Headlines for 5/9/13


CW to Broadcast Young Hollywood Awards Aug. 1
The CW will broadcast the 15th annual Young Hollywood Awards from Los Angeles in primetime Aug. 1. Nominees for the kudofest, exec produced by Penske Media Corp., will be revealed in June. [Variety]

The Nexstar CEO tells securities analysts to expect more buying and selling of TV stations over the next 18 months as the industry continues to consolidate. Allbritton and Local LLC have declared they are on the block with $3 billion in assets, but many more stations are quietly being shopped, he says. He envisions that six mega-groups will ultimately emerge, with Nexstar being one of them. [TVNewsCheck]

Insider: 'American Idol' to Axe All 4 Judges as Part of Massive Makeover
"American Idol" is going nuclear for Season 13. None of the four judges on the singing competition will be asked to return next season, an individual with knowledge of Fox's plans told The Wrap. Longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe is expected to get the boot. And despite reports to the contrary, Fox isn't even considering bringing former judge Jennifer Lopez back as a lifesaver for next season. [The Wrap]

News Corp. Fiscal 3Q TV Revenue Up 1.4%
News Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third quarter television segment revenue of $1.22 billion, up 1.4% from $1.20 billion in the year-earlier quarter. [TVNewsCheck]

NBC Passes on 'Hatfields,' 6 Other Pilots, Cancels 'Deception'
NBC has canceled "Deception" and passed on seven pilots, including the Charlize Theron-produced pilot "Hatfields & McCoys," The Wrap has learned. [The Wrap]

Smulyan Says Stations Are Growing Again
Same-station revenue at Emmis for the quarter was up 4.2 percent and CEO Jeff Smulyan sounded very optimistic about the future of his company. (Emmis owns several radio stations in the Terre Haute market which reach the northern part of the Tri-State.) [Radio Ink]

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