Daily Archives : May 23, 2014

Not Very Funny Enough? TBS Cancels Show

TBS has canceled a show, saying it was it was ending the program because "We just couldn't draw the audience needed to justify" ordering more episodes, reports Lesley Goldberg in a scoop for The Hollywood Reporter. The program is "TBS'…

NBC Back on Top on Thursday Night — But These Aren’t Exactly ‘Must-See TV’ Numbers

It wasn't exactly a flashback to the glory days of NBC's "Must-See TV" Thursday night lineup, but NBC did bring in enough viewers in the key 18-49 demo to win Thursday prime time among the broadcast networks, based on Nielsen…

‘The Shield’ Actor Formally Charged with Murder; Arraignment Delayed

Actor Michael Jace, known for his roles on "The Shield" and in the 2009 feature film "State of Play," was formally charged Thursday with murder with a gun in connection with the shooting death of his wife, CNN reports. "April…

Tarantino Wants to Bring a New ‘Django Unchained’ to Television

Director Quentin Tarantino is working on a plan to put more "Django Unchained" on the screen — only this time it's the small screen. USA Today reports that Tarantino wants to use extra footage from the movie to create a…

Ryan Seacrest May Soon Have Some High-Profile Competition for His New Year’s Eve Program

A new program is in the works that sounds as though it will be in a similar vein to “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” and the new show has its own high-profile Hollywood figure attached, reports the New…

Morgan Freeman on Helium Goes Viral

A new video in which actor Morgan Freeman inhales helium has gone viral, with a number of media outlets (including ours) picking it up. MTV.com calls it "The Best Video You'll See Today," while HitFix says it's "the closest you'll…

‘Extra’ Loses On-Air Personality Who Has Been a Fixture on the Show

The syndicated entertainment newsmagazine “Extra” has lost one of its most prominent on-air personalities. Deadline.com reports that Maria Menounos is headed out after signing a deal with E! to host her own one-hour entertainment newsmagazine show. Menounos, who has been…

$1 Billion Media Buying Account Won by Media Agency OMD

Media agency OMD has won an account that's worth more than $1 billion in media buying, reports our good friend Jack Neff at Advertising Age. Writes Neff: "Johnson & Johnson has moved its $1 billion-plus U.S. media buying account to…

TVWeek Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

TVWeek is taking off Monday, May 26, for the Memorial Day holiday, and will not publish our newsletters that day. We will return with all of our newsletters on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Meanwhile, if news breaks, we'll send out…

Why Brian Williams Has Been Missing From ‘NBC Nightly News’

Brian Williams' recent absence from “NBC Nightly News” was explained when it was revealed that Williams was off landing the first-ever U.S. television interview with former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, TVNewser reports. Williams traveled to Moscow for the…