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Daily Archives : Sep 25, 2015

Thursday Ratings: New NBC Dramas Run Into Stiff Competition

Thursday night was a tough night to try to break out two new drama series, but NBC gave it a shot and wound up a distant third in the ratings. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that the network’s new “Heroes” reboot, “Heroes Reborn,”…

Reality TV Franchise Expands

A television reality show franchise that has already had a number of incarnations is expanding with a new spinoff series. GSN announced plans for the newest installment in its “Skin Wars” body painting competition franchise. “Skin Wars: Fresh Paint” received…

‘American Idol’ Star Arrested on Felony Charge

A contestant who became the focus of controversy on the Fox singing competition “American Idol” has been arrested. People magazine reports that Corey Clark, who appeared on season two of the reality show back in 2002, was arrested Wednesday in…

ABC Renews Drama Series — But One of Its Stars Won’t Be Back

ABC will bring back a prime-time drama series, but one of the show’s top stars won’t be a part of the fourth season. The show is “Mistresses,” and Deadline.com reports that Jennifer Esposito is out of the lineup after being…

Relatives of TV Actress Found Dead in Mexico

Family members of an actress, model and television personality have been found dead in Mexico. USA Today reports that two bodies found Sept. 19 near the town of Pueblo Viejo were identified as Juan Manuel Gómez Fernández and Juan Manuel…

Drama Series Canceled

A cable drama series has been hit with the cancellation ax after the show failed to catch on with younger viewers during its freshman run. Deadline.com reports that TNT pulled the plug on the supernatural medical drama “Proof,” which was…

House Speaker John Boehner Announces Resignation and CBS News Quickly Lands the First Sit-Down Interview with Him. How It Happened

About an hour ago The New York Times rushed to press with a story that carried this lead: The Speaker of the House of Representatives “John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, announced on Friday that…

Netflix Pumps Life Into Cult Series — 12 More Episodes on the Way

A cult science-fiction series has been given new life by Netflix. Entertainment Weekly reports that the streaming service greenlighted a 12-episode season of “Black Mirror.” The order for a full season of the U.K. anthology series follows months of rumors…

After a Summer Rollout That Had Critics Buzzing, Drama Series Heads to Amazon Prime — What Is It About the Show That Makes It So Great?

A new drama series that had the critics excited this summer has landed on Amazon Prime. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the streaming service acquired the rights to the USA Network hacker drama “Mr. Robot.” The 10-episode freshman…

Bill Cosby Situation Prompts Universities to Take Unprecedented Action

A string of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby has caused the veteran comedian to be stripped of honorary degrees from Fordham University in New York and Marquette University in Milwaukee. The AP reports that the action is unprecedented for…