Since 2004, Jeff Fager has been the steward of 60 Minutes, the crown jewel of CBS News that has withstood the fast-changing media information landscape and remained a ratings hit. On Tuesday he was tapped to the new role of chairman of the CBS News at a time when the division has to make some big decisions about the future. The Biz talked to him about his new role and what's ahead.
Watch out, Glee — Modern Family is staging its own high-school musical for a spring episode. Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) takes over the kids' music program and "wants to introduce them to musical greats like Bernstein and ...
Is Emily a lock to win The Bachelor?
It's only a month into the new season of ABC's dating competition, and already there seems to be a clear frontrunner for Brad Womack's heart. Emily Maynard, the blonde Southern belle who lost her previous fiancé to a plane crash and found out days later that she was carrying their child, has been getting the lion's share of attention from Brad — and ruffling the other women's feathers in the process.
The Chicago Code
Cheers to The Chicago Code for unleashing the bear inside Jason Clarke.
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The Australian actor is probably best known to American audiences as Tommy Caffee, the velvet-glove politician to Jason Isaacs' iron-fisted sibling Michael on Showtime's late, great Brotherhood. But as detective Jarek Wysocki in Fox's Windy City cop drama, he blows through crime scenes like a man on a tornado-like mission to uproot corruption. He's an instantly fascinating character, and Clarke charges him with kinetic energy.
The teen bullying plot on One Life to Live turns personal February 22 when the anonymous jerk who's been harassing high schooler Shane Morasco (Austin Williams) over the internet turns out to be someone we know well — Blair and Todd's kid Jack (Andrew Trischitta). TV Guide Magazine spoke with the soap's Emmy-winning head writer Ron Carlivati about this ripped-from-the-headlines story and where it's headed.
On a table in Bob Woodruff's office at ABC News is a stack of flash cards with illustrations of household items. They are a reminder of the difficult days that followed for the correspondent after he suffered a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device while reporting in Iraq.
"I couldn't even say scissor," he says as he palms one card. "I couldn't say hammer. When I could finally say it, I spelled it h-a-m-o-r. This was my therapy in the first month or two after I woke up — just trying to name these things."
Former MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann is coming back to prime time on Current TV.
Olbermann will host a new nightly news and commentary show in a deal will make him an equity partner in Current Media, the parent company of the channel which reaches 60 million homes in the U.S. He will also have the title of chief news officer and look to develop other news and talk shows for the network which mostly carries unscripted and documentary programming.
How I Met Your Mother
Oh honey... don't quit your day job.
Last night, Katy Perry, the high goddess of auto-tuned pop confections, popped up on How I Met You Mother for a guest spot at Zoey's gullible hot cousin "Honey." And it was not sweet. Blank-eyed and oddly boring for a woman with curves that got her kicked off of Sesame Street, Perry just didn't bring the spark — much less any fireworks — needed to keep up with the effervescent ensemble that is Ted and company. And pairing her with Neil Patrick Harris' Barney only added insult to insanely pointless stunt casting. He's all gland. She was all bland.
The Simpsons are going to the Oscars on Fox February 20 (one week before ABC airs the real deal), and 2001 winner Halle Berry will be on stage to present an animated film award.
"Bart makes a short film version of his Angry Dad Web series and is up for an Oscar and other awards, but Homer tries to take all the credit," executive producer Al Jean tells TV Guide Magazine. "Halle starts talking about herself as she's presenting. She ad-libbed something she actually dreams about at night that we left in."