NY1 morning anchor Pat Kiernan’s CNBC show Crowd Rules has been pulled off of the primetime schedule after just two weeks due to poor ratings, The New York Post reported (and Mr. Kiernan read on this morning’s “In the Papers” segment). The business competition show, which was co-hosted by jewelery designer Kendra Scott, featured three small companies competing for $50,000 to save their business.
Just last week, a CNBC rep told the Post that the network was sticking with the show, despite the fact that it only got 47,000 viewers for the May 14 premiere episode.
7:45 AM: Ryan Serhant, the former hand model/soap opera actor-turned-real estate superstar, beats The Observer to his Tribeca office by an hour. “I’m always the first one in,” brags the 28-year-old broker at Nest Seekers International, a boutique real estate brokerage firm.
He has been up since 4:23 a.m, was at the gym by 5 a.m. and in the office shortly thereafter. When we offer to go for a bleary-eyed coffee run, he yells from his office, “Don’t forget to write about how you were an hour late!”
The food media, having little in the way of hard news to work with, traffics in trend stories, and these are never more appealing than during this season. Stories are bound to appear about this year’s genius chef plying his magic tweezers, or hyperbolic odes to the year’s “epic tasting menu.”
One thing you can expect every 2012 wrap-up to include, from now through New Year’s, is the annual tall tale about Brooklyn’s coming of age as a restaurant capital. It’s an irresistible story, bound to please Brooklynites and fool huckleberries in the hinterlands, and it has much-needed youthful sex appeal as well; food writers see Brooklyn as a gritty reboot of a story they long ago tired of telling about Manhattan. But here’s the thing: Brooklyn, taken as a restaurant city, sucks.
The art world hates Work of Art, reports Salon. Why could this be?
California College of the Arts professor Glen Helfand chalks it up to (shocker) high-minded disdain for reality-TV tackiness:
Just hearing people on television discuss “the work” in art-world lingo, makes us art-world denizens shudder: In the context Read More
Reviews are in for Work of Art: The Search for the Next Great Artist, Bravo’s attempt at an art-world Project Runway. Sarah Jessica Parker produced the show, which offers the winner a $100,000 and a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum.
The Times approves, sort of:
Without even trying, “Work of Art” Read More
Discovery Communications announced this morning that the Silver Spring-based network has purchased Sarah Palin’s Alaska an 8-hour docu-reality series produced by Survivor-creator Mark Burnett.
The series will debut on Discovery’s TLC.
“Our family enjoys Discovery’s networks,” said Governor Sarah Palin in today’s press release. “I look forward to working with Mark to bring Read More