Saturday, April 30, 2011

Top News Stories - April 2011

-"Mad Men" officially renewed for 2 seasons. [] -

-Mary McDonnell promoted to series regular for final season of "The Closer." [] -

-Glenn Beck leaving his FOX News series. [] -

-"Dancing With The Stars" cast member Karina Smirnoff to pose for Playboy. [] -

-Katherine Heigl teams with HBO for first TV project since leaving "Grey's Anatomy." [] -

-Sidney Lumet passes away. [] -

-Is the Donald poised to announced his presidential run during "Celebrity Apprentice" finale? [] -

-ABC pulls the plug on "All My Children" & "One Life To Live." [] -

-AJ Cook to return to "Criminal Minds" full time. [] -

-TV Land set to spin-off "Hot In Cleveland" with Cedric The Entertainer in lead role. [] -

-Alan Cumming re-upps with "The Good WIfe" for 3 more seasons. [] -

-HBO tries to keep its ratings crown with tonight's premiere of “Game of Thrones” [] -

-Following HBO’s “Luck” looks to continue with new Dustin Hoffman series. [] -

-NFL optimistically releases 2011-2012 schedule. [] -

-"Super 8" reveals super-slick "interactive" trailer. [] -

-"NCIS" showrunners get shown the money (and deserving so). [] -

-Jeremy Renner set to take up the Bourne mantel in "The Bourne Legacy." [] –

-Jim Carrey to guest on "The Office" finale. [] -

-HBO's Aaron Sorkin's project staffs up with big names. [] -

-Joss Whedon announces starts of production on "The Avengers." [] –

-The CW renews five series including “The Vampire Diaries” & “Supernatural” [] –

-William Forsythe & Charlie Cox added to second season of "Boardwalk Empire." [] –

-"Terminator" franchise to return with Arnold Schwarzenegger attached. [] -

-Fans go crazy as Warner Brother’s unveils trailer for final “Harry Potter" movie. [] - #xmnr

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of March 28th, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-"Mad Men" officially renewed for 2 seasons. [] -

-Kiefer Sutherland's "The Confession" goes live online. [] -

-Katee Sackhoff joins A&E's "Longmire" pilot. [] -

-Amy Adams to play Lois Lane in "Superman: Man of Steel." [] -

-HBO announces summer slate including "True Blood," "Curb" & "Entourage." [] -

-Howie Mandel's "Mobbed" picked up for 8 episode order. [] -

-"Justified" & "The Good Wife" among Peabody Awards winners. [] -

-Betty White hidden camera reality show greenlit for NBC. [] -

-Geoffrey Rush added to "Green Lantern" cast. [] -

-Will Arnett joins Christina Applegate NBC pilot. [] -

-DreamWorks to bring the "Madagascar" penguins back to the screen. [] -

-Jennifer Garner to star in Disney's "Miss Marple" re-boot. [] -

-TV networks prepare for battle with week of major premieres starting tonight. [] -


-USA Network releases trailer for "Burn Notice" prequel "The Fall Of Sam Axe. []-

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of March 21st, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

Fans to choose "Madden NFL 12" cover athlete. [] -

Ricky Gervais & Will Arnett set to appear on "The Office" finale. {] -

Benjamin Bratt to join the cast of "Private Practice." [] -

Lady GaGa goes country. [] -

FOX puts "Fringe" fans at ease; renews series for 4th season. [] -

FX cancels "Lights Out." [] -

Comedy Central picks up two more seasons of "Futurama." [] -

TNT renews "Southland." [] -

The Weinstein Brothers set to enter the world of video games. [] -

Maya Rudolph to team with Christina Applegate on NBC sitcom. [] -

Showtime announces premiere date for new reality series focusing on San Francisco Giants. [] -

SyFy announces new series & schedule. [] -

Disney's new “Pirates of the Caribbean” trailer aims to rejuvenate fans. [] -

"Mad Men" renewal update. [] -

Upfront week officially scheduled for this May. [] -

A look at how the critics reacted to the "Big Love" finale. [] -

Elizabeth Taylor passes away. [] -


First full “Captain America” movie trailer hits the mark with comic book fans. [] -

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of March 14th, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-Kevin Costner joins "Superman: Man of Steel" as Jonathan Kent. [] -

-NBC releases first picture of Adrianne Palicki as "Wonder Woman" - [] -

-Netflix snags new drama TV series from David Fincher and Kevin Spacey. [] -

-Damon Wayans signs onto CBS sports comedy pilot. [] -

-Darren Aronofsky steps down as director of new "Wolverine" movie. [] -

-Universal announces plans for 4th "American Pie" movie entitled "American Reunion." [] -

-HBO developing new series for Phillip Seymour Hoffman. [] -

-Christina Applegate decides on NBC pilot for her TV return. [] -

-Grant Show joins "Burn Notice" in a recurring role. [] -

-NBC renews trio of Thursday night comedies (The Office, Community, Parks & Recreation). [] -

-Donald Sutherland joins NBC pilot; set to co-star with "Criminal Minds" actress Paget Brewster. [] -

-Jimmy Smits returns to NBC this pilot season. [] -

-Matthew Fox signs on as the villain in "I, Alex Cross" with Tyler Perry & Ed Burns. [] -

-Lara Spencer to leave "The Insider" for "Good Morning America." [] -

-Scott Porter cast in Rachel Bilson/Josh Schwartz CW medical pilot. [] -

-"Daredevil" sequel announced minus any of the original cast. [] -

-Enrique Iglesias rumored to be in the running to host Simon Cowell's "The X-Factor." [] -

-ABC renews "The Bachelor" & "The Bachelorette." [] -

-"No Ordinary Family" star Julie Benz set to join CBS medical pilot. [] -

-Rapper Nate Dogg passes away. [] -

-Michael Gough, who played "Batman's" loyal butler Alfred passes away. [] -

-Good Charlotte teams with Funny or Die to bring back "Double Dare" for new music video. [] -

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-Terry O'Quinn joins Marc Cherry's ABC pilot "Hallelujah." [] -

-Julianne Moore signs with HBO to play Sarah Palin in "Game Change." [] -

-Nickelodeon unveils new information on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'" re-boot. [] -

-NBC announces date for Steve Carrell's last episode of "The Office." [] -

-Nickelodeon to brings back popular 90's programs on TeenNick. [] -

-TNT reveals summer schedule [] -

-Eddie Cibrian takes over lead role of NBC's "Playboy" pilot. [] -

-Jason Priestley to join Syfy's "Haven" [] -

-"Smallville's" Kristin Kreuk joins Ron Moore's "17th Precinct." [] -

-Julie Taymor rumored to be stepping down from "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" musical. [] -

-Nintendo's "Pokemon" continues to be a video gaming force. [] -

-NBC announces May season finale plans. [] -

-Universal releases "Fast Five" trailer. [] -

-NBC announces April return for re-tooled "Law & Order: Los Angeles." [] -

-Warner Brothers/CBS fires Charlie Sheen. What's next for his series? [] -

-"The Big Bang Theory's" Jim Parsons and "Pushing Daisies" star Lee Pace to team up on Broadway. [] -

-A&E's "Breakout Kings" has breakout premiere. [] -

-Blake Shleton joins coaching panel on NBC's "The Voice." [] -

-"Last Comic Standing" finalist Mike DeStefano passes away. [] -

-Pulitzer prize winning columnist David Broder passes away. [] -

-AMC releases first full trailer of upcoming series "The Killing." [] -

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of February 28th, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-ABC reveals new cast of "Dancing with the Stars." [] -

-"Battlestar" alum Tricia Helfer joins new NBC pilot. [] -

-Jennifer Lopez debuts new music video "On The Floor." [] -

-Simon Cowell talks "X-Factor" [] -

-Mar. 4, 2011 - New Movie Release Roundup. [] -

-Paramount reveals first picture of "Captain America's" Hugo Weaving' as "Red Skull." [] -

-"Idol" destroys the competition with highest-rated Thursday for any network in the last 4 years. [] -

-Showtime renews "Shameless" and "Episodes" for second seasons. [] -

-Charlie Sheen's personal publicist "respectfully" resigns. [] -

-Jeff Hephner lands lead in NBC's "Playboy." [] -

-Julianne Hough joins cast of "Rock of Ages" movie. [] -

-HBO to air "Game of Thrones' preview on April 3. [] -

-"Star Wars" returns to theaters; this time in 3D. [] -

-David Cook's cover of "Don't You Forget About Me," to be exit song on this season of "American Idol." [] -

-Diane Lane cast as Martha Kent in "Superman" reboot. [] -

-Apple reveals new iPad. [] -

-'The King’s Speech' takes its throne among Oscar royalty. [] -

-Christina Ricci boards ABC's "Pan Am" pilot. [] -

-"Dancing With The Stars" pros announced. [] -

-Katie Cassidy heads to ABC's "Georgetown." [] -

-Charlie Sheen signs up for Twitter; this should be interesting. [] -

-Showtime's "Weeds" & "The Big C" get new season premiere dates. [] -

-Josh Holloway reportedly close to guest starring on "Community." [] -

-NBC's "The Voice" lands Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green & Christina Aguilera as coaches on new reality series "The Voice." [] -[] -


-"Glee's" Matthew Morrison releases first single. [] -

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of February 21st, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-Everything you need to know about this Sunday's Academy Awards. [] - 

-"Glee" debuts new original songs online. [] -

-CBS shuts down "Two & A Half Men" for the season. [] -

-CNN's "Parker/Spitzer" to be re-tooled without Parker. [] -

-Chelsea Handler set to play her sister in own sitcom. [E!] -

-FOX renews "Hell Kitchen" for two more seasons. [] -

-Primetime Emmys to merge categories. [] -

-TBS cancels "Glory Daze." [] -

-Banksy looks to leave his mark on the Oscars. [] -

-Warner Brothers to remake “The Bodyguard." - [] -

-"American Idol" to introduce online voting. [] -

-Minnie Driver set to return to TV. [] -

-Piers Morgan set to interview Larry King. [] -

-NBA All-Star game ratings soar. [] -

-Kat Dennings signs on for CBS pilot from Whitney Cummings. [] -

-"Apollo 18" movie trailer targets conspiracy buffs. [] -


-"The Hangover Part II" trailer reminds fans why the original was a runaway hit. [] -

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of February 14th, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-Sony announces title for next Spider-Man film & releases first image of Andrew Garfield in full costume. [] -

-Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's next role is a familiar one. []

-Kiefer Sutherland close to a TV return? [] -

-"Two & A Half Men" to resume production on Feb. 28. [] -

-Christine Lahti to headline "The Doctor" pilot. [] -

-USA Network to air "Character Approved" Awards. [] -

-David E. Kelly and NBC find new "Wonder Woman" in Adrianne Palicki. [] -

-Laura Prepon cast as Chelsea Handler in NBC comedy pilot. [] -

-Lady Gaga to film concert for HBO. [] -

-Steven Seagal's "Lawman" to return with new partner. [] -

-Katherine McPhee joins NBC's "Smash." [] -

-"Seinfeld's" Uncle Leo, Len Lesser passes away. [] -


-High ratings for man vs. machine on "Jeopardy." [] -

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of February 7th, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week…

-'Captain America,' 'Super 8' movie trailers make big splash at Super Bowl XLV.

-Keith Olbermann heads to Current TV. [] -

-AOL buys The Huffington Post. [] -

-Lady Gaga releases new single "Born This Way." [] -

-"Charlie's Angels" reboot finds it’s Bosley. [] -

-USA reveals air date for "Burn Notice" prequel "The Fall of Sam Axe." [] -

-AMC announces 2-hour premiere for new series "The Killing." [] -

-"Spider-Man" joins "Fantastic Four" to create "The Future Foundation" for Marvel. [] -

-HBO announces return date for season 2 of "Treme." [] -

-Activision retires "Guitar Hero" franchise. [] -

-DreamWorks buys script featuring real-life partnership of Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle. [] -

-Debra Messing returning to NBC in "Smash" pilot. [] -

-Actress Peggy Rea passes away at age 89. [] -


-FOX pulls back the curtain on "Terra Nova." [] -

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Top News Stories - Week of January 31st, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

Henry Cavill cast as "Superman." - [] -

Marvel reveals poster for "Captain America: The Last Avenger." - [] -

Hollywood's top groups shake up the "Best Picture" race. #Exm[] -

"Arrested Development" movie may (finally) be picking up steam. [] -

"Desperate Housewives" begins to target an end date. [] -

CBS renews "NCIS" for ninth season. [] -

Jennifer Aniston reveals she almost joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" prior to "Friends." [] -

"The Kennedys" to air on ReelzChannel on April 3rd. [] -

Showtime adds Amy Smart to "Shameless" cast. [] -

TNT announces Jordanna Brewster and Josh Henderson to front "Dallas" remake. [] -

"Oregon Trail" game hits Facebook. [] -

Farmers Insurance to buy naming rights to proposed LA football stadium. {] -

Javier Bardem reportedly offered role in next James Bond movie. [] -

John Barry, composer for James Bond movies, passes away. [] -

"Last Tango In Paris" star Maria Schneider passes away. [] -


Trailer unveiled for Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt's new web series "The Confession." [] -

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Weekly Recap Livewire - January 24th, 2011

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Top News Stories - Week of January 24th, 2011

Here are the top stories that burned up the livewire this week….

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The Oscar nominations have been announced. Check out the contenders. [] -

A closer look at this year's Oscar nominations. [] -

Aaron Sorkin's new drama greeenlit at HBO with "Social Network" producer Scott Rudin attached. [] -

"90210" drops two more characters. [] -

ABC finds their "Angels." Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor tapped. [] -

Will Ferrell coming to "The Office." [] -

MTV plans to send the cast of "Jersey Shore" to Italy for 4th season. [] -

Larry Hagman (finally) confirmed to star in TNT's "Dallas" update. [] -

Jefferey Dean Morgan to star in Starz's next original series "Magic City." - [] -

NBC Universal reveals new logo. [] -

Sony reveals next-generation PSP. [] -

"Thundercats" set to return. [] -

"The King's Speech" pulls an upset at the PGA's. [] -

The "Old Spice" guy set to return. [] -

Could Regis Philbin and Mary Hart be getting ready to team up? [] -

The battle between HBO and Netflix escalates. [] -

James Cameron pulls back the curtain on plans for "Avatar" sequels. [] -

Razzie nominations announced. []-

TNT working to extend "The Closer." [] -

Fitness guru Jack LaLanne passes away. [] -

Ricky Gervais finally visits "The Office." [] -