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After the coffee. Before getting through two upfronts in one day. The Skinny: It's a beautiful day here in New York. Too bad I'll spend it indoors at the NBC and Fox upfronts, and then running in and out of Starbucks to steal their Wi-Fi to file blog...
ABC is expected to finally fill a key position in its scheduling department by tapping Whitney Holland as its new vice president of program planning and acquisitions, according to people close to her and ABC. Holland joins ABC from OWN, the cable...
If Rupert Murdoch had gotten his way, the miniseries "The Bible" might very well have ended up airing on the Fox News Channel instead of the History channel, where it was a huge hit. Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp., was hot for...
Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts might run the nation's largest entertainment and cable TV company, but he ranks in the middle of the media pack in terms of salary and perks. Roberts received $29 million in compensation last year, an increase...
After the coffee. Before remembering to record NBC's "Hannibal." The Skinny: For some reason my DVR didn't record "Modern Family" last night but it did capture some good discounts on QVC. You don't need me to tell you that today's headlines include a...
Honey Boo Boo should be getting a nice box of chocolates in the mail. David Zaslav, the chief executive of cable programming giant Discovery Communications, had a 2012 compensation package worth $49.9 million, according to the company's proxy statement....
Tyler Perry's sitcom "For Better or Worse" is moving from TBS to OWN this fall. The move extends the growing relationship between the actor/director and OWN, the cable channel owned by Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications. Perry signed a deal to...
Tribune Co. has named Edward Lazarus, a former high-ranking Federal Communications Commission official and one-time federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, as its executive vice president and general counsel. Lazarus, 53, is the first key hire for Tribune'...
Oprah Winfrey's "worldwide exclusive" interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong greatly enhanced the performance of her nascent OWN network. Thursday's installment of the highly anticipated "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive"...
The Producers Guild of America announced Wednesday the television series and specials and digital series nominated for the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards -- and there are some new faces and switch-ups. In the drama category, "Breaking Bad" will...
Improved ratings at OWN has Sanford C. Bernstein media analyst Todd Juenger bullish on Discovery Communications, which co-owns the cable channel with Oprah Winfrey. In a Monday report, Juenger raised his target price for Discovery shares to $76 and...
After the coffee. Before asking Manti Te'o to fix me up. The Skinny: I wonder if Oprah Winfrey would drop Lance Armstrong for Manti Te'o if she could? Thursday's headlines include stories on whether the Armstrong interview can boost OWN, the White...
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