Katie Couric Contract Talks, Taking a Paycut?

Despite a report by Bloomberg News that Katie Couric has started talks with CBS over her soon-to-expire contract — it is set to end in May — TheWrap.com spoke to a source close to the situation that claims the anchor has not started negotiations, nor has she agreed to any rumored pay cut. The notion […]

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‘The Young & The Restless’ Renewed For Three Years

Fans of ‘The Young & the Restless‘ have reason to celebrate this morning.  According to Deadline.com, the top-rated daytime soap was just picked up for another three years. This means that the Newmans and the Abbotts will be on the air through at least the 2013-2014 season. Renewing a show that has been number one […]

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Are Evening Newscasts Headed for Doom?

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Doomsday scenarios for the future of broadcast evening newscasts have floated around for nearly two decades now. The latest, though, comes from someone in a real position to do something about it. CBS Corp. Chairman Leslie Moonves recently predicted a fast-changing newscast format because viewers now keep on top […]

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Is The CW This Season’s Most Successful Network?

The news for broadcast television networks is bleak: most new series are flopping.   What everyone assumed were surefire hits from big name producers like J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer turned out to be of moderate interest to most viewers. There are no breakout hits on par with last year’s ‘Glee‘ and ‘Modern Family‘.  Most returning […]

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Deep Soap: More Nails In The Daytime Coffin

Two Talk  Shows May Replace Soaps Elevate the soap terrorism threat level to orange. Both ABC and CBS are developing new daytime talk shows.   It’s unfortunate that no enterprising fan thought of the surefire way to save ‘As The World Turns‘: persuade Julie Chen that she should become a daytime soap star.  Too bad Chen’s […]

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