May 13, 2005 |
CNBC is canceling comic Dennis Miller's low-rated political talk show after less than 16 months, replacing it with a business show rerun. The last episode airs tonight. Miller's prime-time program, featuring a mixture of comedy, interviews and political opinion, was seen by an average of 168,000 viewers since its January 2004 launch, according to Nielsen Media Research. That number has dipped to 114,000 this year with the presidential election campaign over.
February 8, 1995 |
Sony Pictures Entertainment said Tuesday that it has hired Dennis Miller, one of Turner Broadcasting Systems' most senior executives in Hollywood, as an executive vice president. Sources said Miller, president of Turner Pictures, will in effect fill the post soon to be vacated by Sony executive Paul Schaeffer. As previously reported, Schaeffer will soon become the top corporate officer at a new venture being led by former Sony Pictures Chairman Peter Guber.
July 24, 1992 |
Johnny Carson survived nearly 30 years of late-night talk wars. Dennis Miller couldn't make it to 30 weeks. Carson cracked jokes about eight different vice presidents. The current veep could well be around long after Miller again becomes just another beer on tap. Carson's departure evoked zillions of love letters in just about every publication in the land. And the stars, the really big stars, turned up to kiss him goodby.
October 3, 2005 |
Former entertainment executive Dennis Miller has co-founded a venture capital partnership, Spark Capital, to make early-stage investments in companies that take advantage of the build-out of broadband networks. The firm, based in Cambridge, Mass., has raised $260 million for its first fund, which will invest in the convergence of the media, technology and entertainment industries. Miller was a top executive at Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
April 25, 1994 |
Dennis Miller joked about recently returning from a two-week stay at "the Federal Talk Show Host Rehabilitation Program," but in fact he looked fresher, better-groomed and more relaxed on his new HBO show, which debuted Friday night, than he did on his syndicated talk show that tanked two years ago.
August 16, 1996 |
What it lacks in irony and suspense, Gilbert Adler's "Tales From the Crypt Presents Bordello of Blood" makes up for in whimsy and cheeky self-assurance. The second feature to emerge from the long-running HBO horror show is a bawdy romp into vampire mythology, an empty-headed joyride into a crypt that resembles a costume party orgy. This is the version of "Dracula" that Bram Stoker would have written with the collaboration of Mel Brooks and the Marquis de Sade over drinks at Hooters.