Posts Tagged ‘television’

Honey Boo Boo Show Canceled Over Mom’s Reported Relationship With Sex Offender

October 24, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is going off the air for a really appalling reason: the hit TLC reality show about the misadventures of an Arkansas family has been canceled in the wake of reports that "Mama" June Thompson got back together with former boyfriend Mark McDaniel, who was convicted in 2004 of forcing himself on an 8-year-old child. McDaniel and Thompson were also dating when he committed the crime, according to reports . "TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," reads the unbylined statement submitted by a network spokesperson. "Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children's ongoing comfort and well-being." It's a sad end to a show that was always a little sad and inspired reams of cultural criticism discussing not just whether the show's mere existence constituted exploitation of a poor family, but life in the South and poverty in general. The star of the show was supposedly Alana Thompson, Honey Boo Boo from TLC's beauty pageant reality series Toddlers and Tiaras, but Mama June quickly became the focus, as the series focused its gaze on her struggle to navigate motherhood of Alana and her three other daughters, Lauryn, Jessica and Anna. Thompson has denied seeing McDaniel, but TMZ has posted recent photos of the pair together. A fifth season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo had reportedly been shot; it joins reruns of 7th Heaven among family-friendly shows rendered unwatchable for some by the poor decisions of the cast.

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New York Television Festival Launches Production Arm, Pacts with A&E, Fox, History, Orchard

October 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The New York Television Festival is expanding its reach with the launch of a production unit, fortified by development pacts with several of the fest’s longtime partners. NYTVF Prods. opens its doors with deals in place to help this year’s winners develop projects for A&E Network, Fox and digital network the Orchard. History is on... Read more

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Cowboys Gutsy Win Tops TV Twitter Sports Competition

October 14, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

The Cowboys-Seahawks clash inspired a runaway victory in the TV Twitter sports competition last week giving Fox another reason to be happy with the popularity of its sports programming. The Cowboys were roughed up in the first part of the game, with Dallas QB Tony Romo taking a shot to the ribs. But the Cowboys bounced back, helped along by a strong 115-yard running performance from DeMarco Murray to win, 30-23. The tweets were whooping up the Boys’ victory with 1.16 million tweets reaching 7.5 million twitter accounts. Woooohooooo!!! #CowboysNation @NickHaydenWI pic.twitter.com/hRoQQFGmjh — Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 13, 2014 What a gutty win by the #DallasCowboys . If they stay healthy, they can make a strong run in the playoffs. Never saw this coming!! #wow — Mike Steely (@steelyonsports) October 12, 2014 I don't care what conventional wisdom says, give Demarco Murray a contract extension!! #DallasCowboys — Kevin Hageland (@OThankKevin) October 12, 2014 NBC’s Giants- Eagles game finished second in Twitter TV sports category. The Eagles shut out the Giants 27-0 in an embarrassing defeat that had some Giants fans tweeting their disappointment. This is an embarrassing loss for #NYGiants on every level. Coughlin better have them ready for #Cowboys or his era is over with them. — JT The Brick (@JTTheBrick) October 13, 2014 To make matters worse, the Giants lost the services of star wide receiver Victor Cruz to a knee injury that will probably sideline him the rest of the season. Get well @TeamVic #giantspride #Giants pic.twitter.com/SOjThINanZ — New York Giants (@Giants) October 13, 2014 Fox also placed fifth and sixth with two Cardinals baseball games.

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2014 Hot List Finalists: TV

October 13, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Hottest Show of the Year The Blacklist (NBC) Fargo (FX) Game of Thrones (HBO) Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) Outlander (Starz) Scandal (ABC) The Walking Dead (AMC) Hottest Guilty Pleasure American Horror Story (FX) The Bachelorette (ABC) Southern Charm (Bravo) Hottest Comedy Archer (FX) The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Orange Is the New Black (Netflix) Silicon Valley (HBO) Hottest Drama/Thriller The Blacklist (NBC) Homeland (Showtime) Orphan Black (BBC America) Transparent (Amazon) True Detective (HBO) The Walking Dead (AMC) Hottest Reality/Competition Series American Ninja Warrior (NBC) Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN) The Voice (NBC) Hottest Late-Night Host Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report (Comedy Central) Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show (NBC) John Oliver, Last Week Tonight (HBO) Hottest Network in Prime Time CBS FX HBO Hottest Comedy Network Adult Swim Comedy Central FX Hottest Drama Network BBC America AMC HBO Hottest Sports Network ESPN TBS/TNT Fox Sports 1 Hottest News Network Al Jazeera America CNN Fox News Channel Hottest Family Network ABC Family The Disney Channel Nickelodeon Hottest Show on Social Media Cosmos (Fox) Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) WWE Monday Night Raw (USA) Hottest Kids Show Adventure Time (Cartoon Network) Gravity Falls (The Disney Channel) My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (The Hub) Hottest Import Attack on Titan (Adult Swim) Downton Abbey (PBS) Orphan Black (BBC America) Hottest Movie/Miniseries Behind the Candelabra (HBO) The Normal Heart (HBO) Sharknado 2: The Second One (Syfy)

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Constantine, Rick and Morty and a New Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon at NYCC

October 11, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Where do people in sexy stormtrooper regalia go to hear an improvised table read by the cast of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty? That's correct, the New York City Comic Con at the Javits Center. Friday saw some honest-to-goodness news break out of the event, namely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a TV series next year as a cartoon on ad-supported Disney XD. Disney put up a preview of the anime-style cartoon as soon

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Constantine, Rick and Morty and a New Guardians of the Galaxy Cartoon at NYCC

October 11, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Where do people in sexy stormtrooper regalia go to hear an improvised table read by the cast of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty? That's correct, the New York City Comic Con at the Javits Center. Friday saw some honest-to-goodness news break out of the event, namely that Guardians of the Galaxy will be a TV series next year as a cartoon on ad-supported Disney XD. Disney put up a preview of the anime-style cartoon as soon

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The 25 Best GIFs of America’s Funniest Home Videos, as Selected by Imgur

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Before there was YouTube, there was America's Funniest Home Videos—the place you turned for weekly video proof that Americans are the most clumsy, self-injurious and downright idiotic species of human ever to walk the planet (or fall down trying). Now celebrating its 25th year on ABC, AFV (produced by Vin Di Bona Productions) continues to evolve for the digital era by partnering with Imgur, masters of the Internet GIF, to take every pratfall, pet trick and crotch kick well beyond the TV screen. Under the new partnership, Imgur will take memorable moments from classic and current episodes of AFV and turn them into looping GIFs. It's a fun way for the original user-generated content brand to leave a bigger mark in social. The deal kicks off with the very amusing GIF collection below—the 25 best AFV GIFs. Some are better than others, but the walking dog and the waterslide guy are absolute classics.

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Infographic: The Evolution of TV Over the Last 20 Years

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

While the storytelling medium of a television show may not have changed much, the way people tune in to their favorite programs has. Just 20 years ago, the patent for the first Internet-connected TV was filed in France. This year, more than 110 million U.S. adults watch a digital program using a connected TV. "Over the span of just 20 years, the experience of watching TV and the business of advertising on TV have changed significantly," Videology CEO Scott Ferber said. "This year,

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Adweek’s Top 5 Commercials of the Week: Oct. 3-10

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

This week's collection of best spots had a few daring and dramatic entries. But it was the comic spots that really stood out—thanks to Sarah Silverman and Rowan Atkinson. Check out our five picks below, and vote for your favorite.

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YouTube Stars Just Aren’t Themselves in New Sour Patch Kids Video Series

October 10, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Sour Patch Kids candy will launch its new "Breaking Out" video series today, and it's being billed as the first branded show to cast a group of YouTube stars as scripted characters. The six-part series is part of the snack brand giant Mondelez International's goal to move 10 percent of its global advertising spend to online video , including a one-year deal with Google. As part of its investment, Sour Patch Kids is working with YouTube network Fullscreen

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