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  • Tony Shalhoub Revives His ‘Monk’ Character; Reveals He Had COVID-19

    05/12/2020 10:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 12, 2020 | Denise Petski
    It was a Monk revival of sorts in the first episode of Peacock’s At-Home Variety Show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane. In the episode titled “Mr. Monk Shelters In Place”, Tony Shalhoub reprised his memorable titular germophobic character Adrian Monk, whom you might guess is having a tough time during the coronavirus quarantine. At the end of the video, Shalhoub appears as himself, revealing that he and his wife, Brooke, had both tested positive for coronavirus and have since recovered. “It was a pretty rough few weeks, but we realize that so many other people have and had it a lot...
  • From PepsiCo to GM, Big Advertisers Set to Cancel Commitments to TV Networks

    05/12/2020 8:56:03 AM PDT · by abb · 92 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 12, 2020 | Suzanne Vranica
    Big advertisers from General Motors Co. to PepsiCo Inc. to General Mills Inc. are seeking to walk back spending commitments they made to broadcast and cable networks, a dynamic that is testing the industry’s five-decade-old way of doing business. TV ad spending fell in the initial weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, but was insulated from an even bigger drop. That is because the majority of the roughly $42 billion spent on national TV ads in the U.S. is bound by contractual commitments that are made well in advance of a new TV season, which starts each September. Under those “upfront”...
  • ‘Reno 911’ Makes A Seamless Transition To Quibi, Harkening Back To Funnier Times

    05/02/2020 10:18:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 2, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    They don't make television comedies like they used to, and few were ever made as brilliantly as "Reno 911." They don’t make television comedies like they used to, and few were ever made as brilliantly as “Reno 911,” the jewel of Comedy Central’s glorious mid-aughts lineup. But it’s back, and better than pretty much every new comedy on air right now, despite clocking in around seven minutes an episode. In these trying times, happiness is an elusive sensation. The unbridled joy I felt one minute into the reboot’s premiere, having realized “Reno 911” is returning to us in fine form,...
  • Enough With The Sappy Coronavirus TV Ads

    04/27/2020 8:12:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 141 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | David Marcus,
    A new kind of television advertisement has crept into our collective consciousness here in the age of virus. In an effort to show that they care, and you know, sell stuff, major corporations are inundating the airwaves with saccharine-sweet, super-sincere TV spots that are not a little bit dystopian. Indeed, the virus, it seems, is inescapable even when we cut to a few words from our sponsors. You’ve all seen them. They include phrases like, “In this time, more than any other,” or “As we all rise to the challenge,” or “Stay safe, stay home.” The last one is particularly...
  • In ‘Mrs. America,’ Hollywood Once Again Fails To Understand Conservative Women

    04/27/2020 7:48:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Sarah Weaver
    To Hollywood, Schlafly was either a confused victim suffering from a chronic case of Stockholm syndrome or a purely evil, power-hungry denigrator of women — or both. In Hulu’s recent biopic “Mrs. America,” the fourth episode of which was released Wednesday, Hollywood attempts to depict the two sides of the women’s liberation movement. This again only proves how much it misunderstands conservative women.The miniseries tells the story of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), highlighting high-profile female proponents and opponents. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, and others are among the featured proponents, while Phyllis Schlafly and her band of activist...
  • The Average American Is Streaming 8 Hours of Content Daily — Report

    04/14/2020 8:19:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Indiewire ^ | April 14, 2020 | Tyler Hersko
    Believe it or not, streaming has become more popular as people continue to hole up indoors. The average person is streaming eight hours of content per day and has logins for at least four streaming services, according to a new study from OnePoll. The research firm’s new study, first reported by the Los Angeles Times, found the average person has access to four streaming services, while 38 percent of poll respondents said they logged into five or more platforms. There has been no shortage of reports about the increased interest in streaming film and television as more Americans practice social...
  • What's Your Favorite Old T.V. Show Intro?

    04/13/2020 6:26:35 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 378 replies
    4/13/2020 | Me
    So I'm out doing my regular stuff,and see a lot of masked people,Reminded me of an old T.V. Show.The Lone Ranger.What's Your Favorite Old T.V. Show Intro,Theme?
  • Elites Hate Phyllis Schlafly Because She Defeated Them From Home With Six Kids In Tow

    04/13/2020 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Colleen Holmes Holcomb
    Unable to defeat Schlafly in life, cultural elites in Hollywood are now attacking her posthumously in the brazenly dishonest 'Mrs. America' series.> Liberal cultural elites have had it out for Phyllis Schlafly since she defeated the Equal Rights Amendment in 1979. Now, producers of the FX/Hulu series “Mrs. America” have hypocritically done to Schlafly exactly what the women’s liberation and Me Too movements complain “the patriarchy” does to women it cannot control: rape and defile them. The so-called Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, was a perfect Hollywood cause. It allowed supporters to appear pro-woman, while Hollywood knew the amendment posed...
  • how COVID-19 is impacting TV viewership and advertising

    04/13/2020 8:31:22 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 57 replies
    iSpotTV ^ | 4/13/20 | website
    Many brands and organizations have quickly responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with relevant creatives and new sales, deals and calls to action. We will continue to refresh and add creatives to this page throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Why did CBS cancel ‘Hawaii Five-O?’

    03/19/2020 5:21:59 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 86 replies ^ | March 16, 2020 | Submitted Content
    Question: I want to know why Hawaii Five-O has been canceled. It’s been a hit since its first episode 10 years ago. It makes no sense to have a show that is so good and has great ratings to be canceled. —Mary Matt Roush: Networks don’t always feel compelled to give a “why” when it comes time to ending a long run, but it usually has a lot to do with the business of show. While Hawaii is popular, and does well in the international market, any show becomes increasingly expensive over the long haul when it comes to renewing...
  • King Donald Henry VIII and Trump (Barf Alert)

    03/18/2020 4:14:24 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Channel 5 ^ | 3/16/2020 | Channel 5 UK
    How will history judge Donald Trump? This film offers a fresh perspective on the question by setting his life side by side with Henry VIII’s to tell their stories in parallel. It’s a comparison that may seem far-fetched, but one that sheds surprising new light on Donald, as leading historians and Trump-watchers investigate how the two men’s respective characteristics connect them across centuries.
  • The Bachelor's Peter Weber and Madison Prewett have SPLIT ... just two days following the show's live finale where his mother verbally sparred with her

    03/13/2020 7:26:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 13, 2020 | Tracy Wright and Adam S. Levy
    In yet another shocking twist, it's over between The Bachelor's Peter Weber and Madison Prewett. The couple, who had a dramatic reunion on the live finale of the ABC series earlier this week (after Weber's abrupt split from Hannah Ann Sluss) has broken up, both confirmed on Instagram Thursday. 'Madi and I have mutually decided to not pursue our relationship any further,' the star of season 24 of the ABC show said on the site. 'Believe me this was not easy for either of us to be ok with, but after a lot of honest conversations, we have agreed that...

    03/01/2020 5:53:28 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 48 replies
    Myself | 03-01-2020 | Captain Peter Blood
    Well I just saw the State of the Nation Broadcast by Mike Bloomberg. AKA Mini Mike, Lord Dark Helmet. I thing the thing self-serving, arrogant, along with condescending and patronizing at the same time. He took a backward to slap to Trump and the administration for their handling of the Coronavirus. He also intimated he could have done better and the nation would have been prepared under him. I contest all of his assumptions, there is no way to prepare and deal with a pandemic once it is out there, there is just not enough medical facilities , etc., we...
  • Ja'Net DuBois, 'Good Times' actress, dead

    02/19/2020 7:57:24 AM PST · by LRoggy · 53 replies ^ | 2/18/2020 | Jessica Napoli
    Ja'Net DuBois, one of the stars from the TV series "Good Times," has died. Police in Glendale, Calif., said they received a report about the DuBois' death late Monday. She appeared to have died of natural causes and no investigation is ongoing, police Sgt. Dan Stubbs said. No additional details, including her age, were immediately available. BernNadette Stanis, who played Thelma Evans Anderson on “Good Times,” said she learned of DuBois’ death Tuesday from the actress’ daughter. Stanis said DuBois appeared to be in good health and they had appeared at a signing event two weeks ago. She noted that...
  • The surprising reason why China is blocking South Korean music videos and TV

    02/10/2020 4:51:44 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 15 replies ^ | 2017 | Lindsay Maizland
    (Article from 2017) China is not happy about Washington’s agreement with Seoul to build a missile shield system, known as THAAD, in South Korea to protect the close US ally from North Korean attacks. Other than issuing angry statements, though, China actually can’t do much to stop the installation of the THAAD system, which began Tuesday. It’s taking out its anger on Korean pop culture instead. Korean TV shows and K-pop music videos have been blocked from streaming in China — one of their biggest and most lucrative markets — Chinese internet users have posted about boycotting Korean beauty products,...
  • Heidi Klum Says She Was Called ‘a White Woman’ for Defending ‘AGT’

    02/06/2020 10:53:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 6, 2020 | Tashara Jones
    HeidI Klum tells Page Six that she received a racial backlash after she seemed to dismiss Gabrielle Union’s claims that she suffered under a toxic work environment while serving as a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” SNIP But on Wednesday at the amfAR gala at Cipriani Wall Street, Klum told us, “A lot of people got mad at me. I was called, for example, ‘a white woman.’” She added, “I think it is important for everyone to speak their truth. I think that when there is a story, it should be told. I had a different story.” Klum said,...
  • NFL Ratings Increase for Second Straight Year

    01/02/2020 6:04:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/02/2020 | Lillian Rizzo
    Ratings for National Football League games rose 5% in 2019, making it the most-watched season since 2016, the league said. During the 2019 regular season, an average of 16.5 million people tuned in to watch NFL games, according to Nielsen data cited by the league. This is the second straight season of viewership growth for the NFL, after it lost a chunk of viewers in 2017.
  • A memorial video for Paul Darrow (1941-2019) as Avon in Blakes 7 - Auld Lang Syne - Dougie MacLean

    01/01/2020 11:19:03 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    Blakes 7 was a British space opera of the 1970's. The Federation of that universe was corrupt, and the uniforms featured our Star Trek emblem at a slant. It gave a fascinating, layered look at what happens when a small band of outlaws (Robin Hoody) are trapped in a space ship fighting everyone. Avon and Blake were the main characters - a thief and a freedom fighter clashing over survival and obligations. Complex Shakespearean tragedy.
  • Buttigieg warns against 'censoring difference' after Hallmark Channel pulls ads with lesbian couple

    12/15/2019 5:09:47 PM PST · by karpov · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2019 | Rebecca Klar
    South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential candidate, criticized the Hallmark Channel’s decision to pull four TV ads featuring a lesbian couple after a petition by a conservative group. “Families are built on love—no matter what they look like,” Buttigieg, the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted Sunday. The channel pulled four ads for wedding planning website Zola featuring brides getting married and kissing after conservative group One Million Moms, a branch of the American Family Association, posted a petition claiming the commercial was not “family friendly.” “Being ‘family friendly’ means honoring love, not censoring difference,” Buttigieg...
  • Boris Johnson threatens BBC with two-pronged attack

    12/15/2019 6:17:01 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies
    Downing Street is threatening the future of the BBC by insisting it is seriously considering decriminalising non-payment of the licence fee, while boycotting Radio 4’s Today programme over the broadcaster’s supposed anti-Tory bias. No 10 pulled ministers from Saturday’s edition of the Today programme and sources said it intended to “withdraw engagement” from the show in future. ***** During the election campaign, Johnson threatened to take the BBC’s licence fee away as he called into question its status as a publicly funded broadcaster. The prime minister suggested the licence fee, which is guaranteed to continue until at least 2027, was...