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  • Hot Pilot Prospects Emerge After Week of Screenings

    Broadcast network execs have been ensconced in darkened rooms most of this week, screening dozens of pilots in preparation for upfront presentations during the week of May 12. NBC is first out of the gate on the morning of May 12, followed by Fox in...
  • TV Picks: 'Summer Dreams,' 'Billy on the Street,'' 'Live from Space'

    TV Picks: 'Summer Dreams,' 'Billy on the Street,'' 'Live from Space'
    "Summer Dreams" (CBS, Saturday). A vivid, elegantly made, two-hour documentary centering on the NBA Summer League, a 10-day yearly event, held in Orlando, Fla., and Las Vegas, where pro-ball hopefuls and rookies run and dribble, pass and shoot before a...
  • 'SNL': Colin Jost debuts on 'Weekend Update' as Jim Parsons hosts

    'SNL': Colin Jost debuts on 'Weekend Update' as Jim Parsons hosts
    “Saturday Night Live” looked like a different show compared with the last live episode we saw a month ago, pre-Olympics. In the Feb. 1 episode, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen all visited the "Weekend Update" desk to...
  • Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve

    Oscar-winning ideas on how the Academy Awards show can improve
    We're 13 days away from the Oscars, which means we're about 13 days and 10 seconds away from the first tweet complaining about the show. But why wait? Let's be clear: We're not wishing failure on this year's Oscar telecast or predicting that host...
  • Mickey Rooney dies: TCM to air 24-hour marathon of his movies

    Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to Mickey Rooney, who passed away April 6 at age 93, with a 24-hour marathon of his movies. The marathon will begin Sunday, April 13, at 6 a.m. Eastern time with the 1933 film "Broadway to Hollywood." Other films...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • Justin Timberlake, Michelle Obama among Jimmy Fallon's first guests

    Justin Timberlake, Michelle Obama among Jimmy Fallon's first guests
    There's still a week until Jimmy Fallon's version of "The Tonight Show" debuts, but NBC has already announced the program's first week of guests, which is to include First Lady Michelle Obama and the new host's BFF, Justin Timberlake. The guests for the...
  • Critic's Notebook: Seth Meyers has strong start as 'Late Night' host

    Critic's Notebook: Seth Meyers has strong start as 'Late Night' host
    Seth Meyers, late of "Saturday Night Live," became Monday night the fourth host of NBC's late-late-night "Late Night," after David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and his onetime cast-mate Jimmy Fallon, who has now famously become the star of "The Tonight Show."...
  • Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair

     Seth Meyers' 'Late Night' debut an understated affair
    NEW YORK — Making his debut as host of "Late Night" on Monday, Seth Meyers struck a decidedly low-key note in a broadcast that emphasized finely tuned punch lines over star power and razzle-dazzle. Meyers opened the NBC show by paying tribute to...
  • 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner talks 'ambitious' final season

    'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner talks 'ambitious' final season
    For “Mad Men” creator and show runner Matthew Weiner, the reality is beginning to sink in. The series returns to AMC for the first half of its seventh and final season in April, and Weiner is currently toiling away on Episode 9 -- leaving just...
  • Scandi TV in focus

    A bunch of attention-grabbing Scandi projects were presented at the opening TV seminar of the Nordic Film Market, "TV Drama Vision," held at Goteborg on Thursday. One of them was "Welcome to Sweden," the English-speaking Swedish comedy series created,...
  • Scripted TV Competition Builds With Packed Summer Schedule

    Looks like the DVR won't be getting that much-needed summer vacation. Not every network has released their summer skeds just yet, but it's clear that there will be an unprecedented number of scripted skeins on the broadcast networks from June through...