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Daily Archives : Aug 1, 2017

CBS All Access Orders Three New Series, But What’s Up With the Stalled ‘Star Trek’ Launch?

CBS All Access has commissioned “No Activity,” a new comedy series from Will Ferrell, “Strange Angel,” a drama from Ridley Scott, and “$1,” a new mystery-thriller set in post-recession America. Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive,…

White House Denies Involvement With Fox News Story at Center of Lawsuit

The White House has denied helping to craft a Fox News story implicating murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in the WikiLeaks scandal, as is alleged in a lawsuit filed today against Fox. As we reported previously, investigator Rod…

Calf Born in Texas Looks Like KISS Rocker Gene Simmons

A newborn calf at a ranch near Kerrville, Texas, caught the attention of Gene Simmons of the hard rock band KISS after similarities were noted between the calf and Simmons. The AP reports that Simmons tweeted about the animal over…

Cosby Defense Attorney Seeks to Be Removed From the Case

A defense attorney who represented Bill Cosby during his criminal trial in Pennsylvania filed papers seeking to be removed as Cosby’s counsel ahead of his retrial in November. The AP reports that Brian McMonagle filed the documents today. McMonagle says…

Fox News Accused in Lawsuit of Making Up Parts of Story

A lawsuit filed today against Fox alleges that Fox News fabricated parts of a story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, the AP reports. The defamation suit was filed in New York by Rod Wheeler, an investigator who…

MTV Pulls Plug on Red Carpet Event After Death Threats Over New Reality Show

A new MTV show has been on the air for less than one day, and it’s already enmeshed in a nasty controversy that has included death threats. A red carpet premiere that had been scheduled for Monday was abruptly canceled…

Carol Burnett Returns With New Show

TV icon Carol Burnett is returning with a new series, with the announcement Monday that the longtime star of “The Carol Burnett Show” is readying an unscripted comedy program for Netflix. “A Little Help,” coming in 2018, will feature discussions…

How Much Does Delayed Viewing Add to the Total? CBS Releases Full-Season Figures for Prime Time

Numbers released today by CBS show that the network’s prime-time entertainment programming grew by an average of 53% over live+same day figures when Nielsen’s Total Content Ratings are tallied for the full 2016-2017 season. Nielsen’s TCR measures live-plus-35-day viewing across…

Former Astronaut Reveals the TV Show He Binge-Watched During Year in Space

Retired astronaut Scott Kelly revealed that television was a big part of his life while he spent a year on the International Space Station. Appearing Monday at a panel during the Television Critics Association summer press tour to promote the…

Cable Nets Preview Their New Programs — and One Favorite That Returns After Five Years

Adaptations of “Howards End,” “Get Shorty” and “The Right Stuff.” New comedies featuring Jason Alexander, Tracy Morgan and Sarah Silverman. Documentaries on Steven Spielberg, Elizabeth Smart and Danica Patrick. And, after five years, a new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”…