| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:23 PM
The government shutdown that started early Tuesday has already hit the Federal Communications Commission, the government agency that among other things regulates obscenity on what used to be known as the public airwaves.
Which has led some viewers to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:56 PM
“The X Factor” has been off to a rocky start this season.
The fledgling competition has yet to deliver on the hype creator Simon Cowell lobbed upon the media before the show premiered in 2011.
Unlike “American Idol,” Cowell&...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:41 AM
There aren't many instrumental surf punk bands working the professional music circuit these days, and that's just one of the things that sets the Reigning Monarchs apart. The North Hollywood band has been playing in punk and comedy enclaves for the last...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:25 AM
It looks like Rebel Wilson's night was super fun for a decent number of people.
ABC's "Super Fun Night," a comedy about a group of sheltered women who start to try to live outside their comfort zones, opened with 8.2 million viewers and a rating of 3.2...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service.
Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents.
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:42 AM
It looks like "The Millers'" dysfunction is working just fine for CBS so far.
Coming off a big lead-in from the hit "The Big Bang Theory," "The Millers" kicked off with 13.2 million viewers and a rating of 3.3 in the key 18-49 age demographic,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The TV season is still young, but NBC is having its best fall start in a decade, leading to speculation it might finally have shaken off the curse of Jeff Zucker.
Thanks to the singing contest "The Voice" as well as Sunday night NFL games, the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Rebel Wilson's new show was less super in the ratings this week. Coming off a decent start for last week's premiere, ABC's "Super Fun Night" fell about 22% in the key 18-49 age demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
In the advertiser-...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Thursday night's "Glee," an emotional tribute to its former cast member Cory Monteith who died earlier this year, drew an audience of 7.4 million, according to early numbers from Nielsen.
The episode of the Fox series got a rating of 2.8 in the key 18-...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This may be remembered as the autumn that network TV executives fell head over heels in love — with the DVR.
Not that long ago, digital video recorders were seen as a threat to broadcasters' way of life, much as VCRs were seen as a killer for...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:24 AM
Fox Broadcasting has tapped former Discovery Channel programming executive Simon Andreae as its new executive vice president of alternative entertainment.
Andreae will attempt to fill the big shoes left by Mike Darnell, who had been president of...