Friday, November 28, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Television

NEW YORK (AP) - If Fox launches a comeback over the next couple of years, the network may very well look upon the week before Thanksgiving 2014 as its low point.
Matthew McConaughey is reportedly in talks to star in an upcoming TV adaptation of author Stephen King's novel "The Stand."
Ferguson: Celebs weigh in Taking their role seriously as keepers of the nation's conscience, and their living power within us all as a moral compass, movie stars and musicians are tweeting up a storm in reaction to the civil unrest in the wake of the decision by a grand jury Monday night not to indict Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
NEW YORK (AP) - Netflix has picked up two seasons of a new sitcom from Tina Fey.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - NBC News said Brian Williams would anchor the unit's signature evening newscast live from Ferguson, Missouri, while CNN said it would stay live throughout primetime rather than running its usual Tuesday documentary, two signals that events surrounding the recent grand jury verdict in the death of teenager Michael Brown continues to absorb the national focus.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The long day of build-up to the grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Mo., and its aftermath brought out the worst in cable news, from partisan scorekeeping to chaotic images with very little context.
It's rarely a good sign when morning TV hosts painfully banter about whether they are keeping their jobs.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Gullible media types have billed "Marco Polo" as Netflix's possible answer to "Game of Thrones." The more logical comparisons would be a thematic one to "Shogun" -- that splendid miniseries of yesteryear, about a European traveler navigating strange-to-his-eyes Asian culture -- and a qualitative tilt toward History's "Vikings," albeit with far more nudity, as well as clunkier dialogue.
Do reality shows by their nature cheapen and dumb down the lives they depict? Probably. But Lifetime's surprising docu-series The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns, may very well be an exception.
NEW YORK (AP) - Bill Weir's new series on CNN will entail a lot of travel.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The prognosis is mixed for Fox's quirky dramedy "Red Band Society."