Friday, August 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Television

NEW YORK (AP) - Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - As Comcast awaited approval to acquire NBCUniversal, producer Peter Chernin interviewed CEO Brian Roberts at the 2010 Cable Show.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Netflix confirmed Thursday that it has acquired the rights to NBC's hot first-year drama "The Blacklist," from Sony Pictures TV.
I HAVE NEVER particularly cared about whether Tony Soprano (the late, tremendously lamented James Gandolfini) dies in the final episode of the seminal HBO series "The Sopranos," which ended in 2007 with a fade to black that left a lot of viewers wondering if their TV service had cut out. The conduct of Tony's life, the moral decisions the people in his life made and the 86 episodes of television that preceded that moment seem far more momentous.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When "The West Wing" ended in 2006, Allison Janney was secretly terrified.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - PARIS -- Following months of speculations, Netflix has finally unveiled details about its first French drama commission: "Marseille," a sprawling crime skein created and penned by "Carlos" co-scribe Dan Franck.
NEW YORK (AP) - The release of U.S. journalist Peter Theo Curtis by Syrian captors has prompted "60 Minutes" to issue portions of an interview with a fellow ex-hostage that the show had edited last year to remove references to Curtis.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."
NEW YORK (AP) - BET has suspended a producer after a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter that aired Monday on the network's music video countdown show, "106 & Park."
The Daily News is again looking for some opinionated TV watchers to weigh in on fall TV.