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CW In Talks For ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Drama By ‘Heroes” Creator Tim Kring
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: The summer of Wizard Of Oz continues with another sale of a high-profile Oz-themed drama project.
Ryan Seacrest Booed By Broncos Fans During NBC’s NFL Pregame Show: Video
By Lisa De Moraes – NBC continues its Overexposing Ryan Seacrest campaign — this time the network had The Man Who Can’t Say No open NBC’s regular-season NFL football franchise kickoff last night, in which he got loudly booed by Broncos fans in Denver’s Sports Authority Stadium.
Were Consumers The Biggest Losers In The CBS-Time Warner Cable Dispute?
By David Lieberman – It sure looks that way. Millions of Time Warner Cable customers lost CBS-owned stations and channels for a month, and will still probably see their monthly rates rise to accommodate the deal that the companies made last night.
Fired ‘Storage Wars’ Star Scores A Win Over A&E In Lawsuit
By Dominic Patten – Dave Hester can move forward with the wrongful termination portion of his wide-ranging lawsuit against A&E and the producers of Storage Wars, a judge ruled today.
WGN America Orders Drama Series About The Manhattan Project From Skydance TV, Tribune Studios & Lionsgate TV
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE: WGN America is quickly ramping up its original portfolio. The cable network has greenlighted its second scripted series, 13-episode drama Manhattan, for a summer 2014 premiere.
Jon Stewart Returns To ‘The Daily Show’ A Darker Faux Newsman: Video
By Lisa De Moraes – I’ve missed you so much — you don’t know what it’s like out there in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid fucking thing you do!” Jon Stewart said in his return to The Daily Show last night.
NBC & Electus Ink 3-For-1 Series Deal For Telenovelas To Air Multiple Nights A Week
By Nellie Andreeva – NBC has inked a deal with Ben Silverman’s IAC-owned company Electus to develop three telenovelas with an eye toward airing one as a 13-episode series — with multiple episodes running each week, following telenovelas’ traditional air pattern.
Broadcasters Win Injunction Against FilmOn X, Alki David Says He Will Appeal
By Dominic Patten – Free-TV-via-web provider FilmOn X looks like it’s going to be shut down in Washington D.C and across the nation, thanks to a federal court ruling today.
Harry Connick Jr, Jennifer Lopez Confirmed As ‘American Idol’ Judges, Randy Jackson As Mentor; Season 13 Filming Starts Today
By Nellie Andreeva – After the usual drama and down-to-the wire dealmaking,Fox has locked in its judging panel for the upcoming 13th season, with Harry Connick Jr and Jennifer Lopez joining Keith Urban, while original Idol judge Randy Jackson will replace Jimmy Iovine as in-house mentor.
James Franco No Challenge To Charlie Sheen Ratings Record At Comedy Central Roast
By Lisa De Moraes – James Franco: no Charlie Sheen. About 3.1 million people watched the Comedy Central Roast Of James Franco last night — 2.4 million of them being adults 18-49, and 1.9 million in 18-34, with 1.2 million of that group being guys.
Judge Greg Mathis’ Life Inspires Comedy For Fox Produced By Ellen DeGeneres
By Nellie Andreeva – EXCLUSIVE:Two top Warner Bros syndication personalities,Ellen DeGeneres and Judge Greg Mathis, are teaming for a scripted comedy inspired by Mathis’ life.
MSNBC Makes It Official: Alec Baldwin To Host Current Events Show
By Lisa De Moraes – Alec Baldwin will host a new MSNBC current events and culture talk show, 10 PM Fridays, the cable news net announced.