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Daily Archives : Jan 3, 2012

Emmy-Winning Broadcaster Dies

A longtime sports broadcaster, who won an Emmy for an essay on the bombing at Olympic Park during the 1996 Atlanta Games, has died, Bloomberg reports. Jim Huber, 67, died Monday in Atlanta. Huber joined Turner Sports full time in…

ABC’s Latest ‘Bachelor’ Stumbles Out of the Gate — No Match for CBS’s Solid Monday Comedy Lineup

Monday’s two-hour premiere of “The Bachelor” saw the latest installment of the ABC reality staple get off to a less than promising start for the network, with a 2.4 rating and 6 share in viewers 18-49 and 7.7 million viewers,…

Comeback for Oprah? Her New Show Is Off to a Big Start

Oprah Winfrey, who was buried in bad news throughout 2011 as her fledgling cable network struggled in the ratings, finally has some good news to celebrate. USA Today reports that the talk show diva’s new OWN series, “Oprah’s Next Chapter,”…

Who Will Play Elton John in the Biopic? Sir Elton Reveals His Choice

Along with an upcoming HBO documentary, Elton John has a biopic in the works based on his life, and he has revealed his choice for the actor who will play him. Sir Elton said during an interview with the Los…

‘Modern Family,’ ‘Good Wife,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Bill Maher’ Among TV Nominees for Producers Guild Awards

The Producers Guild of America revealed the nominees today for its annual awards, which will be presented Jan. 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Nominations for the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards were announced in television and motion picture categories…

Member of Springsteen’s E-Street Band and ‘Sopranos’ Mainstay Stars in New Netflix Original Series

Netflix has unveiled a new original series starring a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band who played one of the main characters on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Steven Van Zandt, who plays guitar for The Boss and played Tony Soprano’s sidekick…

Fox Pulls Veteran Show From Lineup

Changes are in store for Fox’s prime-time lineup after the network revealed plans to pull the plug on a show, TVLine.com reports. Fox is canceling the weekly results show for "So You Think You Can Dance," prompting what is expected…

Network Sports Executive Dies

An executive at Fox Sports Media Group, who recently suffered a heart attack, died Friday, TheWrap.com reports. Doug Sellars, executive VP of production and executive producer for the group, was 50. Sellars joined Fox Sports in 2000 and helped form…

Sponsors Trying to Back Out of Super Bowl Ad Buys

While NBC said it sold the last of its Super Bowl ad inventory around Thanksgiving, the network may end up with some additional spots to sell, Brian Steinberg reports in Advertising Age. That’s because two advertisers, whom NBC declined to…

Reportedly the Kindle Is Selling Like Hotcakes. Hmm. Is It Really?

In his latest entry, TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross relates a marvelous story about what may be really going on with the Kindle — please click here to read this fun, enlightening absolutely true story.