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Daily Archives : Aug 14, 2014

David Gregory Is Out at ‘Meet the Press’; NBC News Names His Replacement

After much speculation that his ouster was imminent, David Gregory is indeed exiting his post as moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press.” NBC News President Deborah Turness announced that chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd will take over the key…

Michael J. Fox Says He is ‘Stunned’ to Learn That His Friend Robin Williams Had Been Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Michael J. Fox, who considered Robin Williams a “true friend,” says he was stunned to learn today that Williams had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Fox tweeted this afternoon: “Stunned to learn Robin had PD. Pretty sure his support for…

Comcast and Time Warner Cable Pull Out of Annual Dinner for Political Reasons

Both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have now pulled out of a major annual cable industry event. Multichannel News reports that TWC followed Comcast’s lead, pulling funding and sponsorship from the Kaitz Dinner, slated to take place Sept. 17 in…

Veteran TV Actress Dead at 78

An actress who put together a string of television appearances — along with a few forays into film — in a career spanning six decades has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arlene Martel, known for her role as the…

Cable Drama Series Canceled

A cable drama series has been canceled after a season in which the show saw its viewer base erode significantly. TheWrap.com reports that ABC Family has pulled the plug on the teen drama “Twisted,” which will not return for a…

Dunno About You, But We’re Still Reeling From Robin Williams’ Death. Maybe This’ll Help …

As we here at TVWeek, like many of you, continue to struggle to come to terms with the death this week of Robin Williams, TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross has an idea about what might make us all feel…

State of New Jersey Accuses ‘As Seen on TV’ Of Deceiving Customers

The state of New Jersey’s “Department of Consumer Affairs says that Telebrands, the company which created the ‘As Seen On TV’ marketing concept, has violated certain terms in the Consumer Fraud Act,” reports Tech Times. The article reports: ‘The five-count…

Dunno About You, But We’re Still Reeling From Robin Williams’ Death. Maybe This’ll Help…

We here at TVWeek are still having a hard time getting over the fact that Robin Williams is no longer with us. His humor was more than infectious: It was a tonic for our times. With a rat-atat-tat delivery and…

Is Comedy Central’s Next Late-Night Champion Waiting in the Wings?

Comedy Central, which has been a force to be reckoned with in late-night TV with a lineup that includes Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” and Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report,” has a new late-night entry in the works — and just might…

Speedy Resolution to ‘Survivor’ Strike

Post-production crew members on CBS’s “Survivor” are returning to work after a short strike, with Mark Burnett’s Island Post Productions agreeing to give the crew union recognition, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. “Contract talks have been scheduled for Friday….