Although Arsenio Hall devoted his opening-night monologue to what he's been up to for the last 19 years, the announcer wasn't really joking by introducing the host as “back from a very long weekend.”…
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If the CBS-Time Warner Cable standoff is like most of these fracases, it will be settled relatively soon. Even in the midst of summer — when networks generally have fewer big-ticket attractions in…
CBS' “Big Brother” matched or set series highs in key categories Thursday as it towered over the night's other original programming. According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, the live…
One of Steve Coogan's finest comic creations makes an effortless transition to the bigscreen.
CBS took the unprecedented step of adding a disclaimer to “Big Brother” ahead of Sunday's episode, which featured yet another racism-tinged encounter among its cast. “At times, the Houseguests may…
While the visual-effects industry has been jolted by two high-profile bankruptcies and infighting over unionization, some houses have been steadily sending in shots -- and making a living at the same…
"I meet a lot of crazy people in Vegas," says Marcus Hanftaler. "So why not make a show out of it?" Hanftaler, a German indie scribe living in Vegas, brought a question and a treatment with him to…
Sweeps periods aren't what they used to be, back in the old days when networks loaded up May with big miniseries, and stations resorted to the trashiest of come-ons seeking to entice viewers to…
The network is scheduled for an Aug. 17 launch and will be available in the 90 million homes reached by its ancestor Speed.
Mixing a variety of visual and aural materials, this lyrical, experimental, semi-fictionalized mood piece is a specialty item that will appeal most strongly to fests and the cinematheque circuit.