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The TV Column: March, 2013

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Barbara Walters to announce she’s retiring — next year

ABC had no comment on the news, but a source familiar with the conversation says Babs will make the announcement herself.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Big news from ‘X Factor’: A judge (Demi Lovato) is actually returning

These days, that’s news.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:10 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 03/28/2013

CNN announces new morning show; Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan to co-host

The Jeff Zucker overhaul of the network continues, as ‘Starting Point’ will be replaced.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:55 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 03/27/2013

CBS renews almost everything on its schedule — what didn’t get a pick-up?

Shows like ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘The Mentalist’ and ‘2 Broke Girls’ will return; ‘Vegas,’ ‘CSI: NY’ may not be so lucky.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:09 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Fox developing ‘The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ series

“The Run of His Life” will ‘take viewers behind the scenes of ‘The Trial of The Century’, driven by the nonstop plot of a courtroom thriller,” Fox said.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NBC reportedly moving ‘Tonight Show’ to New York when Jimmy Fallon takes over

NBC working on another plan to remove Leno from “Tonight.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/20/2013

CBS renews ‘CSI,’ signs Ted Danson to new contract

The mothership show is going into its 14th season, unlike its spin-offs.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Cedric the Entertainer replaces Meredith Vieira on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

CtE may not seem the most likely replacement for Vieira, who has hosted the daytime show since 2002.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Jake Tapper’s CNN show debuts to unimpressive ratings

“The Lead” got beat by timeslot competitors on  FNC, MSNBC, and HLN.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:05 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Producers say ‘utter nonsense’ when viewers think Satan actor in ‘The Bible’ looks like Obama

History channel spent Monday defending the makeup job done on Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazanni.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:12 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013

‘Veronica Mars’ movie campaign reaches $3 million as Kickstarter donations continue

“$3M! I love you all,” creator Rob Thomas tweeted.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:06 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Ang Lee to direct FX pilot from ‘Homeland’ creator

Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee will make his TV directorial debut on the pilot for drama series “Tyrant.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:58 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Ed Schultz out, Chris Hayes in, for MSNBC primetime

Schultz-hosted “The Ed Show” will be moved from its 8 p.m. weekday berth to weekend evenings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:54 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Mark Burnett dismisses TV critics while discussing ‘The Bible’ miniseries

“If the TV critics were so good, they’ve be making TV themselves, wouldn’t they?” Burnett said in an interview.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:50 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 PM ET, 03/13/2013

NBC moves ‘Smash’ to Saturday; dating show to Tuesday to bolster sagging ratings

NBC loads up on reality TV to bolster sagging ratings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  08:02 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, robert greenblatt, smash, marilyn monroe, ryan murphy, eva longoria, the new normal

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 03/13/2013

‘Veronica Mars’ fans set new Kickstarter record, raise more than $2 million for sequel flick [UPDATED]

Warner Bros. greenlights movie sequel of short-lived sleuth series

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Benedict Cumberbatch reveals there will be a fourth season of ‘Sherlock’

“I could get into trouble for saying that,” the actor said in an interview.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/12/2013

‘The Bachelor’ Sean Lowe is late addition to ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ looks to extend stay on ABC

Lowe is extending his stay on ABC’s reality show empire a little longer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein reunite for ‘All the President’s Men Revisited’ documentary and screening

Discovery and the White House Correspondents Association will co-sponsor an invitation-only premiere screening at the Newseum in April.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:01 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 03/11/2013

NBC orders home-makeover competition series hosted by Nate Berkus

The network hopes this show will fill the void left by ABC’s hit ‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:52 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Barbara Walters says Elisabeth Hasselbeck is not leaving ‘The View’

“We have no plans for Elisabeth to leave the show,” Walters said Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:25 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:17 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Matt Lauer reiterates that it’s definitely not his fault Ann Curry was ousted from ‘Today’

Lauer gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz, claiming he was against the plan for Curry’s departure from the beginning.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:17 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Justin Timberlake begins takeover of NBC this week with ‘Saturday Night Live’

The singer will also appear every night, Monday through Friday, on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Joy Behar to exit ‘The View’

The comic has been with the show nearly 17 years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/07/2013

CBS ships ‘Vegas’ to Friday nights, keeps ‘Golden Boy’ on Tuesdays

‘Vegas’ will start its Friday night run on April 5.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 03/07/2013

ABC’s Shushannah Walshe moves to news division’s Washington bureau

The digital political journalist will continue to cover politics for broadcast and ABCNews.com.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:33 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 03/06/2013

TLC announces current season of ‘What Not to Wear’ will be its last

The long-running makeover series will wrap up in July.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 03/06/2013

After pulling it off the schedule post-Newtown, CMT sets ‘Guntucky’ premiere date

“Guntucky” originally was set to premiere Jan. 26 — now it will debut in April.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:21 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Jake Tapper’s new CNN show starts March 18

Jake Tapper’s ‘The Lead’ to air at 4 p.m.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jake tapper, cnn, abc, abc news, jeff zucker

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/06/2013

‘Sesame Street’ hits 1 billion views on YouTube channel

‘Sesame Street’ first nonprofit, first U.S. children’s media outlet to reach 1 billion YouTube channel views.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sesame street, pbs, youtube

Posted at 06:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Jon Stewart to take two-month hiatus from ‘Daily Show,’ and John Oliver will fill in

Correspondent John Oliver will fill in for eight weeks.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

New Fox Sports 1 network reveals details about Regis Philbin talk show

Philbin’s show will be called “Rush Hour.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 03/05/2013

History channel apologizes after boasting about ‘Vikings’ ratings

The network bragged that 18 million people tuned in — but that number is technically an inflated figure.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:35 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Jeff Foxworthy to host ‘American Baking Competition’ on CBS this summer

Debuting May 29, “The American Baking Competition” is based on the successful British series, “The Great British Bake Off.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:14 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013

History gets huge ratings with ‘The Bible’

Just over 13 million people tuned in to Sunday’s premiere.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Regis Philbin announces new show as Barbara Walters returns to ‘The View’

Rege is going to host a show on the new Fox sports channel.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:33 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:26 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Heidi Klum added to ‘America’s Got Talent’ judging panel

Klum will be joining Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B, who replaces Sharon Osbourne.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:26 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Fox gives early renewals to ‘The Following,’ ‘New Girl,’ ‘Mindy Project,’ ‘Raising Hope’

The news makes sense for every show, except the low-rated ‘Mindy Project.’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:21 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Gallaudet University uses all-sign language episode of ‘Switched at Birth’ to air new commercial

The episode airs around the 25th anniversary of the Deaf President Now movement at Gallaudet in 1988.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:58 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/01/2013

CW revives ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ this summer

Long-running ABC improv comedy show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ revived by CW this summer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cw, abc, drew carey, whose line is it anyway?

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013

After Jimmy Kimmel/Morrissey fight, ‘Duck Dynasty’ lands biggest numbers in A&E history

Nearly 9 million people watched Wednesday night’s third-season debut of the reality show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:10 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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