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TNT Show Brings New Chefs to Chili's, Denny's and Outback On the Menu to serve up family recipes

Here’s an idea for a TV show that comes with logistical challenges baked in: Have amateur cooks compete to put family recipes on the menu at a giant restaurant chain.…

June 1, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

LeVar Burton Gets $2 Million Via Kickstarter to Bring Back Reading Rainbow $1 million more than he asked for

LeVar Burton, probably best known to anyone who was or had a child during the 1980's and '90's as the host of Reading Rainbow, launched a Kickstarter on Wednesday asking…

May 29, 2014, 8:11 PM EDT

Who Might Replace Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly? Probably Not John Landgraf Upfront season departure leaves awkward questions for ad execs

Fox's chairman Kevin Reilly has stepped down after much upfront-season speculation about how much longer the exec's tenure would last. In his absence he leaves... no one, yet. Reilly's direct reports…

May 29, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

Community Might Still Get Its 6 Seasons and a Movie on Hulu Sony 'in discussions' with streaming service

Human beings rejoice: the intricate misadventures of Greendale Community College's strangest clique may not be over yet. Community, Dan Harmon's critically beloved and nearly viewer-free sitcom, may yet get a reprieve…

May 29, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

Nobody Wants to Marry Harry Fox's faux prince is a ratings pauper

It's not like you could have made a second season of gag reality show I Wanna Marry Harry, anyway, but Fox execs who might have been considering the option aren't…

May 28, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

George Bodenheimer to Leave ESPN Three years after handing off president role, he'll manage a charity

George Bodenheimer is leaving ESPN, according to the Disney-ABC sports network. Bodenheimer has been at ESPN almost since its inception—he started working there in 1981—and will now work at The…

May 28, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Jake Tapper Leaps From the D.C. Beat to the Anchor's Chair Taking charge, his goal is to build TV's ‘front page’

Specs Who Jake Tapper New gig Anchor, chief Washington, D.C., correspondent, CNN Old gig Senior national political correspondent, ABC News Twitter @jaketapper Age 45 I know being a beat reporter is a lot of fun—do you…

May 25, 2014, 8:35 PM EDT

A Low Note for American Idol Fox's elderly competition show is losing its range

Is that a fat lady singing? American Idol did manage to beat CBS' venerable reality competition show Survivor on Wednesday night, but not by much: The show scored a 2.6…

May 22, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

Here Is Your First Look at the New Disney Channel Logo Ding dong, the box is gone

The Disney Channel isn't exactly rebranding, but it is changing its logo and its network IDs to reflect a new, less boxy look that is going live on most of…

May 22, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

Listening to Beyoncé? Facebook Has an Ad for You The fine line between social sharing and eavesdropping

You've long suspected that Facebook was listening to you—now we know it definitely will be. With your permission, of course. The social network appears to be preparing to serve ads…

May 21, 2014, 6:17 PM EDT

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