Tuned In Journal

Press tour: Silverman faces more nerds

Monday, 21 July 2008 11:44 AM Written by

 Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios; Marc Graboff. Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- During the writers' strike, I was surprised and appalled to read this quote from NBC Entertainment co-chairman Ben Silverman about attempts to save the Golden Globes telecast, which was ultimately canceled due to the strike: "Sadly, it feels like the nerdiest, ugliest, meanest kids in the high school are trying to cancel the prom. But NBC wants to try to keep that prom alive."

Press tour: 'Caprica' first look

Monday, 21 July 2008 05:43 AM Written by

Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz play the BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- As Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" prepares to premiere its final 10 episodes next January, the network is readying a possible prequel series, "Caprica."

Press tour: Mostly quiet on the 'Heroes' front

Sunday, 20 July 2008 08:19 PM Written by


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- For a TV show that saw its ratings decline last season and its fanboys frustrated, you'd think NBC's "Heroes" would want to cast the widest net possible to remind viewers they should come back for season three. But that doesn't seem to be the case.Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) uses his powers on

Press tour: 'FNL' on DirecTV

Sunday, 20 July 2008 12:04 PM Written by

Coach (Kyle Chandler) calls the shots in BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Low-rated but much-loved "Friday Night Lights" got renewed for a third season of 13 episodes that will air on NBC in February 2009. But DirecTV customers will get to see it in October when the show's new episodes air on DirecTV's Channel 101.

Press tour: TCA Award winners

Saturday, 19 July 2008 08:07 PM Written by

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The Television Critics Association announced its annual award winners Saturday night with AMC's "Mad Men" the big winner, taking home three awards.The cast of AMC's TCA Award-winning

Here's a full list of the categories and winners:


Press tour: Simon Baker back on CBS

Saturday, 19 July 2008 10:52 AM Written by

Simon Baker (CBS)After playing scowling lawyer Nick Fallin on "The Guardian" and a cold-blooded killer in the short-lived heist drama "Smith," actor Simon Baker finally gets a chance to smile in CBS's new Tuesday night fall drama "The Mentalist."

Press tour: Doherty back to '90210'

Saturday, 19 July 2008 08:44 AM Written by

The new cast of BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Shannen Doherty will return to The CW's reboot of "Beverly Hills, 90210," which is going by just "90210." She'll guest star in multiple episodes as Brenda Walsh, who's brought in to be a guest drama teacher who directs a school musical.

Brenda was last seen heading to London to study acting. She has since become a successful theater actress and has transitioned into directing. Her alma mater, West Beverly Hills High School, invites her to return as a guest director for a student production.

Welcome back, Julie Bologna

Friday, 18 July 2008 01:45 PM Written by

So I was half-right and half-wrong about the return of Julie Bologna. She'll be back but at WPXI, not WTAE. She did have conversations with WTAE but ultimately opted to go with the folks she knew at Channel 11.Julie Bologna (WPXI)