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Daily Archives : Nov 21, 2016

Report: Trump Explodes And Turns Off-the-Record Meeting With TV Networks Into An Anger-Laced Tirade

There were fireworks at the Trump Tower on Monday, and that was inside the building. As we previously reported, a number of TV news executives and personalities, from CNN’s Jeff Zucker and Wolf Blitzer to CBS’s Norah O’Donnell and Gayle…

Trump Holds Off-the-Record Meeting With TV Networks

Top brass from ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, CNN and Fox News met with Donald Trump today to “set the reset button,” as senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway put it. The list of executives and anchors in attendance, according…

HBO Offers a Look at Its New Comedy Series

HBO has a new comedy in the works starring Pete Holmes as a stand-up comic dealing with his discovery that his wife is cheating on him. The series, “Crashing,” created by Holmes, rolls out Sunday, Feb. 19. Executive produced by…

Breitbart Plans a TV Channel Via Streaming or Traditional Cable

Breitbart News reportedly has expansion plans that include a new TV channel to be distributed through streaming or traditional cable. Plans to expand the reach of the conservative news site are among the revelations in a piece on Breitbart News…

Dave Chappelle to Release Three New Stand-Up Specials

Comedian Dave Chappelle, who has kept a pretty low profile for much of the past decade, is going public in a big way with three new stand-up comedy specials that will be released by Netflix. “Chappelle and director Stan Lathan will…

Media Heavyweight Reportedly Exploring a New 24-Hour News Channel

One of the biggest players in media is said to be exploring the possibility of launching a new 24-hour digital news channel. The New York Post cites unnamed sources saying the project has been in the works for several months…

New TV Series Seen as Swan Song for One of the Biggest Influences on Modern Music

A TV series that’s currently airing takes an unprecedented look at the evolution of the recording industry, largely through the eyes of the late Sir George Martin, who produced much of the Beatles catalog along with the work of countless…

D.C. Insider on Track to Become Trump’s FCC Chair — What It Would Mean for the Broadcast Industry

After emerging as the head of President-elect Donald Trump’s Federal Communications Commission transition team, longtime Washington, D.C., telecom policy insider and economist Jeffrey A. Eisenach is now a leading candidate to chair the regulatory agency, TVNewsCheck reports. The prospect of…

Ten Weeks Into the Broadcast Season, How Many of the New Shows Have Been Canceled? (The Answer May Surprise You)

A report published today on one of the big changes in the broadcast television model notes that as the 2016-17 broadcast season heads into its 10th week, not one of the season’s 20 new series has been canceled. “Gone are…

Now Donald Trump and Alec Baldwin Are Going at It on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump was back on The Twitter over the weekend, addressing the issue of whether NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is funny. Trump tweeted early Sunday: “I watched parts of @nbcsnl Saturday Night Live last night. It is a totally…