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  • Comedians catch wind of 'fangate,' use escapade for late-night laughs

    Comedians catch wind of 'fangate,' use escapade for late-night laughs
    Fangate made good fodder for late-night talk show hosts Thursday. It appears the comedians were big fans of the escapade during Wednesday night's Florida gubernatorial debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. For those...
  • Should HBO open a news division?

    Should HBO open a news division?
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A traditionalist would tell you John Oliver ought not be mentioned in the same breath as Scott Pelley, David Muir, or Brian Williams. In just a few years, however, traditionalists won't be the people consuming the bulk of TV...
  • CNN Scores Solid Ratings for Mike Rowe Series 'Somebody's Gotta Do It'

    Mike Rowe's "Somebody's Gotta Do It" opened to solid numbers for CNN on Wednesday, becoming the network's top original-series premiere to date in the key news demo. Nielsen estimates that the show, fronted by the host of former Discovery series "Dirty...
  • NBC freelancer diagnosed with Ebola will be flown back to U.S.

    NBC freelancer diagnosed with Ebola will be flown back to U.S.
    A freelance cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has contracted the deadly Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, the network said in a statement Thursday. The man, identified only as a 33-year-old working with the...
  • Fox News Tops Cable Ratings in Q3 Primetime; CNN Second, While MSNBC Tumbles

    In a busy summer for big news stories, Fox News Channel topped all of ad-supported cable in same-night ratings, standing as the third quarter's most-watched network in weekday primetime for the first time since 2003. CNN continued its momentum, placing...
  • My podcast subscriptions

    My podcast subscriptions
    Wednesday's column is about the state of podcasting, so I'm offering here a list of the podcasts I currently subscribe to. Please put your recommendations and descriptions in the comment thread. In alphabetical order: 1.    99 Percent Invisible...
  • Amazon Sets 'Alpha House' Season 2 Premiere for Binge-Viewing Mode

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Amazon has adopted the binge-release model -- a la Netflix -- for several of its marquee original series this fall: It will premiere all 10 episodes of the second season of Garry Trudeau's political comedy series "Alpha House,"...
  • Rosie O'Donnell Returns to 'The View' Healthier and Happier

    Rosie O'Donnell Returns to 'The View' Healthier and Happier
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The last person who thought Rosie O'Donnell would ever return to "The View" was Rosie O'Donnell. In the spring of 2007, the talk show host opted not to renew her contract with the gabfest created by Barbara Walters, even though...
  • MSNBC's Program Lineup Needs a Liberal Makeover

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MEMO TO PHIL GRIFFIN: For several years now your liberal bastion, MSNBC, has been assuring us that it's resolutely "leaning forward," but slogans can be dangerous -- especially for a news operation that appears to be listing...
  • ABC's New 'View' Debuts With Muted Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - ABC presented a serene "View" Monday , rather than a cluttered one. The venerable ABC daytime talkfest debuted Monday with a new table of hosts, but little of the sniping or back-and-forth that audiences may have hoped they'...
  • Why Ray Rice Media Blitz Won't Throw NFL For a Loss

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The National Football League has endured several days of terrible publicity, stemming from its serialized mishandling of the domestic violence case involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Yet those in media circles...