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HAS TRUMP’S CELEBRITY APPRENTICE BEEN RENEWED?

May 14, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Although Donald Trump tweeted over the weekend that NBC had renewed his Celebrity Apprentice for another season, the show was noticeably not listed among the network’s picks for either this fall or next spring. When that fact was reported by the online Salon magazine, Trump special counsel Michael Cohen fired off an email insisting that […]

SMASH: FOR NBC, IT’S MORE LIKE CRUNCH

May 4, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

NBC executives may now be wishing they had not renewed Smash, the only new scripted series that debuted midseason on the network that was not a total flop. (The other midseason entries were Awake, The Firm, Best Friends Forever and Bent.) Adweek has observed that the network posted an operating cash flow loss of $10 […]

SMASH TO RETURN FOR SECOND SEASON, BUT ITS CREATOR WILL NOT

March 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it did not turn out to be the smash that NBC had hoped it would be, the network announced on Thursday that it will renew Smash for s second season. However, today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times, citing sources close to the production, reported that creator and showrunner Theresa Rebeck will not be returning. (She’ll […]

COWELL MAY SHUT DOWN THE X FACTOR

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Simon Cowell has indicated he will pull the plug on The X Factor if ratings do not improve next season. While he was referring to the longer-running British version of the show in an interview with today’s (Monday) London Daily Express, his words would also seem to be applicable to the U.S. version, whose ratings […]