Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron
This was another wrenching week in our nation's history when sudden tragedy galvanizes the country's attention, and all eyes (often fueled nowadays by social media) turn to TV for the latest developments — for better or sometimes worse, given the get-it-first-and-maybe-even-right nature of the 24/7 news cycle. We'll never forget those images of horror and heroism issuing from Boston, such is the nature of the medium and the immediacy of the message.
Adam Levine, Michelle Obama
The nominations for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday. Television held a strong presence among the honorees with two of The Voice coaches, NBC's freshmen hit Smash, Ellen DeGeneres, Rachel Maddow, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon and American Idol's Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood all scoring nominations.
It's official — Abby Elliott will not be returning to Saturday Night Live.
Elliott, the daughter of former SNL cast member Chris Elliott, is leaving the sketch show after four seasons, Splitsider reports. The announcement comes after stars Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg said their goodbyes on last season's finale.
President Barack Obama and an outpouring of celebrities and media personalities paid homage to Larry King Thursday, as the anchor signed off CNN for the last time.
King's last show was co-hosted by Bill Maher and Ryan Seacrest, who began the night by introducing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a proclamation that it was...
It's not easy being a traditional TV newsman in a new-media world. But Brian Williams, who grew up worshipping Walter Cronkite, remains the most watched anchor as NBC Nightly News averages 8 million viewers ...
Eliot Spitzer is soliciting... viewers.
The former New York governor will co-host a nightly roundtable discussion program on CNN set to debut this fall, the network announced Wednesday.
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Spitzer, who resigned amid a prostitution scandal two years ago, will co-host alongside Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Kathleen Parker. The program, scheduled to air weeknights at 8 p.m. ET, will focus on ...
Cheers to Arianna Huffington for giving us one more reason to appreciate the genius of Rachel Maddow. Read, discuss and vote on this complete Cheer after the jump.
Rachel Maddow courtesy MSNBC
Cable news personalities usually take a while to catch on in the ratings, but not MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Since her show debuted on Sept. 8, she's been a strong competitor in the 9 p.m. hour, topping CNN's Larry King Live on some nights and often building on her audience lead-in from Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Only nine years ago, she was an activist and Rhodes Scholar turned morning show sidekick in Holyoke, Mass. Now she's a major participant in the national dialogue taking place each day on 24-hour cable news. The Biz recently stopped by her office at NBC News to talk about her rapid rise.
Rachel Maddow by Ali Goldstein/NBC, Bonnie Hunt courtesy Warner Bros.
Cheers to a pair of great talk-show guests whove smoothly transitioned into the hosts chair: Rachel Maddow and Bonnie Hunt. Liberal pundit Maddow, one of Keith Olbermanns favorite talking heads, now follows Countdown on MSNBC with a self-titled showand beat CNNs Larry King in the ratings on her first night. Meanwhile, David Letterman fave Hunt has launched her own syndicated daytime show and has quickly proven as adept at friendly celebrity chat as fellow funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres. Whether theyre guests or hosts, Rachel and Bonnie are welcome in my home anytime. Share your own raves and rants about other shows on the Reader Cheers & Jeers discussion board. We may feature your Cheer or Jeer on TVGuide.com or in TV Guide magazine!