Showbiz Sandbox 73: Handicapping This Season’s New TV Shows
September 28, 2010
With the new television season already underway our hosts debate which of the new series will get a full season order from the networks and which won’t make it to October. Will the revival of “Hawaii Five-O” make the cut? What will be the first show to get canceled? Let the arguments begin.
Oliver Stone got passing grades this week with “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. The sequel to his iconic 1987 film topped the box office with just over $19 million. Of course, if Hollywood studios have their way, video-on-demand might start being included in opening weekend numbers. In an effort to supplement sagging DVD sales, the studios are planning to offer movies via premium VOD shortly after their theatrical release. At $25 per film audiences may just be willing to wait a few months.
Meanwhile, shares in Netflix soared when Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy, though the DVD-by-mail powerhouse may be facing some stiff competition as it migrates to a movie streaming business model.
During Big Deal or Big Whoop we cover all the weeks top entertainment news including pop star Katy Perry’s racy “Sesame Street” clip and the all-star cast lining up for guest spots on “Glee”. With Jeff Zucker departing NBC and the dismissal of CNN’s head honcho, executive shuffles are our Inside Baseball topic of the week.
In This War The Movie Studios Are Siding With Your Couch
Shifting Online, Netflix Faces New Competition
War of Words Over Non-union Film The Hobbit.
Longtime Tarantino Editor Sally Menke Found Dead At 56
Five Ways NBC Can Pull Itself Out Of Last Place
Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominations Announced
Katy Perry’s “Sesame Street” Appearance Gets Yanked
Katy Perry To Guest Star On “The Simpsons”
Gwyneth Paltrow to Guest Star On “Glee”
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong Is American Idiot’s Newest Broadway Belter
Mark Zuckerberg Giving $100 Million To Newark Schools
Max Weinberg Won’t Follow Conan To TBS
Jonathan Klein To Leave CNN
Jeff Zucker Announces Departure From NBC
Burke To Lead NBCU After Comcast Purchase
Eugene Hernandez: This Is Not Goodbye