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Daily Archives : Jul 1, 2009

The TV Academy Gets It Right: Why Neil Patrick Harris is Such a Stunning Choice for Emmy Host

The folks at the TV Academy clearly have gotten the message. Variety has word tonight that "How I Met Your Mother" star Neil Patrick Harris is in final talks to serve as host as this year’s Emmys. It’s news that…

‘Mother’ Maven Neil Patrick Harris Close to Emmy-Hosting Gig

After generating raves for his Tonys and TV Land Awards performances, Neil Patrick Harris may be ready for a really big show: The Emmys. The "How I Met Your Mother" star is in advance talks to emcee the TV Academy’s…

Wentworth Miller, Hilary Duff Tapped for Guest Starring Roles

Former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller will be making a guest appearance in the season premiere episode of “Law & Order: SVU,” TV Guide Magazine reports. In the Sept. 23 episode, Miller will play a New York City cop who…

CBS Reveals First 12 ‘Big Brother’ Houseguests, Eco-Friendly House…and Some Twists

CBS revealed the first 12 houseguests for this summer’s season of the reality program “Big Brother,” with a surprise 13th houseguest to be revealed later. For this year’s iteration of the show, the houseguests will be divided into four groups…

Something Smells Wrong about the Latest ‘As The World Turns’ Stunt Casting

Today is the 108th anniversary of the birth of prolific soap creator  Irna Phillips (on TV alone, she concocted “Guiding Light” and “As the  World Turns”, and had a hand in “Days of Our Lives” and “Another  World”, among others)….

‘Streets of San Francisco’ Star Karl Malden Dead at 97

Karl Malden, Emmy- and Oscar-winning star of the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco," died in Los Angeles today at age 97. Malden, who was a much-in-demand Hollywood supporting actor for decades, also was well-known to TV viewers…

Bravo Sets ‘Flipping’ Debut for Aug. 17; ‘Rachel Zoe’ Returns Aug. 25

Bravo has announced the return dates for its series “Flipping Out” and “The Rachel Zoe Project,” both due in August. “Flipping Out” will return for its third season Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 p.m. The “docu-series” stars house-flipper Jeff Lewis…

‘Being Erica’: A Sudsy Import with a Time-Travel Twist

It’s almost the Fourth of July—and that means it’s time to declare your independence from subpar television. All this week, TVWeek.com is turning the spotlight on some of the small screen’s most promising new series, young shows with breakout potential….

Potent Anesthetic Found in Jackson’s Home; N.Y. Coroner Certain Drugs Caused Death

Propofol, a drug administered via IV to put people out during surgery, was found at Michael Jackson’s home after his death, TMZ says, citing "sources." The drug, which should only be administered by medical personnel, can cause cardiac arrest if…

‘Talent’s’ Kevin Skinner: America’s Susan Boyle?

The judges on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ didn’t take former chicken catcher Kevin Skinner seriously when he walked onto the stage to sing Garth Brook’s ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ last night, Popeater.com reports. But after his performance, as had happened with Britain’s phenom Susan…