OWN will devote 5 hours Sunday to honoring Maya Angelou
Sunday”s offerings include rerun of “Super Soul Sunday” with Angelou” as well as “Oprah”s Master Class” with the noted author.
HBO on “Game of Thrones”” lack of Emmy recognition: Blame high production values and fantasy setting
Says HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo: “What frustrates me about the show is people really love and connect with the characters – but somehow, (the voters) don”t put two and two together that there are great actors embodying those roles.” PLUS: “Walder Frey” takes a “Wedding Planning for Dummies” photo.
”Undateable” has the highest-rated summer comedy debut in 5 years
About 3.9 million watched the Bill Lawrence comedy.
CBS reviving “Fashion Rocks” and “Movies Rock” specials
The two-hour specials, airing respectively in September and December, are part of TV”s new event television trend. The specials haven't aired in at least six years.
“Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter is nearing $3M
LeVar Burton is closing in on triple his goal.
Syfy picks up “Bitten” for a 2nd season
The sci-fi drama was already renewed by Canadian TV.
“The Simpsons” unveils a new character, via video game
Meet Chester Dupree, an unemployed slacker in “The Simpsons Tapped Out.”
Dr. Phil testifies before Congress
He told the House Ways and Means Committee that foster children should be treated by psychotherapists instead of psychotropic drugs.
“The Walking Dead” gets an ’80s remake
Watch an ’80s version of the opening theme.
“Glee”s” Jenna Uskowitz and “The Vampire Diaries”” Michael Trevino break up
The couple dated for three years.