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While HBO Waits on Decision to Pick up ‘Tilda’, It Adds Three Executive Producers

HBO has added three executive producers to "Tilda," even though it hasn’t yet made a decision on whether it’ll pick up the comedy, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.  "Tilda," which stars Diane Keaton as a reclusive yet influential Hollywood blogger…

‘Conan’ Attracts Top Marketers Including AT&T, Microsoft and Coca-Cola

Conan O’Brien’s new show on TBS, "Conan," is getting support from major marketers such as AT&T, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, reports the New York Times.  TBS, which is owned by Time Warner, is seeing robust sales of commercial time for the…

John Crawford, Actor Who Played Sheriff Ep Bridges on ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 90

John Crawford, an actor who is best known on television for playing Sheriff Ep Bridges on "The Waltons," has died, reports The Hollywood Reporter. He was 90.  The cause was a stroke, the story says. In his role on "The…

FX Working on First-Ever TV Series About an Illegal Immigrant Character; Creator Defends Show’s Approach

FX is working on a series project that would mark the first television show to focus on an illegal immigrant character, reports Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva.  The project from "Changing Lanes" writer Chap Taylor focuses on an illegal Mexican immigrant working…

CBS’ Moonves: Scatter Market Prices Are 35% Higher Than in Upfront Market

CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said ad prices in the scatter market are 35% above the prices for ads bought in the upfront market, reports Bloomberg News.  Moonves made the comment during a conference call to discuss the company’s…

Mark Burnett Expected to Produce VH1 Reality Show Featuring One of the Stars of ‘The Hills’

Mark Burnett is close to getting a greenlight from VH1 for a new reality show that would feature one of the starts of "The Hills", reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com.  The untitled project, to star Audrina Patridge, is expected to…

MySpace Given Reboot by News Corp. in Effort to Woo Young Consumers

MySpace is getting a reboot from News Corp., as the media giant is seeking to appeal again to young consumers and to mark itself as something different from Facebook, reports Bloomberg News.  Most U.S. users will be able to access…

Despite Speculation, Katie Couric May Stay at CBS News — Albeit With a Pay Cut

Even though Katie Couric’s future at CBS News was the focus of recent speculation given comments by CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves ("the Katie Couric deal will be the last deal of that kind ever done"), it’s likely that Couric…

Another TV Star Behaving Badly: Andy Dick Allegedly Flashes Coffee House Patrons

Mark it down as another TV star behaving badly: Andy Dick allegedly flashed patrons of Hollywood’s Cafe Audrey on Monday, reports PopEater.com.  Dick allegedly kissed a male companion on the mouth, exposed his genitals and then staggered down the street,…

CBS Cuts Order for Seventh-Season Drama to 13 Episodes — Does This Mark the Series’ End?

Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com questions whether CBS’ decision to cut the order for "Medium" to 13 episodes marks the end of the show’s seven-season run.  The series, starring Patricia Arquette, hasn’t been canceled, although its chances for renewal appear slim,…