Daily Archives : Jun 12, 2014

Fox Has Seen Enough, Pulls Plug on Two Underperforming Shows

Fox has canceled two prime-time series that failed to gain momentum with viewers. EW.com's Inside TV reports that the network dumped the reality shows "I Wanna Marry Harry" and "Riot." Both shows have delivered puny 0.4 average ratings in the…

TV Actress Who ‘Blew the Box Wide Open’ Honored for Her Achievements, Along With Other Exceptional Women

Exceptional. That was the theme of the Women in Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 11, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza’s California Ballroom. Hosted by actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the gala event raised funds for WIF’s…

Doing Reality Right: Industry Insiders Check In at Realscreen West 2014

With panels including "Refreshing Reality" and "Multiple Realities: Producing Celebreality," Realscreen West 2014, held June 4-5 in Santa Monica, Calif., brought out industry insiders and experts for a wide-ranging status report on the multifaceted reality genre. TVWeek Open Mic blogger…

Screen and Stage Legend Dead at 91

An actress who achieved legend status for her seven-decade career on screen and on the stage has died. CNN reports that Ruby Dee "died peacefully Wednesday at her New Rochelle, New York, home, according to her representative, Michael Livingston." Dee…

Doing Reality Right: Experts in the Genre Check In at Realscreen West 2014

Two days of panels, pitch sessions, parties and a poolside awards show marked the sixth annual Realscreen West 2014 conference, which set up shop at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel June 4 and 5. Nearly 1,100 attendees — a…

Wednesday’s Top Show on Broadcast Prime: A News Special About a 20-Year-Old Court Case

Marking the anniversary of a headline-grabbing case from 20 years ago, an NBC News special claimed the title of top show on broadcast prime Wednesday night, based on Nielsen overnights for the key 18-49 demo. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the two-hour…

Hollywood Turns Out in Force to Honor Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda has been called many things. The daughter of Hollywood royalty. A complete sexpot. A trailblazer, an activist, an award-winning actress and, gulp, a traitor. The breadth and depth of Fonda’s career was vividly outlined as the American Film…

A Surprise in the TV Viewing Habits of the Rich and Educated

The television-watching habits of viewers who are wealthy and educated might surprise some, given that the highest-indexing prime-time series (excluding sports) in homes earning more than $150,000 per year is ABC’s reality show “The Bachelor,” reports Lisa de Moraes at…

‘CSI’ Showrunner Steps Down

A longtime showrunner on the CBS procedural "CSI" is stepping down. TheWrap.com reports that the long-running drama series' co-showrunner Carol Mendelsohn is exiting the role but will remain as an executive producer on the show and on the new “CSI:…

Report: Criminal Investigation Into Alleged Elder Abuse Targets Casey Kasem’s Wife, Actress Jean Kasem

Authorities are reportedly investigating allegations that "Casey Kasem's health may have been fatally compromised when his wife removed him from a convalescent home and took him on a surreptitious, multi-state ride," TMZ.com reports. The article says Jean Kasem, an actress…