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 Wed, 27 May 2015 09:41:09 -0400 5 /resources/images/mobile/small/logo.png 120 35 Reuters: Television News Advertisers ditch TLC's troubled '19 Kids and Counting' LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Four advertisers pulled out of TLC's reality show "19 Kids and Counting," putting pressure on the U.S. cable network to decide the fate of the top-rated program about a Christian family after reports that the eldest son had molested underage girls. Tue, 26 May 2015 19:53:42 -0400 Hollywood stars, presidents join Letterman for final act NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hollywood stars Steve Martin and Tina Fey, comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld and a host of U.S. presidents joined the band Foo Fighters on Wednesday to bid farewell to David Letterman as the veteran "Late Show" host signed off for the last time. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:28:44 -0400 FCC chairman reached out to Time Warner Cable, Charter CEOs: WSJ (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler reached out to the chief executives of Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc to convey that the agency is not against cable deals, the Wall Street Journal reported. Thu, 21 May 2015 18:41:55 -0400 'Mad Men' creator muses on series and that Coca-Cola commercial NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner offered insights in the creation of his acclaimed television drama about the dark side of advertising in the 1960s and explained the significance of the Coca-Cola ad that ended the series on Sunday. Wed, 20 May 2015 23:54:49 -0400 Happiness breaks out as TV's 'Mad Men' ends packed with surprises NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television's "Mad Men" swigged their last drinks and made a final, brilliant, advertising pitch on Sunday in a series finale that saw many characters find happiness in unexpected places. Mon, 18 May 2015 02:31:38 -0400 Woody Allen says his TV series will be a 'cosmic embarrassment' CANNES, France (Reuters) - Award-winning film maker Woody Allen fears his first foray into directing for the small screen will be a disaster, saying that he should never have signed up to make a television show for Fri, 15 May 2015 16:48:45 -0400 'The Simpsons' Springfield comes to life at U.S. theme park LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Springfield comes to life on Wednesday with the opening of a replica of the town from the hit animated television series "The Simpsons". Wed, 13 May 2015 09:43:31 -0400 TV chef Sandra Lee, N.Y. governor's girlfriend, diagnosed with cancer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sandra Lee, a television chef and longtime girlfriend of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the governor will be taking time off to be with her, his office announced on Tuesday. Tue, 12 May 2015 11:36:40 -0400 U.S. presidential candidate Fiorina spins web around interviewer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina apparently has learned something about registering website domain names. Sun, 10 May 2015 13:19:38 -0400 Talk show host David Letterman bids farewell on final 'Late Show' NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian David Letterman will sign off for the last time on CBS's "Late Show" on Wednesday, concluding a 33-year career on late-night television with a show that promises to be full of surprises, a run across the stage and his final Top Ten List. Wed, 20 May 2015 13:26:36 -0400 Curtains for 'American Idol' after 15th season, says Fox (Reuters) - "American Idol", the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will end after its 15th season airs in January next year, Fox Television said on Monday. Mon, 11 May 2015 12:35:14 -0400 Watkins aces Cumberbatch as best actor in British TV awards LONDON (Reuters) - Jason Watkins beat out Benedict Cumberbatch to take the best actor honour at Britain's top television awards on Sunday, while Georgina Campbell was named best actress by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Sun, 10 May 2015 17:51:46 -0400 Newsman Thomas Roberts, TV host Kelly Ripa honored by gay media group NEW YORK (Reuters) - MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and talk show host Kelly Ripa were among honorees at GLAAD's annual media awards on Saturday, which recognize representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Sun, 10 May 2015 00:25:59 -0400 U.S. appeals court throws out FCC order on programing contracts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a federal agency's order that media companies should disclose their programing contracts with pay-TV providers as part of regulators' review of pending cable and telecom mergers. Fri, 08 May 2015 11:35:03 -0400 Americans prefer picking TV channels to buying bundles: Reuters/Ipsos (Reuters) - A vast majority of Americans would prefer to assemble their own pay TV channels rather than subscribe to packages that include dozens or hundreds of networks, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found in a challenge to traditional television distribution. Thu, 07 May 2015 15:24:08 -0400 Fonda, Tomlin bare septuagenarian souls in 'Grace and Frankie' LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Tripping on muscle relaxants and peyote on the beach, two discarded wives portrayed by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin work through their anger and heartbreak and then ask "now what?" Thu, 07 May 2015 11:28:48 -0400 British TV spy series 'Spooks' gets silver screen makeover LONDON (Reuters) - The agents of Britain's MI5 hit the silver screen this week in a film adaptation of popular British television spy drama "Spooks". Wed, 06 May 2015 14:22:33 -0400 'Boomtowners' looks to the human side of North Dakota's oil fields WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Aiming to show the human side of North Dakota's oil industry, the Smithsonian Channel's "Boomtowners" chronicles the highs and lows of transplants to one of the nation's fastest-growing economies. Wed, 06 May 2015 08:26:06 -0400 Comcast adds kids, voice control features to TV service CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new feature on Comcast Corp's pay television service will let parents activate a child-friendly zone that provides access only to age-appropriate shows and movies, the company said on Tuesday. Tue, 05 May 2015 12:45:11 -0400 Muscular dystrophy telethon, long run by Jerry Lewis, ends on ABC LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) said Friday it will end its long-standing Labor Day telethon, aired on the ABC network, to focus on more digital fundraising efforts after the success of last year's ALS Ice Bucket challenge. Fri, 01 May 2015 20:12:42 -0400