| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Directed by Harmony Korine
Canny provocateur that he is, director Harmony Korine (Gummo, Kids) has packed his new film Spring Breakers with enough publicity-generating, meta-textual talking points to make the actual quality of...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON -- American cable programmers are eyeing growth opportunities abroad as economies in Europe and elsewhere recover.
Discovery Communications has grown its international business very aggressively, president and CEO David Zaslav said on a...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:53 AM
MTV, VH1 and CMT are looking to celebrate America's independence the old-fashioned way. Not with burgers and hot dogs and fireworks, but by playing music videos on their channels in what they're calling "Music Independence Day."
The plan is that all...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:09 AM
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. -- The boardwalk where generations of families and teens got their first taste of the Jersey Shore and where the MTV reality show of the same name was filmed is about to be rebuilt following its destruction in Superstorm Sandy....
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:33 PM
By 2009, when the shine of VH1's popular reality series "Hogan Knows Best" had worn off, it appeared as if star Nick Hogan, son of World Wrestling Federation icon Hulk Hogan, would follow in his bandanna-wearing father's footsteps and pursue a career in...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Exactly the sort of figure presaged by "Network," Morton Downey Jr., with his unique blend of bullying, liberal-baiting politics and Barnum-like eye for the human circus, turned his latenight New York talkshow into syndicated TV's most attention-getting...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Too frou frou for Honey Boo Boo?
Could never fist pump to Jersey Shore?
You're not alone. Millions of people worldwide suffer reality TV elitism, a condition you might call Shunscripted Syndrome.
Symptoms include extreme aversion to TLC, pejorative use...
| May 28, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Chris Linn, who as an executive vice president at MTV played a major role in making Snooki a household name, has been named president of TruTV, a cable channel owned by Time Warner's Turner Broadcasting System.
The hiring of Linn is a sign that TruTV --...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:57 PM
"Midsummer/Jersey," a mash-up spoof of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" and MTV reality series "Jersey Shore," opens this weekend at the Gateway Center for the Arts.
Ken Ludwig created the work for a Virginia high school in 2010. The story is...
| May 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The rise of social media has changed the way we communicate, the way we express ourselves, the way we consume information and entertainment. But when it comes to creating compelling television, five leading showrunners agree that social media is good...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Nick Kroll always wanted his own TV show, but that doesn't mean the comedian best known for his role as Rodney Ruxin on FX's "The League" thought it would actually happen one day.
"When you get started, you're just trying to get booked at an open mic,"...