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Big Battles Looming for Fall in These Five Time Slots

A new report cites five broadcast time slots that figure to be especially competitive in the fall 2015-2016 season. Writing in Adweek, Jason Lynch singles out these five key battles: Mondays at 8 p.m.: CBS’s “Supergirl” vs. Fox’s “Gotham.” Mondays...

Maya Rudolph Delivers a National Anthem for the Ages — Here’s the Clip

“Saturday Night Live” alumna Maya Rudolph, delivering a commencement speech over the weekend for Tulane University, capped it off with a stunning rendition of the National Anthem. Here’s a clip:

Sharon Reed Heading to Atlanta

Sharon Reed is leaving Meredith-owned KMOV to work at sister station WGCL in Atlanta. Reed has worked at KMOV since October 2012. Before that she worked at WOIO in Cleveland. The move was first speculated about by FTVlive in March. \"News 4 is hands down the best place I’ve ever worked,\" said Reed in a goodbye on KMOV’s website. Show More Summary

Toledo News Director Leaving

WTOL-WUPW news director C.J. Hoyt says he’s leaving the Toledo CBS and FOX affiliate. Hoyt told the Toledo Blade he and his wife want to be closer to family in Texas and Louisiana. Hoyt added, “I love the news, and I love what I’ve been able to do with Raycom.” Raycom named Hoyt news director in 2011. Show More Summary

Former NFL Standout Named as Celebrity Spokesman for Diginet Tuff TV

The multicast TV nework Tuff TV, which aims its programming at men, has named former NFL player Ed Marinaro as its first celebrity spokesman, TVNewsCheck reports. Marinaro played six seasons as an NFL running back before transitioning to acting. Marinaro,...

KSTP Names Anne Wittenborg News Director

Minneapolis-St. Paul ABC affiliate KSTP has moved assistant news director Anne Wittenborg to news director. “I grew up watching Channel 5 and admired the station’s commitment to news,” said Wittenborg. “We have a strong team of journalists who have a passion for telling stories that really matter. Show More Summary

Jesse Palmer Joins ABC News as Special Contributor

ABC News has named Jesse Palmer as a special contributor to Good Morning America, where he will “focus on big stories for the second hour as well as news of day and signature big live events throughout the show.” Palmer will continue...Show More Summary

World News Tonight Back on Top in the Evenings

The ping pong match for ratings between World News Tonight and Nightly News continues. The ABC newscast took both total viewers and the A25-54 demo for the week of May 11 following two weeks of viewership wins by NBC Nightly News. Last...Show More Summary

Bill O’Reilly: Domestic Abuse Allegation ‘100% False’

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has responded to a story published Monday alleging O’Reilly physically assaulted his ex-wife, calling the report “100% false.” O’Reilly released a statement through his attorney to Politico, saying “all allegations against me in these circumstances are 100% false. Show More Summary

Elian Gonzalez Wants to Return to the U.S.

Fifteen years ago the plight of Elian Gonzalez captivated cable news viewers. It was a story that had a tragic beginning and a stunning, controversial end. Classic turn-of-the century cable news fare. Five-year-old Elian arrived in a raft from Cuba landing in Matanzas, FL in late 1999. Show More Summary

Scoreboard: Fri., May 15

25-54 demographic (Live +SD) Total day: FNC: 191 | CNN: 122 | MSNBC: 61 | HLN: 81 Primetime: FNC: 230 | CNN: 113 | MSNBC: 82 | HLN: 95 4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: FNC Cavuto: 157 TheFive: 236 Baier: 176 Greta: 218 O’Reilly: 24Show More Summary

Critics’ Choice TV Awards Announce Nominees for ‘Most Bingeworthy Show'; Honoree Named to Receive Genius Award

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominees for “Most Bingeworthy Show” along with the recipient of the Critics’ Choice Louis XIII Genius Award for excellence in television. The Genius Award will be presented to “Family Guy” creator Seth...

Twitter Gets New VIP Subscriber Who Will Get the Handle @POTUS. (No, Not Kevin Spacey…)

Twitter has a new VIP subscriber who will go by name @POTUS. And no it’s not Kevin Spacey, who plays the President of the United States on “House of Cards.” It’s the real President of the United States, Barack Obama....

‘Suits’ Brings Aboard an NBA Legend for Season Five

USA Network announced that it will have an NBA legend in the lineup when the drama series “Suits” returns for season five. Charles Barkley, who has been working as an NBA analyst for TNT since his playing career ended, will...

Star of Long-Running Series Suffering From Exhaustion; Asks His 2 Million Twitter Followers to Tweet Him Some Love

A veteran TV star with a long-running TV series “alarmed fans by canceling appearances at conventions in Italy and Australia,” reports CNN. Says the story, “Two days after Jared Padalecki alarmed fans by canceling appearances at conventions in Italy and...

CNN Removes iReport Videos Linked to ‘Breathtaking Scam’

CNN has removed user-generated videos iReport videos linked to a Pakistani company suspected of running one of the world’s largest diploma mills. The company, Axact, was featured in a report in The New York Times. In the report, a retired...Show More Summary

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