Posted Friday, Nov. 8
Court tosses FCC rules on description services
A U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington today axed Federal Communications Commission rules requiring TV stations to provide description services for the visually impaired. The court said the FCC lacked authority to impose the regulations, which were imposed in April. The Motion Picture Association of America sued to overturn the requirement.
NBC orders more ‘American Dreams’: NBC has ordered three extra episodes of the Sunday drama “American Dreams,” bringing the total number of episodes ordered to 25. NBC renewed the series for a full season earlier this fall. In the first six weeks of the season, “American Dreams” has averaged a 4.4 Nielsen Media Research rating and 11 share among adults 18 to 49 and 12 million total viewers.
Delaney out at ‘CSI: Miami’: Actress Kim Delaney is leaving CBS’s “CSI: Miami.” Her character, Megan Donner, is being written out of the show and will make her last appearance Nov. 25. CBS said in a statement that the move was the result of a joint decision by the producers and network production companies Alliance Atlantis and CBS Productions, made because Ms. Delaney’s character was becoming less integral to the show as the season continued. Ms. Delaney was a late addition to the cast after her ABC show “Philly” was canceled last spring, and her character never seemed to gel with the rest of the cast.