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The TV Column: November, 2012

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012

‘X Factor’: bye bye Paige Thomas, Vino Alan

‘X Factor’ elimination cuts Paige Thomas and Vino Alan.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Showtime’s Stephen King series migrates to CBS

CBS to debut Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” series next summer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:36 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Jeff Zucker officially named president of CNN

The former NBC and ‘Today’ show exec will take over the struggling cable news network.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:18 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Angus T. Jones comments spur more parodies [VIDEO]

Matthew Perry and Whoopi Goldberg decided to join in the fun.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:06 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Diana Ross, Psy, Demi Lovato to perform on TNT’s ‘Christmas in Washington’

The annual special will air Friday, Dec. 21.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:54 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012

‘The X Factor’: eight perform in another double-elimination week

Eight X-testants perform; two heading home.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 11/28/2012

‘Two and a Half Men’s’ Angus T. Jones apologizes for calling show ‘filth’; meme-ification begins [Updated]

Angus T. Jones had called CBS comedy ‘filth,’ in video shot for his church; Rainn Wilson parodies

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:50 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 11/28/2012

Fox makes plans to burn off ‘Mob Doctor’ episodes

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars: All Stars’: Melissa Rycroft named the winner

The reality star was the only finalist who had never won a previous season.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 11/27/2012

‘Downton Abbey’ creator will produce American renaissance drama for NBC

NBC and Universal Television announced Tuesday that they have signed a deal with Fellowes to create and produce his next drama series.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:39 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Disney Channel confirms development of ‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off, ‘Girl Meets World’

In this show, Cory and Topanga have a daughter, a 13-year-old named Riley.

By Emily Yahr  |  02:31 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/27/2012

Beyonce documentary to premiere on HBO in February

A film about the singer will air about a week after she performs at the Super Bowl halftime show.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars: All Stars’: It's ladies night

Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft and Shawn Johnson competed in the finals, and were joined by the Fierce Five.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012

‘The X Factor’: Arin Ray, Beatrice Miller sent home in a live double elimination

Arin Ray received the fewest votes was immediately eliminated from the competition, while Beatrice Miller was sent home by the judges.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012

‘The X Factor’: Thanksgiving back-stories

‘X Factor’ singers dedicate tunes.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/21/2012

Accuser of Elmo puppeteer gives first interview to tabloid ‘The Insider’

Kevin Clash’s first accuser says his name has been ‘unfairly dragged through the media and it made me look like a monster’.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 11/21/2012

David Letterman plays veep Joe Biden in ‘Parks’ re-creation with Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler explains to David Letterman why she kissed Joe Biden

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:20 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Lindsay Lohan visits Jay Leno; Babs Walters responds [UPDATED]

‘I should live so long,’ Babs Walters says of Lohan’s promise to do interview when time is right.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Apolo Anton Ohno, Emmitt Smith go home

Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft and Kelly Monaco will dance in the finals next week.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Johnny Carson returning to television

TCM buys 50 Johnny Carson ‘Tonight Show’ interviews.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:09 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Kelsey Grammer’s ‘Boss’ canceled by Starz

‘Boss’ canceled after second season falls short of first.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Elmo puppeteer resigns when second accuser files suit

The puppeteer resigns after a second man claims Clash had sexual relationship with a minor.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Not ‘bad’ in the semi-finals

The competitors

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 11/19/2012

American Music Awards suffers smallest audience ever

40th ‘American Music Awards’ crowd down 20 percent compared ‘11.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:43 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Forecasts

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012

CBS names Major Garrett new chief White House correspondent

Garrett will contribute to National Journal going forward as a correspondent-at-large and weekly columnist.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Stephen Colbert arrives in DC to unveil wax figure

“I’m so beautiful!” the Comedy Central late-night host gushed.

By Emily Yahr  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 11/16/2012

CBS pulls ‘Partners,’ ABC passes on ‘Last Resort,’ ‘666 Park Avenue’ [UPDATED]

CBS ‘Partners,’ ABC’s ‘Last Resort’ and ‘666 Park Avenue’ not picked up.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:05 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 AM ET, 11/16/2012

‘The X Factor’: Jennel Garcia, Lyric 145 sent home

‘X Factor’ eliminations cut Jennel Garcia and Simon’s girl-group.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:31 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Stephen Colbert to unveil wax figure Friday in DC

The statue will include his “signature raised eyebrow.”

By Emily Yahr  |  02:23 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 11/15/2012

FX picks up third season of ‘American Horror Story’

The miniseries is currently in the midst of ‘AHS: Asylum.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:00 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Netflix unveils trailer for adaptation of political thriller ‘House of Cards’

Streaming company will debut all 26 ‘House of Cards’ episodes on Feb. 1

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 11/15/2012

‘The X Factor’: Diva Night

Simon Cowell stumps for votes, telling viewers his team saves kittens and likes puppies.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012

NBC developing drama series about George Washington

George Washington TV series pilot being penned by “The King’s Speech” screenwriter David Seidler

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 11/14/2012

‘Liz & Dick’ exec: ‘Producing a movie with Lindsay Lohan is not for the faint of heart’

The Lifetime original movie producer spoke candidly about working with troubled Lohan for the project.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:20 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Don Nash named new ‘Today’ show producer, Alexandra Wallace appointed Executive in Charge

The news comes one day after former EP Jim Bell was sent back to NBC Sports.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Kirstie Alley and Gilles Marini say goodbye on double elimination night

It was double elimination night.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash’s accuser recants allegation of underage sexual relationship

The accuser acknowledged “his sexual relationship with Mr. Clash was an adult consensual relationship.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:43 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 11/13/2012

CNN hires Sara Ganim, who broke Penn State scandal story

Ganim joins CNN from the Patriot News in Harrisburg, Pa.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:38 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Liza Minnelli to guest-star on ‘Smash’

Will the 66-year-old actress bring in the younger viewers NBC craves?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:33 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Johnny Carson estate gives go-ahead for feature film about ‘Tonight Show’ host’s life

The spec project is being written by John McLaughlin — the guy who adapted the biopic “Hitchcock” starring Anthony Hopkins.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:23 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Did Michelle Obama pull strings to get the third season of ‘Downton Abbey’ before U.S. launch?

The White House says: No comment.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 11/13/2012

‘Today’ show chief about to get Ann Curry treatment?

“Today” show to get first female chief?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:05 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Jon Stewart looks back on his interview with Paula Broadwell [VIDEO]

“I am the worst journalist in the world,” he concluded.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:42 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Trio dances throw in an added challenge

Also, why does Len Goodman seem so unhappy with pro dancer Derek Hough?

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:43 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Elmo puppeteer on leave amidst charge of underage sex relation

Sesame Worshop says it found allegation of now 23-year old man ‘unsubstantiated.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:43 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Former WB, Lifetime chief Susanne Daniels to run MTV programming

Susanne Daniels is replacing David Janollari as programming chief at MTV.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:23 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/12/2012

BET’s ‘Don’t Sleep!’ to become weekly late-night show

BET’s Monday-through-Thursday half-hour late-night strip starring T.J. Holmes will now air every Wednesday, with a one-hour episode.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012

‘Entertainment Tonight’ nabs CNN weather hunk Rob Marciano to co-host

CNN’s Rob Marciano joins Nancy O’Dell on ‘ET’ in January ‘13

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Barbara Walters addresses Lindsay Lohan, ignores Nicki Minaj

Walters: On Jay Leno’s show, Lohan need only be ‘adorable’ and ‘amusing.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 11/12/2012

WJLA creates personalized alarm clock for viewers

Viewers can program their phones to wake up to the sound of voices including Leon Harris and Alison Starling — or a barking dog.

By Emily Yahr  |  01:33 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Watch Paula Broadwell’s interview on ‘The Daily Show’ [VIDEO]

On a scale of 1-10, how much does Broadwell look like the cat who ate the canary?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:46 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Which show had the best election spoof this weekend?

‘The Simpsons’? Or ‘SNL’?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:09 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 11/09/2012

NBC’s dysfunctional First Family sitcom to get post- ’Voice’ preview

NBC sitcom ‘1600 Penn’ stars Bill Pullman as POTUS, Josh Gad as First Son.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:11 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night rivals help boost ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to huge ratings

The show's week in Brooklyn, interviewing Letterman and others, was its second most-watched week ever.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:22 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/09/2012

‘X Factor’: Alas, poor Jason Brock

‘X Factor’s’ Simon Cowell surprised by viewer voting results.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 11/08/2012

AMC may revive ‘The Killing’ with Netflix

AMC in talks to share ‘The Killing’ with Neftlix.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:55 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Showtime decides ‘The Big C’ will become a ‘limited series’ for its last season

It will be known as ‘The Big C: hereafter,’ which will be ‘a four-part limited event series.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 11/08/2012

CW moves ‘Sex and the City’ prequel, ‘Carrie Diaries,’ to 8 p.m. Mondays

‘The Carrie Diaries’ will open CW’s Mondays at 8, starting Jan. 14.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:17 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

‘The X Factor’: Diamond brought back

Judges decide Britney Spears made mistake cutting Diamond White and bring her back.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/07/2012

NBC led election night coverage ratings-wise, but ABC’s getting all the tweets

Twitter rife with speculation about Diane Sawyer on election night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Election already called, by Jimmy Fallon’s dog and Cartman

Fallon’s dog, Cartman disagree as to election outcome.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:07 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 11/06/2012

CNN takes over the Empire State Building on election night

It’s not the first time the building has been used to signal presidential election results.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:36 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Election 2012 on TV: Where to watch on Tuesday night

The networks have massive coverage planned for election night.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

‘Dancing With the Stars’: Dance fusion

But no matter what happened, there’s no results show on Tuesday.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 11/05/2012

‘SEAL Team Six’ docu scores big ratings for Nat Geo, though ‘Real Housewives’ gets more viewers

About 2.7 million people tuned in to Nat Geo’s documentary on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:00 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 11/05/2012

‘Elementary’ lands post-Super Bowl timeslot on CBS

The network announced Monday it would air an episode of the freshman drama series.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:13 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/05/2012

MTV to air fundraising special featuring cast of ‘Jersey Shore’

‘Restore the Shore’ will raise money in the wake of Hurricane Sandy devastation.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart hand Kimmel his 8th best ratings

Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart can’t compete with ‘Dancing’ winners among ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ fans

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:32 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  stephen colbert, jon stewart, jimmy kimmel, dancing with the stars, the bachelor, jimmy kimmel live

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Obama, Romney scheduled to appear on ‘Monday Night Football’

Chris Berman will interview the candidates.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert visit ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ [VIDEO]

The Comedy Central late night hosts tried to boost ratings for the ABC show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 11/02/2012

‘X Factor’: judges cut four in first live elimination

‘X Factor’: judges cut four in first live elimination.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:05 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 11/01/2012

NBC Universal networks to air telethon for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

At press time, none of the other commercial broadcast networks had accepted the offer to join.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:05 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Joe Biden reads Top 10 List on ‘Letterman’

The vice president showed up on the show Thursday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Letterman delivers Kimmel’s biggest Wednesday crowd ever

CBS late night star draws ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’s’ biggest Wednesday audience in its 10-year history.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:50 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012

‘X Factor’ kicks off live shows

Plus, co-hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez made their debut.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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