Daily Archives : Aug 24, 2009

Dish Network and Comcast Sign on for the NFL’s RedZone Channel

Dish Network and Comcast are the first to get the NFL’s new RedZone Channel, reports Broadcasting & Cable. Negotiations will continue with other carriers until the channel kicks off Sept 13. –Alex Jacobius

HBO Considering Series Based on ‘Savage Love’ Sex Advice Column

HBO might pick up a series based on the syndicated sex advice column “Savage Love,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The column’s writer, Dan Savage, said via his blog that he is working on “a non-airing presentation pilot for HBO.” He…

Gender Bender: Robin Williams Offered Role of Susan Boyle in Planned Film

Robin Williams, who played a role in drag in "Mrs. Doubtfire," is thinking about trying another female role — "Britain’s Got Talent" sensation Susan Boyle — according to the U.K.’s Telegraph. Williams said, “I’ve been asked if I want to play Susan…

Video: Simon Cowell: ‘This is the Best First Audition I Have Ever Heard.’ No, It’s Not From ‘Idol’ or ‘Britain’s Got Talent.’ It’s From the THIRD Show He Judges, ‘The X Factor’ in U.K. See if You Agree

X FACTOR 2009 WEEK 1 – DANYL JOHNSON @ Yahoo! Video

TV Academy Announces Juried Emmy Award Winners

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards juried awards winners. The juried categories are Outstanding Costumes for a Variety/Music Program or Special and Individual Achievement in Animation. There are no nominations in juried…

Alcohol Advertising on Cable Has Increased With Number of Teen Viewers, Study Says

Ads for alcoholic beverages on cable increased with the percentage of teens in the audience between 2001 and 2006, according to Broadcasting & Cable. Citing a study by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth and UCLA to be published in the American…

American Adaptation of British Teen Series ‘Skins’ Coming to MTV

The controversial British TV teen drama "Skins" is going to be adapted for American audiences and broadcast on MTV, reports the Baltimore Sun. “We are delighted to be making ‘Skins’ for the U.S. and, in particular, for MTV, who have…

La Toya Jackson the Latest Celeb to Fill in for Hasselbeck on ‘The View’

La Toya Jackson is the latest celebrity who’s been tapped to fill in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View, ABC announced today. Jackson will appear on the show Sept. 16 and Sept. 18. –Allison J. Waldman

Reba McEntire to Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Aug. 26

Reba McEntire will perform on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent," reports People. McEntire will perform her new song “Consider Me Gone” on the Aug. 26 edition of the show. –Alex Jacobius

All New ‘Star Wars’: ‘Clone Wars’ Returning to Cartoon Network

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars Rise of the Bouty Hounters" premieres the first of 22 all-new episodes, marking the second season of the CG-animated series based on the George Lucas films, according to a release from Cartoon Network. The one-hour…