Daily Archives : Oct 15, 2013

NBCU Shakes Up Sales Division, Combines Cable and Broadcast

NBCUniversal today rolled out a new structure for its sales division that places an emphasis on combining sales for its wide-ranging assets, including the NBC broadcast network, B&C reports. "Linda Yaccarino, who was named president of sales for all of…

‘SNL’ Regular on Why the Show Has No African-American Women in the Cast

One of the regulars on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" offered an opinion on why the show seems to have a hard time finding African-American women to be cast members. TVGuide.com reports that Kenan Thompson essentially said there aren’t any funny…

Veteran TV Writer With Credits Going Back to the Earliest Days of Television Dies

A veteran television writer with a list of credits going back to the earliest days of the medium has died. Deadline.com reports that Mann Rubin died over the weekend in West Hills, Calif., after a long illness. He was 86….

NBC’s Monday Night One-Two Punch Delivers Dominant Performance

NBC continued its stranglehold on the Monday night prime-time broadcast ratings last night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, with its two-hour "The Voice" complemented by another strong showing for its new drama series "The Blacklist." TVbytheNumbers.com…

‘Arrested Development’ Actress Joins TV Land Comedy

An actress known for her role on "Arrested Development" is headed to TV Land, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jessica Walter, who played the narcissistic Lucille Bluth on the cult comedy, has been cast in TV Land’s comedy pilot "Jennifer…

Glenn Beck Attacks Bob Costas: ‘You Sanctimonious Piece of Crap’

Glenn Beck attacked veteran NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, unleashing a verbal barrage after Costas aired a commentary that was critical of the Washington Redskins’ team name, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. During Sunday’s telecast of the NFL game…

Broadcast Net Pares Back Female Masturbation Scene in Drama Series

A controversial scene that appeared in the original version of an episode of a broadcast drama has been pared back. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the CW’s period drama "Reign," about a young Mary, Queen of Scots, downsized a masturbation…

Advice to the Advertising Community From an Unlikely Source: John Lennon

Perhaps only our very own TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross would tie John Lennon to Madison Ave. To read how Ross connects the dots, please click here.

Big News on Who Will Host the Next TWO Golden Globes — Fans of This Year’s Ceremony Will Be Thrilled

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that it has lined up the hosts for the next two years for the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. This year’s hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, have signed on to repeat as co-hosts…

‘Daily Show With Jon Stewart’ Replaces Showrunner With Three Veterans

Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has tapped three veterans as its new showrunners, replacing Rory Albanese, who left last week to take a prime-time comedy development role with Warner Bros. TV, Deadline.com reports. The three are "Daily…