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Daily Archives : Jun 5, 2009

TiVo to Track NBA Finals Viewing

TiVo has been tapped to track viewing of the NBA Finals, as well as prime-time games during the 2009-10 season, MediaPost reports. TiVo will use its service that tracks second-by-second viewing for live viewing as well as watching through DVRs….

The Surf Report Visits ‘The Tonight Show’

With all the chatter about the changeover from Leno to Conan, I needed to venture out to Universal and see the newest incarnation of “The Tonight Show” with my own two eyes. My friend and fellow media vulture Claire had…

Fox Picks Up ‘I Married a Stranger’

Fox has picked up the pilot "I Married a Stranger," about a woman in her late 30s who allows a group of family and friends to pick a husband for her, Daily Variety reports. The show comes from A. Smith…

‘Til Death’ Creators Re-up at Sony Pictures TV

"Til Death" creators Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith have signed a new two-year, seven-figure pact with Sony Pictures TV, continuing a relationship started in 1997, the Hollywood Reporter says. All four of the duo’s scripts have been ordered to pilot,…

Sally Field Helps SAG With Vote Rally

Sally Field has taped a video, posted on the Web site for the Screen Actors Guild, urging the guild’s members to vote in support of ratifying the feature-primetime contract, Daily Variety reports. "It raises salaries immediately and raises benefits and…

‘I’m A Celebrity’ May Have Killed My Love of Reality TV

I’m not one of these TV critics that loathes most reality television. Sadly, I watch more of it than is probably good for my soul or my waistline. I’m the guy who watched Fuse’s "Redemption Song" and Fox’s "Hells’ Kitchen."…

ABC shifts ‘Goode Family,’ Moves Up ‘Japanese Game Show’

ABC has said goodbye to "The Goode Family" on Wednesdays– and hello to a new Friday night comedy block. The network has pulled next week’s scheduled episodes of the low-rated animated comedy, replacing them with an extra original episode of…

Ex-NAB President Rehr Lands at Crosby-Volmer

The public relations firm Crosby-Volmer is the temporary home of former National Association of Broadcasters President David Rehr, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Company president Robert Volmer said in a statement that he offered Rehr an office at the company while…

Beatles Footage From First U.S. TV Appearance In New Rock Band Game

One of the most anticipated games to appear this year will be The Beatles: Rock Band for the Wii, Playstation and Xbox game consoles, according to USA Today. The game, available Sept. 9, had a major introduction at the E3…

Eminem Admits Planning ‘Butt’ Gag at MTV Awards

Eminem tells how he and Sacha Baron Cohen planned the gag, the AP reports. —Chuck Ross