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Daily Archives : May 8, 2014

13-Year-Old Daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith Spurs Outrage Over Photo of Her in Bed With a 20-Year-Old Man

A photo of Willow Smith, the 13-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, is causing outrage among some fans as the girl was pictured in bed with a shirtless 20-year-old actor, reports CBSNews.com. The man in the photo is…

To Play the Game With an Unreachable Perfection: Arnold Palmer, My Dad, My Brother and Me

A wonderful documentary, "Arnie," shown recently on the Golf Channel, inspired TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross to write this lively and poignant memoir, which you can read if you click here.

Kids’ Channel Renews Children’s Show After the Series Attracts ‘Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans’

An animated series aimed at children and airing on a cable network also aimed at children has given a renewal to a program that unexpectedly attracted a following among grown-ups. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that The Hub renewed…

NBC Renews Long-Running Series

NBC has announced a renewal for one of television's longest-running series. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the network gave another season order to the police procedural “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” taking the drama series to 16 seasons. The…

What’s Driving Down AMC’s Stock Price?

The stock price of AMC Networks hit a 52-week low today, and a key reason that's being cited is a familiar one in the television business: the high price of original series. The price move reflects Wall Street's disappointment after…

A&E Orders Its Fourth Mark Wahlberg Project

A&E has ordered a reality project from producer Mark Wahlberg about MIT graduate students who are trying to create a micro-brewery, reports Deadline.com. In a hat tip to the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory,” the pilot is called “Big…

William Shatner Signs Development Deal

William Shatner, known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk on the original 1960s TV series "Star Trek," has signed a development deal with Internet TV network and production studio Ora.TV, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. As part…

TV’s Showrunner Crisis: Many Projects Struggle to Find Experienced Writing Producers

The search for experienced showrunners around the end of the development season is becoming “an annual tradition,” writes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com, with increasing numbers of newly picked-up series “in need of a seasoned showrunner every year.” As an example,…

‘American Idol’ Renewed for a 14th Season Despite Ratings Declines

“American Idol” has been given a 14th season by Fox, which Deadline.com notes was expected despite the singing competition's ratings declines. The show announced auditions in 15 cities for the upcoming season, the story notes. It adds, “For the past…

Report: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Wedding Is Being Held Up by the Pre-Nup

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding is being held up until the pair sort out a pre-nuptial agreement, reports TMZ.com. The story reports: “Sources connected with Kim and Kanye tell TMZ … the prenup won't be signed until next week…