Daily Bacon: Leno Gets Mark Twain Prize; Firth Can’t Find Paddington Voice
Jun18

Daily Bacon: Leno Gets Mark Twain Prize; Firth Can’t Find Paddington Voice

Jay Leno. The former Tonight Show host will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the nation’s top humor prize. Colin Firth. The actor has pulled out of voicing the upcoming Paddington film.┬áThe King’s Speech star said he had been unable to find the right voice for the Peruvian bear. True Blood: The Musical. HBO vampire series may get a second life on Broadway. Jersey Boys. Clint Eastwood movie is “catchy...

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NBC Bringing Back ‘Heroes’ As 2015 Miniseries
Feb23

NBC Bringing Back ‘Heroes’ As 2015 Miniseries

  NBC is bringing back “Heroes” as a 13-episode event miniseries, “Heroes Reborn,” in 2015. Creator Tim Kring is on board. NBC teased the miniseries with a brief spot during its Olympics coverage Saturday, and plans to unroll a digital tie-in ahead of it’s premiere. The plot for Heroes Reborn is being kept under wraps. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke: The enormous impact Heroes had on the...

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Hog Quickies (Sept. 11)
Sep11

Hog Quickies (Sept. 11)

Amy Winehouse has contributed a song to the upcoming Quincy Jones tribute album Q: Soul Bossa Nostra, due Nov. 9. Winehouse and Mark Ronson covered Lesley Gore‘s 1963 song It’s My Party, one of Quincy’s first hits as a producer. Oprah Winfrey heads this year’s Kennedy Center Honors recipients. She will be joined by musician-songwriters Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones and...

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NBC Hopes To Find Some New Heroes
May14

NBC Hopes To Find Some New Heroes

NBC finished cleaning house on Friday, dumping “Heroes” (there may a midseason movie or mini-event), “Mercy” and “Trauma.” They join “Law & Order” in the Out basket. That leaves eight returning scripted shows for next season — Thursday comedies “Community,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office” and “30 Rock,” along with...

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‘Heroes’ Gearing Up For Final Chapter?
Oct30

‘Heroes’ Gearing Up For Final Chapter?

Inside sources have told Airlock Alpha that NBC execs have asked “Heroes” producers to wind the series down; a season finale possible as soon as May. NBC has denied the rumors. “Heroes” might not be the only one saying good-bye this season. With NBC looking for a firm finish in fourth place among all the networks once again, the new guard coming in is looking to really change things up, including possibly a...

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