Daily Archives : Dec 10, 2013

NBC Show Returns to Higher Numbers; Modest Debut for ABC’s New Holiday Competition Show

NBC coasted to a comfortable win over its broadcast rivals in prime time Monday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo, as the Peacock Network’s competition show "The Sing-Off" had a strong season premiere. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that…

AFI Names Its 10 Best TV Shows and Movies of 2013

The American Film Institute has released its list of the 10 best television shows and the 10 best movies of 2013. USA Today reports that the following 10 TV series made the list, in alphabetical order: The AmericansBreaking BadGame of…

Former MTV Star Sparks Outcry Over Swastika Photo and Pro-Hitler Rant

A former MTV personality sparked an angry backlash after appearing in Nazi gear in a photo posted on her Facebook page and calling Hitler a "special and sweet kid," the New York Daily News reports. Tila Tequila, 32, described in…

Inspiration Behind Emmy-Winning TV Movie Dead at 81

The man who inspired an Emmy-winning 2002 television movie has died. The New York Times reports that the inspiration behind the TNT movie “Door to Door,” Bill Porter, died Dec. 3 at 81. Porter, who worked as a salesman despite…

‘SNL’ Alum Tops New Forbes List of Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors and Actresses — TV Personalities Are Well-Represented in the Top 10

Forbes magazine has just released its list of the most overpaid actors and actresses in Hollywood for 2013, and a former star of NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" — Adam Sandler — tops the list. Sandler isn’t alone among TV stars…

Three-Time Oscar Nominee Dies

An actress who received three Academy Award nominations for lead roles in her long career "but whose best-known role was a supporting one, as the marriage-minded baroness in ‘The Sound of Music,’ died on Monday in Palm Springs, Calif.," The…

Jimmy Smits Opens Up About ‘Sons of Anarchy’ … and Being Kept ‘Off Kilter’ by Show Creator Kurt Sutter

It’s been 27 years since Jimmy Smits burst onto the scene as one of television’s most memorable characters, attorney Victor Sifuentes on “LA Law.” In many of his award-winning roles, including those on “The West Wing,” “NYPD Blue” and “Dexter,”…

TV Veteran Jimmy Smits Talks About Being Kept ‘Off Kilter’ by ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Kurt Sutter

Actor Jimmy Smits opened up recently about what’s going on at FX’s "Sons of Anarchy," where, Smits says, show creator Kurt Sutter is up to his old tricks and keeping all of his characters "off kilter." TVWeek Open Mic writer…

Report: Fox News Paid Former Exec $8 Million in ‘Hush Money’

Former Fox News executive Brian Lewis, an aide to Roger Ailes who is well-known to members of the press and was suddenly fired in July, was reportedly paid $8 million in “hush money” in an out-of-court settlement with the network,…

NBC Will Follow ‘Sound of Music’ With Another Live Musical — and That’s Just the Beginning

NBC will stage another live musical, after the network was bolstered by the ratings success of last week’s “The Sound of Music Live!,” reports Bill Carter in The New York Times. NBC Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt told the publication that…