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The TV Column: April, 2013

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013

CBS renews ‘Two and Half Men’; Angus T. Jones won’t be a regular

Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer to return for 11th season of CBS’s ‘Men’

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:49 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cbs, chuck lorre, two and a half men, angus t jones, ashton kutcher, jon cryer

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013

CW orders ‘Vampire Diaries’ spin-off, renews ‘Hart of Dixie’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The ‘Vampire’ backdoor pilot aired Thursday night.

By Emily Yahr  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013

NBC renews ‘Parenthood,’ ‘Revolution,’ ‘Grimm,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ ‘Law & Order: SVU’

The five dramas will have 22-episode orders for next season.

By Emily Yahr  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/25/2013

‘Duck Dynasty’ third season finale shatters A&E ratings record

Nearly 10 million people tuned in to see the Robertsons go to Hawaii.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Amid low ratings, word gets out that ‘Idol’ mulled replacing Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez

It appears the swap will not happen this year, though you should expect to see Lopez guest.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:16 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Was Khloe Kardashian just too busy to host ‘X Factor’? That’s what her mom says

After exiting, Britney Spears and LA Reid also released statements that their schedules were just TOO full to participate on the show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:10 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/24/2013

TV captioning service apologizes for mistakenly naming Zooey Deschanel as Boston bombing suspect

Viewers watching Friday’s TV on a Fox station in Dallas, saw the printed words: “Marathon Bomber. He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

‘Smash’ will air two-hour finale over Memorial Day weekend

NBC’s botched let’s-make-a-musical drama will wrap up Sunday, May 26.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 04/24/2013

NBC orders ‘The Million Second Quiz,’ a live competition series

For 24-hours a day, contestants from all across the country will be able to engage in the game and win the chance to appear on the show in primetime.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:52 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Fox News Channel tops cable network ratings during week of Boston bombings and Texas explosion

For the first time in nearly a decade, FNC topped the weekly cable network ratings for a non-election week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:50 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Ryan Lochte reality show flops in the ratings

The E! series scored a weak 807,000 viewers on Sunday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Reese Witherspoon cancels on ‘Late Night,’ ‘Good Morning America’

The Actress Formerly Known as America’s Perky Sweetheart got a quick image overhaul last Friday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 04/22/2013

‘Futurama’ canceled, again

The animated show was first canceled by Fox in 2003.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:15 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Khloe Kardashian out at ‘X Factor,’ Mario Lopez stays on as solo host

Mario Lopez stays on as solo host for Season 3 of the reality show, Fox announced Monday.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Boston bombing and manhunt hold TV viewers attention all week

NBC News attracts largest TV audience day of marathon bombing.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  07:08 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abc, cbs, nbc, fox news channel, fnc, cnn, msnbc, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 04/19/2013

E! to livestream White House Correspondents’ Dinner red carpet for first time

E! to livestream Washington’s Hollywood Petting Zoo arrivals

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:43 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conan o'brien, white hose correspondents dinner, e! entertainment

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/19/2013

NBC ‘Hannibal’ joins shows yanking episodes after Boston bombing

NBC pulls ‘Hannibal’ episode in which children murder other children.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, hannibal, fox, family guy, peter griffin, abc castle, boston marathon, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 04/18/2013

One year ago, ‘GMA’ overtook ‘Today’: Here’s where the ratings stand now

“GMA” is up, year to year, by six percent among all viewers, and by 4 percent among 25-to-54 year olds.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:06 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 04/18/2013

George Lopez returns to TV with a new sitcom on FX

It’s Lopez’s first sitcom starring role since his ABC series “George Lopez.”

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:57 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/17/2013

‘Breaking Bad’ final episodes kick off Aug. 11, followed by ‘Talking Bad’ after-show

The drama will wrap up for good after eight episodes this summer.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Starz renews ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ for second season after big ratings for the first episode

Well, big ratings for Starz standards.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:40 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert address Boston bombings

Comedy Central late-night hosts got extra day to mull how to address bombings on a comedy show.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  comedy central, jon stewart, stephen colbert, the daily show, the colbert report, boston marathon, boston marathon bombing

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Late night comics grapple with Boston Marathon bombing [VIDEO]

Self-deprecating joke seems to have become the playbook segue.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:09 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Faith Hill steps down as Sunday Night Football opening act

The country singer has performed the theme song for six years.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:07 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013

MTV insists Aubrey Plaza crashing Will Ferrell’s speech at MTV Movie Awards was not planned

In fairness, Plaza appeared to be offering Ferrell a drink, presumably alcoholic, in exchange for the trophy.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Anthony Bourdain show lifts ratings on CNN

CNN may have figured its way out of its ratings problem — d

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 04/15/2013

NBC looking into kids-only version of ‘The Voice’

Will it follow in the footsteps of ‘Idol’s’ ‘American Juniors’?

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:34 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013

‘Glee’ tackles gun control with school shooting episode

Why, exactly, did the show feel the need to tackle such a hot-button and devastating issue?

By Emily Yahr  |  10:15 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Matt Lauer attempts a new phase of ratings recovery — comedy

“I have a lower Q rating than polio right now,” Lauer joked this week.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:17 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The subject of Ryan Murphy’s next TV show? Human sexuality

“This is really an adult show that is very frank in its depiction of sex,” Murphy told Web site Deadline.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:11 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013

NBC renews Carson Daly’s ‘Last Call’ for 13th season

NBC announces ‘Last Call’ renewal; no word on Fallon’s timeslot plans.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:41 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  nbc, last call with carson daly, carson daly, jimmy fallon, tonight show, alec baldwin, 30 rock

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 04/10/2013

‘American Idol’ to lure viewers with behind-the-scenes footage — during commercial breaks

The network insisted it was a television first for entertainment programming.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  05:45 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/10/2013

CW cancels ‘Cult’

CW kills show-within-a-show about TV host/cult leader.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cw

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013

MTV cancels ‘Buckwild’ after death of Shain Gandee

 “After careful consideration, MTV will not be moving forward with season two of ‘Buckwild’ in West Virginia,”  the network said.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Lindsay Lohan sticks to plan, shows up for interview with Letterman [VIDEO]

“Aren’t you supposed to me in rehab now?” Letterman asked.

By Emily Yahr  |  07:03 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Comedy Central boasts about ‘Daily Show,’ ‘Colbert Report’ ratings in 18-to-49-year-old category

NBC notes Comedy Central is getting these results by excluding all repeat episodes which is a made-up way of gauging late-night ratings.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:38 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Discovery networks announce new shows at upfront, from ‘Alaskan Women Looking for Love’ to ‘Naked Castaway’

Themes emerged, from shows about oil to shows about Florida.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:28 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Netflix sets ‘Arrested Development’ premiere date for May 26

All 15 episodes will be available for streaming.

By Emily Yahr  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon talk ‘Tonight Show’ news [VIDEO]

In fact, most of the late-night hosts had something to say.

By Emily Yahr  |  10:26 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 04/03/2013

David Letterman weighs in on Leno, Fallon ‘Tonight Show’ switch [VIDEO]

“I got a call from my mom today, she says, ‘Well, David, I see you didn’t get the ‘Tonight Show’ again,’” the late-night host says.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:45 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 04/03/2013

It’s official: Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’

Leno will step down in Spring 2014.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:41 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/03/2013

‘America’s Got Talent’ moving once again, this time to Radio City Music Hall

Apparently Howard Stern didn’t like the commute from Manhattan to Newark.

By Emily Yahr  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/02/2013

CNN announces, launches new roundtable show the same day

Here’s the gimmick: the show is guaranteed just one week on CNN’s lineup.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Smithsonian Channel snags rights to Richard III exhumation docu

Smithsonian Channel snags rights to Richard III exhumation docu.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  smithsonian channel, smithsonian institution, king richard III

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Leno, Fallon tackle ‘Tonight Show’ rumors by teaming up for duet [VIDEO]

The late-night hosts performed a tune to a ‘West Side Story’ classic.

By Emily Yahr  |  09:53 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 04/01/2013

MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ star Shain Gandee, 21, found dead after being reported missing

A West Virginia county commissioner says the 21-year-old reality show cast member was found in a vehicle with his uncle and a third, unidentified man.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  06:37 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/01/2013

‘The Walking Dead’ season finale clocks record 12.4 million viewers

AMC’s zombie drama ‘The Walking Dead’ beats all broadcasters Sunday night.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amc, the walking dead, the talking dead, hbo, game of thrones

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Nat Geo jumps on Lance Armstrong scandal cycle

NatGeo jumps on Lance Armstrong news cycle.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  03:00 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lance armstrong, national geographic, oprah winfrey, own network

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/01/2013

Lohan continues to keep Babs Walters waiting; this time she’s picked Dave Letterman

Lohan continues to snub Barbara Walters, this time for Letterman.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lindsay lohan, david letterman, charlie sheen, elizabeth taylor, barbara walters, cbs, lifetime, fx

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

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ clocks record debut crowd

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ snags record third season debut crowd

By Lisa de Moraes  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hbo, game of thrones

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/01/2013

TBS extends Conan deal through ‘15

Conan O’Brien to stay at TBS through ‘15.

By Lisa de Moraes  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tbs, conan o'brien, nbc, tonight show, jay leno, jimmy fallon

 

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