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Daily Archives : Dec 18, 2014

One Show on Broadcast Is Celebrating 26 Years in a Row at No. 1 in Its Category

One of the major broadcast networks announced today that one of its shows is marking a stunning 26 consecutive years as the top-rated show in its category. CBS announced that its long-running soap “The Young and the Restless” accomplished the…

Another North Korea-Themed Movie Is Pulled From Theaters

In the wake of the cancellation of the release of “The Interview” by Sony Pictures, a second movie about North Korea has been pulled from theaters, the Los Angeles Times reports. This time it’s an older release — “Team America:…

One of the Most Popular Sitcoms of All Time Goes Online — With an Innovative Way to Navigate It

A major streaming service is ready to roll out one of the most popular TV sitcoms of all time, with the long-running NBC hit “Friends” about to make its debut on Netflix. The online streamer will offer all 10 seasons…

Sarah Silverman Lands Starring Role in HBO Project

A new project from the creator of “Secret Diary of a Call Girl” will star Emmy winner Sarah Silverman. Deadline.com reports that the actress and comedian, who just picked up an Emmy for writing for her HBO special “We Are…

MTV Series Casts the World’s Last Druid

The MTV project “Shannara,” a 10-episode adaptation of Terry Brooks’ “The Elfstones of Shannara,” has cast actor Manu Bennett in a co-starring role as the world’s last druid, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. Bennett’s character, Allanon, is a wise…

Meteorologist Shot in Front of TV Station

A TV meteorologist was reportedly shot multiple times outside the station where he covers the weather on the local news. Central Texas station KCEN-TV said Patrick Crawford was shot early Wednesday in front of the station’s building, and was in…

Time for What May Well Be the Final Awards Show of 2014

With awards season poised to take a break for the holidays after the recent nomination announcements from the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes and SAG, along comes what is to the best of our current knowledge the very last awards show…

How Did CBS’s Scott Pelley Make It to Cuba in Time for Breaking News?

Some viewers were “stunned” to see “CBS Evening News” anchor Scott Pelley, dressed in a crisp suit and tie, broadcasting from Havana on Wednesday, making him the only evening news anchor in the country on the night that President Obama…

Broadcast Nets Are Seeing a Not-So-Jolly Holiday Trend

One staple of the broadcast networks’ holiday season is having a less-than-jolly time of it in the ratings. Medialife reports that children’s holiday specials, traditionally a sure-fire audience draw at this time of year, are struggling to find viewers. Seven…

U.S. Officials Tie North Korea to Sony Hack

American officials have concluded that North Korea was “centrally involved” in the hack on Sony Pictures’ computers, which led to the studio’s cancellation of the release of “The Interview,” a comedy about the fictional assassination of North Korea’s leader, reports…