Daily Archives : Feb 26, 2014

NBC Extends Its Prime-Time Winning Streak as CBS Dramas Sink

The Sochi Olympics may be over, but NBC’s prime-time winning streak is not. NBC came in first again in the key 18-49 demo in Tuesday prime, based on Nielsen overnights, pushing its winning streak in the demo to 20 consecutive…

Report: Actor From HBO Series Wrapping Up Deal to Play Villain in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

One of the stars of an HBO series appears poised to play the villain in the eagerly awaited first installment of the final "Star Wars" trilogy. TheWrap.com reports that "Girls" actor Adam Driver is close to locking down a deal…

Wobbly Pop Star: Here’s Police Video of Justin Bieber’s Sobriety Test

A police video released today of pop singer Justin Bieber’s sobriety test during his recent DUI arrest in Florida, posted online by the Miami Herald, shows Bieber a little unsteady as he tries to walk a white line in the…

New MSNBC Show Rolls Out — and Hardly Anyone Tunes In

It could be a tough road ahead for a new MSNBC show if it hopes to attract an audience. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the cable news channel’s new show “Ronan Farrow Daily” premiered Monday to only 46,000…

Actress’ Famous Real-Life Parents to Play Her TV Parents in New Comedy

A well-known TV actress whose parents are also famous will be joined by them on her new comedy project. Deadline.com reports that Rashida Jones’ real life parents — actress Peggy Lipton and musician Quincy Jones — have been cast as…

Possessing ‘the Fascination of Rattlesnakes Courting in a Bathtub.’ Two Must-See Movies on TV Tonight

Recommendations by our very own TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross, that you can access if you click here.

Possessing ‘the Fascination of Rattlesnakes Courting in a Bathtub.’ Two Must-See Movies on TV Tonight

Watching the first episode of the return of “House of Cards” reminded me of a review I read recently that said watching certain characters on the screen possesses “the fascination of rattlesnakes courting in a bathtub." But the review was…

Former CNN Anchor Has His Arm Amputated After Freak Accident

A former CNN anchor reports that he had his left arm amputated above the elbow after a freak accident. Writing on his blog, Miles O’Brien reports: “I wish I had a better story to tell you about why I am…

CBS Orders New Comedy Starring One of NBC’s ‘Friends’

CBS is moving forward with a comedy project that will star one of the main cast members of the long-running NBC hit "Friends." Deadline.com reports that CBS gave a pilot order to a reboot of the classic television series “The…

Will Ferrell Under Fire for Stand on Obamacare

Comedian Will Ferrell is the target of backlash after becoming involved in the Obamacare debate. The "Saturday Night Live" alum came under fire for posting a photo of himself on Facebook in which he holds a cardboard sign with the…