Daily Archives : Nov 19, 2013

ABC Shakes Up Prime Time: Network Scraps One Series, Rolls Out New Comedy; Here’s the Full Midseason Schedule

ABC is making significant changes to its prime-time lineup, including dumping one series from the schedule and adding a new comedy series. In a revelation that is not a surprise, "Betrayal" will not be back after its current order for…

ABC Announces 2013-14 Midseason Premiere Dates

Press release from ABC, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013: The ABC Television Network announced midseason premiere dates today for new series “The Assets,” “Killer Women,” “Mind Games,” and “Mixology.” In addition, the network has scheduled premiere dates for the new season…

Video: Mike Tyson Returns Evander Holyfield’s Ear — and So Much More — in New Foot Locker Spot

The premise of a new 60-second spot for Foot Locker is all is right with the world, at least from a sports perspective — including Mike Tyson returning a chewed-off ear to Evander Holyfield and a few other high-profile sports…

Legendary TV Comedy Troupe to Reunite

A comedy troupe that had a big impact on TV before going on to make an even bigger splash in movies is poised to reunite. The troupe is Monty Python, which became a sensation for its BBC sketch show, launched…

NBC Show Sinks to Season Low, But the Peacock Soars to a Nightly Ratings Win

On a night when NBC filled its three hours of prime time with programming built around a single show, that show sank to a season low — and NBC still won Monday night handily, based on Nielsen overnights for the…

Cable Channel Has a Record Ratings Night

A cable channel turned in a record performance in the ratings Sunday night, with viewers turning out in force for its lineup of unscripted programs. Bravo Media announced that "Real Housewives of Atlanta" fueled much of the surge for the…

Fox Sports Regional Networks Name New President

Fox Sports announced that it has named a new president of Fox Sports Regional Networks, who will also have oversight of Fox Deportes. "Jeff Krolik, an accomplished media executive who has led the day-to-day operations for Fox Sports Regional Networks…

A Conversation With a Daytime TV Powerhouse

A talk-show host who is a rising force in daytime television took time out recently to talk with reporters, and TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin was on hand to file an in-depth report. Please click here to read highlights…

A Conversation With Daytime TV Powerhouse Queen Latifah

Just two months out of the gate and in the midst of her first November sweeps, Queen Latifah is more than holding her own with her eponymous syndicated daytime talker. It’s a competitive landscape with rivals including Bethenny Frankel, Ellen…

Shocker: One Report Indicates Actress Brittany Murphy and Her Husband Appear to Have Been Murdered. A Separate Report Says Mold Toxin May Have Killed Them

After actress Brittany Murphy, known for the 1995 movie "Clueless" and for voicing Luanne Platter on the Fox series "King of the Hill," among many other roles, died in 2009, a coroner’s report attributed her death to pneumonia and anemia….