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Chenbot Alert! B-Side Goes Inside ‘Big Brother’

It’s Fourth of July week in America. To some folks, this means hot dogs, baseball and an extra day off from work. For a small minority of us so afflicted, Independence Day also marks something else: The return of the…

CBS Loses its Longest-Serving Staffer

CBS has lost one of its behind-the-scenes icons. Anne Roberts Nelson, who spent more than 60 years at the Eye network, has passed away. Nelson was a longtime business affairs executive who worked on contracts for classic shows such as…

‘True Blood’ Fans All A-Tweet?

It’s around 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday. A quick check of the Twitter shows that among the top ten trending topics on the microblogging service are Tehran (things are tense in Iran right now), Six Flags (it’s summer…and the company…

iTunes Puts Classic TV Comedy on Sale

Talk about your cheap laughs. Apple’s iTunes Store has launched a summertime comedy promotion giving away five full-length episodes of some popular TV comedies… for free. Dozens more episodes are being virtually given away at just 99 cents a pop….

If It’s Monday, It Must Be CBS TV Studios

With little fanfare, CBS Corp. has decided to change the name of its domestic and international production units. CBS Paramount Network Television is now simply CBS Television Studios. And the Eye’s international unit now goes by the moniker CBS Studios…

A Little Afternoon ‘Star Trek’ Hype

With just a few hours before the new J.J. Abrams version of “Star Trek” opens, we at TV MoJoe were feeling a little left out. Everyone else in the media universe has been talking up how awesome the movie is,…

Week One: That’s a Wrap

Wrapping up the first week of TV MoJoe on a quiet note. Team TVWeek is busily putting together Monday’s print issue. Look for some timely stories about the upfront marketplace. My latest column also will be in the issue, but…