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Daily Archives : Nov 14, 2014

Low-Rated CBS Sitcom Gets a Vote of Confidence From the Network With Order for Additional Scripts

CBS isn’t quite ready to give up on a comedy series despite its sluggish start in the ratings. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that the network has ordered two additional scripts for the family comedy “The McCarthys.” “While such…

Actress Known for ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ — Who Became a Pioneering Action-Adventure Screenwriter — Dead at 75

An actress who broke through with a role on NBC’s 1960s spy hit “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and went on to a career as a screenwriter has died. Variety reports that Leigh Chapman died Nov. 4 at her West Hollywood…

Patty Duke to Play Dual Role on TV Again — Will a Hot Dog Still Make Her Lose Control?

Patty Duke is returning to TV to again play a dual role, this time taking on the role of a pair of grandmothers on the Disney Channel show “Liv and Maddie,” reports the Associated Press. Duke, 67, is known for…

Writer-Producer Behind CBS’s Two Biggest Franchises Developing Show for ABC

A new drama series in the works at ABC comes from a writer and producer who has worked on the two biggest franchises at CBS. Deadline.com reports that ABC is developing a legal procedural called “Emma Cavendish,” which is from ABC…

Al Roker Sets a Guinness World Record

Al Roker, a morning fixture as the weatherman on NBC’s “Today” show, is now a world record holder. TVNewser reports that Roker’s 34-hour “Rokerthon” set the Guinness World Record for the longest continuous weather forecast. Roker reached his goal just…

Head Man at Viacom Takes a Shot at Nielsen

Television ratings firm Nielsen came under fire from Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, who said the company has failed to keep up with the TV industry, reports The New York Times. “We are in a transitional moment with existing measurement…