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Report: Tribune Chief Executive — the Focus of the New York Times’ Story on the Company’s Frat-House Culture — About to Be Ousted by Board

The New York Times’ David Carr and Tim Arango are reporting that the board of directors of Tribune is about to ask for the resignation of Chief Executive Randy Michaels, who was at the center of a previous report by…

Fox News Host Apologizes for Saying ‘All Terrorists Are Muslim’

A Fox News Channel host apologized on Monday for saying "all terrorists are Muslim," saying he "misspoke," reports the New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.  "I don’t believe all terrorists are Muslims. I’m sorry about that if I offended or…

NBC Picks Up Trio of Freshman Shows for Second Seasons

Good news came in threes for NBC’s freshman lot of television programs, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Showtracker blog.  The network picked up second seasons of "The Event", "Law & Order: Los Angeles" and "Outsourced," the story says. "The Event"…

New Jersey Governor Says He’ll Get Involved in Cablevision-Fox Dispute

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stepped into the dispute between Cablevision and Fox that’s left 3 million homes in New Jersey and New York without access to Fox’s local stations, reports Bill Carter in the New York Times’ Media Decoder…

Network Co-Owned by Toy Maker Hasbro Takes a Page From Nick at Nite, Tapping Old Network Hits

The Hub, the new children’s network co-owned by toy maker Hasbro and Discovery, is taking a page from Nick at Nite and seeking to build an audience by airing "Happy Days" and other former TV hits, reports MediaPost’s MediaDailyNews.  The…

NBC Close to Giving One of TV’s Early Bubble Shows a Full-Season Pick-up

NBC is nearing a full-season pick-up of "Chuck," reports EW.com’s The Ausiello Files.  The report comes as the show was considered one of the television season’s early bubble shows, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. "Chuck" creator Josh Schwartz earlier this month expressed…

ABC Trims Alien-Invasion Show Episode Order From from 13 to 10

The ABC alien-invasion show ‘V’, which will return for its sophomore season in January, has had its second season trimmed to 10 shows from 13 episodes, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.  The show will start Jan. 4 and air in…

New Dating Show in Works for Syndication

CBS Television Distribution is developing "Excused," a half-hour dating-reality show strip, for a fall 2011 syndication debut, reports TVNewsCheck.com, citing "people familiar with the show" as sources. "Excused," to be hosted by "Last Comic Standing" winner Iliza Shlesinger, is being produced by Renegade…

Facebook Says It Disabled Applications that Violate its Privacy Policy

Facebook said it has disabled applications that violated terms of its privacy policy, after a report from the Wall Street Journal found that the 10 most popular apps on the social-networking site had been transmitting users’ personal identifying information to…

Emmy-Winning WWII Program Receives Follow-up From History, With Celebrities Lending Their Voices

The Emmy-winning miniseries "WWII in HD" from History will receive a follow-up from the network, which has greenlighted "WWII in HD: The Air War," reports The Hollywood Reporter.  The program will be narrated by Rob Lowe and will feature the…