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Peter Johnson: Wonderland Chief on ‘Target’ For a Great Season

 Hard to believe but it’s been five years since Fox development executive Peter Johnson left the drudgery of network TV to head up McG’s Wonderland Media. With the company’s "Human Target" already generating some heat for Fox, and "Supernatural" fans…

Showtime Emmy Campaign: Ahead of the Times?

Showtime has opted against running Emmy advertising in the daily Hollywood trades in order to mount an exclusive 13-day kudos campaign in the Los Angeles Times. Starting Friday—the first day Emmy nomination ballots are available for viewing—Showtime will take out…

CBS, TV Academy Move Emmys to Sept. 13

UPDATED 3:37 p.m. CBS and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are moving up the date of this year’s Emmy broadcast to Sept. 13, a week earlier than first announced. The network and the TV Academy had planned to air…

‘Medium’ Man to NBC: ‘Chuck’ Off!

  “Medium” creator Glenn Gordon Caron is questioning NBC’s decision to stick with “Chuck,” even as the network failed to make a deal to renew his series. Appearing on next week’s edition of KCRW’s “The Business,” Caron tells host Kim…

Silverman: ‘Not One Hand Raised’ for ‘Medium,’ ‘Earl’

J.J. Abrams: ‘Fringe’ Will Be Fine

J.J. Abrams isn’t overly worried about Fox’s decision to shift “Fringe” to Thursdays. The writer-producer-director took a break from counting the massive box office take for his “Star Trek” reboot to weigh in on the network’s surprise scheduling shift. “With…

Chenbot Alert! ‘Big Brother’ Back July 9

“Big Brother” fans, mark your calendars: The madness begins again Thursday, July 9. That’s the date CBS has set for the 11th season premiere of summer’s longest-running reality tradition. The network isn’t talking, but two people familiar with the matter…

The Dark Knight of TV Promos Returns

The man who coined the phrase “Must See TV” is now at ABC. Vince Manze, the longtime NBC marketing wiz who struck out on his own last fall, has signed a consultancy deal with ABC. He has been a key…

‘Medium’ Could Be on the Move

“Medium” could be on the move. Negotiations between NBC and CBS Television Studios are said to be at an impasse, leading to informed speculation that the show could be headed to the CBS Television Network. NBC had been looking to…

Is Today the Day for ‘Chuck’ Fans?

No guarantees, but sources are thinking NBC and Warner Bros. could reach a deal sometime today for “Chuck” to return. However, given likely budget cuts to the show, the cast now will be dining exclusively on Five Dollar Footlongs from…