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The TV Column: May, 2011

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 05/26/2011

About 29 million watch ‘Idol’ finale; plus, ‘DWTS,’ ‘Oprah’ ratings

The season finale was up 5 million viewers from last year’s Lee DeWyze-Crystal Bowersox face-off.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:27 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/26/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Scotty McCreery wins

The Season 10 champion was revealed during Wednesday night’s finale.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 PM ET, 05/25/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Scotty McCreery — in it to win it

The singing competition named Scotty McCreery the Season 10 winner on Wednesday’s finale.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:36 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 05/25/2011

Live blog: ‘Oprah’ final episode

The Queen of Daytime TV says goodbye for good on Wednesday.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:03 PM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina battle it out

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina battle it out in the final performance episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 AM ET, 05/25/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Hines Ward wins

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver finishes on top as the “Dancing With the Stars” series wraps up its 12th season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:35 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/25/2011

‘Glee’ season finale: We watch so you don’t have to

The musical show wrapped up for Season 2, and went to New York City for Nationals.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 PM ET, 05/24/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Hines Ward wins the trophy

Hines Ward and Kym Johnson take the Mirror Ball Trophy on the “DWTS” finale.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:47 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 05/24/2011

‘Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,’ part two

A second batch of guests showed up for the next segments of Oprah’s goodbye.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:03 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Report: ‘Glee’s’ Jane Lynch in talks to host Emmy Awards

Fox has reportedly approached the “Glee” actress about hosting the award show in September.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Oprah’s swan song: Your guide to this week’s spectacle

Get all the details for tuning into the last episodes of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

By Marie Elizabeth Oliver  |  12:08 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Penultimate night

Hines Ward, Kirstie Alley, and Chelsea Kane fight last round to win the Mirror Ball Trophy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/23/2011

‘Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,’ part one

Oprah starts her three-day goodbye as her talk show wraps after 25 years on Wednesday.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga pump up “SNL” finale ratings

The franchise scored its highest finale ratings in seven years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Goodbye, Haley Reinhart

Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina will battle for the top spot on finale of “American Idol.”

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/19/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: CW welcomes Sarah Michelle Gellar back to TV

Actress will headline drama “Ringer” on a network whose odds of survival has been a subject of debate.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/19/2011

A look at CW’s new series

The network unveiled clips of new shows, which includes dramas starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel Bilson.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: The final three perform

The Idolettes battle to make it to the final show next week.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: A look at CBS’s new series

The network presented two new comedies and three dramas for the fall.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/18/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: CBS moves ‘CSI’ to Wednesday to make room for new J.J. Abrams series

The network moves “CSI” to Wednesday, also shifts “The Good Wife” to Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011

‘Dancing WIth the Stars’ 2011: Ralph Macchio goes home

One more ‘Dancing’ pair is voted off, the week before the season finale.

By Aaron Leitko  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/18/2011

‘Glee’: We watch so you don’t have to

The New Directions gets ready for the Nationals competition in the season’s penultimate episode — and also goes to a funeral.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: ABC goes retro with ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ Tim Allen comedy

ABC made the primetime fall schedule official on Tuesday in New York during upfront week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:20 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: A look at ABC’s new series

Clips from ABC’s new fall shows include “Charlie’s Angels” and Shonda Rhimes’s “Scandal.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: The final four perform

Finalists compete for the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing With the Stars.”

By Aaron Leitko  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: A look at Fox’s new series

The network made the announcements official Monday, and released trailers for seven of its new shows.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:17 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Donald Trump: I will not be running for president [Video]

The “Celebrity Apprentice” star announced the news at NBC’s upfront presentation Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:07 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: A look at NBC’s new fall series

Check out clips of the new shows, presented to advertisers on Monday in New York.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:02 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 05/16/2011

Upfronts Week 2011: Fox cancels ‘America’s Most Wanted’ as a weekly series, schedules dino drama ‘Terra Nova’

The network made its 2011-2012 season official at this year’s upfronts.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:21 AM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/15/2011

Upfront Week 2011: NBC re-discovers women in new primetime schedule

Lots of female stars headlining new NBC primetime slate.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Katie Couric to wrap up on ‘Evening News’ May 19

Next Thursday will be Couric’s last day as anchor of the news program.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:29 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011

Ashton Kutcher: the new Charlie Sheen

CBS and Warner Bros announce that the former Fox sitcom star is joining “Two and a Half Men.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Judges’ fave James Durbin out

James Durbin, picked to win by “American Idol” judges, goes home; dark horse Haley Reinhart survives.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Katie Couric’s exec prod Rick Kaplan to Christiane Amanpour show

He will also oversee ABC News’s political coverage, ABC News president Ben Sherwood announced Thursday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/12/2011

Jim Lehrer steps down from regular anchor role on ‘PBS NewsHour’

Lehrer had anchored or co-anchored the daily broadcast for 36 years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Lady Gaga mentors

The final four Idolettes sing songs from Leiber & Stoller.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Fox: So long ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Chicago Code.’ Hello Kiefer Sutherland, Zooey Deschanel

Fox orders new series starring Kiefer Sutherland, Zooey Deschanel, Ethan Hawke.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:17 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Viewers save Macchio, toss Romeo

Injured Ralph Macchio is spared the hook thanks to viewer voting on “Dancing With the Stars.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/11/2011

‘Glee’ prom: We watch so you don’t have to

The McKinley High students battled it out for the title of prom king and queen.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Fox picks up ‘House’ for Season 8

The long-running medical drama starring Hugh Laurie was renewed for another season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Neil Patrick Harris to host Tony Awards

The network confirmed the actor as the host for the second year in a row.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Insta-dance returns!

Ralph Macchio limps through dances and gets fewest votes; only viewers can save him now

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dancing With the Stars

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Fox renews ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Cleveland Show’

The Seth MacFarlane animated shows will each see another season, Fox announced Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/09/2011

Bristol Palin moving in with Kyle Massey for reality show [Updated]

Sarah Palin’s daughter will move in with Kyle Massey for this series on BIO Channel.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Meredith Vieira leaving ‘Today’; Ann Curry named as replacement [Updated]

The announcement was made on Monday morning’s “Today” show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/09/2011

Tina Fey brings back Sarah Palin impression to ‘Saturday Night Live’

The actress returned to “SNL” and reprised her most famous role.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 05/09/2011

It’s official: Paula Abdul joining ‘X Factor’

Simon Cowell chooses former ‘American Idol’ judge to fill the last seat on the ‘X Factor’ panel.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:54 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Christina Norman out as CEO at Oprah Winfrey Network

The network has been struggling, ratings-wise since its launch in January.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:57 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Jacob Lusk goes home

Sixty million votes are cast, narrowing the field to four on “American Idol”.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Cheryl Cole officially joins ‘X Factor’ as a judge

The Brit pop star is the latest addition to Simon Cowell’s singing competition.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Stephen Colbert crashes David Letterman’s monologue [Video]

There was a good reason. It involved a bathroom.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011

‘American Idol’ 2011: Haley shines but judges still say James has won

Five surviving Idolettes perform one song from “now” and one from “then.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Broadcast networks secure Emmy Awards for eight years

TV academy agrees to let networks streamline the trophy show after this year.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:07 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 05/04/2011

Late night TV: Still talking about bin Laden

Late night comics continued to talk about Osama bin Laden on Tuesday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:42 PM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Kendra Wilkinson returned to reality

One more couple is voted off as ‘Dancing With the Stars’ nears its finale.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/04/2011

‘Glee’ Fleetwood Mac night: We watch so you don’t have to

Kristin Chenoweth returned to guest star in the latest May sweeps episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 PM ET, 05/03/2011

About 57 million watch Obama’s Sunday night bin Laden announcement

About 57 million tuned in to watch the president announce that bin Laden had been killed.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:11 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/03/2011

CBS: Scott Pelley replacing Katie Couric on ‘Evening News’

The longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent will take over the ‘Evening News’ anchor desk on June 6.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Late night comics weigh in on Osama bin Laden death

From David Letterman to Conan O’Brien, all the late night hosts had something to say.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:49 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/03/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2011: Kirstie and Romeo stumble

Latin dancing great Donnie Burns joins judges on performance night on ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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