Posts Tagged Television

NBC and its networks miss out on Fallon hit

In this image released by Spike TV, Jimmy Fallon  appears on the celebrity competition series, "Lip Sync Battle." When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the "Tonight" show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars _ a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake. Fallon and his production partners instead brought "Lip Sync Battle" to corporate competitors at the Viacom-owned Spike TV, where it instantly became a hit. (Scott Gries/Spike TV via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — When Jimmy Fallon sought to turn the popular lip sync competition feature from the “Tonight” show into a television series, NBC turned down one of its biggest stars — a decision that at least initially seems like an embarrassing mistake.

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New video-streaming apps turn TV stars into phone friends

This Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo released by Joshua Malina shows the "Scandal" actor interacting with fans using Periscope in his trailer in Burbank, Calif. Periscope users can upload their video streams for on-demand playback over the next 24 hours. (Joshua Malina via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — “Scandal” star Joshua Malina has a brand-new video gig. So do “Today” weathercaster Al Roker, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt and CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter.

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Obamas to host White House celebration of gospel music

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story April 14 about a gospel music celebration at the White House, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Loretta Lynch would be the first female U.S. attorney general. She would be the first black female attorney general.

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Another news victory for ABC over NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s “Nightly News” has lost to ABC in the ratings for the second straight week and only the second time since 2009, increasing pressure on the network to decide whether suspended anchor Brian Williams will return.

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