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Daily Archives : Jul 30, 2018

NBC and BBC Veteran Named Programming Chief for PBS

PBS has named a new chief programming executive, giving the job to veteran television executive Perry Simon. Simon has held posts with BBC America, Vulcan Productions, Viacom Productions and NBC Entertainment. Paula Kerger, PBS president and CEO, made the announcement…

’24’ Prequel in the Works

Another “24” TV series is in the works, with Variety reporting that showrunner Howard Gordon and original series co-creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are working on a prequel series for Fox. The series would track a young Jack Bauer….

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Cast Wants Director James Gunn Reinstated

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn, who was dumped 10 days ago from his job helming the third installment in the franchise, received a show of support from the movie’s cast. The AP reports that Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana,…

Journalist Known for Watergate Coverage to Release Book on the Trump White House

A celebrated journalist best known for his coverage of the Watergate scandal of the 1970s has a book coming out on the Trump White House. The AP reports that Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House,” from Simon &…

Former WWE Star Dead at 46

One of the former stars of the WWE is dead after committing suicide in a jail cell. The AP reports that Brian Christopher Lawler died Sunday. “The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame…

Who Could Replace Leslie Moonves at CBS?

With CBS Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Leslie Moonves under pressure following the publication of a bombshell report by The New Yorker alleging sexual misconduct, a new report today by Variety examines six possible replacements for Moonves. The veteran executive…

Five-Time Emmy Winner Who Was a Part of TV’s Original ‘Star Trek’ Dead at 87

An Emmy Award winner who was a part of the original “Star Trek” TV series of the ’60s has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Doug Grindstaff, who “created communicator beeps, Tribble coos and other sound effects employed on the…

CBS Board to Launch Moonves Investigation

The Board of Directors of CBS Corp. issued a statement today indicating it is in the process of selecting outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation. The entire statement can be seen below. The statement does not mention CBS Corp….

TNT Series to Wrap With One Last Season

TNT announced plans today for the final season of a show that has been running on the cable channel since 2014. “The Last Ship” will premiere its fifth and final season Sept. 9. The action-drama series stars Eric Dane, Bridget…

Demi Lovato Remains Hospitalized With Complications From Her Overdose

Six days after she overdosed, actress and singer Demi Lovato is reportedly suffering from complications and remains hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a report by TMZ. “Sources with firsthand knowledge tell TMZ, she is suffering…