Friday Headlines — 6/28/13 — Will They Or Won't They?

Modern Family Considering Gay Wedding Following DOMA Ruling
Following gay marriage becoming legal again in California, Modern Family may soon feature a wedding between Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson). 

"It's certainly something we are contemplating on the show in ways we wouldn't have in prior seasons," co-creator Christopher Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly, following the Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act and dismissal of an appeal regarding  Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban. "We've had a number of conversations. As you can imagine in Cam and Mitchell's life, they would be feeling that a door has opened that was closed to them. Wouldn't it be pretty tempting to think about walking through it? We imagine a lot of gay couples today are deciding whether to get married now that it's open to them. From our standpoint, that's something to explore." [TVGuide]

INDIANAPOLIS: Chris Wright to exit WTHR next month, Angela Buchman in wings
Chris Wright won’t be chief meteorologist at WTHR-13 when high-profile hire Angela Buchman debuts as part of the TV station’s weather team in September. “Despite our efforts and wanting him to remain at WTHR, Chris has chosen to look for other opportunities,” said John Cardenas, vice president of news for WTHR parent company Dispatch Broadcast Group. [Indianapolis Star]

NBC Believes In Localized TV Everywhere
NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert told station marketing executives Thursday that NBC is working hard to develop the “machinery” that will allow its O&Os and affiliates to deliver TV Everywhere (TVE) service in cooperation with cable and satellite operators. [TVNewsCheck]


James Gandolfini Remembered for ‘Huge Heart and Spirit’ at Funeral
James Gandolfini was remembered as an unfailingly generous husband, father and colleague at Thursday morning’s funeral service at Saint John the Divine. The historic cathedral was, in the words of one speaker, big enough to hold Gandolfini’s “huge heart and spirit,” as well as the more than 1,500 friends, family members and fans who filled row upon row of pews and folding chairs alike. [Variety]

Sony To Get Local With 'Queen Latifah'
When Queen Latifah starts taping her Sony Pictures Television daytime talk show later this summer, the singer-actress will tape field pieces in about a half dozen cities where local affiliates can meet her and tape content for newscasts, Sony executives told stations at PromaxBDA Station Summit in Las Vegas. [TVNewsCheck]

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