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Daily Archives : Sep 21, 2012

TV’s Top Writers — ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Hatfields,’ ‘Homeland’ and More — Sound Off About Sunday’s Emmys

As part of the runup to Sunday’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, a group of Emmy-nominated television writers gathered Sept. 19 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills for the annual Sublime Primetime panel discussion. Among those offering their sometimes…

Reality Series Hit With Fraud Allegations

After a new reality series was accused of being a fake, the network airing it has issued a statement promising that the allegations will be discussed on the show itself. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed, the TLC reality…

Video: Letterman Responds to Mitt Romney’s Claim That Letterman Hates Him

In the same secretly taped video where GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says 47% of Americans are “dependent upon government,” the candidate offers a critique of TV talk shows, TheWrap.com reports. As previously reported, Romney calls “The View” “high risk”…

Fox Network to Tackle Shakespeare

The Fox Network will be updating one of the best-known plays of William Shakespeare, Deadline.com reports. The channel has bought a drama project remaking “Hamlet” against the backdrop of Washington, D.C. Called "America’s Son," the new drama is about a…

‘GMA’ Anchor Robin Roberts Recovering After Bone Marrow Transplant

Robin Roberts, the popular co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” was recovering today after undergoing a bone marrow transplant Thursday, ABC News reports. The procedure was part of her treatment for MDS, a bone marrow disorder that affects the production…

Who’s Up and Who’s Down — Major League Baseball Closes In on New TV Deals

Major League Baseball is closing in on new television deals with major players Fox and TBS, and it appears that Fox will be gaining a higher profile in the sport while TBS will see its role substantially cut back. The…

Robin Roberts: ‘GMA’ Anchor Gets Bone Marrow Transplant to Treat MDS

Press release from ABC News, Sept. 21, 2012: “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant Thursday to treat MDS, a bone marrow disorder that affects blood cells production. The transplant was a five-minute procedure in which…

FX on Board for Drama From Guillermo del Toro and ‘Lost’s’ Carlton Cuse

Guillermo del Toro is putting the finishing touches on a deal to sell a television adaptation of his book series "The Strain" to FX, with "Lost" writer and executive producer Carlton Cuse signed on to help develop the drama project,…

‘Mike & Molly’ Star Melissa McCarthy Sells Project to CBS

"Mike & Molly" star Melissa McCarthy has sold a comedy to CBS, reports Deadline.com. The project, called "Wake Up Call," will be co-executive produced by McCarthy and co-written and co-executive produced by her husband, Ben Falcone, and Larry Dorf, the…

Goodyear Tire Company Offers to Help Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes

Two troubled starlets who have made the news for, among other things, their driving mishaps have been offered free driving lessons by tire company Goodyear, reports TMZ.com. The company sent Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes letters telling them, "We’re sorry…