Here are the top stories that burned up the live wire this week….
-Conan O’Brien returned to late night television. http://bit.ly/bhe8r8
His new TBS series debuted with 4.2 million viewers and became the No.1 late night basic cable talk show telecast of all time.
-AMC cancels “Rubicon.” http://lat.ms/csO9MA
AMC cuts ties with the low-rated freshman series that even Don Draper couldn’t save.
-“The Simpsons” were renewed for a 23rd season. http://bit.ly/9Vntku
The longest running primetime animated series will live on to surpass the 500 episode milestone.
-“The Biggest Loser” suspends production. http://bit.ly/9x35S7
The NBC reality series was shut down this week after its crew walked out. The weight-loss competition show will resume next week with replacement s.
-The curtain was pulled back on the new “Muppet” movie. http://bit.ly/aOQhB5
Longtime Muppet fan Jason Segal will star in next year’s Disney tentpole which introduces a new Muppet to the family.
-The People’s Choice Award nominations were revealed. http://bit.ly/aVWMf9
The “Twilight” saga and “Iron Man” franchise topped the lists. Queen Latifah will again host the festivities when it airs on Jan. 5th on CBS.
-Robert DeNiro to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award. http://bit.ly/brqj68
DeNiro will receive the honor at next year’s Golden Globes ceremony on January 16th.
-Film critic Gene Shalit retires. http://bit.ly/cXfU8o
After 40 years of reviewing movies for the “Today” show, the film legend stepped down this week.
-The Victoria Secret angles returned! http://bit.ly/8YUjNn
‘Tis the season…Katy Perry and Akon performed on the holiday staple that airs on November 30th on CBS.
CLIP OF THE WEEK:
-Ce-Lo Green performs on “The Colbert Report.” http://aol.it/bfqvK3
Ce-Lo Green and Stephen Colbert share a new take on the hit single “FU.”