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Daily Archives : Apr 4, 2011

Nuclear Crisis Gets Final Season of ’24’ Pulled From Japanese TV

The reality of the tragedy in Japan has affected the airing of the final season of Fox’s "24" on TV Tokyo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The plot involves the fear of radiation and that’s just too close to the…

Sheen Critiques His Performances, Explains How He Turned Things Around After Detroit Debacle

Charlie Sheen took time out after his triumphant concert Sunday night in Chicago to critique the first two shows of his "My Violent Torpedo of Truth" tour–including the much publicized disaster the night before in Detroit, E! Online reported. "There’s…

More Execs on the Move at NBC

NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert has appointed Valari Dobson Staab, president and GM of KGO-TV, the ABC O&O station in San Francisco, to take over the leadership of NBC’s station group, NBC Local Media, Deadline.com reported. Starting in June, as…

VH1 Shooting Reality Show Focused on Wrestlers’ Wives

VH1 has a new reality show in the works, a takeoff on "Basketball Wives" set in the world of professional wrestling, reports TMZ.com. "Wrestler Wives" will feature the women involved with WWE pros and center on the Booker T wrestling…

CBS’s ‘Academy of Country Music Awards’ Broadcast Rules Sunday Ratings

CBS easily won the Sunday night ratings, getting a strong performance from the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” TVbytheNumbers.com reported. CBS averaged a 2.9 rating for the night in the 18-49 demo, topping ABC (2.2 average), NBC (2.1) and Fox…

WICT Taking Applications for Betsy Magness Leadership Institute

Women in Cable Telecommunications has announced that applications for the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute’s Classes XXIV and XXV are being accepted through May 13, 2011. The institute is named in honor of Betsy Magness, who helped build TCI into a…

CBS Matches Last Year’s Numbers for ‘March Madness’ Semifinal Basketball Games

Saturday’s CBS coverage of the two semifinal games in the “March Madness” NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament attracted about the same viewership as last year’s games, TV Guide reported. The two games averaged 15.4 million total viewers. Mike Aresco, CBS Sports…

Guest Blog: You Are There, as Charlie Sheen Implodes in Motown

[Editor’s Note: Bill Shea is the Enterprise Editor of Crain’s Detroit Business and as a reporter also covers entertainment and media. He also writes a blog for Crain’s Detroit Business, and it was on that blog where this piece first…

Charlie Sheen Booed in Detroit, Cheered in Chicago. Plus, You Are There at Sheen’s Detroit Show–an Eyewitness Account as Sheen Violently Torpedoes Himself

Charlie Sheen’s “Violent Torpedo of Truth” tour got off to a disastrous start Saturday night in Detroit, where the former “Two and a Half Men” star was heckled and loudly booed virtually from start to finish, according to The Detroit…

Katie Couric Reportedly Leaving ‘CBS Evening News’

Less than five years after she became the first sole woman to anchor a network evening newscast, Katie Couric is leaving her job at "CBS Evening News," reports the Associated Press. Couric is expected to debut a syndicated talk show…