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NEW EMMY DEAL STRUCK WITH TV NETWORKS

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has approved a new deal with the broadcast networks for its annual Emmy awards show that will put $66 million in its coffers over the next eight years. The Academy also announced that this year’s telecast will be produced for the first time by reality show maven Mark […]

TV ACADEMY TO HONOR PROGRAMS “WITH A CONSCIENCE”

March 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Monday that it plans to pay tribute to eight programs at its fourth annual Television Academy Honors on May 5. The programs, it said, represent television “with a conscience.” In a statement, it observed that they “explore such vital issues as sexual abuse and assault, racism, […]

DOUBLE DOSE OF EMMYS ON WEST COAST SAVES THE DAY

August 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The decision by NBC and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to air this year’s Emmy awards show live coast-to-coast not only didn’t hurt the telecast’s ratings, but it apparently improved them. Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday) that Nielsen combined the “unduplicated viewership” of the live West Coast telecast with the taped repeat that […]

CJR: O’REILLY’S CLOUT HAD COMCAST HOST FIRED

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Implicitly raising questions about how Comcast might deal with its Fox News-bashing commentators on MSNBC if it takes over NBC Universal, the Columbia Journalism Review has disclosed that the eponymous host of a Comcast cable program, Backstage with Barry Nolan, was fired in 2008 after Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly wrote a "lawyerly letter" to […]

“LOST” FINALE TO BE FOUND IN 59 COUNTRIES

May 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

In an apparent attempt to circumvent online piracy abroad, ABC is planning to make Sunday night’s 2 1/2-hour series finale of Lost available in 59 countries — without the program’s usual overseas subtitles — either on the same day or within 48 hours of the U.S. telecast. In a statement, the Disney-owned network (Disney’s ABC […]

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” NURSES 18 DAYTIME EMMY NODS

May 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC’s General Hospital, one of the few surviving daytime soap operas, picked up 18 Daytime Emmy nominations on Wednesday — leading the pack. Jonathan Jackson, who plays Lucky Spencer (Luke and Laura’s son) on the show, has already won three times. He took a break from the soap in 1999, presumably to find stardom in […]

THEME SONG EMMYS RESTORED

May 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The music branch of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has rejected plans to eliminate the primetime Emmy award for main title music. Last month the academy’s board of governors, observing that only a handful of television shows use theme music any longer (most of those that do are animated), proposed doing away with […]