- Matthew Perry's 'Go On' gets the chop
- 988 FM interviews Taiwanese band Power Station
- Star Radio Group deejays kick off unity campaign today
Posted: 12 May 2013 09:02 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Matthew Perry's latest TV show was canceled on Friday after one season, marking his third disappointing venture since he won fame on the hit comedy Friends.
Broadcaster NBC also said it would not be bringing back its weekly news magazine show Rock Center for the 2013-14 fall schedule, along with five other low-rated comedies.
The comedy Go On, in which Perry played a sports radio host who joins a grief counseling group after the death of his wife, was one of a slew of low-rated NBC television shows that will not be renewed, the network said.
Perry, 43, has struggled to follow up his success as the hapless Chandler Bing in NBC's Friends, which ended in 2004.
Go On received favorable reviews and attracted an audience of more than 16 million when it made its debut in August 2012. But audiences dropped off and the season finale in April was watched by less than 3 million people.
Go On followed the dark and short-lived 2011 series Mr. Sunshine,"in which Perry starred as well as co-created, and the 2006-07 Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip that was canceled after one season.
Perry's Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston has launched a second career as a romantic comedy movie actress, while Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox have made several movies and TV shows, David Schwimmer has appeared on stage and tried his hand at directing, and Matt LeBlanc won a Golden Globe in 2012 for playing a version of his skirt-chasing Friends bachelor character Joey in the Showtime and BBC comedy Episodes.
NBC, which has struggled to replace 1990s' hits like Friends, Cheers, Frasier, and Will & Grace, has also axed White House-based comedy 1600 Penn, the Jimmy Fallon-created comedy Guys With Kids, Whitney and Up All Night.
Rock Center, hosted by veteran NBC News journalist Brian Williams, made its debut in October 2011 in what the network hoped would be a fast-paced but serious approach to news. But it struggled to find an audience and viewership has fallen in recent weeks to around 4 million after NBC switched the hourlong show to several different time slots.
The fate of NBC's expensive behind-the-scenes musical drama Smash, starring Debra Messing, Anjelica Huston and Katharine McPhee, is still undecided after audiences for its second season slumped to under 2 million people.
Posted: 13 May 2013 12:54 AM PDT
The Feature: Monday-Tuesday, 9am-10am
Nowadays, there are many abandoned orphans in our society, while on the otherhand, there are infertile couples that desire nothing more than the company of a child. This week, let's look into the process of adoption and whether it's a feasible choice for families who faced fertility problems.
Morning Up VIP: Wednesday-Friday, 9am-10am
Renowned Taiwan reality show host, Huang Zi Jiao, better known as Jiao-Jiao is our featured VIP this week. Hear his unusual take on his previous romance with fellow star host, Dee Hsu (aka "Xiao S" / Small S). Also, he believes the biggest misconception that the public had on him is that he is short like a dwarf.
Music VIP: Monday-Friday, 2pm
Following our feature on Mayday last week, let's carry on rock 'n' roll with Taiwanese two-piece band, Power Station. The duo promise to perk up the mundane as they walk you through their brand new album.
Music Gets Crazy featuring K-pop Chuego: Monday-Friday, 3pm
If you do not know who CN Blue is, this is your chance to get to know them. The boys are coming to town! As one of Korea's best K-pop exports, CN Blue's first ever concert in Malaysia is scheduled on Aug 24 at Stadium Negara. So, for all CN Blue fans out there, grab your tickets fast. For more details, log in to 988 host, Hau Min's fan page at min.988.my.
For more information, log on to www.988.com.my
Posted: 12 May 2013 04:53 PM PDT
PETALING JAYA: Deejays from four radio stations will take to their mikes with passion, driven by a mission.
The "Kamilah Malaysia" campaign officially begins this morning with Red FM, 98.8 FM, Suria FM and Capital FM deejays urging listeners to celebrate the country's unity and diversity.
Radio history will be made from as early as 6am, with breakfast show announcers criss-crossing the four stations in a show of unity by reading inspirational quotes.
Star Radio Group Programme director Allan Cameron said the deejays would be out to promote the message of unity.
"You will hear Halim (Othman) from Suria on 988, Xandria (Ooi) from Capital on RED and Adibah Noor from Suria on Capital. They will be reading inspirational quotes on air," he said, adding that a highlight would be the airing of the Star Radio Group song Mulanya Disini after 7am.
Cameron said each station would play the campaign's theme song in different languages as sung by announcers from all four stations.
"We will not have any guests on the first day. Later in the week, we will invite guests," he said.
He stressed that the most important aspect was the participation of listeners, who he said were welcome to deliver their "Message to Malaysia" at all the stations.
Cameron said that on Suria FM, the breakfast show would revolve around assimilation of each other's cultures and listeners could tweet their thoughts to #kamilahmalaysia, while on 988, the morning show would be focusing on the uniqueness of being Malaysian.
Capital FM would focus on cultural diversity and the different views of younger and older Malaysians, he added.
The radio campaign is a bid to unite Malaysians following the completion of the hard-fought 13th general election on May 5.
The Star Radio Group deputy chief broadcasting officer Kudsia Kahar said the campaign was just what was needed at a time emotions were running high.
"I hope the campaign will remind Malaysians that all citizens make up the country and that each and every one of us matter. It is also about being together as one and celebrating diversity," she added.
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