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Daily Archives : Jul 13, 2010

Court Strikes Down FCC Indecency Rules

The FCC’s indecency policy was struck down Tuesday by a U.S. appeals court, which called the policy a violation of the First Amendment, according to The New York Times’ Media Decoder. The appeals panel called the Federal Communications Commission policy “unconstitutionally…

TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Sets Cable Record

The premiere of TNT’s new police drama "Rizzoli & Isles" was a big winner for the network Monday night, becoming cable’s No. 1 commercial-supported series launch of all time by drawing 7.6 million total viewers. The lead-in for the show…

Fox Unveils Fall Schedule, Premiere Dates

Fox has announced its schedule for the fall season, kicking off on Saturday, Sept. 11, with "Cops" returning with its 800th episode at 8 p.m. Also that night, "America’s Most Wanted" premieres from 9-11 p.m. ET, reports TVbytheNumbers.com. On Monday,…

‘High School Musical’ Heartthrob Joins Cast of New ‘Star Wars’ Spoof

A heartthrob from the teen hit "High School Musical" is joining the cast of the third "Star Wars" spoof from Adult Swim’s "Robot Chicken," reports the Hollywood Reporter. Zac Efron will be a part of "Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode…

‘CSI: NY’ Lands Emmy Winner for Lead Role After Kanakaredes Bows Out

The day after Melina Kanakaredes announced that she would be leaving CBS’s "CSI: NY" after six years on the show, an Emmy Award winner has been cast as the female lead, reports Entertainment Weekly. Sela Ward will play “an experienced…

A.J. Jacobs’ ‘My Life as an Experiment’ Optioned for Sitcom by Reveille, Jack Black

Writer A.J. Jacobs’ "My Life as an Experiment" has been optioned by Reveille and Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite Prods. for a possible half-hour comedy series, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. The book follows Jacobs’ efforts to become a better person…

ABC, SoapNet Plan Splashy Return for ‘General Hospital’ Star

In honor of the return of one of the stars of ABC’s daytime drama "General Hospital," SoapNet will present a Brenda Barrett countdown and both SoapNet and ABC will air special programming. Vanessa Marcil returns to the show as Brenda…

‘America’s Court With Judge Ross’ Staffs Up, Eyes Strong Fall Debut

Entertainment Studios has hired Judson Touby to be the senior producer of “America’s Court With Judge Ross,” a new court show and the first one to be shot is HD. Jenny Hope, a three-time Emmy nominee, will be supervising producer….

CNN Shifts Daytime Show to Prime Time

CNN confirmed that it will move one of its daytime news shows to prime time, TVNewser reports. "Rick’s List," hosted by Rick Sanchez, will be making the move to CNN’s 8 p.m. slot, according to the story. On Monday’s broadcast,…

‘Bachelorette’ Delivers Monday Ratings Win for ABC

It was a good Monday night for ABC, with a two-hour installment of "The Bachelorette" ringing in the top Nielsen ratings overall, reports TVbytheNumbers.com. At 8 p.m. the first hour of "The Bachelorette" had a 2.9 rating and a 3.0…