Daily Archives : Nov 25, 2013

Apple News: Looks Like Larger Tablet Is Coming. Also, Will Hand Gestures Control an Apple TV?

It looks like Apple is working on a larger iPad to sell next year, reports Digitimes. According to the story, "Apple is… rumored to be planning to release a 12.9-inch iPad in 2014 with Quanta in charge of manufacturing the…

NBC News Names Chief Global Correspondent

NBC News announced today that it has named a new chief global correspondent. The news division said in a press release that it has hired veteran journalist Bill Neely, who will be based in London. Neely has been international editor…

ABC Program Surges in Sunday Ratings — Still No Match for NBC’s Football

An ABC broadcast had a huge surge in viewership Sunday night, but nothing on broadcast could come close to the numbers delivered by NBC’s football coverage, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that ABC’s broadcast…

Producer of Showtime Series Sentenced in Case Linked to Russian Mafia

One of the producers of a Showtime drama series was sentenced today in a high-profile criminal case. The Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood, Esq., reports that Bryan Zuriff, one of the executive producers on "Ray Donovan," avoided prison time in his gambling…

AMC Orders Two New Dramas

AMC has placed orders for two new drama projects. Deadline.com reports that the cable channel ordered pilots for "Knifeman" and "Galyntine." "Both will be produced by AMC Studios next year for consideration for series for 2015," the story reports. "The…

ABC Developing Haunted House Project With Longtime Fox Exec

ABC has some industry heavyweights on board for its new new haunted house project. TheWrap.com reports that the network is developing the project with former Fox alternative programming chief Mike Darnell, while “Paranormal Activity” producer Jason Blum is set to…

Katie Couric Joins Yahoo

UPDATE, 10:15 am, PT on 11/25/13. Yahoo confirms the hiring of Couric, who will begin her interview show for the Internet giant early in 2014. Below is the story we posted earlier this moring. Katie Couric "is close to finalizing…

‘Family Guy’ Kills Off a Major Character

In a report that includes spoilers involving the episode of "Family Guy" that aired Sunday on Fox — stop reading now if you don’t want to know — the series killed off a major character, USA Today reports. The character…

CEO Out as Turnover Continues for Ryan Seacrest Productions

Ryan Seacrest Productions continues to suffer from turnover, with the latest departure being the company’s chief executive, Adam Sher, Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com. “In the past year, the company, which is yet to score a major hit beyond the…

Part 2 of Dan Rather, JFK, Edward R. Murrow and the Business of TV News: Is a Dream a Lie If It Don’t Come True, or Is It Something Worse?

Like Friday’s Part 1, this compelling Part 2 is a must-read by TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross, and will likely quickly become the talk of the TV news business. Please click here to read it. If you somehow missed…