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Some NBC News and MSNBC Employees Ask Why MSNBC President Wasn’t Included in Management Memo

With Comcast announcing the senior executive structure for NBC Universal after the two companies merge, some inside NBC News and MSNBC were asking why MSNBC President Phil Griffin wasn’t mentioned, prompting questions about whether Comcast plans to keep him, reports…

CBS Cancels Long-running Drama After Seven Seasons on Two Networks

After seven seasons on two networks, a long-running crime drama has been canceled by CBS. The network has pulled the plug on "Medium," starring Patricia Arquette as a psychic who helps solve mysteries, reports the Los Angeles Times’ ShowTracker blog. …

No Laughing Matter: Two Funnymen Fined by Brokerage-Policing Group, Which Tosses Their $18 Million Arbitration Case

Two comedy stars lost an $18 million arbitration case against JPMorgan last week, when the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) tossed out their case and fined the comedians $634,000, reports the New York Post.  The case, which involved funnymen Will Ferrell…

‘Teenage Dream’ Becomes ‘Glee’s’ Biggest-Selling Debut-Week Song

Glee’s version of Katy Perry’s "Teenage Dream" debuted at No. 1 in digital track sales this week, a first for the program, and also scored the highest debut-week sales of any "Glee" song to date, reports the Los Angeles Times’…

Perhaps to Woo Customers Frustrated With High Cable Bills, Time Warner to Test Lower-Cost Package

In what appears to be an attempt to keep customers frustrated with their cable bill or to woo back those who have canceled, Time Warner will begin testing a lower-cost package next week in New York City, reports the New…

Drama Starring Emmy Award Winner Lands at Starz After Heated Bidding War

A political drama starring a multiple Emmy Award-winning actor has been bought by Starz with an eight-episode order after a heated bidding war, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.  The pilot for "Boss," which stars TV series veteran Kelsey Grammer, will…

‘Price Is Right’ Host Drew Carey Strikes Deal to Host a Primetime Weekday Show for GSN

"Price Is Right" host Drew Carey has a deal with GSN to host a primetime weekday show for the network, reports the Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.  The network has made a 40-episode commitment to the show, which will…

William Self, Who Ran TV Production at 20th Century-Fox When it Created “MASH”, Dies at 89

William Self, who was in charge of television production at 20th Century-Fox in the 1960s and early 1970s when it created shows such as "MASH," has died, reports the Los Angeles Times. He was 89.  Self died Monday after suffering…

‘TV Everywhere’ Debuts From Dish, Allowing Customers to Watch TV on Smartphones and Laptops

"TV Everywhere" from Dish Network debuted on Thursday, allowing customers to watch TV on their smartphones, laptops and tablet computers, reports the Denver Post.  Subscribers need to download a free Dish remote-access program on the device on which they wish…

Sorry, Says Fox News’ Ailes: ‘I Was Angry’, He Says in Apology for Calling NPR ‘Nazis’

Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, has apologized for called NPR "Nazis," reports EW.com’s Inside TV.  "I was of course ad-libbing and should not have chosen that word, but I was angry at the time because of NPR’s willingness…