1. This summer, NBC is writing fan fiction starring Bear Grylls and Zac Efron, both shirtless, lost in the woods. 

    This summer, NBC is writing fan fiction starring Bear Grylls and Zac Efron, both shirtless, lost in the woods. 

  2. Ann Curry Isn’t The Only One Who Hates Matt Lauer. The New York Times reports:

It is clear that the once-popular host’s relationship with his audience is in peril. Last April, Mr. Lauer signed a contract said to be worth $25 million a year, the most lucrative deal in the 60-year history of morning television. And then the bottom fell out… 
Mr. Lauer’s Q Score — a measure of likability, treated as gospel by the TV industry — has fallen by more than half since he was paired with Ms. Curry in June 2011. It was a 19 that September; by this January it was a 9…. 
He is criticized routinely in the media; one columnist this week said simply, “He’s got to go.” And even members of his own staff are sharply divided: some say he, and “Today,” can recover from the last year, while others say his reputation is irreparable. [more]

    Ann Curry Isn’t The Only One Who Hates Matt Lauer. The New York Times reports:

    It is clear that the once-popular host’s relationship with his audience is in peril. Last April, Mr. Lauer signed a contract said to be worth $25 million a year, the most lucrative deal in the 60-year history of morning television. And then the bottom fell out…

    Mr. Lauer’s Q Score — a measure of likability, treated as gospel by the TV industry — has fallen by more than half since he was paired with Ms. Curry in June 2011. It was a 19 that September; by this January it was a 9….

    He is criticized routinely in the media; one columnist this week said simply, “He’s got to go.” And even members of his own staff are sharply divided: some say he, and “Today,” can recover from the last year, while others say his reputation is irreparable. [more]

  3. How Smash Became TV’s Biggest Train Wreck. The show was supposed to be the show that saved NBC — but people laughed at it instead. BuzzFeed’s Kate Authur tries to figure out where it all went so wrong.

    How Smash Became TV’s Biggest Train Wreck. The show was supposed to be the show that saved NBC — but people laughed at it instead. BuzzFeed’s Kate Authur tries to figure out where it all went so wrong.

  4. '30 Rock' Will Air TOMORROW →

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    New “30 Rock” will be on TOMORROW and not Thursday. It’s the election episode.

  5. Christmas Is Officially Here. Target aired the first major holiday ad on Tuesday, October 9 during an episode of Parenthood on NBC. (Watch it here.)

    Christmas Is Officially Here. Target aired the first major holiday ad on Tuesday, October 9 during an episode of Parenthood on NBC. (Watch it here.)