When Jean-Luc Godard’s name crossed the lips of Mike Myers last night, the comedian and actor known for “Wayne’s World” and “Austin Powers” earned his place presenting a film at the Museum of Modern Art.
NBC , the U.S. broadcast network with the smallest prime-time audience, added five new comedies and seven dramas to rebuild its schedule following the failed experiment with Jay Leno ’s talk show at 10 p.m.
NBC, the U.S. broadcast network with the smallest prime-time audience, added five new comedies and seven dramas to rebuild its schedule following the failed experiment with Jay Leno’s talk show at 10 p.m.
TV viewers will be forgiven if they feel a sense of deja vu when new shows debut in September. With competition from cable and the Web growing, broadcasters are leaning more on past successes and big names to find fresh hits.
Tribune Co. Chief Executive Officer Peter Liguori, with his $2.73 billion acquisition of 19 TV stations, is accelerating a wave of consolidation that strengthens the hand of broadcasters and network owners over cable providers in pay-TV negotiations.
If movies were rated like debt, “Supercapitalist” would be a junk bond. Cluttered with cliches, unmemorable performances and a clunky script, this film is no “Wall Street” or “Margin Call.” Hyped as a financial thriller, it’s unlikely to fare better than Facebook’s botched IPO.
If only we could turn the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case over to the writers of “Law & Order” to provide the order we crave. It violates our sense of justice to have one of our front-page dramas end without a finding of right and wrong.