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News Roundup: 'Glee' Premiere Songs, Freddy Krueger on 'Chuck' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 8th 2010 6:20PM
Glee premiere'Glee' will kick off its second season in an 'Empire State of Mind.' Yep, according to Rolling Stone, everybody's favorite high school musical show will feature Jay-Z's hit song, as well as Lady Gaga's 'Telephone,' Travie McCoy's 'Billionaire' and Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

And since New Directions will be heading to New York for nationals, the show will also pay homage to Broadway by performing theater hits 'What I Did for Love' from 'A Chorus Line,' 'Getting to Know You' from 'The King and I.'

Robert Englund, the original Freddy Krueger, will guest star on 'Chuck.' Englund will appear in the Halloween-themed episode as an evil scientist. [Ausiello Files]

Celia Weston has been cast as Cam's mom on ABC's 'Modern Family.' Weston has appeared in numerous films and TV programs including the early 1980s sitcom 'Alice' and most recently 'Memphis Beat.' [TV Guide]

'Bonanza' creator David Dortort died Sept. 5 in his Los Angeles home. 'Bonanza' aired for 14 years on NBC and Dortort also created 'The High Chaparral.' He was 93. [Reuters]

James Franco's behind-the-scenes documentary about 'Saturday Night Live' is coming to theaters in early 2011. The film chronicles the making of an 'SNL' episode from the first meeting with the host to the curtain call. [Entertainment Weekly]

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Watch Out Emmys, the Paley Awards Are Coming

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 8th 2010 5:41PM
EmmyRemember the rumors about Paley Center for Media starting its own awards show to compete with the Emmys? Well, the awards have a launch date now: May 2012.

A committee headed by Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures TV, Tony Vinciquerra, CEO of Fox Networks Group, and Dick Lippin, chairman of Lippin Group have been planning the ceremony that will take place during the annual May upfront presentations.

The awards show was developed to address frustrations of current Emmy voters and to make award ceremonies more accessible to the general public.

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Paley Center to Take on Emmys With New Awards Ceremony

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 25th 2010 2:00PM
EmmyWatch out Emmys, the Paley Center is gunning for you.

According to the New York Post, the Paley Center for Media has been quietly working on a rival television awards ceremony. A committee headed by Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures TV, Tony Vinciquerra, CEO of Fox Networks Group, and Dick Lippin, chairman of Lippin Group has been working toward a 2012 launch date.

The ceremony would take place in New York during the annual May upfront presentations.

The committee is reportedly at work picking the categories and voting process, hoping to win some favor by addressing the frustrations of current Emmy voters.

To make the awards ceremony more accessible, the committee may allow the general public to vote in some categories. Think a People's Choice/Emmy hybrid with the idea that popular shows get more nods -- more 'NCIS,' less 'Mad Men.'

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'Glee' Lovefest Scores Record Attendance - PaleyFest Report

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Mar 14th 2010 7:00PM
The 'Glee' cast and creators brought a huge crowd to PaleyFest Saturday.
Saturday night's 'Glee' panel at the PaleyFest 2010 festival scored an all-time attendance record as a fire marshal's nightmare throng of screaming fans flooded into the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Other panels during this 2010 session served up enthusiastic crowds -- especially 'Lost' and Seth MacFarlane's appearance -- but the 'Glee' crowd had the feel of a rock concert gathering, producing more applause and squeals per creator and cast member than any event this year's PaleyFest provided.

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Cast, Creators Let 'Dexter' Find His Own Way - PaleyFest Report

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Mar 5th 2010 10:30AM
The PaleyFest 2010
The most pressing concern for fans of Showtime's 'Dexter' at the show's Thursday night PaleyFest 2010 panel was touched on only briefly -- as if spending too much time on the topic was bad form -- or, worse, a jinx.

When series star Michael C. Hall took to the stage to a standing ovation -- it was impossible to miss his stocking cap. With the other stars and creators dressed to the nines across the Saban Theatre dais, that modest piece of headwear served as the uniform for an individual undergoing cancer treatment.

When it was pointed out to him that his reception might be the first "standing O" in PaleyFest history, Hall smiled, shrugged and pointed to his cap -- as if saying, "Well, it's the cancer treatment."

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'Lost' Creators Want to Get the Finale Right - PaleyFest Report

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Feb 28th 2010 10:11AM
The 'Lost' cast and creators kept their secrets at this year's PaleyFest.Day two of PaleyFest2010, this year's edition of the annual look behind the scenes of television most popular shows, welcomed the creators and cast of 'Lost' to discuss the challenges of forging the show's final season.

Executive producers Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, Eddy Kitsis, Adam Horowitz and Liz Sarnoff fielded questions and tried to answer questions about how the show's last episodes will come together -- without leaking any "spoilers." In fact, they took credit for being the show that gave birth to that term.

To digress for a moment, you might ask why a single TV show needs so many "executive producers." The truth is they're writers. Since producers get a fatter check than mere lowly scribes, Hollywood agents make sure their literary clients get that executive producer title attached in the deal memos.

Joining those writers executive producers were series stars Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn. The group told the 1,900 fans and industry insiders at the Saban Theatre (the house the Power Rangers built) they just wrapped production on the penultimate episode, and writing is underway on the show's final outing.

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The Simpsons are getting honored again

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 5th 2009 7:02PM
The Simpsons and if you don't know who they are by now, trying living in something other than a caveThe Simpsons have been around for so long that one must wonder if there is an award they haven't been given yet. I mean other than that stupid, meaningless paperweight the industry calls the Emmy.

The Paley Center for Media
will pay a special tribute to The Simpsons at this year's annual fundraising gala. The Center's president Pat Mitchell said they chose to honor the show because of its "tremendous impact on the television sitcom over the last 20 years and continues to influence and redefine the medium."

So I guess now when the nominating committee for the Paley Center has their annual honor candidate hoedown and someone suggests The Simpsons, the South Park delegate can yell "Simpsons did it!"

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Is the Museum of Television and Radio necessary anymore?

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 22nd 2009 2:04PM
Paley Center for MediaVariety has an article about some renovations going on at the Paley Center for Media (formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio, which is the name I still use for it) and it got me thinking. Is such a museum even necessary anymore?

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely think we should keep a historical broadcast record of television, radio and other types of media. But isn't that what the Internet is for? Wouldn't a virtual museum accomplish the same purpose online without the need for a brick-and-mortar presence?

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Paley Festival: The X-Files

by Kristin Sample, posted Mar 27th 2008 7:20AM
The X-Files From March 14th to March 27th, The Paley Center for Media is presenting the twenty-fifth annual William S. Paley Television Festival. The Paley Center, formerly the Museum of Television and Radio, says that the festival celebrates "television's rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium." This year the festival included Chuck, Pushing Daisies, The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion, Dirty Sexy Money among others.

I've already attended the Buffy Reunion and Dirty Sexy Money (click above for those reports). Last night I went to The X-Files panel. For what happened during the event, read on past the jump.

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Paley Festival: Dirty Sexy Money

by Kristin Sample, posted Mar 26th 2008 8:30AM
Donald Sutherland is Tripp Darling on Dirty Sexy Money From March 14th to March 27th, The Paley Center for Media is presenting the twentieth-fifth annual William S. Paley Television Festival. The Paley Center, formerly the Museum of Television and Radio, says that the festival celebrates "television's rich and diverse programming and the creative process behind the medium." This year the festival included Chuck, Friday Night Lights, Pushing Daisies, Gossip Girl, and The Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reunion.

Last night, I attended the Dirty Sexy Money panel. For what happened during the panel discussion, read on past the jump...

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Museum of Television and Radio is changing its name

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 6th 2007 4:01PM

william s. paleyFirst Kentucky Fried Chicken and now you, Museum of Television and Radio? Oh, why must things change?

Anyway, the Museum of Television of Radio is changing its name, but not to "MTR." No, it will henceforth be known as "Paley Center for Media," which TV trivia-heads will recognize as being named after William S. Paley, who founded CBS and started the museum in 1975 (back then it was called the "Museum of Broadcasting," so it's not like this is the first time the name has changed).

So why the change? It's quite simple: we don't just get our information through TV and radio anymore. We now have this thing called "the internet," not to mention video content through mobile devices.

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