Daily Archives : Dec 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Former South African President Nelson Mandela has reportedly died. Deadline.com reports that the Nobel Peace Prize winner and longtime activist against South African apartheid is dead at 95. Mandela entered a hospital June 8 after incurring a lung infection, one…

Sarah Palin Weighs In on Bashir Incident Following the MSNBC Host’s Resignation

Sarah Palin has made her first public comments following the resignation of Martin Bashir from MSNBC over disparaging remarks Bashir made during a commentary about Palin. USA Today reports that Palin addressed the situation today during an appearance on Fox…

Four Shows on One Broadcast Net Hit Low Marks as the Network’s Prime-Time Ratings Struggle Continues

Four prime-time series on one network equaled or surpassed low marks Wednesday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, with two of those shows hitting season lows and two others hitting all-time marks. All four shows are…

TV Land Renews Comedy Series

TV Land has made the decision to renew a comedy series. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the cable channel renewed “The Soul Man” for a third season. The show, which stars Cedric the Entertainer, ended its second season…

Syfy Makes a Quick Decision on ‘Dominion’

Syfy has made an uncharacteristically fast decision on whether to pick up "Dominion" to series. Noting that the cable channel is known for its “lengthy, laborious decision-making process," Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that Syfy has picked up the project…

CNN Anchor — ‘One of the Best Journalists in the Business’ — Leaving the Network

A CNN personality who has been holding down a key on-air post is leaving the cable news channel later this month. TheWrap.com reports that Zoraida Sambolin, who co-anchors "Early Start" with John Berman, will make Dec. 13 her last day…

Veteran TV Actor Dead at 72

An actor with a string of television credits going back to “Love, American Style” in the early 1970s has died. Variety reports that Danny Wells, perhaps best known for playing Luigi on “The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!,” died Nov….

Jeff Zucker: The Blurring of Fact and Fiction

When CNN President Jeff Zucker made news yesterday outlining major changes that are in store for CNN and HLN, it inspired our TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross to examine the situation with a more discerning eye — which you…

What the Other Networks Don’t Want You to Know About AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is a huge hit, with a midseason finale that pulled in 12.1 million total viewers, but there’s also a ratings secret about the show that broadcasters and rival cable networks would prefer to keep under wraps,…

Paul Walker Autopsy Paints Grim Picture of Actor’s Final Moments

A coroner’s report on the death of "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker reveals that the actor may have initially survived the fiery car crash Satuday that took his life, dying moments later as a result of a combination of…