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DISH TO NEW SUBSCRIBERS: HBO OR IPAD?

May 16, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

DISH, the satellite TV provider, which, like its cable competitors, has generally offered new subscribers big discounts for pay-TV channels, will, effective on May 22, begin offering them an alternative choice: a free Apple iPad for use with its Hopper and Sling technology (with a 24-month contract). DISH customers will thus be able to watch […]

DALLAS PRODUCERS TALK J.R. SEND-OFF

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Although earlier reports had indicated that J.R. Ewing, the Dallas character played by the late Larry Hagman, would be murdered towards the end of this season (Hagman appeared in seven episodes before his illness forced him off the series), a report in today’s (Monday) Los Angeles Times says only that he will die “tragically.” Executive […]

J.R. WILL BE MURDERED

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

J.R. will go out with a bang during the second season of the revived Dallas on TNT. Executive producer Cynthia Cidre told TV Guide magazine that the character, played by Larry Hagman, who died last November, will be murdered, with several episodes devoted to the killing. “We all felt having J.R. die of natural causes […]

DALLAS PRODUCERS PLANNING FUNERAL FOR J.R. EWING

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It probably won’t get as big an audience as it did when he was shot, but J.R. Ewing’s funeral on TNT’s Dallas is expected to draw big ratings by cable standards when it airs sometime during its next season, which begins on January 28. TNT on Tuesday confirmed that it is planning a funeral episode […]

HOW WILL J.R. DIE? (OR WILL HE?)

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s not quite the delicious question that “Who shot J.R.?” was, but “How will J.R. die?” will certainly be a question that will have Dallas fans buzzing until the end of the current season on TNT. A spokesman for Channel 5 which airs the series in the U.K., told the London Sunday Independent that a […]

WHAT WILL THE SAG AWARDS BE CALLED NOW?

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists into a single union called SAG-AFTRA left one major question unresolved: What will the SAG Awards show now be called? Well, for next year at least, it will continue to be called the SAG Awards, according to Daily Variety. […]

DALLAS ON TOP AGAIN

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 1980 episode of Dallas that revealed who shot J.R. Ewing drew 90 million viewers and at the time was the highest-rated telecast ever broadcast. When the series returned on TNT Wednesday night with all-new episodes it drew 6.9 million viewers — tiny compared with the number of viewers who routinely watched Dallas in that […]

BASKETBALL RETURNS ON XMAS — NO AUDIENCE LOSS EVIDENT

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It would appear that the NBA lockout that delayed the start of the current season until Christmas Day had little or no effect on viewership — that is, judging from ratings for Sunday’s quadrupleheader carried by ABC, ESPN and TNT. In fact, the Boston Celtics-New York Knicks game on TNT averaged 5.9 million viewers, making […]

HARRY POTTER FINALE LIFTS TIME WARNER

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner’s earnings for the third quarter came in ahead of analysts’ predictions today (Wednesday), thanks mainly to the magic of Harry Potter. The company’s Warner Bros. unit reported its best quarter in history with profit up an extraordinary 153 percent, much of it coming from ticket sales for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: […]

FIRST TWO WEEKS OF SEASON A NET LOSS FOR NBA

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The NBA on Monday canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 basketball season due to begin on Nov. 1, amid signs that additional weeks, if not the season itself, will likely be canceled unless some magical formula can be found to break the current stalemate between the team owners and the players. For the […]

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