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Letterman and CBS set date for ‘Late Show’ handoff to Colbert

marketwatch.com — Last call for Stupid Pet Tricks and Top Ten lists. David Letterman's last night as host of CBS's "The Late Show" will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Letterman has been a staple of late-night for more than three decades and that night will be his 6,028th show.

David Letterman Announces Last ‘Late Show’

blogs.wsj.com — Last call for Stupid Pet Tricks and Top-Ten list ideas. David Letterman 's last night as host of CBS's "The Late Show" will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Letterman has been a staple of late-night for more than three decades and that night will be his 6,028 show.

CBS, Dish Network Settle Fee Dispute

online.wsj.com — CBS Corp. and Dish Network Corp. have reached a multiyear agreement for the satellite company to carry CBS-owned stations across the country, Dish announced. A Friday night blackout left several million Dish subscribers without programming from the No. 1 broadcast network as the companies sought to reach a new carriage deal.

CBS Pulls Signals From Dish Network

online.wsj.com — Unable to come to terms on a new distribution agreement, CBS Corp. pulled the signals of its television stations from satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. Friday evening. CBS's move will leave several million Dish subscribers without programming from the number-one network until a new pact is agreed on.

The Business Case for Making Peter Pan Fly Live on Network TV

blogs.wsj.com — NBC is hoping its live presentation of " Peter Pan " doesn't get the hook. The network, which struck ratings gold last year with " The Sound of Music," will try again with the J.M. Barrie classic starring Allison Williams as the boy who wouldn't grow up and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook.

NBC Faces Backlash For Response To Protests Around Tree Lighting

blogs.wsj.com — Social media to NBC News: Bah Humbug. NBC's "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is not the type of program to generate controversy. Hosted by the "Today" team including Matt Lauer, it is a festive event featuring a mix of live and taped musical performances leading up to the lighting of a massive Christmas tree.

Netflix Buys Rights to TV Comedy ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’

blogs.wsj.com — In a highly unusual move, Netflix has bought the rights to a television comedy from Universal Television that was originally set to debut on NBC next year. The show - " Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" - was developed by Universal Television for NBC last spring and heavily promoted when the network unveiled its fall schedule to advertisers last May.

Dish Restores Turner TV Channels Including CNN

online.wsj.com — The cable news channel CNN and other networks owned by Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting have been restored on Dish Network Corp.'s satellite TV service as part of a short-term accord between the battling media companies. Dish dropped CNN and other channels including Cartoon Network last month when it couldn't come to terms with Turner on a new distribution agreement.

Dish Adds Comcast Sports to List of Tense Negotiations

online.wsj.com — Satellite-TV provider Dish Network Corp. is fighting three media giants at the same time. Comcast Corp.'s NBCUniversal said Thursday that Dish customers are at risk of losing access to its regional sports networks in markets including Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., because of a programming dispute with the satellite provider.

‘Cosby Show’ Producers Comment on Bill Cosby Assault Claims

blogs.wsj.com — Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey, founders of Carsey-Werner Co., the production firm behind " The Cosby Show" broke their silence on the allegations of sexual assault that are dogging Bill Cosby. "The Bill we know was a brilliant and wonderful collaborator on a show that changed the landscape of television.
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Dec 17, 2014

@anoushasakoui They needed an FBI warning to figure that risk out?

Dec 17, 2014

Where's Les Grossman when you need him?

Dec 17, 2014

RT @benfritz: Our final story of the day: Sony Pulls Korea Film ‘The Interview; U.S. Blames Pyongyang For Hack on.wsj.com/1sHpggj

Dec 17, 2014

@darrenrovell @AdamSchefter and makes tons more than me. I mean as long as we're making comparisons.

Dec 17, 2014

@MattGarrahan So that's the rule now? Anyone who says, "Sept. 11" gets what they want?

Dec 17, 2014

@TheInSneider Yeah because that wouldn't merit an incredible show of force response from the U.S.

Dec 17, 2014

Preliminary calls prior to Sony saying no release of Interview on any platform showed no interest from big cable or other likely candidates.

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