SAG-AFTRA has given its first American Scene awards to ABC Family and creator Brenda Hampton for “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” Detroit Public Television for “Arab American Stories,” and…
Universal Music Idol Deal
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Another day, another job for Ryan Seacrest. The “American Idol” emcee is in advanced negotiations with NBC to host new unscripted format “Million Second Quiz.” Pact would also see him sign on as an…
In the annals of famous alliances between advertisers and TV shows, Ford and "American Idol" have long gone together – to invoke a famous 1970s car commercial – like baseball, apple pie, hot dogs and…
At a time in reality TV where producers meddle more and more in the lensing of a program, the directors of competition shows are striving to do the opposite: interfere as little as possible once…
Coming off of a season of double-digit ratings declines, “American Idol” producers are in talks with former finalist Jennifer Hudson to join the judges’ panel next year, according to a report on…
Josh Friedman has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal TV, and will serve as a co-exec producer on NBC’s pirate drama “Crossbones” as a part of the deal. Friedman recently was under an…
CBS finished second for the night behind Fox and its veteran singing competition.
Kiddie-cabler Sprout said it launch one new original series that would let kids play a game along with the show via tablet or mobile device, as well as three acquired series in the months to come…
If some TV networks have their way, the phrase "We'll be right back after these commercials" could become a thing of the past.
UPDATE: A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” did claim the top spot in the 18-49 program rankings for the night, as its 10 o’clock half-hour averaged a 3.7 rating and 8.5 million viewers overall. Its adults 18-34…
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