As five-year-old network The CW hits some growing pains, new president Mark Pedowitz has some work cut out for him.
"Some of the challenges are self-evident," Pedowitz tells TV Guide Magazine. "It's a crowded marketplace. And in our core demographic of women 18-34, we need to grow our audience both inside and outside that core."
Indeed, the network faces more competition than ever for its narrow target audience. Cable outlets like ABC Family and Oxygen are chasing ...
Cote de Pablo
NCIS' cast will stay intact come fall, as Cote de Pablo has just signed on the CBS drama for another two years, according to Deadline.com.
She reportedly will receive about $120,000 an episode, about the same as castmate Pauley Perrette, plus a sizable bonus...
In December, New Kids on the Block singer Donnie Wahlberg retweeted a link to his Twitter followers that may end up saving a life. The link was to a post on Abbie Vicknair's blog Love Can Do Anything called "Saving Bobbette — Donate Life" and was a call to action on behalf of Vicknair's friend Bobbette, who was in need of a kidney transplant...
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson's wedding day is set; she's just not yet saying when. She apparently has plenty of time before the big day when she and former NFL player Eric Johnson will tie the knot, as she recently told UsMagazine.com that she's unsure of what she will wear. "I don't know if I want the big boom, or the curvy thing, but it will be something beautiful," she says...
Casey Abrams and Haley Reinhart
How do we say this delicately? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Seriously, has there ever been a less captivating American Idol than Carole King night? Nothing against King, one of our nation's greatest musical contributors, but her folksy, classics just don't lend themselves to the kind of lively TV we've come to expect from the season of Idol.
Say it isn't so. After seven seasons of ruling the Dunder Mifflin Scranton branch with an iron fist — well, more like an aluminum fist — misfiring manager Michael Scott walks out of his beloved office for the last time.
The trick, admits executive producer Paul Lieberstein, who also stars as Toby, was balancing the sentimental nature of Steve Carell's final episode with the requisite humor. "We try to play it pretty real, pretty simple," he says. "But it's not easy for a guy like Michael, who has such a low grasp on reality, to have a normal goodbye. That's where a lot of the comedy comes from."
Wide World of Sports
Long before there was ESPN (or ESPN2 or ESPNU or Versus or Speed or any of the numerous other channels dedicated to sports) ABC's Wild World of Sports was a pioneer in coverage of niche and emerging athletic events. The venerable anthology series premiered 50 years ago this week, on April 29, 1961, and is perhaps best known for host Jim McKay's iconic opening narration: "Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat."