Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Industries / Media / Television Industry / New


St. Louis ABC Affiliate to Launch ‘Non-Traditional’ Newscast

Sinclair’s St. Louis ABC affiliate is giving local news another try. KDNL is launching what it calls a “non-traditional newscast” starring local conservative radio host Jamie Allman, starting January 2015. The show will air at 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Why Broadcasters Might Want to Reframe How They Look at Aereo

In a recent article, Time writes that Aereo’s spectacular failure actually exposed the broadcasting industry’s vulnerability: retransmission fees. According to Time, which should know a thing or two about being disrupted, the winning...Show More Summary

Shaq Makes Surprise Visit to ‘Today’

Retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal had an impromptu appearance on NBC’s weekend-edition of “Today” on Saturday. O’Neal was literally knocking on the window of Studio 1A and the “Today” anchors invited him in to kill some time before a meeting. Show More Summary

Tom Brokaw Receives Medal of Freedom

CNN and MSNBC promoted they would be covering the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony from the White House this afternoon, but coverage from the grand jury Missouri changed those plans. “You’re going to want to see this Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony,” Wolf Blitzer, who was to anchor CNN coverage, teased around 1:20pmET. Show More Summary

Showtime to Marathon Current Seasons of 'Homeland' & 'The Affair' Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Over Thanksgiving weekend, SHOWTIME will be airing full catch-up marathons of the current seasons of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series HOMELAND beginning on Saturday, November 29th at 3 p.m. ET/PT, and the critically-acclaimed new drama THE AFFAIR

Ferguson Grand Jury Reaches Decision

This afernoong, MSNBC and CNN have been in wall-to-wall coverage of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, even though the decision hasn’t yet been made public. Fox News has been more tempered with its coverage, reporting...Show More Summary

David Dobkin to Direct 'Badlands' for AMC

AMC today announced acclaimed director David Dobkin (“The Judge,” “Wedding Crashers,” “The Change-Up,” “Shanghai Knights”) had joined its martial arts drama “Badlands” (working title) as series director and an executive producer.

Telemundo Ranks as Top Spanish-Language Network in Adults 18-49 Monday to Friday at 10PM for 12 Consecutive Weeks

Telemundo ranked as the #1 Spanish-language network in the Monday to Friday 10pm timeslot for 12 consecutive weeks starting the week of August 25th through the week of November 10th

'Girl Code to Awkward and Faking It' Special to Air Tuesday, November 25 on MTV

MTV presents the "Girl Code to Awkward and “Faking It” special airing Tuesday, November 25th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

New Season of 'Most Evil' to Premiere Sunday, December 7 on Investigation Discovery.

After more than five years, the compelling series, MOST EVIL returns with new episodes and a fresh look when it premieres on Investigation Discovery on Sunday, December 7 at 10/9c to examine

Tony Bennett, Kate Micucci and Beau Bridges Guest Star in New Nickelodeon Holiday Specials

Tony Bennett makes his debut appearance on the popular children’s series Wallykazam! in the brand-new holiday special, “Wally Saves the Trollidays!”

Primetime Special 'The Rob Bell Show' to Premiere Sunday, December 21 on OWN

Considered to be one of today’s most prominent and progressive spiritual leaders and named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,”

Ed Henry Asks White House About Al Sharpton’s Taxes

At today’s White House briefing, Fox News’s Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest about last week’s New York Times story about MSNBC host and activist Al Sharpton and an unpaid tax bill of some $4.5 million. Henry set up the question noting the president’s ties to Sharpton. Show More Summary

'Nick Offerman: American Ham' to Premiere Friday, December 12 on Netflix

Netflix will premiere Nick Offerman: American Ham on Friday, December 12 at 12:01am PST on Netflix in the U.S., Canada and the UK/Ireland.

‘TV Liberation Tour’ Reminds People TV is Still Free, Gives Away 1,000 Free Antennas

In an effort to remind consumers they don’t need to pay for cable to watch local TV, Antennas Direct, TVFreedom.org and LG Electronics have a plan to give out thousands of digital TV antennas across the country. “About 80 percent ofShow More Summary

Live + 7 Ratings Move 'The Big Bang Theory' Past 'Sunday Night Football' as Week 7's Top Program in Viewers, Adults 18-49 & Adults 25-54

THE BIG BANG THEORY moved ahead of “Sunday Night Football” as the #1 program in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in Week Seven, according to Nielsen live + 7-day ratings.

Steven Weber to Guest Star on Showtime's 'House of Lies'

Noted actor Steven Weber guest stars in one episode of the new season of HOUSE OF LIES as Ray Montinola

Live +7 Ratings: ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 5 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49

Despite a number of its programs being pre-empted during the week, ABC still had 3 of the week’s Top 5 biggest broadcast gainers among Adults 18-49

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC