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The TV Column: August, 2011

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Jane Lynch: ‘Glee’ cast will get back to basics, be involved at Emmy Awards

The Emmy Award host said thecast will also have a presence at the award show.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:32 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/29/2011

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fall 2011 cast revealed: Chaz Bono, Nancy Grace, David Arquette and more

Chaz Bono, David Arquette, Ron Artest, Ricki Lake and others will compete.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:49 PM ET, 08/29/2011

MTV VMAs grab largest audience in network history

The two-hour telecast scored 12.4 million viewers.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:49 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011

'Dancing With the Stars' new cast? Blogosphere wants to tell you

Rob Kardashian, Chaz Bono, and David Arquette are all popular guesses.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:59 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Kal Penn says he “hopes” to work on Obama re-election campaign [Video]

The actor talked with Craig Ferguson about his two years at the White House.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:27 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 08/25/2011

‘Breaking In’ to return for a second season, after all

The midseason comedy is resurrected after Fox pulled it from the schedule earlier this year.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:23 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Rosie O’Donnell gets ready for ‘The Rosie Show’ on OWN [Video]

The comedian’s new talk show airs Oct. 10.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:18 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Ashton Kutcher talks ‘Two and a Half Men,’ Charlie Sheen with David Letterman [Video]

In a “Late Show” appearance, Ashton Kutcher spilled a few details on Charlie Sheen and his new role.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:17 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: FX’s ‘Always Sunny’ gets two-season pickup

Only the noisiest shows can survive when there’s so much original scripted programming on TV, FX chief John Landgraf speculates.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:30 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Rachael Taylor brings blondeness to Farrah Fawcett role in ‘Charlie’s Angels' remake

Robert Wagner voice of Charlie has not yet been re-cast, exec producers say.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 08/07/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: ABC exec fields questions on ‘Pan Am,’ ‘Revenge’ and cross-dressing comedy

The critics were skeptical about “Work It,” a new ABC comedy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:41 PM ET, 08/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Fox executive session

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

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Upcoming ‘Desperate Housewives’ season will be the show’s last

The drama will wrap up for good when Season 8 ends in May 2012.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:29 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Simon Cowell announces new prize for ‘X Factor’ winner

The winner will receive a $5 million prize — in addition to a recording contract.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:44 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/05/2011

‘Jersey Shore’ Season 4, Episode 1: How do you say gorilla in Italian?

How do you say gorilla in Italian?

By Katie Rogers  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Sarah Michelle Gellar talks ‘Ringer’ and ‘All My Children'

“Buffy” star to do cameo on ‘All My Children’ to say so-long to show that launched her career.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: CW in the market for comedy

The network is also looking for more reality competition series.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Paul McCartney on Sept. 11, hacking scandal and Shea Stadium

The signer opened up about all kinds of subjects.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Showtime takes on taboos

“We have the ability to push limits,” Showtime’s programming chief says.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:07 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Ted Danson makes his ‘CSI’ debut

Reporters ask Danson all sorts of questions about his later career move.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:00 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: CBS News makes quite a few changes

Namely, increases in the “Evening News” ratings with new anchor Scott Pelley.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:36 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: CBS exec talks Ashton Kutcher, ‘Two and a Half Men’

CBS programming chief Nina Tassler gave very well-rehearsed responses.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: David Letterman and Josh Groban entertain critics

Josh Groban presented Top-10 Little Known Songs about Television:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Jon Stewart responds to being censored in UK

Showing Parliament footage as comedy isn’t allowed in Britain.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:54 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Mark Halperin to return to MSNBC after suspension

The analyst was suspended after making a vulgar comment about President Obama.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:13 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: MSNBC exec says “no decision” has been made about Al Sharpton show

Reports had said Sharpton would get the 6 p.m. timeslot.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Report: ‘Two and a Half Men’ killing off Charlie Harper in season premiere

Taping for the sitcom’s ninth starts this week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:51 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: NBC’s ‘Playboy Club’ shows bunnies as feminists — with tails

TV critics

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: NBC’s future plans include animated shows, Sean Hayes

Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt presented the plan to critics.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:38 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Live blog: Lady Gaga guest-hosts ‘The View’

The singer will appear Monday morning to co-host and perform.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:40 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: Ken Burns compares ‘Prohibition’ doc to present day

The documentary filmmaker talked (and talked and talked) about his new project.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:19 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: PBS’ ‘Masterpiece’ finds corporate sponsor in time for new season of ‘Downton Abbey’

Cruise ship firm discovers its customers love longrunning franchise, sign up for two quarters.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:41 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/31/2011

Summer TV Press Tour 2011: TV critics recoil at Davy Jones-hosted PBS pledge-drive show

TV critics recoil at Davy Jones ‘60s nostalgia show; Davy Jones pretends not to notice.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/31/2011

PBS chief celebrates reality TV takeover of Bravo, History and A&E

Paula Kerger came to Press Tour to talk about PBS role in new television landscape

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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