Daily Archives : Nov 22, 2013

Reality TV Star Under Federal Investigation

A reality television personality is the target of a federal investigation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of the former stars of MTV’s "Jersey Shore," Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, is having his finances investigated. "The U.S. Attorney’s Office has issued…

Veteran ABC Drama and NBC Sitcom Sink to Historic Ratings Lows; NBC Falls Below CW for Prime Time

A long-running ABC drama series and an NBC comedy series both fell to all-time lows Thursday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that "Grey’s Anatomy," which is in its 10th season on ABC, fell…

Video: Howard Stern Hassles David Letterman About the Jay Leno Situation

"America’s Got Talent" judge and veteran radio personality Howard Stern reopened old wounds during an appearance on CBS’s "Late Show with David Letterman," taunting the late-night icon about his apparent thawing relationship with rival host Jay Leno. Here’s the video:

Comedy Central Orders Project Set in an Asylum

Comedy Central greenlighted a single-camera comedy about an asylum. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel is moving ahead with “Crazy House," Written and co-executive produced by Nick Turner and Lee Rubenstein, the project is about two friends who plead insanity…

News Shows See Ratings Surge as JFK Anniversary Programming Ramps Up

With today marking the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, news channels and news programs are already reporting upticks in ratings, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. Among the beneficiaries were the Sunday morning news programs that aired last weekend….

TV Hunter in Viewers’ Crosshairs After Posting Pic of Herself With Her Latest Kill — Here’s the Photo

A TV hunter enraged viewers by posting a photo of herself with her latest kill after what she calls "an incredible day hunting in South Africa." TheWrap.com reports that Melissa Bachman is now the target of a petition asking Dish…

Fox Tweaks Prime-Time Schedule, Puts Comedy Series on Hiatus; ‘Glee’ Changes Nights

Fox is making significant changes to its prime-time schedule following a disappointing performance this fall for its two-hour Tuesday comedy block, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. Among the changes, "The Mindy Project" is going on hiatus and "Glee" is changing…

Change in Store for ‘American Idol’

A key change is coming for Fox’s singing competition series “American Idol." The Hollywood Reporter’s Idol Worship reports that the show is bringing back musical director Rickey Minor, after he left for two years to take on leadership of NBC’s…

Bill O’Reilly Says Sarah Palin Also Refuses to Come on His Fox News Show

Bill O’Reilly said that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who recently backed out of an appearance on NBC’s "Today" show, also won’t come on his Fox News program, TVNewser reports. O’Reilly says Palin "doesn’t want to mix it up,” according…

Cable Channel Developing Ambitious Ten Commandments Project

A basic cable and satellite channel is embarking on an ambitious TV project. Deadline.com reports that WGN America, working in conjunction with The Weinstein Company, has an event series in the pipeline based on the Ten Commandments. The 10-part series…