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  1. tv
    Dan Rather, Still FightingThe former CBS News anchor, never shy with an opinion, opens up about Les Moonves, the state of TV news, and Trump’s war on the press.
  2. post reality
    The Best Use of Augmented Reality Right Now Is the Weather Channel’sIf you want proof of augmented reality’s potential, look to this news anchor surrounded by six feet of water.
  3. tv news
    Kathie Lee Gifford to Leave the Today Show in April, So Break Out the White WineAfter 11 years on the show.
  4. artificial intelligence
    Should This Chinese AI Bot Replace All News Anchors?A hard question with no easy answers.
  5. season renewals
    A.P. Bio Will Be Back in Session With Second Season at NBCNBC has renewed the Glenn Howerton comedy.
  6. Local News Is Turning Into Trump TV, Even Though Their Viewers Don’t Want ItAmericans prefer unbiased local news. But media consolidation makes it profitable for stations to broadcast biased national news, anyway.
  7. tv news
    Fox News Killed Story on Trump and Porn Star Stormy DanielsDuring the height of the 2016 election.
  8. tv fashion
    Something’s Weird About This Jake Tapper PanelBut I can’t put my finger on it.
  9. the today show
    Revisiting the Bitter Matt Lauer–Ann Curry Today Show DramaSomewhere, Ann Curry is smiling after Lauer’s firing.
  10. trailer mix
    Rick and Morty’s Newest Trailer Finally Reveals Season 3’s Premiere DateIt’s time to get schwifty!
  11. reboots forever
    The U.K.’s Misfits Is Getting a U.S. Reboot on FreeformStarring Bobby Cannavale’s son!
  12. casting couch
    Kirsten Dunst Is Making a Dark Comedy for AMCTo be directed by The Lobster’s Yorgos Lanthimos.
  13. amazon
    Lorre to Bring Bonfire of the Vanities to AmazonBazinga!
  14. NBC Crowdsources the Comedy News With New Series Common Sense America’s Most Politically Insightful Home Videos.
  15. westworld
    HBO Puts Up Westworld, Divorce EarlyHang out with robo-Marsden, or human Thomas Haden Church.
  16. the industry
    Epix Is Making Get Shorty Into Hour-long TVEpix has ordered a series based on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel and the 1995 John Travolta movie.
  17. tv news
    Michael Lombardo Will Step Down As HBO Programming PresidentLombardo joined the network in 1983.
  18. casting couch
    Ewan McGregor Will Star As Two Brothers in Fargo Season 3Ewan will play brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy.
  19. napoleon
    Fukunaga May Direct Kubrick’s Napoleon for HBOSteven Spielberg has been developing the project since 2013.
  20. un-unplugged
    MTV Is Rebooting UnpluggedSean Atkins plans to “put the ‘M’ back in MTV.”
  21. can't keep execs to themselves
    Lifetime Is Developing a Selena Gomez TV SeriesWho is young enough to look younger than Selena Gomez?
  22. making a murderer
    Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang Is Getting His Own TV ShowRoad to Justice will focus on cases that demonstrate flaws in the legal-justice system.
  23. obituaries
    L.A. Law’s Larry Drake Dies at 66Drake won two Emmys for playing mentally impaired office worker Benny on the show.
  24. cancellations
    Switched at Birth to End After Its Fifth SeasonCreator Lizzy Weiss announced the news Friday.
  25. time
    The Big Bang Theory Showrunner Says Season Ten May Be Its LastBang! Bang! Bang! (To Everything There Is a Season)
  26. kathryn bigelow
    Kathryn Bigelow Developing Terror Pilot for HBOSet in Minnesota.
  27. Fargo’s Coming Back to the 21st CenturyYou betcha, ya.
  28. reality tv
    Fox Is Making a Hypnotism Reality Show That Will Surely Put People to SleepThe pans write themselves.
  29. the industry
    50 Cent Produces New Fox Comedy My Friend 50Got a show on Fox like it’s his birthday.
  30. tv news
    Kevin Bacon in Tremors TV RebootWho wants to play Six Degrees of Worms?
  31. last week tonight with john oliver
    John Oliver Addresses Paris Attacks“F*** these assholes. F*** them, if I may say, sideways.”
  32. tv news
    CBS Pulls Monday’s Supergirl and NCIS: LAIt is not clear now when the previously scheduled episodes will air.
  33. De Niro Transforms Into Madoff in New PhotoHe’s a (Ponzi) wizard, there has to be a twist.
  34. welcome mother monster
    Lady Gaga Will Star on American Horror StoryThis may be the most logical casting ever.
  35. tv news
    The Threat of Domestic Violence on RHOAWhat’s the responsibility of the show when reality TV becomes this real?
  36. Baz Luhrmann’s First TV Show Is Headed to NetflixThis should be a spectacular spectacular.
  37. trust issues
    Almost Everybody Has Made Up Their Minds About Fox NewsA plurality both trust it and don’t trust it.
  38. whitney houston
    Cable’s Whitney Houston Coverage Was a Bumbling Intruder at a WakeWith everyone grieving and sharing on Twitter and Facebook, 24-hour news has never looked more obsolete.
  39. tv news
    Aaron Sorkin May Return to Politics With John Edwards StoryDennis Quaid is ready to start learning his lines.
  40. tv news
    Aaron Sorkin Is Doing Another TV Show About a TV ShowHow many behind-the-scenes shows can TV take?
  41. gossipmonger
    RIP, IsabellaThe death of Isabella Blow by either cancer or suicide dominated conversation at the Costume Institute Gala last night. (We’ve got a Costume Institute slideshow and a tribute to Blow by Harriet Mays Powell and Amy Larocca.) Tom Brokaw won’t return to the anchor’s seat at NBC News despite the network’s slip in the ratings. While out shopping, Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson had difficulty getting into Tom Ford’s new store. The widow of Dr. Robert Atkins is embroiled in a legal battle for her late husband’s $100 million trust. Rosie O’Donnell is angling for the host slot on The Price Is Right. Amy Poehler and Will Arnett upgraded their West Village digs. Dan Abrams broke some cuff links, so he had to use dental floss to fasten plastic clips on his shirt. Like every other actor in New York, Cynthia Nixon will appear on an episode of Law & Order.
  42. party lines
    Larry King Celebrates 50 Years on Air With Bad Jokes, Old Celebrities Like all Peggy Siegal–run caviar-and-Champagne parties at the Four Seasons, last night’s celebration of Larry King’s 50 Years of Broadcasting was meant to be an enormous schmoozefest. But then the entire TV-news firmament was called away to Virginia, and so the planned red carpet was canceled, video crews were turned away, and reporters, or at least Party Lines reporters, were instructed to keep the questions “appropriate.” But, still, King wasn’t going to give up on the chance to wring a few laughs from the three remaining (aged) newspeople in town: Barbara Walters, Andy Rooney, Walter Cronkite. Longtime King friends Sid Young and Neil Simon were there, too, as well as many of his interviewees, including Ron Howard, Sandra Bernhard, and Mario Cuomo. “I’m honored that so many people are here, especially because I get to break news to you,” King joked from a podium. “Donald Trump bought the building. He was here 22 minutes, and if Donald is here 22 minutes, he buys the building.” Can’t imagine why people didn’t stay in town for material like that. —Miriam Datskovsky
  43. intel
    New CNN Morning Anchor Was Fox News RebelLast week’s shake-up at CNN, in which not-related American Morning anchors Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien were “reassigned” within the network, marked a happy turn of events for Fox News Channel refugee Kiran Chetry, who’s becoming a co-anchor of the show. In February, Fox News accused Chetry, who’d been in talks with CNN, of demanding it fire her Fox & Friends co-anchor Gretchen Carlson. Chetry says that didn’t happen, but Fox had her escorted from the building, and her husband, Fox weatherman Chris Knowles, had to raid her office to recover her personal belongings. Knowles was released from his Fox News contract the following day. CNN president Jonathan Klein says that Chetry’s adjusting well. “I was blown away by her almost encyclopedic knowledge of CNN,” he says. “I was amazed that she was even getting reception behind the iron curtain.” Watching CNN at Fox News? That alone was probably enough to get her fired. —Emma Rosenblum
  44. in other news
    To Catch a Rodent In a disturbing twist on the current wave of the rats-in-restaurants panic, television and city agencies now almost seem to be working in concert. The Health Department rushed to close the East 86th Street Papaya King the very day after Inside Edition gave the joint the familiar critter-footage treatment. There’s something equally unseemly about the department’s scramble to prove its worth and TV acting as if it had just invented a new genre, so it occurred to us that perhaps the two should take a cue from another bizarre intersection of entertainment and enforcement. Why not just join forces and let camera crews trail inspectors? Quick, someone call Chris Hansen. Rats Shut Down Fabled ‘Dog Joint [NYP]
  45. the follow-up
    It’s 10 a.m.: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?Omigod! It’s finally here! As you’ve no doubt heard in countless promos aired during American Idol, 24, Seinfeld reruns, and whatever else you might happen to watch on Channel 5, this year is the 40th anniversary of the station’s ten o’clock news, the first newscast at that hour in New York. And today, dear readers, is the actual birthday. Yup, 40 years ago tonight, Bill Jorgenson — whom Tim Murphy interviewed for the current issue of New York — anchored that very first broadcast, and to mark the occasion, Tim dug up some great YouTube clips. They’re funky, they’re pompadoured, and they’re after the jump. Enjoy.
  46. in other news
    See, CBS’s Strategy Is for Katie’s Ratings to Suck With yesterday’s news about Charlie Gibson’s recent ratings victories over Brian Williams, we wondered what the folks at CBS think about the whole thing. After all, they’re spending $15 million a year on their new anchor. Then we remembered: They don’t care! They’ve never cared! Why would you care about a $15 million investment? September 2006: “Where we were last week or even in the weeks to come is not as important as where we are next year and even the year after that.” —CBS News President Sean McManus to the AP October 2006: “It takes months and years to change viewer habits.” —McManus to USA Today November 2006: “”Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the CBS Evening News.” —Katie Couric to USA Today February 2007: “As we’ve said all along, this is a very long process that takes many months, if not years. We’re not losing any patience.” —McManus to the New York Times Earlier: Good News for ABC, or Just Bad News for NBC?
  47. it just happened
    Grown-Up Tiki Barber Signs With NBC And now it’s official: Tiki Barber will become a television broadcaster. The Times is reporting that Barber, the Giants running back who retired from football at the top of his game, will join NBC, serving as a news correspondent for the Today show and a commentator for football broadcasts. Last month, David Amsden profiled Barber for New York, looking at why he wanted to leave football and why he wanted to go to TV. The answer? Because he realized it was time to grow up. Tiki Barber to Join NBC’s ‘Today’ Show [NYT] Tiki Barber: The Exit Interview [NYM]
  48. intel
    NY1 to Launch Eleven O’Clock NewscastIf Arnold Diaz’s Fox 5 antics fill you with shame, if Sue Simmons’s NewsChannel 4 banter makes you want to chuck something at your TV, if you’re just looking for something calm and earnest at eleven o’clock, no-frills, low-budget, then lovably dorky NY1 has some great news for you: The local all-news station is starting its own late-night newscast, to launch Monday night, January 22. “You’re not going to get stories about the latest person fired off The Apprentice or about the killer salad bar,” promises NY1 exec Steve Paulus. Lewis Dodley will anchor along with, naturally, a white woman — Paulus won’t yet reveal who it is, but he says she’s a former NY1 reporter who left the station several years ago — and, unlike much of the station’s news programming, it’ll be broadcast live, with the anchors tossing to a mix of taped and live segments and reporters in the field. Paulus expects a good response from NY1’s loyal fans. “People have told me they watch us so much that our logo gets burned into their plasma screens,” he says. —Tim Murphy
  49. gossipmonger
    O.J. Simpson, Now the Get of the CenturyNews execs are desperate to get O.J. Simpson to do a primetime interview about his canceled primetime interview with Judith Regan, his lawyer says. Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock are breaking up over, um, Borat. Really. Owen Wilson was diamond-ring shopping. Quoth Britney Spears: “I gave birth for 2 1/2 years, and now I want to party” (with Paris Hilton, no less). In other Hilton news, Lindsay Lohan is mad at rumors that Paris dumped a drink on her, despite the fact that she’s the one who spread them. Despite the hype, Bobby didn’t do so well at the box office over Thanksgiving. Jay McInerney offers Dan Aykroyd wine advice; Aykroyd to sing at McInerney’s wedding in return. Longtime Brooklyn lovebirds Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger might soon be getting married. Who will be the 2006 “Media Person of the Year”? (Our money’s on Stephen Colbert.) Former Post editor-in-chief Ken Chandler to quit the newspaper biz and get into consulting. The lovely folks of Darien, Connecticut, bid on a bunch of stuff from Moby’s youth at an estate sale. Busta Rhymes booked a hotel room in Miami, was a no-show. Derek Jeter is still hitting on Jessica Biel; Jay-Z is still hating on Cristal. Cindy Adams’s criticism of the new Bond flick: The first ten minutes are “unrelenting shoot-em-up” (uh, Cindy, it’s a James Bond movie). Also, Adams is the only person in the world who doesn’t find Daniel Craig sexy. Kiefer Sutherland’s kill-count on 24 last season: 38.