Television Critics Association

  1. Time Warner Cable, CBS Fee Row Escalates

    July 30, 2013 5:38 AM EDT The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. took an odd turn when the cable giant announced it was turning off the broadcaster in three major cities, then quickly reversed the decision. The two sides negotiated through the day Monday ...

  2. 'Breaking Bad' Music Team to Speak at Billboard/THR Film & TV Conference

    August 23, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The creator, music supervisor and composer for the hit TV drama "Breaking Bad" will discuss the growing importance of music in the series at the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference. Show creator Vince Gilligan, comp ...

  3. 'American Idol' Producer Hopes Jennifer Lopez Stays, But Wants New Judges Every Season

    July 23, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Nigel Lythgoe is still in negotiations to renew his deal on American Idol, but he's holding out an irrational hope that Jennifer Lopez will in fact stay with the show. Steven Tyler already has confirmed that he is leaving the show, which saw ...

  4. Mariah Carey Named 'American Idol' Judge

    July 23, 2012 3:38 PM EDT As expected , Mariah Carey has signed on as a judge for the 12th season of "American Idol," Fox president Kevin Reilly confirmed to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour Monday. "I'm so excite ...

  5. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen!' to Air on Fox

    January 14, 2012 12:43 PM EST Fox TV network has inked a deal to carry Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's international reality talent show "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen!" for the 2012 season, according to Anthony, who announced the partnership Saturday (January 14) ...

  6. 'X Factor' Grand Prize Changed: Winner Gets $5 Million in Cash, Record Deal

    August 05, 2011 3:08 PM EDT Fox's "The X Factor" has altered its grand prize. The winner receives $5 million in cash in addition to a Syco/Sony Music recording contract rather than a deal worth $5 million, judge and show producer Simon Cowell said Friday durin ...

  7. 'Beavis and Butt-head' to Return With Fewer Music Videos Due to Licensing Constraints

    August 01, 2011 11:55 AM EDT When Beavis and Butt-head return to the couch and watch television beginning Oct. 27 on MTV , there will be far fewer music videos for the boys to critique. They will be commenting on the network's current fare -- "Jersey Shore," &q ...

  8. ole Signs Admin Deal With 'Yo Gabba Gabba'

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST ole music publishing has struck a North American deal with W!LDBRAIN Entertainment for the administration of hit children's series "Yo Gabba Gabba!" Created by Christian Jacobs, lead singer of California's Aquabats, and Scott S ...

  9. 'American Idol': Behind the Scenes of TV's Big Gamble

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST There's a saying in the music business that you're only as good as your last hit. If that were true of television, then American Idol might have been dropped after last season. With falling ratings, to the tune of 9 percent, lack of star ...

  10. Fox Couldn't Talk DeGeneres Into Staying On 'Idol'

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ellen DeGeneres couldn't be talked into staying with "American Idol," a Fox executive said Monday, creating a second opening for change in the show's 10th season. Who will fill her judge's chair and the one vacated by Simo ...

  11. Steven Tyler Calls 'Idol' Deal a 'Work In Progress'

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed the possibility of joining "American Idol" as a judge next season -- and what kind of judge he would be -- during an interview Monday (Aug. 2) with syndicated radio show "Kid Kraddick in the ...

  12. CBS: Deal Close For John Mayer Music-Variety Show

    January 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST CBS is close to a deal with pop star John Mayer for a music and variety TV show. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler told a meeting of the Television Critics Association that the project is under development and an agreement is near. She didn ...