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Daily Archives : Sep 26, 2017

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Three New Cast Members

With its 43rd season about to launch, NBC’s venerable sketch show “Saturday Night Live” added three new cast members to the lineup. The show announced today that Heidi Gardner, Luke Null and Chris Redd are joining the show as featured…

Rapper Rushed to Hospital After Being Gunned Down in Hollywood

A rapper was taken to the hospital Tuesday after being shot near the famed Hollywood, Calif., intersection of Hollywood and Highland. Law enforcement sources said Young Dolph was shot multiple times outside Shoe Palace, according to TMZ. The rapper may…

Aerosmith Cancels the Rest of Its Tour Due to Medical Issues

The durable rock band Aerosmith is dealing with health problems again, canceling part of what was to be its farewell tour while frontman Steven Tyler addresses what the group calls “unexpected medical issues.” The band announced today that it would…

Sitcom Under Fire Over Character’s Death

A broadcast comedy series has been the target of a torrent of criticism for its handling of the death of a major character. The controversy is raging today over Monday’s season two premiere of CBS’s “Kevin Can Wait” — and…

Why CBS Is Doing the Right Thing by Charging Viewers for the New ‘Star Trek’

The decision by CBS to put its new series “Star Trek: Discovery” on the CBS All Access digital service — effectively charging viewers a subscription fee to watch the series — has been the source of widespread complaints among “Star…

It’s a Wrap for Popular Series After Five Seasons

A popular cable series will end its run after its upcoming fifth season. Announcing the decision to pull the plug on HGTV’s Waco, Texas-based remodeling show “Fixer Upper” in a blog post published today, Joanna and Chip Gaines, the husband-and-wife…

Megyn Kelly Adds Her Voice to the Debate Over NFL Anthem Protests

Megyn Kelly has said she’s trying to get away from politics on her new NBC morning show, but she did get a little political, however briefly, this morning on “Megyn Kelly Today.” In response to an audience question about the…

Only One of the Big Three Flagship Late-Night Shows Grew Its Audience During the 2016-2017 TV Season

With the late-night numbers in for the 2016-2017 television season, Nielsen data shows that only one of the broadcast networks’ flagship 11:35 p.m. shows, CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” grew its audience over the previous season. CBS cites…

Rethinking That Other ‘Trial of the Century’

It was the other trial of the century, televised live nationwide with millions of viewers watching, just two years before the O.J. Simpson trial usurped the title of “Trial of the Century.” The trial of the Menendez brothers, Lyle and…

CBS Marks a Special Occasion With a Ratings Win

CBS just marked a milestone for one of its most revered shows, and the occasion produced a ratings win for the network. The venerable newsmagazine “60 Minutes” launched its 50th anniversary season on Sunday, and CBS announced today that the…