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What Will the 'Slow TV' Phenomenon Look Like If It Comes to the U.S.? A rather strange programming phenomenon is sweeping Europe: slow TV, which bypasses quick edits and montages in favor of leisurely paced windows into the world. The biggest splash has been made in Norway by a documentarian named Thomas Hellum, whose work
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Bobby Flay Isn't a Fan of Food Bloggers Trading Snark for Clicks Specs Who Bobby Flay Age 50 Claim to fame Chef (restaurants include Gato, Bar Americain and Mesa Grill); host of Food Network series such as Beat Bobby Flay, All-Star Academy and Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction Base New York Twitter @bflay What's
MediaWeek | Mar 4, 2015 01:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yahoo's New Season of Community Spoofs Age of Ultron Trailer Yes, it's really happening, folks: Yahoo Screen's sixth season of Community—the one that nearly didn't happen because of low ratings and a difficult relationship between creator Dan Harmon and NBC—released its first trailer. And it
MediaWeek | Mar 3, 2015 10:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Guy-Centric Spike Network Hopes Scripted Shows Like Tut Will Entice Female Viewers Viacom's bro-centric Spike network hasn't been in the upper echelons of cable TV in the recent past, but the company plans to change all that. Today at Manhattan's Cipriani 42nd Street, a cavernous restaurant housed in what used to be an art d
MediaWeek | Mar 3, 2015 10:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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This Mika Brzezinski and NBCU Tour Is All About Empowering Women Leaders In 2011 Mika Brzezinski released her powerful New York Times bestselling manifesto, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth—a must read for women everywhere. And now, Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, will br
MediaWeek | Mar 2, 2015 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Fox Is Rebuilding Its Slate, One Hit at a Time As co-chairman and co-CEO of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden, alongside partner Gary Newman, now oversees both Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television, which Walden (who started there in 1992) has run with Newman since 1999. But when sh
MediaWeek | Mar 2, 2015 02:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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After Conquering Reality TV, Kim Kardashian Is Taking the Mobile World By Storm Kim Kardashian West first grabbed our attention in October 2007 with the premiere of E!'s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Who could have guessed where that basic-cable reality show moment would lead? Since then, Kim, 34, has entered that rare pantheo
MediaWeek | Mar 2, 2015 02:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Leonard Nimoy Created an Alien Who Embodied the Best of Humanity One story often told by Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age 83, was that quite a few fans of his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, assumed Nimoy himself was a real scientist. Maybe it was the gravity he brought to what was, occasionally, a very silly show.
MediaWeek | Feb 27, 2015 8:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Nickelodeon Unveils Subscription Service for Preschoolers at Upfront Starting March 5, Nickelodeon will debut a streaming service for TV's smallest viewers: Noggin, a preschool-targeted, ad-free app that will stream reruns of Blue's Clues; Little Bear; Ni hao, Kai-Lan; and music videos featuring Nick's kids cha
MediaWeek | Feb 25, 2015 10:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar Talks Hip-Hop, Nerd Culture and Hosting The Late Late Show Specs Who Kunal Nayyar Age 33 Claim to fame Stars as Raj on The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays, 8 p.m. on CBS); guest host of CBS' The Late Late Show from Feb. 25-27 Base Los Angeles Twitter @kunalnayyar What's the first information you consume in the
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