Nik Wallenda’s Chicago skyscraper tightrope walk airs live Sunday with a 10-second delay
Discovery Channel has contingency plans in place, and if anything goes wrong, “nothing that is insensitive or inappropriate” will appear on their TV or online networks,” Discovery execs tell the NY Times. The newspaper notes that “the high-wire act illustrates the extreme risks some television networks are taking to attract lucrative, live audiences in the age of fragmented, on-demand viewing. Beyond sports and major pop culture events, luring mass live viewership is a challenge. Discovery is finding that extreme stunts — some so daring that there is a chance a person could die — are the exception."
NBC gets Uma Thurman to romance “Gossip Girl’s” Penn Badgley on “The Slap”
Thurman replaces Mary-Louise Parker on the NBC miniseries. Parker had to bow out as she recovers from pneumonia.
Billy Crystal dresses as “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White for Halloween
"Have a cookin’ Halloween,” tweeted Crystal. PLUS: Sarah Michelle Gellar went as Princess Lea in honor of her “Star Wars Rebels” hubby, Neil Patrick Harris went Gotham, and one guy created a “Sharknado” costume.
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