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  • Legendary TV Buys John Scalzi Novel 'Lock In' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Legendary TV has acquired the rights to John Scalzi's novel "Lock In" to adapt into a pilot for a potential series. The book revolves around a highly contagious virus that causes one percent -- or five million -- of the U.S. population to become...
  • And we present the Envy Awards. Don't knock 'em.

    And we present the Envy Awards. Don't knock 'em.
    With about 36 Emmy Award categories up for grabs each year, it's clear that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences tries to be comprehensive in recognizing TV talent. But its net has some holes in it: Each year, individuals and shows deserving of...
  • 'Top Chef's' Padma Lakshmi on Keeping the Cooking Show Fresh

    With nearly a dozen seasons and a handful of spinoffs, Bravo's "Top Chef" still remains a fan -- and critics' -- favorite. It's also an awards darling, continually receiving Emmy nods and, somewhat famously, upsetting "The Amazing Race" for the reality...
  • Showtime's 'Shameless' Switches to Comedy for Emmy Race

    Showtime's "Shameless" is switching sides in the Emmy race this year, submitting in comedy series categories after three years in the drama heat. The move was OK'd by Television Academy officials. The John Wells Prods./Warner Bros. TV series starring...
  • Can Ricky Gervais Sell Cars? Audi Thinks So

    To launch its new A3 sedan, Audi of America is turning to Ricky Gervais to drive home the message that consumers should never compromise. To hammer home the message, it cast Gervais, a comedian who is often blasted by critics for his acidic sense of...
  • TV Academy President Lucy Hood dies

    TV Academy President Lucy Hood dies
    Lucy Hood, a well-regarded entertainment industry veteran and president and chief operating officer of the Television Academy, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 56. Prior to joining the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Hood was the executive...
  • Henry Rieger, Former TV Academy President, Dies at 95

    Henry "Hank" Rieger, former prexy of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, died of natural causes in Oceanside, Calif., on March 5. He was 95. In his 40 years with the TV Academy, Rieger served as prexy of the Hollywood chapter of the National...
  • Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years

    Television Academy aims to update its image after 68 years
    Sixty-eight years ago a cartoon director, a radio station owner, a military film editor and a Glendale schoolteacher came together with the goal of turning an emerging technology into a respected profession. Their pet project — the Academy of...
  • Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.

    Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.
    After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival. The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
  • TV Academy Plans Expansion, Major Fundraising Push

    The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is planning a major makeover in advance of its 70th anniversary in 2016 - breaking ground on an ambitious expansion of its facilities, initiating a $40-million fundraising drive and simplifying its name to the...
  • Does Rupert Murdoch Merit a Spot in the TV Hall of Fame?

    Inducting Rupert Murdoch into the Television Academy Hall of Fame on March 11 sounds like a no-brainer. Few have done more in the past 30 years to reshape the TV business, from the launch of the Fox broadcasting network to the fledgling outfit's...