She’s gone, so now we can gossip about her

Is this one of the the reasons Vanessa Minnillo is now a former correspondent for Entertainment Tonight? (another may be those controversial photos with gal pal Lindsey Lohan…) Interesting how she and boy toy Nick Lachey blast the tabloids – by speaking to one.

"Medium" renewed

The NBC show produced by CBS (yes, you heard me), has been picked up for a fourth season. Now if they can only move it to the 9:00 p.m. slot (CT) after Heroes….

You’re late on your rent for the last time…

Bob Vila is being evicted from his home at CBS – The syndication outfit has pulled the plug on Bob Vila’s Home Again, ending a 28-year run on television. Low ratings and sub par weekend time periods (i.e. between midnight and 8 a.m.) apparently are to blame. Bob Vila began hosting PBS’ This Old House in 1979, but was dropped […]

ET bumped for Bears

For those of you who need their Britney-Lindsey-Angelina-Rosie-Donald fix, move over: CBS-owned WBBM-TV is pushing Mary Hart out for a week to air “Mission Miami: Countdown to the Super Bowl”, which covers the Bears at the big game, all this week at 6:30pm. But those who need that fix can tune to Entertainment Tonight’s sister show The Insider, on WCIU-TV […]

Well, that didn’t take long…

Rachael Ray’s syndicated talk show, which debuted the same day this blog did, has been picked up for another two years, according to CBS Television Distribution’s Roger King. The program is the highest-rated freshman talk show this season and in the top five overall.

The CBS name returns to syndication

They’re back. But the new CBS Television Distribution is in the spirit of the old CBS Films, the syndication division of CBS before the government forced the big three networks to rid itself of the lucrative syndication business in 1970 via the financial interest and syndication rules, which ended in 1995. In 1971, CBS spun-off Viacom, and became a very […]

‘Raymond’ TV father dies

Peter Boyle, R.I.P. (1935-2006) He played Frank Barone, a role he was Emmy nominated for eight times on Everybody Loves Raymond. He also won an Emmy for a guest appearance on The X-Files, and appeared in the movies Young Frankenstein, Joe, and Scooby-Doo 2 – Monsters Unleashed. Mr. Boyle passed away Tuesday night at the age of 71. :-(

Geraldo and the Big Apple

Geraldo At Large, Twentieth Television’s syndicated news magazine, is making a big splash in New York City on WNYW, beating Katie Couric in the adult 25-54 demo at 6:30pm. for the month of October. He also beat Couric at 6:30pm in Detroit on WJBK in that same demo (it helps to note that Couric’s news show airs on a station […]

CBS Corp. Combines CBS Paramount, KIng World

http://www.cbscorporation.com/Roger King, who became rich in the 1980’s as the little company that could (Thanks to he and his brother Michael discovering Oprah Winfrey and acquiring the syndicated rights to “Wheel of Fourtune” and “Jeporady!”), will head the new CBS Television Distribution Group. The sales people will be selling CBS Paramount and King World syndicated product so they won’t have […]