| Oct 29, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Once upon a time, stand-up comedian Pete Holmes had a job as the warm-up guy for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Now, he's the host of his own basic-cable comedy show, "The Pete Holmes Show," which debuted Monday night on TBS after "Conan."
| Oct 28, 2013
| 7:01 AM
AMC Networks Inc., parent of cable channels AMC, WE and IFC, has struck a deal to acquire Liberty Global's Chellomedia for $1.035 billion.
For New York-based AMC Networks, the acquisition will vastly increase its international presence. Chellomedia...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In a move that would have C. Montgomery Burns saying "excellent," the cable network FXX has acquired rerun rights to more than 500 episodes of the long-running Fox hit "The Simpsons."
Although reruns of "The Simpsons" have been on local television...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Thursday night football isn’t going away anytime soon.
Although there have been concerns about the quality of play of Thursday games on the NFL Network and whether having teams play on short rest is in the best interest of player safety, NFL...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When he was in his early 20s, Bill Lawrence landed his first staff writing job on ABC's "Billy." In the first days of his new sitcom gig, he would get hungry and would secretly take food, mostly cereal.
"Finally the executive producer came around and he...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:06 AM
Ruben Studdard wasn't supposed to leave "The Biggest Loser" like this.
Ruben had been extended a golden ticket of sorts when producers invited him to join the show, unlike the thousands of people who vie for a spot at the ranch each year. The...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:04 PM
TBS’ broadcasts of the National League Championship Series featuring the Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals continues to generate significant audience increases over the 2011 NLCS — the last time the network aired the NLCS — between the...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:34 PM
The Dodgers are going to play the waiting game in announcing their playoff roster -- it’s due by 10 a.m. Thursday -- but at least they’ve gotten around to naming their rotation.
Manager Don Mattingly announced in Atlanta on Wednesday that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:54 PM
If you have tickets for playoff games at Dodger Stadium, and you would like to know what time the games start so you can plan your weekend or ask your boss for time off – sorry, you’ll have to wait a few more days.
Such is the power of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:12 PM
In theory, Fox Broadcasting should have no rooting interest in the upcoming American League and National League Championship Series that will determine who goes to the World Series, which airs on the network.
But theory is not reality and Fox executives...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...