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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]
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.
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.'
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.
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."
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.
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!"
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?
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.
Last night, I attended the Dirty Sexy Money panel. For what happened during the panel discussion, read on past the jump...
First 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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