Friday, December 6, 2019

THE STAR OF HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST BOMB IS UNSHAKEN

March 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

John Carter may have become the biggest box-office flop in Hollywood history, but its star, Taylor Kitsch, has no regrets about having appeared in it. “I’m very proud of John Carter,” he told Entertainment Weekly magazine. “Box office doesn’t validate me as a person or as an actor.” He does have one regret about the […]

BROADCAST NETWORKS MAKE STRONG SHOWING AT EMMYS

September 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After being trounced by the cable networks for years, the broadcast networks made a comeback Sunday night, collecting a slew of Emmy awards for such shows as ABC’s Modern Family, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and The Good Wife. One would be tempted to add DirecTV’s Friday Night […]

BROADCAST NETWORKS MAKE STRONG SHOWING AT EMMYS

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After being trounced by the cable networks for years, the broadcast networks made a comeback Sunday night, collecting a slew of Emmy awards for such shows as ABC’s Modern Family, PBS’s Downton Abbey, and CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, and The Good Wife. One would be tempted to add DirecTV’s Friday Night […]

EMMY SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Friday Night Lights, the critically praised but ratings-challenged drama, is going out with a bang. The show, which recently was able to stay alive by first being televised on DirecTV before being rerun on NBC, was nominated today (Thursday) as one of the five dramas in the best drama category in the 63rd Primetime Emmy […]

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, […]

DIRECTV RESTORES “DAMAGES”

July 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Satellite operator DirecTV is showing that it can be an important content provider in its own right. After already saving the critically praised but low rated Friday Night Lights from extinction, it announced Monday that it is picking up Damages, the made-for-cable drama starring Glenn Close and Rose Byrne that was canceled by FX because […]

WILL FACEBOOK BRING “FNL” ACTOR AN EMMY NOD?

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Borrowing a page from the Facebook campaign that landed Betty White a Saturday Night Live hosting job, fans of actor Zach Gilford mounted a similar campaign in hopes of securing him an Emmy nomination for the low-rated Friday Night Lights. Today’s (Wednesday) Los Angeles Times reported that the campaign, which effectively bypasses the traditional “For […]