Daily Archives : Jan 9, 2014

Roger Ailes Biographer Strikes Back at Fox News

The author of a new biography that paints an unflattering portrait of Fox News chief Roger Ailes responded to a claim by Fox News that the book was not fact-checked, saying it was indeed fact-checked and indicating that Fox News,…

Chris Christie: A Master Class on How to Talk to the Media About a Scandal. And Yet …

TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross, like many observers, was most impressed with Chris Christie’s press conference today about Bridgegate. And yet, something about it bothered Ross, who thinks it should bother you too. To read what Ross has to…

Chris Christie: A Master Class on How to Talk to the Media About a Scandal. But …

One of my favorite scenes in “Lawrence of Arabia” is when Alec Guinness, as Prince Feisal, makes reference to a secret treaty that he’s not supposed to know about that will split up Arabia between the British and the French…

NBC Breaks Out Its New Drama ‘Chicago PD’ — So How Did It Do?

On a night that saw a close prime-time ratings battle among three broadcast networks, NBC rolled out its new drama series "Chicago PD" Wednesday night. So how did it do? Based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo ……

One Movie Star Dominates People’s Choice Awards

One big-screen veteran clearly dominated the People’s Choice Awards, even with a TV fixture and a pop singer also among the night’s big winners, USA Today reports. The night belonged to Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock, who has yet to come…

Late-Night Talk Show Renewed — This Story Also Answers the Question: Who’s the Voice of the Baby in Those E-Trade Commercials?

A late-night cable talk show has been picked up for another run. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that TBS renewed “The Pete Holmes Show,” which will return for 13 weeks starting Feb. 24. The show, which had a seven-week…

NBC Prepares for Violence, Security Issues at Sochi Olympics

NBC is preparing to cover potential violence at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, coming up in Sochi, Russia, reports Capital New York, which describes Sochi as “a unique case.” “For starters, one of the largest terrorist groups operating in Russia,…

MSNBC Tweaks Lineup in Wake of Bashir’s Exit

MSNBC continues to deal with fallout from Martin Bashir’s hasty departure. TVNewser reports that the cable channel will rotate a cast of hosts in its noon hour when Alex Wagner moves to 4 p.m. ET. Joy Reid has been filling…

Dennis Rodman Offers an Explanation for His North Korea Outburst

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has apologized for an outburst during a CNN interview that has been widely covered by the media and provoked outrage in Washington. CNN reports that Rodman "apologized Thursday for his much-criticized outburst about an American…

NBC Finds Its Lead Actress for ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Miniseries

The role of Rosemary, which was played by Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s 1968 feature version of "Rosemary’s Baby," will be played by Zoe Saldana of “Avatar” in the upcoming NBC miniseries, EW.com’s Inside TV reports. Rosemary is an expectant…