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Daily Archives : Dec 17, 2009

Tellem Takes on New Role at CBS

Longtime CBS executive Nancy Tellem has been named senior advisor to CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves, reports B&C. The move, which had been expected, will have Tellum overseeing new domestic and international corporate options for CBS, and spending less time…

Longtime Super Bowl Advertiser Opts Out

After 23 years of star-driven, award-winning commercial spots in the annual Super Bowl telecast, a major brand has decided not to advertise its beverages during 2010’s Super Bowl XLIV, reports the Wall Street Journal. Pepsi-Cola plans to market its beverages…

Fox’s ‘Dance’ Finale Performs Well, but CBS Still Wins Wednesday

The two-hour finale of Fox’s "So You Think You Can Dance" drew good numbers Wednesday night, averaging a 2.6 in the adults 18-49 demo, but it was still CBS’ night, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In the 8 o’clock hour, CBS’…

Run-Off Election Set for Top ATAS Job

There will be a run-off election for the chairmanship of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, reports B&C. Current chairman John Shaffner will be competing with second vice chairman Brian Seth Hurst and artists rep Peter Kwong. The Academy…

Turner Sports and HLN Team for ‘With All Due Respect’

Stars from Turner Sports will team up with HLN personalities to present "With All Due Respect," a roundtable discussion on the biggest issues of 2009. The one hour special will air on HLN Dec. 20 at 10 p.m. HLN anchor…

TCM Plans Movie Marathon for Legend’s Birthday

Turner Classic Movies will present a 20-hour movie and documentary marathon Jan. 8. in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the birth of Elvis Presley.  Robert Osbone will host the day, and will be visited by Priscilla Presley and Elvis’ friend Jerry Schilling….

HBO Sets ‘Pacific’ Airdate

HBO’s "The Pacific," a 10-part miniseries follow-up to "Band of Brothers," has an airdate, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The World War II project, from Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, will air weekly beginning Sunday, March 14. –Elizabeth Jensen

Kutcher’s ‘Beautiful Life’ to Live on Web

Ashton Kutcher’s short-lived CW drama "The Beautiful Life" is getting resurrected on the Web, Reuters reports. Only two episodes of the five that were produced were broadcast before the show about fashion models was canceled. But all five will now…

MTV Expands Comedy Development

Brent Haynes was named senior VP of comedy and animation at MTV, B&C reports. He had been senior VP of east coast development for MTV, which has been expanding its comedy offerings this year. –Elizabeth Jensen

Tiger Woods and Sex and Advertising

“Sex Sells” is a premise that has been a used by advertisers almost as long as there’s been advertising. According to the book “Advertising in America,” the rules that govern the use of sex in advertising were pretty much established…