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NEW SHOW SETS RECORD FOR LOWEST RATINGS IN HISTORY

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The CW on Tuesday set a new television record with the first episode of The L.A. Complex. According to Entertainment Weekly, the midseason series debuted with just 646,000 viewers, making it the lowest-rated in-season broadcast drama debut ever. Despite the title, the series is actually a Canadian production, and it received some decent reviews. EW‘s […]

DANCING WITH POLITICS

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A day before the winner of Dancing with the Stars is due to be announced, the show appears to have entered the realm of extremist politics. Bringing to mind the anthrax scares of 2001, it was reported over the weekend that a letter addressed to finalist Bristol Palin contained white powder. Although it turned out […]

MATT DAMON TO GUEST STAR IN LIVE EPISODE OF 30 ROCK

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Matt Damon is scheduled to make a return appearance on NBC’s 30 Rock Thursday in a telecast that will air live on both the East and West Coast, according to Entertainment Weekly. The episode will be broadcast from NBC’s Saturday Night Live stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, familiar territory for 30 Rock exec producer/co-writer/co-star Tina […]

NBC’S SOURCE FOR OUTSOURCED PRAISE WAS NBC

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC has pulled a promo for its controversial new comedy series Outsourced after it turned out that a quote praising the show and attributed to Entertainment Weekly (“a hilarious culture clash”) was actually culled from an NBC press release about the series and another (“it’s a natural companion for The Office“) was from a mixed […]

WHICH VERSION OF AVATAR WILL YOU CHOOSE?

August 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Digital technology may allow film directors to borrow a page from Broadway stage directors, who sometimes tweak scripts and alter staging after a play opens and critical judgments are rendered. That became apparent following the release of an interview with James Cameron that appeared on Entertainment Weekly‘s website on Monday. Cameron indicated that not only […]

TV REVIEWS: “24” FINALE

May 25, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics bade farewell to 24 with generally respectful reviews but little acclamation. “Taken simply as two hours of TV, it was exciting in its own insane way,” wrote Robert Bianco in USA Today. “And the ending was, at least, suitably bittersweet. … It just wasn’t the ending, or the last season, a great series deserved.” […]

“ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY” TO LINK PAGES TO THE WEB

April 16, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Entertainment Weekly plans to include barcodes in its upcoming summer movie preview issue that, when scanned by a reader with a smartphone, will bring up trailers for the 20 movies featured in the issue. The trailers are hosted by YouTube and employ a special barcode developed by Microsoft that will also appear in the magazine’s […]

EARLIER DELIVERY FOR “ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY”

March 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In order to compete more effectively against syndicated TV entertainment shows and celebrity websites, Time Inc.’s Entertainment Weekly is tightening its production schedule so that it can got to press after 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and get copies to its 1.7 million subscribers by Friday. Copies will hit newsstands and supermarket check-out counters by Thursday […]