TV briefs: 'Moyers and Company'

The Fresno BeeNovember 22, 2013 

Not leaving: Bill Moyers had decided to end production of "Moyers & Company" early next year, citing the end of two-year funding commitments. But the response from viewers and underwriters prompted him to reconsider and "Moyers & Company" will continue in 2014 as a half-hour program.

By trimming the weekly program's length from 60 minutes to 30, Moyers will be able to maintain his presence on broadcast TV and the web while reducing his workload.

The last hourlong edition of "Moyers & Company" will air Jan. 3, with the half-hour show coming Jan. 10.

A big purchase: GSN has acquired episodes of the classic game show "Shop 'Til You Drop." The game show aired on various networks from 1991 — 2005, with nearly 1,000 episodes produced.

This is the first time that "Shop" has been licensed by a cable network for off-network telecasts and episodes have not been seen on television in nearly a decade. It will premiere at 4 p.m. Dec. 2 on GSN.

Hosted by Pat Finn and Dee Bradley Baker, "Shop 'Til You Drop" is a game show that pits two teams in games that test pop culture and consumer knowledge, stunts and shopping challenges.

Honored: Rihanna will receive the "AMA Icon Award" and perform on the "2013 American Music Awards," which will broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.

Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Gaga, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, TLC and this year's host, Pitbull, will perform on this year's AMAs.


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