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Daily Archives : Sep 20, 2013

Cable Network President Steps Down

The president of one of the top basic cable networks is leaving his post. B&C reports that the head of the family-oriented and teen-focused ABC Family, part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, is headed out. Michael Riley will remain on…

Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Will Track Shoes Be Required From Now On?

Here’s some advice that might seem odd to give to both male and female awards show nominees: Wear running shoes on the night of the ceremony. That’s right. Fast footwear would have been optimal for all of those nominated in…

Will the Creative Arts Emmys, With That Hated 45-Second Rule, Change The Game for Future Awards?

With the Creative Arts Emmy Awards stirring up a hornet’s nest of dissent among participants over its strictly enforced 45-second rule, as previously reported, will there be fallout for future awards shows? TVWeek Open Mic writer Hillary Atkin ponders that…

Thursday Ratings: The Clock Runs Out on ‘Million Second Quiz’

NBC aired the final installment of its splashy but ratings-challenged game show "The Million Second Quiz" — at least for now — Thursday night, seeing a bump in its Nielsen numbers for the finale, based on overnights for the key…

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Says She Was ‘Miserable’ in One of Her Past TV Roles

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, speaking at a recent SiriusXM Town Hall, admitted she was "pretty miserable" when she was on "Saturday Night Live," reports EW.com’s Inside TV. Louis-Dreyfus, who was cast at age 21, said she "did not adapt well" to…

High-Profile Cable Drama Canceled

A drama series that has been one of the most high-profile shows on its cable network has been canceled. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that BBC America canceled the series "Copper," which departed from the network’s usual path…

Disney Breaking Up With Bruckheimer in Wake of ‘Lone Ranger’ Disaster

Disney and veteran film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer are going their separate ways. They announced Thursday that they will not renew their first-look deal, which expires next year, the New York Daily News reports. Bruckheimer, the producer of the…

Johnny Carson Returns to NBC — in Prime Time This Time

NBC’s late-night king for three decades, Johnny Carson, is returning to the network — but this time he will be on in prime time. The New York Times reports that the network is working on an ambitious biographical miniseries about…

Veteran Game Show Host Gets Political With Twitter Rants

In the "what have they been up to lately" category, a veteran game show host is revealing a different aspect of himself these days. Original "Wheel of Fortune" host Chuck Woolery has been letting loose on Twitter with outspoken political…

NBC’s ‘Million Second Quiz’ Took Personal Information From 300,000 People

NBC gathered personal information from 300,000 people who answered a question about "the most important relationships in your life" via the show’s app, reports TheWrap.com. More than 300,000 people played online and answered questions about their personal lives in an…