Cable

Closure Coming for Fans of ‘The Borgias’ — But Not on TV

Fans of Showtime’s canceled series "The Borgias" failed to convince the network to bring the historical drama back, but they will get closure after all with an e-book written by creator Neil Jordan, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker….

The Miniseries Is Back: Bestseller to Get TV Adaptation From Weinstein Co.

A bestselling true-life detective book has been bought by The Weinstein Co., which is considering it for a TV miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The book is "The Hour of Peril," which focuses on the true story of detectives…

Time Warner Cable in Talks to Add Al Jazeera America to Lineup

Time Warner Cable is in negotiations to carry Al Jazeera America, after the network dropped Current TV following its January sale to the Qatar-based network, reports The Huffington Post. When Time Warner dropped Current TV, it said it would keep…

Senators Weigh In on Time Warner Cable-CBS Dispute

Lawmakers from one of the states most affected by Time Warner Cable’s blackout of CBS-owned stations and cable channels weighed in Monday on the dispute between the two companies. Sens. Barbara Boxer (D- Calif.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) asked the…

Record-Breaking Return for Cable Series

A cable drama series had a big night Sunday, setting viewership records as it returned to television for what is billed as its final run. Deadline.com reports that AMC’s "Breaking Bad" bowed to 5.9 million total viewers, an all-time series…

Worst Movie Ever Made? Embarrassingly Bad Jerry Lewis Footage Creates Buzz Online — See It Here

Clips from a lost movie that some media outlets are speculating might be the worst movie ever made are creating some excitement online — along with potential embarrassment for veteran comedian Jerry Lewis. The latest clip to surface is a…

Not Much to Cheer About for the Broadcast Nets in Sunday Prime Time; ‘Big Brother’ and ‘Teen Choice Awards’ Lose Ground

Sunday night’s prime-time ratings on the broadcast networks were lackluster at best, with each of the Big 4 networks breaking out a mix of fresh and repeat programming and viewer numbers generally down, based on Nielsen overnights for the key…

Swiss Store Clerk Refutes Oprah’s Racism Story

A sales assistant in a luxury boutique in Zurich, Switzerland, is fighting back after being singled out by Oprah Winfrey for an alleged racist incident. The store clerk told her side of the story to a Swiss publication, saying Winfrey…

Major Singing Star Says She Would ‘Rather Poke My Eyes Out With Sticks’ Than Join ‘X Factor’

A singer who is a major international star had more than a few unkind words for "The X Factor," not just turning down an offer to join the show, but doing so with a flourish. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed…

Acclaimed Director Makes Film About Subject No One Wants to Hear About

A director of international renown is taking on a subject that can be life-threatening, but one that most people neither want to talk about nor do anything about. The director is Werner Herzog. His latest film, a documentary "called ‘From…