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The TV Column: March, 2012

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Current TV becomes latest network to end stormy relationship with Keith Olbermann

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer replacing Olbermann, effective immediately.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:12 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Current TV, Keith Olbermann

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 03/30/2012

OWN pulls plug on Rosie’s show one day early

OWn had scheduled a repeat episode for the failed talk show’s Very Last Episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:50 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Down to eight Idolettes

Eight Idolettes remain to tackle 80’s tunes next week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Katie Couric to return to morning TV — for a week

The former “Today” anchor will host “Good Morning America” while Robin Roberts is on vacation.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 03/29/2012

‘Face the Nation’ snags Joe Biden for first hour-long broadcast

This season, “Face the Nation” has been closing in on daypart frontrunner, NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:47 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Face the Nation, Joe Biden, Meet the Press

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012

NBC parses details of ‘30 Rock’ live May sweeps episode

Kabletown suits order ‘TGS’ to be canned and cheap, Kenneth the Page leads the revolt.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  30 Rock, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, NBC

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Fox renews ‘Bones’ for eighth season

Announcement timed to help promote show’s Monday return to schedule after weeks-long hiatus.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bones, fox

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 03/29/2012

TLC delves into world of crafts obsessives, with Tori Spelling

Tori Spelling to host and exec produce “Craft Wars” competition series.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:43 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  TLC, Tori Spelling

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 9 Idolettes wow the judges

Steven Tyler, JLo, and Randy Jackson give a record five Standing O’s as Idolettes perform tunes from their idols.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Oprah will visit BFF Gayle King on ‘CBS This Morning’

The morning infotainment show said Oprah would sit down with all three show hosts — Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Erica Hill.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Michelle Obama to help fatten up ‘The Biggest Loser’ ratings

First Lady invites competitors to the White House for the NBC competition series’ first ever White House workout.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:47 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  michelle obama, taylor swift, the biggest loser, first lady

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Howard Stern will visit ‘The View,’ NBC talk shows to promote ‘America's Got Talent’

Conspicuously absent from this list? “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”

By Emily Yahr  |  03:21 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 03/28/2012

FX orders another late night series, this time from Chris Rock

Like the Russell Brand late night show on FX, this new show also got only a six episode order

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:12 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 03/28/2012

Michelle Obama will return to Nickelodeon to give Taylor Swift an award

The country pop singer will receive the Big Help Award from the First Lady.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:49 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: First duo is eliminated

Who got sent home on the first results night of the season?

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Exclusive: White House chiefs of staff bare all for Discovery special

“The Gatekeepers,” a multi-episode special on chiefs of staff over the years, will air in 2013.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:52 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Judges get harsh in Week 2

WEEK 2 RECAP | Though still impressed by some performances, the judges seemed to have higher standards for the contestants.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/26/2012

And the next Emmy host is...Jimmy Kimmel

The ABC host will helm the annual TV award show this year.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Animal Planet, Nat Geo roll out all kinds of series for new TV season

It was the battle of the local wildlife-themed networks on Monday.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:22 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 03/26/2012

Former BBC exec Andrew Jackson joins Discovery Channel

Most recently, at BBC’s Natural History unit, Jackson oversaw the UK launch of “Frozen Planet” which ran on Discovery Channel in the U.S.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:20 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 03/26/2012

‘Mad Men’ return scores series best 3.5 million viewers but it’s no ‘Walking Dead’

Ad agency drama’s fifth season start attracted 600,000 more viewers than fourth season debut.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:46 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 9 named

The lucky Top 9 get to go shack up in Palazzo Foreclozzo, in the Hollywood Hills.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 03/22/2012

NBC renews ‘Smash’ for a second season

The show has averaged about 7.7 million viewers on Monday nights over seven weeks.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:24 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 03/22/2012

USA network casts Ciaran Hinds as Sigourney Weaver’s ex in ‘Political Animals’

He’s still carrying a torch for her — oh, and he’s also former President of the United States.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:00 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 AM ET, 03/22/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 10 perform Billy Joel songs

The final 10 Idolettes — and summer tour members — tried to impress the judges.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:57 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Jeff Foxworthy will host new game show ‘The American Bible Challenge’

Foxworthy will grill contestants on their knowledge of the Bible on a new competition for GSN.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:52 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Fox pulls ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ from schedule

The show had been slated to head to Summer Burnoff Theatre anyway, but not until after its April 3 telecast.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:43 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 03/21/2012

‘30 Rock’ will go live — again

NBC’s Tina Fey comedy series will perform episode live for the May ‘sweep’ ratings derby.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:56 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  30 Rock, Tina Fey

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Washington casting call: ‘The Real World’

Casting directors will be at Town Tavern in Adams Morgan on March 31.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:18 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/21/2012

WTTG adds general assignment reporter Audrey Barnes

Audrey Barnes has freelanced for Washington’s Fox station over the last decade.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/20/2012

‘The Voice’ and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ go head to head in a ratings battle

Both emerged bloodied, but neither got knocked out.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Current TV’s new morning news block starts March 26

The network will launch live simulcasts of two radio shows to fill up the morning hours.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Rosie O’Donnell addresses cancellation of her talk show (Video)

She started with one predominant message: Don’t blame Oprah.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:20 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Oprah, OWN, Rosie O'Donnell, cancellations

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Charlie Sheen being replaced on ‘Two and a Half Men’ — again

Sheen’s character returning — as 63-year-old Academy Award winning actress Kathy Bates

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:07 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men, Kathy Bates

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Was it really the best season premiere ever?

The judges raved about the impressive performances during the first week.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 03/19/2012

First Lady visits Dave Letterman tonight

It’s Michelle Obama’s first visit to Letterman’s CBS late night show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:56 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  first lady michelle obama, michelle obama, david letterman, dave letterman

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/19/2012

OWN cuts 30 jobs as network is restructured

“It is difficult to make tough business decisions that affect people’s lives,” Oprah said in a statement.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Judge declares mistrial in Nicollette Sheridan’s ‘Desperate Housewives’ case

The dozen jurors needed at least nine people in favor of a decision, and jury was split 8-4 in favor of Sheridan.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 03/19/2012

MTV confirms ‘Jersey Shore’ will return for a sixth season with pregnant Snooki

In its fifth season, “Jersey Shore” delivered 9 of the top 15 cable telecasts of 2012 to date among 12-34 year olds.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:12 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 03/19/2012

CW releases first image from ‘Arrow’

“Arrow” is based on the original “Green Arrow” character published by DC Comics, which is owned by Warner Bros.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Fox reveals finale dates: ‘Idol’ wraps up on May 23, ‘House’ ends for good May 21

“American Idol” will end on the official final day of the 2011-2012 TV season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 03/19/2012

C-SPAN names new CEO for first time in 34 years

Both Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain will be co-CEOs of the network.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:35 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 03/19/2012

OWN cancels Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show

The show, which debuted Oct. 10 on Oprah Winfrey Network, had been a ratings disappointment.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:56 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/16/2012

NBC picks up ‘Grimm’ for second season

About 5 million viewers have been checking out the supernatural drama on Friday nights.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 10 Idolettes move on to summer tour, one is sent packing

Shannon Magrane said goodbye, just missing her chance to make the “Idol” tour.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 03/15/2012

‘American Idol’ performance nights sticking with 2-hour format

Fox drops plans to air ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ on Wednesdays; will air in summer instead

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:54 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american idol 2012, american idol

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 03/15/2012

USA continues casting Sigourney Weaver’s Secy of State drama

Network surrounds former First Lady Sigourney Weaver with ‘family’ members

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:46 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 03/15/2012

‘Katie’ sets debut date: Sept. 10

Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show hires ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’s’ director

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:39 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Producers toss one Idolette, survivors perform

The remaining singers performed tunes from the year they were born.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american idol 2012, american idol

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 03/14/2012

HBO cancels ‘Luck’ after third horse death [Updated]

“It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series,” the network said.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:09 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 03/14/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Producers boot “gentle giant” Jermaine Jones

The contestant booted over run-ins with the law.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:02 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012

CBS picking up most of its primetime slate for next season

Two “CSI’s” on the fence as network exec begin looking at pilots for new-series hopefuls

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:44 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 03/13/2012

E! picks up reality show starring Clint Eastwood’s family

The docu-soap will follow the actor’s wife and daughters.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:57 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 03/13/2012

History orders ‘Vikings,’ the network’s first scripted drama series

Showtime has its Borgias and its Tudors, Starz has its Thracian slaves of the ancient Roman Republic, HBO its seven kingdoms of Westeros — and now History has its Vikings!

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:48 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:36 PM ET, 03/13/2012

‘Game Change’ gets HBO its biggest original-movie opening in eight years

About 2.1 million viewers watched the John McCain-Sarah Palin movie on Saturday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:36 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

‘The Voice’ Season 2: Judges pit singers against each other for battle round

Celebrity mentors returned as the judges continued to narrow down their teams.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Big death and juicy real-life trial can’t bring ratings to ‘Desperate Housewives’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 03/12/2012

OWN scores biggest audience ever with Bobbi Kristina interview

About 3.5 million people watched Oprah interview Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:03 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: First ousted Idolette a blow for JLo

The judges decide who is the first singer of the Top 13 to get the hook.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/08/2012

CBS renews ‘The Talk’ for a third season

All of the co-hosts — Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler — will return.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012

ABC joins reality singing competition war with ‘Duets’

Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Nettles, and Robin Thicke will mentor/perform with proteges.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/08/2012

‘Game Change’ matchups: Which actor was made to look most like the person they portray?

Vote on which matchup you think is best.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 13 perform Whitney and Stevie tunes

Guys tackle Stevie Wonder, chicks sing Whitney Houston in the show’s 400th episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, american idol 2012

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 03/07/2012

TLC cancels ‘All-American Muslim’ after one season

Its first-season finale only attracted about 700,000 viewers.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Keri Russell joins FX pilot as a KGB agent living in Washington

The show will be set during the Reagan administration.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:50 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 03/07/2012

FNC leads Super Tuesday coverage at 10

NBC devoted an hour of primetime to Super Tuesday coverage.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:47 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/07/2012

‘The Voice’ expands to two nights a week; ‘America’s Got Talent’ to premiere in May sweeps

NBC shuffles its schedule around as it tries to juggle two nights of “The Voice.”

By Emily Yahr  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Julianne Moore talks Sarah Palin with Jon Stewart; actual Palin chats with CNN

Moore plays Sarah Palin in controversial HBO flick ‘Game Change.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:23 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Sigourney Weaver plays First Lady turned Secy of State in USA series

‘Political Animals’ will be Weaver’s debut as TV series regular

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:17 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 03/06/2012

FX orders fourth season of ‘Justified’

Third season averaging 4.3 million viewers.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Fox cancels pricey dino drama ‘Terra Nova’

Poducers are said to be shopping the show around town in hopes of finding it a new home.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'Terra Nova', cancellations, Fox

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/06/2012

OWN releases preview of Oprah’s interview with Whitney Houston’s family (Video)

By Emily Yahr  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert weigh in on Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke (Video)

The late night comedians each shared their thoughts on the controversy.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:53 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

‘The Voice’ Season 2: Battle rounds begin

The four coaches brought in celebrity mentors, from Kelly Clarkson to Lionel Richie, to help their teams.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 03/05/2012

Sandra Fluke sits down with the ladies of ‘The View’

“I don’t think that a statement...saying that his ‘choice of words was not the best,’ changes anything,” Fluke says.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:09 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012

CW orders singing competition and docu-soaps on hot hotel and Ballet West

Struggling network orders singing competition from Queen Latifah, and docu-soaps about hot hotel and Ballet West.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Lindsay Lohan scores second-highest ‘SNL’ ratings of the season, according to early stats

The highest-rated show this season so far has been...Charles Barkley.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:03 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 03/02/2012

Networks plan TV tributes for Davy Jones

BIO Channel has two specials on Friday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:08 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 13 finalists revealed [updated with poll]

America voted for the top five guys and girls, and then the judges decided their wildcard picks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Silver Spring-based Acorn Media Group acquires Agatha Christie library

For an undisclosed sum, Acorn bought a 64 percent stake in Agatha Christie Ltd.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:44 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/01/2012

John McCain says no, he will not watch HBO’s ‘Game Change’ (Video)

On a visit to “The Tonight Show,” McCain told Leno there’s no way he’s watching the movie about the 2008 election.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 AM ET, 03/01/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Top 12 girls perform

Judges admit they went too easy on the guys in their excitement and take it out on the girls.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:39 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Lifetime buys Bristol Palin reality series

‘Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp” to be produced by same company BIO Channel hired to make its never-aired reality series about Bristol and son Tripp living with Kyle and Christopher Massey

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:58 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Longtime NBC4 anchor Joe Krebs to retire in March

Aaron Gilchrist will serve as Krebs’s replacement when he steps down March 30.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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