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  1. Report: Young people watch less TV

    8:11 am 12/18/2008

    <p>THR&#39;s Paul Bond reports...</p><p style="background-color: #ffffff; font-family: Arial;">Young Americans just aren&#39;t watching TV like they used to.&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;&#0160; &#0160;</p><p style="background-color: #ffffff; font-family: Arial;">Put another way, the older you get, the more you watch, according to areport due out Thursday from Deloitte indicating that &quot;millennials,&quot;the generation of ages 14-25, watch just 10.5 hours of TV a week.</p>Read more

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  2. 'Muppets' scores for NBC; CBS tops Wednesday

    6:24 am 12/18/2008

    <p><img border="0" src="/images/livefeed/2008/12/18/nup_132407_0010.jpg" title="Nup_132407_0010" alt="Nup_132407_0010" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; float: right; width: 218px; height: 194px;" />CBS won a fairly uneventful Wednesday night in the ratings, with most shows holding steady or down a couple notches from last week as the winter holidays approach. </p>Read more

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  3. Sci Fi to gather more 'Ghost Hunters'

    6:05 am 12/18/2008

    <p>[MORE DEVELOPMENT NEWS FROM THR: <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3ic41d147829e712a6a10e023fa9980d2e">HBO picks up &quot;Hung&quot;</a> ... <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i5f45653915ac11244e9516585981b4a9">ABC orders &quot;Family&quot; pilot</a>]</p><p>Sci Fi Channel is expanding its &quot;Ghost Hunters&quot; franchise with anew multipart agreement with creator Craig Piligian that includesdozens of hours of reality programming.</p><p>The network has given the green light to six episodes of a collegeedition of the paranormal series, tentatively titled &quot;GhostHunters: New Generation.&quot; Sci Fi also has ordered a sixth season ofthe &quot;Hunters&quot; flagship and a second season of the &quot;International&quot;spinoff.</p><p>In addition, Piligian has signed an agreement for anas-yet-undetermined series separate from the &quot;Hunters&quot; brand withan eye toward a 2010 premiere date.</p>Read more

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  4. TV vets team for Web series

    4:00 am 12/18/2008

    A gaggle of seasoned TV comedy writers are signing on to create Web series for Machinima.com.Read more

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  5. Madea Goes to Court (and Wins!)

    10:38 pm 12/17/2008

    <p><a href="/images/2008/12/18/madea1.jpg"><img title="Madea1" height="198" alt="Madea1" src="/images/2008-small/12/18/madea1.jpg" width="180" border="0" style="FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 5px 5px 0px" /></a>Our latest THR <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ic41d147829e712a6b6bc3112110f3b47">column</a> looks at Tyler Perry and Marshall, Texas. What does the creative force behind &quot;Diary of a Mad Black Woman&quot; and other films featuring the trash-talking grandma Madea have to do with a dustry town that's home to an annual Fire Ant Festival? </p>Read more

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  6. West Coast SAG members hear leaders' pitch

    9:40 pm 12/17/2008

    After a week of feverish internal conflict, the Screen Actors Guild held its most recent town hall meeting for members Wednesday night at the Hollywood Renaissance hotel. Hundreds of West Coast members filed in to hear guild leaders Alan Rosenberg and Doug Allen reiterate their pitch for passing a strike authorization.Read more

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  7. HBO picks up 'Hung'

    9:00 pm 12/17/2008

    HBO is hung up on "Hung." The pay cable network has picked up the dark comedy pilot starring Thomas Jane to series.Read more

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  8. Sony producers have cable hookup

    9:00 pm 12/17/2008

    It's another busy development season for Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly's Sony-based TV production company, which has set up eight projects.Read more

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  9. Sci Fi to gather more 'Ghost Hunters'

    8:00 pm 12/17/2008

    Sci Fi Channel is expanding its "Ghost Hunters" franchise with a new multipart agreement with creator Craig Piligian that includes dozens of hours of reality programming.Read more

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  10. James Badge Dale joins AMC thriller

    8:00 pm 12/17/2008

    James Badge Dale has been tapped as the lead in AMC's untitled political thriller from writer Jason Horwitch and Warner Horizon, plus more casting news from Fox TV and Showtime.Read more

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