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Posted at 08:26 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj confirm they’re leaving ‘American Idol’ [UPDATED]

The pop diva and rapper both lasted one season on the reality singing competition.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:26 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Animal rights activist Alec Baldwin explains why he’s hosting NatGeo series that includes polar bear hunter

He said he was assured the hunt in this particular docu was a legal hunt.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Showtime buys drama series featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger in a recurring role

It’s about a no-frills gym in 1970’s Venice Beach

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:42 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 05/29/2013

‘Two and a Half Men’ adding series regular — Charlie Harper’s love child

A young-ish chick is being added to the cast of the longrunning CBS comedy series.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:34 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Tyler Perry’s first show for OWN breaks records for the network

‘The Have and the Have Nots’ became OWN’s highest-rated series premiere ever.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:25 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Neil Patrick Harris to host the Emmy Awards, again

The actor has become the go-to host for award shows.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:54 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Animal Planet clocks biggest audience in network history with mermaids documentary

Documentary ‘Mermaids: The New Evidence’ was a hit.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:51 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 05/28/2013

‘Behind the Candelabra’ scores HBO’s biggest original movie ratings in nearly a decade

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as his lover, Scott Thorson, lured 2.4 million to HBO.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:44 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Rob Lowe cast as JFK in Nat Geo’s ‘Killing Kennedy’

The story follows Kennedy, and assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, until their paths cross in Dallas in 1963.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Mike Darnell, the man behind ‘American Idol,’ steps down from Fox

“Mike Darnell Votes Himself Out…Of Fox Broadcasting Company,” the network said Friday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 05/24/2013

NBC to air Blake Shelton concert telethon to raise money for Oklahoma tornado victims

NBC to air Blake Shelton concert telethon to aid tornado victims

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:37 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blake shelton, nbc, moore oklahoma, tornado, miranda lambert, reba mcentire, vince gill, oklahoma tornado

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Sunday Night Football, ‘NCIS’ squabble over season’s top ratings spot

What was really the most-watched program? NBC and CBS have different answers.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:05 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Only on live TV: Wolf Blitzer inadvertently creates priceless moment on CNN during tornado coverage

Blitzer’s interview with a young mother proved to be a memorable exchange.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Broadcast network ratings: CBS wins the season

CBS had a hefty 4 million-viewer lead over its closest competitor this season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:48 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio join ‘The X Factor’ as judges

They replace Britney Spears and LA Reid on the singing competition.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:12 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Ang Lee backs out of directing ‘Tyrant’ pilot on FX

It would have been his TV directorial debut, but ‘felt he didn’t have gas left in the tank’ after busy year.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:31 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 05/20/2013

CBS pre-empts ‘Mike & Molly’ season finale due to Tornado storyline

A repeat broadcast will run in the time period

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:19 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 05/20/2013

NBC debuts sci-fi drama in same time slot as CBS’s summer series ‘Under the Dome’

“Dome” will debut June 24 at 10 p.m.; “Siberia” will launch the following Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Deborah Turness named president of NBC News

She becomes first woman to run a network news division in the United States,

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:01 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Seth MacFarlane confirms he won’t host Oscars again

That should put TV critics at ease, who hated his performance this year.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 05/17/2013

ABC puts unaired episodes of ‘Don’t Trust the B----’ online and on mobile devices

Remaining eps of ABC’s ‘Don’t Trust the B---’ put online and on mobile.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:33 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/17/2013

‘American Idol’ finale fumbles third of last year’s crowd

‘Idol’ finale fumbles 34 percent of last year’s crowd.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 05/16/2013

A look at CW’s new series: ‘The Originals,’ ‘Reign,’ ‘Tomorrow People,’ ‘The 100,’ ‘Star-Crossed’ [VIDEO]

Three will launch this fall.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:39 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, CW upfronts

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/16/2013

CW’s new schedule: ‘Vampire Diaries’ spin-off to Tuesdays, network’s first crunchy gravel drama

Plus, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ will be used to launch new shows.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, CW upfronts

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 05/16/2013

USA Network gets in scripted comedy game, orders two original series

One comedy comes from executive producer Denis Leary.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:11 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A look at CBS’s new series: ‘Mom,’ ‘Hostages,’ ‘We Are Men,’ ‘The Crazy Ones’ and more [VIDEO]

Also video clips from ‘Intelligence’ and Will Arnett’s ‘The Millers.’

By Emily Yahr  |  07:28 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, CBS upfronts

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 05/15/2013

CBS’s new schedule: Robin Williams and Will Arnett comedies, two new dramas

Plus, ‘Hawaii Five-0’ moves to Fridays.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:20 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, CBS upfronts

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/15/2013

TBS and TNT upfronts: Networks will live stream all content online starting this summer

Subscribers can watch the channels, live, on any mobile device.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 05/14/2013

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Super Fun Night,’ and more [VIDEO]

Plus, ‘Once Upon a Time’ spinoff, ‘Trophy Wife’ and ‘Lucky 7.’

By Emily Yahr  |  06:27 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, ABC upfronts

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 05/14/2013

ABC shrinks ‘Dancing with Stars’ for Marvel comics drama; Rebel Wilson paired with ‘Modern Family’

All new Tuesday is ‘four-quadrant’ play, ABC programming chief says

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:14 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, ABC upfronts

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/14/2013

‘Downton Abbey’ Season 4 to premiere Jan. 5

No early U.S. debut date for the show this year.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 05/13/2013

A look at Fox’s new series: ‘Almost Human,’ ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and more [VIDEO]

Plus, looks at comedies including ‘Dads’ and ‘Us & Them.’

By Emily Yahr  |  06:35 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, Fox upfronts

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Seth Meyers is the big story, but Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon entertain the crowd at NBC upfronts

Jay Leno gamely sang a duet with Fallon celebrating his own ouster.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/13/2013

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘Ironside,’ ’The Michael J. Fox’ show and more [VIDEO]

Plus, ‘Sean Saves the World’ and ‘Welcome to the Family.’

By Emily Yahr  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Barbara Walters talks retirement on ‘The View’

Of course, the hour served as a tribute to Walters’ announcement.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:57 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/13/2013

Fox’s new schedule: ‘24’ to return; plus, new shows from J.J. Abrams and Seth MacFarlane

‘Bones,’ ‘Raising Hope’ moved to Fridays.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, Fox upfronts

Posted at 11:08 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Babs Walters waited for May sweep to confirm retirement

As forecast, Babs Walters announcing retirement during May sweep

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:08 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, barbara walters, the view, today show

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 05/12/2013

NBC’s new schedule: Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes comedies on Thursday, Dracula and Blackbeard on Friday

Plus ‘Chicago Fire’ moves to Tuesday, ‘Revolution’ to Wednesday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:39 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/12/2013

Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon on ‘Late Night'

NBC confirms longtime ‘Weekend Update’ star to get post-’Tonght Show’ gig.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jimmy fallon, seth meyers, jay leno, nbc, late night, tonight show

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 05/10/2013

CBS, NBC, ABC make decisions on a slew of shows: What’s ordered and what's gone?

Plus, an update at other networks before upfront week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:41 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts, CBS upfronts, Fox upfronts, ABC upfronts

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 05/10/2013

NBC cancels ‘Go On,’ picks up ’Chicago Fire’ spinoff, ‘Ironside’ remake

The network also picked up a comedy from “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:45 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Two non-surprises: Fox orders another Gordon Ramsay show, CBS renews ‘Criminal Minds’

Which Broadcast TV Upfront walk-up announcement surprised you less?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 05/09/2013

CW orders four new shows, renews ‘The Carrie Diaries’ and ‘Nikita’

The network has picked up all its current dramas for next season, though episode orders are unclear.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:15 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Randy Jackson leaving ‘American Idol’

Word on the street is that all the judges will be tossed as Fox and the producers look to resuscitate the show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:35 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2013

NBC orders new Dermot Mulroney drama, Sean Hayes comedy

One series is set in Washington, D.C., called ‘Crisis.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, NBC upfronts

Posted at 10:13 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Fox orders J.J. Abrams’ android cop, Seth MacFarlane guy-com, Ichabod Crane as action hero

Fox gets early start on week in which broadcast networks unveil new schedules to advertisers.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:13 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 upfronts, Fox upfronts

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Carrie Underwood replaces Faith Hill to sing ‘Sunday Night Football’ opening tune

In Tuesday’s announcement, Underwood assured America that she has “always loved football season.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Jason Collins continues interviews with Disney properties, next is ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

This is post-Good Morning America’ sit down.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:33 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Viewers’ undies less bunched than media’s over Howard Kurtz’s inaccurate Jason Collins coverage

Media critic’s self-flagellation on his CNN show draws record low audience.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:00 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  howard kurtz, jason collins, cnn, daily beast, reliable sources

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 05/06/2013

‘Cops’ moves from Fox to Spike TV

The 26th season of the show will debut in the fall.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:19 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/03/2013

CNN: Kurtz will address Daily Beast departure this weekend on ‘Reliable Sources’ [UPDATE]

Kurtz has departed the Daily Beast after the site retracted one of his posts.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Jim Gaffigan’s CBS comedy pilot just got hotter after a tweet goes viral

The comedian tweeted a joke about manicures, and the reaction was thermonuclear.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 05/02/2013

‘Criminal Minds’ gets one step closer to renewal

The procedural was conspicuously missing when CBS announced a slew of pickups in March.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/01/2013

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ scores Comedy Central’s biggest launch of the year

About 1.6 million caught the premiere Tuesday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013

John Oliver to start ‘Daily Show’ substitute hosting gig on June 10

Jon Stewart will be back on Sept. 3.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Amanda Knox interview attracts 8.5 million viewers, one of Diane Sawyer’s lower-rated ‘gets’

This was Knox’s first TV interview since her release from Italian prison.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Daytime Emmy nominations: Kevin Clash receives final nod for work as Elmo on ‘Sesame Street’

The voice actor stepped down last year amidst allegations of having had sexual relations with underage partners.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:24 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 05/01/2013

CNN renews Anthony Bourdain show for second season

The show has given the cable news network a big ratings boost

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:51 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/30/2013

CNN up 80 percent in April ratings

CNN shows greatest percentage year-to-year improvement among ad-upported cable networks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cnn, fox news channel, fnc, msnbc

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Chris Matthews’ syndicated Beltway show ends July 21; ‘Hardball’ lives on

Chris Matthews signs new MSNBC deal for “Hardball,” but Sunday Beltway show bites the dust.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 04/30/2013

NBC Salt Lake City station pulls ‘Hannibal’ from its schedule

This decision was made due to the extensive graphic nature of this show,” the station explained.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:19 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Maria Shriver re-joins NBC News

NBC News ‘special anchor’ Shriver will report on ‘women’s rising influence and leadership’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria SHriver, NBC, nbc news, arnold schwarzenegger, chelsea clinton, jenna bush

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Conan O’Brien at White House Correspondents’ Dinner beats NBC’s entire Thursday lineup

About 3.3 million people watched Conan. NBC’s Thursday comedies weren’t so lucky.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013

CBS renews ‘Two and Half Men’; Angus T. Jones won’t be a regular

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer to return for 11th season of CBS’s ‘Men’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, chuck lorre, two and a half men, angus t jones, ashton kutcher, jon cryer

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013

CW orders ‘Vampire Diaries’ spin-off, renews ‘Hart of Dixie’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The ‘Vampire’ backdoor pilot aired Thursday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NBC renews ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Revolution,’ ‘Grimm,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU’

The five dramas will have 22-episode orders for next season.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/25/2013

‘Duck Dynasty’ third season finale shatters A&E ratings record

Nearly 10 million people tuned in to see the Robertsons go to Hawaii.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Amid low ratings, word gets out that ‘Idol’ mulled replacing Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez

It appears the swap will not happen this year, though you should expect to see Lopez guest.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:16 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Was Khloe Kardashian just too busy to host ‘X Factor’? That’s what her mom says

After exiting, Britney Spears and LA Reid also released statements that their schedules were just TOO full to participate on the show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:10 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/24/2013

TV captioning service apologizes for mistakenly naming Zooey Deschanel as Boston bombing suspect

Viewers watching Friday’s TV on a Fox station in Dallas, saw the printed words: “Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

‘Smash’ will air two-hour finale over Memorial Day weekend

NBC’s botched let’s-make-a-musical drama will wrap up Sunday, May 26.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/24/2013

NBC orders ‘The Million Second Quiz,’ a live competition series

For 24-hours a day, contestants from all across the country will be able to engage in the game and win the chance to appear on the show in primetime.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Fox News Channel tops cable network ratings during week of Boston bombings and Texas explosion

For the first time in nearly a decade, FNC topped the weekly cable network ratings for a non-election week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:50 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Ryan Lochte reality show flops in the ratings

The E! series scored a weak 807,000 viewers on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Reese Witherspoon cancels on ‘Late Night,’ ‘Good Morning America’

The Actress Formerly Known as America’s Perky Sweetheart got a quick image overhaul last Friday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 04/22/2013

‘Futurama’ canceled, again

The animated show was first canceled by Fox in 2003.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Khloe Kardashian out at ‘X Factor,’ Mario Lopez stays on as solo host

Mario Lopez stays on as solo host for Season 3 of the reality show, Fox announced Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombing and manhunt hold TV viewers attention all week

NBC News attracts largest TV audience day of marathon bombing.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc, cbs, nbc, fox news channel, fnc, cnn, msnbc, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/19/2013

E! to livestream White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet for first time

E! to livestream Washington’s Hollywood Petting Zoo arrivals

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conan o'brien, white hose correspondents dinner, e! entertainment

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/19/2013

NBC ‘Hannibal’ joins shows yanking episodes after Boston bombing

NBC pulls ‘Hannibal’ episode in which children murder other children.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, hannibal, fox, family guy, peter griffin, abc castle, boston marathon, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 04/18/2013

One year ago, ‘GMA’ overtook ‘Today’: Here’s where the ratings stand now

“GMA” is up, year to year, by six percent among all viewers, and by 4 percent among 25-to-54 year olds.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:06 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 04/18/2013

George Lopez returns to TV with a new sitcom on FX

It’s Lopez’s first sitcom starring role since his ABC series “George Lopez.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:57 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/17/2013

‘Breaking Bad’ final episodes kick off Aug. 11, followed by ‘Talking Bad’ after-show

The drama will wrap up for good after eight episodes this summer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Starz renews ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ for second season after big ratings for the first episode

Well, big ratings for Starz standards.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert address Boston bombings

Comedy Central late-night hosts got extra day to mull how to address bombings on a comedy show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comedy central, jon stewart, stephen colbert, the daily show, the colbert report, boston marathon, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Late night comics grapple with Boston Marathon bombing [VIDEO]

Self-deprecating joke seems to have become the playbook segue.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Faith Hill steps down as Sunday Night Football opening act

The country singer has performed the theme song for six years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013

MTV insists Aubrey Plaza crashing Will Ferrell’s speech at MTV Movie Awards was not planned

In fairness, Plaza appeared to be offering Ferrell a drink, presumably alcoholic, in exchange for the trophy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Anthony Bourdain show lifts ratings on CNN

CNN may have figured its way out of its ratings problem — d

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/15/2013

NBC looking into kids-only version of ‘The Voice’

Will it follow in the footsteps of ‘Idol’s’ ‘American Juniors’?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013

‘Glee’ tackles gun control with school shooting episode

Why, exactly, did the show feel the need to tackle such a hot-button and devastating issue?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Matt Lauer attempts a new phase of ratings recovery — comedy

“I have a lower Q rating than polio right now,” Lauer joked this week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The subject of Ryan Murphy’s next TV show? Human sexuality

“This is really an adult show that is very frank in its depiction of sex,” Murphy told Web site Deadline.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013

NBC renews Carson Daly’s ‘Last Call’ for 13th season

NBC announces ‘Last Call’ renewal; no word on Fallon’s timeslot plans.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, last call with carson daly, carson daly, jimmy fallon, tonight show, alec baldwin, 30 rock

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/10/2013

‘American Idol’ to lure viewers with behind-the-scenes footage — during commercial breaks

The network insisted it was a television first for entertainment programming.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/10/2013

CW cancels ‘Cult’

CW kills show-within-a-show about TV host/cult leader.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cw

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013

MTV cancels ‘Buckwild’ after death of Shain Gandee

 “After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of ‘Buckwild’ in West Virginia,”  the network said.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Lindsay Lohan sticks to plan, shows up for interview with Letterman [VIDEO]

“Aren’t you supposed to me in rehab now?” Letterman asked.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:03 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Comedy Central boasts about ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ ratings in 18-to-49-year-old category

NBC notes Comedy Central is getting these results by excluding all repeat episodes which is a made-up way of gauging late-night ratings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Discovery networks announce new shows at upfront, from ‘Alaskan Women Looking for Love’ to ‘Naked Castaway’

Themes emerged, from shows about oil to shows about Florida.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Netflix sets ‘Arrested Development’ premiere date for May 26

All 15 episodes will be available for streaming.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon talk ‘Tonight Show’ news [VIDEO]

In fact, most of the late-night hosts had something to say.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/03/2013

David Letterman weighs in on Leno, Fallon ‘Tonight Show’ switch [VIDEO]

“I got a call from my mom today, she says, ‘Well, David, I see you didn’t get the ‘Tonight Show’ again,’” the late-night host says.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/03/2013

It’s official: Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’

Leno will step down in Spring 2014.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/03/2013

‘America’s Got Talent’ moving once again, this time to Radio City Music Hall

Apparently Howard Stern didn’t like the commute from Manhattan to Newark.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/02/2013

CNN announces, launches new roundtable show the same day

Here’s the gimmick: the show is guaranteed just one week on CNN’s lineup.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Smithsonian Channel snags rights to Richard III exhumation docu

Smithsonian Channel snags rights to Richard III exhumation docu.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smithsonian channel, smithsonian institution, king richard III

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Leno, Fallon tackle ‘Tonight Show’ rumors by teaming up for duet [VIDEO]

The late-night hosts performed a tune to a ‘West Side Story’ classic.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:53 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/01/2013

MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ star Shain Gandee, 21, found dead after being reported missing

A West Virginia county commissioner says the 21-year-old reality show cast member was found in a vehicle with his uncle and a third, unidentified man.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/01/2013

‘The Walking Dead’ season finale clocks record 12.4 million viewers

AMC’s zombie drama ‘The Walking Dead’ beats all broadcasters Sunday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amc, the walking dead, the talking dead, hbo, game of thrones

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Nat Geo jumps on Lance Armstrong scandal cycle

NatGeo jumps on Lance Armstrong news cycle.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lance armstrong, national geographic, oprah winfrey, own network

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Lohan continues to keep Babs Walters waiting; this time she’s picked Dave Letterman

Lohan continues to snub Barbara Walters, this time for Letterman.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lindsay lohan, david letterman, charlie sheen, elizabeth taylor, barbara walters, cbs, lifetime, fx

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ clocks record debut crowd

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ snags record third season debut crowd

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hbo, game of thrones

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/01/2013

TBS extends Conan deal through ‘15

Conan O’Brien to stay at TBS through ‘15.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tbs, conan o'brien, nbc, tonight show, jay leno, jimmy fallon

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Barbara Walters to announce she’s retiring — next year

ABC had no comment on the news, but a source familiar with the conversation says Babs will make the announcement herself.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Big news from ‘X Factor’: A judge (Demi Lovato) is actually returning

These days, that’s news.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/28/2013

CNN announces new morning show; Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan to co-host

The Jeff Zucker overhaul of the network continues, as ‘Starting Point’ will be replaced.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 03/27/2013

CBS renews almost everything on its schedule — what didn’t get a pick-up?

Shows like ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘The Mentalist’ and ‘2 Broke Girls’ will return; ‘Vegas,’ ‘CSI: NY’ may not be so lucky.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:09 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox developing ‘The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ series

“The Run of His Life” will ‘take viewers behind the scenes of ‘The Trial of The Century’, driven by the nonstop plot of a courtroom thriller,” Fox said.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NBC reportedly moving ‘Tonight Show’ to New York when Jimmy Fallon takes over

NBC working on another plan to remove Leno from “Tonight.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/20/2013

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ signs Ted Danson to new contract

The mothership show is going into its 14th season, unlike its spin-offs.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Cedric the Entertainer replaces Meredith Vieira on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

CtE may not seem the most likely replacement for Vieira, who has hosted the daytime show since 2002.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Jake Tapper’s CNN show debuts to unimpressive ratings

“The Lead” got beat by timeslot competitors on  FNC, MSNBC, and HLN.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Producers say ‘utter nonsense’ when viewers think Satan actor in ‘The Bible’ looks like Obama

History channel spent Monday defending the makeup job done on Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazanni.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013

‘Veronica Mars’ movie campaign reaches $3 million as Kickstarter donations continue

“$3M! I love you all,” creator Rob Thomas tweeted.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Ang Lee to direct FX pilot from ‘Homeland’ creator

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will make his TV directorial debut on the pilot for drama series “Tyrant.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:58 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Ed Schultz out, Chris Hayes in, for MSNBC primetime

Schultz-hosted “The Ed Show” will be moved from its 8 p.m. weekday berth to weekend evenings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:54 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Mark Burnett dismisses TV critics while discussing ‘The Bible’ miniseries

“If the TV critics were so good, they’ve be making TV themselves, wouldn’t they?” Burnett said in an interview.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:50 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 03/13/2013

NBC moves ‘Smash’ to Saturday; dating show to Tuesday to bolster sagging ratings

NBC loads up on reality TV to bolster sagging ratings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:02 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, robert greenblatt, smash, marilyn monroe, ryan murphy, eva longoria, the new normal

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/13/2013

‘Veronica Mars’ fans set new Kickstarter record, raise more than $2 million for sequel flick [UPDATED]

Warner Bros. greenlights movie sequel of short-lived sleuth series

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals there will be a fourth season of ‘Sherlock’

“I could get into trouble for saying that,” the actor said in an interview.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/12/2013

‘The Bachelor’ Sean Lowe is late addition to ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ looks to extend stay on ABC

Lowe is extending his stay on ABC’s reality show empire a little longer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein reunite for ‘All the President’s Men Revisited’ documentary and screening

Discovery and the White House Correspondents Association will co-sponsor an invitation-only premiere screening at the Newseum in April.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 03/11/2013

NBC orders home-makeover competition series hosted by Nate Berkus

The network hopes this show will fill the void left by ABC’s hit ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:52 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Barbara Walters says Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not leaving ‘The View’

“We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show,” Walters said Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:25 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Matt Lauer reiterates that it’s definitely not his fault Ann Curry was ousted from ‘Today’

Lauer gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, claiming he was against the plan for Curry’s departure from the beginning.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:17 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Justin Timberlake begins takeover of NBC this week with ‘Saturday Night Live’

The singer will also appear every night, Monday through Friday, on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Joy Behar to exit ‘The View’

The comic has been with the show nearly 17 years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/07/2013

CBS ships ‘Vegas’ to Friday nights, keeps ‘Golden Boy’ on Tuesdays

‘Vegas’ will start its Friday night run on April 5.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/07/2013

ABC’s Shushannah Walshe moves to news division’s Washington bureau

The digital political journalist will continue to cover politics for broadcast and ABCNews.com.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/06/2013

TLC announces current season of ‘What Not to Wear’ will be its last

The long-running makeover series will wrap up in July.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 03/06/2013

After pulling it off the schedule post-Newtown, CMT sets ‘Guntucky’ premiere date

“Guntucky” originally was set to premiere Jan. 26 — now it will debut in April.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:21 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Jake Tapper’s new CNN show starts March 18

Jake Tapper’s ‘The Lead’ to air at 4 p.m.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jake tapper, cnn, abc, abc news, jeff zucker

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/06/2013

‘Sesame Street’ hits 1 billion views on YouTube channel

‘Sesame Street’ first nonprofit, first U.S. children’s media outlet to reach 1 billion YouTube channel views.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sesame street, pbs, youtube

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Jon Stewart to take two-month hiatus from ‘Daily Show,’ and John Oliver will fill in

Correspondent John Oliver will fill in for eight weeks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

New Fox Sports 1 network reveals details about Regis Philbin talk show

Philbin’s show will be called “Rush Hour.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/05/2013

History channel apologizes after boasting about ‘Vikings’ ratings

The network bragged that 18 million people tuned in — but that number is technically an inflated figure.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Jeff Foxworthy to host ‘American Baking Competition’ on CBS this summer

Debuting May 29, “The American Baking Competition” is based on the successful British series, “The Great British Bake Off.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013

History gets huge ratings with ‘The Bible’

Just over 13 million people tuned in to Sunday’s premiere.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Regis Philbin announces new show as Barbara Walters returns to ‘The View’

Rege is going to host a show on the new Fox sports channel.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Heidi Klum added to ‘America’s Got Talent’ judging panel

Klum will be joining Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B, who replaces Sharon Osbourne.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:26 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Fox gives early renewals to ‘The Following,’ ‘New Girl,’ ‘Mindy Project,’ ‘Raising Hope’

The news makes sense for every show, except the low-rated ‘Mindy Project.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:21 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Gallaudet University uses all-sign language episode of ‘Switched at Birth’ to air new commercial

The episode airs around the 25th anniversary of the Deaf President Now movement at Gallaudet in 1988.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/01/2013

CW revives ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ this summer

Long-running ABC improv comedy show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ revived by CW this summer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cw, abc, drew carey, whose line is it anyway?

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013

After Jimmy Kimmel/Morrissey fight, ‘Duck Dynasty’ lands biggest numbers in A&E history

Nearly 9 million people watched Wednesday night’s third-season debut of the reality show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Morrissey for canceling appearance [Updated with response from Morrissey]

Animal rights activist Morrissey bails on Kimmel show appearance with ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/27/2013

AMC confirms Scott Gimple is new ‘Walking Dead’ showrunner

Scott Gimple is ‘The Walking Dead’s’ third showrunner in four seasons.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the walking dead, amc, glen mazzara

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/27/2013

TNT puts second-season ‘Dallas’ episodes online before JR funeral

Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing laid to rest on March 11.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  larry hagman, j.r. ewing, tnt, dallas

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Rick Klein named ABC News’ political director

Rick Klein to oversee ABC News’ operations political unit and lead its digital efforts around politics.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:09 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, ben sherwood, rick klein

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013

WRC adds Amelia Segal to weather team

Washington’s NBC-owned TV station adds Amelia Segal to weather team, starting March 11.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wrc, nbc

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/27/2013

‘Harry’s Law’ star Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange enemy in FX anthology ‘American Horror Story’

Former ‘Harry’s Law’ star Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange enemy in third season of FX anthology drama.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ryan murphy, american horror story, fx, kathy bates, harry's law, nbc

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Barbara Walters returning to ‘The View’ in March

Walters has been MIA since Inauguration weekend, when she suffered a concussion.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Seriously, Seth MacFarlane will never host the Oscars again

“No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though,” MacFarlane tweeted, though he had already said he wouldn’t host twice.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/26/2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast includes Wynonna Judd, Andy Dick, D.L. Hughley, Kellie Pickler

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is also on the list, along with Dorothy Hamill, for the season starting March 18.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 02/25/2013

TV critics may have hated the Oscars, but 40 million viewers tuned in

It’s the most watched entertainment program on TV in nearly three years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:23 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/25/2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ announces new lineup on Tuesday, but leaks one name early — Jacoby Jones

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones will be part of the cast.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Oscars TV: Where to watch the show, the pre-shows, the fashion

Plus, a look at some of programming this wekeend to get you in the mood for the Academy Awards.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:17 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/21/2013

FX picks up ‘The Americans’ for second season

The order for 13 more episodes comes four weeks into Season 1.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NBC News re-ups David Gregory as ‘Meet the Press’ anchor

Gregory’s been the show’s host for the past four years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013

‘Law & Order: SVU’ rips from the headlines again with a Chris Brown-Rihanna episode

It will feature a story-line about a rising, young music star who is physically beaten by her high-profile music-star boyfriend.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Soledad O’Brien to leave CNN morning show to produce specials for the network

Jeff Zucker has a better idea for a morning show, involving Chris Cuomo and Erin Burnett.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Will Arnett cast in CBS pilot, may spell the end for ‘Up All Night’

Arnett is still contractually bound to “Up All Night” — CBS only gets him of “Up” is canceled.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Jimmy Kimmel announces plans for sequel to ‘Movie: The Movie,’ post-Oscars [UPDATED with video]

Last year’s “movie” has garnered nearly 20 million views on YouTube.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Ken Burns wins legal battle with NYC over ‘Central Park Five’ documentary footage

A judge ruled that Burns does not have to turn over outtakes to the city, even though it was subpoenaed.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:59 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Tyler Perry’s comedy ‘For Better or Worse’ moves from TBS to OWN

OWN also has snagged the first two seasons — 45 episodes — of the show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Conan O’Brien back to host White House Correspondents Dinner

TBS late night funny man Conan O’Brien returning to host annual Washington bash.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conan o'brien, white house correspondents association, white house correspondents dinner, white house correspondents association dinner, jimmy kimmel, jimmy kimmel live, nightline, tonight show

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Beyonce documentary gets big ratings for HBO; ‘Downton Abbey' finale scores 8 million

That’s the biggest audience for an HBO docu in a decade.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:05 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/19/2013

David Axelrod joins NBC News stable

Former White House senior advisor David Axelrod to appear on NBC News and MSNBC.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david axelrod, nbc, msnbc

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Maggie Smith tells CBS News she’s never watched an episode of ‘Downton Abbey’

CBS is trying to cash in on the ‘Downton’ craze for February sweeps.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:58 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 02/14/2013

ABC moves ‘Happy Endings’ to Friday night, schedules ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ for Tuesdays

No, this is not good news for ‘Happy Endings’ fans.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 02/14/2013

E! cancels Whitney Cummings talk show

Ratings were low for ‘Love You, Mean It.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Stage play based on ‘I Love Lucy’ heading to Washington

Stage play based on ‘I Love Lucy’ heading to Washington.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  i love lucy, warner theater, lucille ball, cbs

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013

About 33.5 million people watch State of the Union Address

It was the smallest SOTU audience of at least the past three administrations.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Jeff Probst’s talk show torch is snuffed

‘Survivor’ host’s daytime talk show will end after one season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff probst, cbs

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Dylan McDermott at center of White House conspiracy in new CBS drama pilot

Toni Collette operates on POTUS in CBS Washington-set drama pilot.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, jerry bruckheimer, dylan mcdermott, toni collette

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 02/12/2013

CNN names Jake Tapper’s new show ‘The Lead’

It will be telecast weekdays at 4 p.m., cutting into Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” by one hour.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:57 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Slate of serial killer dramas continues as FX picks up ‘The Bridge’

Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir star in this show about a killer working on both sides of the U.S./Mexican border.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Jenni Rivera reality series will continue in April with last footage of the singer

New episodes will air Rivera in weeks before she died, and updates from her family now.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Now that ‘Liz & Dick’ is done, BBC orders ‘Burton and Taylor’

The Brits will attempt another bioflick about the famed actors.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:28 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Meet Seth MacFarlane, Oscars host [VIDEO]

MacFarlane has filmed a few “get to know you” videos for the ABC telecast.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 02/11/2013

ABC and Univision announce details for new network targeting ‘English-speaking Latinos’

Fusion network to target ‘English-speaking Latinos’ and will launch in second half of 2013.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:13 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc, univision, fusion network

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Amanda Knox picks ABC for first TV interview

Diane Sawywer’s Amanda Knox chat airs in April when Knox’s book drops.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:19 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amanda knox, abc, diane sawyer, lifetime network, bob barnett

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 02/11/2013

CW orders more ‘Arrow,’ ‘Vampire,’ ‘Supernatural’

CW gives early pickups to three dramas for next season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:59 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cw, arrow, vampire diaries, supernatural, mark pedowitz

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/11/2013

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ hits new ratings high

Zombie drama snags record ratings opposite Grammy Awards.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amc, the walking dead, grammy awards, cbs

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Leaked dress-code memo is ratings gold at Grammys

Sunday’s Grammy Awards scores its second biggest audience since 1993.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammy awards, grammys, whitney houston, fun., gotye, cbs, tina fey, amy poehler

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/08/2013

NBC cancels ‘Do No Harm’ while Applegate cancels her NBC ‘Up All Night’ gig

NBC killed dying doc drama; Applegate said so-long to dying NBC sitcom.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christina applegate, lorne michaels, nbc, will arnett, maya rudolph, lisa kudrow

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 02/08/2013

CBS Grammy Awards dress code won’t wreck your Grammy-viewing fun

Don’t worry, these rules won’t wreck your Grammy-viewing fun on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammys, grammy awards, cbs

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Mike Tyson guest gig on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ backfires, ratings-wise

Mike Tyson guest gig on ‘Law & Order: SVU” brings show’s smallest crowd on record.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Robin Roberts will return to ‘Good Morning America’ on Feb. 20 [VIDEO]

Roberts has been on medical leave since the beginning of September.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 02/06/2013

MTV orders second season of ‘Jersey Shore’ replacement ‘Buckwild’

MTV’s controversial ‘Jersey Shore’ replacement winds up first season Thursday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:07 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mtv, jersey shore, buckwild, sen. joe manchin