Fox not ordering more Mob Doctor, gives Touch two-hour premiere

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By Tim Molloy (TheWrap.com) - Fox has not ordered any additional episodes of "The Mob Doctor" beyond its January 7 airing, though no final decision has been made about the fate of the long-struggling gangster drama, Fox said. The network also announced plans for a two-hour season 2 premiere of … [Read more...]

Former NBC executive Jeff Zucker named CNN president

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(Reuters) - Time Warner Inc on Thursday named Jeff Zucker president of its cable news network CNN Worldwide, effective January 2013. Zucker, who is the former head of NBCUniversal and is currently the producer of Katie Couric's talk show, is taking over from Jim Walton, who said in July he was … [Read more...]

Vitec Announces the World’s First Dual XDCAM Field Recorder

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Deck designed to streamline Sony XDCam workflow By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Vitec has announced the Focus FS-T2001, dubbed the world's first dual XDCAM Field Recorder.   Vitec says that the T2001 is in wide use with many networks today, and is designed to streamline Sony's XDCam workflow.  … [Read more...]

New Image From A&E’s Bates Motel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) While Hollywood studios are starved of originality, remaking everything in sight, American television has transformed itself over the last two decades and has become the envy of the world. And, such is the regard with which TV writers are held in, when it was announced … [Read more...]

Two and a Half Men TV star says no disrespect intended in ‘filth’ claim

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By Jill Serjeant (Reuters) - "Two and a Half Men" teen actor Angus T. Jones, who caused a media furore by calling his own show "filth," apologized on Tuesday for disrespecting the creator, cast and crew of the raunchy TV comedy. But Jones, 19, whose distaste for the show was prompted by a his … [Read more...]

CNN to tap ex-NBC boss Zucker for turnaround: source

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By Peter Lauria and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) - Jeff Zucker, a former head of NBCUniversal and the producer of Katie Couric's talk show, will be named president of Time Warner Inc's ratings-starved CNN cable news channel, a source close to the situation said on Tuesday. Zucker will succeed … [Read more...]

Alons-y! David Tennant to Return for Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Season

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Actor to reprise iconic 10th Doctor role? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It's the rumor that was born about 10 seconds after he said "I don't want to go," and then changed into the 11th version of himself. And now it's taking a step close to becoming reality. David Tennant, who became the … [Read more...]

Two and a Half Men star finds religion, calls TV show “filth”

Angus T. Jones poses at the CBS comedies' season premiere party in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Angus T. Jones, star of CBS's raunchy television comedy "Two and a Half Men", has urged viewers to change the channel, saying his new-found religious beliefs are at odds with his job playing a fun-loving teen on the popular show. Jones, 19, who has played Jake Harper … [Read more...]

Larry Hagman dead at 81, portrayed notorious TV villain J.R. Ewing

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By Bill Trott (Reuters) - Larry Hagman, who created one of American television's most supreme villains in the conniving, amoral oilman J.R. Ewing of "Dallas," died on Friday, according to a co-star. He was 81. Hagman died at a Dallas hospital of complications from his battle with throat cancer, … [Read more...]

More XBox 720 Details Emerge

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Microsoft's Flagship Game Platform To Go Quad Core By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The arms race between XBox, Playstation and Nintendo is about to heat up again as new details of Microsoft's next generation gaming console have emerged. The XBox 720 (which according to rumors will borrow from … [Read more...]

Sony to Go Head to Head With RED for 4K Streaming

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4K Delivery to be on board new UHDTV By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Sony is about to release their new 4K Ultra HD TV called the XBR-84X900. With a resolution of 3840×2160 and 8 million total pixels, the 84-inch LED screen will have almost 4 times the resolution of 1080p HD. But what is going … [Read more...]

News Corp to take 49 percent stake in Yankees TV channel

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(Reuters) - News Corp will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in the YES Network from the New York Yankees baseball club and its partners, giving the media company a major sports presence in the largest U.S. TV market. After three years, News Corp would be able to acquire a larger stake that could … [Read more...]

BitTorrent Signs Deal with TV Manufacturers

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Deal could bring streaming via BitTorrent to Europe and Asia By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) OK, let's do a little word association. Computers? Piracy. Internet? Piracy. BitTorrent? PIRACY. That's at least the position of Hollywood when it comes to new technologies like file sharing via … [Read more...]

GetGlue Acquired by Viggle for $25 million, Stock

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By Tim Molloy - NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - Viggle Inc. has purchased GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares in stock, with the goal of making the merged companies the dominate force in social TV. Together, the two companies will have more than 4 million users. Viggle stock was up … [Read more...]

Movie industry has shed 16,000-plus jobs in L.A. since 2004, study says

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Tim Kenneally - LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The motion picture industry has lost more than 16,000 jobs in Los Angeles County since the peak year of 2004, according to a new study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. And according to the study, "runaway productions" that have … [Read more...]

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