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The TV Column: February, 2013

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Morrissey for canceling appearance [Updated with response from Morrissey]

Animal rights activist Morrissey bails on Kimmel show appearance with ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:06 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/27/2013

AMC confirms Scott Gimple is new ‘Walking Dead’ showrunner

Scott Gimple is ‘The Walking Dead’s’ third showrunner in four seasons.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the walking dead, amc, glen mazzara

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/27/2013

TNT puts second-season ‘Dallas’ episodes online before JR funeral

Larry Hagman’s J.R. Ewing laid to rest on March 11.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  larry hagman, j.r. ewing, tnt, dallas

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Rick Klein named ABC News’ political director

Rick Klein to oversee ABC News’ operations political unit and lead its digital efforts around politics.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:09 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc news, ben sherwood, rick klein

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013

WRC adds Amelia Segal to weather team

Washington’s NBC-owned TV station adds Amelia Segal to weather team, starting March 11.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wrc, nbc

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 02/27/2013

‘Harry’s Law’ star Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange enemy in FX anthology ‘American Horror Story’

Former ‘Harry’s Law’ star Kathy Bates to play Jessica Lange enemy in third season of FX anthology drama.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:27 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ryan murphy, american horror story, fx, kathy bates, harry's law, nbc

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Barbara Walters returning to ‘The View’ in March

Walters has been MIA since Inauguration weekend, when she suffered a concussion.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:14 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Seriously, Seth MacFarlane will never host the Oscars again

“No way. Lotta fun to have done it, though,” MacFarlane tweeted, though he had already said he wouldn’t host twice.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 02/26/2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast includes Wynonna Judd, Andy Dick, D.L. Hughley, Kellie Pickler

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman is also on the list, along with Dorothy Hamill, for the season starting March 18.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:14 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 02/25/2013

TV critics may have hated the Oscars, but 40 million viewers tuned in

It’s the most watched entertainment program on TV in nearly three years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:23 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 02/25/2013

‘Dancing With the Stars’ announces new lineup on Tuesday, but leaks one name early — Jacoby Jones

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones will be part of the cast.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:31 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Oscars TV: Where to watch the show, the pre-shows, the fashion

Plus, a look at some of programming this wekeend to get you in the mood for the Academy Awards.

By Emily Yahr  |  06:17 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 02/21/2013

FX picks up ‘The Americans’ for second season

The order for 13 more episodes comes four weeks into Season 1.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:04 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013

NBC News re-ups David Gregory as ‘Meet the Press’ anchor

Gregory’s been the show’s host for the past four years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:00 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013

‘Law & Order: SVU’ rips from the headlines again with a Chris Brown-Rihanna episode

It will feature a story-line about a rising, young music star who is physically beaten by her high-profile music-star boyfriend.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:42 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Soledad O’Brien to leave CNN morning show to produce specials for the network

Jeff Zucker has a better idea for a morning show, involving Chris Cuomo and Erin Burnett.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Will Arnett cast in CBS pilot, may spell the end for ‘Up All Night’

Arnett is still contractually bound to “Up All Night” — CBS only gets him of “Up” is canceled.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Jimmy Kimmel announces plans for sequel to ‘Movie: The Movie,’ post-Oscars [UPDATED with video]

Last year’s “movie” has garnered nearly 20 million views on YouTube.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Love, Etc.

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Ken Burns wins legal battle with NYC over ‘Central Park Five’ documentary footage

A judge ruled that Burns does not have to turn over outtakes to the city, even though it was subpoenaed.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:59 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Tyler Perry’s comedy ‘For Better or Worse’ moves from TBS to OWN

OWN also has snagged the first two seasons — 45 episodes — of the show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Conan O’Brien back to host White House Correspondents Dinner

TBS late night funny man Conan O’Brien returning to host annual Washington bash.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conan o'brien, white house correspondents association, white house correspondents dinner, white house correspondents association dinner, jimmy kimmel, jimmy kimmel live, nightline, tonight show

Posted at 08:05 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Beyonce documentary gets big ratings for HBO; ‘Downton Abbey' finale scores 8 million

That’s the biggest audience for an HBO docu in a decade.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:05 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 02/19/2013

David Axelrod joins NBC News stable

Former White House senior advisor David Axelrod to appear on NBC News and MSNBC.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:33 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david axelrod, nbc, msnbc

Posted at 06:58 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Maggie Smith tells CBS News she’s never watched an episode of ‘Downton Abbey’

CBS is trying to cash in on the ‘Downton’ craze for February sweeps.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:58 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 02/14/2013

ABC moves ‘Happy Endings’ to Friday night, schedules ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ for Tuesdays

No, this is not good news for ‘Happy Endings’ fans.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:46 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 02/14/2013

E! cancels Whitney Cummings talk show

Ratings were low for ‘Love You, Mean It.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Stage play based on ‘I Love Lucy’ heading to Washington

Stage play based on ‘I Love Lucy’ heading to Washington.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:34 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  i love lucy, warner theater, lucille ball, cbs

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013

About 33.5 million people watch State of the Union Address

It was the smallest SOTU audience of at least the past three administrations.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:21 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Jeff Probst’s talk show torch is snuffed

‘Survivor’ host’s daytime talk show will end after one season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:11 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jeff probst, cbs

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Dylan McDermott at center of White House conspiracy in new CBS drama pilot

Toni Collette operates on POTUS in CBS Washington-set drama pilot.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, jerry bruckheimer, dylan mcdermott, toni collette

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 02/12/2013

CNN names Jake Tapper’s new show ‘The Lead’

It will be telecast weekdays at 4 p.m., cutting into Wolf Blitzer’s “The Situation Room” by one hour.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:57 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Slate of serial killer dramas continues as FX picks up ‘The Bridge’

Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir star in this show about a killer working on both sides of the U.S./Mexican border.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Jenni Rivera reality series will continue in April with last footage of the singer

New episodes will air Rivera in weeks before she died, and updates from her family now.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:34 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Now that ‘Liz & Dick’ is done, BBC orders ‘Burton and Taylor’

The Brits will attempt another bioflick about the famed actors.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:28 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Meet Seth MacFarlane, Oscars host [VIDEO]

MacFarlane has filmed a few “get to know you” videos for the ABC telecast.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:59 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 02/11/2013

ABC and Univision announce details for new network targeting ‘English-speaking Latinos’

Fusion network to target ‘English-speaking Latinos’ and will launch in second half of 2013.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:13 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc, univision, fusion network

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Amanda Knox picks ABC for first TV interview

Diane Sawywer’s Amanda Knox chat airs in April when Knox’s book drops.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:19 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amanda knox, abc, diane sawyer, lifetime network, bob barnett

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 02/11/2013

CW orders more ‘Arrow,’ ‘Vampire,’ ‘Supernatural’

CW gives early pickups to three dramas for next season.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:59 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cw, arrow, vampire diaries, supernatural, mark pedowitz

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/11/2013

AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ hits new ratings high

Zombie drama snags record ratings opposite Grammy Awards.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amc, the walking dead, grammy awards, cbs

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Leaked dress-code memo is ratings gold at Grammys

Sunday’s Grammy Awards scores its second biggest audience since 1993.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammy awards, grammys, whitney houston, fun., gotye, cbs, tina fey, amy poehler

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 02/08/2013

NBC cancels ‘Do No Harm’ while Applegate cancels her NBC ‘Up All Night’ gig

NBC killed dying doc drama; Applegate said so-long to dying NBC sitcom.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christina applegate, lorne michaels, nbc, will arnett, maya rudolph, lisa kudrow

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 02/08/2013

CBS Grammy Awards dress code won’t wreck your Grammy-viewing fun

Don’t worry, these rules won’t wreck your Grammy-viewing fun on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:03 AM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  grammys, grammy awards, cbs

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Mike Tyson guest gig on ‘Law & Order: SVU’ backfires, ratings-wise

Mike Tyson guest gig on ‘Law & Order: SVU” brings show’s smallest crowd on record.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Robin Roberts will return to ‘Good Morning America’ on Feb. 20 [VIDEO]

Roberts has been on medical leave since the beginning of September.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 02/06/2013

MTV orders second season of ‘Jersey Shore’ replacement ‘Buckwild’

MTV’s controversial ‘Jersey Shore’ replacement winds up first season Thursday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:07 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mtv, jersey shore, buckwild, sen. joe manchin

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Barbara Walters phones it in on ‘The View’

Babs ticks off her woes since going MIA on show: temperature, chicken pox, fainting, concussion, stitches.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:11 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barbara walters, the view, kris jenner, lindsay lohan

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Stephen Colbert congratulates CBS on reality-TV trend: despertainment

CBS’s ‘The Job’ debuts Friday, from Mark Burnett and Michael Davies.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, mark burnett, michael davies, stephen colbert, colbert nation, the colbert report

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Did you see that new show, ‘Super Bowl XLVII Delay’? It got big ratings.

Nielsen Media broke out Sunday’s 34-minute game shutdown as a separate show — it’s now the fourth most watched broadcast in history.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Arlington County

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Nielsen scrubs blackout, but Super Bowl ratings still drop

About 108.4 million people watched the game, making it the third most-watched broadcast in TV history.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Super Bowl XLVII, super bowl, cbs, baltimore ravens

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/01/2013

CBS renews ‘NCIS’ for 11th season

‘NCIS’ gets 11th season order from CBS; it’s the country’s No. 1 TV show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Steve Capus out as head of NBC News

His memo to staff says he will be leaving the network in the coming weeks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:46 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Super Bowl commercial prices spike as execs weigh if it’s better to release ads early online

CBS is charging $3.8 million to $4 million for a 30-second commercial during Sunday’s Ravens vs. 49ers game.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:46 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 02/01/2013

‘House of Cards,’ set in DC and filmed in Baltimore, premieres Friday on Netflix

Will people flock to a show in which all 13 episodes are instantly available?

By Emily Yahr  |  11:05 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 02/01/2013

Nancy Pelosi makes ‘30 Rock’ debut [VIDEO] [Updated]

Nancy Pelosi makes her first, and last appearance on NBC’s ‘30 Rock’.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  09:22 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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