Daily Archives : Dec 6, 2013

‘Sound of Music Live’ Delivers a Big Win for NBC; ABC Mainstay Hits Historic Low

NBC rode its high-profile live production of "The Sound of Music," starring Carrie Underwood, to a huge ratings win Thursday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the production delivered a 4.6 average rating…

Move Over, Clapton: Another Rock Legend’s Axe Is Now the Most Expensive Guitar Ever Auctioned

One of the greatest legends in rock music shoved aside another legend, Eric Clapton, to claim the title as the man behind the most expensive guitar ever auctioned. "Bob Dylan’s sunburst Fender Stratocaster, first unsheathed at the 1965 Newport Folk…

New ‘Terminator’ TV Series in Development

A new television series version of the "Terminator" film franchise is in the works, four years after "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" wrapped up on Fox, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The new series is being developed in conjunction…

Teenager Arrested in Theft of Part From Paul Walker Crash

A teenager was arrested Thursday in connection with the theft of some of the wreckage from the crash that killed actor Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, the Associated Press reports. A second suspect in the theft, meanwhile, was…

Incoming Time Warner Cable CEO Says He’s the Right Guy to Sell the Company

In an interview with Bloomberg, the next chief executive of Time Warner Cable said he’s the right guy to sell the company, if the price is right. “I am the perfect guy to manage the M&A component out there,” Rob…

Katie Couric Accused of ‘Fear Mongering’

Katie Couric is under fire after airing a report on “Katie” that some critics are deriding as “fear mongering,” reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. The report was about the HPV vaccine. The segment, which aired Wednesday, included Couric…

If Only NBC Had the Guts Carrie Underwood Has

With NBC’s live production of "The Sound of Music," starring country singer Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, now a matter of record — and critics’ generally low expectations from Underwood, at least on the acting front, having been met…

Report: ABC Quashed Barbara Walters’ Pick for the Year’s Most Fascinating Person

The person Barbara Walters wanted to pick as the most fascinating person of 2013 was nixed by ABC executives, the New York Daily News reports. The publication reports that Walters wanted Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked classified…

If Only NBC Had the Guts Carrie Underwood Has

As predicted by just about everyone on the planet, Carrie Underwood sang beautifully on last night’s live version of NBC’s “The Sound of Music,” in a production that was torpedoed and sunk by her lack of acting experience. To call…

Is TNT’s ‘Mob City’ a Game Changer?

TNT’s new drama series “Mob City,” created by Frank Darabont of “The Walking Dead” and rolling out in an unusual three-week, two-night-a-week format — remember when the miniseries was a common occurrence? — got off to a soft start Wednesday…