Yahoo Lost $42 Million on Community and 2 Other Original Series

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

Yahoo lost $42 million on Community and 2 other original series

Yahoo says it had trouble monetizing the original shows Community, Sin City Saints and Paul Feig's Other Space. Yahoo’s CFO Ken Goldman said the three high-profile projects “didn’t work the way that we hoped it would” and that we "couldn’t see a way to make money over time.” While today's news doesn’t sound good for the prospect of a Community movie, Variety reports that a film is "still in play — with or without Yahoo."


Bob Barker recovering after splitting his head open in nasty fall

The 91-year-old former Price is Right host was spotted by cops falling on a street near his home this morning, and taken to the hospital.


Latino groups are angry that NBC has ignored their complaints over Donald Trump hosting SNL

Last week, a coalition of 40 Latino groups sent a letter to NBC Universal's CEO requesting a meeting with Lorne Michaels. "The fact they can easily dismiss us is part of the problem," says Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. "You would expect there would be some cordiality about listening to our concerns.” With no response, he says, expect an advertiser boycott. PLUS: Trump calls Latino groups opposing him “scammers,” and Latino congressman urges SNL to dump Trump.


Jimmy Kimmel loses Donald Trump, gains Bernie Sanders

The Brooklyn-born Democratic presidential candidate has agreed to appear on Kimmel’s Brooklyn show on Wednesday.


B.D. Wong is returning to Law & Order: SVU

He’ll reprise his role as psychiatrist Dr. George Huang for a November sweeps episode. PLUS: Meet SVU’s new cast member.


Netflix is trying to be a digital Peter Pan, but Gilmore Girls won’t return as the same show

"Netflix is not bringing Gilmore Girls back, even if it brings back something called Gilmore Girls,” says James Poniewozik. He adds: "A new Gilmore Girls may be witty, heartfelt and great. I hope so. But it will be a different thing, no matter how much of the original talent returns, because there’s one thing even the best-funded, best-intentioned reboot can’t restore: lost time.” PLUS: Can Gilmore Girls adapt to a changed pop-culture world?, it should be noted that Gilmore Girls had problems under Amy Sherman-Palladino, here’s what should happen in the revival, here are six things that shouldn’t happen, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hopes the revival reports are true. Also: How the Gilmore Girls would adapt to today's technology


Cheryl Hines is headed to The Middle

The Curb Your Enthusiasm alum will play Patricia Heaton’s boss, the head of the Smile Superstars International.


ESPN is expected to blame cord-cutting when it lays off hundreds of employees on Wednesday

About 350 employees are expected to get the ax this week.


Jimmy Fallon is 1st and Jimmy Kimmel is last when it comes to late-night ad rates

Jimmy Kimmel Live fetches a lower ad rate than even Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show.


Black gay couple on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is breaking new ground

"Depictions of same-sex couples and gay culture are becoming more and more common to television,” explains Gerrick D. Kennedy, "yet documenting a relationship between two men in the historically homophobic world of hip hop may be a first. Milan Christopher and Miles Brock hope their story will help affect change in a community that's been largely resistant to it.” PLUS: It was the most heartbreakingly honest reality TV storyline.


Cheryl Hines is headed to The Middle

The Curb Your Enthusiasm alum will play Patricia Heaton’s boss, the head of the Smile Superstars International.


ESPN is expected to blame cord-cutting when it lays off hundreds of employees on Wednesday

About 350 employees are expected to get the ax this week.


Jimmy Fallon is 1st and Jimmy Kimmel is last when it comes to late-night ad rates

Jimmy Kimmel Live fetches a lower ad rate than even Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show.


Black gay couple on Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is breaking new ground

"Depictions of same-sex couples and gay culture are becoming more and more common to television,” explains Gerrick D. Kennedy, "yet documenting a relationship between two men in the historically homophobic world of hip hop may be a first. Milan Christopher and Miles Brock hope their story will help affect change in a community that's been largely resistant to it.” Plus: It was the most heartbreakingly honest reality TV storyline.


Why aren’t more people watching The Muppets?

Does Miss Piggy starring in her own talk show turn off viewers? Or is the behind-the-scenes action on a late-night show not compelling enough? Also: Why you should give The Muppets a second chance


Warner Bros. studio puts Supergirl and Gotham on its water tower

Characters from Arrow and The Flash are also appearing on the landmark tower.


Being Mary Jane creator didn’t plan on pitching her show to a broadcast network

"It may not appear so today,” says Mara Brock Akil, "but back then it was very hard to sell a black woman as the central character,” she said. “Back then” was 2010.


Conan postpones Armenia special to avoid the next Republican debate

The special will air on Nov. 17 instead of Nov. 10.


Enough with all the remakes!

There have been so many reboot announcements lately that even the Gilmore Girls revival wasn’t exciting.


Breaking Bad shares some visual parallels with Pulp Fiction

Watch a video showing how Vince Gilligan’s TV series is similar to Quentin Tarantino’s acclaimed film.


Why MSNBC devotes the weekend to Lockup

"Lockup rates incredibly well!” explains MSNBC's Chris Hayes in a Facebook Q&A. "In fact, quite often on Fridays it’s the highest rated show on the entire network!”


The Simpsons creates a special World Series promo for Fox

Watch The Simpsons spoof The Natural.


Lee Daniels’ Fox pilot Star launches an international casting search — he's seeking a transgender actress

The girl group drama is expected to have a diverse lineup.


Epix’s Graves adds Nia Vardalos

She’ll play a political consultant on the political satire starring Nick Nolte and Sela Ward.


Homeland’s Claire Danes sits down with the Homeland Security secretary

“More people have learned about targeted lethal killing from Claire than me,” says Jeh Johnson.


Every Big Bang Theory inside joke, alphabetized

From Amy’s Crush on Penny to Zazzles.


Blue Bloods books The Sopranos’ Steve Schirripa

The Bobby Bacala actor will play an investigator in the DA’s office.