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Sands to Keep Falling Through Hourglass of Longtime Soap

'Days of Our Lives' will be back for a 56th season on NBC, per reports

(Newser) - In the most Stefano DiMera move ever, Days of Our Lives is back from the dead. It apparently was never officially dead to begin with, despite reports last week that the NBC soap opera would go on hiatus at the end of November and the entire cast would be released... More »

Entire Cast of NBC Show on Since 1965 Is Released

Stars of 'Days of Our Lives' were set free from contracts; fate of soap opera is unclear

(Newser) - No one yet knows the ultimate fate of NBC's longest-running entertainment program, but its stars know they're out of a job in a couple of weeks. TVLine first reported the news Tuesday that Days of Our Lives, a soap opera that's been on the network since November... More »

Maddow Gets Emotional Over 'Silence' at NBC

The MSNBC host speaks up about sexual harassment and NDAs

(Newser) - Activists called upon NBC Universal on Saturday to allow former employees to speak out freely on sexual harassment in the workplace without restriction, rather than having to come to the company first to be released from non-disclosure agreements, the AP reports. The company said Saturday that any former employee who... More »

In First Return to Fox, Megyn Kelly Slams NBC

Former 'Today' host calls for outside investigation over Matt Lauer

(Newser) - Megyn Kelly returned to her old network this week just long enough to tear into her other old network. In an interview on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Kelly called for an outside investigation of NBC concerning the sexual misconduct allegations against former colleague Matt Lauer. "They investigated themselves," Kelly... More »

Well, That Didn't Go Well

First Democratic debate was too much and too little: Margaret Sullivan

(Newser) - President Trump was on to something when he tweeted Wednesday about the unprofessionalism of the first Democratic candidates' debate . "As a 'not ready for prime time' moment, this one ranked right up there," media columnist Margaret Sullivan begins at the Washington Post . At the start of hour... More »

Carrie Underwood Gets Sued Over Football Theme

Another songwriter, Heidi Merrill, says 'Game On' was ripped off from her

(Newser) - Singer Heidi Merrill says she wrote Game On, with the help of three other songwriters, in 2016 and took it to Carrie Underwood's producer. He wasn't interested. Two years later, Merrill says in a new lawsuit, a similar song of the same title played during the opening of... More »

NBC Announces 5 Moderators for First Debate

Dems' debate will air on NBC stations across the country, 'a rarity'

(Newser) - The first Democratic presidential debate is a little more than two weeks away, and the moderators have been announced: Rachel Maddow, Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, and Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo. The debate, which will take place in two parts on June 26 and 27 in Miami, will air... More »

NBC Names a New Late-Night Host

YouTube star Lilly Singh will be only female late-night host on major network

(Newser) - Hugely successful YouTuber Lilly Singh is moving on in a big way: with her own late-night talk show on NBC. Best known for her "Superwoman" persona on YouTube, a platform she left in November, the Indian-Canadian actress-comedian with 14 million subscribers can be found on NBC at 1:35am... More »

Catholic Diocese Is Not Amused by SNL's R. Kelly Joke

Church demands NBC apologize for the skit

(Newser) - SNL has landed itself in a little holy hot water: Catholic officials in New York City are demanding the show and NBC apologize after a skit compared the Church’s sex abuse scandals to allegations against R. Kelly. The Diocese of Brooklyn released a statement on Monday heavily criticizing the... More »

Bob Costas: Here's Why I Was Pulled From NFL Coverage

He says NBC wasn't happy about concussion remarks

(Newser) - Sportscasting legend Bob Costas has parted ways with NBC after 40 years—and he's got a few things to get off his chest. Costas tells ESPN that he was pulled from the network's NFL coverage after repeatedly speaking out about the concussion crisis and the league's handling... More »

Megyn Kelly Leaves NBC With Giant Paycheck

Network will honor her full $69M deal

(Newser) - Her controversial comments about blackface may have cost Megyn Kelly her show and future and NBC, but they won't hurt her bank account much. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kelly officially parted ways on Friday with the network, which has agreed to pay her the remainder of her $69... More »

Pour One Out for Kathie Lee Gifford

She'll wrap up her time at the 'Today Show' on April 7

(Newser) - Kathie Lee Gifford's "dazzling run" at the Today Show is coming to a close, per NBC News President Noah Oppenheim. Deadline reports he on Tuesday announced in a memo to staff that she's made the decision to no longer co-host the 10am hour of the program with... More »

Fox Doesn't Sound Thrilled on Idea of Megyn Kelly Returning

Host won't return to NBC show, and Fox is 'extremely happy' with its own lineup

(Newser) - NBC aired a rerun in the slot for Megyn Kelly Today for the second straight morning on Friday, and the writing on the wall became official in the afternoon: She won't return to her show, period, with the controversy over her blackface comments seen as the final straw. "... More »

Megyn Kelly May Be Losing Show

Insiders say she is in talks for a new role at NBC

(Newser) - The blackface controversy may have sealed the fate of Megyn Kelly Today. Sources tell Variety that Megyn Kelly has been in talks with NBC execs about abandoning the 9am morning show for a possible new role at NBC News. An insider close to Kelly says both sides are ready for... More »

Tonight Show Nixes Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

Comic defended Louis CK, Roseanne Barr, said he's glad Me Too has 'slowed down a bit' to 'THR'

(Newser) - A Hollywood Reporter interview with comic Norm Macdonald broke Tuesday, and it ended up getting him pulled from the Tonight Show. Among the criticisms of Macdonald's THR sit-down: he criticized Hannah Gadsby's Nanette special without seeing it, and he didn't realize how bad racism was until he... More »

Jerry Springer's Show Halts After 4K Episodes

The slugfest lasted 28 years

(Newser) - Somehow it doesn't seem right for Jerry Springer to exit quietly. There should be one last thrown chair or a bleep-filled tirade, at the very least. Instead, it was announced with no fanfare this week that he will stop making new episodes of his memorably raucous talk show, and... More »

Making Bank in the Age of Trump: DC Reporters

BuzzFeed reports on political journalists scooping up lucrative side gigs on TV, making speeches

(Newser) - Political reporters covering all things Trump seem to break big news around the clock—and, apparently, are bringing in big bucks doing side jobs for TV news networks. BuzzFeed reports on these lucrative moonlighting gigs, with reporters such as the New York Times' Maggie Haberman, David Fahrenthold of the Washington ... More »

Brokaw Letter: I'm 'Unmoored' by Sex Misconduct Allegations

Plus a group of powerful women pen their own letter in support of the TV journalist

(Newser) - NBC News is still trying to handle the mess wrought by sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer , and now it's got accusations against longtime staffer Tom Brokaw to add to its to-do list. But Brokaw, who has been accused by two women of sexual harassment in the 1990s, isn'... More »

Tom Brokaw Accused of Sexual Harassment at NBC

2 women come forward with accusations

(Newser) - Former NBC and Fox anchor Linda Vester say she suffered "years of humiliation and isolation" after being sexually harassed by powerful colleague Tom Brokaw in the 1990s. Vester tells Variety that when Brokaw was the host of NBC Nightly News, he made unwanted advances and tried to forcibly kiss... More »

What It Was Like to Make the Best Episode of The Office

Inside 'The Dinner Party' 10 years after it first aired

(Newser) - It was a day that went down in comedic history: "On April 10th, 2008, The Office topped itself with its best half-hour ever—and perhaps the best comedy episode of the decade," writes Andy Greene for Rolling Stone . He's referring, of course, to "The Dinner Party,... More »

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