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  • TV Academy Names Dick Askin to Chairman Position

    The Television Academy announced Friday that it has tapped former Tribune Entertainment CEO and prexy Dick Askin to be its Chairman of the Council of Past Presidents and Past Chairs. Askin formerly served as Chairman and CEO of the Academy 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...
  • AMPAS' Heather Cochran Named TV Academy CFO

    The Television Academy has hired Heather Cochran as its new chief financial officer and evp of business affairs, chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum announced today. Cochran, who most recently served as managing director, planning and operations for the...
  • 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...
  • Seth Meyers tapped to host 2014 Emmy Awards

    Seth Meyers tapped to host 2014 Emmy Awards
    Seth Meyers will go from late night to prime time in August: The funnyman will host this year's Emmy Awards, NBC and the Television Academy confirmed Thursday night. TV's biggest night falls on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. -- remember, that's a Monday! -- on NBC,...
  • Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees

    Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby...
  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler give the Golden Globes credibility

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler give the Golden Globes credibility
    NBC's announcement Tuesday that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next two Golden Globe telecasts doesn't just promise happy viewers and high ratings, it marks the end of a local rags-to-riches story: the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., like the...
  • 'Orphan Black' Star Could Receive Award Created by Fans

    Who needs the Television Academy or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association when you can have fans nominate you for awards? Tatiana Maslany, star of the BBC America show "Orphan Black," has lost out on an Emmy and a Golden Globe and her fans have had...
  • Sid Caesar, Master of TV Comedy, Dies at 91

    Sid Caesar, one of the first stars created by television via his weekly live comedy program "Your Show of Shows," died Wednesday in his home. He was 91. Caesar, partnered with Imogene Coca, is credited with breaking ripe comedic ground with the 90-...
  • Emmys making changes. Get ready for 'Anchorman 2.5.'

    After the coffee. Before rethinking my priorities in life. The Skinny: Don't you hate it when when what you are watching on TV seeps into your dreams? My dreams last night were definitely influenced by "House of Cards." And no, there were no plastic...