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Daily Archives : Nov 2, 2016

Is There Room for One More in the Crowded Space Occupied by ‘The View,’ ‘The Chew,’ ‘The Talk’ and ‘The Real’? Why Another Entry Is Poised to Go There

A new show is in the works that will try to shoehorn itself into the daytime panel talk space currently overflowing with CBS’s “The Talk,” ABC’s “The View” and “The Chew,” and the syndicated hit “The Real.” The New York Post’s…

Bill Cosby’s Attorneys Argue He’s Too Blind to Defend Himself

Attorneys for comedian Bill Cosby waged a multipronged effort to get a criminal case against their client thrown out, including arguing in court today in Pennsylvania that his eyesight has deteriorated to the point where he can’t identify his accusers…

Political Spending Falls Short of Expectations

Spending on political advertising on television is coming up short of expectations, with the segment off a collective 5% in October from a year ago at the 17 largest TV station groups, according to a report by MediaPost. The report…

Despite Roger Ailes Scandal, Fox Posts a Big Quarter

Driven by a strong performance in the cable TV segment — including Fox News and FX — 21st Century Fox today unveiled a healthy earnings report for its July-through-September fiscal first quarter. “The company posted healthy results despite negative publicity during…

AT&T’s DirecTV Sued by U.S. Government, Accused of Collusion

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a major lawsuit today alleging that AT&T and DirecTV colluded in an illegal plot that kept the Los Angeles Dodgers off the air for many fans in their home market, The Washington Post reports….

For the First Time in Its 111-Year History, Variety Endorses a Presidential Candidate

Variety is going where it has never gone before, endorsing a presidential candidate for the first time in the publication’s 111-year history. The publication this week endorsed Hillary Clinton. “While it is commonplace for mass-market newspapers like The New York…

Why Bud Light Has Pulled Its ‘Party’ Campaign that Starred Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen

Anheuser-Busch InBev has stopped running its Bud Light Party campaign, which featured Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen delivering politically themed messages. Ad Age reports that there’s one big reason for the move: The campaign failed to pump up beer sales….

There’s a Clear Winner in the Presidential Poll (That Measures Who Your Favorite TV President Is)

Variety is currently running a fun alternative to real-world politics — a poll to “elect” the public’s favorite TV president. While the poll is ongoing, the results at this point are so one-sided that we’re prepared to declare a winner:…

Gawker Settles for Millions With Hulk Hogan

Gawker Media has agreed to settle the lawsuit from wrestling star Hulk Hogan that forced the company into bankruptcy, Business Insider reports. “The settlement with Hulk Hogan is for $31 million, according to Ryan Mac of Forbes, citing court documents,”…

For the First Time, a TV Series Will Be Inducted Into the Cable Hall of Fame — Can You Guess Which One?

The Cable Hall of Fame class of 2017 was announced today, and for the first time, the list includes a TV show. The HBO drama series “The Sopranos,” from creator David Chase, is among the six honorees revealed by The…