Real sports news forces ESPN to scrap Ron Burgundy’s ‘SportsCenter’ stunt

12.04.13 4 years ago

Real sports news forces ESPN to scrap Ron Burgundy’s “SportsCenter” stunt
The “Anchorman” star was set to co-host Thursday’s 6 pm ET “SportsCenter” — until a Florida attorney scheduled a press conference four hours earlier in the Florida State QB Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation. PLUS: Ron Burgundy will be on NBC Sports Network for 4 hours Thursday.

Russell Simmons teams with John Singleton for HBO’s “Club Life: Miami”
The duo are developing a drama on the South Beach scene, through the eyes of a reformed criminal.

History channel developing a “Jamestown” colonial miniseries
The 1607-set miniseries will explore the first permanent English settlement in America.

Viewers are watching more TV than ever, thanks to Video on Demand
Live TV viewing may be down, but VOD viewing is up.

See Matthew Perry & Courteney Cox together again, on the “Cougar Town” set
It’s been nearly 10 years since they got married on “Friends.”

“SNL” newbie Noël Wells was named after Christmas
Wells was born two days before Christmas in 1986. PLUS: Vanessa Bayer on “SNL” sleeping habits.

“True Blood’s” Joe Manganiello recalls when he was a homeless alcoholic
“My life was ruined,” Manganiello says of his drinking problem, which ended 11 years go.

Look at Juan Pablo’s “Bachelor” bachelorettes
The show has posted their images and profiles on Facebook.

Northern Ireland to use “Game of Thrones” in new tourism campaign

Says Northern Ireland’s tourism minister: “In order to attract new and repeat visitors, Tourism Ireland will be seeking to capitalize on the huge popularity of ‘Game of Thrones.'”

Will “Glee” screw up Heather Morris’ return?

Ryan Murphy hasn’t always done right by Brittany S. Pierce.

“Arrow” is like a live-action motion comic
As tonight’s episode introduces The Flash, it’s time to praise the look, feel and direction of the CW series — which puts other action shows to shame.

“Ferris Bueller’s” Alan Ruck joins USA’s “Novice”
He’ll play Shane Coffey’s dad in the series about a guy who moves back home and joins a Korean crime syndicate.

“The Real World’s” San Francisco house used to be a ballroom
See images from the former concert venue the Avalon Ballroom.

Check out new “Sherlock” pics

Here’s your first glimpse of Season 3.

Happy 40th birthday, Tyra Banks!
The “America’s Next Top Model” star enters her 40s today.

Go on a tour of the real “Alpha House”
Three Democratic U.S. senators gave CNN a tour of what they call the “Omega House.”

“Kirstie” isn’t great, but it’s perfect for TV Land

Kirstie Alley’s new comedy is moldy, but the acting is quite professional and gets the job done.  PLUS: It is neither good nor terrible.

“Mob City” desperately wants to be noir
Frank Darabont’s 1947-set TNT miniseries delivers on his intent to pay tribute to film noir. “The problem,” says Tim Goodman, “is that once the audience knows something like ‘Mob City’ is going to be a slavish devotion to the genre, then the clichés of noir end up being the defining feature and not so much the story. And that seems like a lost opportunity.” PLUS: “Mob City” is “an almost exuberant rifling of noir staples,” it’s a satisfying trip back in time, Frank Darabont talks about his obsession with noir, and Jon Bernthal on playing an LAPD detective.

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