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Actor Stephen Baldwin tapes footage in Fitchburg for upcoming television show (SLIDESHOW)

FITCHBURG — Actor Stephen Baldwin and Max Keiser of “The Keiser Report” stopped in Fitchburg on Tuesday during the last leg of a road trip across America. They are co-hosts of an upcoming television show, “The GAP: Great American Pilgrimage,” which will chronicle the journey over 16 episodes. Executive Producer John McGalliard said the show […]

NFL’s television audience down big from last season

Television viewership of NFL games is down significantly this season, and the trend is affecting the outlook on media companies’ stocks. According to Nielsen data cited by ESPN.com, an average of 15 million people have watched NFL games this season, down about 7.5 percent from the 16.2 million average through Week 6 last year. Reporting […]

Rage, rage at the sporting game on the television screen

In a recent nationwide poll, nearly six in 10 sports fans admitted to yelling at the television. (Brennan Linsley/Associated Press) Tom Maguire and Jay O’Rourke don’t know each other, but they’d probably get along swell. Maguire, 53, teaches history and public policy at an affluent public high school in Westchester County, N.Y. O’Rourke, 24, teaches calculus and […]

Francie Calfo Promoted To Chairman of Imagine Television Group

Francie Calfo has been promoted to Chairman of Imagine Television Group, the growing television operation of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s now-independent Imagine Entertainment. Francie Calfo, who will oversee Imagine Television production and Imagine Television Studios, has served as Imagine Television President since joining the company in 2010. She is an executive producer on Empire on […]

Shonda Rhimes Is The Third Black Woman Inducted To The …

Shonda Rhimes continues to break barriers, this time becoming the third Black woman inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.  On Thursday, Rhimes joined the ranks of Oprah Winfrey and Diahann Carroll, who were inducted in 1993 and 2011, respectively.  The induction ceremony will take place Nov. 15. Other inductees include the original cast of […]

Fox Television Can’t Escape ‘Empire’ Prison Lawsuit | Hollywood …

In 2015, Fox took over an Illinois youth detention center to film jail scenes for Empire, the hit drama about a feuding music-industry family led by Lucious Lyon. Thanks to a court ruling on Monday, Fox now finds itself stuck there for the time being. Several minors, through their legal guardians, are suing over the Empire filming […]

55 Years Ago: The Beatles Make Their Television Debut

The Beatles’ first television appearance wasn’t the band’s big break, a star-making performance or anything like that. But it did help them sell a few more records. In the fall of 1962, the Liverpool quartet were just starting out. Ringo Starr had been in the band only a couple of months (having replaced Pete Best in […]

MIPCOM: FilmRise Sells Mario Lanza Doc to American Public Television

‘Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything,’ on the life and career of the legendary tenor, will air in the U.S. in November. Producer/distributor FilmRise has sold opera documentary Mario Lanza: The Best of Everything, to American Public Television, the companies announced Wednesday. The documentary, from British director Alan Byron (Bowie: The Man Who Changed the […]

IM Global Television Tunes Up Mozart Series and Ford-Ferrari …

Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) and Channing Tatum (“Magic Mike”) will executive produce “Driven,” a new drama project chronicling the rivalry between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari, and their battle for supremacy at Le Mans. The young Mozart will also come to the small screen in “Coda,” which will be penned by David Israel and directed by […]

‘Supermarket Sweep’ is coming back to television – Houston Chronicle