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The TV Column: May, 2012

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 05/30/2012

‘Hatfields & McCoys’ scores huge ratings for History [UPDATED]

About 14 million viewers tuned in to see the debut of the miniseries.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:17 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Michelle Obama discusses President Obama, Joe Biden on ‘The Daily Show’ [VIDEO]

By Emily Yahr  |  11:13 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:35 PM ET, 05/29/2012

NBC orders another — yes, another — singing competition series from producer of ‘The Voice’

By Emily Yahr  |  07:35 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Phil Phillips’ ‘American Idol’ win watched by 22 mil — smallest finale audience on record

Smallest finale audience on record watched Phillip Phillips and his guitar named winners.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american idol, ryan seacrest, nigel lythgoe, phil phillips, phillip phillips, jessica sanchez

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Phillip Phillips named fifth consecutive guy-with-guitar ‘American Idol’ winner

Phil Phillips becomes the fifth consecutive guy-with-guitar to win Fox’s singing competition.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:30 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 05/23/2012

What were the Top 10 most-watched shows this season?

Football, reality TV and “NCIS” were well-represented on the list.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:09 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale: Donald Driver wins, about 17.8 million tune in

TV COLUMN | That’s about two million fewer than last season’s finale.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:53 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 05/23/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Donald Driver named the winner

The Green Bay Packers wide receiver stepped up his game in recent weeks, besting singer Katherine Jenkins and actor William Levy.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:05 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012

‘American Idol’: Phil Phillips steals final performance night

‘American Idol’ final performance night showcases Jessica Sanchez’s talent, but Phil Phillips had A Moment.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 07:45 PM ET, 05/22/2012

NBC’s ‘Smash’ culls cast for second season reboot

Multiple characters get the hook as NBC musical ‘Smash’ gets a reboot.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:45 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Bristol Palin reality show set for June 19 on Lifetime

Bristol and her toddler son, Tripp, and her teenage sister, Willow, will move to Los Angeles.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/22/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ winds down non-controversial, super-competitive season

About 16.5 mllion people tuned in for the final performance episode — nearly 23 million caught the same show last season.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:09 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 05/22/2012

‘House’ finale: 9 million watch Hugh Laurie’s so-long

‘House’ finale: Hugh Laurie rides off into sunset after eight seasons with 9 million tuned in.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:35 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hugh laurie, fox, 'House'

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/22/2012

HLN to launch ‘Evening Express’ on June 4

Ryan Smith, Clark Howard, Isha Sesay headline evening news show modeled after network’s ‘Morning Express.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hln, cnn, isha sesay, clark howard, ryan smith

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins and William Levy compete in the finals

...and Donald got his long awaited perfect score from the judges.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 05/21/2012

‘American Idol’ mentor Jimmy Iovine insists Phillip Phillips is different from other finalists

“He has certain things those others . . . didn’t have,” Iovine insisted in a phone conference call.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:18 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 PM ET, 05/21/2012

CBS renews ‘Rules of Engagement’ for another season

The network made no mention of the sitcom during last week’s upfront presentation.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:01 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 05/21/2012

‘GMA’s’ Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer will headline ’Good Afternoon America’

They will anchor the nine-week test run of the news show, which is replacing “The Revolution” weekdays at 2 p.m.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:58 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 05/21/2012

‘Breaking Bad’ final season gets a July 15 premiere date

It’s the exact same time USA network plans to unveil its not-about-the-Clintons poltical saga “Political Animals.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:21 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Hulu announces slate of original shows, starting with a series from Kevin Smith

Original and exclusive “TV” shows will debut on June 4 on Hulu and the Hulu Plus subscription service.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:21 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Chat with Lisa de Moraes at 1 p.m. about new TV for fall

Submit questions here.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:46 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: Joshua Ledet exits; Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez head to the finals

As three went down to two, the Idolettes were joined by Adam Lambert and Lisa Marie Presley, of all people.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 07:30 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Nickelodeon’s ‘iCarly’ will end this year

The highly-rated kids show ran for five seasons.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:30 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Conan O’Brien visits David Letterman, and naturally, talks Jay Leno [VIDEO]

Conan will stop by Dave’s show for the first time in 13 years on Thursday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:04 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 05/17/2012

USA Network releases first preview of ‘Political Animals’ [VIDEO]

To coincide with its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Thursday, USA debuted video of its new series.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:18 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Upfront Week 2012: CW moves nearly every show to different timeslot, unveils theme nights (medical Tuesday, superhero Wednesday)

The network has also created “theme nights” with its new shows.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:16 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/17/2012

A look at CW’s new series: ‘Emily Owens, M.D.’

Here’s a clip from the new doctor drama, starring Mamie Gummer:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CW, CW Upfronts, CW First Look

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 05/17/2012

A look at CW’s new series: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the new drama, a loose update of the 1980s CBS series:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:06 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CW, CW Upfronts, CW First Look

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/17/2012

A look at CW’s new series: ‘Arrow’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a look at the new drama based on the comic:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CW, CW Upfronts, CW First Look

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 05/17/2012

PBS’s ‘Capitol Fourth’ gets a new host: Tom Bergeron

Jimmy Smits had hosting duties for the last few years.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:45 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 05/17/2012

CW launches CWD, just for digital content

Initial projects are from “iJustine” and a “Hart of Dixie” star.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:51 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Still wondering if your favorite TV show is canceled? [PHOTO GALLERY]

Here’s an updated list.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:16 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012

‘American Idol’ 2012: The final three and the search for a ‘moment-moment-moment’

Is this the final three you predicted? The judges pump up Joshua and Jessica but seem to succumb to the inevitability of Phillip.

By Amy Argetsinger  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 08:03 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Upfront Week 2012: CBS moves ‘Two and a Half Men’ to Thursday, ‘Mentalist’ to Sunday, unveils four new series

New drama “Vegas” gets the post-”NCIS” shows slot.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:03 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, CBS upfronts

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 05/16/2012

Fox execs say ‘Idol’ will be “tweaked” next season; report claims Jennifer Lopez is leaving

Will this be the last season for the “Idol” judge?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:48 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 05/16/2012

A look at CBS’s new series: ‘Elementary’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a look at the new “modern day Sherlock Holmes”:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:43 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS, CBS Upfronts, CBS First Look

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 05/16/2012

A look at CBS’s new series: ‘Vegas’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new drama starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:39 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS, CBS Upfronts, CBS First Look

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 05/16/2012

A look at CBS’s new series: ‘Partners’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of a new comedy from the creators of “Will & Grace”:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:36 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS, CBS Upfronts, CBS First Look

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 05/16/2012

A look at CBS’s new series: ‘Made in Jersey’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new law drama starring Janet Montgomery:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:34 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBS, CBS Upfronts, CBS First Look

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 05/16/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Did Katherine Jenkins's injury help send her into the finals, and Maria Menounos home?

Maria and Derek scored the highest number of points, but they were still eliminated on Tuesday.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:21 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/16/2012

TBS/TNT upfront has Conan O’Brien, ‘Cougar Town’ cast, partnership with Funny or Die

In addition to introducing new shows, the Turner network poked fun at itself for last year’s upfront technical disaster.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Maria Menounos goes home; Katherine Jenkins, Donald Driver, William Levy advance to finals

The “Extra” co-host got the highest judges scores, but still went home Tuesday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Jimmy Kimmel jabs TV networks’ new schedules

‘Work it’ was ABC’s idea of a joke, Kimmel tells advertisers.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc, bbc, paul lee, jimmy kimmel

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Mistresses’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the new drama starring Alyssa Milano:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:28 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Zero Hour’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the new conspiracy drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:25 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Red Widow’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the new organized crime drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:22 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘The Family Tools’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the new comedy starring Kyle Bornheimer as a guy who just can’t keep a job:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:19 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of new comedy starring Sarah Chalke as a single mom who moves in with mom and dad...possibly forever:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:14 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘666 Park Avenue’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of new ABC drama about a super-haunted apartment buiding:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:11 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Malibu Country’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the new comedy starring Reba McEntire:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:08 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfront, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:06 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Last Resort’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of the submarine-set drama starring Andre Braugher:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:06 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘Nashville’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of Connie Britton drama

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/15/2012

A look at ABC’s new series: ‘The Neighbors’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of aliens-live-among-us comedy, which will follow “Modern Family” on Wednesday nights:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ABC, ABC Upfronts, ABC First Look

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Michelle Obama to appear on Food Network’s ‘Restaurant: Impossible’

The first lady continues her march across the TV landscape.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/15/2012

‘America’s Got Talent’ ratings take a dive with Howard Stern debut

Last year’s premiere copped 15.3 million; this year, 10.48 million tuned in.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Upfront Week 2012: ABC moves ‘Revenge’ to ‘Desperate’ timeslot and loads up on comedies for fall

A look at ABC’s new schedule for the 2012-2013 TV season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:45 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Craig Ferguson persuades Scotland’s first minister, Alex Salmond, to make an appearance on an American talk show

Ferguson has taken his CBS late night talk show international this week.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:36 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Katherine Jenkins updates viewers on her ‘Dancing With the Stars’ injury

“It was a reflectorical spasm in my lower back,” the classical singer tweeted late Monday.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:38 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/15/2012

What did you think of Howard Stern on ‘America’s Got Talent’? [VIDEO]

The shock jock appeared to be very toned down.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: William Levy, Katherine Jenkins, Maria Menounos and Donald Driver compete

On the penultimate results episode, two couples got perfect scores.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 05/14/2012

On ‘The View,’ President Obama discusses JP Morgan debacle, support of same-sex marriage [VIDEO]

Obama will appear on “The View” on Tuesday, but on Monday night, “View” exec producer and moderator Barbara Walters previewed a few details.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:59 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 05/14/2012

A look at Fox’s new series: ‘The Goodwin Games’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from new comedy starring Becki Newton and Scott Foley:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:20 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Fox Upfronts, Fox First Look

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 05/14/2012

A look at Fox’s new series: ‘The Mindy Project’ [VIDEO]

Here's a clip of the new Mindy Kaling comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:16 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Fox Upfronts, First Look Fox

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 05/14/2012

A look at Fox’s new series: ‘Ben and Kate' [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new brother-sister comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:11 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Fox Upfronts, Fox First Look

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 05/14/2012

A look at Fox’s new series: ‘The Following’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip at the new Kevin Bacon drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:05 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Fox Upfronts, First Look Fox

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 05/14/2012

A look at Fox’s new series: ‘The Mob Doctor’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from new mob drama starring Jordana Spiro:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:59 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfront, Fox Upfront, Fox First Look

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Upfront Week 2012: Fox has Britney Spears, Demi Lovato; NBC has a monkey

Britney Spears, Demi Lovato join Simon Cowell’s singing competition ‘The X Factor’ on Fox.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:08 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Upfronts 2012, NBC Upfronts

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Upfront Week 2012: Mindy Kaling, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears join Fox; ‘Glee’ moves to Thursday

Fox unveils new schedule with Mindy Kaling, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears to advertisers on Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:53 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/13/2012

Upfront Week 2012: NBC moves ‘The Voice’ to fall, ‘Community’ to Friday, Matthew Perry to Tuesday [UPDATED]

NBC made some big changes on its fall schedule, released Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Upfronts, Upfronts 2012, NBC

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 05/13/2012

CBS officially cancels ‘CSI: Miami’

Say goodbye to David Caruso and his infamous sunglasses.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:14 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/13/2012

ABC picks up ‘Happy Endings,’ ‘Scandal,’ ‘Private Practice,’ cancels ‘Missing,’ ‘The River’ [UPDATED]

In addition to the seven series it ordered earlier in the week.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Next Caller’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from new Dane Cook comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:55 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Infamous’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new soapy drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Save Me’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip of Anne Heche’s new comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:50 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘1600 Penn’ [VIDEO]

A look at the new series about a dysfunctional family in the White House:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:47 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Do No Harm’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from the new doctor drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:42 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Chicago Fire’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from Dick Wolf’s new drama:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Guys With Kids’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from new comedy produced by Jimmy Fallon:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Animal Practice’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from Justin Kirk’s new comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:29 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘The New Normal’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from Ryan Murphy’s new comedy:

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:26 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Go On’ [VIDEO]

Clip of Matthew Perry’s new comedy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:23 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look, Upfronts

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/13/2012

A look at NBC’s new series: ‘Revolution’ [VIDEO]

Here’s a clip from J.J. Abrams’ apocalyptic drama

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NBC, NBC Upfronts, NBC First Look

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 05/11/2012

CW orders five new shows including ‘Carrie Diaries,’ renews ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Hart of Dixie,’ ‘Nikita’

The network ordered five new shows.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:56 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/11/2012

NBC renews ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘The Office,’ ‘Whitney,’ ‘Up All Night’ [Updated]

‘Parks & Rec,’ ‘The Office,” Whitney,’ and ‘Up All Night’ join ‘30 Rock’and ‘Communityo on NBC schedule next season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Lifetime picks up Whitney Houston family reality show

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:53 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012

‘American Idol’: Hollie goes home

Phil Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, and Joshua Ledet in the Top 3.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  american idol, ryan seacrest

Posted at 09:32 PM ET, 05/10/2012

It’s almost Upfront Week. What are the networks thinking about?

Every year at this time, advertising and TV execs head to the Big Apple, where they will watch broadcast networks unveil prime-time plans for next season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:32 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012

President Obama will visit ‘The View’ next week

In July 2010, he became the first sitting U.S. president to appear on a daytime talk show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 05/10/2012

‘Big Brother’ net CBS sues ABC over ‘Glass House’

CBS sues ABC over ‘Glass House’ which, it says, employs ex-‘Big Brother’ staffers violating non-disclosure agreements.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:36 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, big brother

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Which shows are already dead going into Upfront Week? [PHOTO GALLERY]

Some shows have already gotten the hook.

By Emily Yahr  |  08:30 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 05/10/2012

NBC renews ‘Community,’ ‘30 Rock,’ ‘Parenthood’ [UPDATED]

News about the future of “Community” and “Parks & Rec” and “The Office”are imminent.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:54 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Howard Stern slams Britney, Seacrest, says he knows ‘America’s Got Talent’ is “a family show”

“I’m the judge you care about,” Stern predicted of the new season. “My honesty is infectious.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:02 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 05/10/2012

TBS takes over ‘Cougar Town’

Basic cable network taking over ABC comedy series starring Courteney Cox.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:56 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Jon Stewart weighs in on President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage announcement [VIDEO]

By Emily Yahr  |  09:24 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 05/10/2012

AMC picks up ‘Comic Book Men,’ ‘Talking Dead’ for second seasons

AMC has picked up 16-episode second seasons on both “Comic Book Men” and “Talking Dead.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:52 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

‘American Idol’: Final 4 perform

Hollie Cavanagh receives only negative comments of night from judges.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Fox re-ups ‘Touch,’ abandons ‘Alcatraz,’ embraces serial killers, mob doc [Updated]

NBC and Fox are scheduled to unveil their new primetime scheduled to ad execs Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, jimmy fallon

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 05/09/2012

NBC orders 14th season of Dick Wolf’s ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Order part of larger deal with producer Dick Wolf to produce shows for NBCUniversal.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:00 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012

12 million watch ‘The Voice’ season finale

Moved to 9 p.m. Tuesday, NBC’s singing competition posts significant year to year ratings gains.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, the voice, alicia keyes

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Which TV shows are on the bubble heading into upfront week? [PHOTO GALLERY]

Next week, networks will unveil their fall schedules and officially confirm what’s been picked up — and what’s been canceled.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:06 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘Sherlock’ premiere scores high ratings [UPDATE to UPDATE: chatting online Friday in re Bandersnatch Cummerbund ]

TV Column coverage of ‘Sherlock’ premiere ratings causes Bandersnatch Cummberbund outbreak; will chat about it Friday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:30 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012

‘Jeopardy!’ announces broadcast order for next week’s Washington ‘Power Players’

First up is former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:48 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Bret Baier signs multi-year deal with Fox News Channel

Baier will continue to anchor “Special Report,” FNC’s 6 p.m. broadcast, and continue as lead anchor of political coverage through the 2016 election.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Melissa Gilbert, Roshon Fegan booted on double elimination night

Next week, Maria Menounos, Donald Driver, Katherine Jenkins and William Levy head to the semi-finals.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Joe Jonas, Taylor Hicks, Pauly D compete for dates on new Fox show ‘The Choice’

Dating competition ‘The Choice’ pits four celebrity guys picking dates from a pool of hopefuls.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox, jonas brothers, american idol, jersey shore

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 05/08/2012

TNT picks up medical drama from David E. Kelley and CNN’s Sanjay Gupta

Gupta’s CNN, like TNT, is owned by Time Warner. Kelley is based at Time Warner’s Warner Bros. TV. Ain’t vertical integration a beautiful thing?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:55 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Discovery CEO David Zaslav says OWN won’t break even until second half of 2013

According to Discovery Communications President and Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:53 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 05/08/2012

NBC orders comedy about a dysfunctional family in the White House

The show is exec-produced by, among others, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:48 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 05/08/2012

‘The Voice’ final performance show: A master class in passive aggression [VIDEO]

Of course, we’re talking about the near-conclusion to the feud that‘s been brewing all season between coach/mentor Christina Aguilera and final four contestant Tony Lucca

By Emily Yahr  |  05:09 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Couples dance as trios before double elimination night

Each pair performed twice, and in the second round, they had to choose a third partner.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Lifetime renews Jennifer Love Hewitt’s ‘Client List’

Lifetime has ordered 15 episodes for its second season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:02 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 05/07/2012

NBC picks up shows starring Anne Heche, Matthew Perry; plus, a Ryan Murphy comedy and J.J. Abrams drama

Although the broadcast networks aren’t set to unveil their plans for the 2012-13 TV season to advertisers until next week, NBC has been quietly staffing some new series

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:56 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 05/04/2012

‘American Idol’: Skylar Laine heading home

Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh remain in singing competition.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:43 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Rob Lowe cast as prosecutor in Lifetime’s Casey Anthony trial flick

Robe Lowe returns to Lifetime to play Casey Anthony trial prosecutor after most recently playing Drew Peterson in flick that clocked record ratings for network.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lifetime, rob lowe, casey anthony, drew peterson

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 05/03/2012

CW renews ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Supernatural,’ ‘90210’

CW’s announcement is noticeably lacking any information about prospects for another season of the Sarah Michelle Gellar soap “The Ringer.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:32 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Number of TV households declines for second year, Nielsen reports

The average American watches nearly five hours of video a day, and 98 percent of that viewing is done on a traditional TV set.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:04 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 05/03/2012

‘Idol’ surpasses ‘The Voice,’ regains throne as No. 1-rated series for young viewers

To accomplish that, “Idol” had to edge past NBC’s singing competition, “The Voice.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:33 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Fox dating series ‘The Choice’ pays homage to NBC’s ‘The Voice’

Fox unveils plans for new dating show in which guys pick women to date with backs turned.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:25 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox, american idol, the choice, mike darnell, cat deeley

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012

‘American Idol’: Mentor Steven Van Zandt wowed when Josh masters Bee Gees tune in 15 minutes

‘American Idol’ mentor Steven Van Zandt wowed when Josh Ledet masters Bee Gees tune in 15 minutes.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Idol, American Idol 2012

Posted at 07:28 PM ET, 05/02/2012

‘Luck’ cancellation costs Time Warner $35 million; PETA prods DA to investigate horse deaths

PETA says it has obtained new evidence from a “whistleblower” who got access to internal documents of the American Humane Association.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:28 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

YouTube pitches new channels to advertisers during TV networks’ upfront frenzy

Company holds its first ‘upfront’ presentation to pitch new nets to Madison Avenue

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google, youtube, olympics

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Adrian Pasdar to play POTUS on USA network’s Sigourney Weaver series ‘Political Animals’

Former ‘Heroes’ star Adrian Pasdar has joined the cast of USA network’s not-about-the-Clintons drama series “Political Animals,” playing U.S. president.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:25 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  usa network, sigourney weaver, adrian pasdar, political animals

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’ 2012: Jaleel White eliminated after final dance duel of the season

The former “Family Matters” star said goodbye.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:44 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Judge rules that Dick Clark production company did no wrong in Golden Globes deal

The production company, which was purchased by Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder in 2007, was sued in the fall of 2010 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:44 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 05/01/2012

‘Two and a Half Men’ stars finalizing contracts for another season

That news coincides with “Men’s” return to original episodes this week, as Kathy Bates plays the ghost of Charlie Sheen’s character, Charlie Harper.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 05/01/2012

WJLA launching digital The Live Well Network in Washington

New channel’s lineup stars Joey Fatone, first female “Biggest Loser” champ, etc.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:40 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: One team gets a perfect score on Classical Night

Who did the judges say was flawless?

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Jimmy Kimmel: third-grade jokes played best at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Journalists were nervous laughing in front of people about whom the jokes are being made, Kimmel said.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:37 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anderson cooper, kim kardashian, jimmy kimmel, white house correspondents dinner

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 04/30/2012

E! greenlights shows from Ryan Seacrest, ‘American Idol’ producer

Kevin Jonas (aka, The Other One) is getting his own docu-soap, “Married to Jonas,” which is produced by Seacrest.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 PM ET, 04/30/2012

HBO picks up ‘Girls,’ ‘Veep’ for second seasons

HBO has given early second-season 10-episode pickups to the new comedies “Veep” and “Girls,” after just two and three telecasts.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:24 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/30/2012

ABC orders ‘Big Brother’-esque ‘The Glass House’

Viewers determine details of $250,000 competition in summer reality show on Disney network.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 04/30/2012

‘American Idol’ reject Colton Dixon almost famous at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Dixon, wide-eyed and chipper, seemed oblivious to his relative anonymity.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:05 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 04/30/2012

‘Good Morning America’ officially beats ‘Today’ in weekly ratings, again

This included a big win on Thursday — the first day of the May sweep ratings derby.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:58 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/30/2012

E! developing “modern day” update of ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’

The show is about “a self-made billionaire with a penchant for hooking up with lobbyists in the nation’s capital.”  

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Whitney Cummings lands weekly talk show on E!

“Love You, Mean It” will debut in late 2012, paired with Joel McHale’s “The Soup.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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