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Mark Geragos, Alleged Avenatti Co-Conspirator, Fired By CNNby Tammy on March 25, 2019
Michael Avenatti and Mark Geragos A remarkable few days, including the news that Michael Avenatti was arrested by federal authorities and charged with extortion and fraud. Now his alleged co-conspirator, Mark Geragos has been fired from his TV job. At this point, this is the least of Geragos’ worries. Via Washington Examiner. A CNN spokesperson told the Washington Examiner Monday that its longtime legal analyst Mark Geragos is “no longer a CNN contributor.” Geragos, 61, the alleged co-conspirator in the criminal case against celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti made hundreds of appearances on CNN while working for the news organization. His firing was so hasty that CNN had not had a chance to update its website and still had him listed...
“The Conners” Beaten By Everything, Drops in Total Viewers and Demoby Tammy on November 1, 2018
Looks like the end is nigh. Via Showbiz 911. “The Conners” dropped in everything last night–total viewers, key demo. In the nightly ratings battle. the “Roseanne” spin off continues to trend downward. Last night, “The Conners” was beaten by everything- “NCIS,” “The Voice,” etc. This was their first really objective run, no World Series, nothing to distract potential viewers. But the key demo sank, which isn’t a good sign. And the total viewers were down by 180K, which is a lot, frankly. People are leaving and they’re not coming back. ABC has ordered 1 extra episode to the original order of 10. Sounds to me like a finale. Someone wakes up and says they dreamt Roseanne died. There’s a cackle...
Roseanne-less ‘The Conners’ Loses 25 Percent Of Viewers From Series Premiereby Tammy on October 24, 2018
As expected, 1 out of 4 viewers were simply curious and the nature of what they were doing didn’t hold the viewers. I would expect this decline to continue as the novelty wears off. Via Fox News. The second episode of ABC’s “The Conners” – which is the Roseanne Barr-less spinoff of “Roseanne” – lost roughly 25 percent of viewers who tuned in to last week’s premiere, according to TheWrap. “The Conners” picked up a 1.7 rating and 7.9 million viewers, compared to the debut’s 2.3 rating and 10.5 million viewers, according to the Hollywood trade publication which cited fast-national Nielsen statistics. Industry insiders speculated that many of the premiere’s viewers simply tuned in to see how Barr’s pro-Trump character...
ABC Execs Regret Firing Roseanne, Fear ‘Connors‘ Spin-Off Series Will Flopby Tammy on October 13, 2018
Roseanne made an awful mistake. She apologized multiple times, and was sincerely remorseful. It was right to call her out, but to try to destroy her? As many of us have been saying since this began, the reaction at ABC to fire her immediately was outrageous, and they now apparently agree. I would guess they’re realizing the series would not work without her, and that they way the network handled the situation was disastrous. The problem for the left is they never stop to think, they never address issues with seriousness, and their first instinct is to destroy. Via Daily Mail. Top ABC brass may have acted too swiftly by pulling the plug on Roseanne – and they now fear...
Ratings: ‘Miss America’ Nosedives to All-Time Lowby Tammy on September 11, 2018
Not surprised, beyond the program changes, the complaints about leadership from former Miss America’s likely did not help. Via The Wrap. There they go, “Miss America” viewers. The “Miss America 2019” competition just plummeted 36 percent in TV ratings versus last year’s record low performance on ABC. Yes, that one went up against the first Sunday of the NFL regular season as well. In 2017 (which is confusingly the 2018 pageant), ABC’s “Miss America” pageant averaged a 1.1 rating/4 share and had 5.4 million total viewers. This year’s revamped format — which omitted the popular swimsuit and evening gown rounds — struggled to a 0.7/3 and 4.3 million viewers, which means it was down 36 percent in the key demo...
Tammy Guest Hosts “The Five” Monday & Tuesdayby Tammy on August 27, 2018
Hope you can be there! DVR is ok, too! TAM Chat will be live for the show, and opens at 445p ET.
‘House of Cards’ To End Amid Spacey Sexual Misconduct Allegationsby Tammy on October 30, 2017
As expected. Via Page Six. This house of cards has come crumbling down. Netflix’s hit series “House of Cards” is going to end with its sixth and final season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series began production on its now-final season only a few weeks ago. The announcement comes after “Rent” actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance toward him when he was just 14 years old… Former “House of Cards” showrunner Beau Willimon called the allegations “deeply troubling” but asserted he was unaware of any inappropriate behavior during his four seasons on the show. The final season of “House of Cards,” which will debut in 2018, will be 13 episodes.
‘Let’s Make A Deal’ Host Monty Hall Dies At 96by Tammy on September 30, 2017
So sad. Many of us grew up with the fun of that show, especially with how the audience members dressed up in costumes in order to get chosen for the game. For those of us who had the TV as a ‘babysitter’ Monty Hall was always funny and nice. I can’t believe he was 96! Another reminder of how quickly time goes by. He had a good run, now may he RIP. Thanks Monty! Via Fox News. Monty Hall, best known as the co-creator and host of the game show “Let’s Make a Deal,” died Saturday. He was 96. Hall’s daughter Sharon said her father died of heart failure at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. “Let’s Make a Deal”...
Hannity Beats Maddow in First Week at 9 PM Hourby Tammy on September 30, 2017
Let’s keep it going everyone! Via Free Beacon. In Sean Hannity’s first week battling Rachel Maddow in the 9 p.m. time slot, Fox News’ Hannity beat MSNBC’s Maddow in both overall viewers and in the key 25-54 age demographic. On Tuesday, MSNBC announced “The Rachel Maddow Show” had finished the preceding quarter as the top cable news program overall and in the 25-54 demographic, Politico reported. Fox’s decision to move Hannity up an hour from 10 p.m. is part of an effort to counter MSNBC’s ratings surge since the election of President Donald Trump. During the first week of the face off, the Fox News host averaged 3,498,000 viewers from Monday through Thursday, while Maddow averaged 2,649,000. In the key...
Yay! A ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Is Happeningby Tammy on June 21, 2017
I was surprised how hooked I got into the British series “Downton Abbey.” Then it ended which was sad. But now it’s been confirmed they’re making a movie! Here’s the latest. Via Vulture. A Downton Abbey movie has been in the works since before the show even closed its door on the estate, and now it’s officially a done deal. An NBC Universal executive has confirmed to the AP that the film will begin production in 2018. “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the [cast] together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year,” Michael...
Cancelled by ABC, Comedy Series ‘Last Man Standing’ May Get New Homeby Tammy on May 21, 2017
Variety reports 21st Century Fox will seek a new home for the comedy series after ABC cancelled it, despite it being their second most-watched comedy, behind only “Modern Family.” Studio 20th Century Fox Television is looking for a new home for canceled Tim Allen comedy “Last Man Standing.” Speaking to Variety Thursday, studio presidents Jonnie Davis and Howard Kurtzman said that they were surprised by ABC’s decision to pull the plug on the show. “That’s the one that’s really an open sore right now,” Davis said. Kurtzman added, “We really were expecting a pickup. The fact that we didn’t get a pickup was a surprise and a disappointment. I think no one was more disappointed than Tim Allen, such a...
Mary Tyler Moore, TV Icon, Dies at 80by Tammy on January 25, 2017
Loved by everyone, I think I can speak for those of us with television being our primary influence as we grew up: I’m grateful I was able to watch a show like “Mary Tyler Moore” in the 1970s, featuring a single working woman in a field dominated by men. She reflected both strength and vulnerability, and also modeled how to be a decent person and good friend. In the 1970s, that sort of imagery was rare. For many, you were able to rely on your family to show you what the possibilities were; I was alone most of the time, with television as the major influence. I can’t tell you how grateful I am that I grew up at a...
‘Mad Men’ Auction to Feature 1,500 Props from the Hit Showby Tammy on May 25, 2016
As a fan of the show, I see many neat things, but I have a tiny feeling they will all become outrageously too expensive. I just hope someone doesn’t pay through the nose for a box or a paperback book. Via NY Post. “Mad Men” fans will soon get the chance to literally walk in Megan Draper’s shoes — or see the world through Don Draper’s shades. ScreenBid, an online auction house that partners with Hollywood studios to sell collectibles from the set, is selling 1,500 props from the award-winning AMC show that wrapped last year. On Monday, about 50 items went up online to give fans a taste of what is to come ahead of the start of the...
Egyptian Official: Tom And Jerry Cartoons To Blame For Middle East Violenceby Pat_S on May 5, 2016
If you’ve been wondering why barbaric violence is rampant in the Middle East, the head of Egypt’s Information Service can explain it. Tom and Jerry cartoons. The 1940’s American cartoon characters leave the impression violence is funny and it’s OK to blow up others. So there you have it. Egypt official blames ‘Tom and Jerry’ cartoons for violence in the Middle East “Tom and Jerry” portrays “the violence in a funny manner and sends the message that, yes, I can hit him … and I can blow him up with explosives. It becomes set in [the viewer’s] mind that this is natural,” SIS head Salah Abdel Sadek told the audience, according to a translation by the website EgyptianStreets.com And the...
(Video) TV Anchor Says He Was Fired Over Prince-Themed Sports Reportby Tammy on May 1, 2016
Don’t let the elevator take… him… down… Oh no, let’s go, crazy! Via Hollywood Reporter. A Nashville reporter attempted to work in his love of Prince with his sports rundown and the result was his termination, he claims. Dan Phillips, who worked at WZTV Fox-17, announced on Friday via social media that he had been fired from the station because some viewers and management found his April 21 report “insensitive.” Phillips mixed Prince lyrics into his sports segment that day — the same day the legendary musician was found dead in his Minnesota home. Prince was 57. “First of all, I want to thank everyone for the kind words, comments and positive feedback on this tribute I did to Prince...