Thursday, August 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Television

NEW YORK (AP) - There was something embarrassing about the rash of repeat treating on Monday's Emmycast. It might have left viewers wondering if they had stumbled on a rerun of last year's show, or the one before that. Or maybe an awards show equivalent of "Groundhog Day."
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Starz's cult comedy "Party Down," it was announced Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - Without Miley Cyrus' twerking to get tongues wagging, ratings for MTV's annual Video Music Awards took a tumble.
NEW YORK (AP) - Here's a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.
NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC says the Emmys thrived despite a Monday airing in the dog days of August.
NEW YORK (AP) - The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Have mercy!" Is "Full House" really coming back to TV? According to sources, a revival of the '90s ratings darling has been proposed, but it's not reality just yet.
CBS officials talked about an all-women sports show for more than a year, and now they're set to make television history.
Billy Crystal, left speechless by Robin Williams' death, paid tribute to his great friend and comedy brother at the Emmy Awards, movingly remembering him as "the greatest friend you could ever imagine."
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.