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Fox Pulls Plug on Special

The Fox Network has scrapped plans for a special that had been lined up for this fall. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network pulled the plug on its "Jump of the Century," which was expected to showcase…

Nothing to Do After Shark Week? The Hub Network Takes the Wraps Off Bark Week

The Hub Network has unveiled its planned follow-up to Discovery's Shark Week. The cable channel announced that its Bark Week will kick off Aug. 17, with a week of programming built around man's best friend, the dog. Bark Week will…

Blowout in the Broadcast Ratings

Tuesday prime time was no contest in the broadcast ratings, based on Nielsen overnights. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that NBC crushed the competition, with its two-hour "America's Got Talent" more than doubling its closest rival in the key 18-49 demo. "Talent" moved…

After Discovery’s ‘Shark Week’ Comes ‘Bark Week’: A Week-Long Event Celebrating Man’s Best Friend on the Hub Network, Starting Aug. 17

Press release from the Hub Network, July 23, 2014: Fresh off the biting adventures of Discovery’s “Shark Week” comes the Hub Network’s celebration of a furrier creature — dogs. Starting Sunday, August 17 to Friday, August 22, the Network is…

Will CBS Keep Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ in New York? Now We Know the Answer — and the $16 Million Reasons Why

CBS made its eagerly anticipated announcement today about whether it will keep its "Late Show" in New York when Stephen Colbert takes over for David Letterman next year, and the answer, the Associated Press reports, is yes. One big reason,…

Popular 1980s Band Sues Its Fans

One of the most popular musical groups of the 1980s has filed a lawsuit against some of its fans. ABC News reports that the English group Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. "The group known for hits like…

Israeli Foreign Minister Says the Enemy Is … a TV Network

"Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has set his sights on a new enemy," Variety reports. That enemy, according to the report, is the TV network Al Jazeera. The report quotes Lieberman saying: “Al Jazeera has abandoned even the semblance of…

Here’s the One Simple Trick NBC and ABC Have Used to Elevate Their Images

Broadcast networks NBC and ABC have reportedly improved their public images lately, and the reason may be simple. Writing in The New York Times, veteran TV observer Bill Carter writes that it's all about their new late-night lineups, and in…

What Is It This Time? A&E Is Sued Over ‘Duck Dynasty’

It hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for A&E's onetime ratings juggernaut "Duck Dynasty," which endured a feeding frenzy in the media late last year — not to mention a subsequent plunge in ratings — after comments by Robertson family patriarch…

Busy Week: Actress Books Role on ‘American Crime,’ Directing Gig on ‘Scandal’ and Return to ‘Big Bang Theory’

The calendar just filled up quite a bit for one television and film actress. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that "Southland" alumna Regina King has just booked her next three projects. "King has boarded John Ridley's hourlong ABC drama…