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Daily Archives : Jul 24, 2009

Upfront Deals Are Being Made; the Largely Unanswered, Whispered Question: ‘Psst, That CPM Number, What Base Is That off of?

Upfront deal making has finally picked up. As usual, both buyers and sellers are compromising, sometimes one more than the other, as the marketplace settles into place. We have three must reads for you about the upfront. All three of the…

Home Grown TV: Wedding Couple Grooves Down the Aisle, Rakes In YouTube Gold

A recently married Minnesota couple threw the traditional wedding entrance out the window and it’s gone hysterically viral. Jillian Peterson and Kevin Heinz had their entire bridal party enter their wedding ceremony dancing to the  tune of Chris Brown’s hit "Forever."…

‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ To Drop to Once a Week in the Fall

The economy has done something that not even the Grim Reaper was able to accomplish: practically kill "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." Though host Fred Rogers died six years ago, the show has continued on, daily, in reruns. However, PBS has told…

Battlestar Galactica Showrunner Takes Emmy Voters to Task

Ron Moore, the showrunner on "Battlestar Galactica,’ told a crowd at Comic-Con today that it was a "fraking crime" that the cast of the show was never recognized with any Emmys, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed blog reports. —Chuck Ross

BBC Ends Plan for Internet TV Service

The BBC and two other TV network partners officially ended their attempt to establish a commercial Internet TV service for the U.K, dubbed Project Kangaroo, the Wall Street Journal reports. The technology was sold to Arqiva Ltd., which will need…

‘Sunny’ News But Still TMI: Danny DeVito to Be Mostly Nude in an Upcoming Episode

Danny DeVito, star of FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” said the plot line of an upcoming episode calls for him to be nude, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor told MTV News at Comic Con. "In one episode, you’ll…

NFL Confirms Its 2010 Draft Will Start in Primetime

The National Football League confirmed earlier reports that its 2010 draft will kick off in primetime on Thursday April 22, and will expand to three days, B&C reports.  In recent years it had been held on weekends. It will continue to…

Former Brillstein-Grey TV Exec Susie Fitzgerald To Oversee Development at AMC

Cable network AMC, home of “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” has hired Susie Fitzgerald to oversee development, The Hollywood Reporter reports, citing sources. Her title is still being worked out. Fitzgerald was previously co-topper of Brillstein-Grey TV, and most recently…

FCC Expected to Send Engineers to Examine Continuing Digital TV Reception Problems

The Federal Communications Comission is expected to dispatch engineers to some markets, including New York and Chicago, for a more in-depth examination of what is causing ongoing DTV reception problems, B&C reports. Some two to three dozen stations continue to…

Wendy Williams to End Her Radio Show at the End of the Month

Just one week into her TV talk show, Wendy Williams announced that she is leaving the daily radio program where she made her name, the New York Times reports. The radio show, “The Wendy Williams Experience,” which has aired on…