Headlines #1 for 5/13/13

General news in this part, followed by news of cancellations,
renewals and new stuff
Huckabee hopes to continue radio show
Syndicated talk personality Mike Huckabee is rolling back some comments he made last week to an Arkansas business newspaper about the future of his show.  Huckabee earlier suggested he wasn’t sure he wanted to stick with the routine of a daily three-hour program. [Inside Radio]

Compassionate release review buoys old US inmates
At age 88, John Rigas could be a poster child for inmates who might seek early release from prison because of the hazards of advanced aging. The former cable television mogul, convicted of fraud after his company collapsed into bankruptcy in 2002, already has fought cancer and had triple-bypass heart surgery. But he and others like him had little hope that an application for compassionate release would get a serious look before a recent report by the Department of Justice's inspector general called the program for early release of some terminally ill inmates and others "poorly managed." [The Miami Herald]

Meyers To Replace Fallon On 'Late Night'
NBC said Sunday that 12-year Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Meyers will replace Jimmy Fallon at the 12:35 a.m. Late Night show next year. Fallon is moving up an hour as Jay Leno's replacement on the Tonight show. [TVNewsCheck]

U.S. broadcast TV ratings slide pressures ad rates at 'upfronts'
U.S. broadcast networks head into their biggest ad-selling season this week, competing with streaming services like Netflix, battling online players for ad dollars, and fending off hits starring zombies and duck hunters on cable. The increased competition will force ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC to settle for their lowest average rate hikes in three years during the "upfront" selling season, Wall Street analysts say. [Reuters]


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