NEW YORK (AP) — The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of episodes of “The Simpsons” — all 552 of them consecutively. The network said Wednesday the marathon will start Aug. 21 and continue into Labor Day. FXX programming chief Chuck Saftler said it coincides with the network’s purchase of rerun rights and […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Stephen Colbert is done with the “Colbert Report” Twitter account. He teamed with one of Twitter’s founders, Biz Stone, on Monday’s show to symbolically blow up his show’s Twitter account. The account has been removed from Twitter. A tweet from that account, controlled by Comedy Central, created controversy last week when […]
More than a year ago, a Pierce County, Wash., Superior Court judge said the public could not know how much money a city-owned cable network, Click, pays broadcasters because the charges are trade secrets. Despite the court order stemming from that ruling, the city of Tacoma inadvertently released the details of Click’s payments to those broadcasters to a for-profit Florida company three times during the past year.
TV Land, a Viacom cable channel, will have live ads with the characters from two series, Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man, during special live broadcasts of the shows.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The former host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” show has been sentenced to two years’ probation and 200 hours of community service after admitting to trying to sell two endangered Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. City News Service reports Donald Schultz was also ordered to pay $9,000 in fines […]
NEW YORK (AP) — National Geographic Channel is targeting a subject that’s literally over our heads, bringing it down to Earth in an ambitious two-hour special. Airing Friday at 8 p.m. Eastern/5 p.m. Pacific, “Live From Space” will originate from the International Space Station with American astronaut Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata, who’s Japanese, as […]
NEW YORK (AP) — “Louie” is headed back to the air. The FX network says the hit comedy is returning for its fourth season in May after a hiatus of 19 months. It was fall 2012 when the hiatus was announced at the request of series star Louis C.K. He said he needed “a little […]