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Cablevision Rebuked for Asking FCC to Mediate in Dispute With Fox

Cablevision Systems President and CEO James L. Dolan was rebuked by the FCC on Tuesday for trying to get the government to intervene in its dispute with News Corp., which is threatening to prevent 3 million homes from seeing the…

Crime Drama from Former ‘Dexter’ Showrunner Picked up by HBO

A crime drama from former "Dexter" showrunner Clyde Phillips and Lionsgate TV has been picked up by HBO, which won a bidding war among cable networks for the project, reports Deadline.com.  The series is based on an Israeli program called…

For Fifth Straight Week and One Filled with Sports, CBS Tops the Ratings

The Los Angeles Times points out that CBS won the fifth straight week of the television season, an impressive feat given the challenge from sports broadcasts such as the Vikings-Packers game on NBC.  The "NBC Sunday Night Football" game rated…

Five Days After Firing Juan Williams, NPR Receives Bomb Threat

Five days after sparking controversy by firing news analyst Juan Williams, NPR received a bomb threat on Monday, reports the Washington Post.  The threat was sent via U.S. mail and was turned over to the FBI and local police, the…

Looking to Make Google TV More Consumer-Friendly, Best Buy Offers Free Holiday Set-up

Best Buy is aiming to make Google TV’s technology less intimidating to consumers by offering free set-up over the holidays, reports Multichannel News.  The electronic retailer’s Geek Squad Agents will deliver, install and connect the device, as well as provide…

Report: Charlie Sheen Had Allegedly Been Drinking, Doing Coke and Picked up a Hooker Before Plaza Meltdown

More details have now been reported about Charlie Sheen’s incident earlier this week at New York’s Plaza Hotel that seem to call into question the statement from Sheen’s publicist that the incident just had to do with Sheen’s having a bad reaction…

If You Remember the TV Productions About Private Slovik, or My Sweet Charlie, or Raoul Wallenberg, or Gore Vidal’s Lincoln, or That Certain Summer, They Were All Directed With the Same Caring Sensitivity by Lamont Johnson, Who Has Died at Age 88

Emmy-winning director Lamont Johnson, who won a directing Emmy in 1986 for the television miniseries "Wallenberg: A Hero’s Story," has died, reports the New York Times.  He was 88. Johnson directed more than 150 television shows, miniseries and movies of…

Two New Animated Pilots Ordered by Fox

Two new animated pilot presentations have been ordered by Fox, one from Brad Neely about ill-equipped godparents and a second about a 12-year-old boy who splits his time between his divorced parents’ homes, Joe Adalian reports in New York Magazine’s…

With KCET-TV Leaving PBS, Los Angeles-Area KOCE-TV Says It’ll Pick up ‘Masterpiece’

PBS said that Los Angeles-area viewers will still be able to watch "Masterpiece" on Sunday evenings, after KCET-TV said it’ll leave the PBS system on Jan. 1, 2011, and also pushed "Masterpiece" to Thursdays to air a Sunday movie night,…

Naked Reality Show Begins Casting — Catch Is, You Have to Stay Naked for 30-Day Shoot

Producers of a new reality show are looking for people willing to sign up for baring it all — as in, staying naked for the entire 30-day shoot of the show, reports the Tampa Tribune’s Tampa Bay Online.  The TV…