It was late Monday morning when I decided to get a head start on the week by jotting down some ideas for a preview of this weekend's UFC on Fox event. Scanning the fight card, it occurred to me that quite a few of the bouts feature guys in the midst of stabilizing their careers after setbacks. Lyoto Machida. Phil Davis. Joe Lauzon. Mike Swick.
"American Idol" lost two stars this week when judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced they would not be returning next season, but the hit Fox show could gain itself The Queen.
Broadcast television networks won an important constitutional fight Thursday when the Supreme Court said government regulators imposed unfair punishment for isolated profanity and sexual content during evening "prime time" hours.
The Supreme Court takes another look at "indecency" on broadcast TV. CNN's Kate Bolduan looks at the implications.
With the fall TV schedule now complete, we get to step back and take a look at the hellish battleground that broadcast hath wrought.
Fox has nabbed NBC's spinning chairs!
The May upfronts are just around the corner! Death is nigh, my friends!
Guess we'll likely never find out what the Badlands were all about.
HLN's A.J. Hammer sits down with Jennifer Lopez to talk about the new season of "American Idol."
The changes to Fox's singing competition shows have only just begun.
Evaluating sports broadcasting talent is subjective. We each have our favorites. I like Mike Mayock. You like Phil Simms. We all dislike Craig James. While discussing NFL broadcasters over coffee a couple of months ago, James Andrew Miller, the author of the best-selling "These Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN," and I decided it would be fun to pick the 10 people in NFL broadcasting circles who we considered the most indispensable to their networks. (You can follow Miller on Twitter at @ESPNBOOK).
The Supreme Court appeared ready to give government regulators the continuing authority to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television after a lively hour of arguments Tuesday.
It's a Tuesday night at Nell and Matt Dillard's suburban Washington home, and the family of four is watching "Glee," a scripted Fox television program.
Good things come to those who wait.
1. Big-stage backlash. Now that the UFC is on network TV, with so many more viewers able to see the fights, it's inevitable that the wrong eyes will catch a glimpse. A curious football fan or let's-see-what's-on channel surfer will click over to Fox at the precise moment when a fighter suffers a broken limb, like Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria did at UFC 140, or when one drops to the mat lifelessly after being choked unconscious, as Lyoto Machida did that same night. Or maybe the cringe-worthy moment will be a bloodbath like the first Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar fight, a bout legendary for MMA diehards but probably too brutal for the uninitiated to bear.
If you are looking to determine the winners and losers from Wednesday's announcement that the NFL had extended television deals with CBS, Fox and NBC, we'll make it easy for you:
LOS ANGELES -- MLS commissioner Don Garber is a busy man, especially in the days before Sunday's MLS Cup final between Los Angeles and Houston (9 p.m. ET, ESPN, Galavisión). But Garber always finds a way to make time for a one-on-one conversation with SI.com about the league during MLS Cup weekend.
Big news in the world of U.S. soccer came on Friday when FIFA awarded the U.S. broadcast rights for 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Fox (English language) and Telemundo (Spanish language). The Sports Business Journal reported the total rights fee for the U.S. to be between $1.05 billion and $1.1 billion, an increase of at least 147 percent over the combined $425 million that ESPN and Univisión paid for the rights to the '10 and '14 tournaments.
One need look no further than the Nielsen Top 25 to see that funny fare is doing some serious damage this fall TV season.
Several top-level producers of "The Simpsons" have agreed to take pay cuts to keep the long-running animated show on the air, sources confirm.
Two of the key players in the battle for online streaming market, Netflix and Amazon, announced Monday that they've acquired new weapons for their content arsenals.
The actress plays sensitive and silly Jess, who moves in with three men on the new comedy
Gordon Ramsay is expanding beyond cooking and setting his sights on a new makeover target: Hotels.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will take another look at government efforts to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television.
"American Idol" is drawing to a close for its 10th season and you don't even care, do you?
"American Idol" is drawing to a close for its 10th season, and you don't even care, do you?
The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to take another look at government efforts to regulate profanity and sexual content on broadcast television.
He's made more money at the movies this year than Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, invading aliens and yes, even Justin Bieber. His name is Rango, a strange-looking lizard with the voice of Johnny Depp, and he's the current king of the box office.
Not so long ago, TV shows like "Firefly," "Wonderfalls," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Dollhouse" were mourned by science fiction fans as having been canceled before their time, due -- as it always is -- to low ratings.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Of all the numbers floating around town this week, from $3 million (estimated price of a 30-second commercial for Super Bowl XLV) to $15,946 (the cost for a seventh-row seat on the 50-yard line at Cowboys Stadium, according to the NFL Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster) to nine (the low in degrees on Wednesday, the coldest temperature in Jerry Jones country since 1989), here is the one that Fox Sports executives have their eyes on:
Republican leaders called Sunday for immediate and significant cuts in government spending, while Democrats warned such a strategy could harm economic recovery.
Saturday, Jan. 8 • New Orleans at Seattle (NBC), 4:30 p.m. ET • New York Jets at Indianapolis (NBC), 8 p.m. ET
Cablevision Systems Corp. said Saturday it has agreed to pay higher fees to carry Fox Networks' programming, ending a dispute that caused millions of New Yorkers to miss the first two games of the 2010 World Series.
One month into the season, three shows have been canceled and at least nine more are on life support. So what went wrong?
News Corp. pulled the plug on Cablevision customers Saturday, blacking out more than 3 million households in the New York area over a programming fee dispute.
Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler join Randy Jackson on the "American Idol" panel of judges.
The singer's been calming nerves at the network; a producer denies she made outrageous demands
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck says his weekend revival-style rally at the Lincoln Memorial was meant to reclaim the U.S. civil rights movement "from politics," arguing that the movement was about "people of faith."
In a major "American Idol" shakeup, Randy Jackson could be the only original judge left. CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.
The greatest sprinter of all time is ready to run his first marathon. Carl Lewis says he will celebrate his 50th birthday by running the open portion of the 2012 Houston Marathon.
Lane Bryant accuses networks of not wanting to air their footage of full-figured women
Of all the theories floating around as to where Conan O'Brien was going to end up post-NBC -- on Fox, on Comedy Central or skipping television and doing something different altogether -- no one was placing bets that he would end up on TBS.
Singing and dancing his way to cable, Conan has crowds going cuckoo for "Coco." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Right after Tuesday's "American Idol" -- at 9:28 p.m., to be exact -- "Glee's" four-month hiatus will come to an end. At this point, even those who aren't die-hard Gleeks probably knew that already.
1. Doug Glanville, New York Times op-ed columnist: The most illuminating piece of writing on Tiger Woods last month came from a man once traded for Mickey Morandini:
With shows such as "American Idol" and "Glee," network executives at Fox appear to be tapping into the types of programming that television audiences want.
Longtime "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell said he'll be leaving the popular Fox talent show at the end of the season, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California.
Your cable bill is going up this year -- and next year, and the year after that -- with no end in sight.
A midnight deadline passed Friday, but the Fox network has still not resolved its differences with Time Warner Cable on a deal to keep its channels on the air in several major cities.
Time Warner Cable's customers could see Fox disappear from their televisions if the two companies fail to resolve a fee standoff by Dec. 31.
The holidays are a grim time for television fans as popular prime time shows begin airing reruns through the New Year.
Each week SI.com's Richard Deitsch will report on newsmakers from the world of TV, radio and the Web.
1. Fox Sports right-field pole camera: After Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez bonked a drive to right field off a Fox camera overhanging the fence at Citizens Bank Park in Game 3 of the World Series, the camera became a leading player in the drama. Major League Baseball officials said the camera should have never been hanging over the fence and ordered it beyond the fence.
A few weeks into the fall TV season, and already one show is down for the count.
When Fox aired a sneak-peek episode of its new series "Glee" four months before the show actually premiered, it took a big chance that the audience would still care.
Scenes from the first season of the show, starring Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and Cory Monteith.
Do you find yourself occasionally slipping into a Liverpudlian accent? Hankering after a pair of granny glasses? Arguing with your friends about the best Beatles songs of all time?
The NFL is about to solve one very, very large television headache, and get some momentum it hopes to carry over into negotiations for a new labor contract with the players.
Everything you know about the world of Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous character has changed.
In the aftermath of the writer's strike - and with ever-increasing competition from the Internet, cable channels and digital video recorders - primetime network television isn't the all-powerful medium it used to be.
Government lawyers Friday sued FOX Television and eight of its stations to force payment of FCC fines imposed for broadcasting "titillating and shocking" sexually oriented material during prime time.
The Fox Broadcasting Co. Monday named Kevin Reilly, the recently ousted programming chief at rival television network NBC, as entertainment president, pairing him with his former cable TV boss, Peter Liguori.
Halfway through the most important presentation of his career, with media baron Rupert Murdoch sitting in judgment, Ross Levinsohn had the troubling sensation that he was about to blow it.
Whether you're a member of the "Soul Patrol" or if you've got a bad case of "McPheever", one thing is for certain: regardless of who winds up being named this year's "American Idol" on Wednesday night, Fox will be a big winner.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Video games aren't just for sullen, antisocial teens. And big media companies have taken notice.
For job candidates, it can come as a welcome relief -- or an unbearable annoyance. Call it the gasbag syndrome: the all-too-human tendency of interviewers to prattle on about themselves and their companies rather than give airtime to the person who wants the job.
For job candidates, it can come as a welcome relief--or an unbearable annoyance. Call it the gasbag syndrome: the all-too-human tendency of interviewers to prattle on about themselves and their com...
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Did you miss last week's episode of "Desperate Housewives" or "The Office?" You can buy them on iTunes for $1.99. Forget to record last week's "CSI" and "Survivor?" Go to Google Video.
It was an incredible night for "The Incredibles."
Technology rallied Monday, boosting the Nasdaq and dragging the broader market higher as investors tiptoed back into stocks after last week's big selloff.
Stocks were mixed at the open Monday, as investors eyed rising oil prices and a spate of deal news, but showed caution after last week's big selloff.
U.S. regulators have proposed nearly $1.2 million in indecency fines against Fox for its reality program "Married By America," the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said Tuesday.
Thursday will be a day of retail as the world's largest corporation posts its earnings, and economic data on sales is set for release.
Still fretting over the missed evening gown episode of "The Swan"? Worry no more.
After traumatizing parts of northwest Arkansas, Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are taking on the rest of the country.
It's an hour before Game 1 of the World Series, and David Hill, as is his wont, is happily mixing business and pleasure. Clad in shorts and a baseball shirt that says "Hyannisport Wiffle Ball," the...
Seventy-one-year-old Rupert Murdoch permits himself a smile as he contemplates his future. The prize he has coveted for two decades, a satellite-TV platform in the U.S., finally appears to be withi...
Has Amnesty International tuned to Fox lately? On a game show called The Chamber, contestants are strapped into a chair, sealed in a box, and quizzed while being roasted by 150-degree heat, blasted...
No one knows the danger of venturing into uncharted territory better than the 113-year-old National Geographic Society, which sent explorer Robert E. Peary to the North Pole and Hiram Bingham to ex...
Puberty is never easy, but it has been particularly awkward for 13-year-old Fox. After years as the brash young upstart of network television, Rupert Murdoch's network has grown powerful enough to ...
Why Bill Gates Likes The View From Avista
Investment banker Herbert Allen's famed summer camp for media moguls wasn't the only high-powered gathering last summer in Sun Valley, Idaho. The week after Allen & Co. left town, 300 News Corp. ex...
All this spring along the Potomac, government lawyers and economists were trying to decide whether they should let News Corp. join forces with Time Warner and other cable operators to offer satelli...
Anthropologist Hortense Powdermaker, in her 1949 book Hollywood, the Dream Factory, writes that for all their glamour, the movie studios of her era were not too impressive: "They combine a bungalow...
Shake off that holiday torpor and rouse yourself for a year-in-review quiz (okay, okay, we won't make it that taxing): Which rich software company made a very rich offer for a competitor? Which not...
ON THE WALL of Rupert Murdoch's office at Twentieth Century Fox are four clocks, keeping track of the time in Los Angeles, London, Sydney, and Hong Kong. They remind visitors that here resides a gl...
The U.S. will soon have what is billed as a fourth TV network. Fox Broadcasting Co., the subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. that operates the six TV stations formerly owned by Metromedia, wi...