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With Back-to-Back Hit Series Starting in 1958, He Became One of the Best-Known TV Actors of the 1960s and 1970s. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Dies at 95

Actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. has died. He was 95 and died Friday, April 2, 2014, at his ranch in Solvang, Calif., reports The New York Times. The Times story reports: "His son, Efrem Zimbalist III, confirmed the death, saying that…

NBC Renews Freshman Show

NBC has made the first renewal of the season for a freshman unscripted summer series. Deadline.com reports that the network picked up the summer game show "Hollywood Game Night" for a second season. The show, hosted by Jane Lynch, will…

NBC Wins Greg Berlanti Project in Bidding War

NBC won a bidding war over a new drama project from Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions, Kapital Entertainment and writer Jeff Rake. Deadline.com reports that the Peacock Network won the project, "The Mysteries of Laura." The project is based on a…

Fox Wins Night as Key NBC Series Falls to Season Low

Fox came out on top in a hotly contested Wednesday prime-time ratings battle among the broadcast networks as franchise reality shows on three networks came within a whisker of each other’s numbers in the key 18-49 demo, based on Nielsen…

Why Piers Morgan Is Demanding $10,000 From ‘Daily Show’ Host John Oliver — Here’s the Video at the Center of His Demand

"The Daily Show" interim host John Oliver is on the hook for $10,000 after making an offer on the show about fellow British television host Piers Morgan, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker. Oliver was poking fun at Morgan,…

Same-Sex Marriage to Get Treatment on Popular TV Show

A hit show on a major broadcast network is set to tackle the issue of same-sex marriage. Deadline.com reports that the ABC comedy "Modern Family" will focus in its fifth-season premiere on the legalization of same-sex marriage in California, which…

Two Prestigious Publications — CNET and Consumer Reports — Say This New TV Is a ‘Game Changer.’ But Will Joe and Joanna Consumer Agree?

Two prestigious publications are using the words "game changer"  about a new TV set. But the big question is will consumers agree? The last big innovation in TV sets was 3D, and those sets have not been embraced in a…

NBC’s New Tina Fey Project

NBC is embarking on a new comedy project with Tina Fey. Deadline.com reports that the "30 Rock" creator and co-showrunner Robert Carlock have sold a female-focused workplace project to the network. While it’s similar to "30 Rock" in that it’s…

Change Is in the Works for the Emmys Next Year

A change is in store for the Emmy Awards in 2014. According to The Hollywood Reporter the ceremony, which usually airs in September, will shift to August next year to avoid a conflict with NBC’s "Sunday Night Football." The TV…

Donald Trump Takes a Side in CBS-Time Warner Cable Dispute

Donald Trump is wading into the contract dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable, and he’s directing his anger at the cable operator for blocking access to golf programming, reports the Los Angeles Times. Trump took to Twitter to complain…