ABC puts unaired episodes of ‘Don’t Trust the B----’ online and on mobile devices
Those of you seeking “Don’t Trust the B---- in Apartment 23” closure, ABC said Friday the unaired episodes are now available online and on select mobile devices.
Those episodes, in which Chloe drugs June, calls off her friendship with James, and goes to AA, are now available in their entirety on WATCH ABC on ABC.com, the WATCH ABC Player for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Kindle Fire, Hulu and iTunes.
The episodes will be live through June 2, 2013.
Otherwise, here’s what you’re missing, says ABC:Continue reading this post »
‘American Idol’ finale fumbles third of last year’s crowd
Bye-bye “American Idol” judges: Thursday night’s finale clocked an average of 14.3 million viewers — an all-time low for the Fox franchise.
Last year’s finale copped 34 percent more viewers — 21.5 million — and last year’s results were nothing to rave about, compared to seasons past.
Despite all the format tweaks, and a virtually all-new judge panel that came ready-made with diva drama — Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson — “Idol’s” finale took a 44 percent nosedive among 18-to-49 year old viewers, and that age bracket counts because it’s the currency of Fox ad sales.
Controlling the damage, Fox notes this year’s “Idol” finale aired a full week later than last season, and on a Wednesday, and against less finale competition than usual. And, whose fault is that?
Fox notes that, despite the crash, it still won the night.Continue reading this post »
A look at CW’s new series: ‘The Originals,’ ‘Reign,’ ‘Tomorrow People,’ ‘The 100,’ ‘Star-Crossed’ [VIDEO]
CW announced five new dramas at its upfront presentation, three to air this fall, and two to air midseason. Here’s a look at the first clips:
“The Originals” (Tuesdays at 8): Spin-off of “The Vampire Diaries,” centered on Klaus (Joseph Morgan) living in New Orleans.Continue reading this post »
CW’s new schedule: ‘Vampire Diaries’ spin-off to Tuesdays, network’s first crunchy gravel drama
CW will use its biggest hit, “The Vampire Diaries” to launch its first crunchy-gravel drama on Thursday nights in the fall, while its most successful freshman drama, “Arrow” will be used Wednesdays to launch a new series about teens with supernatural powers.
That means “The Vampire Diaries” spinoff, “The Originals” will not be paired with the mother ship, as you might expect. It will instead kick off CW’s Tuesday night, paired with those still-kicking demon-hunting brothers of “Supernatural.”
When “The Vampire Diaries” — the No. 1 ranked social scripted show on broadcast TV — launched four year ago, it too was paired with “Supernatural,” CW president Mark Pedowitz reminded advertisers at CW’s new-season presentation, rounding out the Broadcast Upfront Week presentations on Thursday.Continue reading this post »
USA Network gets in scripted comedy game, orders two original series
USA Network has ordered the first scripted comedies in its history, executives announced Thursday before the channel’s annual upfront presentation to advertisers in New York.
Known for its dramas, mostly ones that all vaguely look and sound the same — “Burn Notice,” “White Collar,” “Covert Affairs,” etc. — the network will debut two comedy series in the first quarter of 2014. That’s right after USA starts airing syndicated reruns of ABC’s “Modern Family” (premiering Sept. 24), which the network will use to launch the new comedy prospects, “Sirens” and “Playing House.”
Based on a UK format, “Sirens,” executive produced by Denis Leary, is about three EMTs in Chicago who are described as “silly, self-righteous and even self-destructive” — but hey, when it comes time to saving someone in an ambulance, they pull it together.Continue reading this post »