Friday Night Lights Is Not Dead

Richard Lawson · 10/06/11 04:52PM

Yes, our beloved football friends may yet live. Also today: good news for an American Horror Story, bad news for an American idol, and James Bond has a new title.

The Most Memorable Moments of the 2011 Emmy Awards

Matt Cherette · 09/19/11 01:01AM

Just like the weekend, the 63rd Primetime Emmys are history. This year's telecast was hosted by Glee's Jane Lynch and aired live on Fox from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Despite Alec Baldwin's last-minute pullout, pretty much every small screen star showed up to celebrate television's biggest night.

Superman Returns, Again

Richard Lawson · 08/04/11 04:47PM

A new photo of the caped crusader dark knight whatever Superman is called has been released! Also today: Sarah Michelle Gellar gets soapy, America's Next Top Modelgets nostalgic, and heaven has found an angel.

Stop Telling Us What TV Shows We Must Watch

Brian Moylan · 03/28/11 11:23AM

Last night HBO's star-studded pedigree mini-series Mildred Pierce lit up TV screens across America, not because that many people wanted to see a warmed-over Depression-era rags-to-riches story, but because the culture created some need in us to watch it. Enough already.

'Friday Night Lights,' 'Cats' Both Missing Great PR Opportunity

Hamilton Nolan · 10/22/10 03:14PM

The Hawaiian island of Kauai has canceled Friday night high school football games this season, because migrating seabirds mistake the stadium lights for the "moon and stars," then "fall from the sky and [get] eaten by cats." Stupid cats. [AP]

Jon Hamm's Girlfriend's Life Is Way Better Than Yours

Richard Lawson · 10/18/10 03:58PM

It just is. Deal with it. Also today: Yet another show ripped from the Twitter headlines, Kate Beckinsale continues her odd career, Johnny Galecki is moving into the big time, and Darren Aronofsky is moving out of it.

Texas Completely Destroyed In Tragic Event

Richard Lawson · 09/21/10 03:06PM

Yup, it just got blown away. Sorry folks, but the ratings don't lie. Also today: Tonnnns of casting news, from monster movies to sex movies to wife movies. Plus some gay Glee scuttlebutt.

Minka Kelly's Airplane Freak-Out: Happening Right Now! (Updated)

Richard Lawson · 09/07/10 03:04PM

Former Friday Night Lights star and current Derek Jeter-dater Minka Kelly is currently on a flight from JFK to LAX and apparently had an enormous dog-related meltdown during takeoff preparations. It's the best kind of starlet story.

The Emmy Nominees: Full of Glee

Richard Lawson · 07/08/10 08:53AM

The 2010 Emmy nominees were announced this morning and they were full of old standards (Mariska Hargitay... again) and surprises (a show on USA that isn't Monk got a nomination!). Let's take a look at the list, shall we?

Jim Carrey No Longer Too Gay for America

Richard Lawson · 04/12/10 02:36PM

It's true. We are finally ready to embrace gay Jim Carrey. Also today: a new miniseries about things exploding in olden times starts to come together, important Gossip Girl news, and the truth about babies.

Another Newspaper Goes Bankrupt

cityfile · 03/31/09 11:22AM

• The Chicago Sun-Times filed for bankruptcy protection today. [BN, NYT]
• Nielson is planning to cut 1,600 jobs, or 5% of its workforce. [AdAge]
• NBC is keeping the lights on at Friday Night Lights, after all. [NYT]
• Because it has precious other good news to report as it sits in fourth place, NBC says it saved $2 million last year by "going green." Congrats. [AP]
• MTV has ordered up four more seasons of The Real World. [THR]
• Sad news, soap fans: CBS is thinking about pulling the plug on Guiding Light, the longest-running daytime drama on television. [NYM]
• The MPAA reports global box office revenues were up 5.2% in 2008. [THR]
• Disney's TV unit has inked a distribution deal with YouTube. [NYT]
• How bad is the situation at CNN? "It's gotten so bad that Fox's Bill O'Reilly has actually taken to saying kind things about CNN, possibly out of pity." [MM]