November 16, 1999 |
Matt Drudge's days at Fox News Channel may be numbered. The cable channel is weighing whether to fire the renegade Internet writer, who refused to do his Fox show, "Drudge," on Saturday because executives wouldn't let him show a picture that they called a "misrepresentation." The dispute, which Drudge calls "censorship," comes as the 17-month-old show's viewership has dropped dramatically, down 17% from a year ago and 33% from the beginning of 1999, according to a Fox executive.
November 2, 1986
Thanks to the Fox Broadcasting Company for giving us Joan Rivers. She's real entertainment. Nora Amrani, Studio City
June 20, 1995 |
Ending an extended executive search and months of speculation about who would head its television division, DreamWorks SKG on Monday named Dan McDermott, an executive vice president at Fox Broadcasting Company. The appointment surprised some television executives because of McDermott's modest experience in development and because the new studio had seemed interested in attracting a marque talent.
March 10, 1991 |
Sisters Audrey and Jayne Meadows will act together for the first time in more than two decades when they play sisters on an upcoming episode of CBS' low-rated sitcom "Uncle Buck." Audrey Meadows plays Buck's acerbic aunt on the series.
January 8, 1988 |
It's back to the drawing board for Fox Broadcasting after company executives canceled the late-night comedy show, "The Wilton North Report," earlier this week. The fledgling network now plans to develop a new late-night program along the lines of its previously canceled and disappointingly-rated "The Late Show." "We definitely plan to keep the late-night franchise," said Brad Turrell, a Fox spokesman.
December 16, 2013 |
Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby Laboratories founder Ray Dolby, 21st Century Fox and News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch and veteran TV executive Brandon Stoddard. All of the honorees have proved themselves to be resilient in the face of an ever-changing entertainment landscape.