Sunday, December 15, 2019

MOVIE REVIEWS: TED

June 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Raunchy? Yes. Funny? Yes. That’s the way most of the nation’s critics have voted in their reviews of Seth MacFarlane’s Ted. In fact, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times minces no superlative: “The funniest movie character so far this year is a stuffed teddy bear. And the best comedy screenplay so far is Ted,” he […]

FLINTSTONES TO RETURN — AND FOX HAS THEM

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Flintstones have undoubtedly been caught up in more media consolidation deals over the past half century than any other animated family — and they’re about to see more. Originally created in 1960 by the then-fledgling Hanna Barbera company, the Bedrock family moved to Taft Broadcasting in 1967 when that company acquired Hanna Barbera, then […]

FOX MAY USE WEBSITES FOR MAKEGOODS

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox Broadcasting, whose ratings this season have fallen 20 percent below what the network had guaranteed sponsors, has offered inventory on the network’s streamed online shows as “makegoods,” Adweek reported today (Monday). If they agree, Fox would be able to solve a vexing dilemma: it has little unsold inventory available to use for makegoods, given […]

IDOL ADS COSTING MORE THAN FOOTBALL

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It would appear that advertisers are not expecting ratings for American Idol to fall significantly following the departure of Simon Cowell this season. Advertising Age observed that Fox is selling 30-second spots on the show for $467,617 — making it the most expensive ad buy on television. It tops NBC’s Sunday Night Football, whose spots […]

“FAMILY GUY” EPISODE CENSORED BY FOX TO BE RELEASED ON DVD

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A controversial episode of Family Guy dealing with the topic of abortion that Fox Television has refused to air will be distributed on DVD in September as a stand-alone episode by corporate sibling Fox Home Video, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday). When it finally is released, the Times observed, “many Family Guy fans […]