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  • Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie on ‘Happy Days’, Dead at 56

    04/22/2017 10:18:53 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 6 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 22, 2017 | Phil Helsel and Gemma DiCasimirro
    Erin Moran, the actress who played Joanie Cunningham on the hit TV series "Happy Days," has died in Indiana at the age of 56, police said. TMZ first reported the death. The Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's office told NBC News that dispatchers got a 911 call for an unresponsive female at 4:07 p.m. Saturday and first responders found Moran deceased.
  • Erin Moran, of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’, Dead at 56 (Report)

    04/22/2017 7:47:28 PM PDT · by occamrzr06 · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | April 22, 2017 | Rosemary Rossi
    Erin Moran, best known as Ron Howard's kid sister in the classic sitcom "Happy Days," has died, TMZ reports......
  • ‘Bill Nye Saves the World’: The Netflix model leaves Bill Nye out to dry

    04/17/2017 5:36:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Entertainment WEAKly ^ | Kevin P Sullivan
    .....defenders of science education and policy like Bill Nye, née The Science Guy, are more important than ever, dropping knowledge on children and Tucker Carlson alike. So the timing of his new Netflix series could.... ...Bill Nye Saves the World most closely resembles a late-night talk show. There are funny-ish demonstrations from the host, panel discussions... ....that’s all well and good, but Bill Nye Saves the World is first and foremost an entertainment, and on that level, it’s less successful. The show’s major issues stem directly out of the format, which leans heavily on Nye to be both an educator...
  • Designated Survivor TV Show Anti-Gun

    04/12/2017 9:29:18 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Last week this show took a hard left going anti-gun. This week it went even further left quoting the bogus statistics on percentage of people who support Universal Background Checks. It's like this show is the fantasy of every leftist who wishes they could have won the vote they lost under obummer and thank God they did.
  • Chuck Barris, ‘Gong Show’ Host, Dies at 87

    03/22/2017 1:33:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/22/17 | Pat Saperstein
    Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87. His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.
  • This Tomi Lahren Experiment Was a Real Bad Idea

    03/18/2017 7:02:29 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 51 replies
    The Insurgent ^ | March 18, 2017 | By Peter HeckPete
    There’s a reason why it usually doesn’t end well when a kid goes straight from a life of party and privilege to the bright lights of a professional sports career. They have no clue how to handle the responsibility of fame and fortune. Just look at the fall of Johnny Manziel. There’s a reason why it usually doesn’t end well when someone mired in unemployed poverty wins the lottery and lands in the lap of luxury. They are oblivious about how to maneuver the challenges of money and power. Just look at the depressing case of David Lee Edwards. And...
  • TV Networks Fret as Midseason Shows Fail to Connect With Viewers

    03/17/2017 12:52:36 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 191 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/17/2017 | Micahel O'Connell
    The year 2017 hasn't been forgiving to the broadcast networks. With a whopping 17 scripted launches since Jan. 1, nearly all new series are languishing with low ratings, even by today's modest standards. But that may not be entirely the new shows' fault: The root of midseason's problem, some say, is the middling fall that preceded it. "In the past, midseason success was typically built on the foundation established in the fall," says Sam Armando, lead investment director at MediaVest-Spark, noting all but NBC (and sports-lifted Fox) are down this year. "Since only This Is Us popped in the fall,...
  • TV Ratings Thursday...[Michelle Obama on Fox in LAST place! 😂]

    03/17/2017 11:32:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies ^ | 3/17/16 | Rick Porter
    Thursday was a good night to be a medical drama on the broadcast networks. Both “Grey’s Anatomy” (2.0 rating among adults 18-49) and “Chicago Med” (1.4) improved on last week’s... “Kicking and Screaming” dipped a tenth to 0.6 for FOX, while “Masterchef Junior” was steady at 1.1.
  • ‘MasterChef Junior’: Inside Michelle Obama and Julie Bowen’s Episode [No FOX Network Tonight!]

    03/16/2017 9:33:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/15/17 | Dani Levy
    Gordon Ramsay and Michelle Obama and Julie Bowen and whoever else might be on our show can really have that great influence in American homes, real American homes, real American families,” said Robin Ashbrook, executive producer of “MasterChef Junior.” “That’s a bigger prize to me than anything Nielsen can offer up.”
  • 1984 vs. 2017: It Wasn’t Meant to be an Instruction Manual!

    03/14/2017 2:38:06 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    There appears to be a persistent popularity among those that strive to avoid the machinations of the MSM of George Orwell’s novel 1984. It fits in well with those that distrust the “Big State” and who prize personal freedom above all else. And although it is studied in many schools across the world, the lessons and warnings that we can take from it are being largely ignored. Supposed freethinkers and “Liberals” are actively engaged in practices that have almost exact parallels with Orwell’s dystopian classic. This is essentially a list of parallels that those familiar with the book will likely...

    03/11/2017 10:47:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/11/17 | Jeff Crouere
    Sadly, these network executives are more committed to their liberalism than drawing viewers or making money It has been many years since late night television comedy was enjoyable. Its heyday was during the Johnny Carson era when Americans were entertained by a host with tremendous skill. Carson was a true talent who combined great humor with impeccable timing. The Tonight Show featured the best guests and a host who knew how to hold an audience. Carson did not have to stoop to crude humor and he did not alienate Republicans or Democrats, for he made fun of politicians from both...
  • Does ‘When We Rise’s’ Failure Signal End to the Culture’s Long ‘Gay Moment?’

    03/06/2017 8:07:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 6, 2017 | Matt Philbin
    “USA [Network’s] gay-murder mystery Eyewitness was canceled, and CBS’s Doubt—the first network television show to feature a trans actress (Laverne Cox) as a trans in a lead role—was dropped after just two shows. But the far more visible failure is ABC’s over-hyped gay agenda mini-series When We Rise, which crashed like a cheap Pride Parade float last week.
  • The number of US homes without a TV doubled in just 6 years

    03/04/2017 6:04:24 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    The amount of homes that don't own a TV has at least doubled since 2009. According to the USEI survey, 2.6% of American homes didn't have a TV in 2015. That's a huge increase from the 1.3% of American homes that didn't have a television in 2009. In fact, from 1997 to 2009, the percentage remained stable at 1.3%, except for 2001, when the percentage was 1.2%. The huge surge in homes without TVs proves that companies making TV content can't ignore that viewers are turning to other screens, such as computers and mobile devices, ... The survey also shows...
  • TV Ratings: ‘Chicago Justice’ Premieres Solidly for NBC, ‘When We Rise’ Falls

    03/02/2017 4:01:35 PM PST · by jhouston · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | Oriana Schwindy
    NBC’s “Chicago” franchise justified its continued expansion Wednesday night. Premiering off a three-way crossover event, “Chicago Justice” — the fourth installment in Dick Wolf’s Chicago televisual universe — debuted to a quite solid 1.7 in the 18-49 demographic and 8.73 million viewers at 10 p.m. “Chicago P.D.” led into “Justice” with a way-up-from-its-usual 1.9 in the demo and 9.6 million viewers. “Chicago Fire” led off the night with a 1.7 and 9.06 million viewers. ABC moved “Modern Family” back half an hour in an attempt to provide miniseries “When We Rise” with a bit of a boost. It didn’t quite...
  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • Alaska Reality Show Star Says BBC Put Her Life at Risk to Get Better Footage [Life Below Zero]

    02/24/2017 3:55:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | February 23, 2017 | Gene Maddaus
    A few years ago, Susan Aikens was running a small wilderness camp in a remote part of Alaska when she was discovered by BBC producers who were interested in turning her life into a reality series. Aikens agreed, and is now well known throughout the state as the star of “Life Below Zero,” which airs on the National Geographic Channel. But Aikens is now engaged in a high-profile lawsuit against the producers, accusing them of contriving scenes to heighten the drama and putting her life at risk. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Alaska, Aikens alleges that a...
  • British Village In Shock As Eight-Foot Sculpture Of Jeremy Clarkson’s Head Appears

    02/23/2017 3:42:39 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    nigeria today ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    Salford may have been a relatively unknown city in Manchester, but that all changed when Zohaib Alam, 15, won a towering 8-ft (2.4m) high bust of none other than Jeremy Clarkson. I know Jeremy Clarkson has got a big head but we said it would fit after we found out the dimensions. It was amazing when we found out that we had won. It’s the first time we’ve won anything.
  • Alan Colmes Radio

    02/23/2017 6:23:42 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    Not yet on media, but just learned from Ingraham Radio that Alan Colmes has died.
  • Chicago Sports Anchor Calls Trump ‘Cartoon Lunatic’

    02/22/2017 11:36:32 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    Ad Week/TV Spy ^ | 2/22/17 | Kevin Eck
    WLS sports anchor Mark Giangreco responded to a tweet about Donald Trump by saying America has been exposed as country full of “simpletons” and by also calling Trump a “cartoon lunatic.”
  • President Trump arrives in Palm Beach County for a weekend visit. Watch live:

    02/17/2017 12:48:29 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WPTV ^ | 2/17/17
    President Trump arrives in Palm Beach County for a weekend visit. Watch live: