Reuters: Television News Reuters Mobile is your source for breaking news, business, financial and investing news, including market data giving you access to the information you need - any time, anywhere. Reuters is the leading global provider of news, financial information and technology solutions to the world's media, financial institutions, businesses and individuals. Copyright 2008 Reuters en-us Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:19:19 -0400 5 /resources/images/mobile/small/logo.png 120 35 Reuters: Television News 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' sweeps MTV Movie Awards LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Young adult favorite "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" was voted 'movie of the year' and scooped top acting honors at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony's appeal to young fans. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:50:50 -0400 'Mad Men' premiere draws 2.3 million, lowest season debut since 2008 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Advertising drama "Mad Men," facing a night of stiff competition on cable television, drew 2.3 million viewers to the premiere of its seventh and final season, network AMC said on Monday. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:46:32 -0400 Sans persona, new kind of Colbert steps up to CBS 'Late Show' LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new kind of Stephen Colbert will be coming to late-night network television as he succeeds CBS's "Late Show" host David Letterman next year, capping the generational shift in late-night TV's landscape across U.S. networks eager to attract younger viewers and online followings. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:52:04 -0400 MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell taking extended leave after taxi accident LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cable news commentator Lawrence O'Donnell is taking a leave of several weeks from his job as host of the MSNBC program "The Last Word" to recuperate from injuries he suffered in a taxi accident while vacationing abroad, the network said on Monday. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:03:23 -0400 A Minute With: Billy Bob Thornton on recasting himself for TV WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) - Billy Bob Thornton, the actor of dark, psychological films such as "Sling Blade" and "A Simple Plan," takes a turn on the small screen as a laconic hit man in a TV adaptation of 1996 Oscar-winning black comedy "Fargo." Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:03:18 -0400 HBO renews 'Game of Thrones' for two more seasons LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" has been renewed for two more seasons, the premium cable network said on Tuesday, two days after the show's season four premiere drew the network's biggest audience in seven years. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:45:23 -0400 DirecTV to resume hosting The Weather Channel from Wednesday (Reuters) - Satellite TV provider DirecTV said on Tuesday that it would resume airing The Weather Channel from Wednesday, ending a nearly three-month dispute. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:50:48 -0400 TV journalist Barbara Walters announces retirement date NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pioneering American TV journalist Barbara Walters, who was the first woman to co-anchor an evening news program, will make her final television appearance on the morning talk show "The View" next month, the network ABC said on Monday. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:35:42 -0400 NBC executive predicts first win in a decade in key U.S. age group (Reuters) - Longtime ratings laggard NBC is expected to win this season's broadcast TV ratings race in the age group most prized by advertisers, 18 to 49, for the first time in a decade, NBC Universal Chief Executive Steve Burke said on Monday. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:59:35 -0400 Letterman retirement gives CBS chance to draw younger viewers to late night LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - David Letterman's surprise retirement announcement gives CBS a much-needed chance to lure younger viewers to his late-night television time slot, matching the recent elevation of Jimmy Fallon that reenergized rival NBC's "Tonight Show" franchise, according to media executives. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:03:12 -0400 Factbox: Winners at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards (Reuters) - The MTV Movie Awards are decided by fans in online voting. The following are the winners at Sunday's ceremony: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:26:47 -0400 'Game of Thrones' premiere gives HBO top draw since 'Sopranos' LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The season four premiere of fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the largest audience for HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama "The Sopranos," the premium cable network said on Monday. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:24:05 -0400 Don Draper at odds with changing world of 1968 as 'Mad Men' returns LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The dresses are shorter, the women are bolder and the weather is sunnier, but Don Draper has never been more at odds with the changing world around him, as AMC's advertising drama "Mad Men" enters its final season. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:12:41 -0400 Comedian John Pinette found dead in Pittsburgh hotel room at age 50 (Reuters) - John Pinette, a stand-up comedian who guest-starred as the victim of a carjacking in the final episode of the comedy show Seinfeld, has died at age 50, an official said on Sunday. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:31:39 -0400 George Washington's spy ring comes alive in AMC drama 'Turn' LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The world of espionage has been brought to life by characters such as James Bond, Jason Bourne and Jack Bauer on film and television, but a new AMC drama is going back to spy origins with America's own founding father, George Washington. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:28:17 -0400 David Letterman to retire from CBS 'Late Show' in 2015 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian David Letterman, who brought a sardonic, offbeat wit to late-night television, along with bits such as "Stupid Pet Tricks" and his "Top Ten" list, will retire as host of "The Late Show" on CBS in 2015, he said during the taping of his show in New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:48:19 -0400 TV's Willard Scott of 'Today' show marries at 80 NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television personality Willard Scott, a former weatherman who has been with NBC's "Today" morning news show for more than 30 years, has wed his longtime girlfriend at the age of 80. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:06:27 -0400 'House of Cards,' HBO docs and PBS headline Peabody winners (Reuters) - Netflix political thriller "House of Cards" and jail house comedy-drama "Orange Is the New Black," along with a trio of HBO documentaries, headlined the winners of the annual Peabody Awards, the oldest and one of the top honors in broadcasting. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:55:24 -0400 'Veep' taps deeper into D.C.'s dysfunction for third season WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif (Reuters) - Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO's political satire "Veep," remembers a visit he made to the U.S. State Department for research on the show. Behind the imposing facade of the Harry S. Truman Building, the furniture in the bosom of international power was pathetic, he recalls. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 07:54:53 -0400 Desire, ice, and fire: 'Game of Thrones' returns for fourth season NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO's "Game of Thrones" unsheathes a fourth season that could see it crowned as the cable network's most watched series in history. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:49:53 -0400