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Harry Connick Jr To The Rescue? Crooner In The Mix For ‘American Idol’ Judge
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: He is a self-professed big fan of American Idol who has done two very well-received stints as a guest mentor on the Fox singing competition and has been rumored for a judging gig on the show in the past
Are CBS & Time Warner Cable Getting Closer To Agreement?
By Nellie Andreeva – The irony was not lost on anyone who has caught a glimpse of ESPN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the U.S. Open tennis championships this week.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Approached To Return As Golden Globe Hosts
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Twenty million viewers can’t be wrong.
HBO’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Drama From Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger & Terence Winter Taps Showrunners
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger and Terence Winter’s long-gestating rock ‘n’ roll drama for HBO has taken another step to fruition.
‘Longmire’ And ‘The Glades Hit Season Highs In Finales, Await Renewal Decision
By Nellie Andreeva – It was a good finish for A&E drama series Longmire and The Glades last night.
Julianna Margulies Settles ‘Good Wife’ Commissions Lawsuit With Ex-Managers
By Dominic Patten – Like many a good courtroom drama, they’ve reached a deal. More than a year after Julianna Margulies’ former managers sued The Good Wife star over nearly half a million in commission fees, D/F Management and the actress have reached a settlement.
‘The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey Set As The Lead Of AMC Pilot ‘Line Of Sight’; What About The Governor?
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: AMC has tapped a familiar face as the lead of its drama pilot Line Of Sight — The Walking Dead‘s David Morrissey.
UPDATE: NFL Reaches $765M Settlement With Former Players In Concussions Cases As ‘Frontline’ Special Looms
By Lisa De Moraes – Looks like there will be some last-minute editing to PBS‘ two-hour Frontline special League Of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.
John Wells Drama Based On ‘Outbreak’ Movie Goes To NBC With Pilot Production Commitment
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Former ER executive producers John Wells and Jack Orman are reuniting with NBC for a new high-profile medical drama project.
Fox Greenlights Dating Competition Series Produced By Ryan Seacrest
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is taking on a new role for Fox — a matchmaker.
UPDATE: Miley Cyrus’ Twerktastic VMA Performance Tops Weekly Ratings
By Lisa De Moraes – Memo to anyone who has suggested heads will roll at MTV over Miley Cyrus’ exuberant twerking of teddy bear and Robin Thicke at Sunday’s VMAs: The VMAs clobbered all competition for the week, with a 5.2 rating in the key 18-49 demo.
‘Olbermann’ Premiere: Lots Of Snark And Smirks, Little Controversy Or Fire
Last month, Keith Olbermann‘s bosses at ESPN and Disney said they were “blessed” to have him back — after very public stints at and exits from MSNBC and Current TV.
Chris Carter Drama ‘The After’ Gets Pilot Order At Amazon
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: The X Files creator Chris Carter is close to a TV return with his first pilot in more than a decade.
Discovery Reality Show Chopper Crash Due To “Cost-Cutting Measures”, Says New Lawsuit
By Dominic Patten – Citing a concern with the bottom line over safety, the widow and children of a Special Forces vet killed in February while filming a military-themed Discovery Channel show took its parent company to court this week in a wrongful death and negligence suit.
‘CSI’s George Eads On Leave Of Absence After On-Set Altercation
By Nellie Andreeva – Original CSI cast member George Eads will miss at least portion of the crime series’ upcoming 14th season over a personnel issue.
Fox Buys Comedy From Juillard Student With Steve McPherson Producing
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: Steve McPherson is betting on young new comedy voices in his first turn as a producer this season.