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October 26, 2014

Is 'The Daily Show' to Blame for Journalist's Detention in Iran?

Is Jon Stewart responsible for getting a Newsweek journalist jailed in Iran? In June, Newsweek's Maziar Bahari, who has covered Iran for over a decade, participated in a 'Daily Show' skit in the aftermath of Iran's controversial election. Bahari was interviewed by tongue-in-cheek 'Daily Show' correspondent Jason Jones. "He dressed like some character out of a B movie about mercenaries in the...

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VH1 Renews 'Scream Queens'

VH1 has renewed the reality show 'Scream Queens' for a second season, Variety is reporting. This time, 10 potential queens will be competing in the horror film boot camp for a role in 'Saw VII 3D,' the next installment of the sanguinary, seemingly never-ending franchise. Season 1 winner Tanedra Howard won the role of Simone in 'Saw VI.' Some of last season's more interesting challenges...

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'Make it or Break It' Sets Season 1 Winter Return Date of January 4, 2010

Will an earlier premiere date make it or break it? ABC Family will find that out when the hit gymnastics series 'Make It or Break It' premieres Jan. 4 at 9PM, right after the season 2 winter premiere of 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager.' 'Make It' was originally supposed to premiere one week later, on Jan. 11, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The show, which has received an...

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HBO Renews 'Real Time With Bill Maher'

HBO has renewed 'Real Time with Bill Maher' for an eighth season. The buzzy politics and culture oriented talk show will return one hour earlier on Friday, Feb. 19 at 9PM, with a replay at 11PM. 'Politically Incorrect,' the show's predecessor, launched on Comedy Central in 1993. The format of that program -- a comedy discussion show mixing celebrities and beltway politicians -- was virtually...

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