking on this piece. So who’s the asshole I’m referring to in the headline? Don’t have one in…

Fox News Host Apologizes After False Report About Obama Funding a Muslim Museum

A Fox News host issued an apology after "falsely reporting that President Obama would personally pay to keep the International Museum of Muslim Cultures open during the government shutdown," the Los Angeles Times reports. The host is Anna Kooiman. "The…

Behind-the-Scenes Shakeup Hits Late-Night Talk Show

A late-night talk show has been hit with a behind-the-scenes shakeup. Deadline.com reports that the drama is playing out at "The Arsenio Hall Show" just four weeks after its debut. Executive producer Neal Kendall stepped down from the CBS Television…

‘Longest-Running Scripted Show in Television History’ Is Renewed

A TV show that has been on the air for a quarter of a century will continue for at least one more season. The New York Times’ Arts Beat reports that Fox renewed "The Simpsons" for a 26th season. The…

Actress Named Esquire’s ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’

An actress has taken over the title of "Sexiest Woman Alive," based on the annual revelation by Esquire magazine. The New York Daily News reports that the title goes to Scarlett Johansson. Johansson, who also held the title in 2006,…

NBC Gives Full-Season Order to New Drama

NBC has given a full-season order to one of its new fall shows. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the network ordered nine additional episodes of the James Spader drama "The Blacklist." The order will bring the drama…