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Is the NBC News Shake-Up Really About Brian Williams?

Andy Lack takes over for Pat Fili-Krushel

News broke Friday morning that NBC News chairman Pat Fili-Krushel will be replaced by Andy Lack, whose name is more or less synonymous with NBC News' late-'90s renaissance when the…

Fox Is Rebuilding Its Slate, One Hit at a Time

Dana Walden on the network’s midseason momentum

As co-chairman and co-CEO of Fox Television Group, Dana Walden, alongside partner Gary Newman, now oversees both Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television, which Walden (who started there…

How Leonard Nimoy Created an Alien Who Embodied the Best of Humanity

Mr. Spock proved logic, loyalty and optimism could coexist

One story often told by Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age 83, was that quite a few fans of his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, assumed Nimoy himself was…

The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar Talks Hip-Hop, Nerd Culture and Hosting The Late Late Show

Filling in for Craig Ferguson this week

Specs Who Kunal Nayyar Age 33 Claim to fame Stars as Raj on The Big Bang Theory (Thursdays, 8 p.m. on CBS); guest host of CBS' The Late Late Show from Feb. 25-27 Base…

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Hasbro's TV Strategy

What went wrong with The Hub, and what the toymaker hopes will go right

What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual…

CSI and Elementary Are Coming to Hulu

Make way for the crime dramas

Two of CBS' biggest crime dramas are heading to Hulu. The video platform scored the exclusive rights to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Elementary. As more people view shows on digital…

Could Snapchat Be a March Madness Player This Year?

Turner Sports' marketing integrations captain, Will Funk, dishes on college hoops

March Madness, the annual rite of spring for college basketball fans—and a marketing bonanza for brands—is upon us once again (starting March 15 and ending with the championship game April…

For Rising Comedy Star Clark Duke, Tweeting Is Like Drunk-Texting America

Why you won’t find the Hot Tub Time Machine star on social media

Specs Who Clark Duke Age 29 Claim to Fame Stars as Jacob in the upcoming film Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (in theaters Feb. 20); recent guest star on CBS' Mom and Two and…

Jon Cryer on the Incredibly Long Life and 'Absolutely Crazy' Finale of Two and a Half Men

12-year role has been '87% blessing, 13% curse'

When he landed the role of Alan Harper on CBS' Two and a Half Men in 2003, Jon Cryer says he had "an unusual sense of confidence" that the show…

The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy

These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

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