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The TV Column: January, 2012

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/31/2012

UPDATE: Paula Abdul also out at ‘X Factor,’ along with Steve Jones and Nicole Scherzinger

Host Steve Jones and judge Nicole Scherzinger, and now Paula Abdul, are out as Simon Cowell tries to recharge his disappointing singing competition show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Julian Assange to guest-voice on ‘The Simpsons’

Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will play himself on the 500th episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 01/30/2012

‘X Factor’ winner Melanie Amaro’s Super Bowl ad prize has a twist

Turns out, she’ll be co-starring in the commercial with Elton John.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 01/30/2012

‘Downton Abbey’ snags Shirley MacLaine, who won’t have to do an accent

Once asked by TV critics why she wasn’t asked to do an accent for a TV movie, MacLaine responded peckishly, “I wouldn’t have done it.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/30/2012

USA network orders ‘Political Animals’, political drama set in Washington

USA network has ordered six hours of a drama series about a former First Family.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:40 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Auditions go down to Texas

Auditions rolled on in Galveston, Texas.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Oprah protégé Lisa Erspamer out at OWN

The co-venture of Harpo company and Discovery Communications said see ya to longtime Oprah producer Lisa Erspamer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:31 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Kiefer Sutherland returns to Fox, ‘Touch’ scores 12 million viewers

“Touch” retained about 62 percent of its “American Idol” leadin.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:20 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Nat Geo buys ‘Chasing Ice’ documentary after Sundance screening

Photographer James Balog — whose photo project is the subject of the doc — has a long history with Nat Geo.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘American Idol 2012’: Auditions climb to Aspen

The judges trek to Colorado as the mass auditions continue.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012

About 38 million people watch Obama’s State of the Union

Nearly 27 million of those speech viewers watched on the commercial broadcast networks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:25 PM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Offended ‘Tonight Show’ viewer sues Jay Leno over joke

Members of the Sikh community were outraged when Leno compared Mitt Romney’s vacation home to their holy temple.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:29 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 01/25/2012

While waiting for State of the Union ratings, a look at past numbers

SOTU ratings will come out later today; how will it compare to previous years?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:25 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 01/24/2012

HBO comedy pilot about Jewish family in Washington stars Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller to star in comedy series pilot about a Jewish family in Washington.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 01/24/2012

OWN tries to drum up ratings with two nights of ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’

The show, hosted by Oprah herself, will expand to Sundays and Mondays through February.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:15 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Update: WTTG confirms Xfinity commercial interruptions during football game was station technical issue

Comcast viewers saw multiple Xfinity ads interrupt he big game on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/24/2012

Colbert: “I am hereby officially ending my exploratory committee”

After seeing the paltry vote totals for Herman Cain in South Carolina primary, Colbert has decided to throw in the towel.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 01/23/2012

After football overrun, Fox will re-air Sunday ‘Idol’ episode

Viewers were not pleased when their DVRs only caught three minutes of the special “Idol” episode on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Special Sunday episode features another Bikini Girl, and Jim Carrey’s daughter

The judges were very impressed with Jane Carrey; not so much with Bikini Girl 2.0.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Stephanopoulos back in the saddle, ‘This Week’ lassos more viewers

ABC’s Sunday Beltway program enjoys its biggest audience in 10 months.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/20/2012

‘American Idol’ suffers worst ever in-season debut week numbers

17.7 million people watched Thursday’s episode; the same episode last year clocked 23 million.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Simon Cowell reflects on ‘X Factor,’ British shows: “It was the year my ego was put in check”

Cowell notes he ran into trouble when he made “those massive [ratings] predictions in America.”

By Emily Yahr  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Stephen Colbert gets ready for South Carolina rally, duets with James Taylor (Video)

The Comedy Central late night star will rally with Herman Cain today in Charleston.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Auditions continue in Pittsburgh

Sitcom theme-song singer, Justin Bieber look-alike among those sent to Hollywood.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Singing show fatigue? ‘American Idol’ premiere ratings decline from last season

Last season, about 26 million people watched the show’s opener.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Steve Chenevey leaves WTTG, joins WJLA as anchor

Chenevey will anchor the “Good Morning Washington” and noon newscasts.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Stephen Colbert Super PAC ad attacks...Stephen Colbert (Video)

By Emily Yahr  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

‘American Idol’: Season 11 kicks off with auditions in Savannah, Ga.

Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler back as judges, with host Ryan Seacrest.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Ryan Seacrest teams with Mark Cuban to launch new cable network

They will rebrand HDnet as an ESPN of pop culture.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:10 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Ricky Gervais says this year’s Golden Globes hosting gig was his favorite, but doesn’t want to return again

Apparently the third time was the charm for the actor.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:23 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/18/2012

‘Last Man Standing' reruns replace ‘Work It,’ get better ratings

It’s official: More Americans will consent to watch Tim Allen in reruns than to watch guys in drag.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/18/2012

LL Cool J to host the Grammy Awards

It’s the first time in seven years that the award show has had a host.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012

In case you missed it: Recap of Michelle Obama on ‘iCarly’

The first lady made her long-awaited guest appearance on the sitcom Monday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Golden Globe Awards TV winners: ‘Homeland,’ ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Downton Abbey’

Cable swept the night at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:14 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Comic Louis C.K. will never host Golden Globes

Comic explains his utter inability to care about Golden Globe nominees or ceremony.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:37 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 01/15/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: FX prez: Charlie Sheen show ‘roll of dice’

FX president John Landgraf calls Sheen project ‘roll of the dice.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: AMC doles out ‘Mad Men’, ‘Killing’ pacifiers

‘Mad Men’returns March 25; ‘The Killing’ killer revealed in second-season finale, AMC swears.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:00 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ABC yanks guys-in-drag sitcom ‘Work It’

GLAAD, HRC celebrate end of series they say could put transgender community in peril.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 01/14/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: JLo and Marc Anthony seen but not heard

Univision trots out famously divorcing pop stars but doesn't want TV critics to address them.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:05 PM ET, 01/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ‘Veep’ creator says ‘The West Wing’ wouldn’t work in today’s TV culture

 “We’ve seen too much,” Armando Iannucci told TV critics.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:19 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Julianne Moore discusses becoming Sarah Palin for HBO movie ‘Game Change’

“It’s a daunting task to play somebody who is not only a living figure, but hugely well known,” Moore acknowledged.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:08 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Ricky Gervais considers Golden Globe Award hosting an “extreme sport”

Gervais insisted that he “stands by . . . every joke I did last year and I don’t care what people think.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:51 PM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Colbert’s big announcement: An exploratory committee for “possible” presidential run, and Jon Stewart takes over his Super PAC

Colbert’s lawyer appeared on the show to tell him, no, you can’t run for president and have your own Super PAC.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:42 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 PM ET, 01/12/2012

ABC picks up Baltimore County-based reality show set in sports memorabilia store

A dozen episodes have been ordered; the show premieres Saturday, March 24.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:59 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 01/12/2012

John McCain talks GOP candidates, Sarah Palin on ‘Late Show With David Letterman’ (Video)

“Just checking up on old friends,” Dave said after asking John McCain if he’s seen Palin recently.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:35 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:07 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Showtime to explore ‘The World According to Dick Cheney’

“Cheney is arguably the most powerful non-president of the last whatever — 50 years,” said a Showtime exec.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:07 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ‘Shameless’ producer ponders broadcast vs. cable

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:58 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Jeremy Irons charms everyone on ‘The Borgias’ panel

Jeremy Irons stars as Pope Alexander VI on the Showtime drama.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Vme to air Spanish-language broadcast of controversial ‘Kennedys’ miniseries

The series will air Monday nights at 10 starting on Jan. 30.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:45 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/12/2012

‘Are You There, Chelsea?’ clocks 6.4 million viewers, NBC celebrates

The comedy also added viewers from its “Whitney” lead-in...but it’s not all good news.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Stephen Colbert wonders if he should run for president, promises big announcement (Video)

Turns out, the comedian is polling higher than Jon Huntsman in South Carolina.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:10 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: TV critics brawl with Michael Patrick King over ‘2 Broke Girls’

Things got uncomfortable very quickly during the session for CBS’s comedy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:06 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Jim Rome leaves ESPN for gig at CBS, Showtime

By Emily Yahr  |  11:50 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ‘Don’t Trust the B----- in Apartment 23’

New ABC comedy series pairs naive Midwesterner with love child of Holly Golightly and a pirate.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:05 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ABC chief professes love for ‘Cougar Town,’ says it will be back sometime

ABC announced that “Cougar Town” would return last fall, then scrapped that plan, and slashed the show’s order from 22 to 15 episodes.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:14 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/10/2012

CW picks up Canadian drama ‘The L.A. Complex’

In the grand tradition of networks picking up shows from Canada, CW has ordered six hour-long episodes of “The L.A. Complex.”

By Emily Yahr  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: TV critics learn to not compare George Stephanopoulos to Chelsea Clinton or Jenna Bush

ABC News president Ben Sherwood had lots to say on the subject of comparing the daughters of two presidents with a “first-rate journalist”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:37 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Hosts of ‘The Revolution’ say, ‘We’re not trying to replace anyone.’

However, the new daytime series is technically replacing soap opera “One Life to Live.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:29 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Andrew Warren named Discovery senior VP and CFO

Previously, Warren worked as CFO of General Electric/NBC Universal and Liz Claiborne.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 01/09/2012

New ‘CBS This Morning’ launches with Charlie Rose and Oprah BFF Gayle King

The show was expected to take a more serious, news-driven approach than fellow morning shows.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:27 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: TV critics get answers (eventually) about how Bravo handled ‘Real Housewives’ after Russell Armstrong suicide

It’s always hard to know how much time to let lapse before asking about a failing-marriage storyline on one of his reality series when the husband committed suicide.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:49 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: JJ Abrams says ‘Alcatraz’ is no ‘Lost’

New Fox series probes return of Alcatraz inmates — 50 years after their disappearance.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:44 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Fox getting animated in Saturday late-night

New late-night programming block to launch on network in January of 2013

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:20 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Sutherland talks ‘Touch’ and ‘24’ movie

Sutherland says ‘24’ movie to start shooting in late April or early May

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:53 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ‘Allen Gregory’ out, ‘Terra Nova,’ ‘House’ in limbo

Fox programming chief begs TV critics to give ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ a break

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:33 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 PM ET, 01/08/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Ryan Seacrest coy about his ‘Idol’ future

“Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest dodgy about future on this show and NBC’s ‘Today’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:07 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: NBC can’t figure out why it won’t serve up ‘Vodka’ in new sitcom name

Chelsea Handler says ‘Vodka’ removed to embrace Tequila lovers; network chief says name just had too many words.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:52 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 AM ET, 01/07/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: TV critics put NBC’s new ‘The Firm’ on the defensive

Drama series updating Grisham novel gets thwapped around at Winter TV Press Tour 2012.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:40 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: NBC’s ‘Smash’ team talks TV critics through first two seasons

Much-ballyhooed musical series follows creation of B’way musical about life of Marilyn Monroe.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:22 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: ‘Masterpiece’ execs bask in successful year, and, of course, discuss that ‘Sherlock’ nude scene

Apparently an upcoming nude scene in the new “Sherlock” caused an uproar in the U.K.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: NBC chief says, ‘We had a really bad fall’; clarifies ‘Community,’ Ryan Seacrest news

Bob Greenblatt reiterated that “Community” has not been canceled.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:05 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Academy Awards moves on with Billy Crystal, with a trailer to prove it (Video)

After all the Brett Ratner-Eddie Murphy drama, the comedian stars in a new video for the Oscars.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: Craig Ferguson is the new Johnny Carson , says Drew Carey

Ferguson actually listens to what his guests are saying during interviews, Carey says.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Nickelodeon sets Jan. 16 date for Michelle Obama ‘iCarly’ episode

The First Lady is apparently a big fan of the sitcom.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:51 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: PBS anchor raps TV critics’ knuckles

Ray Suarez tells critics he flew 3,000 miles to attend but they didn’t ask him right question.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:32 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Keith Olbermann goes into Twitter overdrive following his absence from caucus coverage

“Nothing makes me laugh more than reading about myself,” Olbermann tweeted.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:05 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/05/2012

‘Downton Abbey’ cast talks U.S. reaction to the series (Video)

PBS released the behind-the-scenes footage on the first day of the press tour.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Winter TV Press Tour 2012: PBS president responds to Mitt Romney’s proposed plan for ads in ‘Sesame Street’

Last month, Romney said he — as president — would cut off federal funding of public broadcasting and tell PBS to sell ads.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:12 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Clay Aiken, Arsenio Hall, George Takei, Victoria Gotti on board for ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice also rounds out the cast; the show debuts Feb. 12.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:22 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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