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  • Olympics Sticks Near 2018 Viewership Low As 19.3M Watch On NBC

    02/17/2018 9:46:27 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 44 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | Feb 16, 2018 | Dominic Patten
    Heading into tonight’s primetime coverage with Lindsey Vonn’s XXIII Winter Games debut and men’s figure skating, NBC could sure use a win – at least when it comes to viewership. (Snip) Putting up NBC 2018 against the broadcast-only coverage of February 13, 2014’s XXII Winter Games and things start to really sting. Last night’s primetime featuring Mikaela Shiffrin and Nathan Chen in PyeongChang dropped a hard 29% in sets of eyeballs. In smaller numbers but still significant for NBCUniversal, NBCSN had its best night of the 2018 Games so far with 2.75 million tuning in.
  • 'Charles in Charge' Star Nicole Eggert Claims Scott Baio Molested Her as a Minor

    01/27/2018 7:12:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/27/2018 | Katie Kilkenny , Patrick Shanley
    Eggert claimed the alleged incidents happened repeatedly when she was between the ages of 14 and 17. Actress Nicole Eggert is accusing actor-director Scott Baio of having "molested" her repeatedly when she was 14 until she was 17. In a series of tweets Saturday morning, the former Charles in Charge and Baywatch star told another Twitter user commenting on Baio's support for President Donald Trump, "Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep." In subsequent replies to Twitter users commenting on her tweet, Eggert described herself as a "molested child" and said...
  • ‘Party Of Five’ Reboot With (Illegal) Immigration Twist Set At Freeform As Put Pilot

    01/18/2018 11:02:15 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Freeform has given a put pilot commitment to Party of Five, an immigration-themed reboot of the popular 1990s family drama revolving around Mexican-American siblings. It hails from the original series’ creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and studio Sony Pictures TV. The original revolved around on the five Salinger siblings who become orphans after their parents are killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.
  • Think Anti-Conservative Bias is new to TV? Think again--

    01/18/2018 5:25:44 AM PST · by Bender2 · 21 replies
    Decades (channel network) is an American digital broadcast television network that is owned as a joint venture between the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation and Weigel Broadcasting. The network, which is primarily carried on the digital subchannels of television stations, mainly airs classic television sitcoms and drama series from the 1950s through the 2000s, feature films from the same period, along with historical news and documentary programming.
  • Roseanne Barr’s TV Character Is a Trump Supporter

    01/12/2018 2:21:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9, 2018
    Roseanne Barr said her character’s support for President Donald Trump in the revived sitcom “Roseanne” is a reflection of her own views and also true to the show’s roots. The sitcom brings the Conner family and the life of the country up to date when it debuts March 27 on ABC. “I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people. And in fact it was working class people who elected Trump,” Barr said Monday.
  • Jennifer Garner isn’t a bad-looking man

    01/03/2018 3:44:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2018 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    Jennifer Garner made her debut as a man on Tuesday. The 45-year-old actress posted a snap to Instagram in which she’s made up to look like a man — and not a bad-looking one! SNIP But the hashtags Garner added revealed more details. It turns out the snap was from a 2011 film that was never made because she discovered she was pregnant.
  • How the Creator of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Got the Gospel Past CBS Execs

    12/26/2017 5:38:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Charles Schulz insisted on one core purpose: A ...Charlie Brown Christmas had to be about something. Namely, the true meaning of Christmas. Otherwise, Schulz said, “Why bother doing it?” To Coca-Cola’s credit, Mendelson says, the corporate sponsor never balked at the idea of including New Testament passages. The result — Linus’s reading from the Book of Luke about the meaning of the season — became “the most magical two minutes in all of TV animation,” the producer says....
  • The Number of People Who Use Netflix is Now the Same as Paying TV Consumers

    12/19/2017 12:39:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    ADWEEK ^ | 12/19 | Sami Main |
    Pay television subscriptions have been decreasing since 2015According to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, the streaming audience is growing—but in unexpected directions. Fewer people are paying for linear TV than in previous years, but the number of Netflix users is rising. In 2016, about 76 percent of people paid for linear TV; this year, that number dropped to 73 percent, which is the same percentage of people who use Netflix. According to the chart below, pay TV subscriptions have been decreasing since 2015 to make room for cord cutters and cord trimmers. While 75% of consumers with Pay TV say...
  • Matt Lauer Fired for Inappropriate Behavior - Just Announced!!!!

    11/29/2017 4:04:27 AM PST · by Tenacious 1 · 254 replies
    Vanity | 11/29/17 | Tenacious1
    Just saw on Today show. Matt Lauer Fired!!!
  • Olivia Wilde Has a Thanksgiving Day Message for Ivanka Trump

    11/24/2017 7:15:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | November 24, 2017 | Char Adams
    On Thanksgiving Day, Olivia Wilde is fighting for thousands of DREAMers. The 33-year-old actress called out Ivanka Trump in a Thanksgiving Day Instagram post after realizing the businesswoman is following her on the social media app. Wilde asked the president’s daughter, 36, to use her White House influence to advocate for a “CLEAN Dream Act” — an unaltered version of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (also known as DACA). “I see you’re following me on Instagram. This Thanksgiving I would be grateful if you use the influence you have to advocate for a CLEAN Dream Act by December,”...
  • RFD-TV Stands Alone in Seeking Out Rural and Senior Viewers

    11/23/2017 9:31:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Valley News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Emily Yahr, The Washington Post
    In the Nashville offices of RFD-TV, a network focused on agriculture and the rural lifestyle, there are hundreds of thousands of letters from fans. The notes, stacked in thick binders, were sent to the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, when Verizon Fios decided to remove the channel from its lineup. “My husband and I, being seniors, loved to watch the RFD-TV channel. The channel has good clean wholesome programs and we don’t have to feel embarrassed if company should stop by.” “I am very angered with Verizon Fios TV for removing RFD TV from their lineup. Viewing farm and ranch-related...
  • 30 Years Later, the Max Headroom TV Hackers Remain at Large

    11/22/2017 12:17:23 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | November 22, 2017 | Brian Menegus
    For 25 seconds in 1987, in the middle of WGN-TV anchor Dan Roan’s sportscast, thousands of Chicagoans’ feeds were replaced with a low analog whine and the eery image of a masked man nodding over and over as if in a state of mania. “If you’re wondering what’s happened, so am I,” Roan said to his audience once WGN regained control of the signal. What he couldn’t have known is that the rest of the world would still be wondering to this day.9:14pm CST today marks 30 years since one of the most unusual hacks in history: the Max Headroom...
  • Jeffrey Tambor Exits Transparent, Slams 'Politicized Atmosphere' on Set

    11/19/2017 4:29:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 19, 2017 | Ryan Schwartz
    Maura Pfefferman’s journey has come to a premature end. Jeffrey Tambor has announced that he will not return to Transparent for its upcoming fifth season. He issued the following statement to our sister site Deadline: Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life. What has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea...
  • Joy Reid Tears Into Pastor Mark Burns For Defending Roy Moore: ‘Aren’t You a Moral Leader?’

    11/18/2017 11:20:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 18, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Remember Pastor Mark Burns? He’s the black Trump-supporting pastor who tweeted out a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface. Following that firestorm, he memorably walked out of a CNN interview last September after he was confronted over exaggerating and lying on his bio. Well, he’s back, as he’s been tasked with appearing on TV to defend Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in the wake of the teen sex abuse scandal. And as you’d imagine, his appearances have been off the rails. This morning, he showed up on MSNBC’s AM Joy and really got into it with host Joy Reid....
  • Lena Dunham Slammed for Defending Accused Rapist

    11/18/2017 10:40:36 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 18, 2017 | Christine Burroni
    Social media has unleashed on Lena Dunham for her decision to defend a “Girls” producer accused of rape. “You wrote me an email of support a few weeks ago and now you defend a rapist? WTF @lenadunham?” tweeted actress Asia Argento, who is now one of the dozens of women who have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. Dunham and her co-showrunner Jenni Konner, released a joint statement on Friday defending producer Murray Miller who has been accused of raping actress Aurora Perrineau when she was 17. He was 35 at the time of the alleged incident.
  • GLAAD: TV's LGBTQ Representation Is at a High But Still Needs More Diversity

    11/09/2017 6:30:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 9, 2017 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    GLAAD’s “Where We Are on TV” report for a second consecutive year forecasts an all-time high in the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and queer (LGBTQ) characters on TV, and for the first time ever was able to tally characters who identify as non-binary and asexual. That said, there are still strides to be made when it comes to the diversity and perceived expendability of LGBTQ characters. “The LGBTQ characters who make it to TV screens tend to be white gay men,” notes GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis, whereas LGBTQ women actually outnumber men and bisexuals in the...
  • Bill Clinton compares Trump's fake news rhetoric to ‘dictators club’ tactics

    11/08/2017 8:31:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2017 | Brett Samuels
    Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday expressed concern that President Trump's rhetoric reflects the same values as dictators around the world. Clinton said on the late night show "Conan", that the world’s dictators all want to blur the line between fact and fiction. "They figure if you don’t know what’s true and you don’t think you can ever know that, pretty soon everybody will accept the fact that democracy is no longer possible," Clinton told host Conan O'Brien. “Are you talking about foreign countries now or here?” O’Brien asked. “That chilled me to the bone for a second.” Clinton hesitated....
  • Anti-Defamation League Blasts Larry David’s Concentration Camp ‘SNL’ Jokes (tr)

    11/05/2017 1:59:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 5, 2017 | Greg Evans
    The Anti-Defamation League says Larry David’s Saturday Night Live monologue – in which the Curb Your Enthusiasm creator pondered his dating options in a concentration camp – was “offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at same time.” The ADL’s stance, tweeted by the organization’s CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, was in line with plenty of Twitterers who started slamming the bit before the show’s cast made its goodnights. “He managed to be offensive, insensitive & unfunny all at the same time Quite a feat,” wrote Greenblatt. Jonathan Greenblatt ✔ @JGreenblattADL Watched #LarryDavid #SNL monologue this AM. He managed to be offensive, insensitive &...
  • Lord of the Rings TV Series Adaptation Eyed, With Amazon a Potential Home

    11/04/2017 7:37:48 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    TV Line ^ | November 4, 2017 | Dave Nemetz
    Has Amazon found the Game of Thrones it’s been seeking? A Lord of the Rings TV series is in the very early development stages, according to The Hollywood Reporter, from Warner Bros. Television, whose feature-film division produced the LOTR movies. There’s no writer attached to the project yet — Warner Bros. is still looking to nail down the rights from the estate of book author J.R.R. Tolkien — but Amazon Studios has already emerged as an potential home. Rings, of course, has already been adapted into a trilogy of films directed by Peter Jackson, which grossed nearly $3 billion at...
  • ‘Twilight Zone’ Series Reboot In Works At CBS All Access

    11/02/2017 3:01:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 2, 2017 | Dade Hayes and Patrick Hipes
    CBS boss Leslie Moonves said during the company’s earnings call with investors today that it is rebooting the iconic TV series The Twilight Zone to stream on CBS All Access, its SVOD service that features the new Star Trek: Discovery. The streaming service has been ramping up its original series auspices, already airing Season 1 of The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight starring Christine Baranksi. Moonves said CBS was aiming for the same kind of leveraging of classic TV as Star Trek: Discovery, which spurred strong signups when it premiered and has already been renewed for a second season....